History Characters / ShadowrunReturns

18th Oct '17 6:13:54 PM PaulA
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* CatsInTheCradle: [[spoiler: Alexander, his nephew calls him out on this when Dietrich wanted to stop Alex from making the same mistake as his brother who shipped him off to a Humanis training camp to get rid of a financial burden without any regard for his son's welfare.]]




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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: [[spoiler:Alexander. his nephew calls him out on this when Dietrich wanted to stop Alex from making the same mistake as his brother who shipped him off to a Humanis training camp to get rid of a financial burden without any regard for his son's welfare.]]
13th Oct '17 8:30:04 AM jakearmitage
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* JackOfAllStats: Jake was a data courier before he was rescued by the Dog Shaman, becoming a full mage; though he still his data-jack and a shaman tattoo. The datajack had to be replaced after parts of his brain was stolen.

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* JackOfAllStats: Jake was a data courier before he was rescued by the Dog Shaman, becoming a full mage; though he still his data-jack and a shaman tattoo. The Shaman. (The datajack had to be replaced after parts of his brain was were stolen.) When we meet him again in ''Returns'', he's become a full mage; though he still his datajack and a shaman tattoo.
13th Oct '17 8:27:52 AM jakearmitage
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-> ''"It's a long story. I end up in the morgue more often than the average guy."''

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-> ''"It's a long story. I ''"I end up in the morgue more often than the average guy."''



* BadassLongCoat: He's still wearing that trench coat from his first appearance.
* CoolShades: Seriously, look at his character portrait.
* DeadpanSnarker: He makes a lot of sarcastic comments. For example, ask him for a shotgun and he remarks, "Ah, you like the subtle approach."

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* BadassLongCoat: AllThereInTheManual: There actually is a HandWave explanation for the inconsistencies of the SNES game, but only if you read the ''Shadowrun Returns Anthology'' book: the only reason he was able to kill Drake was because he was an undisciplined, young dragon. As for the lack of a deck and magic, his deck got destroyed in a run, and Dog isn't particularly happy with him due to how technologically-dependent Jake is.
* BadassGrandpa: He's pretty salty for a Runner. It's mentioned in ''Dragonfall'' that only a few of them manage to live this long. The dialogue suggests that Jake loves the excitement, so don't count on him retiring soon.
* BagOfSpilling: He was a cybered-out decker-shaman who fought a Great Dragon by himself and won. Here you meet him ten minutes or so from the character creation screen, and he's only slightly stronger than your starting character. When he shows up for the second time (about half-way through the campaign) he is ''still'' a little bit stronger than your character. While Jake is pretty proficient with a handgun, in the first game he had an arsenal of assault weapons.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend:
He's still wearing that trench coat the outfit from his first appearance.
* CoolShades: Seriously, look at
appearance. He traded in the black glasses for red ones, to better match his character portrait.
inspiration Harley Stone (protagonist of the cyberpunk film ''Split Second'').
* DeadpanSnarker: He makes a lot of sarcastic comments. For example, ask him for a shotgun and he remarks, "Ah, you like the subtle approach."" If you instead pick up the rifle, he'll ask, "You don't like library windows, do you?"



* OverratedAndUnderleveled: By the end of the SNES game, he was a cybered-out decker-shaman who ''fought a Great Dragon by himself and won''. Here? You meet him ten minutes or so from the character creation screen, he's only slightly stronger than your starting character and a pure mage; though he does still have his data-jack and a shaman tattoo. When he shows up for the second time about half-way through the campaign he is still only a little bit stronger than your character.
** There actually is an explanation for both the "power-down" and the reason why he was able to kill a Dragon, but only if you have the ''Shadowrun Returns Anthology'' book: [[spoiler: the only reason he was able to kill Drake was because he was a ''young'' dragon. As for the lack of a deck and magic, his deck got destroyed in a run and Dog isn't particularly happy with him due to how technologically dependent Jake was.]]

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* OverratedAndUnderleveled: By the end ItsUpToYou: He helps clear a path to Seamstresses' Union, and later agrees to pay respects to Sam. But he want no part of the SNES game, whatever conspiracy you're mixed up in.
* JackOfAllStats: Jake was a data courier before
he was a cybered-out decker-shaman who ''fought a Great Dragon rescued by himself and won''. Here? You meet him ten minutes or so from the character creation screen, he's only slightly stronger than your starting character and Dog Shaman, becoming a pure full mage; though he does still have his data-jack and a shaman tattoo. When he shows up for the second time about half-way through the campaign he is still only tattoo. The datajack had to be replaced after parts of his brain was stolen.
* KavorkaMan: He won't win any ''People'' "Most Beautiful" awards, but Coyote admits to finding "gingers" sexy.
* MythologyGag: He was quite enjoying
a little bit stronger good night's sleep too when Dresden pointed you towards his cooler cell. Hey, according to him it's cheaper than your character.
** There actually is an explanation for both the "power-down"
a coffin motel, and the reason why service is just as good. As Jake points out, he was able has a long history of doing this. (His Steam Trading Card also lampshades it.)
* NightmareFetishist: Jake has been
to kill a Dragon, lot of places, but only if he always comes back to Emerald City because it's a Runner's paradise. He clearly enjoys the grit and grime of the Barrens.
* PassingTheTorch: In the closing scene,
you have the ''Shadowrun Returns Anthology'' book: [[spoiler: the only reason he was able to kill Drake was because he was a ''young'' dragon. As option of applying for the lack VP Head of a deck and magic, his deck got destroyed in a run and Dog isn't particularly happy Security job with him due to how technologically dependent Renraku. Jake was.]]appears again in the crowd of onlookers with a competing job offer.



* RunningGag: Sleeping in morgue body coolers. Cheaper than a coffin motel. His Steam Trading Card even {{Lampshades}} it.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: He was quite enjoying a good night's sleep too when Dresden pointed you towards his cooler cell. Hey, according to him it's cheaper than a coffin motel and the service is just as good. Of course, he has a history of doing this.

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* RunningGag: Sleeping in morgue body coolers. Cheaper than a coffin motel. His Steam Trading Card even {{Lampshades}} it.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: He was quite enjoying a good night's sleep too when Dresden pointed you towards his cooler cell. Hey, according to him it's cheaper than a coffin motel and the service is just as good. Of course, he has a history of doing this.
13th Oct '17 6:38:26 AM Grudgeal
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* AffectionateNickname: Runners who stay on her good side get to call her "auntie". She will let you know if you are on her good side.



* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: She takes the concept of "face" very seriously, as the attack on Nightjar and Gutshot is equivalent to an attack on her authority; as such, she has to hunt down those responsible.

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* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: SlaveToPR: She takes the concept of "face" very seriously, as the attack on Nightjar and Gutshot is equivalent to an attack on her authority; as such, she has to hunt down those responsible. This also explains why she is tolerant of ambition -- having incompetent minions is a slight on you, but ambitious ones and rebellious ones are not as long as you bring them under control.
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Member of the (fictional) Yellow Lotus syndicate.
11th Oct '17 3:33:08 AM DivineDeath
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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Downplayed. Despite her age and power, she's stuck in a middle-management position in the Triad. [[spoiler:She was screwed out of a bid for advancement by the BiggerBad, who double-crossed her on a deal that would have made her a 438 and went to Cheng's (easier to control) superior instead.]] Averted if the player makes decisions which are beneficial to her. [[spoiler: Her superior gets bumped off at the end of the main campaign, leaving her to take his place. In the epilogue of ''Shadows'', with the help of the player, she then carves out territory for the Yellow Lotus in Seattle.]]

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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Downplayed. Despite her age and power, she's stuck in a middle-management position in the Triad. [[spoiler:She was screwed out of a bid for advancement by the BiggerBad, GreaterScopeVillain, who double-crossed her on a deal that would have made her a 438 and went to Cheng's (easier to control) superior instead.]] Averted if the player makes decisions which are beneficial to her. [[spoiler: Her superior gets bumped off at the end of the main campaign, leaving her to take his place. In the epilogue of ''Shadows'', with the help of the player, she then carves out territory for the Yellow Lotus in Seattle.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Her superior dies during the events of the endgame in ''Hong Kong'', leaving Cheng to take his place. And then, to top it off, you can sell her blackmail material on the BiggerBad that allows her to take her revenge. In ''Shadows'', should the player take her advice, she'll help carve out territory for the Yellow Lotus in Seattle, which becomes very useful after the Lotus is wiped out in Hong Kong.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Her superior dies during the events of the endgame in ''Hong Kong'', leaving Cheng to take his place. And then, to top it off, you can sell her blackmail material on the BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain that allows her to take her revenge. In ''Shadows'', should the player take her advice, she'll help carve out territory for the Yellow Lotus in Seattle, which becomes very useful after the Lotus is wiped out in Hong Kong.]]



* ExactWords: In the intro cut-scene, he tells you that you and Duncan are the only [[spoiler:''real'' family he has left. That "real" is important, as his mother is still alive and in the game. She's the BiggerBad]].

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* ExactWords: In the intro cut-scene, he tells you that you and Duncan are the only [[spoiler:''real'' family he has left. That "real" is important, as his mother is still alive and in the game. She's the BiggerBad]].GreaterScopeVillain]].



* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:One might argue he's this for ''Dragonfall''. Not only is he responsible for you getting mixed up in the entire plot and thus getting all those people killed in order to play it subtle, he's also the brains behind the eventual fall of the Flux State.]]
** [[spoiler: Given S-K's aversion to [=AI=], one cannot discount the possibility that he wanted the Berlin crew to take out APEX along the way.]]


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Played with in ''Dragonfall''. [[spoiler:On one hand, it's implied that he's the one responsible for getting the Berlin crew mixed up in the whole plot, getting many people killed all so he could play it subtly. On the other, it was always his intention to put a stop to Vauclair's plan, which absolutely ''needed'' to be stopped as it would have spelled the end of the world. Besides that, Lofwyr is also the brains behind the eventual fall of the Flux State, though that's admittedly a separate issue from the one you're dealing with throughout the campaign.]]
1st Oct '17 5:02:41 AM Kan
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19th Sep '17 11:03:41 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ADogNamedDog[=/=]MeaningfulName: Her name translates from Cantonese as "Thousand Teeth".


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* MeaningfulName: Her name translates from Cantonese as "Thousand Teeth".
19th Sep '17 10:55:49 PM Yozzy
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* ADogNamedDog[=/=]MeaningfulName: Her name translates from Cantonese as "Thousand Teeth".
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* CharacterTics: She's often seen chewing gum rather loudly.
* HappilyAdopted: Altuğ took her in off the street and started calling her his niece. She mentions that over the years, they would spend time bonding while sharing a pot of coffee or a hookah.



* PerkyFemaleMinion: A non-villainous example. Her youthful attitude shines through even while she competently helps Altuğ in his infobrokering business as an information gatherer and errand girl. She also helps him as a barista in the coffee shop.



* FantasticRacism: Beckenbauer runs a charity that only employs orks and trolls, races that are typically discriminated against, although anyone is allowed to donate or help out. The player can discuss racism with him, and is free to agree or disagree with his hiring practices.

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* FantasticRacism: Beckenbauer runs a charity that only employs orks and trolls, races that are typically discriminated against, although anyone is allowed to donate or help out. The player can discuss racism with him, and is free to agree or disagree with his hiring practices.
practices, but Samuel's charity helps anybody that comes to them.



* DrowningMySorrows: She started on sims as an unhealthy coping mechanism with the state of her life. [[spoiler: Chiefly dealing with the grief of a miscarriage.]] Usually she's on sims where she's strong in body and will, which she justifiably feels is her shortcomings in the real world.
* FantasticDrug: Her drug of choice is Better Than Life chips. People familiar with the first game or the tabletop might recognize them as the chips that puts the user's mind in a full-sensory simulation with the safeguards turned off.



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A drug-slinging elf who deals various illicit products.

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elf MD and Spanish expat who deals various illicit products. runs the local clinic.


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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Doc Ezkibel is polite and even charming, but interacting with him on any level deeper than "just business" reveals that he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk an unrepentant asshole]].
* DrJerk[=/=]MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate:
** He's professional and competent, and was something of a celebrity triage doctor in Spain. This was until he was driven out of Spain by a huge scandal as a laundry list of ethical and professional violations came out and had him all but labeled as a criminal.
** He fed medical waste and spare organs to a pack of ghouls in the sewer as payment for them maintaining the Kreuzbasar's plumbing infrastructure. While this was distasteful, it was an arrangement that benefited the whole Kreuzbasar, brokered by Monkia. The bad part came about when Ezkibel reneged on it to profit from the castoff parts. When the Player Character tries to renew it, Ezkibel tries to gouge them.
** He set up shop in Berlin because the lawlessness of the city let him find somebody to reverse engineer bioware bought from the Megas, which he was planning on cloning for cheap and undercutting the current market.
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: Simmy Kim]], who was a previous patient that he just couldn't help.

!! Zaak Flash
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A drug-slinging elf who deals various illicit products.
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** He also sells a powerful, home-brewed drug drug called Flash, that he claims is an Awakened drug. [[spoiler: Have Dr. Ezkibel analyze it, and you find out it's just cram cut with sugar and glitter.]]
13th Sep '17 7:34:37 AM Yozzy
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* AlmightyJanitor: At first glance he may appear to be be projecting a sense of wisdom and mystery as a marketing gimmick, but a few conversations in with him and a look at his companions shows that he's ''much'' more knowledgeable and connected than he lets on, and the implications are staggering. Despite all of this, he insists that he's just a simple talismonger.


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* HeroOfAnotherStory: It's subtly implied that his travels take him around the world to keep an eye or a lid on impending magic-related catastrophes.
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