History Characters / RealmOfTheElderlings

17th Jun '18 1:21:35 PM McJeff
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* MistakenForGay: The HoYay with his best friend is so strong that he gets mistaken for gay by the most of the court, his friends, and his family members. [[spoiler:(Though it's never explicitly revealed whether the Fool is male, female, or something else entirely.)]]

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* MistakenForGay: The HoYay with his best friend is so strong that he gets mistaken for gay by the most of the court, his friends, and his family members. [[spoiler:(Though it's never explicitly revealed whether the Fool is male, female, or something else entirely.)]]
25th Apr '18 11:28:14 AM tyouker
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Is very good at making people forget their interactions with him.
* TheLoad: Subverted. At first his PowerIncontinence makes him far more of a hindrance than an asset, but he ends up being the only Skill user strong enough to [[spoiler: rescue Fitz and Nettle from inside Icefyre's mind]], which he does seemingly effortlessly.
23rd Apr '18 12:21:31 PM kefkakrazy
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* TheBerserker: Although less from being either of the personality types involved in a usual berseker. He just loses control when he fights. And despite not being trained or built for it, people have commented that he fights like a brawler. Hence, his [[AnAxeToGrind axe]].

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* TheBerserker: Although less from being either of the personality types involved in a usual berseker.berserker. He just loses control when he fights. And despite not being trained or built for it, people have commented that he fights like a brawler. Hence, his [[AnAxeToGrind axe]].



* CombatPragmatist: Fitz does not fight fair at all. Poison, hidden weapons, sniping, and deliberate maiming are all standard tactics for him.

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* CombatPragmatist: Fitz does not fight fair at all.all when he has the option. Poison, hidden weapons, sniping, and deliberate maiming are all standard tactics for him.



* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Has acute bouts of this whenever he binges on elfbark, which is notable for bringing on a bout of powerful nervous energy coupled with crippling depression. He's a bit prone to it in any circumstance, but much less so as of ''Golden Fool'' when his elfbark stores are taken away.



* ShipTease: Gets a bit, which he finds squicky, with Kettricken, especially in the Tawny Man trilogy.

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* ShipTease: Gets a bit, which he finds squicky, with Kettricken, especially in the Tawny Man trilogy. It never pans out, though.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the ''Tawny Man'' series.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the ''Tawny Man'' series.
series, his grim demeanor and generally battered features add a good ten or twenty years to his real age.



* DisguisedInDrag: As the foul-tempered Lady Thyme.

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* DisguisedInDrag: As the foul-tempered and foul-smelling Lady Thyme.Thyme. He points out at one point, after Thyme's "death," that her acidic demeanor and legendary odor were all calculated to ensure people kept a great distance from her, since his abilities in the art of disguise weren't up to creating something that would hold up under any kind of close inspection.



* IWasQuiteALooker: When he was younger and before he received his scars. He was also apparently quite the lady's man.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: When he was younger and before he received his scars. He was also apparently quite the lady's man.man, and developed that reputation once more once he came out of the shadows.



* ManipulativeBastard: Almost compulsively so.
* ParentalSubstitute: One of the many father figures for Fitz.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Almost compulsively so.
so. The Fool comments that Chade hoards secrets to himself as a magpie hoards glittering objects, and for little more reason than the having of them.
* ParentalSubstitute: One of the many father figures for Fitz.Fitz, though the notoriously wooden-headed Fitz takes a while to catch on to how strongly the sentiment is returned.
31st Mar '18 9:17:23 PM tyouker
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* BreakTheHaughty: While she's a skilled sailor and a far more suitable heir to her father than Kyle, she doesn't know as much as she thinks she does, and it's only after about a book and a half of humbling experiences that she's really ready to lead a crew.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: She realizes too late that she can't ask a captain to provide a reference for her when she's been fooling him for months into thinking she's someone else.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: A twist, in that her near-twin is not her brother but her nephew.


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* HalfIdenticalTwins: Looks remarkably like Althea.
31st Mar '18 8:59:10 PM tyouker
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* StockholmSyndrome: At first Wintrow just tries to ingratiate himself to Kennit out of self-preservation, but over time his desire to stay on Kennit's good side morphs into genuine (albeit twisted) loyalty.
31st Mar '18 8:48:28 PM tyouker
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* VillainousLegacy: Galen is dead by the end of the first book, but much of what Regal and his Coterie do over the following two books involves plans that Galen hatched or made possible while he was alive.
30th Mar '18 3:39:45 PM tyouker
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: One of the reasons why he's a VillainWithGoodPublicity is that he keeps inadvertently helping the people he's trying to exploit, and in the end [[spoiler: by stealing Vivacia and forging a kingdom for his own aggrandizement, then conveniently dying so that someone nobler than him ends up in charge of both, he changes the entire known world for the better.]]
8th Mar '18 1:23:48 PM kefkakrazy
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* TheAlcoholic: Seems to get drunk more often later in his life. [[spoiler:He cleans up when he begins living with and protecting Molly, who has a hatred of alcoholism after her abusive childhood..]]

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* TheAlcoholic: Seems to get drunk more often later in his life. [[spoiler:He cleans up when he begins living with and protecting Molly, who has a hatred of alcoholism after her abusive childhood..childhood.]]



* MadScientist: He invents gunpowder!

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* MadScientist: He invents gunpowder!gunpowder! His misadventures in discovering gunpowder's *properties* offer a bit of comic relief, particularly when he accidentally blows up Fitz's fireplace because he hadn't yet worked out that it behaves differently under containment.



* NonSpecificallyForeign: He comes from another country than the six duches, has a different skintone than anybody else and features described as alien, and comments on how weird certains aspects of their cultures are to him.
* TheJester

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* NonSpecificallyForeign: He comes from another country than the six duches, Six Duchies, has a different skintone than anybody else an albino's skin tone and features described as alien, and comments on how weird certains certain aspects of their cultures are to him.
* TheJesterTheJester: For most of the first trilogy. Prodding at Regal's fragile ego earns him the man's spite in particular.



* UnrequitedLove: Loves Fitz absolutely, with his entire being. Fitz, who is straight, balks at the thought of sleeping with him...[[spoiler: at least until near the end when he realises that theirs isn't necessarily a sexual love]].

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* UnrequitedLove: Loves Fitz absolutely, with his entire being. Fitz, who is straight, balks at the thought of sleeping with him...[[spoiler: at least until near the end when he realises realizes that theirs isn't necessarily a sexual love]].



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: When pregnant, she asked Burrich to seak an abortive plant but the latter convinced her to keep the baby.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: When pregnant, she asked Burrich to seak seek an abortive plant but the latter convinced her to keep the baby.



* DisappearedDad: Fitz never gets to meet him.

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* DisappearedDad: Fitz never gets to meet him, but spends much of his early life being compared to him.



* MeaningfulName

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* MeaningfulNameMeaningfulName: A tradition among Six Duchies nobility, as they believe that a virtuous name will bless the child with that virtue. They certainly weren't wrong with Chivalry; fathering Fitz is one of the only actions attributed to him that's less than upstanding.



* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Verity and Chivarly's Abel's.

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* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Verity and Chivarly's Chivalry's Abel's.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Death by ferret.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Death by ferret.ferret, the bond-mate of a Witted one that Regal put to death. It tears out his throat one night while he sleeps.]]



* PrettyBoy: He still has the Farseer looks, but he's built on more delicate lines than his relatives.

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* PrettyBoy: He still has the Farseer looks, but he's built on more delicate lines than his relatives.relatives and lacks the heavy muscle of the outdoorsy Verity.



Daughter of King Eyod of the Mountain Kingdom. She enters into an arranged marriage with Verity to seal an alliance between the two nations.



* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Particulary evident in [[spoiler:''The Tawny Man'' triology, where she keeps her public facade calm and collected while she privately confides in Fitz and Chade how afraid she is about Dutiful's disappearance.]]


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* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Particulary evident in [[spoiler:''The Tawny Man'' triology, trilogy, where she keeps her public facade calm and collected while she privately confides in Fitz and Chade how afraid she is about Dutiful's disappearance.]]




More or less Fitz's adoptive mother, and Chivalry's widow. She's small, willowy, and scatterbrained, constantly flitting between interests and hobbies. Lives in Withywoods on Chivalry's estate until later, when she comes to Buckkeep largely to watch over Fitz; while she's hurt by Fitz's existence, particularly in that she herself is most likely barren, she also loves him as the son she never was able to bear and is one of the few figures in Fitz's life to have only his well-being at heart.



A wandering minstrel Fitz encounters during his travels in ''Assassin's Quest.'' She picks up on his true identity and resolves to follow in his path, seeking to make a song out of his story so great as to buy her a place of security even into her old age.



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted. After her rape, she takes herbs to abort. They failed the first time, and taking a bigger dose the second time is what left her almost completely infertile.
* FriendsWithBenefits: With Fitz.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted. After her rape, she takes herbs to abort. They failed the first time, and taking a bigger dose the second time time, against the herbalist's advice, is what left her almost (almost) completely infertile.
* FriendsWithBenefits: With Fitz. Not uncommon among the minstrel folk, at least by reputation.



* TheBard

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* TheBardTheBard: Her eventual goal. As a wandering minstrel her life is destined to become harsher as her beauty, voice, and health eventually begin to wane, and so she seeks a position as a permanent court-bard to avoid that fate.



* YourCheatingHeart: Marries a minor noble but still sleeps with Fitz until Fitz finds out.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Marries a minor noble but still sleeps with Fitz until Fitz finds out.
out. Starling isn't especially bothered about it and blames Fitz for being upset about it.



A mysterious old woman Fitz encounters in his travels. She takes an immediate, and unusual, interest in him, and often seems to be more than she appears to be. [[spoiler:She's actually the last surviving member of a centuries-past coterie of Skill users, wandering the earth in penance after she murdered her sister in a quarrel over a man and broke their coterie apart.]]






Son of Kettricken and Verity, although Verity was wearing Fitz's body at the time, making him Fitz's blood son. Raised much in the Mountain tradition by his mother.



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A White Prophet from several generations ago, now known as the Black Man who haunts the island on which the dragon Icefyre is entombed. His skin, once albino like the Fool's, has long since gone fully to coal-black as he lived out his cycle as the White Prophet and saw his visions become reality.


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A young man living among the servants of Buckkeep. Born to a mother living among nomadic folk who, it's implied, was rather old, Thick bears physical deformities and mental disability, giving him a very childish and immature attitude and perspective. However, he's also phenomenally gifted with the Skill, perhaps making him the strongest user of that magic seen in the book.
11th Feb '18 7:48:06 PM nombretomado
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* {{Patronymic}}: [=FitzChivalry=].
11th Feb '18 7:47:04 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: [=FitzChivalry=], a {{Patronymic}} which also shows his bastardry; and then Badgerlock relating to his hair. (During the second trilogy, Fitz's hair is black with a distinct white streak where he took a head wound in the first trilogy.)

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* MeaningfulName: [=FitzChivalry=], a {{Patronymic}} {{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}} which also shows his bastardry; and then Badgerlock relating to his hair. (During the second trilogy, Fitz's hair is black with a distinct white streak where he took a head wound in the first trilogy.)
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