History Characters / TheOrderOfTheStickTeamEvil

12th Sep '17 3:55:54 PM RoninMacbeth
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* BrutalHonesty: Instead of lying about [[spoiler:the fact he killed Tsukiko]], Redcloak outright reveals to Xykon that [[spoiler:he murdered her, brutally]].

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* BrutalHonesty: Instead of lying about [[spoiler:the fact he killed Tsukiko]], Redcloak outright reveals to Xykon that [[spoiler:he murdered her, brutally]].brutally. It really says something about Redcloak that he was able to manipulate Xykon's impression of Tsukiko's death without lying at all.]].
18th Aug '17 10:08:09 AM DVB
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* NumberTwo: To Redcloak, another Number Three.

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* NumberTwo: To Redcloak, another Number Three. Also, Xykon pretty much has Jirix as the back-up cleric for his master plan in the event Redcloak messes up, seen when he threatens him if he regenerates his eye and mentioning he'd give the Cloak to Jirix.
18th Aug '17 9:47:32 AM StFan
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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Redcloak was the one who turned Xykon into a lich, hoping that holding his phylactery would allow him to control Xykon. It backed ''big time,'' since becoming a lich gave Xykon a boost in intelligence and wisdom that made him ''much'' more dangerous and harder to manipulate. [[spoiler: He proceeds to exploit Redcloak's pride and let him ''kill'' Right-eye (his younger brother) before telling him why as part of a grand speech and breaking Redcloak's spirit, thus cowing him into servitude rather than partner, a mentality he wouldn't break from until Xykon's first defeat by Roy. Furthermore, Xykon would kill and sacrifice goblins ForTheEvulz due to lichdom robbing him of enjoying coffee and thus having sadism as his only pleasure whule Redcloak pretty much let him get away with it. Even now, despite Redcloak's powerful and subtle manipulation of Xykon, there's the implications he still underestimates Xykon (for example, the Monster in the Darkness is an unknown ManchurianAgent, with the order to ''eat'' Redcloak and spit out the phylactery/holy symbol should Redcloakc betray him.) ]]

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Redcloak was the one who turned Xykon into a lich, hoping that holding his phylactery would allow him to control Xykon. It backed backfired ''big time,'' time'', since becoming a lich gave Xykon a boost in intelligence and wisdom that made him ''much'' more dangerous and harder to manipulate. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He proceeds to exploit Redcloak's pride and let him ''kill'' Right-eye (his younger brother) before telling him why as part of a grand speech and breaking Redcloak's spirit, thus cowing him into servitude rather than partner, a mentality he wouldn't break from until Xykon's first defeat by Roy. Furthermore, Xykon would kill and sacrifice goblins ForTheEvulz due to lichdom robbing him of enjoying coffee and thus having sadism as his only pleasure whule pleasure, while Redcloak pretty much let him get away with it. Even now, despite Redcloak's powerful and subtle manipulation of Xykon, there's the implications he still underestimates Xykon (for example, the Monster in the Darkness is an unknown ManchurianAgent, with the order to ''eat'' Redcloak and spit out the phylactery/holy symbol should Redcloakc Redcloak betray him.) ]]



* UglyCute: In-Universe example implies that he is definitely monsterous-looking yet not ugly per say. At the circus, people are shown to vomit and get queasy faces, but some claim he is "disgusting yet... beautiful." Xykon describes as quite the nasty creature. Later, Oona the Beastmistress compares him to a creature out of a "spicy-meat-induced nightmare", but also calls him magnificent.

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* UglyCute: In-Universe example implies that he is definitely monsterous-looking monstrous-looking, yet not ugly per say. At the circus, people are shown to vomit and get queasy faces, but some claim he is "disgusting yet... beautiful." Xykon describes as quite the nasty creature. Later, Oona the Beastmistress compares him to a creature out of a "spicy-meat-induced nightmare", but also calls him magnificent.
18th Aug '17 9:12:59 AM DVB
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* UglyCute: Maybe, judging from the varied reactions from people who have seen him. At the circus, people are shown to vomit and get queasy faces, but some claim he is "disgusting yet... beautiful. Xykon describes as quite the nasty creature. Later, Oona the Beastmistress compares him to a creature out of a "spicy-meat-induced nightmare", but also calls him magnificent.

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* UglyCute: Maybe, judging from the varied reactions from people who have seen him.In-Universe example implies that he is definitely monsterous-looking yet not ugly per say. At the circus, people are shown to vomit and get queasy faces, but some claim he is "disgusting yet... beautiful. " Xykon describes as quite the nasty creature. Later, Oona the Beastmistress compares him to a creature out of a "spicy-meat-induced nightmare", but also calls him magnificent.
18th Aug '17 8:05:49 AM DVB
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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Redcloak was the one who turned Xykon into a lich, hoping that holding his phylactery would allow him to control Xykon. He was horribly wrong, [[spoiler:and the decision cost him his brother and a horrible lot of unnecessary goblin casualties. It also forced him into servitude (albeit a feigned one at this stage) to Xykon instead of being his partner.]]

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Redcloak was the one who turned Xykon into a lich, hoping that holding his phylactery would allow him to control Xykon. He was horribly wrong, [[spoiler:and the decision cost It backed ''big time,'' since becoming a lich gave Xykon a boost in intelligence and wisdom that made him his brother ''much'' more dangerous and a horrible lot harder to manipulate. [[spoiler: He proceeds to exploit Redcloak's pride and let him ''kill'' Right-eye (his younger brother) before telling him why as part of unnecessary goblin casualties. It also forced a grand speech and breaking Redcloak's spirit, thus cowing him into servitude (albeit rather than partner, a feigned one at this stage) to mentality he wouldn't break from until Xykon's first defeat by Roy. Furthermore, Xykon instead would kill and sacrifice goblins ForTheEvulz due to lichdom robbing him of being enjoying coffee and thus having sadism as his partner.only pleasure whule Redcloak pretty much let him get away with it. Even now, despite Redcloak's powerful and subtle manipulation of Xykon, there's the implications he still underestimates Xykon (for example, the Monster in the Darkness is an unknown ManchurianAgent, with the order to ''eat'' Redcloak and spit out the phylactery/holy symbol should Redcloakc betray him.) ]]
18th Aug '17 7:56:04 AM DVB
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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. past.
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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.
10th Aug '17 3:51:38 PM StFan
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: In his attempts to get information out of O-chul, [[spoiler:Redcloak threatens to throw a group of civilians off a tower and towards the Gate rift in the hopes that one of them will yell something relevant to their attempts to understand the Snarl... and throw another group off the other side 'as a control'.]]
10th Aug '17 1:27:36 PM AuraXtreme
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: In his attempts to get information out of O-chul, [[spoiler:Redcloak threatens to throw a group of civilians off a tower and towards the Gate rift in the hopes that one of them will yell something relevant to their attempts to understand the Snarl... and throw another group off the other side 'as a control'.]]
3rd Aug '17 5:14:35 AM StFan
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* AntiMagic: Xykon can use the epic spell ''Superb Dispelling'' to deal with enemy magic.



* DispelMagic: Xykon can use the epic spell "Superb Dispelling" to deal with enemy magic.



* FacePalm: Even though he doesn't have a face or palms, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0196.html he manages]].

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* FacePalm: Even though he doesn't have a face or palms, [[http://www.or at least any flesh remaining on those,[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0196.html he manages]].



* NeckLift: He's done it when pissed off (notably, to Vaarsuvius and Jirix). And don't try to change the subject with trivial concerns, like breathing.
* {{Necromancer}}: It's his forte; [[spoiler:in fact, the very first spell he cast (at four years old) was necromantic]]. Though he also uses Evocation spells and others as the situation requires.

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* NeckLift: He's done it He has lifted people by the neck when pissed off (notably, to with Vaarsuvius and Jirix). And don't try to change the subject with trivial concerns, like breathing.
* {{Necromancer}}: It's Creating undead and/or snuffing the lifeforce out of the livings is his forte; [[spoiler:in fact, the very first spell he cast (at four years old) was necromantic]]. Though he also uses Evocation spells and others as the situation requires.



* NiceShoes: After spending the entire comic barefoot, he gets Boots of Free Movement in [[spoiler: Kragoor's Tomb]] and really likes them, because his toe bones no longer hit things.

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* NiceShoes: After spending the entire comic barefoot, he gets Boots of Free Movement in [[spoiler: Kragoor's [[spoiler:Kragoor's Tomb]] and really likes them, because his toe bones no longer hit things.
2nd Aug '17 11:32:32 PM MBG
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* BaitAndSwitch: When we're first introduced to them, it's just the Eye of Fear and Flame, leading the readers to wonder why Xykon is perpetually shocked, taking orders from Redcloak, and wearing an orange pendant. When we see all three of them, the Eye and the Death Knight are really bad at acting like Xykon, while the Huecuva's actually pretty spot-on, leading people to assume that it's the right one.


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* CasualDangerDialogue: Just like Xykon, the Huecuva is fairly apathetic and bored in combat. As Huecuvas are usually created from clerics who gave up their vows, it makes sense.
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