History Characters / TheCrookedMan

11th Jul '16 6:43:40 PM SbenLives
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* ActionSurvivor: Despite [[TooDumbToLive taking many actions that could be very detrimental to his health,]] David can hold his own in a fight and is rather good at surviving weirdness... for the most part, anyway; sometimes he needs help.

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* ActionSurvivor: Despite [[TooDumbToLive taking many actions that could be very detrimental to his health,]] health]], David can hold his own in a fight and is rather good at surviving weirdness... for the most part, anyway; sometimes he needs help.weirdness.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why Sophie falls in love with him in The Sandman.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why Sophie falls in love with him in The Sandman.''VideoGame/TheSandman''.



* CassandraTruth: Is never able to convince anyone that the Crooked Man is after him or them until it's almost too late. [[spoiler:Paul believes him though; he saw it too.]]

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* CassandraTruth: Is never able to convince anyone that the Crooked Man is after him or them until it's almost too late. [[spoiler:Paul believes him though; [[ISeeThemToo he saw it too.too]].]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:If Paul makes the wrong decision when confronting him.]]
** MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:If Paul tried to grab for the gun, David will end up accidentally shooting him. Then he gets even more upset and shoots himself.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:If [[spoiler: The Crooked Man tries to force him to do this. If Paul makes the wrong decision when confronting him.fails to drive it away, he succeeds.]]
** MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:If Paul tried tries to grab for the gun, David will end up accidentally shooting him. Then he gets even more upset and shoots himself.himself anyway.]]



* FreakOut: [[spoiler:Had one in the past where he almost killed his mom. Remembering this some time later causes him to have another one and almost kill himself.]]

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* FreakOut: [[spoiler:Had one in the past where he almost killed his mom. Remembering this some time later causes him to have another one and almost kill himself.himself with the Crooked Man's assistance.]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: After Paul saves him from [[spoiler:the Crooked Man compelling him to shoot himself,]] David doesn't seem to have any memory of the incident, is confused that Paul was [[spoiler:beating up on him,]] and insists that he was perfectly normal the whole time.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: After Paul saves him from [[spoiler:the Crooked Man compelling him to shoot himself,]] himself]], David doesn't seem to have any memory of the incident, is confused that [[spoiler: Paul was [[spoiler:beating up on him,]] beating him]], and insists that he was perfectly normal the whole time.



!!David's mother

She cannot remember who David is and has to be hospitalized [[spoiler:because she has a tumor in her brain.]]

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!!David's mother

Mother

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin David's elderly mother.]]
She cannot remember who David is and has to be hospitalized [[spoiler:because [[spoiler: because she has a tumor in her brain.]]brain]].



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:
[[spoiler: Knowing that she is about to die, she simply sends David out for a glass of water so as not to make him watch.]]
* ScatterbrainedSenior: She has dementia [[spoiler: induced by a brain tumor]], and frequently forgets who David is.



* [[DatingWhatDaddyHates Dating What Mom Hates]]: Averted. David's mother liked Shirley.

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* [[DatingWhatDaddyHates Dating What Mom Hates]]: DatingWhatDaddyHates: Averted. David's mother liked Shirley.



* [[spoiler:MaybeEverAfter: With David, in the Good Ending. She becomes his fiancee in The Sandman.]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After breaking up with David, she immediately regrets it.]]

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* [[spoiler:MaybeEverAfter: MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: With David, in the Good Ending. [[OfficialCouple She becomes his fiancee fiancee]] in The Sandman.''VideoGame/TheSandman''.]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After breaking up with David, she immediately regrets it.]]



* ReusedCharacterDesign: She reappears in ''The Sandman'' as a minor character.

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* ReusedCharacterDesign: She reappears in ''The Sandman'' ''VideoGame/TheSandman'' as a minor character.



* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Is really a "fragment" of Duke's memory, and Duke is himself dead.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Is really a "fragment" of Duke's memory, and Duke is himself dead.]]



* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Is really a "fragment" of Duke's memory.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Is really a "fragment" of Duke's memory.]]



* [[spoiler:FreakOut: Has one when he learns a professor he greatly respected did not have high hopes for him at all and secretly mocked him behind his back. If you say the wrong thing when trying to calm him down, he stabs you.]]

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* [[spoiler:FreakOut: FreakOut: [[spoiler: Has one when he learns a professor he greatly respected did not have high hopes for him at all and secretly mocked him behind his back. If you say the wrong thing when trying to calm him down, he stabs you.]]



* [[spoiler:MissingMom:]] [[spoiler:His mother never comes for him.]]

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* [[spoiler:MissingMom:]] MissingMom: [[spoiler:His mother never comes for him.]]



Starts following David everywhere on his journey, and every time tries to kill him. [[spoiler:It turns out he's the tenant David's been looking for this whole time. The reason he stalks David is because he hates David for being so much like him and wants him to die for it... and because some part of him wants David to not go down the same path he did and end up like him.]]

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Starts A twisted entity that starts following David everywhere on his journey, and every time tries to kill him.him and his companions at every location. [[spoiler:It turns out he's the tenant David's been looking for this whole time. The reason he stalks David is because he hates David for being so much like him and wants him to die for it... and because some part of him wants David to not go down the same path he did and end up like him.]]



* BigBad
** [[spoiler:BigGood]] [[spoiler:In a sense. He hated David, but he also wanted to help him.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide:]] [[spoiler:He hanged himself sometime back, which is why he has such a nasty crick in his neck.]]

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* BigBad
BigBad: The main threat stalking David and threatening the people he meets.
** [[spoiler:BigGood]] BigGood: [[spoiler:In a sense. He hated hates David, but he also wanted wants to help him.him and is guiding him along the path he needs to put his life back together.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide:]] [[spoiler:He DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: He hanged himself sometime back, which is why he has such a nasty crick in his neck.]]]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Looks like a tall man with decayed skin, a bloody SlasherSmile, and [[NoodlePeople a neck turned almost 180 degrees to the side]].



* [[spoiler:LiteralSplitPersonality]]: [[spoiler:Sissi, D, and Fluffy are all aspects of Duke himself. Sissi seems to be his regret over lost love, D seems to be his regret over his failure to achieve his dreams, and Fluffy seems to be his feelings of abandonment. The Crooked Man is all his anger and resentment over all of that.]]
* [[spoiler:MommyIssues]]: [[spoiler:It's implied he's having abandonment issues concerning his mother; Fluffy, who is a facet of Duke, is found waiting forever for his mother who never shows up, and the Crooked Man is found dwelling in his mother's abandoned house.]]

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* [[spoiler:LiteralSplitPersonality]]: LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Sissi, D, and Fluffy are all aspects of Duke himself. Sissi seems to be his regret over lost love, D seems to be his regret over his failure to achieve his dreams, and Fluffy seems to be his feelings of abandonment. The Crooked Man is all his anger and resentment over all of that.]]
* [[spoiler:MommyIssues]]: MommyIssues: [[spoiler:It's implied he's having abandonment issues concerning his mother; Fluffy, who is a facet of Duke, is found waiting forever for his mother who never shows up, and the Crooked Man is found dwelling in his mother's abandoned house.]]]]
* NoodlePeople: Its neck and a few of its limbs are horribly twisted, giving it its name.



* [[spoiler:StealthMentor]]: [[spoiler:While part of him genuinely wants David dead, at the same time part of him really wants David to succeed and is trying to give him the motivation to fix his life.]]
** [[spoiler:SinkOrSwimMentor]]: [[spoiler:The situations he keeps drawing David into are all situations where David has to buck up or die.]]
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]]: [[spoiler:It's possible that he wanted to drive David to commit suicide because he didn't want to suffer alone.]]

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* [[spoiler:StealthMentor]]: StealthMentor: [[spoiler:While part of him genuinely wants David dead, at the same time part of him really wants David to succeed and is trying to give him the motivation to fix his life.]]
** [[spoiler:SinkOrSwimMentor]]: SinkOrSwimMentor: [[spoiler:The situations he keeps drawing David into are all situations where David has to buck up or die.]]
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]]: TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:It's possible that he wanted to drive David to commit suicide because he didn't want to suffer alone.]]


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* WalkingSpoiler: You don't find ''anything'' out about what it is until the tail end of the game.
11th Jul '16 6:27:45 PM SbenLives
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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide:]] [[spoiler:If Paul makes the wrong decision when confronting him.]]
** [[spoiler:MurderSuicide:]] [[spoiler:If Paul tried to grab for the gun, David will end up accidentally shooting him. Then he gets even more upset and shoots himself.]]

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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide:]] DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:If Paul makes the wrong decision when confronting him.]]
** [[spoiler:MurderSuicide:]] MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:If Paul tried to grab for the gun, David will end up accidentally shooting him. Then he gets even more upset and shoots himself.]]



* [[spoiler:FreakOut]]: [[spoiler:Had one in the past where he almost killed his mom. Remembering this some time later causes him to have another one and almost kill himself.]]

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* [[spoiler:FreakOut]]: FreakOut: [[spoiler:Had one in the past where he almost killed his mom. Remembering this some time later causes him to have another one and almost kill himself.]]



David's friend, Paul is the one who helped David move into the apartment. He later has to save David [[spoiler:from shooting himself.]]

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David's friend, Paul is the one who helped David move into the apartment. He is later playable near the end of the game, when [[spoiler: he has to save stop David [[spoiler:from from shooting himself.]]himself]].



* [[spoiler:ISeeDeadPeople]]: When he and Marion go to the abandoned hospital to find David, he can see [[spoiler:Sissi, Fluffy and D,]] while Marion cannot. Later he briefly sees [[spoiler:the Crooked Man himself, with one arm around David and the other holding David's hand with the gun up to David's head.]] After he saves David, David is surprised Paul believes him about the Crooked Man.
* [[spoiler:ISeeThemToo]]: [[spoiler:In fact he's been able to see weird things far longer than David has.]]

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* [[spoiler:ISeeDeadPeople]]: ISeeDeadPeople: When he and Marion go to the abandoned hospital to find David, he can see [[spoiler:Sissi, Fluffy and D,]] while Marion cannot. Later he briefly sees [[spoiler:the Crooked Man himself, with one arm around David and the other holding David's hand with the gun up to David's head.]] After he saves David, David is surprised Paul believes him about the Crooked Man.
* [[spoiler:ISeeThemToo]]: ISeeThemToo: [[spoiler:In fact he's been able to see weird things far longer than David has.]]



* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]

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* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:
28th Jan '16 4:31:28 AM alixplaystation5
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* BigBad[=/=][[spoiler:BigGood]] [[spoiler:In a sense. He hated David, but he also wanted to help him.]]

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* BigBad[=/=][[spoiler:BigGood]] BigBad
** [[spoiler:BigGood]]
[[spoiler:In a sense. He hated David, but he also wanted to help him.]]
28th Jan '16 4:30:24 AM alixplaystation5
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* BigBad[=/=][[spoiler:BigGood]]

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* BigBad[=/=][[spoiler:BigGood]]BigBad[=/=][[spoiler:BigGood]] [[spoiler:In a sense. He hated David, but he also wanted to help him.]]
28th Jan '16 4:29:11 AM alixplaystation5
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28th Jan '16 4:27:35 AM alixplaystation5
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* BigBad[=/=][[spoiler:BigGood]]
16th Sep '15 10:48:06 PM mooberry
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* TooDumbToLive: Multiple times, the game has proven that David may not be too bright. In the beginning of the game, rather than trying to learn about the previous tenant, he chooses to turn the landlady down when she offers to show him the tenant's paperwork. In addition to that, he chooses to stay around in areas where the Crooked Man is when he should run back home. His stupidity really angers the player when he decides to walk up to the Crooked Man, with Fluffy no less, and stares at him ''while he's trying to eat the embryo model''.
7th Mar '15 2:17:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TragicDream: His dream of [[spoiler:being a pilot]] was dashed because [[spoiler:he is [[SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs colorblind.]]]]

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* TragicDream: His dream of [[spoiler:being a pilot]] was dashed because [[spoiler:he is [[SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs [[DreamCrushingHandicap colorblind.]]]]
3rd Jul '14 1:56:46 PM cookingwriter12
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* TooDumbToLive: Multiple times, the game has proven that David may not be too bright. In the beginning of the game, rather than trying to learn about the previous tenant, he chooses to turn the landlady down when she offers to show him the tenant's paperwork. In addition to that, he chooses to stay around in areas where the Crooked Man is when he should run back home. His stupidity really angers the player when he decides to walk up to the Crooked Man, with Fluffy no less, and stares at him ''while he's trying to eat the embryo model''.
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