History Characters / MalazanBookOfTheFallen

18th Jul '16 10:32:02 AM SimiOfDoom
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!!Seerdomin / Segda Travos
->'Redeemer, I have looked in the eyes of my enemy, and they are hard, cold, emptied of everything but hate. I have, yes, seen my own reflection it haunts me still.'
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A remnant officer of the Pannion Domin army that stays in Coral after the Seer's defeat and tries to better his life. He befriends the Tiste Andii Spinnock Durav in a tavern, where the both of them spend their evenings playing board games and pondering their daily lives. Aside from that, Seerdomin garners a little cult following within the camp of the ''Redeemer's'' worshippers as the ''Benighted'', because he visits [[spoiler: Itkovian's]] barrow daily and so keeps undesirables from the camp.



* TheAtoner: Wishes to atone for his crimes in the service of the cannibalistic army of the Pannion Domin. He keeps the title 'Seerdomin' so that he won't be able to hide his legacy.
* FromNobodyToNightmare:
** Once the son of a fisherman, became a high ranking fanatic in the Seer's army, admitting to have fully comitted to the tyranny.
** Does it again in ''Literature/TollTheHounds'', when he goes from gloomy but generally decent citizen to stalking and murdering people at night because they were planning to get rid of their new Andii Lord.
* HeelFaceTurn: While you couldn't exactly call him evil at any point, he is still conflicted about his past and tries his best to live with himself and his decisions. While his road is rocky indeed, by the end of ''Literature/TollTheHounds'' he [[spoiler: dies for the ideals]] of a god he isn't even sure he really believes in ''or'' trusts.
* TheHunter: Goes after a bunch of cutthroats trying to depose Anomander Rake as the Lord of Black Coral, so the Andii Lord would not have to deal with the rabble himself. Seerdomin thinks these people are proof that HumansAreBastards and that their benign Lord is the best thing that could have happened to Coral.
* LonelyTogether: Spinnock and him meet every evening in Scour Tavern to play Kef Tanar, get drunk and be miserable together.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: By the time of ''Literature/TollTheHounds'' he is a gruff loner, not even trying to hide his legacy and his only friend is a Tiste Andii he considers better than most humans.
-->''This is my penance, Spinnock Durav. My singular apology for the madness of humanity. Forgive them, please, because I cannot.'
* MessiahCreep: In Universe! Seerdomin slowly realizes that he's becoming a figure of salvation to the Redeemer's followers and deeply conflicted about it, because while his deeds may seem heroic to outsiders, he is mainly in it for personal reasons.
* MookLieutenant: The Septarch calls him his most trusted servant.
* TheNameless: Goes by his former military rank of 'Seerdomin' to show that he won't hide from his crimes under the Pannion Domin. It is later revealed that his real name was Segda Travos.
* NominalHero: The Redeemer's followers see him as their hero, because his daily presence at the barrow discourages bandits from entering the camp, but his reasons for visiting are personal and he is even surprised that people would look up to him.
* NotAlwaysEvil: Despite not being a named character yet, in ''Literature/MemoriesOfIce'' he is an all around decent human being towards [[spoiler: Toc during his imprisonment with the Matron]]: conversing with him to alleviate the torture the latter has to endure, taking him outside to view the sea and carrying him when he grows too weak to walk himself. All this despite holding the highest military rank of his army and being a ''very'' minor character in that book.
* ReligiousBruiser:
** Deconstructed in ''Literature/MemoriesOfIce'' when he is part of the fanatical army of the Pannion Domin and already a broken man because of the things he had to do. Then...
** Reconstructed in ''Literature/TollTheHounds'' when he finds himself bafflingly in the service of [[spoiler: the Redeemer]], once again fighting for a faith, but this time the implication is, that he's doing the right thing.
* OnlySaneEmployee: He is smart enough not to directly oppose his less than sane Seer's commands, but does go out of his way to call attention to the state of their prisoner and tries to reason with his higher-ups. It also helps that he is not one of the hunger-crazed foot soldiers that make up the bulk of the army.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Seerdomin has been thoroughly broken by the things he witnessed and did under the Seer's tyranny. While capable of great kindness towards [[spoiler: Toc]] and later Spinnock, his outlook on the world and humanity as a whole is far from positive.
* TheStoic: He delivers the news of the starvation of an entire people in a detached tone, though [[spoiler: Toc]] sees a NotSoStoic undercurrent in him.
* YouShallNotPass: Defends the [[spoiler:Redeemer]] from a dying god-possessed [[spoiler:Salind]].
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18th Jul '16 12:28:14 AM CassandraLeo
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!!Scillara
A camp follower with the Army of the Apocalypse who has been subjected to horrific abuse.

* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted. She ends up pregnant as a result of her forced prostitution, views the pregnancy as an ordeal, and wants nothing to do with the child when born. To be fair, it is effectively a ChildByRape.
* BiTheWay: She certainly enjoyed her encounter with [[spoiler:Blend]], though she does seem to prefer men.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:ends up HappilyMarried to Barathol, but she had to go through seven different kinds of hell to get there.]]
* GoodBadGirl: A fundamentally good person who will happily use sex to cheer people up if she thinks it worthwhile. However, this hasn't stopped her from getting emotionally hurt from doing so.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Starts out as this, but it wasn't exactly by choice.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: She tries to tell herself that it's just sex with [[spoiler:Cutter]], but ends up getting hurt anyway. [[spoiler:She believes Barathol will abandon her too, but ultimately he doesn't.]]
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:was subjected to the same rape and circumcision that Felisin Younger was, and then made a prostitute without apparently being given a say in the matter. She was also kept in a haze of [[FantasticDrug durhang]] throughout this time which may have resulted in somewhat less trauma than she might have otherwise experienced.]]
18th Jul '16 12:14:24 AM CassandraLeo
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* TheUnfettered: Tavore Paran has set before her a goal, and she will sacrifice whatever needs be -- herself, her reputation, her army of thousands of soldiers, as well as her allies -- to achieve it.

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* TheUnfettered: An unusual heroic example of the trope. Tavore Paran has set before her a goal, and she will sacrifice whatever needs be -- herself, her reputation, her army of thousands of soldiers, as well as her allies -- to achieve it.



* HeroesWantRedHeads: She is a red head, and hooks up with Ganoes Paran, who at that point is the closest thing ''Literature/GardensOfTheMoon'' has to a protagonist and hero.

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* HeroesWantRedHeads: She is a red head, redhead, and hooks up with Ganoes Paran, who at that point is the closest thing ''Literature/GardensOfTheMoon'' has to a protagonist and hero.



* BrainsAndBrawn: The brawns to Quick Ben's brains. Quick Ben is the one who comes up with plans and [[SwordAndSorcerer prepares the appropriate spells]] to provide Kalam with, while Kalam is the one to go in and do the job, which usually involves stabbing something or someone.

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* BrainsAndBrawn: The brawns brawn to Quick Ben's brains. Quick Ben is the one who comes up with plans and [[SwordAndSorcerer prepares the appropriate spells]] to provide Kalam with, while Kalam is the one to go in and do the job, which usually involves stabbing something or someone.



* TheSociopath

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* TheSociopath
TheSociopath: Even ''the Crippled God'' wants nothing to do with him.



* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler:While not actually stated outright, this is hinted to be a significant problem with her marriage. It's not clear whether Gorlas is gay or asexual, but her inner monologue notes that "Gorlas only ever used his fingers in this place", and that sex was much better. It's also noted that he won't be giving her an heir because of his proclivities.]]



* SexForSolace: [[spoiler:It's implied that she has affairs because she feels trapped in her marriage and doing this is the only thing that makes her feel alive.]]

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* SexForSolace: [[spoiler:It's implied that she has affairs because she feels trapped in her marriage to a sociopath who views her as nothing more than a tool to be used, and doing this is the only thing that makes her feel alive.]]



* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:She has an affair with Cutter, and it's implied this isn't the first one she's had. It's never made entirely clear whether this bothers her husband, who appears to be aware of them; even she herself isn't sure.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:She has an affair with Cutter, and it's implied this it isn't the first one she's had. It's never made entirely clear whether this bothers her husband, who appears to be aware of them; even she herself isn't sure. It's hinted that he actually wanted her to have affairs because he thought it would increase his power over the people she slept with. However, this leads to his KarmicDeath when one of those people ends up killing him, though more out of revenge for an unrelated matter than because of his wife.]]
17th Jul '16 11:54:32 PM CassandraLeo
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[[/folder]]!!High Priestess

The High Priestess of Mother Dark, who is a fairly important character in ''Toll the Hounds''. Despite this, her name is never actually specified. It is possible that "High Priestess" actually ''is'' her name. She should not be confused with Salind, the High Priestess of the Redeemer.



* DeusSexMachina: She is implied to use sex as a ritual to open the gate to Kurald Galain. It's not explained exactly how this works, but it's referred to as a religious ritual.
* ReallyGetsAround: We see a sexual relationship between her and Spinnock, and she's implied to have sexual relationships with dozens of other characters. This is actually stated to be the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of Tiste Andii priestesses in general. While there are religious or magical reasons for it, it's also hinted that there is an element of SexForSolace involved as well.

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* BadAss: Yes he's undead. Yes he has a host of advantages related to being undead. And yet, Tool is still incredibley BadAss.

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* BadAss: Yes he's undead. Yes he has a host of advantages related to being undead. And yet, Tool is still incredibley incredibly BadAss.



* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:His backstory. His mother was killed by the T'Lan Imass and he was shoved through a rent and into the arms of the K'Chain Che'Malle Matron. This has had a rather negative impact on his sanity]].

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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:His backstory. His mother was killed by the T'Lan T'lan Imass and he was shoved through a rent and into the arms of the K'Chain Che'Malle Matron. This has had a rather negative impact on his sanity]].
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* GoodBadGirl: one of the most promiscuous characters in the series (which is saying a lot), and also (despite being a thief and later a pirate) one of the least ethically flawed.
14th Jul '16 1:54:57 PM Derkhan
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Or naivete, at least. She is quite likely the most brilliant military strategist in the entire setting, and everyone who underestimates her ends up regretting it, if they even live to do so. She is apparently happy for people to continue to underestimate her, as it makes her life easier. However, we never actually see her internal monologue to confirm whether this is the case.
13th Jul '16 1:53:49 PM Derkhan
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* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:After his initial rape by Menandore in ''Literature/MidnightTides'', there is another sequence in ''Literature/ReapersGale'' which Menandore (again), Feather Witch and Seren all apparently attempt to rape him in short succession. The latter, at least, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction immediately afterwards, while Feather Witch's actions just serve to indicate how insane she has become.]]

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* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:After In ''Literature/ReapersGale'', [[spoiler:Feather Witch apparently decides that throwing herself naked at Udinaas is a good way to win his initial rape by alliance. This uncomfortably harkens back to when Menandore raped him in ''Literature/MidnightTides'', there is another sequence in ''Literature/ReapersGale'' which especially since Menandore (again), herself has just left the scene. Udinaas tells Feather Witch and Seren all apparently attempt to rape him in short succession. The latter, at least, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction immediately afterwards, while Feather Witch's actions just serve to indicate how insane no uncertain terms where she has become.can stick her attempts at seduction.]]
13th Jul '16 2:00:46 AM CassandraLeo
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* MayflyDecemberRomance

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* MayflyDecemberRomance
MayflyDecemberRomance: See above.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Well, Kef Tanar.
13th Jul '16 1:43:43 AM CassandraLeo
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* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Although she is probably not actually a child, she has the appearance of one. Unlike many examples of this trope, though, she's also a genuinely nice person, despite also being a killer.]]

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* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Although she is probably not actually a child, she has the appearance of one. ]] Unlike many examples of this trope, though, she's also a genuinely nice person, despite also being a killer.]]



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:She carries the seed of an Azath House within her. This means that her death was required to allow a new Azath House to grow, holding the soul of Scabandari Bloodeye and saving the Refugium and the now-mortal Imass who inhabit it.]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:She carries the seed of an Azath House within her. This means that her death was required to allow a new Azath House to grow, holding the soul of Scabandari Bloodeye and saving the Refugium and the now-mortal Imass who inhabit it. Udinaas, who has developed a strong friendship with her, is not at all happy about this, but appears to recognise that allowing the soul of Bloodeye to fall into the wrong hands, or for the mortal Imass to die, would be even worse.]]



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:While she has the appearance of a nine-year-old human child, she is actually a daughter of the goddess the Eres'al and apparently has the soul of a Forkrul Assail, and it's implied that she has been guarding the Azath House for a long, long time.]]

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:While she has the appearance of a nine-year-old human child, she is actually a daughter of the goddess the Eres'al and apparently has the soul of a Forkrul Assail, and it's implied that she has been guarding the Azath House for a long, long time. She still behaves like a child in many ways, but is quite a lot more perceptive and resilient than a child would realistically be expected to be.]]
* TheStoic: Despite the long string of horrible things that happen to her, she remains surprisingly resilient. [[spoiler:It may become slightly less surprising when one considers how old she likely really is, or the fact that she is the daughter of a goddess.
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13th Jul '16 1:39:49 AM CassandraLeo
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere
ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:At Y'ghatan. Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas, his erstwhile second in command, does not forgive him for this and ultimately allies with the Malazans, whom he had previously regarded as his hated enemies.]]


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!!Felisin Younger
The adopted daughter of Felisin, [[spoiler:who after being subjected to horrific abuses is ultimately kidnapped by renegade T'lan Imass and installed as a new Sha'ik Reborn.]]

* BigBeautifulWoman: [[spoiler:Due to her indulgence in as many sensual pleasures as she can manage, she puts on a lot of weight. This doesn't stop her from having as much sex as she wants, although to be fair, the fact that she's effectively worshipped probably helps here.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Raped and circumcised by Bidithal. Although Heboric appears to have healed her of the latter, she bears severe psychological scars from the abuse and they only get worse after she sees the friends who have been guarding her apparently cut down by T'lan Imass. While most of them survive and Heboric [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]], she does not know this and has clearly been broken by her string of traumatic experiences.]]
* GenerationXerox: Not a biological example, [[spoiler:but she follows the trajectory of her adoptive mother's life pretty closely, including being subjected to a huge TraumaCongaLine, [[ReallyGetsAround Really Getting Around]], and being installed as Sha'ik Reborn.]]
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:Is raped by Bidithal, which is only the start of her TraumaCongaLine.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: [[spoiler:After being installed as Sha'ik Reborn it doesn't take her long to start indulging as heavily in pleasures of the flesh as she can, which includes sex. Constantly. With, apparently, anyone who is willing.]]
* SexForSolace: [[spoiler:This is implied to be the reason she indulges in sex so much, though it's also suggested that the Crippled God is messing with her mind.]]
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