History Characters / KingsQuest

19th Jul '16 7:46:50 PM darksoul4242
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* CoolAndUnusualPCoolAndUnusualPunishment: He loves dealing with misbehaving slaves and townspeople this way, including things like [[InvoluntaryDance forcing them to do the YMCA dance]] or [[BalefulPolymorph turning them into snails temporarily]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Escaping from Manannan only constitutes the first half of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman KQ3]]''.
* DisintegratorRay: His other favorite method of dealing with unruly slaves.
* DropInNemesis: Loves doing this to his slaves or any townspeople he feels are out of line, via liberal application of VillainTeleportation.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:One of his slaves turns him into a cat using one of his own spells.]]
* SorcerousOverlord: Noteworthy that he was less elected or born to the position and instead is just powerful enough to be able to play BigBrotherIsWatching and torment anyone who steps out of line.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even the games themselves manage to be inconsistent about how many [=Ns=] go in his name and where. Almost guaranteed any Let's Player will doof up saying it as a result, whether accidentally or as a purposeful lampshade.
** Even ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' and ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'' (remake) have different pronunciations. Though one would most assume the former is the correct one since it's WordOfGod.
* WizardClassic: Complete with WizardBeard and RobeAndWizardHat.
* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: And if you're his slave, you'd better be quick about getting it for him.

!!Mordack
[[quoteright:271:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mordakprof_4489.jpg]]
[[InTheBlood Brother of Manannan]] and main antagonist of [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder KQ5]]. [[MonumentalTheft He steals Castle Daventry]] and shrinks the Royal Family, threatening to feed them to Cat!Manannan if they don't restore him to normal. He has his own IslandBase and plenty of [[OurMonstersAreWeird strange-looking]] {{Mooks}}.

-->'''Voiced by:''' Andy Hoyos

* AnimalMotifs: [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Serpents]]. Two snake statues guard the entrance of his castle, and two of his forms in the ShapeShifterShowdown include [[ScaledUp a dragon and a snake]].
* DeathByIrony: Was planning to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this on Alexander by feeding him to the wizard whom he turned into a cat. [[spoiler:Instead, he himself fell victim to this trope when he transformed into [[PlayingWithFire a wall of fire]], only to be doused by Graham's storm spell.]]
* PlayingWithFire: One of his Iconomancy spells is to transform into a wall of fire. [[spoiler:However, [[DeathOrGloryAttack being pure flame instead of a man controlling flame]], [[KillItWithWater he was easily snuffed out by a storm spell]].]] As he would burn out after burning up Graham, this could be seen as a form of TakingYouWithMe.
* ScaledUp: Though it's not his first choice, or his last, he transforms into a snake [[spoiler:after Rabbit!Graham dodged his fireballs as a dragon]]. Of course, he did not realize that [[spoiler:Graham would transform into [[AnimalJingoism a mongoose]]]].
* SorcerousOverlord: Much like his brother.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Through Iconomancy. Besides snakes and fire, he can transform into a majestic dragon and... [[BigCreepyCrawlies a giant dragonfly thing]]. [[spoiler: Once Graham learns Iconomancy, it leads to ShapeShifterShowdown.]]
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19th Jul '16 7:42:48 PM darksoul4242
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* RoyallyScrewedUp: Agreeing to sacrifice maidens during a mid-life crisis (ya a literal crisis of a three-headed dragon attacking the kingdom). He may have attempted sacrificed up to seventeen maidens altether (counting his own daughter). The series claims either the dragon demanded the sacrifices, it was the idea of his Prime Minister (akin to Grima Wormtongue), or it was his idea... Whatever the case his emotional state/morality/sanity is questioned after the fact (in The King's Quest Companion). Of course the full descent of his melencholy and madness is averted at the 11th hour (similar to Theoden) when his wizard prince son returns and saves the kingdom, and he avoids being destroyed by the evil dragon, or replaced in a coup... However, its one of those things that reader is told, continued to cause Graham nightmares and guilt for long after the fact. Even if his daughter and family accepted his apologies.

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* RoyallyScrewedUp: Agreeing to sacrifice maidens during a mid-life crisis (ya a literal crisis of a three-headed dragon attacking the kingdom). He may have attempted sacrificed up to seventeen maidens altether altogether (counting his own daughter). The series claims either the dragon demanded the sacrifices, it was the idea of his Prime Minister (akin to Grima Wormtongue), or it was his idea... Whatever the case his emotional state/morality/sanity is questioned after the fact (in The King's Quest Companion). Of course the full descent of his melencholy melancholy and madness is averted at the 11th hour (similar to Theoden) when his wizard prince son returns and saves the kingdom, and he avoids being destroyed by the evil dragon, or replaced in a coup... However, its one of those things that reader is told, continued to cause Graham nightmares and guilt for long after the fact. Even if his daughter and family accepted his apologies.
19th Jul '16 7:39:51 PM darksoul4242
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* BadassBookworm: Graham's childhood as portrayed in the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]], Hoyle I, and KQ1SCI. This is were his son gets his intelligence, and curiosity.

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* BadassBookworm: Graham's childhood as portrayed in the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]], Hoyle I, and KQ1SCI. This is were where his son gets his intelligence, and curiosity.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: He loves dealing with misbehaving slaves and townspeople this way, including things like [[InvoluntaryDance forcing them to do the YMCA dance]] or [[BalefulPolymorph turning them into snails temporarily]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Escaping from Manannan only constitutes the first half of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman KQ3]]''.
* DisintegratorRay: His other favorite method of dealing with unruly slaves.
* DropInNemesis: Loves doing this to his slaves or any townspeople he feels are out of line, via liberal application of VillainTeleportation.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:One of his slaves turns him into a cat using one of his own spells.]]
* SorcerousOverlord: Noteworthy that he was less elected or born to the position and instead is just powerful enough to be able to play BigBrotherIsWatching and torment anyone who steps out of line.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even the games themselves manage to be inconsistent about how many [=Ns=] go in his name and where. Almost guaranteed any Let's Player will doof up saying it as a result, whether accidentally or as a purposeful lampshade.
** Even ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' and ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'' (remake) have different pronunciations. Though one would most assume the former is the correct one since it's WordOfGod.
* WizardClassic: Complete with WizardBeard and RobeAndWizardHat.
* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: And if you're his slave, you'd better be quick about getting it for him.

!!Mordack
[[quoteright:271:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mordakprof_4489.jpg]]
[[InTheBlood Brother of Manannan]] and main antagonist of [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder KQ5]]. [[MonumentalTheft He steals Castle Daventry]] and shrinks the Royal Family, threatening to feed them to Cat!Manannan if they don't restore him to normal. He has his own IslandBase and plenty of [[OurMonstersAreWeird strange-looking]] {{Mooks}}.

-->'''Voiced by:''' Andy Hoyos

* AnimalMotifs: [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Serpents]]. Two snake statues guard the entrance of his castle, and two of his forms in the ShapeShifterShowdown include [[ScaledUp a dragon and a snake]].
* DeathByIrony: Was planning to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this on Alexander by feeding him to the wizard whom he turned into a cat. [[spoiler:Instead, he himself fell victim to this trope when he transformed into [[PlayingWithFire a wall of fire]], only to be doused by Graham's storm spell.]]
* PlayingWithFire: One of his Iconomancy spells is to transform into a wall of fire. [[spoiler:However, [[DeathOrGloryAttack being pure flame instead of a man controlling flame]], [[KillItWithWater he was easily snuffed out by a storm spell]].]] As he would burn out after burning up Graham, this could be seen as a form of TakingYouWithMe.
* ScaledUp: Though it's not his first choice, or his last, he transforms into a snake [[spoiler:after Rabbit!Graham dodged his fireballs as a dragon]]. Of course, he did not realize that [[spoiler:Graham would transform into [[AnimalJingoism a mongoose]]]].
* SorcerousOverlord: Much like his brother.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Through Iconomancy. Besides snakes and fire, he can transform into a majestic dragon and... [[BigCreepyCrawlies a giant dragonfly thing]]. [[spoiler: Once Graham learns Iconomancy, it leads to ShapeShifterShowdown.]]
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: He loves dealing with misbehaving slaves and townspeople this way, including things like [[InvoluntaryDance forcing them to do the YMCA dance]] or [[BalefulPolymorph turning them into snails temporarily]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Escaping from Manannan only constitutes the first half of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman KQ3]]''.
* DisintegratorRay: His other favorite method of dealing with unruly slaves.
* DropInNemesis: Loves doing this to his slaves or any townspeople he feels are out of line, via liberal application of VillainTeleportation.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:One of his slaves turns him into a cat using one of his own spells.]]
* SorcerousOverlord: Noteworthy that he was less elected or born to the position and instead is just powerful enough to be able to play BigBrotherIsWatching and torment anyone who steps out of line.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even the games themselves manage to be inconsistent about how many [=Ns=] go in his name and where. Almost guaranteed any Let's Player will doof up saying it as a result, whether accidentally or as a purposeful lampshade.
** Even ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' and ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'' (remake) have different pronunciations. Though one would most assume the former is the correct one since it's WordOfGod.
* WizardClassic: Complete with WizardBeard and RobeAndWizardHat.
* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: And if you're his slave, you'd better be quick about getting it for him.

!!Mordack
[[quoteright:271:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mordakprof_4489.jpg]]
[[InTheBlood Brother of Manannan]] and main antagonist of [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder KQ5]]. [[MonumentalTheft He steals Castle Daventry]] and shrinks the Royal Family, threatening to feed them to Cat!Manannan if they don't restore him to normal. He has his own IslandBase and plenty of [[OurMonstersAreWeird strange-looking]] {{Mooks}}.

-->'''Voiced by:''' Andy Hoyos

* AnimalMotifs: [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Serpents]]. Two snake statues guard the entrance of his castle, and two of his forms in the ShapeShifterShowdown include [[ScaledUp a dragon and a snake]].
* DeathByIrony: Was planning to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this on Alexander by feeding him to the wizard whom he turned into a cat. [[spoiler:Instead, he himself fell victim to this trope when he transformed into [[PlayingWithFire a wall of fire]], only to be doused by Graham's storm spell.]]
* PlayingWithFire: One of his Iconomancy spells is to transform into a wall of fire. [[spoiler:However, [[DeathOrGloryAttack being pure flame instead of a man controlling flame]], [[KillItWithWater he was easily snuffed out by a storm spell]].]] As he would burn out after burning up Graham, this could be seen as a form of TakingYouWithMe.
* ScaledUp: Though it's not his first choice, or his last, he transforms into a snake [[spoiler:after Rabbit!Graham dodged his fireballs as a dragon]]. Of course, he did not realize that [[spoiler:Graham would transform into [[AnimalJingoism a mongoose]]]].
* SorcerousOverlord: Much like his brother.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Through Iconomancy. Besides snakes and fire, he can transform into a majestic dragon and... [[BigCreepyCrawlies a giant dragonfly thing]]. [[spoiler: Once Graham learns Iconomancy, it leads to ShapeShifterShowdown.]]
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CoolAndUnusualP
16th Jun '16 4:49:43 PM Baggins
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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish/YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Off and on (see Hoyle I, Hoyle 4, and KQ8MOE), though he knows the more contemporary dialects too.

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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish/YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Off and on (see Hoyle I, Hoyle 4, KQ1SCI and KQ8MOE), though he knows the more contemporary dialects (North American accent) too. In KQ1SCI it's in there too, but you primarily only see it when you quit the game (a closeup of Graham pops up and states; "Dost thou truly wish to cease our adventuring?". In addition Graham says a lot of "shalls" (somewhat archaic term in contemporary North-American English, but more common in British English). In KQ8 his words aren't so much archaic (he doesn't actually say much at all), but that he speaks in a more faux British accent.
10th Jun '16 10:13:41 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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8th Jun '16 9:01:31 AM Baggins
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** This is subverted in the games and spinoff material in which Alexander is generally said to be much like his father in personality, and Rosella is said to take more after her mom in personality.In KQ4, Rosella is the soft-spoken protagonist, but is the reverse in KQVII. As for 'bookishness', Rosella leans towards 'Shakespeare' and music ability (but Alexander is not without his musical ability as well). Rosella is also the one who has been taught all the royal graces, and had a well-rounded and proper education.

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** This is subverted in the games and spinoff material in which Alexander is generally said to be much like his father in personality, and Rosella is said to take more after her mom in personality.In KQ4, Rosella is the soft-spoken protagonist, but is the reverse in KQVII. As for 'bookishness', Rosella leans towards 'Shakespeare' and music ability (but Alexander is not without his musical ability as well). Rosella is also the one who has been taught all the royal graces, and had a well-rounded and proper education.education (subverted in The Official Book of King's Quest which has Alexander having attended "Llewdor University").



** This is subverted in the games and spinoff material in which Alexander is generally said to be much like his father in personality, and Rosella is said to take more after her mom in personality. In KQ6, Alexander is far from soft-spoken (but certainly shows manners), and he is more 'self-taught', only having learned how to read from Manannan. He self-taught himself magic, but shares a propensity for magic like his father (Graham has had no practice or training, but shown ability to cast a number of spells in his time). Alexander is not without his musical ability as well (like his sister). He is smart though he has had no formal education.

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** This is subverted in the games and spinoff material in which Alexander is generally said to be much like his father in personality, and Rosella is said to take more after her mom in personality. In KQ6, Alexander is far from soft-spoken (but certainly shows manners), and he is more 'self-taught', only having learned how to read from Manannan. He self-taught himself magic, but shares a propensity for magic like his father (Graham has had no practice or training, but shown ability to cast a number of spells in his time). Alexander is not without his musical ability as well (like his sister). He is smart though he has had no formal education. Subverted in The Official Book of King's Quest in which Alexander was said to have been taught at the Llewdor University. Other sources vary between him being self-taught or taught by the Wizard (who could now allow any 'ignorance' around himself).
8th Jun '16 8:58:34 AM Baggins
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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish/YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Of and on (see Hoyle I, Hoyle 4, and KQ8MOE), though he knows the more contemporary dialects too.

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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish/YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Of Off and on (see Hoyle I, Hoyle 4, and KQ8MOE), though he knows the more contemporary dialects too.


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**Subverted in the novels (a little) in which he is treated as more of a sword fighter/martial mind (training soldiers) and fighting dark knights, than a magic user, and he consults other wizards than doing his own research or his own spells (compared to how the Companion treats him as not a sword fighter, and more of the genius wizard type). The novels underplay any thing he researched about magic in the past as just a 'smattering of magical lore' (dpesn't even mention if he used it to escape Manannan). In fact he is even told he needs to bring another magic user along... One that is a prodigy but not even allowed to cast spells technically. Alexander is surprised about his abilities, and seems to act as if he himself has not magical skill, and is in awe of the apprentice wizard.


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* GeniusBruiser: Though not really a stereotypical genius, per se, he does combine being "built like a linebacker" in particular in KQ5 artwork... In Companion he is even described as being taller than his father, and having his father's facial build (again see his appearance in KQ5). In the novels he is slightly less 'genius' and a bit more bruiser as he is explain to be a bit of a sword fighter, and even helps train the recruits. Any magical skill he had in KQ3, is downplayed as a 'smattering of magical lore". He plays more of the brawn, while an apprentice wizard that joins him plays the brains.
2nd Jun '16 1:25:41 AM Baggins
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* LongLostRelative: Graham is suggested to be related to the extended 'royal family', cousins, nephews, and nieces in Kingdom of Sorrow novel. However in general Graham is treated as being a peasant (RagsToRoyalty) and originally a non-citizen to the kingdom in the novels (in both Kingdom of Sorrow and See No Weevil). The books are never clear on why Graham came to the kingdom, but Graham mentions he came to the kingdom only a little over ten years before Kingdom of Sorrow, and that he became king not long after. So if Graham is related to the royal family its only via some distant heritage (and as a non-royal cousin/nephew of some sort).

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* LongLostRelative: Graham is suggested to be related to the extended 'royal family', cousins, nephews, and nieces in Kingdom of Sorrow novel. However in general Graham is treated as being a peasant (RagsToRoyalty) and originally a non-citizen to the kingdom in the novels (in both Kingdom of Sorrow and See No Weevil). The books are never clear on why Graham came to the kingdom, but Graham mentions he came to the kingdom only a little over ten years before Kingdom of Sorrow, and that he became king not long after. So if Graham is related to the royal family its only via some distant heritage (and as a non-royal cousin/nephew bastard of some sort).
2nd Jun '16 1:24:10 AM Baggins
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* GeniusBruiser: Though not really a stereotypical genius, per se, he does combine being "built like a linebacker" ([[http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Graham#Personality_and_traits as he's often described]]) with a clever, well-educated mind and preferring to think his way through problems. In the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]] he is described to be more of a fencer than a hack-and-slash swordsman who triumphs through brute strength.

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* GeniusBruiser: Though not really a stereotypical genius, per se, he does combine being "built like a linebacker" ([[http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Graham#Personality_and_traits as he's often described]]) with a clever, well-educated mind and preferring to think his way through problems. In the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]] Novel]]ized "hint guides" he is described to be more of a fencer than a hack-and-slash swordsman who triumphs through brute strength.
1st Jun '16 3:14:53 AM Baggins
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* DontCallMeSir: [[AllThereInTheManual He was the son of a mid-level knight and hadn't any higher ambitions than serving the country.]] He's really a soldier at heart.

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* DontCallMeSir: [[AllThereInTheManual He was the son of a mid-level nobleman knight and hadn't any higher ambitions than serving the country.]] He's really a soldier at heart.
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