History Characters / Ravenloft

27th Dec '17 5:01:12 PM TheNerevarine
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* HunterOfHisOwnKid: After his survival, he has vowed to wipe out vampirism in whatever form it may come.

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* HunterOfHisOwnKid: HunterOfHisOwnKind: After his survival, he has vowed to wipe out vampirism in whatever form it may come.
27th Dec '17 4:59:57 PM TheNerevarine
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* FighterMageThief: Alongside his companions, the cleric Sasha and the thief Leisl. Jander is the fighter, due to his superhuman strength and abnormal powers as a vampire.


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* HunterOfHisOwnKid: After his survival, he has vowed to wipe out vampirism in whatever form it may come.


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* OurElvesAreBetter: He is a sun/gold elf to be exact.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: When he realized that he was tool of the Dark Powers against Strahd, he tried to commit SuicideBySunlight as an act of defiance, but they put a stop to this. After his survival, he swore to fight against evil in this plane and view this as a crusade against the ''the Dark Powers themselves''.
* TheScourgeOfGod: His entire purpose to be in Ravenloft is to constantly torment Strahd for the Dark Powers.
* SuicideBySunlight: Attempted to kill himself this manner, but the Mist aborted it.
29th Nov '17 5:25:31 AM Theriocephalus
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* DoomMagnet

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* %%* DoomMagnet
29th Nov '17 5:24:10 AM Theriocephalus
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A MadScientist, and Adam's "father." Damned with his creation, he toils constantly to try to "fix" his wife, but has thus far only succeeded in prolonging her agony.

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A MadScientist, and Adam's "father." "father". Damned with his creation, he toils constantly to try to "fix" his wife, but has thus far only succeeded in prolonging her agony.agony.
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* ProperlyParanoid: Her profile notes that if someone should turn up in possession of her original head, she'll immediately regard them as a dangerous enemy--after all, they're literally holding her life in their hands.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Her profile notes that if someone should turn up in possession of her original head, she'll immediately regard them as a dangerous enemy--after enemy -- after all, they're literally holding her life in their hands.



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* BlessedWithSuck: Has all the benefits (minus the immunity to mind spells) of a mechanical golem and is virtually immortal--at the expense of everything he held dear.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Has all the benefits (minus the immunity to mind spells) of a mechanical golem and is virtually immortal--at immortal -- at the expense of everything he held dear.



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: He thought he'd gotten out of Castle Avernus alive and intact...right up until he realized his heart wasn't beating anymore. Within a week, his skin was dried and stretched upon his bones, and people were running away from him.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: He thought he'd gotten out of Castle Avernus alive and intact... right up until he realized his heart wasn't beating anymore. Within a week, his skin was dried and stretched upon his bones, and people were running away from him.



* ImprovisedArmor: When Azalin shot a lightning bolt at him, he grabbed one of the lich's most potent spellbooks to shield himself and escaped unscathed. [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie ...Or not.]]

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* ImprovisedArmor: When Azalin shot a lightning bolt at him, he grabbed one of the lich's most potent spellbooks to shield himself and escaped unscathed. [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie ...[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie Or not.]]



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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Because some of the items in his collection are more dangerous than he realizes, he can serve as this. His tie-in adventure, ''Missing Bones'', is based on the fact that he learns his skeleton of Duke Gundar is real only ''after'' someone pulls out the stake and revives the dread vampire.
** In his named items, he also has a crawling claw (which would start attacking any living thing around it if released) that he presents as "the hand of Vecna", and his "soul blade" is actually the cursed weapon/pocket domain of Aggarath from ''The Forgotten Terror''.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Because some of the items in his collection are more dangerous than he realizes, he can serve as this. His tie-in adventure, ''Missing Bones'', is based on the fact that he learns his skeleton of Duke Gundar is real only ''after'' someone pulls out the stake and revives the dread vampire.
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vampire. In his named items, he also has a crawling claw (which would start attacking any living thing around it if released) that he presents as "the hand of Vecna", and his "soul blade" is actually the cursed weapon/pocket domain of Aggarath from ''The Forgotten Terror''.



11th Nov '17 3:57:54 PM Drope
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* DrFakenstein: A transparent Literature/{{Frankenstein}} pastiche, though much darker and less-sympathetic than the original.



* {{Expy}}: A transparent Literature/{{Frankenstein}} pastiche, though much darker and less-sympathetic than the original.
22nd Oct '17 11:32:37 PM Clendy82
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* PayEvilUntoEvil: When he caught the Vistani who had kidnapped his son and sold him to the vampire Metis, he set a horde of zombies on them, killing every last one of them. Considering they took van Richten's son and sold him to be a gay vampire's undead sex slave, and the fact they only took van Richten's son because their first target was defended well enough to repulse them with violence, it is ''very'' hard to see them as not [[KarmicDeath getting what was coming to them]].

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** Dr. Van Richten has been given stats across several game editions. His original stats in 2nd edition had to bend the rules because the character generation system at the time could not account for an elderly scholar with some interesting skills and he was a mid-level thief with an emphasis on reading language skills. His stats fluctuated from sourcebook to sourcebook, often with the explanation that his constant fights with undead had exposed him to permanent level drain (a very real danger fighting vampires under the rules at the time). In 3rd edition, with the advent of NPC non-combat classes that could account for much of his adult life as a doctor and not an adventurer, he was rewritten with a much more believable stat block for his status.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: When he caught the Vistani who had kidnapped his son and sold him to the vampire Metis, he set a horde of zombies on them, killing every last one of them. Considering they took van Richten's son and sold him to be a gay vampire's undead sex slave, child paramour, and the fact they only took van Richten's son because their first target was defended well enough to repulse them with violence, it is ''very'' hard to see them as not [[KarmicDeath getting what was coming to them]].
7th Oct '17 9:54:00 AM Megacles
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* BarrierWarrior: In the 5e remake of ''Ravenloft'', Van Richten can cast spells as a cleric, and he seems to prefer magic which wards off the undead as opposed to direct damage.


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* MasterOfDisguise: In ''Curse of Strahd'', Van Richten has a hat that lets him cast Disguise Self at will. It is possible to go throughout the campaign without ever realizing he's in it.


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* SwordCane: In ''Curse of Strahd'', he has one. The sword is silvered.
2nd Aug '17 9:45:23 AM Leliel
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* TheVirus: Like many lycanthropes, he's contagious. ''[[DownplayedTrope Unlike]]'' many lycanthropes, his infection turns people into a [[NonMaliciousMonster peaceable]] Carnivorous Ape, which is simply a very big, very smart omnivorous gorilla which is not contagious.
4th Mar '17 10:11:25 PM WanderingBrowser
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