History Characters / TheOrderOfTheStickTheEmpireOfBlood

22nd Jun '16 4:25:58 PM StFan
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* BiTheWay: Objects to Roy's [reaction to a StrongFamilyResemblance being passed of as] attractions not because of his sexual preferences, but because he's soon to be married.



* AppealToTradition: An unhealthy side to his narrative fixation is his failure to understand how stories have moved on and developed since his day. Notably, Julio Scoundrel riles him up ''because'' his stories are subversive.

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* AppealToTradition: An unhealthy side to his narrative fixation is his failure to understand how stories have moved on and developed since his day. Notably, Julio Scoundrel Scoundrèl riles him up ''because'' his stories are subversive.



BadassNormal: Takes on the entire Order of the Stick (except V), and while it's not quite a CurbStompBattle it's still decidedly one-sided in his favor. And according to Malack, he wasn't even trying. When we see him get serious, he breaks Haley's arm after shrugging off a sneak attack.

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* BadassNormal: Takes on the entire Order of the Stick (except V), and while it's not quite a CurbStompBattle it's still decidedly one-sided in his favor. And according to Malack, he wasn't isn't even trying. When we see him get serious, he breaks Haley's arm after shrugging off a sneak attack.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** Deconstructed. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.
** In his handbook to the guards, he includes items straight from the EvilOverlordList. Not only has he read the List, it is later revealed that his big EvilPlan is based around not just genre Tropes, but ''AudienceReactions'', specifically LoveToHate, EvilIsCool, and a hefty dosage of YouBastard. He's even willing to allow the Order to take on Xykon because he knows that [[EvilVersusEvil villain-versus-villain]] confrontations are always a toss-up between the bad guys, while the heroes are more narratively-equipped to defeat the villain.
** It's his main contribution to his little team. Being their leader, and a brilliant strategist, and so on, are largely untrue manifestations of his overinflated opinion of himself. All in all, he comes off as a sociopath whose only attachment to people is trying to make them fulfill tropes and archetypes, and a huge TakeThat to a GenreSavvy villain.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** Deconstructed. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.
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DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In his handbook to the guards, he includes items straight from the EvilOverlordList. Not only has he read the List, it is later revealed that his big EvilPlan is based around not just genre Tropes, but ''AudienceReactions'', specifically LoveToHate, EvilIsCool, and a hefty dosage of YouBastard. He's even willing to allow the Order to take on Xykon because he knows that [[EvilVersusEvil villain-versus-villain]] confrontations are always a toss-up between the bad guys, while the heroes are more narratively-equipped to defeat the villain.
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villain. It's also his main contribution to his little team. Being their leader, and a brilliant strategist, and so on, are largely untrue manifestations of his overinflated opinion of himself. All in all, he comes off as a sociopath whose only attachment to people is trying to make them fulfill tropes and archetypes, and a huge TakeThat to a GenreSavvy villain.


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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Of the DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.
22nd Jun '16 12:30:06 PM SpectralTime
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* AppealToTradition: An unhealthy side to his narrative fixation is his failure to understand how stories have moved on and developed since his day. Notably, Julio Scoundrel riles him up ''because'' his stories are subversive.
13th Jun '16 7:52:38 PM Az_Tech341
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* {{Badass}}: Takes on the entire Order of the Stick (except V), and while it's not quite a CurbStompBattle it's still decidedly one-sided in his favor. And according to Malack, he wasn't even trying. When we see him get serious, he breaks Haley's arm after shrugging off a sneak attack.



BadassNormal: Takes on the entire Order of the Stick (except V), and while it's not quite a CurbStompBattle it's still decidedly one-sided in his favor. And according to Malack, he wasn't even trying. When we see him get serious, he breaks Haley's arm after shrugging off a sneak attack.



** Deconstructed. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.



* DeconstructedTrope: DangerouslyGenreSavvy. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.
13th Jun '16 3:53:50 PM AuraXtreme
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* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Empire employs humans, kobolds, and lizardfolks indiscriminately.

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* BiTheWay: Objects to Roy's [reaction to a StrongFamilyResemblance being passed of as] attractions not because of his sexual preferences, but because he's soon to be married.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Empire employs humans, kobolds, and lizardfolks lizardfolk indiscriminately.
13th Jun '16 3:49:48 PM AuraXtreme
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* DeconstructedCharacterArchtype: Of DangerousyGenreSavvy. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.

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* DeconstructedCharacterArchtype: Of DangerousyGenreSavvy.DeconstructedTrope: DangerouslyGenreSavvy. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.
10th Jun '16 7:18:28 PM Fourze99
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* DeconstructedCharacterArchtype: Of DangerousyGenreSavvy. While it does make him a smart and deadly opponent who can form plans efficiently, he also treats other people as nothing more than plot devices and has a chilling LackOfEmpathy towards those he kills.
7th Jun '16 1:15:08 AM StFan
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* WingedHumanoid: No explanation for why he's a winged kobold (though ''AD&D'' 2nd Edition had a race of winged kobold-kin called "urds").
** Actually, Races of the Dragon, for 3.5, has Dragonwrought Kobolds, which can grow wings.

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* WingedHumanoid: No explanation for why he's a winged kobold (though ''AD&D'' 2nd Edition had a race of winged kobold-kin called "urds").
** Actually, Races of the Dragon, for 3.5, has Dragonwrought Kobolds, which can grow wings.
kobold.
6th Jun '16 6:26:27 PM Zeralith
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** Actually, Races of the Dragon, for 3.5, has Dragonwrought Kobolds, which can grow wings.
24th May '16 12:58:27 AM StFan
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* SweetAndSourGrapes: His [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0763.html interpretation]] of ruling an empire; though it's inevitable that some random hero will eventually kill him for his countless crimes, he ''still'' gets to have whatever he wants whenever he wants it until then. And if he does it [[RuleOfDrama stylishly]] enough, he'll be immortalized in epic song afterwards. Win/win.
-->Somewhere between "villain of the week" and "good triumphs over evil," there's a sweet spot where guys like me get to rule the roost for years. As long as I go into this accepting the price I may eventually pay, then '''I win'''--no matter what actually happens.


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* SweetAndSourGrapes: His [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0763.html interpretation]] of ruling an empire; though it's inevitable that some random hero will eventually kill him for his countless crimes, he ''still'' gets to have whatever he wants whenever he wants it until then. And if he does it [[RuleOfDrama stylishly]] enough, he'll be immortalized in epic song afterwards. Win/win.
-->'''Tarquin:''' Somewhere between "villain of the week" and "good triumphs over evil," there's a sweet spot where guys like me get to rule the roost for years. As long as I go into this accepting the price I may eventually pay, then '''I win''' -- no matter what actually happens.
23rd May '16 6:43:06 PM Kalaong
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* SweetAndSourGrapes: His [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0763.html interpretation]] of ruling an empire; though it's inevitable that some random hero will eventually kill him for his countless crimes, he ''still'' gets to have whatever he wants whenever he wants it until then. And if he does it [[RuleOfDrama stylishly]] enough, he'll be immortalized in epic song afterwards. Win/win.
-->Somewhere between "villain of the week" and "good triumphs over evil," there's a sweet spot where guys like me get to rule the roost for years. As long as I go into this accepting the price I may eventually pay, then '''I win'''--no matter what actually happens.
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