History Characters / ObanStarRacers

9th Feb '17 8:03:37 PM StoneBasilisk
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, Canaletto sent Sul to another dimension to eliminate him from the Great Race. No word on whether Sul ever escapes, however.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, Canaletto sent [[spoiler:Canaletto sends Sul to another dimension to eliminate him from the Great Race. No word on whether Sul ever escapes, however.Race, and his fate after that is unknown.]]
9th Feb '17 3:52:29 PM StoneBasilisk
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* AndIMustScream[[spoiler:When he is eliminated by Canaletto.]]

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* AndIMustScream[[spoiler:When he is eliminated by Canaletto.AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, Canaletto sent Sul to another dimension to eliminate him from the Great Race. No word on whether Sul ever escapes, however.]]
9th Feb '17 3:46:27 PM StoneBasilisk
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** BrokenAce: After his CareerEndingInjury, Rick quickly falls into a depression, but he still sticks around to teach Molly what he knows.



* CareerEndingInjury: [[spoiler:He is later told that he can never race again because of his injury.]]

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* CareerEndingInjury: [[spoiler:He His first race ends with the ''Whizzing Arrow I'' exploding mid-flight and crashing. While Rick survives and is later told back on his feet in a week, severe damage to his nervous system nearly cripples him with pain whenever he becomes stressed. Not even the advanced technology available at the Great Race is able to cure him, which effectively ends his career as a racer and ensures that he can never race again because of his injury.Molly becomes the Earth Team's pilot full-time. [[spoiler: Exactly as Canaletto had hoped.]]



* HiddenDepths: Rick turns out to be quite perceptive. Case in point, he was able to figure out Eva/Molly was Don's long lost daughter before anyone else (including Don himself).

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* HiddenDepths: Rick turns out to be quite perceptive. Case in point, he was able to figure out Eva/Molly was Don's long lost daughter before anyone else (including Don himself). [[spoiler:He's also the only person to even come close to discovering Canaletto's existence before the Oban Cycle, but he's promptly {{Mind Rape}}d into forgetting what he learned.]]



* MindRape: [[spoiler:When he gets too close to the truth and manages to psychically contact Canaletto, Rick is mentally tortured and forced to forget the experience.]]



* HeterosexualLifePartners: They even refer to the Whizzing Arrow III as their "baby".

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: They even refer to the Whizzing ''Whizzing Arrow III III'' as their "baby".



* ThoseTwoGuys: They are always seen together, mostly working on the Whizzing Arrow.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: They are always seen together, mostly working on the Whizzing Arrow.
''Whizzing Arrow''.



* AcePilot: As "Super Racer", Satis manages to reach the preliminary rounds of the Alwas Cycle. [[spoiler: Given that the Avatar is selected through the Great Race, Satis was obviously one of these in his mortal life.]]



* LargeAndInCharge: In every appearance, the Avatar is gigantic, though YourSizeMayVary - When overseeing the tournament, he's a sixty-foot-tall colossus, but he was clearly much smaller when he appeared before the Earth government's council (which was obviously meeting indooors).

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* BigGood: The Avatar is this for the entire galaxy, [[spoiler:at least, when a good person is assuming the role]]. Notably, the Avatar singlehandedly forces the Crog Imperium to abort its invasion of Earth, by seemingly teleporting the entire armada away from the planet.
* HolyHalo: The symbol of the Avatar floats behind his shoulders at all times, glowing bright yellow to create this effect.
* LargeAndInCharge: In every appearance, the Avatar is gigantic, though YourSizeMayVary - When overseeing the tournament, preliminary rounds on Alwas, he's a sixty-foot-tall colossus, but he was is clearly much smaller when he appeared before the Earth government's council (which was obviously meeting indooors).indooors) and during the final rounds on Oban.
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:The Avatar rules for exactly ten-thousand years, before hosting the Great Race of Oban to determine a successor. The winner of the Great Race becomes the new Avatar for the next ten millennia, while the previous Avatar dies. Satis is the current Avatar, while [[BigBad Canaletto]] was a former Avatar. At the end of the series, Jordan Wilde becomes the newest Avatar.]]



* TheManBehindTheCurtain: [[spoiler: The Avatar is revealed to be none other than the diminutive Satis, when he becomes too weak to maintain the illusion any longer.]]



* TheManBehindTheCurtain: [[spoiler: The Avatar is revealed to be none other than the diminutive Satis.]]

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* TheManBehindTheCurtain: [[spoiler: SigilSpam: The Avatar Avatar's symbol is revealed to be none other than the diminutive Satis.]]found all over Oban and its technology, and it even floats behind him as a HolyHalo.



* RedEyesTakeWarning

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* RedEyesTakeWarningRedEyesTakeWarning: Bright, staring red eyes, resembling those of a bird.



* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Pulls a variant of this with Eva, using MindRape and hypnosis to break her, though it's unknown whether he actually wanted Eva to be his servant or merely needed her to activate the Pyramid of Power for him.]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Pulls Makes this offer to Sul, when it becomes clear that he completely outmatches all the other competitors. When he refuses, Canaletto pulls him into an alternate dimension to remove him from the tournament outright.
** He then offers
a more twisted variant of this with Eva, to [[spoiler:Eva, using MindRape and hypnosis to break her, her spirit, though it's unknown whether he actually wanted Eva to be his servant or merely needed her to activate the Pyramid of Power for him.]]






* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: A villainous example. While he establishes his threat level by defeating Rick Thunderbolt, his own star-racer is heavily damaged by the destruction of the ''Arrow'', and in the rematch Eva and Jordan are able to exploit Groor's patchwork repair job to destroy his racer and win by default.
* HeroKiller: The damage he deals to the ''Whizzing Arrow'' in his first race is what leads to Rick's CareerEndingInjury. [[spoiler: Subverted later, as the damage was actually the result of Canaletto's sabotage.]]

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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: A villainous example. While he establishes his threat level by defeating Rick Thunderbolt, his own star-racer is heavily damaged by the destruction of the ''Arrow'', ''Arrow I'', and in the rematch Eva and Jordan are able to exploit Groor's patchwork repair job to destroy his racer and win by default.
* HeroKiller: The damage he deals to the ''Whizzing Arrow'' Arrow I'' in his first race is what leads to Rick's CareerEndingInjury. [[spoiler: Subverted later, as the damage was actually the result of Canaletto's sabotage.]]


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* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler:Canaletto certainly thought so.]]
8th Feb '17 8:54:55 AM StoneBasilisk
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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Gets a heavy one when it's discovered that the winner of the race won't receive any wish they desire...but instead become the next Avatar. She all but gives up the will to even compete in the race. Eva/Molly only does return to racing because she couldn't let someone like Canaletto abuse the power.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Gets Gets a heavy one when it's discovered that the [[spoiler:the winner of the race won't receive any wish they desire...but instead become the next Avatar. She all but gives up the will to even compete in the race. Eva/Molly only does return to racing because she couldn't let someone like Canaletto Lord Furter or General Kross abuse the power.]]
** She suffers an even ''worse'' one when [[spoiler:Canaletto reveals that she's been an UnwittingPawn for him her entire life. She's so horrified that Canaletto is basically able to MindRape her by simply telling her the truth, which leaves her vulnerable to his hypnotic sorcery.
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* MindRape: [[spoiler: Canaletto does this to her when they finally meet in person, by revealing the AwfulTruth of her life - that she's been an UnwittingPawn her entire life and that he was the one who killed Maya and crippled Rick - before using his powers to dominate her mind so she'll activate the Pyramid of Power for him.]]



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:From the very beginning, her entire life - including the death of her mother and Rick's CareerEndingInjury - was carefully orchestrated by Canaletto so she would eventually participate in the Great Race of Oban as Earth's representative pilot, knowing that she would refuse the Avatar's power after learning it wouldn't bring Maya back. [[HeroicBSOD Eva doesn't take the revelation well.]]]]



* ZettaiRyouiki: Her appearance at the series finale.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: Her appearance at the series finale.finale, as she's attending a new school.
8th Feb '17 8:40:17 AM StoneBasilisk
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* ManipulativeBastard: Orchestrated a massive GambitRoulette to take back the power of the Avatar, by essentially [[spoiler: manipulating most of Eva's life from the shadows to use her as an UnwittingPawn]].

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* LeakingCanOfEvil: [[spoiler: He's been trapped in the Temple of Oban for several millenia, but he's still able to reach out to communicate with the Mad Scrub and manipulate Eva's life.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Orchestrated a massive GambitRoulette to take back the power of the Avatar, by essentially [[spoiler: manipulating most of Eva's life from the shadows to use her as an UnwittingPawn]].UnwittingPawn during the Great Race]].
8th Feb '17 8:32:30 AM StoneBasilisk
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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: By the endgame, Canaletto is free, Satis is dead, the protagonists are scattered, Eva has been {{Mind Rape}}d into helping him activate the Pyramid of Power, and even the Great Beings are only able to annoy and distract him. If Jordan hadn't thrown himself into the Pyramid and became the new Avatar, Canaletto would have won.]]
8th Feb '17 8:21:43 AM StoneBasilisk
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* DarkIsEvil: Wears dark, greyish purple, is covered in black fur, and is hideously evil.

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* DarkIsEvil: Wears dark, greyish purple, clothing, is covered in black fur, fur/feathers, and is hideously evil.



* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler: The whole series is one regarding Eva's life - He caused Maya's death, and set off the bombs that would remove Rick from the race in order to make sure that Eva would be the Earth Team's main pilot; somehow knowing that she would refuse the role of Avatar when she won, and leave Satis weakened enough to be attacked directly.]] Justified, given that he can see the future.

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* EvilIsBigger: In person, he's almost as large as the average star-racer, though its unknown whether this is because of his nature as an ex-Avatar or if his race is naturally this huge.
* FeatheredFiend[=/=]RavensAndCrows: His head is distinctly corvid in shape, and his extra limbs are typically folded like wings behind him. WordOfGod confirms that he was originally meant to be even more raven-like in appearance.
* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler: The whole series is one regarding Eva's entire life turns out to be the product of one - He Canaletto caused Maya's death, and set off the bombs that would remove Rick from the race in order to make sure that Eva would be the Earth Team's main pilot; somehow knowing that she would refuse the role of Avatar when she won, and leave Satis weakened enough too weak to be attacked directly.stop him from escaping the temple.]] Justified, given that he can see the future.



* MindRape: Employs this on Rick Thunderbolt when he gets too close to the truth, causing him to forget meeting Canaletto due to the trauma. At the climax, he does this to Eva - [[spoiler:revealing that every major event of her life had been pre-planned, to break her spirit from the existential horror of it all, before using his powers to mind-control her so she would activate the Pyramid of Power for him.]]



* OmnicidalManiac: When he becomes the Avatar, he aims to wipe the galaxy clean of life to remove any "impurities" and then start it over.

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* OmnicidalManiac: When he becomes the Avatar, he He aims to wipe the galaxy clean of life to remove any "impurities" "impurities", and then start it over.over in his own image.


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* SigilSpam: Canaletto's emblem - an angular, upside-down Avatar symbol that resembles a spider - is found wherever his influence is felt. In particular, he has it painted in bright red on his beak, and the Mad Scrub painted the symbol on his own body and all over his home.


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* WalkingWasteland: Canaletto's very presence is enough to corrupt the Temple of Oban and cause it to plummet from the sky. Canatello then transforms the entirety of Oban into a lifeless desert.
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Pulls a variant of this with Eva, using MindRape and hypnosis to break her, though it's unknown whether he actually wanted Eva to be his servant or merely needed her to activate the Pyramid of Power for him.]]
7th Feb '17 7:07:28 PM StoneBasilisk
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* HeroKiller: The damage he deals to the Arrow is what leads to Rick's CareerEndingInjury. [[spoiler: Subverted later, as the damage was actually the result of Canaletto's sabotage.]]

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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: A villainous example. While he establishes his threat level by defeating Rick Thunderbolt, his own star-racer is heavily damaged by the destruction of the ''Arrow'', and in the rematch Eva and Jordan are able to exploit Groor's patchwork repair job to destroy his racer and win by default.
* HeroKiller: The damage he deals to the Arrow ''Whizzing Arrow'' in his first race is what leads to Rick's CareerEndingInjury. [[spoiler: Subverted later, as the damage was actually the result of Canaletto's sabotage.]]
7th Feb '17 6:59:45 PM StoneBasilisk
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* SoreLoser: Unsurprisingly, given his general attitude.
* StarterVillain: The first racer Eva competes against.

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* SoreLoser: Unsurprisingly, given his general attitude.
attitude. After he is defeated, he confronts Eva in a bar and attacks her, raging over his defeat in the rematch.
* StarterVillain: The first racer Eva the Earth Team competes against.against.
* WouldHurtAChild: Attacks Eva in a bar after losing the rematch, ostensibly with the intention of ''killing'' her for it, and is only stopped once Prince Aikka intervenes.
7th Feb '17 6:40:10 PM StoneBasilisk
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!!Always Cycle Characters

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!!Always !!Alwas Cycle Characters
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