History Characters / TeamFortress2NonPlayerCharacters

21st Jul '16 6:31:55 AM longWriter
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** StopHelpingMe: Sometimes you'll have the misfortune of getting a bomb head ''right before Merasmus decides to play [[TeleportSpam Prop]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Hunt]]''. All you can do in this case is hope that another player reveals him fast enough, because running into props with the bomb head does nothing, even if it ''is'' the one Merasmus is hiding as. This has since been patched; running into a prop with a bomb head destroys the prop and removes the bomb, but doesn't grant you the [=UberKritzSpeed=] boost.

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** StopHelpingMe: UnwantedAssistance: Sometimes you'll have the misfortune of getting a bomb head ''right before Merasmus decides to play [[TeleportSpam Prop]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Hunt]]''. All you can do in this case is hope that another player reveals him fast enough, because running into props with the bomb head does nothing, even if it ''is'' the one Merasmus is hiding as. This has since been patched; running into a prop with a bomb head destroys the prop and removes the bomb, but doesn't grant you the [=UberKritzSpeed=] boost.
17th Jul '16 7:13:42 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Gray Mann is a DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] on par with the Administrator herself, is relatively immortal and has a massive army on his side. ''No one'' was prepared for his sudden intrusion into the plot, and he has in fact nearly won several times; only some quick thinking by the Administrator and Miss Pauling have prevented his victories.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: Gray Mann is a DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] on par with the Administrator herself, is relatively immortal and has a massive army on his side. ''No one'' was prepared for his sudden intrusion into the plot, and he has in fact nearly won several times; only some quick thinking by the Administrator and Miss Pauling have prevented his victories.
14th Jul '16 12:33:41 AM Trogdor
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* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: She may be just as cruel as her daddy, but she's still adorable.
13th Jul '16 2:14:53 PM Trogdor
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* [[IControlMyMinionsThrough I Control My Minions Through Authority]]: She ''tries'', bless her heart. She tries so hard.

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* [[IControlMyMinionsThrough I Control My Minions Through Authority]]: IControlMyMinionsThrough: Authority. She ''tries'', bless her heart. She tries so hard.



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Miss Pauling will lie, turn friend against friend, and put a bullet through her fellow employee's brains, all while maintaining a pleasant demeanor and a (relatively) cool head.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ManipulativeBitch: Miss Pauling will lie, turn friend against friend, and put a bullet through her fellow employee's brains, all while maintaining a pleasant demeanor and a (relatively) cool head.



* [[MisterExposition Miss Exposition]][=/=]TheWatson: Serves as the former to the Admin and the Team while also being [[FishOutOfWater slightly out of touch with how things are run on the field.]]

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* [[MisterExposition Miss Exposition]][=/=]TheWatson: MissExposition[=/=]TheWatson: Serves as the former to the Admin and the Team while also being [[FishOutOfWater slightly out of touch with how things are run on the field.]]



* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Undoubtedly the crown queen of the trope out of everyone in ''Team Fortress''. While she fears the Administrator and is unamused by the wackiness of the mercenaries, she manages to keep calm and composed in all but the most dire of circumstances.[[note]]The only time this changed was when she realized the Spy is going to use a ''child'' to get them out of a jam in ''A Smissmas Story'', even if it ''does'' work without harm to the boy.[[/note]] "Ring of Fired" has shown that she's even grown used to the mercs, which is quite impressive.

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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: OnlySaneWoman: Undoubtedly the crown queen of the trope out of everyone in ''Team Fortress''. While she fears the Administrator and is unamused by the wackiness of the mercenaries, she manages to keep calm and composed in all but the most dire of circumstances.[[note]]The only time this changed was when she realized the Spy is going to use a ''child'' to get them out of a jam in ''A Smissmas Story'', even if it ''does'' work without harm to the boy.[[/note]] "Ring of Fired" has shown that she's even grown used to the mercs, which is quite impressive.



* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: Given the [[RefugeInAudacity sheer audacity]] of pretty much every other relevant character in the ''Team Fortress'' universe, she winds up being this by default. This being the universe it is, [[{{Pun}} the token straight man is a lesbian]].

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* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: StraightMan: Given the [[RefugeInAudacity sheer audacity]] of pretty much every other relevant character in the ''Team Fortress'' universe, she winds up being this by default. This being the universe it is, [[{{Pun}} the token straight man is a lesbian]].



* [[IControlMyMinionsThrough I Control My Minions Through Money]]: The promise of a steady paycheck and a steady stream of carnage is what compels the mercs to stay after the gravel wars end.

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* [[IControlMyMinionsThrough I Control My Minions Through Money]]: IControlMyMinionsThrough: Money. The promise of a steady paycheck and a steady stream of carnage is what compels the mercs to stay after the gravel wars end.



* [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun Remember When You Blew Up The Moon?]]: The Apple employees are quick to apply a certain incident in which the moon gets blown up to Saxton Hale after it gets announced on a newscast.

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* [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun Remember When You Blew Up The Moon?]]: RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: The Apple employees are quick to apply a certain incident in which the moon gets blown up to Saxton Hale after it gets announced on a newscast.



* [[GreaterScopeVillain Greatest Scope Villain]]: He's more or less the guy who's responsible for the eternal war between RED and BLU, and eventually, the Robot Wars of Mann Co. In short, the reason the Team Fortress world's the way it is? All his fault.

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* [[GreaterScopeVillain Greatest Scope Villain]]: GreaterScopeVillain: He's more or less the guy who's responsible for the eternal war between RED and BLU, and eventually, the Robot Wars of Mann Co. In short, the reason the Team Fortress world's the way it is? All his fault.



* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Eagles]]: Just before his father could kill him as an infant, an eagle burst into the room ([[ItMakesSenseInContext there was an eagle plague at the time]]) and stole him to its nest. When he got older, he ate the eagle and her children.

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* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Eagles]]: RaisedByWolves: Just before his father could kill him as an infant, an eagle burst into the room ([[ItMakesSenseInContext there was an eagle plague at the time]]) and stole him to its nest. When he got older, he ate the eagle and her children.



* [[SelfMadeMan Self Made Mann]]:

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* [[SelfMadeMan SelfMadeMan: Or is he a Self Made Mann]]: ''Mann?''



* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad]]: As of his death in the comic ''Old Wounds''.

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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: DisappearedDad]]: As of his death in the comic ''Old Wounds''.]]



* [[{{MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter}} Mad Scientist's Adorable Daughter]]: She may be just as cruel as her daddy, but she's still adorable.

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* [[{{MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter}} Mad Scientist's Adorable Daughter]]: MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: She may be just as cruel as her daddy, but she's still adorable.



* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery: In "Ring of Fired", about 10 months after we last heard from him, we see he got his physical body back somehow and became Tom Jones' roommate.]]

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* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery: In UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:In "Ring of Fired", about 10 months after we last heard from him, we see he got his physical body back somehow and became Tom Jones' roommate.]]
13th Jul '16 2:05:19 PM Trogdor
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* [[IControlMyMinionsThrough I Control My Minions Through Revenge/Fear]]: Inciting conflict amongst former friends could only distract the Team from thinking about who was calling the shots for so long. Luckily for Helen, in this universe, EvenEvilHasLovedOnes, and The Administrator's threats to the people and things most precious to the Team are enough to let the Team know what's in store if they ever make a move against her.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Granddaughter]]: Bears a strong resemblance to Zeph Mann's maidservant Elizabeth, down to the SkunkStripe. Same with the woman that entices Radigan Conagher with the Australium some decades later. [[spoiler:With the revelation that the Administrator has been using a Life Extender, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld these are probably all the same person.]]]]

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* [[IControlMyMinionsThrough I Control My Minions Through Revenge/Fear]]: IControlMyMinionsThrough: Revenge/Fear. Inciting conflict amongst former friends could only distract the Team from thinking about who was calling the shots for so long. Luckily for Helen, in this universe, EvenEvilHasLovedOnes, and The Administrator's threats to the people and things most precious to the Team are enough to let the Team know what's in store if they ever make a move against her.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Granddaughter]]: IdenticalGranddaughter: Bears a strong resemblance to Zeph Mann's maidservant Elizabeth, down to the SkunkStripe. Same with the woman that entices Radigan Conagher with the Australium some decades later. [[spoiler:With the revelation that the Administrator has been using a Life Extender, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld these are probably all the same person.]]]]



* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Most likely the oldest living character in the series, easily somewhere over 150. It helps that she has a Life Extender far superior to the ones the Manns use.]]

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* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Most ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Most likely the oldest living character in the series, easily somewhere over 150. It helps that she has a Life Extender far superior to the ones the Manns use.]]



* [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove What Is This Thing You Call Friendship]]: She has to ask Miss Pauling what friends do together, and she won't stand for it developing across the RED/BLU lines.

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* [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove What Is This Thing You Call Friendship]]: WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: She has to ask Miss Pauling what friends do together, and she won't stand for it developing across the RED/BLU lines.



* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Threaten Cthulhu]]: Emotional punch-out anyway. In ''The Contract'' comic, she tried to negotiate with Saxton Hale who neither paid attention to her nor listened. That is, until she told Hale to his face that her job is CleanupCrew, and if she fails, she will be cleaned up. ''And he's going down with her''. Hale then listened. [[BewareTheNiceOnes All while keeping her smiling, Beleaguered Assistant [=/=] Perky Female Minion appearance up.]]



* [[HangingJudge Hanging Mayor]]:

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* [[HangingJudge Hanging Mayor]]: HangingJudge:



* [[PresidentEvil Mayor Evil]]: Downplayed. He simply seems to believe the Mayor can do anything he wants, including sentencing people to death.

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* [[PresidentEvil Mayor Evil]]: PresidentEvil: Downplayed. He simply seems to believe the Mayor can do anything he wants, including sentencing people to death.
29th Jun '16 9:58:38 AM Vox
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** Less so for his father, Bilious Hale, who wore a suit and maintained a strict "no mercenary warfare on the premises" policy.

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** Less so for his father, Bilious Hale, who wore a suit and maintained a strict "no mercenary warfare on the premises" policy.policy, although he was still ludicrously BadAss.
29th Jun '16 9:55:44 AM Vox
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** Less so for his father, Bilious.

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** Less so for his father, Bilious.Bilious Hale, who wore a suit and maintained a strict "no mercenary warfare on the premises" policy.
25th Jun '16 8:07:30 PM Vox
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* NotSoDifferent: In the most literal way possible. Aside from color scheme they're both completely identical in both appearance and personality, yet they both loathe each other with every fiber of their beings.
3rd Jun '16 8:37:42 PM Riley1sCool
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* LipstickLesbian: WordOfGay [[https://twitter.com/jaypinkerton/status/612113790750961664 confirms this]]. It's hard to acknowledge it non-awkwardly in canon, though, since there aren't many other female characters that she interacts with.

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* %%* LipstickLesbian: WordOfGay [[https://twitter.com/jaypinkerton/status/612113790750961664 confirms this]]. It's hard to acknowledge it non-awkwardly in canon, though, since there aren't many other female characters that she interacts with.
31st May '16 7:54:02 AM StevieC
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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Zhanna cuts off her hand with a shard from Grey's broken life-extending machine to escape her bonds in "Old Wounds" (though she tried dislocating her thumb as taught by Soldier to try getting out first, which of course didn't work). She quickly regarded herself as a handless monster after the fact, but Soldier assures her that she is ravishing and that reattaching the appendage will be no proglem.]]

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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Zhanna cuts off her hand with a shard from Grey's broken life-extending machine to escape her bonds in "Old Wounds" (though she tried dislocating her thumb as taught by Soldier to try getting out first, which of course didn't work). She quickly regarded herself as a handless monster after the fact, but Soldier assures her that she is ravishing and that reattaching the appendage will be no proglem.problem.]]
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