History Characters / Flipside

8th Nov '17 9:45:58 AM reteov
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* ExoticEyeDesigns: Crest's eyes seem to acquire a strange banded look as the series progresses. Whether this is a specific plot point, or just ArtEvolution remains to be seen.
29th May '17 6:56:28 AM Harem-author
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* AndThenWhat: Presuming he's telling the truth about his intent to pay his debts to the people he experimented on, and turn himself in to the authorities, he's still leaving the world a considerably ''worse'' place than when he came into it. His "burning passion for the truth" has led him to build a very large and very well-funded organization of kidnappers, rapists, thieves, murderers, and various types of madmen, all of whom have committed atrocity either under his orders or for fun, if not both. None of them are going to be eager to hand over their ill-gotten gains, or let themselves be taken into custody. In fact, the organization has enough funds and personnel to be its own country, and when the Thin Man turns himself in, it could well start a war.


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* MoralSociopathy: His self-righteous nature goes beyond all reason. When it's pointed out to him that he's committed so many atrocities that nobody is going to care if he's a man that pays his debts, and turning himself in will only lead to his public execution, he admits that the population ''should'' and would hate him, but he pays it all no mind "because he's doing what he thinks is right."
25th May '17 4:13:52 AM Harem-author
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* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Taking full advantage of the LaserGuidedAmnesia to which he subjects his "candidates," he has fervently ''not'' paid any of them the money he promised for their "consent" to his organization's experiments. He has rationalized that "showing up after having been missing for days with bits of their memory missing" ''would be made worse'' if they showed up with bags of money too. Like a compulsive gambler with a massive debt, he "promises" that "once the truth gets out," he'll not only pay what he owes, but turn himself in. Maytag is right to believe that he's lying to himself.



* ConsummateLiar: For a man "with a burning passion for truth," he is very quick to lie to anyone and everyone, the moment it's convenient. In fact, his first words to Maytag were a bald faced lie. The reason he usually gets away with it is that he makes himself believe his lies are true.



* LaserGuidedKarma: After a long history of kidnapping people and conning them into letting themselves be experimented on, Maytag decides to have Eye help her give him a taste of his own medicine and kidnaps him.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: After a long history of kidnapping people and conning them into letting themselves be experimented on, Maytag decides to have Eye help her give him a taste of his own medicine medicine, by tying him up, robbing his organization blind, and kidnaps him.maybe kidnapping him. To further highlight how this is the right decision, she finds out that The Thin Man takes advantage of altering people's memories to specifically get out of paying them what he promised.
* LoopholeAbuse: He hasn't actually paid any of his "willing" test subjects because altering their memories to erase their knowledge of what they experienced in his organization's clutches effectively nulls his contractual obligations to them.
17th May '17 9:25:15 AM Harem-author
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* PrinciplesZealot: He thinks that his "burning passion for truth" not only makes him immune to deception, "you can't lie to one whose burning passion is the truth," but ''morally'' absolves him of his actions, and the consequences. Even in reality, history is littered with ''many'' people who had the same mindset, and have been tricked into commiting atrocity, because their deceivers [[BelievingTheirOwnLies only told them what they wanted to hear.]]
7th May '17 6:13:03 AM Harem-author
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* CursedWithAwesome: Eye is protected by a very powerful and near impenetrable FogOfDoom, and all her needs for food and shelter are met by Black Hole Cat. She even gets to watch the outside world through a magic mirror. The price? The same thing that protects her from harm, also cuts her off from people who want to be her friend.


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* GlassCannon: If anything, or anyone, manages to breach The Dark Storm, Eye is completely helpless as neither she nor Black Hole Cat have anything in the way of offensive or defensive abilities. Black Hole Cat can't even summon a shield of any kind.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Eye is desperately lonely, only being able to see the world through a magic mirror that Black Hole Cat summoned. When she meets Maytag, and is promised to visit the outside world in person, she's ecstatic.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Eye and she lives in the Eye of a magical storm.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: After a long history of kidnapping people and conning them into letting themselves be experimented on, Maytag decides to have Eye help her give him a taste of his own medicine and kidnaps him.
27th Apr '17 1:10:21 AM erana
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: She is ''always'' aware of her surroundings and adversaries, not only allowing her to exploit any weakness even if none seemed to exist, but also making her very difficult to deceive[[spoiler:, even out of a fight, much to Maytag's surprise]]. Her duel with Bloody Mary, seen from her internal monologue perspective, could put Sherlock to shame.
16th Mar '17 10:38:09 PM kome360
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[[folder: '''Spoiler''' [[spoiler:Eye and Black Hole Cat]]]]
The little girl living in the center of the Dark Cell and her jailor. She holds the secrets of the world... and is the central pivot of a literal zone of suffering. Because of the danger she presents to the world, she has been kept imprisoned, waiting for someone with the resolve or innovation to overcome the Dark Cell to free her and become her guardian. Thousands have tried, and of the hundreds that could overcome their primal fears and the dozens that could walk through a wall of fishhooks, none could continue the fight past soul-crushing despair.

Then Maytag stabbed out her eyes and forgot despair even existed.

* TheFaceless: The Black Hole Cat [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is a cat with a black hole for a face]].
* PowerIncontinence: The Dark Storm, a vortex of fear, pain, and despair, is directly linked to Eye. Wherever she goes, so does the Dark Storm. She has no control over it.
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5th Feb '17 3:07:01 PM Harem-author
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* EyeScream: Combined with DeliberateInjuryGambit. [[spoiler: She gouges out her own eyes to get past "phase three" of the Dark Cell.]]
4th Jan '17 4:31:38 PM Harem-author
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* TheAllegedBoss: His organization lets him ''think'' he's in charge. He's not. If any of his psycho supporters get it into their heads to "play" with the people he "recruits" (ie kidnaps and cons), they will, the moment he turns his back. He willingly turns a blind eye to it, as long as his "goals" are met.
3rd Dec '16 8:12:56 AM Harem-author
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* SunkCostFallacy: While he cliaims he doesn't need any more experiments, "now," he is insistent that he ''must'' complete his work, or else the people who've been killed either in his experiments, or as a result of what his experiments have done will have died in vain. Thus, if he can't get Maytag to fully cooperate in helping him open "Dark Cell," he may just have to start "experimenting" again. Maytag, being well aware of this, claims it's the only reason she's still in the Thin Man's [=HQ=].
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