History Characters / TheOrderOfTheStickAzureCity

14th Jan '16 8:18:57 AM StFan
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* NotSoDifferent: Commentary from Burlew remarks that, despite their clash, Miko and [[spoiler: Shojo]] are very much alike, believing themselves above the law. * ObstructiveZealot: She believes the 12 Gods have a "special mission" for her and utterly and vehemently refuses to listen anyone or anything that doesn't fit her delusion. ''Even when the 12 gods explicitly disapprove Miko by depriving her of her paladinhood''.
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* NotSoDifferent: Commentary from Burlew the Giant remarks that, despite their clash, Miko and [[spoiler: Shojo]] [[spoiler:Shojo]] are very much alike, believing themselves above the law. * ObstructiveZealot: She believes the 12 twelve Gods have a "special mission" for her and utterly and vehemently refuses to listen anyone or anything that doesn't fit her delusion. ''Even when the 12 twelve gods explicitly disapprove Miko by depriving her of her paladinhood''.

* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Shojo's willful deception of the paladins gets him killed. It's confirmed in the commentary from "War and [=XPs=]" that, while Shojo is portrayed sympathetically, no one forced him to use deception to attain his goals, and when the secret got out, he paid the price for his actions.]]
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Shojo's willful deception of the paladins gets him killed. It's confirmed in the commentary from "War and [=XPs=]" that, while Shojo is portrayed sympathetically, no one no-one forced him to use deception to attain his goals, and when the secret got out, he paid the price for his actions.]]

* NotSoDifferent: From Miko [[spoiler: the woman who kills him.]] Both of them are commented by Burlew that they believe themselves above the law.
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* NotSoDifferent: From Miko [[spoiler: the woman who kills him.]] Both of them are commented by Burlew the Giant that they believe themselves above the law.
13th Jan '16 8:02:39 PM Matt620
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* NotSoDifferent: Commentary from Burlew remarks that, despite their clash, Miko and [[spoiler: Shojo]] are very much alike, believing themselves above the law.

* AntiHero: His goal is the preservation of the world, his city and his gate. He helps the heroes to make this happen, but has unsavory methods.
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* AntiHero: His goal is the preservation of the world, his city and his gate. He helps the heroes to make this happen, but has unsavory methods.his methods involve lies, manipulation, and subterfuge.

* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Shojo's willful deception of the paladins gets him killed. It's confirmed in the commentary from "War and [=XPs=]" that, while Shojo is portrayed sympathetically, his death is his own fault.]]
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Shojo's willful deception of the paladins gets him killed. It's confirmed in the commentary from "War and [=XPs=]" that, while Shojo is portrayed sympathetically, no one forced him to use deception to attain his death is goals, and when the secret got out, he paid the price for his own fault.actions.]]

* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Shojo's willful deception of NotSoDifferent: From Miko [[spoiler: the paladins gets him killed. It's confirmed in woman who kills him.]] Both of them are commented by Burlew that they believe themselves above the commentary from "War and [=XPs=]" that, while Shojo is portrayed sympathetically, his death is his own fault.]]law.

* ToBeLawfulOrGood: An interesting take on the topic. In essence, Shojo's character arc in the story is based on the idea that he decided Good was more important than Law and that Soon Kim's oath was pushing the Sapphire Guard into LawfulStupid territory. So he secretly hires the Order of the Stick to do what the oathbound paladins under him can not. This is helped by the fact that he has always been, as far as we know, on the opposite side of the Ethical axis to Law.
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* ToBeLawfulOrGood: An interesting take on the topic. In essence, Shojo's character arc in the story is based on the idea that he decided Good was more important than Law and that Soon Kim's oath was pushing the Sapphire Guard into LawfulStupid territory. So he secretly hires the Order of the Stick to do what the oathbound paladins under him can not. This is helped by the fact that he has always been, as far as we know, on the opposite side of the Ethical axis to Law. In an unusual play with the trope, the downside of this is shown when his deceptions fun him afoul of Hinjo and Miko, [[spoiler: the latter of which kills Shojo for it.]]

* ToBeLawfulOrGood: An interesting take on the topic. In essence, Shojo's character arc in the story is based on the idea that he decided Good HolyHandGrenade: Niu has a bandoleer of holy water vials, since she believed she was more important than Law and that Soon Kim's oath was pushing the Sapphire Guard into LawfulStupid territory. So he secretly hires the Order assaulting a dungeon of the Stick to do what the oathbound paladins under him can not. This is helped by the fact that he has always been, as far as we know, on the opposite side of the Ethical axis to Law.undead when she prepared for battle.

* TeethClenchedTeamwork: To a degree with Ho Thanh; he doesn't approve of her more Roguish tendencies, while she finds him self-righteous. Nonetheless, they seem to work well together.
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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: To a degree with Ho Thanh; he doesn't approve of her more Roguish tendencies, while she finds him self-righteous. Nonetheless, they seem differ on ways to deal with problems, as Ho Thanh is very direct and Niu prefers to be subversive. However, at no point do they ever fail to work well together.
11th Jan '16 3:20:43 PM Matt620
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* CantCatchUp: While he stays back to oversee the refuge fleet, his paladins and the Order go on missions and earn levels.
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* CantCatchUp: While he stays back to oversee the refuge fleet, his paladins Lien and the Order go on missions and earn levels.O-Chul have leveled up.

* HeroOfAnotherStory: Cut-aways to him after the "Don't Split Up the Party" arc imply that he is having plenty of adventures of his own in [[spoiler:the new home for the refugees of Azure City.]]
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Cut-aways to him after the "Don't Split Up the Party" arc imply that he is having plenty of adventures of his own in [[spoiler:the new home for the refugees of Azure City.]]City]], fighting giant ant-like monsters.

* HeroOfAnotherStory: Cut-aways to him after the "Don't Split Up the Party" arc imply that he is having plenty of adventures TheMenFirst: He cares very deeply for his people, spending all of his own time helping them in [[spoiler:the new home for the refugees of Azure City.]]their exile.

* OnlySaneMan: In comparison to Miko.
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* OnlySaneMan: In comparison Early on, to Miko.compare to Miko.

* PragmaticHero: Hinjo is under no delusions. He knows that the nobles will try to assassinate him the first moment they are able. When he discovers Shojo's lies, his first order of business is to bring him in for trial. He stands in direct contrast to Miko who acted on impulse to the discovery.
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* PragmaticHero: Hinjo is under no delusions. He knows that the nobles will try to assassinate him the first moment they are able. When he discovers Shojo's lies, his first order of business is to bring him in for trial. He stands in direct contrast to Miko who acted on impulse to the discovery. He also carries silver and cold-iron katanas for dealing for any planar trouble.

* TheWisePrince: Hinjo knew that his paladins probably couldn't take on Xykon, but gave them the chance any ways knowing that [[spoiler:Soon's spirit would bring them back for the final battle.]] He also refused to execute Shojo and wanted to bring him to the courts first. When Miko [[spoiler:murdered Shojo in anger and lost her paladinhood]], he tried to talk her into surrendering despite his anger. When she attacked him anyways, he arrested her when she was knocked out instead of executing her on the spot. Later on, he realizes that his uncle was right about the oath the paladins took to not interfere with the gate. He is unable to help the Order directly in their quest but he gives them his support and the resources to proceed.
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* TheWisePrince: Hinjo knew that his paladins probably couldn't take on Xykon, but gave them the chance any ways knowing that [[spoiler:Soon's spirit would bring them back for the final battle.]] He also refused to execute Shojo and wanted to bring him to the courts first. When Miko [[spoiler:murdered Shojo in anger and lost her paladinhood]], he tried to talk her into surrendering despite his anger. When she attacked him anyways, he arrested her when she was knocked out instead of executing her on the spot. Later on, he realizes that his uncle was right about the oath the paladins took to not interfere with the gate. He is unable to help the Order directly in their quest but he gives them his support and the resources to proceed. During the battle for Azure City, he is also shown to be effective at placing his troops.

* TheseHandsHaveKilled: He refuses to let Redcloak blame him for not stopping him.
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: He refuses to let Redcloak blame him for not stopping him.the deaths of some of the Azurites.

* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Defied. When Durkon rescues her with Thor's Lightning, and she gets singed a bit by accident, it is he who apologizes, and Lien is simply grateful.
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* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Defied. When She gets singed by Thor's Lightning when Durkon rescues her with Thor's Lightning, her, and she gets singed a bit by accident, it is he who apologizes, and Lien is simply grateful.preemptively apologizes for it. --> '''Lien:''' SO not complaining.

%%* DeadpanSnarker
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%%* DeadpanSnarker* DeadpanSnarker: Of the Azurites, easily the most sarcastic.

%%* DeadpanSnarker* RagsToRiches: She started life as the child of two fishermen, and now she's one of the strongest paladins in Azure City.

* WeaponOfChoice: A harpoon, because she's a fisherman's daughter.
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* WeaponOfChoice: A harpoon, because she's unlike the katanas of the other paladins. This might have to do with her being a fisherman's daughter.daughter.
7th Jan '16 10:06:26 AM Gitman
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%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath
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%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath* RapeAsBackstory: Subverted. The orc chieftan says being half-human implies a very ugly backstory, but a flashback shows that her human father and orc mother were SickeninglySweethearts. * RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:She starts off as an antagonist working for Kubota, but when she throws a wrench in his plans to save Elan, he kills her with poison.]]
5th Jan '16 9:56:02 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* MetaphoricallyTrue: He engages in some very specific wordplay [[spoiler:when Hinjo asks him if he destroyed the Sapphire Gate]] because he would {{never speak ill of the dead}}.
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* MetaphoricallyTrue: He engages in some very specific wordplay [[spoiler:when Hinjo asks him if he destroyed the Sapphire Gate]] because he would {{never speak ill of the dead}}. He openly admits he's doing this.
18th Dec '15 11:11:07 AM StFan
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Miko has never heard of this "Japan" Roy speaks of.
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: It's basically Japan in the ''D&D'' setting. There's samurai and ninja and Sabine wears white face paint as a disguise. Although Miko has never heard of this "Japan" Roy speaks of.

* FantasyCounterpartCulture: It's basically Japan in the D&D setting. There's samurai and ninja and Sabine wears white face paint as a disguise. * GratuitousJapanese: Several of the names, probaby to parody the random use of the language [[RuleOfCool "because it's cool"]] (Lord Shojo being a case in point, since Shojo is Japanese for "girl"[[note]]More precisely, it means "virginal maiden", which is even more hilarious.[[/note]]).
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: It's basically Japan in the D&D setting. There's samurai and ninja and Sabine wears white face paint as a disguise. * GratuitousJapanese: Several of the names, probaby probably to parody the random use of the language [[RuleOfCool "because it's cool"]] (Lord Shojo being a case in point, since Shojo is Japanese for "girl"[[note]]More precisely, it means "virginal maiden", which is even more hilarious.[[/note]]).
27th Nov '15 7:08:11 AM StFan
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Natter and speculation.
** [[spoiler: She does show a few signs of overcoming the flaws that led her to fall when she was dying, most notably her inability to compromise. Her last words, after being told that she wouldn't be restored to paladinhood but that she would be able to visit her horse in the afterlife are "I can live with that."]]
26th Nov '15 7:54:43 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** [[spoiler: She does show a few signs of overcoming the flaws that led her to fall when she was dying, most notably her inability to compromise. Her last words, after being told that she wouldn't be restored to paladinhood but that she would be able to visit her horse in the afterlife are "I can live with that."]]
26th Nov '15 10:40:33 AM StFan
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* GoodIsNotNice: She is whole souled comitted to the goal of smiting evil and protecting her home...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin and she is not nice.]]
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* GoodIsNotNice: She is whole souled comitted wholly committed to the goal of smiting evil and protecting her home...home....[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin and she is not nice.]]

* NeverMyFault: Miko is so delusional about her (perceived) status as the ChosenOne that she refuses to believe that she can make any mistake. [[spoiler: When the gods [[BroughtDownToNormal strip her of her powers]] for killing Lord Shojo, she immediately decides it wasn't her own fault, but a product of a conspiracy by the Order. When she dies, the spirit of the paladin Soon tells her that her inability to admit responsibility for her deeds is one of the reasons she will die unredeemed.]]
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* NeverMyFault: Miko is so delusional about her (perceived) status as the ChosenOne that she refuses to believe that she can make any mistake. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When the gods [[BroughtDownToNormal strip her of her powers]] for killing Lord Shojo, she immediately decides it wasn't her own fault, but a product of a conspiracy by the Order. When she dies, the spirit of the paladin Soon tells her that her inability to admit responsibility for her deeds is one of the reasons she will die unredeemed.]]

* OffhandBackhand: Kills a hobgoblin mook with her hand without bothering to look a him.
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* OffhandBackhand: Kills a hobgoblin mook with her bare hand without bothering to look a him.

* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Sort of. Soon Kim explains that he's pleased that she kept the Gate out of Evil hands but true redemption means overcoming what caused her fall in the first place.]]
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Sort of. Soon Kim explains that he's pleased that she kept the Gate out of Evil hands hands, but true redemption means overcoming what caused her fall in the first place.]]

* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:She became increasingly irrational and impulsive after the Order of the Stick is brought to Azure City. After she killed Lord Shojo, she went into extreme denial and came up with crazy (and at times contradicting) theories about the Order of the Stick.]]
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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:She became becomes increasingly irrational and impulsive after the Order of the Stick is brought to Azure City. After she killed kills Lord Shojo, she went goes into extreme denial and came comes up with crazy (and at times contradicting) theories about the Order of the Stick.]]

* TautologicalTemplar: She is convinced that, being the most powerful member of the Sapphire Guard, she ''must'' have the Twelve Gods' favor. Therefore, anything she does is right by definition and anything that happens to her [[spoiler:including falling from paladinhood]] is part of the gods' greater plan for her. ** Later goes into InsaneTrollLogic, when Miko determines that because the gods could easily stop her from [[spoiler:breaking out of prison]] but don't, they ''clearly'' want her to do so.
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* TautologicalTemplar: She is convinced that, being the most powerful member of the Sapphire Guard, she ''must'' have the Twelve Gods' favor. Therefore, anything she does is right by definition and anything that happens to her [[spoiler:including falling from paladinhood]] is part of the gods' greater plan for her. ** her. Later goes into InsaneTrollLogic, when Miko determines that because the gods could easily stop her from [[spoiler:breaking out of prison]] but don't, they ''clearly'' want her to do so.
25th Nov '15 2:36:14 PM Peteman
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* OffhandBackhand: Kills a hobgoblin mook with her hand without bothering to look a him.
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