History Characters / RealmOfTheElderlings

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.]]
1st Feb '16 4:21:59 PM tyouker
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* FatalFlaw: Careful reading indicates that his HeroicSelfDeprecation is actually pretty extreme; count the number of times that he's been "rebuked" by his friends, and then count the number of times that he either refuses to stand up for himself or tries to bend to multiple, conflicting demands. By the end of the first trilogy, there is literally no aspect of his personality or character, other than loyalty, that he considers in a positive light, and and there are very few insults that he defends himself against. As such, despite having some useful skills and resources, he refuses to take action at certain critical moments [[spoiler: most apparent during King Shrewd's murder and Regal's taking of the throne]] when he could have made a huge difference. In later books, this low self-regard leads him to [[spoiler: abandon nearly everyone he loves for years, under the assumption that they'd be fine, if not better off, without him. Notably, Chade, Burrich, and Patience all seem hurt by Fitz's assumption that this was the case.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Careful reading indicates that his HeroicSelfDeprecation is actually pretty extreme; count the number of times that he's been "rebuked" by his friends, and then count the number of times that he either refuses to stand up for himself or tries to bend to multiple, conflicting demands. By the end of the first trilogy, there is literally no aspect of his personality or character, other than loyalty, that he considers in a positive light, and and there are very few insults that he defends himself against. As such, despite having some useful skills and resources, he refuses to take action at certain critical moments [[spoiler: most apparent during King Shrewd's murder and Regal's taking of the throne]] when he could have made a huge difference. In later books, this low self-regard leads him to [[spoiler: abandon nearly everyone spend years cut off from most of the people he loves for years, loves, letting many of them think that he's dead, under the assumption that they'd be fine, if not better off, without him. Notably, Chade, Burrich, and Patience all seem hurt by Fitz's assumption that this was the case.him.]]
1st Feb '16 4:20:09 PM tyouker
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* FatalFlaw: Careful reading indicates that his HeroicSelfDeprecation is actually pretty extreme; count the number of times that he's been "rebuked" by his friends, and then count the number of times that he either refuses to stand up for himself or tries to bend to multiple, conflicting demands. By the end of the first trilogy, there is literally no aspect of his personality or character, other than loyalty, that he considers in a positive light, and and there are very few insults that he defends himself against. As such, despite having some useful skills and resources, he refuses to take action at certain critical moments [[spoiler: most apparent during King Shrewd's murder and Regal's taking of the throne]] when he could have made a huge difference. He also has a tendency, in later books, to isolate himself and avoid seeking help or support from people who would gladly give it, because he vastly underestimates their affection toward him. For example, [[spoiler: in the ''Tawny Man Trilogy,'' he basically abandons almost everyone who loves him for years under the assumption that they'd be just fine, if not better off, without him.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Careful reading indicates that his HeroicSelfDeprecation is actually pretty extreme; count the number of times that he's been "rebuked" by his friends, and then count the number of times that he either refuses to stand up for himself or tries to bend to multiple, conflicting demands. By the end of the first trilogy, there is literally no aspect of his personality or character, other than loyalty, that he considers in a positive light, and and there are very few insults that he defends himself against. As such, despite having some useful skills and resources, he refuses to take action at certain critical moments [[spoiler: most apparent during King Shrewd's murder and Regal's taking of the throne]] when he could have made a huge difference. He also has a tendency, in In later books, this low self-regard leads him to isolate himself and avoid seeking help or support from people who would gladly give it, because he vastly underestimates their affection toward him. For example, [[spoiler: in the ''Tawny Man Trilogy,'' he basically abandons almost abandon nearly everyone who he loves him for years years, under the assumption that they'd be just fine, if not better off, without him.him. Notably, Chade, Burrich, and Patience all seem hurt by Fitz's assumption that this was the case.]]
1st Feb '16 4:15:51 PM tyouker
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* FatalFlaw: Careful reading indicates that his HeroicSelfDeprecation is actually pretty extreme; count the number of times that he's been "rebuked" by his friends, and then count the number of times that he either refuses to stand up for himself or tries to bend to multiple, conflicting demands. By the end of the first trilogy, there is literally no aspect of his personality or character, other than loyalty, that he considers in a positive light, and and there are very few insults that he defends himself against. As such, despite having some useful skills and resources, he refuses to take action at certain critical moments [[spoiler: most apparent during King Shrewd's murder and Regal's taking of the throne]] when he could have made a huge difference.

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* FatalFlaw: Careful reading indicates that his HeroicSelfDeprecation is actually pretty extreme; count the number of times that he's been "rebuked" by his friends, and then count the number of times that he either refuses to stand up for himself or tries to bend to multiple, conflicting demands. By the end of the first trilogy, there is literally no aspect of his personality or character, other than loyalty, that he considers in a positive light, and and there are very few insults that he defends himself against. As such, despite having some useful skills and resources, he refuses to take action at certain critical moments [[spoiler: most apparent during King Shrewd's murder and Regal's taking of the throne]] when he could have made a huge difference. He also has a tendency, in later books, to isolate himself and avoid seeking help or support from people who would gladly give it, because he vastly underestimates their affection toward him. For example, [[spoiler: in the ''Tawny Man Trilogy,'' he basically abandons almost everyone who loves him for years under the assumption that they'd be just fine, if not better off, without him.]]
1st Feb '16 3:35:14 PM tyouker
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* ShipTease: There are lots of small hints across the books that she is attracted to Fitz, but she never confesses or acts on it.
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