History Characters / JadeEmpire

16th Dec '15 2:35:03 PM Morgenthaler
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Like A Badass Out Of Hell is being split into new tropes.
* CameBackStrong: In Chapter 6, [[spoiler: you return to life after Master Li kills you. You don't need the amulet to channel gems anymore, you are capable of doing new and potent things with your Spirit Monk powers, you finally know who the true enemy is and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell all the ghosts and demons you fought in the meantime made for wonderful training]]. Plus, you've had time to correct the flaw in your style that Master Li used to kill you the first go 'round.]]
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* CameBackStrong: In Chapter 6, [[spoiler: you return to life after Master Li kills you. You don't need the amulet to channel gems anymore, you are capable of doing new and potent things with your Spirit Monk powers, you finally know who the true enemy is and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell all the ghosts and demons you fought in the meantime made for wonderful training]].training. Plus, you've had time to correct the flaw in your style that Master Li used to kill you the first go 'round.]]
9th Dec '15 11:47:25 PM ThursdaysGregor
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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: Takes his final defeat by The Spirit Monk and thus the complete failure of his 20 year long gambit surprisingly well.]]
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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: Takes his final defeat by The Spirit Monk and thus the complete failure of his 20 year long gambit for absolute power surprisingly well.well, choosing to indirectly compliment his student at his dying breath.]]
9th Dec '15 11:45:01 PM ThursdaysGregor
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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: Takes his final defeat by The Spirit Monk and thus the complete failure of his 20 year long gambit surprisingly well.]]
2nd Dec '15 4:36:59 PM LentilSandEater
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* CutscenePowerToTheMax: He's able to take down an ogre in a few hits and knock it under collapsing rubble. ** GameplayAndStoryIntegration: He uses Dire Flame to do it, a style well-suited to fighting ogres.

* InformedAttractiveness: Dawn Star and another female student note that he's attractive enough, but his personality completely negates that. His character model is near-constantly scowling or sneering.
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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: He's able to take down an ogre in a few hits and knock it under collapsing rubble. He uses Dire Flame to do it, a style well-suited to fighting ogres. * InformedAttractiveness: Dawn Star and another female student note that he's attractive enough, but his personality completely negates that. His character model is near-constantly scowling or sneering. On the other hand, he qualifies vocally given his voice actor.
2nd Dec '15 4:32:58 PM LentilSandEater
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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Ostensibly he's working for you as a mercenary, but it never really comes up much and he gets treated like any other companion. But he calls you 'master' when asking to fight Kai Lan because he really, ''really'' wants to kill him.
19th Nov '15 12:23:50 PM SpectralTime
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...Maybe later. The Sun Li one in particular needs some fixin'.
* TheParalyzer: Through use of Support Styles
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* TheParalyzer: Through use of Support StylesStyles, which inflict a variety of status effects.

* TheParalyzer: Through use BiTheWay: Although she can only be romanced by a male Spirit Monk, [[spoiler: if the player attempts to date both she ''and'' Silk Fox at the same time, they will apparently begin a lesbian relationship during the timeskip, to the point that ''not'' trying to date both of Support Stylesthem will end the romance with both.]]

* TheParalyzer: Through use of Support StylesKissingCousins: With [[spoiler: Silk Fox, her father's brother's daughter, in the three-way romance path, although it is [[SurpriseIncest unwitting on both parties' ends]] at the time.]]

* BaldOfAwesome * DeadpanSnarker * DefectorFromDecadence
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* BaldOfAwesome BaldOfAwesome: He does have a little hair in a tonsure, but it's mostly shaved. * DeadpanSnarker DeadpanSnarker: His sense of humor is extremely biting and sarcastic. * DefectorFromDecadenceDefectorFromDecadence: He once believed in the ideal of being an assassin for the greater good, but was able to understand how far his order was falling [[spoiler: when he was ordered to kill Master Li's infant daughter]].

* RedRightHand: His hands are visibly discolored, marking him as a former Lotus Assassin. Since he was part of the order before they became corrupt it may be dyed with dye, not blood as with more recent members.
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* RedRightHand: His hands are visibly discolored, discolored with black ink, marking him as a former Lotus Assassin. Since he was part of the order before they became corrupt it may be dyed with dye, not blood as with more recent members.

* ShellShockedVeteran
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* ShellShockedVeteranShellShockedVeteran: He hides it under a cynical and unpleasant attitude, but he's had years and years to reflect on the thing's he's done, and they haven't always been kind.

* ZenSurvivor
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* ZenSurvivor ZenSurvivor: Despite his brutal worldview and private remorse, he has still attained a kind of enlightened non-attachment. [[spoiler: His spirit even remains whole and sane after his death to assist you in the final battle.]]

%%* BiTheWay
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%%* BiTheWay* BiTheWay: She can be romanced by either a male or a female Spirit Monk, [[spoiler: and, if the player attempts to date both she ''and'' Dawn Star at the same time, they will apparently begin a lesbian relationship during the timeskip, to the point that ''not'' trying to date both of them will end the romance with both.]]

%%* GayOption
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%%* GayOption* GayOption: For lesbian characters.

%%* GayOption* KissingCousins: With [[spoiler: Dawn Star, her father's brother's daughter, in the three-way romance path, although it is [[SurpriseIncest unwitting on both parties' ends]] at the time.]]

%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething %%* {{Tsundere}}
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%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething %%* {{Tsundere}} * RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Secretly, admittedly, but she ''does'' try to act as a vigilante against Death's Hand's schemes. [[spoiler: She drops this on the Open Palm path... but only because she turns out to be a talented administrator, preserving the spirit of the trope.]] * {{Tsundere}}: Downplayed, but she's still clearly very used to getting her way, and doesn't always react well to the player's lack of courtly manners.

%%* BiTheWay
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%%* BiTheWay* BiTheWay: He can date either a male or a female Spirit Monk, though the GayOption is rather harder to get.

%%* DualWielding
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%%* DualWielding* DualWielding: Fights with two curved swords at once when set to attack enemies.

* GayOption
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* GayOptionGayOption: If the player is a gay male.

* {{Leitmotif}}
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* %%* {{Leitmotif}}

* LovableRogue: [[spoiler: If you're a female Closed Fist player and you romance him, the ending mentions that he becomes a villain instead.]]
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* LovableRogue: He's generally a sort of Han Solo figure, a compassionate criminal with standards and sympathetic motives. [[spoiler: If you're a female Closed Fist player and you romance him, the ending mentions that he becomes a villain instead.]]

%%* BadassBeard: Combined with BadassMustache. %%* BloodKnight
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%%* * BadassBeard: Combined It's shorter than usual, and combined with BadassMustache. %%* BloodKnighta BadassMustache, but he's the only companion to rock facial hair, aside from, well, Chia Ka. * BloodKnight: He loves to fight, so much so that even the announcer starts calling him on it if he [[spoiler: slaughters over one-hundred enemies during his personal battle sequence at the Siege of Dirge]].

%%* BadassBeard: Combined with BadassMustache. %%* BloodKnight* DrunkenMaster: Played with, in that his being a drunk makes him a better fighter, but has led to many life problems. Still, during the [[spoiler: Dirge battle sequence]], he can top off his pools by chugging some wine.

* ParentalAbandonment: He killed his father and his mother disowned him.
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* ParentalAbandonment: He killed his father abusive father, and his mother disowned him.

* AlliterativeName * ButtMonkey
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* AlliterativeName AlliterativeName: Well, the first one's a nickname, so the one might've created the other. * ButtMonkeyButtMonkey: Nothing in his life ever seems to have gone right. [[spoiler: Until he makes his escape in the ending]].

* AmnesiacGod * CloudCuckoolander
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* AmnesiacGod AmnesiacGod: His quest to find Lord Lao ends [[spoiler: with his discovery that he ''is'' Lord Lao]]. It... doesn't change much about him. * CloudCuckoolanderBunnyEarsLawyer: He is a very strange little man. He is also a peerless engineer. * CloudCuckoolander: He apparently wants to invent [[spoiler: sharks armed with laser pistols]].

* MadScientist
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* MadScientistGadgeteerGenius: His inventions are the greatest of their kind in the Empire. [[spoiler: And, possibly, in the cosmos.]] * MadScientist: Sort of. He's not ''insane'', just... detached from the moral implications of his inventions.

* TalkativeLoon

* BaldOfAwesome: That's mandatory for a WarriorMonk abbot.
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* BaldOfAwesome: That's It's all-but mandatory for a WarriorMonk abbot.

* MrExposition
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* MrExpositionMrExposition: He has a lot to tell you, having been holding it in since his death.

* MrExpositionAnimatedArmor: His forces are manufacturing armies of golems out of human souls. [[spoiler: And there's nothing left of ''him'' but his will, trapped in someone else's armor]].

* DiscOneFinalBoss
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* DiscOneFinalBossDiscOneFinalBoss: More in the sense that he [[spoiler: isn't the BigBad]] than the traditional one: he's still a ClimaxBoss fought very late in the game.

* TheDreaded
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* TheDreadedTheDreaded: Nobody in the capitol even likes ''talking'' about him if they don't have to.

* EvilSoundsDeep
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* EvilSoundsDeepEvilSoundsDeep: Quite impressive for [[spoiler: a guy with no lungs.]]

* OptionalPartyMember * ReforgedIntoAMinion * TinTyrant
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* OptionalPartyMember OptionalPartyMember: Right before the final chapter of the game, he ''can'' be [[spoiler: enslaved to the player's will]]. * ReforgedIntoAMinion ReforgedIntoAMinion: Was once subjected to this [[spoiler: by his brother the Emperor. Can ''potentially'' be subjected to it by you, the player.]] * TinTyrantTinTyrant: He completes the look well, [[spoiler: because his armor is ''empty'']].

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskickingAuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He handles himself rather well for a guy in a mianfu.

* ClimaxBoss
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* ClimaxBossClimaxBoss: The battle with him can be quite difficult, and comes as a conclusion to [[spoiler: the first part of the game]].

* DiscOneFinalBoss * DuelBoss
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* DiscOneFinalBoss DiscOneFinalBoss: His defeat [[spoiler: and your death]] signifies a lot of unexpected twists. * DuelBossDuelBoss: Your party is paralyzed [[spoiler: just before your battle to the death]].

* ArrogantKungFuGuy
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* ArrogantKungFuGuyArrogantKungFuGuy: He's better than most of the students, but he's not the best. Rest assured, he's a dick about both of those things.

* EntitledToHaveYou: He's rich, handsome and well-connected, and he doesn't really get that Dawn Star isn't into him despite that. Later, having "saved her life" by kidnapping her, he thinks that that qualifies for a RescueRomance. Suffice it to say, he doesn't take rejection well.
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* EntitledToHaveYou: He's rich, handsome handsome, and well-connected, and he doesn't really get that Dawn Star isn't into him despite that. Later, having "saved her life" by kidnapping her, he thinks that that qualifies for a RescueRomance. Suffice it to say, he doesn't take rejection well.

* RivalTurnedEvil
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* RivalTurnedEvilRivalTurnedEvil: He was always a dick, but it was only after [[spoiler: the player humiliated him in a duel and Master Li kicked him out of the school for trying to cheat that he decided to use his dad's criminal connections to help raze the town]].

* PapaWolf
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* PapaWolfPapaWolf: For all his many, ''many'' faults, he did love his son and is furious with you for killing him. * SelfMadeMan: Gao the Lesser admires his father for this reason, boasting that he turned a ragged bunch of bandits and slave traders into a thriving criminal enterprise.

* BaldOfEvil * TheBrute
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* BaldOfEvil BaldOfEvil: Like all Lotus Assassins. * TheBruteTheBrute: Despite his ambitions, Jia regards him as little more than expendable muscle, a blunt instrument for a blunt task.

* NecroMantic: Tries to offer to return Gao the Lesser to life for his father as a bargaining tool, though Gao the Greater is clever enough to know not to.
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* NecroMantic: Tries to offer to return Gao the Lesser to life for his father as a bargaining tool, though Gao the Greater is clever enough to know not to.that it's a hollow promise and a generally bad idea.
19th Nov '15 10:34:18 AM HighCrate
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* BiTheWay
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* %%* BiTheWay

* GayOption
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* %%* GayOption

* {{Leitmotif}}
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething * {{Tsundere}}
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* %%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething * %%* {{Tsundere}}

* BiTheWay
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* %%* BiTheWay

* DualWielding
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* BadassBeard: Combined with BadassMustache. * BloodKnight
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* %%* BadassBeard: Combined with BadassMustache. * %%* BloodKnight

* CreepyChild: Not so much when Chai Ka is speaking through her, but with Ya Zhen; A sneering male voice and furious red aura? Brr. ** Also, she was intentionally designed to have unsettling facial features. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since [[spoiler: she's a resurrected corpse who was rotting for ten years]].
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* CreepyChild: Not so much when Chai Ka is speaking through her, but with Ya Zhen; A sneering male voice and furious red aura? Brr. ** Brr. Also, she was intentionally designed to have unsettling facial features. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since [[spoiler: she's a resurrected corpse who was rotting for ten years]].

* MightyGlacier: Slower than most of your combat companions, but tougher and able to sling people around with his horned headbutt.
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* MightyGlacier: Slower than most of your combat companions, but tougher and able to sling people around with his horned headbutt.
16th Nov '15 8:09:20 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ExactWords: [[spoiler:He actually explains his entire plan and most of the twists up to his betrayal in his ExpositionDump in the prolog, disguised as generic "Wise Mentor" platitudes.]]
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* ExactWords: [[spoiler:He actually explains his entire plan and most of the twists up to his betrayal in his ExpositionDump in the prolog, disguised as generic "Wise Mentor" platitudes. If the player starts asking pointed questions instead of respectfully going along with it he gets visibly nervous.]]
15th Nov '15 5:17:18 PM Reymma
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The BigBad. He leads the Lotus Assassins and [[EvilChancellor is widely believed to be corrupting the Emperor]]. [[spoiler:Or at least, that's what we're initially told. He is actually Sun Hai's very loyal [[TheDragon second-in-command.]] He used to be Sun Kin, the youngest of the Brothers Sun and former leader of the Order of the Lotus (the precursor to the Lotus Assassins). He was killed by Sun Hai when he tried to commit fratricide himself as Hai was draining the Water Dragon's power. Sun Hai then bound his soul to Master Li's discarded armor. After he is defeated, the Spirit Monk has the opportunity to bind his soul, gaining him as a party member.]]
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The BigBad. He leads the Lotus Assassins and [[EvilChancellor is widely believed to be corrupting the Emperor]]. [[spoiler:Or at least, that's what we're initially told. He [[spoiler:He is actually Sun Hai's very loyal [[TheDragon second-in-command.]] He used to be Sun Kin, the youngest of the Brothers Sun and former leader of the Order of the Lotus (the precursor to the Lotus Assassins). He was killed by Sun Hai when he tried to commit fratricide himself as Hai was draining the Water Dragon's power. Sun Hai then bound his soul to Master Li's discarded armor. After he is defeated, the Spirit Monk has the opportunity to bind his soul, gaining him as a party member.]]

* DarthVaderClone: The mask and the appearance [[spoiler:not to mention being TheDragon]].
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* DarthVaderClone: The mask all-covering armour with masked helmet, attacking mutely and ruthlessly, and his position as the appearance [[spoiler:not to mention being TheDragon]].Empire's enforcer with suggestions he may have more power than the ailing, palace-bound emperor.
30th Oct '15 5:08:01 PM FF32
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* JerkAssHasAPoint: In the "debate" he brings up a few legitimate criticisms of the Empire, as well as lampshading how the MagiTech shouldn't really work.
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* JerkAssHasAPoint: In the "debate" he brings up a few legitimate criticisms of the Empire, as well as lampshading how the MagiTech {{Magitek}} shouldn't really work.
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