History Characters / RealmOfTheElderlings

22nd Mar '17 2:58:01 PM Derkhan
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* IdenticalGrandson: To Chivalry. He's often said to look exactly like his father when he was a boy. [[spoiler: After his Skill healing he immediately compares himself to the his portrait.]]



** [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Son]]: To Chivalry. He's often said to look exactly like his father when he was a boy. [[spoiler: After his Skill healing he immediately compares himself to the his portrait.]]
22nd Mar '17 2:56:04 PM Derkhan
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* OlderThanTheyLook: In the ''The Fitz and The Fool'' series dues to the skill. He's nearly sixty, but is still in his thirties, physically.



** OlderThanTheyLook: In the ''The Fitz and The Fool'' series dues to the skill. He's nearly sixty, but is still in his thirties, physically.

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** OlderThanTheyLook: In the ''The Fitz and The Fool'' series dues to the skill. He's nearly sixty, but is still in his thirties, physically.



** MindScrew: There must be a reason why some of the characters believe he's female, but if he's male how did he manage to pass as a female in a sentient ship [[spoiler: when Ophelia knew right away that Althea was female]]? But if he's female then how Fitz wouldn't noticed at the end of ''Fool's Fate''?



* MindScrew: There must be a reason why some of the characters believe he's female, but if he's male how did he manage to pass as a female in a sentient ship [[spoiler: when Ophelia knew right away that Althea was female]]? But if he's female then how Fitz wouldn't noticed at the end of ''Fool's Fate''?



** ElectiveMute: Once she is slightly older, particularly after her tongue is 'loosened' and she's able to form coherent sentences. Bee worries that now being able to talk will only make others shun her more.


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* ElectiveMute: Once she is slightly older, particularly after her tongue is 'loosened' and she's able to form coherent sentences. Bee worries that now being able to talk will only make others shun her more.
22nd Mar '17 12:22:37 PM YourBrainOnTaint
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* TraumaCongaLine: In a surprisingly short space of time, Bee [[spoiler: his beaten by other children, loses her mother, meets a dying messenger and helps her father dispose of the body, almost gets kidnapped by a beggar who her father then stabs - before rushing off through a Skill pillar with him. Then she gets kidnapped for ''real'', by people that brutalise her household and kill some of her friends. She escapes her captors only to be betrayed and caught again, and is then pulled through a Skill pillar with them.]] Quite a lot for a small child to handle.

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* TraumaCongaLine: In a surprisingly short space of time, Bee [[spoiler: his is beaten by other children, loses her mother, meets a dying messenger and helps her father dispose of the body, almost gets kidnapped by a beggar who her father then stabs - before rushing off through a Skill pillar with him. Then she gets kidnapped for ''real'', by people that brutalise her household and kill some of her friends. She escapes her captors only to be betrayed and caught again, and is then pulled through a Skill pillar with them.]] Quite a lot for a small child to handle.



* UndyingLoyalty: To the Fool, after befriendeding him. Ash considers him an unsung hero for his actions in the earlier trilogies, and even accompanies him [[spoiler: on a dangerous mission through Skill pillars to kill the Servants.]]

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* UndyingLoyalty: To the Fool, after befriendeding befriending him. Ash considers him an unsung hero for his actions in the earlier trilogies, and even accompanies him [[spoiler: on a dangerous mission through Skill pillars to kill the Servants.]]
22nd Mar '17 12:20:36 PM YourBrainOnTaint
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!!Bee Farseer
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* TheAce: Despite being slow developer (physically), Bee proves adept at many things she's tasked with at a young age - such as artwork, reading, gardening, bee-keeping, candle-making. She's also sharp and intelligent. Bee possesses some ability with [[spoiler: the Wit, extreme sensitivity to the Skill, and has powerful White Prophet dreams.]]
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The other children bully and shun her, while their parents feel uncomfortable around her.
* CuteMute: As a very young child.
** ElectiveMute: Once she is slightly older, particularly after her tongue is 'loosened' and she's able to form coherent sentences. Bee worries that now being able to talk will only make others shun her more.
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler: At the end of ''Fool's Assassin'', the Servants kidnap her, believing her to be the Unexpected Son.]]
* HasTwoDaddies: Possibly even three, technically. [[spoiler: The Fool reveals that it's customary for his people to have two fathers, and that he is also Bee's father, due to the extremely close bond he's had with Fitz. One could also include 'Wolf Father' - the aspect of Nighteyes that Bee sometimes speaks to.]]
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: [[spoiler: It gets you kidnapped, your friends/household raped, abused and murdered, yourself hit, poisoned and starved... and that's all ''before'' she arrives at the hellhole of Clerres.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: The Servants are all looking for the 'Unexpected Son'... which they take to mean Bee.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: In a surprisingly short space of time, Bee [[spoiler: his beaten by other children, loses her mother, meets a dying messenger and helps her father dispose of the body, almost gets kidnapped by a beggar who her father then stabs - before rushing off through a Skill pillar with him. Then she gets kidnapped for ''real'', by people that brutalise her household and kill some of her friends. She escapes her captors only to be betrayed and caught again, and is then pulled through a Skill pillar with them.]] Quite a lot for a small child to handle.
* WaifProphet: She's a young girl who looks even younger, and possesses the [[spoiler: dreams of a White Prophet.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: At the age of nine, she still physically resembles a five year old.

!!Shun Fallstar
->'''a.k.a [[spoiler: Shine Fallstar]]'''
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* AbusiveParents: Her mother, who treated Shun like a cash cow. When her father stopped paying up, Shun's mother held her hostage and blamed her for her step-father's sexual interest.
* AlphaBitch: She has an abrasive personality, and a constant need for attention. Despite her neglected childhood (or perhaps because of it), she acts much like a spoilt rich brat.
* DaddysGirl: From a young age, she [[spoiler: instinctively skilled out to her father. When she discovers her father's indentity, she dotes on him.]]
* DamselInDistress: After the attack on [[spoiler: Withywoods, she's kidnapped along with Bee.]]
* DisappearedDad: Her biological father is absent for most of her life. [[spoiler: She discovers his identity in ''Fool's Quest'']]
* ItsAllAboutMe: She seems to think that everyone else's lives and actions revolve around her. When Fitz discovers his nine-year-old daughter has wandered out of the inn without him knowing, he immediately goes to search. Shun's reaction? (paraphrased) 'Bee can take care of herself, now please go tell that waiter off for ignoring me.'
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler: During the Withywoods attack, she is raped twice by the Chalcedeans. Fortunately, Bee is able to save her from a third assault.]] Combined with her step-father's abusiveness, it seems to have put her off men for life.
* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler: Shun and Lant become very close, before discovering that they are half-siblings.]]
* UnfortunateNames: 'Shun'. It's later revealed that her father named her [[spoiler: 'Shine']], but her abusive mother twisted it.

!![=FitzVigilant=]
->'''a.k.a [[spoiler: Lantern Fallstar]]'''
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* AbusiveParents: His father is neglectful and his step-mother tries to have him killed so her own sons can have a better advantage. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that Chade is his biological father... so it's only Lant's non-blood parents who are abusive.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Part of why he joins [=FitzChivalry=] on his assassination mission is because he feels like he failed to protect Shun and Bee from the Chalcedeans and Servants.]]
* TheDeterminator: Regardless of being beaten, stabbed or brainwashed, he will complete a mission if he's set his mind to it.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He idolises [=FitzChivalry=], and wants to surpass Chade's image of him as a son.
* PrivateTutor: Chade sends him to Withywoods for his own protection, under the guise of a tutor.
* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler: Shun and Lant become very close, before discovering that they are half-siblings.]]
* UpperClassTwit: In [=FitzChivalry's=] chapters, the narrative often focuses on Lant's foolishness - both the snobbery and childishness.

!!Ash
->'''a.k.a [[spoiler: Spark]]'''
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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Her mother named her Spark and Ash - Spark as her true self, and Ash as her false identity.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Much to the dismay of Fitz and especially Perseverance, 'Ash' turns out to be a girl.]]
* SonOfAWhore: [[spoiler: Spark was raised in a brothel by her mother, and was taken into Chade's care when her mother was murdered protecting her.]]
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: She was raised from birth to believe that she was a boy, for her own protection. As Chade's apprentice, she continues to operate as a boy when she's 'Ash', and a girl when she's 'Spark']]
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Fool, after befriendeding him. Ash considers him an unsung hero for his actions in the earlier trilogies, and even accompanies him [[spoiler: on a dangerous mission through Skill pillars to kill the Servants.]]

!!Perseverance
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Bee. He's one of the few Withywoods children to be kind to her, and once she lands in trouble, [[TheDeterminator he'll stop at nothing to help her.]]
* BookDumb: He struggles with his lessons, and doesn't see the value in it.
* NoSell: During the attack on [[spoiler: Withywoods, he is able to resist the compulsion that leaves all the other residents docile and brainwashed. He's also unable to hear the whispering around the Skill pillar]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Bee, and by extension, Fitz. He even [[spoiler: follows Fitz through a Skill pillar on a suicide mission to get revenge for Bee's 'death'.]]
6th Nov '16 6:46:25 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Especially when he was younger, when his infamously black temper made everyone fear and respect him.
** HandicappedBadass: His lame leg hasn't diminished most of his badass-itude, either.


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* HandicappedBadass: His lame leg hasn't diminished most of his badass-itude, either.
18th Aug '16 6:04:21 AM Derkhan
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* [[spoiler:BuriedAlive: Technically, although he wasn't in his body when it happened.]]

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* [[spoiler:BuriedAlive: Technically, BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Technically, although he wasn't in his body when it happened.]]



* [[spoiler:TheExile: He goes into a self-imposed one at the end of the first trilogy. The second trilogy involving Fitz eventually demonstrates that this was because leaving so much of himself in Girl-on-a-Dragon left him too emotionally dead to ''want'' to come out of hiding, at least until the Call comes knocking again.]]
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: How he escaped death and Regal's dungeons. At least, this is what they ''tell'' him; it's implied that his body was, in fact, completely dead, and only Burrich's enormous strength in the Wit, possibly combined with Fitz's Skill, was able to revive him.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheExile: He TheExile: [[spoiler:He goes into a self-imposed one at the end of the first trilogy. The second trilogy involving Fitz eventually demonstrates that this was because leaving so much of himself in Girl-on-a-Dragon left him too emotionally dead to ''want'' to come out of hiding, at least until the Call comes knocking again.]]
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: How FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:How he escaped death and Regal's dungeons. At least, this is what they ''tell'' him; it's implied that his body was, in fact, completely dead, and only Burrich's enormous strength in the Wit, possibly combined with Fitz's Skill, was able to revive him.]]



* [[spoiler:DeathOfTheHypotenuse: His death is what makes it possible for Molly and Fitz to end up together.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeathOfTheHypotenuse: His DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:His death is what makes it possible for Molly and Fitz to end up together.]]



* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins: Even if she did fall in love with someone else first.]]

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* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins: Even FirstGirlWins: [[spoiler:Even if she did fall in love with someone else first.]]



* [[spoiler:MamaBear]]: However, it takes a while for her to get used to it and become this trope.

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* [[spoiler:MamaBear]]: MamaBear: However, it takes a while for her to get used to it and become this trope.



* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:He gives up his whole self to breathe life to his carving of an Elderling, and to save the Six Duchies from the Red Ship Raiders.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He gives up his whole self to breathe life to his carving of an Elderling, and to save the Six Duchies from the Red Ship Raiders.]]



* [[spoiler: BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood]]: His penultimate fate.

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* [[spoiler: BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood]]: BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: His penultimate fate.



* [[spoiler:CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Hides the fact that he has The Skill from the rest of his family, and more importantly that he and Galen have access to old books about its advanced techniques which were thought lost to the world.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Death by ferret.]]

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* [[spoiler:CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Hides CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:Hides the fact that he has The Skill from the rest of his family, and more importantly that he and Galen have access to old books about its advanced techniques which were thought lost to the world.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Death CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Death by ferret.]]



* TheExile: [[spoiler:For killing her coterie mates.]]
* [[spoiler:Really700YearsOld: She's at least some 200 years old at the start of ''Assassin's Quest''.]]

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* TheExile: [[spoiler:For killing her coterie mates.twin sister.]]
* [[spoiler:Really700YearsOld: She's Really700YearsOld: [[spoiler:She's at least some 200 years old at the start of ''Assassin's Quest''.]]
10th Apr '16 1:15:05 PM surgoshan
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* TheAce: He felt that his elder brother Chivalry was one, and had been entirely content with the thought of spending his life serving his elder brother. He was driven to tears of gratitude to learn Fitz saw him the same way. Given what Verity ended up doing[[note]]Carving a skill dragon by himself, and very nearly completing it, when that's a task that normally requires the combined effort and Skill of a coterie, possibly with centuries of life behind them. All that with minimal training in the Skill, having to figure it all out for himself, and that after a journey through hostile territory, harried by deadly enemies.[[/note]], Fitz was pretty damn well right.



* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]: [[spoiler:He gives up his whole self to breathe life to his carving of an Elderling, and to save the Six Duchies from the Red Ship Raiders.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]: [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:He gives up his whole self to breathe life to his carving of an Elderling, and to save the Six Duchies from the Red Ship Raiders.]]



* BreadAndCircuses: His style of rule, and to a lesser extent how he cultivates enough popularity to take the throne and villainize Verity.
* TheBully

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* BreadAndCircuses: His style of rule, and to a lesser extent how he cultivates enough popularity to take the throne and villainize Verity.
cast Verity as a villain.
* TheBullyTheBully: To Fitz, when they were both children. When he usurped the throne, he carried the same tendency to a greater extreme.



* [[spoiler:DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: Though partly due to prejudice against them, he's willing to sacrifice the coastal Duchies--''half the kingdom''--to the Red Ships and murder his way through his family in the middle of a war if it will put himself on the throne. And he ignores the Red Ship threat when he gets it, as well as the economic crisis it has brought about, simply content to be king.]]

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* [[spoiler:DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: Though partly due to prejudice against them, he's willing to sacrifice the coastal Duchies--''half the kingdom''--to the Red Ships and murder his way through his family in the middle of a war if it will put himself on the throne. And he ignores the Red Ship threat when he gets it, as well as the economic crisis it has brought about, simply content to be king.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe

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* ItsAllAboutMeItsAllAboutMe: With the exceptions of his mother and half-brother, everyone else can go piss up a rope as far as Regal's concerned.
10th Apr '16 2:12:44 AM surgoshan
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* BreakTheCutie: Happens over the course of the series, pretty badly. (Most people consider him good, if not very good looking, though this is revealed retroactively).

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* BreakTheCutie: Happens over the course of the series, pretty badly. (Most people consider him good, if not very good looking, though this is revealed retroactively). He still suffers PTSD from the things that happened some thirty years later.



** [[spoiler: Then again with the Foool in ''Fool's Fate'', this time so he could bring the fool back to life.

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** [[spoiler: Then again with the Foool Fool]] in ''Fool's Fate'', this time so he could bring the fool latter back to life.



* PapaWolf: Don't threaten his child. Don't sound like you're threatening his child. Don't look like you're threatening his child. He may be the most dangerous man in the world and he ''is'' a wolf.



** OlderThanTheyLook: In the ''The Fitz and The Fool'' series dues to the skill.

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** OlderThanTheyLook: In the ''The Fitz and The Fool'' series dues to the skill. \n He's nearly sixty, but is still in his thirties, physically.



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20th Feb '16 4:21:12 PM cepion
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* BigBrotherBully: Acts this way toward Fitz (although he's his uncle, not brother) when he's a child. After Fitz reaches adolescence, things become much worse.
1st Feb '16 7:18:34 PM tyouker
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* NoPlaceForMeThere: At the end of the first trilogy, Fitz believes that because of everything he did and went through to keep the Six Duchies safe, he no longer belongs there. However, [[spoiler: the later books subvert this, as Fitz learns that it was only his own emotional issues (some mundane and some caused by pumping memories into skill stone) that led him to think he no longer belonged with his loved ones.]]
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