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21st Sep '17 10:25:38 AM GoblinCipher
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* HatesBeingNicknamed (don't call him "Blackbeard")
21st Sep '17 10:20:19 AM GoblinCipher
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A member of the Brotherhood of the Hand, ProfessionalKillers to the core, Hugh is hired to assassinate the crown prince of the Volkaran Isles, Prince Bane. He is hired to do so by... [[OffingTheOffspring his father]], the King of the Volkaran Isles, King Stephen. HilarityEnsues, especially since Prince Bane's manservant, a butler named Alfred Montbank, chooses to tag along for the ride...

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A member of the Brotherhood of the Hand, ProfessionalKillers to the core, Hugh is hired to assassinate the crown prince of the Volkaran Isles, Prince Bane. He is hired to do so by... [[OffingTheOffspring his Bane's father]], the King of the Volkaran Isles, King Stephen. HilarityEnsues, especially since Prince Bane's manservant, a butler named Alfred Montbank, chooses to tag along for the ride...
20th Sep '17 3:09:58 AM GoblinCipher
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* PowerLevels (Sartan had a heirarchy of animal names to denote strength. Alfred rates the title "Serpent Mage", which was ''way'' up near the top.)

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* PowerLevels (Sartan had a heirarchy hierarchy of animal names to denote strength. Alfred rates the title "Serpent Mage", which was ''way'' up near the top.)
9th Aug '17 10:49:41 AM slvstrChung
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Alfred was but a young man when the Sartan on Arianus put themselves into stasis. He was an old man when he woke up. As the LastOfHisKind on Arianus, he went undercover, posing as a human and engaging in all sorts of shenanigans rather than use his enormous power: for instance, he faints when confronted with danger. He is also TheKlutz writ large. But then he meets Haplo and discovers that the Patryns, formerly SealedEvilInACan, have escaped. Then CharacterDevelopment, TeethClenchedTeamwork (on Haplo's part) and [[FriendlyEnemy Friendly Enemies]] (on Alfred's part) set in, and Alfred begins to come into his own as the other main character of the series... a clumsy, balding Sartan whose [[TookALevelInBadass Level in Badass]] is not [[AccidentalBadass because]] of his own cowardice, but [[CowardlyLion despite]] it.

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Alfred was but a young man when the Sartan on Arianus put themselves into stasis. He was an old man when he woke up. As the LastOfHisKind on Arianus, he went undercover, posing as a human and engaging in all sorts of shenanigans rather than use his enormous power: for instance, he faints when confronted with danger. He is also TheKlutz writ large. But then he meets Haplo and discovers that the Patryns, formerly SealedEvilInACan, have escaped. Then CharacterDevelopment, TeethClenchedTeamwork (on Haplo's part) and [[FriendlyEnemy Friendly Enemies]] (on Alfred's part) set in, and Alfred begins to come into his own as the other main character of the series... a clumsy, balding Sartan whose [[TookALevelInBadass Level in Badass]] is not [[AccidentalBadass [[SpannerInTheWorks because]] of his own cowardice, but [[CowardlyLion despite]] it.
12th Nov '16 7:47:40 PM Vios
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** [[spoiler:HideYourPregnancy]]

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** [[spoiler:HideYourPregnancy]][[spoiler:MySecretPregnancy]]
29th May '16 12:24:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Blond kids, in this case.
8th Oct '15 11:45:27 AM Theriocephalus
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* BigBadWannabe: He's not as powerful as Xar, but he's up there. His plans to the universe are almost as horrifying as the Serpents' (and may be ''worse'' depending on if you think "universe locked in a state of eternal chaos and misery" is better or worse than "universe of tormented undead ruled by Kleitus). Unfortunately for him (but fortunately for everyone else) things in the last books never quite work out in his favor.

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* BigBadWannabe: He's not as powerful as Xar, but he's up there. His plans to for the universe are almost as horrifying as the Serpents' (and may be ''worse'' depending on if you think "universe locked in a state of eternal chaos and misery" is better or worse than "universe of tormented undead ruled by Kleitus).Kleitus"). Unfortunately for him (but fortunately for everyone else) things in the last books never quite work out in his favor.
8th Oct '15 11:43:40 AM Theriocephalus
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* AxeCrazy (now that she's a lazar)
* CameBackWrong (pretty much the poster girl in this series)
* HappilyMarried (with Jonathan)

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* AxeCrazy (now Now that she's a lazar)
lazar.
* CameBackWrong (pretty Pretty much the poster girl in this series)
series.
* HappilyMarried (with Jonathan)With Jonathan.



* TheSmartGuy (while alive)
* TokenEvilTeammate (briefly after her transformation. She turns on the heroes as soon as she gets a good oppurtunity, though)
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds (like all the lazar except for Jonathan and Kleitus)

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* TheSmartGuy (while alive)
While alive
* TokenEvilTeammate (briefly Briefly after her transformation. She turns on the heroes as soon as she gets a good oppurtunity, though)
though.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds (like Like all the lazar except for Jonathan and Kleitus)Kleitus.



* TheAtoner (for what he did to Jera)
* GeniusDitz (in life- he's a very skilled necromancer, but is otherwise rather naive and absent minded. This changes following his religious experience)
* IncorruptiblePurePureness (the only lazar to be at peace with himself, and—more pertinently—the only being, living or otherwise, who can undo a lazar and separate soul from corpse.)

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* TheAtoner (for For what he did to Jera)
Jera.
* GeniusDitz (in In life- he's a very skilled necromancer, but is otherwise rather naive and absent minded. This changes following his religious experience)
experience.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness (the The only lazar to be at peace with himself, and—more pertinently—the only being, living or otherwise, who can undo a lazar and separate soul from corpse.)
9th Sep '15 5:01:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: She was a teenager when she married Sinistrad and had Bane (not that he seemed to have been much older); by the present of the story, she's still only 26.


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* TeenPregnancy: She was a teenager when she married Sinistrad and had Bane (not that he seemed to have been much older); by the present of the story, she's still only 26.
13th Aug '15 7:13:07 PM MasterGhandalf
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* TheEmperor: His title as Dynast is equivalent to this; he's explicitly stated to outrank other monarchs, something even his opponents admit.

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* DemotedToDragon: Xar manages to force him into servitude through a display of more powerful magic. Kleitus is [[TheStarscream less than enthused about this]].
* TheEmperor: His title as Dynast is equivalent to this; he's explicitly stated to outrank other monarchs, monarchs such as kings and princes, something even his opponents admit.



* EvilSorcerer: Really the only Sartan or Patryn who fits this trope. Even in life he was a power-hungry necromancer. In death, he's a power-hungry NighInvulnerable OmnicidalManiac necromancer.

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* EvilSorcerer: Really the only Sartan or Patryn who fits this trope. Even in life he was a power-hungry necromancer. In death, he's a power-hungry NighInvulnerable OmnicidalManiac ''NighInvulnerable, OmnicidalManiac'' necromancer. [[SarcasmMode Fun guy]].



* LargeAndInCharge: Sartan on the whole tend to be either slender or pudgy and aren't all that physically imposing. Kleitus, on the other hand, is a tall and powerfully built man who looks the part of the ruler of his world.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Near the climax of ''Fire Sea'', one of the Kairn Telest Sartan shoots him dead center with an arrow while in the middle of a speech. Kleitus, not missing a beat, proceeds to rip the arrow out and start gesturing with it.




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* VoiceOfTheLegion: As a lazar, he speaks with the voice of his soul and the voice of his body slightly out of sync, producing this effect. Even Xar finds it unsettling.
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