History Characters / TheOrderOfTheStickTeamEvil

22nd Apr '18 5:02:16 AM Tyoria
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* DrivenToVillainy: Noted by Rich Burlew himself.
-->''Some people choose evil, and some are driven to it by what life has forced them to endure. [[ForTheEvulz Xykon]] is not one of these. Redcloak, however, might be.''

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* DrivenToVillainy: Noted by Rich Burlew himself.
-->''Some
The author foreword to ''Start of Darkness'' strongly suggests it.
-->There are
people choose evil, and some in this world who are driven to it by evil because of what their life has forced them to endure. [[ForTheEvulz Xykon]] endure; Xykon is not one of these. Redcloak, however, those.\\
Redcloak
might be.''be, though.
20th Apr '18 7:40:19 AM betterwatchit
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* FatalFlaw: Her arrogance, pride, and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter complete misunderstanding of people's true characters]]. [[spoiler:Specifically, all three of them lead her to gloat to Redcloak's face that she is going to expose his treachery to Xykon under the over-confident belief that he is too spineless to do anything to stop her, due to Xykon liking her. It also fools her into believing that her wights are children who would never hurt their "mommy" as opposed to easily-dominated drones who will instantly turn on her if someone who is also capable of controlling them overrides her orders.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Her arrogance, pride, and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter complete misunderstanding of people's true characters]]. [[spoiler:Specifically, all three of them lead her to gloat to Redcloak's face that she is going to expose his treachery to Xykon under the over-confident belief that he is too spineless to do anything to stop her, due to Xykon liking loving her. It also fools her into believing that her wights are children who would never hurt their "mommy" as opposed to easily-dominated drones who will instantly ''instantly'' turn on her if someone who is also capable of controlling them overrides her orders.]]



* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler:She probably thought that, if nothing else, that between her wights, her ability to teleport and her huge spell selection, she could escape Redcloak before he could do anything to stop her -- which is why she spent so much time taunting Redcloak and spelling out her plans. Unfortunately, Redcloak nullified all her advantages in short order (he had warded his sanctum against teleportation apparently for some time, used Control Undead on her wights, having them grapple her, and counterspelling the few spells that she could cast while grappled) and Tsukiko soon found herself in way over her head.]]

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler:She probably thought that, if nothing else, that between her wights, her ability to teleport and her huge spell selection, she could escape Redcloak before he could do anything to stop her -- which is why she spent so much time taunting Redcloak and spelling out her plans. Unfortunately, Redcloak nullified all her advantages in short order (he had warded his sanctum against teleportation apparently for some time, used Control Undead on her wights, wights ''the instant he entered the room'', having them grapple her, and counterspelling the few spells that she could cast while grappled) and Tsukiko soon found herself in way over her head.]]
14th Apr '18 1:58:12 PM StFan
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* AntiVillain: He has a very good reason to hate the gods -- which does not necessarily excuse setting up a scheme that might destroy the planet, but it makes it understandable. This begins to be deconstructed as time goes on. While Redcloak may have sympathetic qualities, it becomes apparent that he is, in fact, evil, and not in the anti-heroic way. Having noble intentions doesn't excuse everything, and Redcloak's "noble intentions" themselves are questionable, as [[spoiler:Right-Eye]] said to his face before he died. It's clear that Redcloak cares about personal revenge and his ego at least as much as he cares about helping his race, to the point of [[spoiler:killing his brother to avoid admitting that working with Xykon was a bad idea.]] Not to mention nothing justifying genocide and mass slavery, regardless of what happened in the past.
** Xykon himself refuses to believe Redcloak is this, instead preferring to paint him as a pathetic, whimpering child who snivels and hides behind his cloak of "righteousness" because he's too scared to be ''truly'' evil. As with all such things, it's up to the reader.

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* AntiVillain: He has a very good reason to hate the gods -- which does not necessarily excuse setting up a scheme that might destroy the planet, but it makes it understandable. This begins to be deconstructed as time goes on. While Redcloak may have sympathetic qualities, it becomes apparent that he is, in fact, evil, and not in the anti-heroic way. Having noble intentions doesn't excuse everything, and Redcloak's "noble intentions" themselves are questionable, as [[spoiler:Right-Eye]] said to his face before he died. It's clear that Redcloak cares about personal revenge and his ego at least as much as he cares about helping his race, to the point of [[spoiler:killing his brother to avoid admitting that working with Xykon was a bad idea.]] Not to mention nothing justifying genocide and mass slavery, regardless of what happened in the past.
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past. Xykon himself refuses to believe Redcloak is this, instead preferring to paint him as a pathetic, whimpering child who snivels and hides behind his cloak of "righteousness" because he's too scared to be ''truly'' evil. As with all such things, it's up to the reader.
14th Apr '18 1:29:43 PM Tyoria
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Subverted; Roy and Eugene originally thought Xykon killed Fyron Pucebuckle and stole a crown Fyron possessed because it was a powerful magical artifact. But it turns out Xykon stole it solely because wearing it makes him look cool. However, Xykon's worn it for so long that some of his evil's rubbed off on it, and anyone else who wears it will register as evil when Detect Evil is used on them, regardless of their true alignment.



* AxCrazy: His idea of fun is torturing and killing everything that crosses his path just because he can.



* ArtifactOfDoom: Subverted; Roy and Eugene originally thought Xykon killed Fyron Pucebuckle and stole a crown Fyron possessed because it was a powerful magical artifact. But it turns out Xykon stole it solely because wearing it makes him look cool. However, Xykon's worn it for so long that some of his evil's rubbed off on it, and anyone else who wears it will register as evil when Detect Evil is used on them, regardless of their true alignment.
* AxCrazy: His idea of fun is torturing and killing everything that crosses his path just because he can.



* {{Foil}}: To Xykon, naturally. He's an AntiVillain instead of a ForTheEvulz monster, a cleric instead of a sorcerer, and something of a nerd who prefers careful plans to brute force.



* {{Foil}}: To Xykon, naturally. He's an AntiVillain instead of a ForTheEvulz monster, a cleric instead of a sorcerer, and something of a nerd who prefers careful plans to brute force.



* GuileHero: Well, Guile Anti-Villain. {{Manipulative|Bastard}}, charismatic, and TheChessmaster.



* GuileHero: Well, Guile Anti-Villain. {{Manipulative|Bastard}}, charismatic, and TheChessmaster.



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:He tried to be a family man but Xykon vetoed that and made him be an evil minion again. And when it looked like he was going to kill Xykon, Redcloak vetoed ''that'' too.]]



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:He tried to be a family man but Xykon vetoed that and made him be an evil minion again. And when it looked like he was going to kill Xykon, Redcloak vetoed ''that'' too.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: While not as outspoken as Redcloak, he does seem to harbor a distaste for Tsukiko coming and turning their fallen citizens into zombies. He later clarifies that he is glad she is departing the city with the main agents). In spite of this, he is actually surprised [[spoiler:when Redcloak goes ahead and kills her, as in spite of his issues with her they were supposedly on the same side]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: While not as outspoken as Redcloak, he does seem to harbor a distaste for Tsukiko coming and turning their fallen citizens into zombies. He later clarifies that he is glad she is departing the city with the main agents). In spite of this, he is actually surprised [[spoiler:when Redcloak goes ahead and kills her, as in spite of his issues with her they were supposedly on the same side]].
12th Apr '18 3:14:12 AM Tyoria
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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Downplayed, but evident in his interaction with the paladin Thanh. The Sapphire Guard massacred Redcloak's family and hometown, and initially, Redcloak thoroughly enjoyed the revenge he was able to extract on them by destroying their order and conquering their city. A year later he wipes out LaResistance and comes across Thanh, whose challenge he turns down while noting his taunts would have been effective before. When commenting on the incident he remarks that killing the paladin had been "less satisfying than I remember", just before having to leave the city completely.
12th Apr '18 1:18:58 AM StFan
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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: She petts Redcloak of all people, which catches him by surprise.
* AlienLunch: Her definition of someone's wildest dreams hinge on the dreams she had when she fell asleep after eating a kebab made from a [[http://dungeonsdragons.wikia.com/wiki/Remorhaz Remorhaz]].


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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: She pets Redcloak atop the head, of all people, which catches him by surprise.
* AlienLunch: Her definition of someone's wildest dreams hinge on the dreams she had when she fell asleep after eating a kebab made from a [[http://dungeonsdragons.wikia.com/wiki/Remorhaz Remorhaz]].
11th Apr '18 10:24:24 AM MrDeath
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* YouNoTakeCandle: She speaks with somewhat odd grammar and choice of vocabulary (e.g. referring to Xykon as "Bone man with shiny hat"), but expresses complex and/or philosophical thoughts on politics between goblinoid races and her intention to keep Monster Hollow's population sustainable for her settlement.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: She speaks with somewhat odd grammar and choice of vocabulary (e.g. referring to Xykon as "Bone man with shiny hat"), but expresses complex and/or philosophical thoughts on politics between goblinoid races and her intention to keep Monster Hollow's population sustainable for her settlement. Notably, she does not use the all-lowercase text of low-intelligence creatures like Thog, suggesting this is the result of different languages and syntax instead.
24th Feb '18 10:00:43 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Does this to Redcloak of all people, which catches him by surprise.

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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Does this to She petts Redcloak of all people, which catches him by surprise.



* TheBeastmaster: A self-described "beastmistress," with at least two animal companions.

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* TheBeastmaster: A self-described "beastmistress," with at least two animal companions. She may be friends with them, but she does not see these friendships as relationships between equals, and instead as binding partnerships of servitude between parties, with the stronger partner looking after the weaker in exchange for the weaker's service.
*BenevolentBoss: She treats her animal companions with respect because the key to a successful relationship between servants and their master is respect.



* MyMasterRightOrWrong: She may be friends with her animal companions, but she does not see these friendships as relationships between equals, and instead as binding partnerships of servitude between parties, with the stronger partner looking after the weaker in exchange for the weaker's service.
31st Jan '18 1:21:35 PM nighttrainfm
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* BigBadEnsemble: As the comic has progressed, it is now unclear who's the true BigBad, and it seems to be a toss-up between Xykon, the IFCC, and [[spoiler:Redcloak]].

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* BigBadEnsemble: As the comic has progressed, it is now unclear who's the true BigBad, and it seems to be a toss-up between Xykon, the IFCC, and [[spoiler:Redcloak]].[[spoiler:Redcloak.]]
31st Jan '18 1:20:25 PM nighttrainfm
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* CardCarryingVillain: An odd example. Redcloak admits to being on the side of "evil" - at least, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil those the gods have labelled evil.]]
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