History Characters / HomestuckCherubs

29th Jul '16 4:55:45 AM BlackMage
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* CovertPervert: In [=A6A6I4=], when a doomed Jade talks to Calliope about Typhaeus and describes him as a large green snake, she immediately associates him with the mating form of a cherub, and begins to snicker as Jade describes Typhaeus as 'awake and ready for [John]'. Though admittedly, a "large snake" being "awake and ready" for someone would probably sound kind of dirty to a human too.

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* CovertPervert: CovertPervert:
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In [=A6A6I4=], when a doomed Jade talks to Calliope about Typhaeus and describes him as a large green snake, she immediately associates him with the mating form of a cherub, and begins to snicker as Jade describes Typhaeus as 'awake and ready for [John]'. Though admittedly, a "large snake" being "awake and ready" for someone would probably sound kind of dirty to a human too.too.
** Take a look at her symbol (a caduceus). The cherubim species mating form is snake-like. A caduceus has two snakes wrapped around it. Her symbol is the mating form of two cherubs.
21st Jul '16 3:04:07 PM Sturmtrommel
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's incredibly misogynistic, referring to female characters as "bitches" and speaking of them in a very demeaning way.
13th Jul '16 7:11:28 PM DustSnitch
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* FriendlessBackground: Alpha!Calliope theorizes that this one never contacted the humans.



* SymbolicBlood: She types with the color of her brother's blood.



* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Pentagonist]]/[[VillainProtagonist Villain Pentagonist]]: As the sole player of the fifth session in the narrative, Caliborn takes his place as the Pentagonist of the story, despite growing up to be the story's main villain.
** This becomes much more prominent in Act 6 Act 6, where Caliborn actively takes over the narrative for five self-indulgent interludes where he portrays the story to match his own hideous taste.

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* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Pentagonist]]/[[VillainProtagonist Villain Pentagonist]]: {{Deuteragonist}}: As the sole player of the fifth session in the narrative, Caliborn takes his place as the Pentagonist of the story, despite growing up to be the story's main villain.
** This becomes much more prominent in Act 6 Act 6, where Caliborn actively takes over the narrative for five self-indulgent interludes where he portrays the story to match his own hideous taste.
following John, Karkat, Roxy, and Meenah.


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* VillainProtagonist: Of Act 6 Act 6, where Caliborn actively takes over the narrative for five self-indulgent interludes where he portrays the story to match his own hideous taste.
5th Jul '16 12:29:31 PM Chytus
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* UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish: Both of them are a bit British in their mannerisms, or rather a little English.



* [[AuthorAvatar Artist Avatar]]: She has her own Trollsona called Callie Ohpeee.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]][=/=]OneOfUs: Just as how all the trolls represent common internet archetypes, Calliope represents the MSPA fanbase. She's read about all the kids, made fanart of Dirk (and Cal) as the Prince(s) of Heart, and written fanfiction that she's embarrassed to share.

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* [[AuthorAvatar Artist Avatar]]: She has AliensOfLondon: Her British accent is {{Lampshaded}} by Dirk and Calliope herself. Her quirk is learned behavior, which is why she wasn't quite sure about how she used the phrase "Bob's your uncle," not actually knowing what an uncle is.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: A few of
her own StockBritishPhrases are anachronistic sounding.
* AuthorAvatar: Her
Trollsona called Callie Ohpeee.
Ohpeee is a major character in her InUniverse fanfiction.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]][=/=]OneOfUs: AscendedFanboy: Just as how all the trolls represent common internet archetypes, Calliope represents the MSPA fanbase. She's read about all the kids, made fanart of Dirk (and Cal) as the Prince(s) of Heart, and written fanfiction that she's embarrassed to share.



* UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish: Most noticeable in her terms of affection and use of words like "coloUr".
** AntiquatedLinguistics: A few of her StockBritishPhrases are anachronistic sounding.
** AliensOfLondon: {{Lampshaded}} by Dirk and Calliope herself. Her quirk is learned behavior, which is why she wasn't quite sure about how she used the phrase "Bob's your uncle," not actually knowing what an uncle is.



* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She's one of the most helpful and polite characters in ''Homestuck''. She even tried to get along with her {{Jerkass}} brother, who unfortunately does not want to return her favors. Her kindness is even demonstrated when she contacts people: she's ''cheering'' them!

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* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: NiceGuy: She's one of the most helpful and polite characters in ''Homestuck''. She even tried to get along with her {{Jerkass}} brother, who unfortunately does not want to return her favors. Her kindness is even demonstrated when she contacts people: she's ''cheering'' them!



* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Fits pretty well, and gets easily flummoxed by Roxy. She's apparently spent some time researching the B2 Session and the legendary figures (i.e. the players) of it, and knows quite a bit about Sburb titles.

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* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: TheSmartGuy: Fits pretty well, and gets easily flummoxed by Roxy. She's apparently spent some time researching the B2 Session and the legendary figures (i.e. the players) of it, and knows quite a bit about Sburb titles.



* AlienArtsAreAppreciated[=/=]IntriguedByHumanity: He asks Dirk to draw romantic pictures of Dirk and his friends. When he starts drawing on his own he draws mostly human characters, and includes things like "alpha males" being kissed by the ladies, or even YaoiGuys. This is not because he ''likes'' humans in any way. Rather he seems to get off on humans and [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove their concept of romance]], like it's a sick deviant fetish. Which it probably is, [[BizarreAlienBiology by the standards of his race]].



* AluminumChristmasTrees[=/=]{{Defictionalization}}[=/=]TheRedStapler: Caliborn's Website/DeviantArt account [[http://i-am-your-lord.deviantart.com/ is real]], and it existed three weeks before the update.
** Hussie considered making "Cal Coins" real but then he actually learned about UsefulNotes/{{Bitcoin}}s and changed his mind, although he's open to someone making them on their own.



* AscendedFanboy[=/=]OneOfUs: Inverted. He represents anti-fans of ''Homestuck'', particularly people who complain about being constantly told by fans to read the comic but don't find it enjoyable. For example, his vehement dislike of the colored pesterlogs refers to a common criticism about the comic. Due to the rest of his personality, he may serve as a TakeThatCritics.

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* AscendedFanboy[=/=]OneOfUs: AscendedFanboy: Inverted. He represents anti-fans of ''Homestuck'', particularly people who complain about being constantly told by fans to read the comic but don't find it enjoyable. For example, his vehement dislike of the colored pesterlogs refers to a common criticism about the comic. Due to the rest of his personality, he may serve as a TakeThatCritics.



* CassandraTruth[=/=]JerkassHasAPoint: He's completely correct about Lil' Cal being a bad omen. On the other hand, even if Dirk took his advice and destroyed Cal [[YouCantFightFate it's unlikely that it]] [[StableTimeLoop would actually prevent anything]]. Then he learns that ''he'' would be the one who makes Lil' Cal a portent of ruin.

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* CassandraTruth[=/=]JerkassHasAPoint: CassandraTruth: He's completely correct about Lil' Cal being a bad omen. On the other hand, even if Dirk took his advice and destroyed Cal [[YouCantFightFate it's unlikely that it]] [[StableTimeLoop would actually prevent anything]]. Then he learns that ''he'' would be the one who makes Lil' Cal a portent of ruin.



* [[FateWorseThanDeath Fate Worse than Being Repeatedly Shot in the Torso]]: He thinks that having to listen to "[[LeftTheBackGroundMusicOn Elevatorstuck]]" is this.

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* [[FateWorseThanDeath Fate Worse than Being Repeatedly Shot in the Torso]]: FateWorseThanDeath: He thinks that having to listen to "[[LeftTheBackGroundMusicOn Elevatorstuck]]" is this.



* {{Foreshadowing}} / {{Spoiler}}: In the updates on April 12 and 13, 2015 he reveals the big fight between him and the eight kids: The Beta Kids get sucked into his juju, a glowing Homestuck logo, which will become the trapped kids weapon. Caliborn then delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the Alpha Kids (equally, because he's not just a misogynist he's a "pro-sogynist"); watching Dirk getting beaten causes Jake to have a "hope-splosion". Also, at some point Gamzee gets sliced in half vertically.

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* {{Foreshadowing}} / {{Spoiler}}: {{Foreshadowing}}: In the updates on April 12 and 13, 2015 he reveals the big fight between him and the eight kids: The Beta Kids get sucked into his juju, a glowing Homestuck logo, which will become the trapped kids weapon. Caliborn then delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the Alpha Kids (equally, because he's not just a misogynist he's a "pro-sogynist"); watching Dirk getting beaten causes Jake to have a "hope-splosion". Also, at some point Gamzee gets sliced in half vertically.



* IntriguedByHumanity: He asks Dirk to draw romantic pictures of Dirk and his friends. When he starts drawing on his own he draws mostly human characters, and includes things like "alpha males" being kissed by the ladies, or even YaoiGuys. This is not because he ''likes'' humans in any way. Rather he seems to get off on humans and [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove their concept of romance]], like it's a sick deviant fetish. Which it probably is, [[BizarreAlienBiology by the standards of his race]].



* TooKinkyToTorture: Attributes his surviving torture while in Derse's prison to this and being MadeOfIron.
-->uu: I WAS ONLY ABLE TO SURVIVE THE BRUTALITY. DUE TO MY EXCEPTIONAL CONSTITUTION. AND EVEN TO SOME EXTENT. MY ABILITY TO ENJOY ANGUISH.
** Of course, he stated he was a special prisoner, which if Mr. Crocker's treatment is anything to go by, means the exact opposite of torture. Even if he was serious about how for him BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad, a five-star-hotel treatment where no harm is allowed to befall him isn't really something to brag about surviving.
** Personally, this troper assumed Caliborn was lying to Jane about her Dad's condition just to upset her. This Good is Bad and vice versa thing doesn't really show up anywhere else with him.



* [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove What Is This Thing You Call Hope?]][=/=][[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway What Kind Of Lame Power Is Hope Anyway?]]:

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* [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove What Is This Thing You Call Hope?]][=/=][[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway What Kind Of Lame Power Is Hope Anyway?]]:WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove
5th Jul '16 10:42:38 AM Yaridovich23
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** Personally, this troper assumed Caliborn was lying to Jane about her Dad's condition just to upset her. This Good is Bad and vice versa doesn't really show up anywhere else with him.

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** Personally, this troper assumed Caliborn was lying to Jane about her Dad's condition just to upset her. This Good is Bad and vice versa thing doesn't really show up anywhere else with him.
5th Jul '16 10:42:11 AM Yaridovich23
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** Personally, this troper assumed Caliborn was lying to Jane about her Dad's condition just to upset her. This Good is Bad and vice versa doesn't really show up anywhere else with him.
1st Jul '16 12:06:47 PM DustSnitch
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* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Pentagonist]]/[[VillainProtagonist Villain Pentagonist]]: As the sole player of the fifth session in the narrative, Caliborn takes his place as the Pentagonist of the story, despite growing up to be the story's main villain.
**This becomes much more prominent in Act 6 Act 6, where Caliborn actively takes over the narrative for five self-indulgent interludes where he portrays the story to match his own hideous taste.
25th Jun '16 8:56:40 PM PixelKnight
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* WeaponOfChoice: A [[SimpleStaff black cane]] that turns into an [[MoreDakka assault rifle]].

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* WeaponOfChoice: A [[SimpleStaff black cane]] pimp cane that turns into an [[MoreDakka assault rifle]].rifle.
5th Jun '16 3:39:48 AM DarkHunter
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* LastOfHisKind: Initially assumed, since they were the only living thing on their world aside from Gamzee. However, with some exposition on how cherub reproduction works, it turns out it's perfectly normal for a cherub child to be the only living thing on a given planet. Their species is space-borne, and tends toward extreme isolation.

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* LastOfHisKind: Initially assumed, since they were the only living thing on their world aside from Gamzee. However, with some exposition on how cherub reproduction works, it turns out it's perfectly normal for a cherub child to be the only living thing on a given planet. Their species is space-borne, and tends toward extreme isolation. While they are the only cherubim seen in the comic (flashbacks/exposition notwithstanding), it's made pretty clear there are plenty of others around. They just aren't relevant.
5th Jun '16 3:38:08 AM DarkHunter
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* LastOfHisKind: While Cherub reproduction is very unknown, they seem to be the last surviving Cherub on a barren planet.
** Averted, as it is only natural for a Cherub to be the only one of their species on any given planet.

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* LastOfHisKind: While Cherub Initially assumed, since they were the only living thing on their world aside from Gamzee. However, with some exposition on how cherub reproduction is very unknown, they seem to be the last surviving Cherub on a barren planet.
** Averted, as
works, it is only natural turns out it's perfectly normal for a Cherub cherub child to be the only one of their living thing on a given planet. Their species on any given planet.is space-borne, and tends toward extreme isolation.
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