History Characters / LabyrinthsOfEcho

5th Oct '15 4:11:47 PM 4maskwolf
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* TheInspector: It is Melifaro who actually makes most of the detective work in the House at the Bridge. Kofa and Juffin are fine cops themselves, but they generally feel that the legwork is for the younger generation, and Max is notoriously useless at that.


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%%* LeadPoliceDetective: It is Melifaro who actually makes most of the detective work in the House at the Bridge. Kofa and Juffin are fine %%cops themselves, but they generally feel that the legwork is for the younger generation, and Max is notoriously useless at that.
28th Sep '15 7:45:47 PM Khathi
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!!Grand Magister Honna
An ex-head of the Order of Hidden Grass, to which a lot of successuve generations of Melifaro family has belonged and the previous owner of one of Max's prtective amulets, his headband. An adept True Magic user, he disbanded his order shortly before the War of Codex because "the World has changed" and doesn't need any orders anymore, and went around [[WalkingTheEarth Walking The Multiverse]] in search of knowledge. [[spoiler: He returned to the United Kingdom in ''All Truth About Us'' as a Truthful Prophet to prod the population to change with the world by his prophecies.]]

* ReasonableAuthortyFigure: He always was about truth and scince than the power, unlike the other Order Magisters, and has never controlled his people with fear, as a lot of his peers were prone to.
* TheRival: Nuflin considered him his bitterest rival and tried to upstage and destroy him at every opportunity. Honna on his part was more amused by it
* StealthMentor: To Max at times.
4th Jun '15 7:45:10 PM Khathi
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[[ImplacableMan Master Interrupter of Unnecessary Lives]], currently holding the title and the white garments of "Truth in King's Service".

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[[ImplacableMan [[OneManArmy Master Interrupter of Unnecessary Lives]], currently holding the title and the white garments of "Truth in King's Service".
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* TheAce: An incredible Plain Magic prodigy on the level of Loyso Pondokhva, and ([[BecomingTheMask in his current self]]) a very diligent and thorough [[MagicAIsMagicA researcher of magic and its fundamentals]], not to mention the arguably best combat mage in the current Echo, he's generally the LSIF's designated point man and trump card.
* TheArchmage: After the ''Quiet City'' and [[spoiler: Nuflin's retirement in Kharumba]], Shurf [[CommutingOnABus graduates from the LSIF]] [[spoiler: to be the Seven Leaf's Grand Magister]].


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* BadassBureaucrat: Sunglehandedly and effortlessly manages the whole LSIF's paperwork, and if not on a case or [[BadassBookworm in the library]], he's most frequently seen in his office surrounded by the heaps of writing tablets. [[spoiler: When he leaves the LSIF]], the everyone's ''first'' reaction is a joint moan that they'd now have to deal with it themselves.


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* CommutingOnABus: After [[spoiler: his promotion to the Seven Leaf]] Shurf kind of drops out of the main team, though still he joins them time and again -- mainly because this lets him [[spoiler: to escape the truly ''enormous'' [[BadassBureaucrat heaps of paperwork hoisted on him]] in the Seven Leaf.]]


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* OneManArmy: the Mad Fishmonger might have mellowed out, but his combat skills haven't become rusty in the slightest.
25th Mar '15 9:23:33 PM Khathi
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* ImmuneToMindControl: Max becomes completely immune to all charms and illusions (including mind control) after being impaled by a sword in ''Dorot, Lord of Manukhs'' as the sword materialises again whenever any such magic is used against him, causing enough pain to dispel it... [[SentientPhlebotinum unless it doesn't feel like it on a particular occasion]].

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* ImmuneToMindControl: Max becomes completely immune to all charms and illusions (including mind control) after being impaled by a the King Mönin's sword in ''Dorot, Lord of Manukhs'' as the sword materialises again whenever any such magic is used against him, causing enough pain to dispel it... [[SentientPhlebotinum unless it doesn't feel like it on a particular occasion]].occasion]].
** Max also owns several other, lesser talismans that also dispel illusions ans charms, such as the Child of the Crimson Pearl and the ointment box from his very first case. What's interesting, is that most of these talismans protect him on "their own" volition, even though they realistically ''shouldn't''.
6th Mar '15 4:43:14 AM partner555
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* ImmuneToMindControl: Max becomes completely immune to all charms and illusions (including mind control) after being impaled by a sword in ''Dorot, Lord of Manukhs'' as the sword materialises again whenever any such magic is used against him, causing enough pain to dispel it... [[SentientPhlebotinum unless it doesn't feel like it on a particular occasion]].
22nd Dec '14 1:30:41 AM Koveras
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* DesignatedPointMan: Thanks to his nearly impeccable magical defense and combat awareness (as well as impressive offense), Shurf is usually the point man during the Special Investigations operations. And although Shurf is a less capable combat mage than Kofa or Juffin, his loss (however unlikely) won't bring down an entire operation like one of those two's would, making him "expendable" to a certain degree.
21st Nov '14 6:22:14 AM MagBas
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Has a definite vibe of this. [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage His accent]], [[AllJewsAreCheapskates his anecdotal greed]], [[TheManBehindTheMan his manipulative skills]] are all ''very'' stereotypically Jewish traits, which can even give the UnfortunateImplications air, if not for the NWordPrivileges: Martynchik [[TakeThatUs is Jewish herself]].

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Has a definite vibe of this. [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage His accent]], [[AllJewsAreCheapskates his anecdotal greed]], [[TheManBehindTheMan his manipulative skills]] are all ''very'' stereotypically Jewish traits, which can even give the UnfortunateImplications air, if not for the NWordPrivileges: Martynchik [[TakeThatUs is Jewish herself]].traits.
25th Oct '14 12:58:07 AM Koveras
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!!Sir Andä Pu.

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!!Sir Andä Pu.Pu


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* HiddenDepths: It's easy to dismiss Andä as an angsty yet presumptuous manchild who writes more checks with his mouth than his ass can cash in (as Max indeed often does), but at certain times, you just have to respect the little man, such as befriending Max, accompanying him to the Magakhon Forest, and ultimately [[spoiler:taking a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream to move from Echo to Tasher]].
23rd Sep '14 12:46:34 AM Koveras
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* BigFriendlyDog: Droopy, Max's Wasteland Shepherd. Named by Max as a tribute to [[TexAveryMGMCartoons a certain white dog with long ears who solves crimes]]. Very protective of Max and at least borderline sentient. Already the size of a St.Bernard's dog as a puppy and now grown up.

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* BigFriendlyDog: Droopy, Max's Wasteland Shepherd. Named by Max as a tribute to [[TexAveryMGMCartoons [[WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} a certain white dog with long ears who solves crimes]]. Very protective of Max and at least borderline sentient. Already the size of a St.Bernard's dog as a puppy and now grown up.
1st Aug '14 10:26:00 AM SilverDragon
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* OntologicalMystery: It doesn't have much bearing on the plot, but in the background the question remains: what exactly is Max? Is he a human Arbiter from the world of Arbiters? Or an EldritchAbomination, which plays at being human and, being a good player, fools even itself? Or somebody's Shadow? Or a phantom made flesh, like a certain lady? Where are some hints, but a definite answer is given only in the last book of the second series.
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