History Characters / MemorySorrowAndThorn

3rd May '16 10:08:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: [[spoiler:He is revealed to be the direct descendant of Saint Eahlstan Fiskerne, and therefore the rightful heir to the throne.]]

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: [[spoiler:He is revealed to be the direct descendant of Saint Eahlstan Fiskerne, and therefore the rightful heir to the throne.]]
26th Apr '16 7:42:49 PM OccasionalExister
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* GoOutWithASmile: He does smiling at Simon's hands, happy that he had succeeded in fulfilling his task of [[spoiler:assassinating Amerasu.]]
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: He manages to track Simon and his friends all over the country.

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* GoOutWithASmile: He does dies smiling at Simon's hands, happy that he had succeeded in fulfilling his task of [[spoiler:assassinating Amerasu.]]
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: He manages to track Simon and his friends all over the country.kingdom.



* YouHaveFailedMe: Inverted. Following his defeat in the first book, he actually begs Utuk'ku to kill him for failing her. Instead, she proves his memories (albeit painfully for him) and decides the failure wasn't his fault, restoring his status and giving him a new mission to redeem himself.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Inverted. Following his defeat in the first book, he actually begs Utuk'ku to kill him for failing her. Instead, she proves peers into his memories (albeit painfully for him) and decides the failure wasn't his fault, restoring his status and giving him a new mission to redeem himself.
23rd Apr '16 1:44:26 PM OccasionalExister
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!'''Duke Benigaris'''

The Duke of Nabban, Benigaris assumed the title at the Battle of Bullback Hill, where he betrayed Josua's forces and personally murdered his father, Leobardis.

* AloofBigBrother: He doesn't care much about his little brother, nor does he think much of him.
* MommasBoy: Initially he seems to be one, but as he begins losing the war against Josua and Camaris, he eventually cuts ties with her, [[spoiler:and doesn't even appear to feel bad when she commits suicide.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: According to Aspitis, after he murdered his own father, Benigaris spent the night crying in remorse.
* {{Patricide}}: Personally murdered his father to gain his title. It says something that feeling remorse for it is one of his only redeeming moments.
* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:After the war with Camaris and Josua arrives at his doorstep, and he realizes just how badly the world is screwed due to Elias's actions, he demands a DuelToTheDeath with Camaris for rule of Nabban. He knows he has very little chance of winning, but at least, in his mind, if anyone survives the end of the world, they'll remember him as the man who fought well against Camaris instead of as just a man who murdered his father for power.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: As the war against him begins to go badly, he displays his instability by murdering an astronomer who gave him a bad prediction and cutting all ties with his mother.

23rd Apr '16 1:21:58 PM OccasionalExister
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* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:After serving as a good mentor and friend to Simon, he does protecting him.]]



* [[spoiler: ObiWanMoment]]: Saves Simon from [[spoiler: Pryrates]], but [[spoiler: is killed in doing so]].

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* [[spoiler: ObiWanMoment]]: ObiWanMoment: Saves Simon from [[spoiler: Pryrates]], but [[spoiler: is killed in doing so]].


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: After trying to get information from a child, one of Fengbald's men asks if he wants the kid dead, seemingly for no reason other than ForTheEvulz. Fengbald is insulted, asking if the man thinks he's a demon.


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* FormerlyFat: He used to be chubby, but he loses a lot of weight after working in the forge.
23rd Apr '16 1:12:05 PM OccasionalExister
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!'''Ingen Jegger'''

A Black Rimmersman who serves Utuk'ku as her Huntsman. He hounds Simon and his friends in the first book and is defined by his loyalty to his mistress.

* TheBeastmaster: He's the master of the monstrous Norn hounds and frequently employs them in his hunts.
* {{Determinator}}: Say what you will about the man, but he will not give up. Best shown following the aftermath of the first book when he's nearly killed by a dragon, but still manages to drag himself off a mountain and back to his Queen.
* TheDragon: Serves as this to Utuk'ku in the first two books, being her primary agent.
* GoOutWithASmile: He does smiling at Simon's hands, happy that he had succeeded in fulfilling his task of [[spoiler:assassinating Amerasu.]]
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: He manages to track Simon and his friends all over the country.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite being a human, his only desire is to serve the Norn Queen.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Inverted. Following his defeat in the first book, he actually begs Utuk'ku to kill him for failing her. Instead, she proves his memories (albeit painfully for him) and decides the failure wasn't his fault, restoring his status and giving him a new mission to redeem himself.
23rd Apr '16 12:50:54 PM OccasionalExister
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* KarmicDeath: The relatives of some of the people he murdered lure him into a trap and kill him via HeroicSacrafice.

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* KarmicDeath: The relatives of some of the people he murdered lure him into a trap and kill him via HeroicSacrafice.HeroicSacrifice.



!'''Jeremias'''

A boyhood friend of Simon's from the Hayholt, he was a former chandler's apprentice until Inch took him as his own student. With Rachel's help, he manages to escape the Hayholt and eventually joins Josua's side in the war.

* AscendedExtra: He starts off as a very minor character who appears briefly in the first two books. In the third book, he's still not a main character but he gets a much more prominent role.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Has this towards [[CreepyChild Leleth]], and he becomes one of the few people besides Geloe that she shows visible attention to.
* ChildhoodFriends: He was Simon's best friend at the Hayholt. They eventually reunite in the third book and quickly resume their friendship.
* TheSquire: He volunteers to become this to Simon following Simon's knighthood. Though Simon leaves with Miriamele, leaving Jeremias behind before he can do any official squire duties.



* MostreatmentInducedBetrayal: Doctor Morgenes might have lived longer had he not fired Inch.

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* MostreatmentInducedBetrayal: MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Doctor Morgenes might have lived longer had he not fired Inch.


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* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: Aditu theorizes that though she wants to die, she can't bear the idea that others will live on with her gone. So she wants to arrange the greatest cataclysm imaginable to [[TakingYouWithMe take as many people with her as possible.]]
23rd Apr '16 12:31:21 PM OccasionalExister
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* KarmicDeath: The relatives of some of the people he murdered lure him into a trap and kill him via HeroicSacrfice.

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* KarmicDeath: The relatives of some of the people he murdered lure him into a trap and kill him via HeroicSacrfice.HeroicSacrafice.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The giant wheel in his foundry and which he was using in an attempt to torture Simon to death, is what ends up killing him. He gets caught on it and is literally ground into chunks in the machinery.





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\n* MostreatmentInducedBetrayal: Doctor Morgenes might have lived longer had he not fired Inch.
* TheResenter: Towards Simon in particular for taking his job but Pryrates notes that Inch has managed to get rid of everyone smarter and better looking than him.
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!'''Inch'''

The former assistant of Doctor Morgenes until he was replaced by Simon, something he did not take well. A simple-minded giant of a man with a penchant for cruelty, he betrayed Morgenes to his death by Pryrates and became the new foundry-master of the Hayholt.

* BadBoss: As foundry-master, he beats and abuses his men, working them until they're crippled, mad or dead. These ones are lucky compared to the ones he hands over to Pryrates for his experiments.
* DumbMuscle: Inch is described as a huge, strong man, but thinking is not his strong suit.
* InsistentTerminology: He demands to be called "Doctor" Inch.




* DemotedToExtra: He's a major character in the second book but plays only a small role in the third; He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by complaining about being ignored.

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* DemotedToExtra: He's a major character in the second book but plays only a small role in the third; He he [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by complaining about being ignored.



%%* HandsomeLech:

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%%* HandsomeLech:HandsomeLech
* HumiliationConga: He's betrayed by the niskie he employs, his ship is attacked by kilpa, he's disfigured by Miriamele during her escape, and he's soundly beaten in a sword fight against a seemingly simple old man in front of his men.
23rd Apr '16 12:01:19 PM OccasionalExister
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%%* AristocratsAreEvil
%%* HandsomeLech
%%* SmugSnake

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: After taking her virginity, his plan is to force Miriamele into marriage so he can seize the throne after Elias.
* AristocratsAreEvil: A count and one of the most flat out evil characters in the series. He's in good company serving [[CardCarryingVillain Pryrates]].
* BigBadWannabe: While he wants to be king after Elias by marrying Miriamele, the Storm King's forces endanger the entire world and are far more of a threat than he could ever hope to be.
* FalseFriend: Benigaris thinks of him as a close friend. In reality, Aspitis detests him and even mocks him behind his back about Benigaris [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone crying the night he murdered his father.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Even after he's been outed as a villain to Miriamele, he still speaks to her with a gentlemanly tone. Only now the content of what he says is frequently slimy, mocking and cruel.
%%* AristocratsAreEvil
%%* HandsomeLech
%%* SmugSnake
HandsomeLech:
* SmugSnake: His aspirations are almost as large as his ego, and he doesn't realize just how small of a fish he is in the grand scheme of things when compared with the Storm King and his plans.
18th Sep '15 1:41:29 AM surgoshan
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* TeamMom: To all of the servants in the castle.



%%* MauveShirt

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%%* MauveShirt* IronicNickname: The Prince's Right Hand. Josua doesn't have a right hand.
* MauveShirt: He gets significant characterization before his death.



%%* GoMadFromTheRevelation
%%* HeroicSacrifice
%%* OnlySaneMan: Definitely counts as one in Elias court.
%%* RedemptionEqualsAffliction

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%%* GoMadFromTheRevelation
%%* HeroicSacrifice
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He really shouldn't have taken Elias up on the latter's offer to learn Sorrow's secret.
* HeroicSacrifice: He knew Pyrates was evil, and jumped at the opportunity to try and help Rachel kill him (though he didn't know about it beforehand). The result was that he was blinded and driven mad.
*
OnlySaneMan: Definitely counts as one in Elias court.
%%* RedemptionEqualsAffliction
court. Kind of a JerkJock, but not really actively evil.
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: Try to kill an evil wizard, become a pitiable cripple and spend the end of your life as a madman wandering the haunted halls of an EldritchLocation.



%%* JerkAss
%%* KarmicDeath

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%%* JerkAss
%%* KarmicDeath
* JerkAss: His EstablishingCharacterMoment is the off-screen massacre of a town complaining about taxes.
* KarmicDeath: The relatives of some of the people he murdered lure him into a trap and kill him via HeroicSacrfice.



%%* SmugSnake

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%%* SmugSnake* SmugSnake: Yes, he's a bastard, but all he has going for him is his title. Beyond that, no one really cares about him and his death is really just a side story in a war that is itself nothing more than a distraction.



%%* GeniusBruiser

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%%* GeniusBruiser* GeniusBruiser: Founded the League of the Scroll, was a member, fought a dragon.



%%* PosthumousCharacter

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%%* PosthumousCharacter
* PosthumousCharacter: Really posthumous. He died a century before the story even began.



%%* TheBigGuy
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
%%* SupportingLeader

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%%* TheBigGuy
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
%%* SupportingLeader
* TheBigGuy: Basically a wall of a man. Stout of tum, but strong as an ox, despite being seventy years old.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Spends the story traveling the length and breadth of Osten Ard, serving his king and fighting his enemies personally.
* SupportingLeader: He's the Duke of the Northland, and basically acts as TheBigGuy to Miri's FiveManBand.



%%* BadassBookworm
%%* HeroicSacrifice: In Naglimund
%%* LetsGetDangerous
%%* TheSmartGuy

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%%* BadassBookworm
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* BadassBookworm: Picks up a pair of axes when the time comes to fight in Naglimund.
*
HeroicSacrifice: In Naglimund
%%* LetsGetDangerous
%%* TheSmartGuy
Naglimund; he stops to defend a doorway against attacking Norns so Josua and the rest can escape.
* LetsGetDangerous: Again, picking up axes.
* TheSmartGuy: One of the last surviving members of the League.
* TheObiWan: Acts in a small way as a mentor to ... the one-eyed monk. Passes on his League pendant to the latter before his HeroicSacrifice.



%%* AnAxeToGrind
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBeard

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%%* AnAxeToGrind
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBeard
* AnAxeToGrind: And boy does he love his people's traditional weapons.
* {{Badass}}: A Badass's Badass. He's the most fearsome of Isgrimnur's fighters.
* BadassBeard: As is usual among the Rimmersmen.



A monk and scholar who became a junior member of the League of the Scroll; Cadrach's hunger for knowledge met its match when he unearthed a copy of ''Du Svardenvyrd'', the black tome of Nisses' lore that revealed the impending return of the Storm King. Upon reading the book, he fell into a black pit of despair that broke only when Pryrates discovered his secret and tortured the knowledge out of him. He falls in with Miriamele, who pries away at his veneer of self-loathing in the hopes of eventually reforming him.

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A monk and scholar who became a junior member of the League of the Scroll; Cadrach's hunger for knowledge met its match when he unearthed a copy of ''Du Svardenvyrd'', the black tome of Nisses' lore that revealed the impending return of the Storm King. Upon reading the book, he fell into a black pit of despair that broke only when Pryrates discovered his secret and tortured the knowledge out of him. He falls in with Miriamele, Miriamel, who pries away at his veneer of self-loathing in the hopes of eventually reforming him.



%%* DrowningMySorrows

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%%* DrowningMySorrows* DrowningMySorrows: From first to last, he loves his drink. He only quits at the very end, out of devotion to Miriamel.



%%* AllLoveIsUnrequited

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%%* AllLoveIsUnrequited* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Spent years nurturing a hopeless crush on Eolair.



%%* HeroicSacrifice

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%%* HeroicSacrifice* HeroicSacrifice: After being almost killed, she ends up in a coma. When she realizes, on the Dream Road, how horribly she's screwed everything up, she gives her life force to Simon so he can survive Inch's WheelOfPain.



%%* AllLoveIsUnrequited
%%* BittersweetEnding

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%%* AllLoveIsUnrequited
%%* BittersweetEnding
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Turns out Maegwin's crush wasn't quite so hopeless. He was very fond of her, and that fondness had been growing before she went insane and sent him away.
* BittersweetEnding: He is now the ruler of a broken people, and Simon informing him about Maegwin's death wasn't entirely comforting, but...



%%* TheAtoner
%%* BadassGrandpa
%%* BadassNormal
%%* TheBigGuy
%%* TheChainsOfCommanding
%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
%%* DeathSeeker
%%* DrivenToSuicide
%%* HeroicBSOD
%%* KnightInShiningArmor

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%%* TheAtoner
%%* BadassGrandpa
%%* BadassNormal
%%* TheBigGuy
%%* TheChainsOfCommanding
%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
%%* DeathSeeker
%%* DrivenToSuicide
%%* HeroicBSOD
%%* KnightInShiningArmor
* TheAtoner: Because he [[spoiler:slept with Prester John's wife, who was fifty years younger than the king, resulting in the birth of Prince Josua]].
* BadassGrandpa: After coming out of his HeroicBSOD, he proceeds to sweep the countryside clean of Elias's armies, fighting as well as he had decades earlier.
* BadassNormal: No superpowers or anything, but an unstoppable fighter with Thorn in hand.
* TheBigGuy: Even bigger than Isgrimnur, probably something like 7 feet tall.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Really, really dour. Basically, clinical depression.
* CoolOldGuy: Becomes a mentor to Simon, teaching him the tenets of knighthood.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As a brainless servant, he still possesses enough skill to kick Aspitis's ass in a duel.
* DeathSeeker: Following the death of Prester John's wife in childbirth. He gave away all his possessions and set out in a rowboat, disappearing in a storm.
* HeroicBSOD: Whether the storm drove him witless or he did it himself is pretty much up to you.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He's the archetypal Arthurian knight: horse, sword, arcane code of honor.



%%* ReluctantWarrior
%%* ShroudedInMyth

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%%* ReluctantWarrior
%%* ShroudedInMyth
* ReluctantWarrior: "Camaris conducts war like a lady's maid cleaning spiders. She'll put it off as long as she can, but once she starts, she doesn't stop until the job is completely done." "Who is the greater warrior? The one of slightly lesser skill who loves it, or the one of greater skill who abhors it?"
* ShroudedInMyth: Ever since his disappearance. Arguably, after his ''second'' disappearance, too.



%%* TimeAbyss

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%%* TimeAbyss
* TimeAbyss: She is one of the oldest beings in Osten Ard, having been born aboard the vessels that brought the Sithi and Norn to the land. She is thousands of years old.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: To a lesser degree than Uttuk'ku. She spends her time in her treehouse, living in the past.



%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting

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%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She's quite fond of turning into an owl, though she never does so on screen.



* BaldOfEvil: He shaves his head.

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* BaldOfEvil: He shaves his head. Even his eyebrows.



%%* TheChessmaster
%%* TheDarkChick
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Amerasu.
%%* EvilIsDeathlyCold
* TheFaceless: She wearss beautiful silver mask, an image of her own face. [[spoiler:Because underneath it she looks like an old woman.]]
%%* OmnicidalManiac
%%* WhoWantsToLiveForever

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%%* TheChessmaster
%%* TheDarkChick
%%* TheDragon
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* TheChessmaster: Though she doesn't hold a candle to Ineluki, she's quite capable of devising centuries long schemes on her own.
* TheDarkChick: She's the only woman on the side of evil.
* TheDragon: Ineluki's sidekick and the one who actually carries out most of his evil plan.
*
EvilCounterpart: To Amerasu.
%%* EvilIsDeathlyCold
Amerasu. Both are the eldest and rulers of their people, both spend their time in seclusion living in their memories, mourning their dead children. But Utuk'ku also happens to want to kill everyone and die.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: She lives in the dark heart of a mountain in the frozen wastes.
* TheFaceless: She wearss wears beautiful silver mask, an image of her own face. [[spoiler:Because underneath it she looks like an old woman.]]
%%* OmnicidalManiac
%%* WhoWantsToLiveForever
* OmnicidalManiac: She really wants to destroy the world.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Turns out the Sithi/Norn gift of immortality really isn't all that great. She wants to die.
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