History Characters / InFamous

26th Jan '16 11:18:42 PM 43110
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* Foil: To previous BigBad Kessler, as far as motivations and intentions go. Bertrand joined the First Sons for no other reason than to benefit himself, while Kessler's purpose was SavingTheWorld from the Beast. He tries to make Cole a hated villain of New Marais so he could fit the role of a hero while Kessler purposely filled the role of a villain to mold Cole into a hero. Lastly, he wants to eradicate all conduits while Kessler is responsible for making most of the conduits in the series.
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* Foil: {{Foil}}: To previous BigBad Kessler, as far as motivations and intentions go. Bertrand joined the First Sons for no other reason than to benefit himself, while Kessler's purpose was SavingTheWorld from the Beast. He tries to make Cole a hated villain of New Marais so he could fit the role of a hero while Kessler purposely filled the role of a villain to mold Cole into a hero. Lastly, he wants to eradicate all conduits while Kessler is responsible for making most of the conduits in the series.
24th Jan '16 12:19:40 AM AHI-3000
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* BoomerangBigot: He's a Conduit that hates other Conduits.
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* BoomerangBigot: He's a Conduit that who hates other Conduits.

* DeepSouth: He clearly exhibits many of the stereotypes found in men from the south; hetero-normative Christian crusader out to smite those who question his morality and values in the name of his Confederate fore-fathers.
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* DeepSouth: He clearly exhibits many of the stereotypes found in men from the south; of Southern men; he's a hetero-normative Christian crusader crusader, out to smite those who question his morality and values in the name of his Confederate fore-fathers.

* {{Hypocrite}}: He is literally and metaphorically the biggest monster in the series.
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* {{Hypocrite}}: He is literally (figuratively and metaphorically literally) the biggest monster in the series.

* {{Hypocrite}}: He RunningBothSides: As Bertrand, he is literally and metaphorically the biggest monster in leader of the series.Militia. As the Behemoth, he is the leader of the Corrupted. He sets up both groups to be opposed to each other.

* AllThereInTheManual: They're only called the Corrupted in the in-game subtitles; everyone just calls them "monsters."
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* AllThereInTheManual: They're only called the Corrupted in the in-game subtitles; everyone just calls them "monsters.""monsters".

* PainfulTransformation: As [[spoiler: Bertrand]] morphs one person into a Corrupted, he screams in pain as he slowly transforms, and when the transformation is complete, he collapses on the ground, breathing heavily.
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* PainfulTransformation: As [[spoiler: Bertrand]] [[spoiler:Bertrand]] morphs one person into a Corrupted, he screams in pain as he slowly transforms, and when the transformation is complete, he collapses on the ground, breathing heavily.
24th Jan '16 12:09:16 AM AHI-3000
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!!Joseph Bertrand III
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!!Joseph Bertrand IIIIII, AKA the Behemoth
24th Jan '16 12:06:17 AM AHI-3000
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!!The Beast
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!!The BeastBeast, AKA [[spoiler:John White]]
24th Jan '16 12:00:31 AM AHI-3000
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* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first game; in the second game, he seems more generally unconcerned with the consequences of his actions rather than actively malicious.
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* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first game; in the second game, he seems more generally unconcerned with the consequences of his actions actions, rather than actively malicious.
23rd Jan '16 11:57:51 PM AHI-3000
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* AntiHero: Sort of. While not a bad person like Evil Cole, even Good Cole has a fairly cynical personality, and he seems to enjoy combat.
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* AntiHero: Sort of.of, he's a ClassicalAntiHero. While not a bad person like Evil Cole, even Good Cole has a fairly cynical personality, and he seems to enjoy combat.

* AntiHero: [[NominalHero Type V]]. Is willing to do horrible things and endanger the lives of innocents, if it brings him closer to defeating his enemies.
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* AntiHero: [[NominalHero Type V]]. Is He's definitely a NominalHero. Evil Cole is willing to do horrible things and endanger the lives of innocents, if it brings him closer to defeating his enemies.

* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the second game. Even if he is a monster killing and maiming anyone who gets in way, his goal still is to defeat the world-destroying Beast.
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the second game. ''inFAMOUS 2''. Even if he is a monster killing and maiming anyone who gets in way, his goal is still is to defeat the world-destroying Beast.

%%* EliteMooks: The heavy infantry. * EmpoweredBadassNormal: They were already big-time soldiers before getting Ice powers. But as they weren't born with Conduit genes, their minds will degrade while their bodies undergo terrible mutations.
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%%* * EliteMooks: The heavy infantry. Heavy troops. * EmpoweredBadassNormal: Deconstructed. They were already big-time soldiers before getting Ice ice powers. But as they weren't born with Conduit genes, their minds will degrade degrade, while their bodies undergo terrible mutations.

%% * PrivateMilitaryContractors
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%% * PrivateMilitaryContractorsPrivateMilitaryContractors: They're stated to be mercenary soldiers from South Africa.

* TragicMonster: The Vermaak's powers were forced upon them by Bertrand and they're driven by a desperate need to fix their eroding sanity by using the Blast Cores.
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* TragicMonster: The Much like the Corrupted, the Vermaak's powers were forced upon them by Bertrand Bertrand, and they're driven by a desperate need to fix their eroding sanity by using the Blast Cores.
23rd Jan '16 11:38:01 PM AHI-3000
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* CombatParkour: He's very proficient at acrobatics, and he'll be [[RoofHopping leaping across the whole city]], kicking a lot of ass along the way.

* EatsBabies: Invoked. A couple of rebels will mention they heard rumors you're so evil that you literally eat babies.
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* EatsBabies: Invoked. A couple of rebels New Marais Rebels will mention they heard rumors you're so evil that you literally eat babies.

* IJustWantToBeNormal: Partially because of the bleakness of the ruined Empire City, partially because he's got all sorts of expectations heaped on him, and partially because even with superpowers, he's still "everyone's errand boy." However, while Cole hates the responsibility that comes with his abilities, he enjoys ''using'' his powers, and is often excited when he gets a new one.
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Partially because of the bleakness of the ruined Empire City, partially because he's got all sorts of expectations heaped on him, and partially because even with superpowers, he's still "everyone's errand boy." boy". However, while Cole hates the responsibility that comes with his abilities, he enjoys ''using'' his powers, and is often excited when he gets a new one.

* NotQuiteFlight: For all his power, Cole is one of the few Conduits that can't fly. A power up gives him static thrusters which allows him to glide and in inFamous 2, a good Karma power up boosts his jump.
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* NotQuiteFlight: For all his power, Cole is one of the few Conduits that can't fly. A power up gives him static thrusters which allows him to glide and in inFamous 2, ''inFamous 2'', a good Karma power up boosts his jump. jump. * OneManArmy: Cole zaps his way through hundreds of enemies in both games. ** [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven in the Evil ending of the second game, as he can now destroy whole armies ''with a single thought'' as the new Beast.]]

* AntiHero: Sort of. While not a bad person like Evil Cole, even Good Cole has a fairly cynical personality, and he seems to really enjoy combat.
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* AntiHero: Sort of. While not a bad person like Evil Cole, even Good Cole has a fairly cynical personality, and he seems to really enjoy combat.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though he's generally a friendly and laid back guy, if you harm innocents or the ones he loves, ''he will kill you if it's the last thing he does.''
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though he's generally a friendly and laid back guy, if you harm innocents or the ones he loves, ''he will kill you if it's the last thing he does.''does''.

* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself and thousands of other Conduits at the end of the second game to save millions of normal humans.]]
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices [[spoiler:At the end of the second game, Cole sacrifices himself and thousands of other Conduits at the end of the second game to save millions of normal humans.]]

* AntiHero: Type V. Is willing to do horrible things and endanger the lives of innocents if it brings him closer to defeating his enemies.
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* AntiHero: [[NominalHero Type V. V]]. Is willing to do horrible things and endanger the lives of innocents innocents, if it brings him closer to defeating his enemies.

-->[[spoiler:'''Cole''': The plague just sped up the inevitable: an evolutionary jump, humanity giving way to Conduits. I had been given powers to save the world from this change. But now I stand at its center. '''I have become the Beast.''']]
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-->[[spoiler:'''Cole''': -->[[spoiler:'''Cole:''' The plague Plague just sped up the inevitable: an evolutionary jump, humanity giving way to Conduits. I had been given powers to save the world from this change. But now I stand at its center. '''I have become the Beast.''']]''']] * TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:At the end of both the first and second games. Especially the latter, as you {{take over the world}} and start exterminating any humans who don't have superpowers.]]

* DarkMessiah: In the second game, Cole's going to save the world from the Beast whether they like it or not. [[spoiler:And in the end, he becomes the new Beast in order to save what he can of humanity from The Plague.]]
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* DarkMessiah: In the second game, Cole's going to save the world from the Beast whether they like it or not. [[spoiler:And in the end, he becomes the new Beast in order to save what he can of humanity fellow Conduits from The the Plague.]]]] * EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Cole's friends Zeke, Trish, Kuo, and Nix are about the only people he seems to give a single damn about. And maybe his family (he mentions his parents and a younger brother, but they're only mentioned and never seen).

* DarkMessiah: In the second game, Cole's going FromNobodyToNightmare / JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Starts out as an average joe bike messenger, only to save the world from the Beast whether they like it or not. [[spoiler:And in the end, he becomes the new Beast in order to save what he can of humanity from The Plague.]]slowly transform into a dangerous monster.

* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first game; in the second game, he seems generally unconcerned with the consequences of his actions rather than actively malicious. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Starts out an average joe bike messenger, only to slowly transform into a dangerous monster.
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* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first game; in the second game, he seems more generally unconcerned with the consequences of his actions rather than actively malicious. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Starts out an average joe bike messenger, only to slowly transform into a dangerous monster.malicious.

* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly LackOfEmpathy: He has this attitude towards most civilians. He'll harm them if they get in the first game; in the second game, he seems generally unconcerned with the consequences of his actions rather than actively malicious. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Starts out an average joe bike messenger, only to slowly transform into a dangerous monster.way, or if doing so will benefit himself.

* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Played with, as he's apathetic but not totally insane.
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Played with, as he's apathetic quite cold-blooded but not totally insane.

%% * BadassGrandpa
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%% * BadassGrandpaBadassGrandpa: He's almost as old as Kessler, but he has powerful telekinesis skills, and leads a major street gang.

* FutureMeScaresMe: He is [[spoiler:Cole from the future. In fact, Cole hates him so vehemently, even after learning of his tragic past, that he only ever refers to him as "Kessler".]] [[FridgeBrilliance Conveniently enough, this also serves to preserve that particular twist for those who play the second game, but not the first.]]
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* FutureMeScaresMe: He [[spoiler:He is [[spoiler:Cole Cole from the future. In fact, Cole hates him so vehemently, even after learning of his tragic past, that he only ever refers to him as "Kessler".]] [[FridgeBrilliance Conveniently enough, this also serves to preserve that particular twist for those who play the second game, but not the first.first]].]]

* {{Badass}}: He is powerful enough to plow through almost all resistance, and the only things that have had any effect was a ''nuke'' and a [[PhysicalGod blast core-empowered Cole,]] and the latter only slowed him down for a few hours at best.
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* {{Badass}}: He is powerful enough to plow through almost all resistance, and the only things that have had any effect was a ''nuke'' and a [[PhysicalGod blast core-empowered Cole,]] Cole]], and the latter only slowed him down for a few hours at best.

* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: He's John White, the person who got torn apart by a Ray Sphere in the First game. It also [[CameBackStrong turned him]] into [[HumanoidAbomination the]] [[PhysicalGod Beast.]]]]
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* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: He's John White, the person who got torn apart by a Ray Sphere in the First game. It also [[CameBackStrong turned him]] into [[HumanoidAbomination the]] [[PhysicalGod Beast.]]]]Beast]].]]

* ArmouredClosetGay: While not ever brought up or questioned in the game (WordOfGay or otherwise), fans like to see Bertrand's behavior and powers as an allegory meant as commentary on closeted homophobes. Most homophobic people [[HeteronormativeCrusader view homosexuality as being "monstrous", "satanic", "ungodly" and "unnatural"]], much like how Bertrand views Conduits. He himself exhibits all of these traits [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster literally through his powers]], literally projecting this image onto others and then demonizing them, claiming this all to be the truth to the general public.
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* ArmouredClosetGay: While not ever brought up or questioned in the game (WordOfGay or otherwise), fans like to see Bertrand's behavior and powers as an allegory meant as commentary on closeted homophobes. Most homophobic people [[HeteronormativeCrusader view homosexuality as being "monstrous", "satanic", "ungodly" "ungodly", and "unnatural"]], much like how Bertrand views Conduits. He himself exhibits all of these traits [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster literally through his powers]], literally projecting this image onto others and then demonizing them, claiming this all to be the truth to the general public.

* DeepSouth: He clearly exhibits many of the stereotypes found in men from the south; hetero-normative christian crusader out to smite those who question his morality and values in the name of his Confederate fore-fathers.
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* DeepSouth: He clearly exhibits many of the stereotypes found in men from the south; hetero-normative christian Christian crusader out to smite those who question his morality and values in the name of his Confederate fore-fathers.

* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Zeke thinks that Vampires might be a type of Conduits.
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Zeke thinks speculates that Vampires might vampires may be a type of Conduits.conduits.

* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:After failing to save Mary from being transformed into a vampire on her deathbed, Ignatius dedicated himself to killing Marco and transforming Mary back into a human. Unfortunately, because he failed to do so on Mary's first night as a vampire, he ended up turning her into an even bigger menace than before, forcing Ignatius to atone for ''that'', too.]] %% * BadassGrandpa
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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:After After failing to save Mary from being transformed into a vampire on her deathbed, Ignatius dedicated himself to killing Marco and transforming Mary back into a human. Unfortunately, because he failed to do so on Mary's first night as a vampire, he ended up turning her into an even bigger menace than before, forcing Ignatius to atone for ''that'', too.]] %% too. * BadassGrandpaBadassGrandpa: He spent most of his life trying to destroy an army of vampires. And he was (mostly) successful.

* BadassPreacher: He's a priest who has battled a lot of vampires.
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* BadassNormal: He wasn't a conduit or any kind of superhuman, but he was good at slaying vampires. * BadassPreacher: He's a priest who has battled a lot of vampires.He was inspired by his faith to hunt down those demonic blood-suckers.

%% * PosthumousCharacter * TiredOfRunning: On the receiving end of [[spoiler:Mary's]] RoaringRampageOfRevenge for decades, Ignatius finally stopped running from her in New Marais, [[spoiler:where he turned the tables on her with the Barbed Cross and an enormous mob of angry citizens wielding TorchesAndPitchforks.]]
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%% * PosthumousCharacter PosthumousCharacter: He's been dead for well over a century or two. * TiredOfRunning: On the receiving end of [[spoiler:Mary's]] Mary's RoaringRampageOfRevenge for decades, Ignatius finally stopped running from her in New Marais, [[spoiler:where where he turned the tables on her with the Barbed Cross and an enormous mob of angry citizens wielding TorchesAndPitchforks.]]
16th Jan '16 5:52:11 PM CrashBandicoot67
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* DefrostingIceQueen: ONLY if you choose the heroic path.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a ton of these if you choose the Evil path and you absolutely deserve it.
15th Jan '16 7:33:00 PM CrashBandicoot67
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* BrokenPedestal: She ditches Cole when the Voice of Survival's MaliciousSlander leads her to believe that he caused the Blast which killed her sister. Good players can slowly repair the pedestal, whereas evil players can break it further and further until Trish [[spoiler: dies cursing Cole's name]]. %% * [[HotScientist Hot Doctor]] %% * TheMedic %% * MoralityPet
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* BrokenPedestal: She ditches Cole when the Voice of Survival's MaliciousSlander leads her to believe that he caused the Blast which killed her sister. Good players can slowly repair the pedestal, whereas evil players can break it further and further until Trish [[spoiler: dies cursing Cole's name]]. %% name]] * [[HotScientist Hot Doctor]] %% KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:She dies even if you try to save her instead of the doctors.]] * TheMedic %% TheMedic: Spends all her time treating citizens sick with plague when not interacting with Cole. * MoralityPetMoralityChain: For Good Cole. * MoralityPet: Averted with Evil Cole.
15th Jan '16 5:58:21 PM CrashBandicoot67
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* Foil: To previous BigBad Kessler, as far as motivations and intentions go. Bertrand joined the First Sons for no other reason than to benefit himself, while Kessler's purpose was SavingTheWorld from the Beast. He tries to make Cole a hated villain of New Marais so he could fit the role of a hero while Kessler purposely filled the role of a villain to mold Cole into a hero.
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* Foil: To previous BigBad Kessler, as far as motivations and intentions go. Bertrand joined the First Sons for no other reason than to benefit himself, while Kessler's purpose was SavingTheWorld from the Beast. He tries to make Cole a hated villain of New Marais so he could fit the role of a hero while Kessler purposely filled the role of a villain to mold Cole into a hero. Lastly, he wants to eradicate all conduits while Kessler is responsible for making most of the conduits in the series.
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