History Characters / Shadowrun

26th Apr '16 3:44:04 AM KlawKalash
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* EnemyWithout: Gwynplaine, a spirit of tremendous power once bound to Harlequin, but who's since lost control of it. It's developed a love for inflicting fear and pain for its own amusement, is spoken of in whispered terror by other spirits as The Jester([[spoiler:one of Jake Armitage's two major foes in the SNES game]]), and may have begun masquerading as Harlequin.

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* EnemyWithout: Gwynplaine, a spirit of tremendous power once bound to Harlequin, but who's since lost control of it. It's developed a love for inflicting fear and pain for its own amusement, is spoken of in whispered terror by other spirits as The Jester([[spoiler:one Jester ([[spoiler:one of Jake Armitage's two major foes in the SNES game]]), and may have begun masquerading as Harlequin.
26th Apr '16 3:38:33 AM KlawKalash
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive

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* CorruptCorporateExecutiveCorruptCorporateExecutive: They didn't get their enormous power by being saints, that's for sure.



* MegaCorp: Obviously
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney

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* MegaCorp: Obviously
Obviously.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoneyScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: ''Lots'' of money.
26th Apr '16 3:27:18 AM KlawKalash
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: They're short, tough, and generally bearded but there are several subtypes

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: They're short, tough, and generally bearded but there are several subtypessubtypes:
24th Apr '16 12:15:17 PM Mangaholic13
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* MagnificentBastard / ManipulativeBastard

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* MagnificentBastard / ManipulativeBastard
24th Apr '16 1:41:00 AM Mangaholic13
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"Street samurai" is a common term for skilled and independent urban fighters, often artificially enhanced with cyberware and bioware. They stereotypically brandish a pair of cybernetic arms, a katana in one and a submachinegun in the other, but even those that break from the popular trends will still be well-versed in multiple weapons and forms of combat.

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"Street samurai" is a common term for skilled and independent urban fighters, often artificially enhanced with cyberware and bioware. They stereotypically brandish a pair of cybernetic arms, a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana in one one]] and [[MoreDakka a submachinegun in the other, other]], but even those that break from the popular trends will still be well-versed in multiple weapons and forms of combat.



* CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul: 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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* AnatomyArsenal: It's not uncommon for street samurai to have cyber-limbs with weapons installed.
* TheBigGuy: In general, you can expect the street samurai to be handling the physical combat.
* CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul: Often In {{Shadowrun}}, getting cybernetics lowers your essence, which is a measure of a person's life force or soul. Street samurais 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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* HonorBeforeReason: Can be the result of adopting a code of honor.



One of the few born with magic infusing their bodies, adepts learn to harness this power to enhance a few of their natural abilities beyond any scientifically-accepted limitations. While adepts can use their power to excel at any endeavor, from painting to oratory to safecracking, the majority become supernatural athletes and hand-to-hand fighters.

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One of the few born with magic infusing their bodies, adepts learn to harness this power to enhance a few of their natural abilities beyond any scientifically-accepted limitations. While adepts can use their power to excel at any endeavor, from painting to oratory to safecracking, the majority become supernatural athletes and hand-to-hand fighters. A sub-group is the Mystic Adept, who can [[JackOfAllTrades use magic like a magician as well as adept powers]], at [[MasterOfNone the cost of having to split their Magic Attribute between the two]].



* MagicKnight: Use magic but mostly as a way to enhance their physical combat capabilities.

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* MagicKnight: Use magic but mostly as a way to enhance their physical combat capabilities.
capabilities. This leads to the following tropes
** GunFu
** ImplausibleFencingPowers
** ImprobableAimingSkills
** KungFuClairvoyance
** SupernaturalMartialArts
** SuperSenses
* MundaneUtility: While a lot of adept powers are aimed at combat, some instead boost skills and attributes.



* MachineWorship / MagicFromTechnology: Some deckers, called Otaku or technoshamans, believe they gain the ability to interface with

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* TheCracker / PlayfulHacker:
* HackYourEnemy: To steal their drones, security systems, and information.
* HollywoodHacking
* InsideAComputerSystem / VirtualReality
* MachineWorship / MagicFromTechnology: Some deckers, called Otaku or technoshamans, believe they gain the ability to interface withwith technology from machines spirits. In fact, Technomancers function much more like magicians then regular deckers.




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* YourMindMakesItReal: Damage to your avatar can result in some nasty biofeedback.



* MechaMook: Drones in a nutshell
* SinisterSurveillance: You can also use drones to spy on people.



* AstralProjection



* FunctionalMagic: Ever since 2011.

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* FunctionalMagic: Ever since 2011. Combination of Inherent Gift, Rule Magic, and Force Magic.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: Native Americans were among the first to regain magic because, unlike other cultures, they never fully left it behind. This gives them an edge in retaking much of their old territory.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Native Americans were among the first to regain magic because, unlike other cultures, they never fully left it behind. This gives gave them an edge in retaking much of their old territory.
* ReligionIsMagic: Supplements provide traditions for several different religions: {{Christianity}}, {{Satanism}}, {{Islam}}, {{Buddhism}}, {{Shinto}}, etc.
* SummonMagic: Calling up spirits to fight for you or bolster your magic.


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* MagnificentBastard / ManipulativeBastard
20th Apr '16 12:06:05 PM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars. Notably, they're an InvokedTrope - ''literally'' for Fun and Profit; they're theater-wide conflicts that are fought for '''sport.''' The official story is that two megacorps got into a massive fight over some LostTechnology in Libya and the media got wind of it, exposing it to the world; the corps got to field-test and ''advertise'' their technology, the media made a mint documenting it, and there was no collateral damage as it took place in an isolated area. The broadcasting rights turned out to be even more profitable than the lostech(which was destroyed in the fighting), so it became a yearly tradition for PrivateMilitaryContractors to meet in a desert and blow the hell out of each other in front of cameras. Un-officially, the media corporations got wind of the "private war" ''in advance'' and offered to televise and spin-doctor it.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars. Notably, they're an InvokedTrope - ''literally'' for Fun and Profit; they're theater-wide conflicts that are fought for '''sport.''' The official story is that two megacorps got into a massive fight over some LostTechnology in Libya and the media got wind of it, exposing it to the world; the corps got to field-test and ''advertise'' their technology, the media made a mint documenting it, and there was no collateral damage as it took place in an isolated area. The broadcasting rights turned out to be even more profitable than the lostech(which was destroyed in the fighting), so it became a yearly tradition for PrivateMilitaryContractors to meet in a that same desert and blow the hell out of each other in front of cameras. Un-officially, the media corporations got wind of the "private war" ''in advance'' and offered to televise and spin-doctor it.
20th Apr '16 11:51:21 AM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars. Notably, they're an InvokedTrope - ''literally'' for Fun and Profit; they're theater-wide conflicts that are fought for '''sport.''' The official story is that two megacorps got into a massive fight over some LostTechnology and the media got wind of it, exposing it to the world; the corps got to field-test and ''advertise'' their technology, the media made a mint documenting it, and there was no collateral damage as it took place in an isolated area. The media turned out to be even more profitable than the lostech(which itself was a gold mine), so it became a yearly tradition for PrivateMilitaryContractors to meet in a desert and blow the hell out of each other in front of cameras. Un-officially, the media corporations got wind of the "private war" ''in advance'' and everyone planned the whole thing.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars. Notably, they're an InvokedTrope - ''literally'' for Fun and Profit; they're theater-wide conflicts that are fought for '''sport.''' The official story is that two megacorps got into a massive fight over some LostTechnology in Libya and the media got wind of it, exposing it to the world; the corps got to field-test and ''advertise'' their technology, the media made a mint documenting it, and there was no collateral damage as it took place in an isolated area. The media broadcasting rights turned out to be even more profitable than the lostech(which itself was a gold mine), destroyed in the fighting), so it became a yearly tradition for PrivateMilitaryContractors to meet in a desert and blow the hell out of each other in front of cameras. Un-officially, the media corporations got wind of the "private war" ''in advance'' and everyone planned offered to televise and spin-doctor it.
-->'''Findler-Man''': ''[[HereWeGoAgain Once again]],
the whole thing.
megacorps found a use for an otherwise useless piece of land that serves to train their security personnel and make them money while doing it.''
20th Apr '16 11:45:19 AM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars. Notably, they're an InvokedTrope - ''literally'' for Fun and Profit; they're theater-wide conflicts that are fought for '''sport.''' The official story is that two megacorps got into a massive fight over some LostTechnology and the media got wind of it, exposing it to the world; the corps got to field-test and ''advertise'' their technology, the media made a mint documenting it, and there was no collateral damage as it took place in an isolated area. Everyone involved made more money off the media than the lostech, so it became a yearly tradition for PrivateMilitaryContractors to meet in a desert and blow the hell out of each other in front of cameras. Un-officially, the media corporations got wind of the "private war" ''in advance'' and everyone planned the whole thing.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars. Notably, they're an InvokedTrope - ''literally'' for Fun and Profit; they're theater-wide conflicts that are fought for '''sport.''' The official story is that two megacorps got into a massive fight over some LostTechnology and the media got wind of it, exposing it to the world; the corps got to field-test and ''advertise'' their technology, the media made a mint documenting it, and there was no collateral damage as it took place in an isolated area. Everyone involved made more money off the The media turned out to be even more profitable than the lostech, lostech(which itself was a gold mine), so it became a yearly tradition for PrivateMilitaryContractors to meet in a desert and blow the hell out of each other in front of cameras. Un-officially, the media corporations got wind of the "private war" ''in advance'' and everyone planned the whole thing.
20th Apr '16 11:44:18 AM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars

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* WarForFunAndProfit: Desert Wars
Wars. Notably, they're an InvokedTrope - ''literally'' for Fun and Profit; they're theater-wide conflicts that are fought for '''sport.''' The official story is that two megacorps got into a massive fight over some LostTechnology and the media got wind of it, exposing it to the world; the corps got to field-test and ''advertise'' their technology, the media made a mint documenting it, and there was no collateral damage as it took place in an isolated area. Everyone involved made more money off the media than the lostech, so it became a yearly tradition for PrivateMilitaryContractors to meet in a desert and blow the hell out of each other in front of cameras. Un-officially, the media corporations got wind of the "private war" ''in advance'' and everyone planned the whole thing.
13th Apr '16 2:47:54 PM MarqFJA
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Is the bigger fish in this case. Not even Aztechnology, ''owners of the entirety of Latin America'', can stand up to Saeder-Krupp. They own their own carrier fleet.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Is the bigger fish in this case. Not even Aztechnology, ''owners of the entirety of Latin America'', 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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