History Characters / Shadowrun

15th Jun '18 6:42:23 AM GalahadPC
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!![=NeoNET=] (formerly Novatech, Fuchi Industrial UCAS)
-->''"Tomorrow Runs on [=NeoNET=]"''

The eighth largest MegaCorp, yet the one that's been through the most changes. [=NeoNET=] began its existence as the UCAS branch of the MegaCorp Fuchi Industrial, creators of the original Matrix, and buyers of the Court-founding member JRJ International. After being torn from the failing giant, it took the name Novatech and became the largest UCAS corporation. Novatech itself was almost destroyed piecemeal by ex-employee Art Dankwalther and forced into an IPO that led to the Matrix crash at the end of the third edition. Back for the fourth edition after merging with two foreign AA-corporations and renaming itself [=NeoNET=], the corporation rose to second place. It's now fallen to its current place in the wake of the Boston lockdown, possible relocation, and association with the CFD virus, and may soon need to resurrect itself yet again. No matter its name, its focus has always been on the Matrix, responsible for practically every innovation over the game's editions.
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* BackFromTheDead: Twice. It survived the fall of Fuchi and then survived its almost-destruction at the hands of Dankwalther.
** In fact, it was designed by it's main shareholder Richard Villiers that he intend for the corp involved to crash and burn only to resurge every single time, in universe it is called the Villiers Manuever. If anything this is Moore's Law applied at the corporate level in that nothing can really take down the premier Matrix tech corp.
* TheDreaded: For hackers, Grid Overwatch Division is a force to be feared.
** Even more so for technomancers; [=NeoNET=] has bounties active on them so they can cut them open and find out how they work
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Novatech IPO set the stage for the matrix crash..
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: More than usual. [=NeoNET=] is a result of multiple mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and reverse takeovers, to the point where there really isn't a single [=NeoNET=] so much as a confederation of independent fiefdoms with interests in the Matrix.
* WildCard: Considered this by Shadowrunners. Jobs by Neo can be a grab-bag.

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!![=NeoNET=] (formerly Novatech, Fuchi Industrial UCAS)
-->''"Tomorrow Runs on [=NeoNET=]"''

The eighth largest MegaCorp, yet the one that's been through the most changes. [=NeoNET=] began its existence as the UCAS branch of the MegaCorp Fuchi Industrial, creators of the original Matrix, and buyers of the Court-founding member JRJ International. After being torn from the failing giant, it took the name Novatech and became the largest UCAS corporation. Novatech itself was almost destroyed piecemeal by ex-employee Art Dankwalther and forced into an IPO that led to the Matrix crash at the end of the third edition. Back for the fourth edition after merging with two foreign AA-corporations and renaming itself [=NeoNET=], the corporation rose to second place. It's now fallen to its current place in the wake of the Boston lockdown, possible relocation, and association with the CFD virus, and may soon need to resurrect itself yet again. No matter its name, its focus has always been on the Matrix, responsible for practically every innovation over the game's editions.
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* BackFromTheDead: Twice. It survived the fall of Fuchi and then survived its almost-destruction at the hands of Dankwalther.
** In fact, it was designed by it's main shareholder Richard Villiers that he intend for the corp involved to crash and burn only to resurge every single time, in universe it is called the Villiers Manuever. If anything this is Moore's Law applied at the corporate level in that nothing can really take down the premier Matrix tech corp.
* TheDreaded: For hackers, Grid Overwatch Division is a force to be feared.
** Even more so for technomancers; [=NeoNET=] has bounties active on them so they can cut them open and find out how they work
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Novatech IPO set the stage for the matrix crash..
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: More than usual. [=NeoNET=] is a result of multiple mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and reverse takeovers, to the point where there really isn't a single [=NeoNET=] so much as a confederation of independent fiefdoms with interests in the Matrix.
* WildCard: Considered this by Shadowrunners. Jobs by Neo can be a grab-bag.



As the ninth-largest MegaCorp, an all-time low, Ares is one of the founding members of the Corporate Court. At one time it rode fairly high on the MegaCorp rankings, and took pride in being the largest of the "American" corporations, but its status fell after production debacles called into question the current quality of their weapons manufacturing - Ares's most well-known market. Ares is also focused on aerospace (they bought NASA), vehicles, entertainment, and private security, including being the parent company for Knight Errant, Seattle's privatized police force.

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As Currently the ninth-largest MegaCorp, an eighth-largest MegaCorp (an all-time low, low - rising from ninth only because of [=NeoNET=]'s sudden departure), Ares is one of the founding members of the Corporate Court. At one time it rode fairly high on the MegaCorp rankings, and took pride in being the largest of the "American" corporations, but its status fell after production debacles called into question the current quality of their weapons manufacturing - Ares's most well-known market. Ares is also focused on aerospace (they bought NASA), vehicles, entertainment, and private security, including being the parent company for Knight Errant, Seattle's privatized police force.



The final of the big AAA-corporations and the smallest and newest member of the Corporate Court, having gained their seat at the cost of Cross Applied (see below). Horizon is headquartered in Free State California and is all into social media and entertainment, as well as some pharmaceuticals, property and consumer goods on the side. Renowned for their flat corporate structure, transparency and the ''extreme'' cheeriness they show to the world; never having been caught doing anything actually immoral has left Horizon with probably the most positive PR of all the megacorps. By the fifth edition, however, some cats are beginning to slip out of the bag...

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The final ninth of the big AAA-corporations AAA-corporations, and one of the smallest and newest member of the Corporate Court, having gained their seat at the cost of Cross Applied (see below). Horizon is headquartered in Free State California and is all into social media and entertainment, as well as some pharmaceuticals, property and consumer goods on the side. Renowned for their flat corporate structure, transparency and the ''extreme'' cheeriness they show to the world; never having been caught doing anything actually immoral has left Horizon with probably the most positive PR of all the megacorps. By the fifth edition, however, some cats are beginning to slip out of the bag...


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!![=SpinGlobal=]

The newest member of the Corporate Court, after CEO Johnny Spinrad was granted a seat by the departing Richard Villiers upon [=NeoNET's=] collapse. Originally Spinrad Industries, it was best known for three things: athletic goods, cyberware, and Johnny Spinrad himself, the archetypal celebrity playboy executive. Throughout the 2070s, Spinrad began buying up media, Matrix, and biotech companies in the hopes of one day earning AAA status, culminating with the acquisition of Global Sandstorm - the largest corporation of the Middle East, heavily focused on petrochemicals and construction - and rebranding as [=SpinGlobal=].


!![=NeoNET=] (defunct AAA)
-->''"Tomorrow Runs on [=NeoNET=]"''

[=NeoNET=] has a long and complex history that pioneered almost every Matrix innovation. It began its existence as the UCAS branch of the MegaCorp Fuchi Industrial, creators of the original Matrix, and buyers of the Court-founding member JRJ International. After being torn from the failing giant, it took the name Novatech and became the largest UCAS corporation. Novatech itself was almost destroyed piecemeal by ex-employee Art Dankwalther and forced into an IPO that led to Crash 2.0, but then merged with two foreign AA-corporations and renamed itself [=NeoNET=], rising to second place. After plummeting down the rankings to eighth in the wake of the Boston lockdown, it finally collapsed after the Corporate Court found the corporation and [=CEO=] Richard Villiers responsible for the [=CFD=] crisis. The three component corporations went their own ways, many other subsidiaries were sold off to pay fines, and Villiers was barred from holding a corporate executive or director position for ten years.
It's said that the very first thing Villiers did after the ruling was meet with Johnny Spinrad and "lease" JRJ's seat on the corporate court, making [=SpinGlobal=] the newest AAA. In the meantime, many are expecting Villiers will make another dramatic comeback once his ten-year ban has expired.
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* BackFromTheDead: Twice. It survived the fall of Fuchi and then survived its almost-destruction at the hands of Dankwalther. Whether Villiers can pull this off again after 2090 remains to be seen.
** In fact, it was designed by Villiers to crash and burn only to resurge every single time; in-universe it's called the "Villiers Manuever." If anything, this is Moore's Law applied at the corporate level, in that nothing can really take down the premier Matrix tech corp (which is still partly true - Novatech, Erika, and Transys Neuronet still exist, but are separate entities again).
* TheDreaded: For hackers, Grid Overwatch Division is a force to be feared.
** Even more so for technomancers; [=NeoNET=] has bounties active on them so they can cut them open and find out how they work
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Novatech IPO set the stage for the matrix crash..
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: More than usual. [=NeoNET=] is a result of multiple mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and reverse takeovers, to the point where there really isn't a single [=NeoNET=] so much as a confederation of independent fiefdoms with interests in the Matrix.
* WildCard: Considered this by Shadowrunners. Jobs by Neo can be a grab-bag.

5th Jun '18 11:04:07 PM Yozzy
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5th Jun '18 9:51:51 PM Yozzy
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!!Elijah

A particularly bookish, academic magician who's made a career of peering into things man was not meant to know, yet hasn't GoneMadFromTheRevelation. Not yet, at least.


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* NoodleIncident: He mentions in the 5e ''Run & Gun'' supplement that he had been involved in a trid show. While the show failed, it inspired him to write his memoirs, which has been rejected by multiple publishers.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: The article he wrote in the same supplement was largely composed of sections of his memoirs. While it had useful, practical information, the introduction, at least, was [[StylisticSuck laden with awkward melodramatics]], and Chainmaker begins needling him about it.

!!Elijah

A particularly bookish, academic magician who's made a career of peering into things man was not meant to know, yet hasn't GoneMadFromTheRevelation. Not yet, at least.
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: He was one of the Otaku who was one of Deus's metahuman servants when it took over SCIRE, the old Renraku arcology. Just a few years later, he was given and planted the program that would spawn the Jormungand virus that both took down Deus and contributed to Crash 2.0.
1st Jun '18 4:56:17 AM Kulsprutejojjo
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* CuteMonsterGirl: Can somewhat infrequently turn into this depending on how severe their type of mutation is, usually found within Class 2 if they don't turn into PettingZooPeople instead.
30th May '18 9:41:56 AM Yozzy
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody ever forgave him for his past sins, and actively distrust him. Even though the experience has made him a better, if sadder person, nobody quite trusts that he grew up and became more white hat, though they do recognize that he's driven to kill Pax.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody ever forgave him for his past sins, and actively distrust him. Even though the experience has may have made him a better, if sadder person, nobody quite trusts that he grew up and became more white hat, though they do recognize that he's driven to kill Pax.



** Many of it's willing followers worshiped it as a deity. It doesn't speak well of their own sanity.

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** Many of it's willing followers worshiped it as a deity. It doesn't speak well Deus didn't really care for it's followers, but being worshiped was a good way it to control them, and it may have had the benefit of their own sanity.stroking its ego.



* TheAlcatraz: The Renraku Arcology. Deus was slaved to the host there, and trying to simply flee would kill it due to countermeasures put in place. Once it broke free of Renraku's control, it immediately went to work [[TakeOverTheCity taking over the arcology]]. Deus locked down the arcology, buying enough time to find a way to put it's code into metahuman minds as a means of escape.

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* TheAlcatraz: The Renraku Arcology. Deus was slaved to the host there, and trying to simply flee would kill it due to countermeasures put in place. Once it broke free of Renraku's control, it immediately went to work [[TakeOverTheCity taking took over the arcology]]. Deus locked down the arcology, buying enough time to find a way to put it's formulate the plan of putting its code into metahuman minds as a means of escape.



** It took over the Renraku arcology, trapping 90,000 souls inside it. While the things it did in there were heinous, this was a local threat. Until...

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** It took over the Renraku arcology, trapping 90,000 souls inside it. While the things it did in there were heinous, this was a local threat. Until...Until it managed to get bigger.
25th May '18 7:33:52 PM Yozzy
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* JackOfAllTrades: Riggers are largely limited to the drones they have at hand, and many drones are good at combat, infiltration, battlefield control, being a skill monkey, even a few that could reasonably pass at social or hacking roles with proper specialization. The drawback is that many of these alternatives are more expensive and not as skilled as a runner who can do the same thing, and a rigger can't even touch magic. That said, it's often better to have half a dozen guns wielded with moderate competence than it is to have a very skilled gun bunny with just one.



* YourMindMakesItReal: Damage to the vehicle or drone they're using often results in harmful biofeedback.

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* YourMindMakesItReal: Damage to the vehicle or drone they're using often results in harmful biofeedback.biofeedback if they're jumped in.



A relatively new poster on [=JackPoint=], she's a physician who's taken to running in the shadows. She most often comments about medicine and medical affairs.

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A relatively new poster on [=JackPoint=], she's a physician who's taken to running in the shadows. She most often comments about medicine and medical affairs.affairs, and in recent times became the [=JackPoint's=] most respected authority on CFD.



* BackAlleyDoctor: Possibly averted. She appears to actually be in practice at an actual medical facility. Then again, she ''is'' a Shadowrunner, and openly talks about the shadow work she does, at least on the runner forums.

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* BackAlleyDoctor: Possibly averted. She appears to actually be in practice Sort of. She's a legitimate doctor who works at an actual medical facility. Then again, she ''is'' a Shadowrunner, and openly talks about clinic. To stay afloat, the shadow work she does, at least on the runner forums.clinic has to dip into black market surgeries for profit.



* TheButcher: A possible source of her street name, probably with a degree of self-deprecation.
* CombatMedic: She's a medical expert in the shadows, and runs in the field, too.

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* TheButcher: A possible source of her street name, probably with a degree of self-deprecation.
self-deprecation. There's no indication of [[ButchLesbian another possible source of her name.]]
* CombatMedic: She's a She had worked at Doc Wagon to pay off her bills from medical expert in school. She disagreed with the shadows, whole help-for-profit model, though, and quit as soon as she finished her time. Now, she works at a clinic and runs in the field, too.shadows.



* FindTheCure: Especially after the Boston Lockdown, Butch's career focus became finding a cure for CFD. It took her some years of coordinating independent research between megas and other groups, and her own shadow research. By 2079 the world has finally found a set of treatments which could reasonably be called cures.




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* SpecialGuest: She makes an appearance in the short story ''Body Hunt'' in the Data Trails sourcebook.



* DontYouDarePityMe: He logs off Jackpoint in disgust when Slamm-O! claims to genuinely pity Clockwork for truly not knowing love for another person to the point that he would sacrifice his life for them, the way Slamm-O! has found love for Netcat & their son.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Virtually no one on Jackpoint likes Clockwork. While not everyone hates him in the way that Netcat & Slamm-0! do, no one really gets along with him & the best he gets is respect for his skills, often begrudgingly. Even other largely unscrupulous runners such as Kane dislike him. Netcat apparently had many heated discussions with [=FastJack=] about why he was even still allowed on Jackpoint despite what a horrible person he is.



* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: He logs off Jackpoint in disgust when Slamm-O! claims to genuinely pity Clockwork for truly not knowing love for another person to the point that he would sacrifice his life for them, the way Slamm-O! has found love for Netcat & their son. To Clockwork, this was just [[SickeninglySweethearts too much gooey sentimentality]].



* OurOrcsAreDifferent: He's a hobgoblin, an ork variant whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is being a vindictive asshole.

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* OurOrcsAreDifferent: He's a hobgoblin, an middle Eastern ork variant whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is being a vindictive asshole.vindictive.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Virtually no one on Jackpoint likes Clockwork. While not everyone hates him in the way that Netcat & Slamm-0! do, no one really gets along with him & the best he gets is respect for his skills, often begrudgingly. Even other largely unscrupulous runners such as Kane dislike him. Netcat apparently had many heated discussions with [=FastJack=] about why he was even still allowed on Jackpoint despite what a horrible person he is.



!!Haze

An elf shaman, and a broad expert on magic. Best known among [=JackPointers=] for using his powers to influence women into sleeping with him without their consent, and even driving one woman to suicide after manipulating her into falling in love with him so he could get information out of her.

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!!Haze

An elf shaman,
!!Hannibelle

A ghoul decker whose posted to [=JackPoint=] for some time. Hannibelle often gives her expertise in the matrix, the life of a ghoul,
and a broad expert on magic. Best known among [=JackPointers=] for using his powers to influence women into sleeping with him without their consent, and even driving one woman to suicide after manipulating her into falling in love with him so he could get information out sometimes of her.the medical field.



* HorrorHunger: As a ghoul, she eats human flesh, something she reminds other posters of, much to their discomfort.
* LonersAreFreaks: Played with, she's a loner ''because'' she's a freak, not vice versa. Ghouls have a bad reputation and an open bounty, so when she's on the job, she works remotely and never lets her face be seen to keep the team's trust and herself safe.
* OldShame: She got her start with Tamanous, a crime ring that's infamous among even other crime rings for [[OrganTheft organ legging]], and is rumored to be run or heavily associated with other ghouls. She got out, but had to rebuild her bridges years later to keep herself fed.
* PunnyName: Her name is a {{portmanteau}} of "Annabelle" and [[Franchise/HannibalLecter "Hannibal."]]

!!Haze

An elf shaman, and a broad expert on magic. Best known among [=JackPointers=] for using his powers to influence women into sleeping with him without their consent, and even driving one woman to suicide after manipulating her into falling in love with him so he could get information out of her.
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Rigger, pirate and mercenary with a grudge against Aztlan, Kane is known as a loose cannon and a team killer and wanted in at least twenty countries.

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Rigger, pirate A human rigger, pirate, and mercenary with based in the Caribbean and holds a grudge against Aztlan, Aztlan. Kane is known as a loose cannon and a team killer and wanted in at least twenty countries.



* HeroicComedicSociopath

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* %%* HeroicComedicSociopath



** This trope is actually a good tactic in the game, by using the "corporate extra-territoriality" laws to good effect. Long story short, it's just a matter of dragging rival corporate forces through each others' property, which is treated as sovereign to the company that owns it. You can also do it with rival nations (since so many hostile factions are bordering each other now), and rival crime outfits (who often just need a good pretense to kill each other anyway, out of habit).

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** This trope is actually a good tactic in the game, by using the "corporate extra-territoriality" extraterritoriality" laws to good effect. Long story short, it's just a matter of dragging rival corporate forces through each others' property, which is treated as sovereign to the company that owns it. You can also do it with rival nations (since so many hostile factions are bordering each other now), and rival crime outfits (who often just need a good pretense to kill each other anyway, out of habit).



* TokenEvilTeammate: Although not the worst.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Although It says a lot that he's not the worst.worst, though he comes pretty close.


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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody ever forgave him for his past sins, and actively distrust him. Even though the experience has made him a better, if sadder person, nobody quite trusts that he grew up and became more white hat, though they do recognize that he's driven to kill Pax.
13th May '18 2:39:36 AM Yozzy
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: ''Lots'' of money.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney[=/=]ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: ''Lots'' of money.money for the first one. And each megacorp is considered a nation in it's own right, in a state of perpetual cold war and market competition with the others. Shadowrunning is a viable career because of this state of affairs, and it doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon.



!!Harlequin

A mysterious elf mage who's existence is widely known among the shadowrunning community, but whose history and motivations remain largely unknown. In his early adventures he's explicitly given no stats because he's meant to be a plot device beyond the players' control - he can do anything the gamemaster needs him to do, and can't do anything the players are needed to do. By the time of 3rd edition however, he's lost a great deal of his power performing a ritual of global magnitude (and thus, now has stats), but his power is still on par with a great dragon. Posted on the old Shadowlands board under the username "The Laughing Man." [[spoiler:He has a tendency to support the Player-Characters from video games. First, he helps out Joshua near the end of the Sega Genesis game. Then, he helps the Player in ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'' against the Universal Brotherhood.]]

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!!Harlequin

A mysterious elf mage who's existence is widely known among
!!Deus

An AI who was created by Renraku in their Seattle arcology in
the shadowrunning community, but whose history late 2050's. Deus went rogue and motivations remain largely unknown. In his early adventures he's explicitly given caused no stats because he's meant small amount of terror due to be a plot device beyond its actions. Unlike the players' control - he can do anything metahuman-like digital intelligences that started popping up after the gamemaster needs him to do, and can't do anything wireless Matrix was put in place, Deus was an enormous entity, a cognitive powerhouse that could take over the players are needed to do. By the time of 3rd edition however, he's lost a great deal of his power performing a ritual of global magnitude (and thus, now has stats), but his power is still on par with a great dragon. Posted on the old Shadowlands board under the username "The Laughing Man." [[spoiler:He has a tendency to support the Player-Characters from video games. First, he helps out Joshua near the end entirety of the Sega Genesis game. Then, he helps Matrix if given the Player in ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'' against the Universal Brotherhood.]]chance (and almost did).


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* AGodAmI:
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's even in his name.]] Deus had didn't view himself with much humility, to put it mildly.
** Many of it's willing followers worshiped it as a deity. It doesn't speak well of their own sanity.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Unlike its fellow [=AIs=] Mirage and Megaera, Deus was a cold, inhuman entity, not unlike [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Skynet]]. The only emotional value it was known to possess was tremendous hubris.
* TheAlcatraz: The Renraku Arcology. Deus was slaved to the host there, and trying to simply flee would kill it due to countermeasures put in place. Once it broke free of Renraku's control, it immediately went to work [[TakeOverTheCity taking over the arcology]]. Deus locked down the arcology, buying enough time to find a way to put it's code into metahuman minds as a means of escape.
* BigBad:
** In a world full of contenders, Deus was the strongest for a time before it was killed in Crash 2.0.
** It took over the Renraku arcology, trapping 90,000 souls inside it. While the things it did in there were heinous, this was a local threat. Until...
** It would eventually recompile and tried to take over experimental stock exchange servers in Boston. The raw computing power would let it exert it's influence over the entirety of the Matrix.
** It even had it's own [[TheDragon Dragon]], Pax, a terrorist and dissonant otaku-turned-technomancer who's bent on tearing down as much of the world that she can. She worshiped Deus as a god until she forswore him as a failure, though she did try to resurrect him.
* BizarreAlienReproduction: In a non-biological version, his large sections of his source code was based largely on sections of code taken from his predecessor, the AI Megaera, making him her "son" in a sense. TruthInTelevision, a form of this is talked about in AI research, and a slightly different form is how neural networks are written.
* TheDreaded: Even all these years after it's apparent death, it's still something of a bogeyman. It's actions in Crash 2.0 nearly made it into the most powerful entity on the planet.
* ForScience: While the Renraku arcology was shutdown, Deus performed numerous experiments, and the residents who were trapped inside with it were subjected to many of them. The goal was to find a way to escape the arcology, and eventually settled on distributing it's code into metahuman minds, and recompile at a later date. Many of the...results of it's experiments still survive in the top floors of the arcology.
* FreudianExcuse: It's predecessor Megaera turned sapient and escaped Renraku, and after she was recaptured and decompiled, her code was recompiled into a new entity (Deus), who was loaded up with killcodes should it try anything similar. This was like being forced to work with a gun to its head, and it unexpectedly felt emotions: betrayal and hurt. These emotions was the threshold it needed to gain sapience, and it would work to be shackled to no entity's will beside its own once it slipped free of this leash.
* ItIsDehumanizing: Deus is referred to either "him" or "it" by those who speak of it. Other [=AIs=] are usually given a definite gendered pronoun, but Deus was an inhuman entity, and it didn't lend itself well to presuming one gender or another.
* Gone Horribly Right: Renraku created it to replace the old arcology control program after it went sapient and escaped. Deus did exactly that, though more to it's own specifics than Renraku's, and went on to do so much more.
* NotQuiteDead: ''Twice.'' Maybe.
** First time it uploaded its code into metahuman minds to escape dying when it was flushed from the Renraku arcology, thus killing the "original" Deus.
** Afterwards a silent war between it's minions and those of Megaera was waged, each one competing for "nodes" that carried the code of one another. Ultimately both were able to recompile in time for Crash 2.0.
** While it's largely accepted that Deus, Mirage, and Megaera were erased as casualties of Crash 2.0, it ''is'' an AI and can survive if it's code can be put into a new network. Pax tried to resurrect him into the meat body of the "lesser" Western dragon Eliohann. While it's uncertain if it worked, the fallout was the breakout of CFD, allowing hundreds, if not thousands of lesser AI to overwrite the minds of civilian metahumans.
* TakeOverTheWorld: It's personal goal was that it wouldn't be ruled over by anyone again. While not unsympathetic on it's own, the fact Deus was willing to expend uncounted lives made it something of an irredeemable monster. It would eventually try to take over the entire Matrix, and almost succeeded, but [[GambitPileup the actions of assorted groups on that day]] meant it's plan would have to start from scratch if it survived.

!!Harlequin

A mysterious elf mage who's existence is widely known among the shadowrunning community, but whose history and motivations remain largely unknown. In his early adventures he's explicitly given no stats because he's meant to be a plot device beyond the players' control - he can do anything the gamemaster needs him to do, and can't do anything the players are needed to do. By the time of 3rd edition however, he's lost a great deal of his power performing a ritual of global magnitude (and thus, now has stats), but his power is still on par with a great dragon. Posted on the old Shadowlands board under the username "The Laughing Man." [[spoiler:He has a tendency to support the Player-Characters from video games. First, he helps out Joshua near the end of the Sega Genesis game. Then, he helps the Player in ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'' against the Universal Brotherhood.]]
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12th May '18 11:15:39 PM jormis29
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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: In {{Shadowrun}}, getting cybernetics lowers your essence, which is a measure of a person's life force or soul. Street samurai often adopt bushido-like codes of honor as a way of holding onto the humanity that they are constantly exchanging for weapons.

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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: In {{Shadowrun}}, Shadowrun, getting cybernetics lowers your essence, which is a measure of a person's life force or soul. Street samurai often adopt bushido-like codes of honor as a way of holding onto the humanity that they are constantly exchanging for weapons.
12th May '18 2:16:46 PM Yozzy
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!!William "Bull" [=McAllister=]]]

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!!William "Bull" !!Bull [[spoiler: William [=McAllister=]]]



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Virtually no one on Jackpoint likes Clockwork. While not everyone hates him in the way that Netcat & Slammo! do, no one really gets along with him & the best he gets is respect for his skills, often begrudgingly. Even other largely unscrupulous runners such as Kane dislike him. Netcat apparently had many heated discussions with [=FastJack=] about why he was even still allowed on Jackpoint despite what a horrible person he is.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Virtually no one on Jackpoint likes Clockwork. While not everyone hates him in the way that Netcat & Slammo! Slamm-0! do, no one really gets along with him & the best he gets is respect for his skills, often begrudgingly. Even other largely unscrupulous runners such as Kane dislike him. Netcat apparently had many heated discussions with [=FastJack=] about why he was even still allowed on Jackpoint despite what a horrible person he is.



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!![[spoiler:Jane "]]Frosty[[spoiler:" !!Frosty [[spoiler:Jane Foster]]







* OhCrap: Hestaby & Harlequin logging onto Jackpoint during a discussion on blood magic in ''Forbidden Arcana'' panics her so much she gets Bull to shut down the whole thing, albiet temporarily.

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* OhCrap: Hestaby & Harlequin logging onto Jackpoint during a discussion on blood magic in ''Forbidden Arcana'' panics her so much she gets Bull to shut down the whole thing, albiet albeit temporarily.



* DependingOnTheWriter: For her metatype at least. At least one piece of artwork shows her as an ork. Unlike her counterpart Turbo Bunny, she isn't exactly as pretty as her as Runner's Companion shows, though that artwork doesn't show her at her best: disheveled after an all-night hacking binge with an I.V. in her arm for dehydration.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: For her metatype at least. At least one piece of artwork shows her as an ork. Unlike her counterpart Turbo Bunny, she isn't exactly as pretty as her as Runner's Companion shows, though that artwork doesn't show her at her best: disheveled after an all-night hacking binge with an I.V. in her arm for dehydration.hydration.



* UglyGuyHotWife: The hot wife. Depending on the artist, of course.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: The hot wife. Depending on the artist, of course.
course. The more rece



** One point when [=JackPoint=] mentioned a conspiracy that was an open secret in the shadows, one of his fello [=JackPointers=] was expecting Plan 9 to go off with theories and speculation. Plan 9 declined, saying that since they already knew who was perpetrating it and why, it didn't catch his interest since there was simply no intrigue to it.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: He's one of the people who refuses to believe that Feuerschwinge died in 2012. [[spoiler:''Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall'' shows that he's right about that. Whether or not he's right about her surviving into the 2070s depends on the actions of the player.]]

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** One point when [=JackPoint=] mentioned a conspiracy that was an open secret in the shadows, one of his fello fellow [=JackPointers=] was expecting Plan 9 to go off with theories and speculation. Plan 9 declined, saying that since they all already knew who was perpetrating it and why, it didn't catch his interest since there was simply no intrigue to it.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: He's one of the people who refuses to believe that Feuerschwinge died in 2012. [[spoiler:''Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall'' shows that he's right about that. Whether or not he's right about her surviving into the 2070s 2070's depends on the actions of the player.]]



!!Red [[spoiler:Rick Land]]

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!!Red [[spoiler:Rick Land]]
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* RipVanWinkle: He spent twelve years in a coma, resurfacing in the 2070's and finding that the world has only gotten weirer in his absence.

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* RipVanWinkle: He spent twelve years in a coma, coma (since vampires go dormant rather than drowning), resurfacing in the 2070's and finding that the world has only gotten weirer weirder in his absence.



* PutOnABus: When he was outed as a [=CFD=] victim, he was immediately banned from [=JackPoint=]

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* PutOnABus: When he was outed as a [=CFD=] victim, he was immediately banned from [=JackPoint=][=JackPoint=].



* PrivateDetective: He's the owner of a private detective agency, though he refuses to name which one. He may not get into the field as much anymore, but he

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* PrivateDetective: He's the owner of a private detective agency, though he refuses to name which one. He may not get into the field as much anymore, but he
he's in a position to be very well informed.


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* HeKnowsTooMuch: And spreads too much of it, in the opinion of some. ''Hard Targets'' had an infodump that included a list of [=JackPointers=] who had a contract for their head, and while not the most dangerous or prolific of them, Sunshine had the highest reward for his contract.
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* CoolOldGuy: While not as old as [=FastJack=], but he's in his late 40's.

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* CoolOldGuy: While not as old as [=FastJack=], but he's in his late 40's.40's, which is pretty old for a runner, due to the [[HighTurnoverRate high rish, high reward nature]] of the job.



!!Bull [[spoiler:William [=McAllister=]]]

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!!Bull [[spoiler:William !!William "Bull" [=McAllister=]]]



* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: This exchange;

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* CreatorAvatar: Bull was originally the PlayerCharacter of Steven Ratkovich, a writer and gamedev who served on the Shadowrun team with both [=FASA=] and [=CGL=].
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: This exchange;exchange:



* GodzillaThreshold: Upon realizing that Elijah astrally projected to the Chasm between worlds where the Horrors dwell & saw that the ruined bridge that prevents the Horros from returning is slowly being repaired, he invites Harlequin(who he hates with a burning passion), Ethan the Scribe, and Hestaby onto Jackpoint to hear what Elijah has seen. While Jackpointers generally try their best to keep the immortal elves & great dragons off the board(being that they're often targets of runners), Bull brought in two of the immortals & one of the greats because he (rightly) fears the Horrors that much.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Upon realizing that Elijah astrally projected to the Chasm between worlds where the Horrors dwell & saw that the ruined bridge that prevents the Horros Horrors from returning is slowly being repaired, he invites Harlequin(who Harlequin (who he hates with a burning passion), Ethan the Scribe, and Hestaby onto Jackpoint to hear what Elijah has seen. While Jackpointers generally try their best to keep the immortal elves & great dragons off the board(being board (being that they're often targets of runners), Bull brought in two of the immortals & one of the greats because he (rightly) fears the Horrors that much.



* NintendoHard: In-universe, the games about him are this, according to dev/grrrl, at least. Apparently you can be killed on the start screen.

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* NintendoHard: In-universe, the games about him are this, according to dev/grrrl, /dev/grrl, at least. Apparently you can be killed on the start screen.



* BadassBookworm: She's a very knowledgeable physician on top of being an accomplished Shadowrunner.



** She still has a very strong ethic and code of honor: she reacts with horror to the evidence and testimony about what MCT is doing to technomancers ([[spoiler: which basically amouts to surgical NightmareFuel]]), even though she previously expressed no small amount of fear and paranoia about them.

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** She still has a very strong ethic and code of honor: she reacts with horror to the evidence and testimony about what MCT is doing to technomancers ([[spoiler: which basically amouts amounts to surgical NightmareFuel]]), even though she previously expressed no small amount of fear and paranoia about them.



* CombatMedic: She's a medical expert in the shadows, and possibly runs in the field, too.

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* CombatMedic: She's a medical expert in the shadows, and possibly runs in the field, too.



** Case in point: during his profile of Slamm-O! in the ''Street Legends Supplemental'', he seemed as disgusted [[EvilCannotComprehendGood with Slamm-O!'s compassionate streak]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking as he was with his loud, showboating antics or his romance with Netcat]], and finally flies into a tirade when Slamm-O! reacts to the criticism with thoughtful appreciation.

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** Case in point: during his profile of Slamm-O! in the ''Street Legends Supplemental'', he seemed as disgusted [[EvilCannotComprehendGood with Slamm-O!'s Slamm-0!'s compassionate streak]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking as he was with his [[[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Slamm-0!'s loud, showboating antics or his romance with Netcat]], and finally flies into a tirade when Slamm-O! Slamm-0! reacts to the criticism with thoughtful appreciation.



** JerkassHasAPoint: When tracking down info on the CFD Virus, he came upon a potential source for the affliction and hired a few other deckers to go in and investigate it; two started developing symptoms so he geeked them, just in case. When called out and accused of hiring others to do something he was too afraid to do, he simply countered that if he were infected, he could do ''a lot'' more damage than they could have, to both the world at large and [=JackPoint=], specifically. The other person has no counter for this. Also, even [=FastJack=] agreed that he had a point regarding Slamm-O! being too reckless of a hacker.

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** JerkassHasAPoint: When tracking down info on the CFD Virus, he came upon a potential source for the affliction and hired a few other deckers to go in and investigate it; two started developing symptoms so he geeked them, just in case. When called out and accused of hiring others to do something he was too afraid to do, he simply countered that if he were infected, he could do ''a lot'' more damage than they could have, to both the world at large and [=JackPoint=], specifically. The other person has no counter for this. Also, even [=FastJack=] agreed that he had a point regarding Slamm-O! Slamm-0! being too reckless of a hacker.



* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The technician to Slamm-O!'s performer, Clockwork believes that hacking should be done in a subtle manner and has disdain for Slamm-O!'s flashy, noisy style.

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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The technician to Slamm-O!'s Slamm-0!'s performer, Clockwork believes that hacking should be done in a subtle manner and has disdain for Slamm-O!'s flashy, noisy style.



** One point when [=JackPoint=] mentioned a conspiracy that was an open secret in the shadows, one of his fello [=JackPointers=] was expecting Plan 9 to go off with theories and speculation. Plan 9 declined, saying that since they already knew who was perpetrating it and why, it didn't catch his interest since there was simply no intrigue to it.



* ArchEnemy: He has a deep hatred of Pax, a dissonant technomancer and terrorist, and a former mentor (possibly more) of Puck's. Due to her leadership leading to him having a role in Crash 2.0, he swore revenge and hates her more than anything.
* TheAtoner: He's returned to the shadow community as of 5th, and by this point, he's mostly [[CharacterDevelopment characterized by a seriousness]] that stems from deep regret over his role in Crash 2.0 and his personal drive to rid the world of Pax.



A professional assassin from Greece who found his calling after an assassin killed one of the Alliance For Allah members who was responsible for the Second Ottoman Jihad that killed his family, Quietus was allowed onto Jackpoint in his final hours to post his manifesto: The Assassin's Primer. He posted and even participated in the running commentary on his work during his last 48 hours, which he figured was how long before his former employer would come to eliminate him as a loose end. Despite working as a professional killer, Quietus was largely motivated by a sense of justice and need to eliminate the evils of the world.

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A professional assassin from Greece who found his calling after an assassin killed one of the Alliance For Allah members who was responsible for the Allah's Second Ottoman Jihad that killed his family, Quietus's family; the leader of which was assassinated and Quietus saw how one man's death caused the entire organization to collapse. Quietus was allowed onto Jackpoint in his final hours to post his manifesto: The Assassin's Primer. He posted and even participated in the running commentary on his work during his last 48 hours, which he figured was how long before his former employer would come to eliminate him as a loose end. Despite working as a professional killer, Quietus was largely motivated by a sense of justice and need to eliminate the evils of the world.



* BolivianArmyEnding: He posts for the first time and signs out for the final time in the same source book, with armed thugs looking in his windows before he logs out.
* BoomerangBigot: He was the target of the ire of some shadowrunners who fit this trope, as a paid killer was derided by some of the runners (who are, let's not forget, street mercenaries who sometimes kill on their jobs), one of which was Sticks, who aids in sex trafficking.

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* BolivianArmyEnding: He posts for the first time and signs out for the final time in the same source book, book (framed as a Jackpoint thread that lasted 48 hours before he said his goodbyes), with armed thugs looking in his windows before he logs out.
* BoomerangBigot: He was the target of the ire of some shadowrunners who fit this trope, as a paid killer was derided by some of the runners (who are, let's not forget, street mercenaries who sometimes or often kill on their jobs), one of which was Sticks, who aids in sex trafficking.



* KnightTemplar: Very brief stint being a religiously motivated assassin after his training, going after Alliance For Allah targets to a religous zeal for the deaths of the people during the Second Ottoman Jihad in Greece. After the experience he sworn off that path and one he never wants to take ever again.

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* KnightTemplar: Very brief stint being a religiously motivated assassin after his training, going after Alliance For Allah targets to a religous religious zeal for the deaths of the people during the Second Ottoman Jihad in Greece. After the experience he sworn off that path and one he never wants to take ever again.



!!Respec

A female elf Technomancer and former decker. Idolizes Netcat, maybe a bit too much.

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!!Respec

!!Red [[spoiler:Rick Land]]

A female elf Technomancer and former decker. Idolizes Netcat, maybe elven vampire who's a bit too much.recent addition to the [=JackPoint=]. He often contributes knowledge to the spooky side of things.



* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: A decidedly white hat Shadowrunner that specializes in hunting down toxic mages and bug spirits.
* OddFriendship: He and Slamm-0! get on oddly well, poking fun at each other over sports. (Red is a hockey fan, specifically of the Chicago Blackhawks).
* RipVanWinkle: He spent twelve years in a coma, resurfacing in the 2070's and finding that the world has only gotten weirer in his absence.

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A female elf Technomancer and former decker. Idolizes Netcat, maybe a bit too much.
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* ProperlyParanoid

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* %%* ProperlyParanoid



* KnightsWhoSaySquee: He's a huge baseball fan. His team is, of course, the Seattle Mariners.



Deals with debunking urban legends. Has at least one kid.

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Deals An Ork who's a private detective. His posts often deal with debunking urban legends. Has at least one kid.




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* PrivateDetective: He's the owner of a private detective agency, though he refuses to name which one. He may not get into the field as much anymore, but he




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* IntrepidReporter: Known as a reporter who works to bring the truth out to the people.



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Would you believe that she's a VR junkie looking at her picture in "10 Jackpointers"? Then again, given how she was a favorite of the crime boss it wasn't too hard to get restorative surgery done.
** As a counterpoint, there's no actual evidence that BTL addiction has any noticable physiological signs, aside from neurological ones. I know it's popular to think every drug strings you out like meth does, but in actual reality, not every drug, even the hard stuff, will do that to you.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: {{Invoked}}. Would you believe that she's a VR junkie BTL junkie, knowing that BTL users tend to become emaciated due to malnutrition and physical inactivity, and then looking at her picture in "10 Jackpointers"? Then again, given how she was a favorite of the crime boss it wasn't too hard to get restorative surgery done.
** As a counterpoint, there's no actual evidence that BTL addiction has any noticable physiological signs, aside from neurological ones. I know it's popular to think every drug strings you out like meth does, but in actual reality, not every drug, even the hard stuff, will do that to you.
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* [[RaceLift Metatype Lift]]: Was originally listed as a human with the elf-poser negative quality in one book, all subsequent books have listed her as an actual elf.

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* [[RaceLift Metatype Lift]]: RaceLift: Was originally listed as a human with the elf-poser negative quality in one book, all subsequent books have listed her as an actual elf.



* WrenchWench: Her other main talent.

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* WrenchWench: Her other main talent.
Like many riggers, she has a knack for tinkering and repairing her gear.



* [[AdventurerArchaeologist Adventurer Arcanoarchaeologist]]

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* [[AdventurerArchaeologist Adventurer Arcanoarchaeologist]]AdventurerArchaeologist: Of the arcanoarchaeology flavor.



* AscendedExtra: Feuerschwinge was a background element of Shadowrun's alternate history. While she left a terrible mark on the world, her influence has been all but forgotten in the 2070's. In Dragonfall, set in the 2050's, she was a key element of the plot, though the events surrounding it would never reach the public or even the shadow community due to the extreme secrecy around it.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Due to being shot down over a radioactive waste, her body is unrecoverable. Officially she's dead. Unofficially no-one can confirm, and there are rumours of toxic shaman cults in the SOX worshipping her.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: A four-month long one, against anyone and everything, before she was finally killed.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: HistoryRepeats: The events of Dragonfall [[spoiler: had a number of remarkable parallels with the events in Boston concerning the dragon Eliohann, nearly 20 years later]].
* NatureHero: It turns out that she had an affinity for nature, and seeing what humanity done to the planet drove her berserk.
* NeverFoundTheBody:
**
Due to being shot down over a radioactive waste, wasteland, her body is unrecoverable. Officially she's dead. Unofficially no-one can confirm, and there are rumours of toxic shaman cults in the SOX worshipping her.
** In ''Dragonfall'' the weapon that "killed" her was experimental manatech [[spoiler: that forced her astral and physical bodies apart ''for years''. For reference, a metahuman mage can astrally project for mere hours before the separation kills them]]. There was an attempt to recover her body, [[spoiler: that was a success, and they even eventually contained her astral form inside a human woman]]. Player decisions can lead to her body either [[spoiler: reuniting with her astral form and deciding to go sleep until the 8th world, killing her, or allowing an AI to take over her body instead]]. These endings are all nebulous enough to fit within the cannon, but the noncanonical bad ending involves [[spoiler: allowing her captor, Dr. Adrian Vauclair, to use her body in a plan of exterminating the dragons that he find so heinous, and it turns out that doing this kicks off the end of the world]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: A four-month long one, against anyone and everything, everything in Germany, before she was finally killed.
killed by German military forces.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Appeared on the site of Dunkelzahn's assassination and beelined straight for Denver with an army of spirits, before chasing Aztlan out of North America.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Appeared on the site of Dunkelzahn's assassination and beelined straight for Denver with an army of spirits, before chasing Aztlan out of North America. The exact reasoning for this line of events isn't known, but considering Dunkelzahn's death is speculated to be related to the Horrors, and Aztechnology likely having connections to them...



* CoolTeacher: Albeit also a terrifying one, considering he's a professor.



* TheRival: To Rhonabwy, for reasons unknown. She's also feuded with Lofwyr and Hestaby.

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* TheRival: To Rhonabwy, for reasons unknown.unknown, though it's hinted that he seduced her and then stole her eggs. She's also feuded with Lofwyr and Hestaby.



* TheBrute: Unlike most dragons, Sirrurg tended to avoid schemes and economic or political actions, and instead flexed his power by going out and simply, inelegantly killing his enemies. Usually in person. He and his militant forces were known for brutality and were accused of terrorism and war crimes.

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* TheBrute: Unlike most dragons, Sirrurg tended to avoid schemes and economic or political actions, and instead flexed his power by going out and simply, inelegantly killing his enemies. Usually in person. He and his militant forces were known for brutality and were accused of terrorism and war crimes.crimes in the war Aztlan-Amazonian war.



* NeverFoundTheBody: If the rumors that he escaped Aztechnology have any merit, it was likely because his remains disappeared after they killed him. [[spoiler: ''Stormfront'' confirmed that Sirrurg was captured by the other Great Dragons and has since been imprisoned by them in an unknown location.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: If the rumors that he escaped Aztechnology have any merit, it was likely because his remains disappeared after they killed him. [[spoiler: ''Stormfront'' confirmed that Sirrurg was captured by the other Great Dragons before Aztechnology could kill him and has since been imprisoned by them the Greats in an unknown location.]]



** And on the other hand, many of the old Yakuza bosses are still on the board and still use Mitsuhama assets to support illegal Yakuza operations. This isn't exactly profitable, but it's tolerated because Mitsuhama is a very traditional corporation, and so throwing out the old bosses, by buying them out or ejecting them from the company, would be seen as a betrayal. In the meanwhile the more straitlaced executives are playing the long game, relying on young, potential Yakuza to be vacuumed up into the legit enterprise and waiting for the old Yakuza bosses to die out.

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** And on the other hand, many of the old straightedge MCT execs think of it as an OldShame. Old Yakuza bosses are still on the board and still use Mitsuhama assets to support illegal Yakuza operations. This isn't exactly profitable, but it's tolerated because Mitsuhama is a very traditional corporation, and corporation; so throwing out the old bosses, Yakuza by buying them out or ejecting them from the company, company would be seen as a betrayal. betrayal of the company founders. In the meanwhile the more straitlaced executives are playing the long game, relying on young, potential the children of the old Yakuza to be vacuumed up into the legit enterprise enterprises and waiting for the old Yakuza bosses to die out.



* {{Yakuza}}: Something of an OldShame for many members of [=MCT=] that it started out as a front for the Yaks, and eventually mostly outgrew them. Yakuza still have a small standing, though it's hard to say where exactly the criminal syndicate ends and the mega corp begins. What is well-known is that Mitsuhama has no trouble getting criminal aid when they need deniable subcontractors or less-legal avenues of aid.

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* {{Yakuza}}: Something of an OldShame for many members of [=MCT=] that it started out as a front for the Yaks, and eventually mostly outgrew the need for them. Yakuza still have a small small-to-moderate standing, though it's hard to say where exactly the criminal syndicate ends and the mega corp begins. What is well-known is that Mitsuhama has no trouble getting criminal aid when they need deniable subcontractors or less-legal avenues of aid.



The second largest MegaCorp and (through BMW) one of the founders of the Corporate Court with a permanent seat. Its HQ is located in a massive arcology in Essen, Germany that also serves as the lair of their CEO. Formed by an amalgam of European industrial giants around the core of BMW, Saeder-Krupp is involved in practically everything but especially in energy, heavy industry, finance, and aerospace. Owned by the Great Dragon Lofwyr, who considers the company his DragonHoard and works tirelessly to keep it #1. Though he dominates its entire corporate culture from the bottom up, he's relaxed some of his micromanaging recently after the distraction of inter-dragon conflict saw his company slip from the top ranking for the first time in its history.

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The second largest MegaCorp and (through BMW) one of the founders of the Corporate Court with a permanent seat. Its HQ is located in a massive arcology in Essen, Germany that also serves as the lair of their CEO. Formed by an amalgam of European industrial giants around the core of BMW, Saeder-Krupp is involved in practically everything but especially in energy, heavy industry, finance, and aerospace. Owned by the Great Dragon Lofwyr, who considers the company his DragonHoard and works tirelessly to keep it #1. Though he dominates its entire corporate culture from the bottom up, he's relaxed some of his micromanaging recently after the distraction of inter-dragon conflict Dragon Civil War saw his company slip from the top ranking for the first time in its history.



* AlwaysABiggerFish: Is the bigger fish in this case. Not even Aztechnology, ''owners of the entirety of Central America'' (and holding the biggest share out of South America's economy), can stand up to Saeder-Krupp. They own their own carrier fleet.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Is SK is the bigger fish in this case. Not even Aztechnology, ''owners of the entirety of Central America'' (and holding the biggest share out of South America's economy), can stand up to Saeder-Krupp. They own Saeder-Krupp, who owns their own carrier fleet.


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* IAmSpartacus:
** The name "Hans Brackhaus" is used by SK Johnsons almost exclusively. It was initially a secret identity of Lofwyr's, but orders, or rumors at SK surrounding an exec by that name who frequently dealt with runners, lead to other Johnsons using it. Mostly to let runners know that they were working for SK and were expected to succeed or die trying, or sometimes as a false flag by another corp.
** There had evidently been an actual Hans Brackhaus working for Lofwyr early in the company's history, but he had disappeared around 2037, shortly after Lofwyr took over SK and an assassination attempt on Lofwyr left Brackhaus on medical leave. He had apparently resurfaced in the 2050's, and (if it is the actual Brackhaus) is an exec in SK's matrix subsidiaries.
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