History Characters / MassEffectTheEquestrianEquation

19th Sep '17 2:05:45 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PragmaticVillainy: Gave orders not to avoid harming the equestrians, which is assumed due to their being too rare and thus valuable to risk killing.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Gave orders not to avoid harming the equestrians, which is assumed due to their being too rare and thus valuable to risk killing.
19th Sep '17 2:04:47 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* KarmaHoudini: Talk Twilight into letting her go by [[{{Blackmail}} threatening to reveal dirt on the Heard]] if arrested and the only other option is for Twilight to kill her, [[ThouShaltNotKill which she's unwilling to do. [[spoiler:Even once the Shadow Broker is replaced by one synaptic to the ponies, there's nothing suggesting she facing any consequences.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Talk Twilight into letting her go by [[{{Blackmail}} threatening to reveal dirt on the Heard]] if arrested and the only other option is for Twilight to kill her, [[ThouShaltNotKill which she's unwilling to do. [[spoiler:Even once the Shadow Broker is replaced by one synaptic sympathetic to the ponies, there's nothing suggesting she facing any consequences.]]



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Is utterly apathetic to what becomes of the ponies she updated as long as she's paid.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Is utterly apathetic to what becomes of the ponies she updated abducted as long as she's paid.
19th Sep '17 2:02:39 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:After exiting the simulation, an arrogant Milligan attacks her, thinking she's powerless, only for her biotics to stop the bullets. Since she gave him his LastSecondChance, she then proceeds to follow her ancestor's policy and give him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown with her powers, ultimately sending him ''through'' a railing and into the Harmony Core. She then has a moment of remorse, but Shepard is there to comfort her]].

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:After exiting the simulation, an arrogant Milligan attacks her, thinking she's powerless, only for her biotics to stop the bullets. Since she gave him his LastSecondChance, she then proceeds to follow her ancestor's policy and give him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown with her powers, ultimately sending him ''through'' a railing and into the Harmony Core. She then has a moment of remorse, but Shepard is there to comfort her]].her.]]



* TheChessmaster: Her use of firebombs on New Ponyville was the perfect distraction, creating widespread panic with a minimum of actual casualties while she went about her work. When facing Rainbow Dash, [[XanatosSpeedChess she takes advantage of this]] to force her opponents into a SadisticChoice. And when facing Twilight, she deploys her MechaMooks in such a way that they would have overwhelmed her [[SpannerInTheWorks if not for 42 of 50]], after which she surrenders gracefully and attempts to negotiate her walking away [[{{Blackmail}} by threatening to reveal the Heard illicit secrets otherwise]].

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* TheChessmaster: Her use of firebombs on New Ponyville was the perfect distraction, creating widespread panic with a minimum of actual casualties while she went about her work. When facing Rainbow Dash, [[XanatosSpeedChess she takes advantage of this]] to force her opponents into a SadisticChoice. And when facing Twilight, she deploys her MechaMooks in such a way that they would have overwhelmed her [[SpannerInTheWorks if not for 42 of 50]], after which she surrenders gracefully and attempts to negotiate her walking away [[{{Blackmail}} by threatening to reveal the Heard illicit secrets otherwise]].



* KnightOfCerebus: ''Shades of Twilight'' was a largely SliceOfLife story who's antagonist were [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talked down with little trouble]]. Her actions result in life-and-death stakes, [[SadisticChoice morally difficult choices]], and the first time the the equestrians [[WakeUpCallBoss faced a "real" fight]] outside the simulation.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Having watching Twilight single-hoofedly demolish her security mechs, she opts to lay down her weapons and remove her biotic amp once face-to-face with her, lampshading it would be [[BullyingADragon dumb fight Twilight after she demonstrated such power]].

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* KarmaHoudini: Talk Twilight into letting her go by [[{{Blackmail}} threatening to reveal dirt on the Heard]] if arrested and the only other option is for Twilight to kill her, [[ThouShaltNotKill which she's unwilling to do. [[spoiler:Even once the Shadow Broker is replaced by one synaptic to the ponies, there's nothing suggesting she facing any consequences.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: ''Shades of Twilight'' was a largely SliceOfLife story who's antagonist were [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talked down with little trouble]]. Her actions result in life-and-death stakes, [[SadisticChoice morally difficult choices]], and the first time the the equestrians [[WakeUpCallBoss faced a "real" fight]] outside the simulation.
fight]].
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Having watching Twilight single-hoofedly demolish her security mechs, she opts to lay down her weapons and remove her biotic amp once face-to-face with her, lampshading it would be [[BullyingADragon dumb fight Twilight after she demonstrated such power]].
power]]. She also make clear that she has no intention of crossing paths with them again.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Is utterly apathetic to what becomes of the ponies she updated as long as she's paid.
* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: Points out that she merely injured Rainbow Dash when some of the Brokers other agents would have killed her ForTheEvulz, which understandably fails to improve Twilight's option of her.
19th Sep '17 1:27:24 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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!!!The head of a massive underground information trading network and one of the most influential beings in the galaxy. There's speculation whether or not they are a single individual.
* GreaterScopeVillain: For Arc 2 of ''Shades of Twilight'', being the one who hired the asari kidnapper. They never show up in person and those who do can only speculate their motives yet operate and organization far beyond what the protagonist have ever dealt with.

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!!!The head of a massive underground information trading network and one of the most influential beings in the galaxy. There's speculation whether or not they are It's questioned if they're even a single individual.
individual or not.
* GreaterScopeVillain: For Arc 2 of ''Shades of Twilight'', being the one who hired the asari kidnapper. [[TheGhost They never show up in person person]] and those who do everyone can only speculate their motives yet operate and operates an organization far beyond what the protagonist have ever dealt with.
19th Sep '17 1:20:50 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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!!!The head of a massive underground information trading network and one of the most influential beings in the galaxy.

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!!!The head of a massive underground information trading network and one of the most influential beings in the galaxy. There's speculation whether or not they are a single individual.



* WalkingSpoiler: Their even being involved in the story is a major reveal. One can't discuss what they were doing without giving away key plot details.



%%* TenMinuteRetirement:

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%%* * TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:Was about to resign as Director of Defense until Scootaloo pulls a YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre.]]



%%* BrokenAngel:

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%%* BrokenAngel:* BrokenAngel: She gets her wings shot. [[spoiler:It's clear she'll likey never fully recover her flight, if at all.]]



* RequiredSecondaryPowers: As explained [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/77608/10/mass-effect-shades-of-twilight/arc-2---conclusion-daybreak#comment/8421518 here (spoilers)]], pegasus wings allow them to control their direction while flying with their biotics, which normal biotics can't do as it "takes a lot of concentration to manipulate yourself in three dimensions while constantly draining your body's energy". [[spoiler:Rainbow's wing injures means even if she could still technically fly, she'd be unable to control her movement.]]

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: As explained [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/77608/10/mass-effect-shades-of-twilight/arc-2---conclusion-daybreak#comment/8421518 here (spoilers)]], pegasus wings allow them to control their direction while flying with their biotics, which normal biotics can't do as it "takes a lot of concentration to manipulate yourself in three dimensions while constantly draining your body's energy".biotics. [[spoiler:Rainbow's wing injures means even if she could still technically fly, she'd be unable to control her movement.]]
19th Sep '17 12:52:46 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Has elements of this in "Shades of Twilight." Her arrogance and self-confidence in her own abilities prevents her from listening to Lt. Pyres when he criticizes her about her performance.
* LeeroyJenkins: She pays dearly for this mindset.

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%%* TenMinuteRetirement:
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Has elements of this in "Shades ''Shades of Twilight." Twilight''. Her arrogance and self-confidence in her own abilities prevents her from listening to Lt. Pyres when he criticizes her about her performance.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Her failure and injuries in ''Shades of Twilight'' erase all her prior arrogance.]]
%%* BrokenAngel:
* GlassCannon: Strong enough to trash security mechs with her bare hooves, but goes down as soon as a blow is landed on her.
* LeeroyJenkins: She pays dearly While her rash, head-on style worked against MechaMooks, against a competent, [[MindOverMatter capable]] adversary, it ends in disaster for this mindset.her.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: As explained [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/77608/10/mass-effect-shades-of-twilight/arc-2---conclusion-daybreak#comment/8421518 here (spoilers)]], pegasus wings allow them to control their direction while flying with their biotics, which normal biotics can't do as it "takes a lot of concentration to manipulate yourself in three dimensions while constantly draining your body's energy". [[spoiler:Rainbow's wing injures means even if she could still technically fly, she'd be unable to control her movement.]]



* WrongGenreSavvy: The way she acts, it seems like she believes that the abnormal pegasi resilience she had in the simulation carries over to the real world.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: The way she acts, it seems like she believes that the abnormal pegasi resilience she had in the simulation carries over to the real world.
world. [[GlassCannon Nope.]]
18th Sep '17 11:35:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:After exiting the simulation, an arrogant Milligan attacks her, thinking she's powerless, only for her biotics to stop the bullets. Since she gave him his LastSecondChance, she then proceeds to follow her ancestor's policy and give him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown with her powers, ultimately sending him ''through'' a railing and into the Harmony Core. She then has a moment of remorse, but Shepard is there to comfort her]].

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:After exiting HeroicRROD: [[spoiler:At the simulation, an arrogant Milligan attacks her, thinking end of Arc 2 she's powerless, only hospitalized for internal hemorrhaging due to overextending her biotics to stop the bullets. Since she gave him his LastSecondChance, she then proceeds to follow her ancestor's policy and give him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown combined with her powers, ultimately sending him ''through'' a railing and into stress accumulated throughout the Harmony Core. She then has a moment of remorse, but Shepard is there to comfort her]].story.]]


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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:After exiting the simulation, an arrogant Milligan attacks her, thinking she's powerless, only for her biotics to stop the bullets. Since she gave him his LastSecondChance, she then proceeds to follow her ancestor's policy and give him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown with her powers, ultimately sending him ''through'' a railing and into the Harmony Core. She then has a moment of remorse, but Shepard is there to comfort her]].
18th Sep '17 11:19:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BigBadWannabe: Arc 1 of ''Shades of Twilight'' has his attempts to sabotage the equestrians thwarted without incident. His MaliciousSlander in Arc 2 might have been significant, but once [[spoiler:the Shadow Broker leaks proof of his illic intent, it completely collapses]].



* SlaveToPR: Back off his threats once he realizes he risks being caught doing something incriminating, instead resorting to methods legal or that can't be solidly traced back to him.

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* SlaveToPR: Back off his threats once he realizes he risks being caught doing something incriminating, instead resorting to methods legal or that supposedly can't be solidly traced back to him.
18th Sep '17 11:07:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GreaterScopeParagon: While never appearing in ''Shades of Twilight'' he's out and about dealing with galactic threats while Twilight deals with smaller ones at home. [[spoiler:He even kills the GreaterScopeVillain with Twilight being none the wiser.]]
18th Sep '17 10:54:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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%%* BigDamnHeroes



%%* AGlitchInTheMatrix



%%* MagneticHero



* TheParagon: Was presented as having followed the Paragon path prior to ''The Equestrian Equation,'' and voter-based decisions throughout the story typically bore this out.

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* TheParagon: Was presented as having followed the Paragon path prior to ''The Equestrian Equation,'' Equation'', and voter-based decisions throughout the story typically bore this out.




!![[MassEffect2AntagonistsAndNpcs/SecondaryAntagonists The Shadow Broker]]
!!!The head of a massive underground information trading network and one of the most influential beings in the galaxy.
* GreaterScopeVillain: For Arc 2 of ''Shades of Twilight'', being the one who hired the asari kidnapper. They never show up in person and those who do can only speculate their motives yet operate and organization far beyond what the protagonist have ever dealt with.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The new Shadow Broker (not that it's revealed they replaced the original) regrets the organizations prior actions agains the equestrians and seeks to make amends.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: Gave orders not to avoid harming the equestrians, which is assumed due to their being too rare and thus valuable to risk killing.



* BigBadDuumvirate: The main antagonist of ''The Equestrian Equation'' alongside Discord, though they have opposite goals.



%%* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans:



%%* WellIntentionedExtremist:

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%%* WellIntentionedExtremist:



%%* BigBad

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%%* BigBad* BigBadDuumvirate: The main antagonist of ''The Equestrian Equation'' alongside Celestia, though they have opposite goals.



* VillainousBreakdown: When Shepard confronts him in the Harmony Core chamber over [[spoiler:how Discord has been manipulating him the whole time,]] he becomes increasingly irate and incoherent to the point where he's shouting like a crazy person.

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* VillainousBreakdown: When Shepard confronts him in the Harmony Core chamber over [[spoiler:how Discord has been manipulating him the whole time,]] time]], he becomes increasingly irate and incoherent to the point where he's shouting like a crazy person.



%%* RidiculouslyHumanRobot:



%%* TheSpock

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%%* TheSpock



%%* ShootTheDog:

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%%* ShootTheDog:
* ShootTheDog: Destroyed a ship containing over three hundred Equine due to the presence of [[BrainwashedAndCrazy indoctrinated individuals]] who would have risked compromising the whole facility, something he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone still felt horrible about]].
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