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24th May '16 6:49:09 PM Thecommander236
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* BrutalHonesty: Nothing in his CruelToBeKind speech is false. It's just delivered in an incredibly offensive way in order to enrage [[spoiler:Roy]] enough to make him want to continue. [[spoiler: Of course, it ''also'' makes Roy far too eager to believe that the High Priest of Hel is just Durkon with a paint job rather than admit the truth.]]

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* BrutalHonesty: Nothing in his CruelToBeKind speech is false. It's just delivered in an incredibly offensive way in order to enrage [[spoiler:Roy]] enough to make him want to continue. [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of course, it ''also'' makes Roy far too eager to believe that the High Priest of Hel is just Durkon with a paint job rather than admit the truth.]]



* CrutchCharacter: As befitting someone with such a terrible build. He's a veritable {{Mook}}-slaughtering machine but has perhaps the lowest success rate of the group against higher-level opponents. Spellcasters in particular tend to steamroll him because he has [[WeakWilled a laughable Will save]]. In addition, he's leveling up slower than everyone else because of his multiclassing (and the Mark of Justice severely limiting his killing power at crucial points). Early on in the story Roy expresses a fear that Belkar could take down the rest of the Order if he chose to, but if that ever was the case it certainly isn't any more. (In the scenario Roy was picturing, the rest of the Order was asleep.) [[spoiler:It comes back to haunt him later because he is too underpowered to stealth kill the High Priest of Hel. Instead he has to rely on charisma and wisdom to convince the others of the truth. The latter is his dump stat and the former is thrown out the window because he's a sociopath.]]

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* CrutchCharacter: As befitting someone with such a terrible build. He's a veritable {{Mook}}-slaughtering machine but has perhaps the lowest success rate of the group against higher-level opponents. Spellcasters in particular tend to steamroll him because he has [[WeakWilled a laughable Will save]]. In addition, he's leveling up slower than everyone else because of his multiclassing (and the Mark of Justice severely limiting his killing power at crucial points). Early on in the story Roy expresses a fear that Belkar could take down the rest of the Order if he chose to, but if that ever was the case it certainly isn't any more. (In the scenario Roy was picturing, the rest of the Order was asleep.) He also had the honor of being hired as the party's tracker without having any ranks in survival, few ranks in spot, and an abysmal wisdom score meaning he could barely do his job if at all. Note that survival is a class skill for both barbarian AND ranger. [[spoiler:It comes back to haunt him later because he is too underpowered to stealth kill the High Priest of Hel. Instead he has to rely on charisma and wisdom to convince the others of the truth. The latter is his dump stat and the former is thrown out the window because he's a sociopath.]]
22nd May '16 5:03:41 AM DannWoolf
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* MsFanservice: Her brief nude scenes reveal quite the rack.

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* MsFanservice: Her brief nude scenes reveal quite the rack. And considering that she's also an extremely flexible redhead, she's as close to this trope as the comic's artstyle will allow.
21st May '16 2:40:34 AM StFan
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%% Putting a trope into a secondary bullet of another trope is against the Examples Indentation rules. Leave BadassNormal at first level, please.
* BadassNormal: No inherent magic whatsoever, in a world where LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards is in full effect. Despite this he has been able to take on foes despite being seriously outnumbered and outleveled, and is the leader of [[BadassCrew the Order of the Stick.]] It's also highly likely that he has the best stats in the group, see JackOfAllStats
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%% Putting a trope into a secondary bullet of another trope is against the Examples Indentation rules. Leave BadassNormal at first level, please.
* BadassNormal: No inherent magic whatsoever, in a world where LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards is in full effect. Despite this he has been able to take on foes despite being even when seriously outnumbered and outleveled, and is the leader of [[BadassCrew the Order of the Stick.]] It's also highly likely that he has the best stats in the group, see JackOfAllStats
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JackOfAllStats



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* BadassNormal: No magic but her bags of holding and a couple magic weapons and she can still bring down outsiders and monsters.

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* BadassNormal: No magic but her bags of holding and a couple magic weapons and weapons, yet she can still bring down outsiders and monsters.



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20th May '16 10:53:28 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* {{Badass}}: Has been able to take on foes despite being seriously outnumbered and outleveled, and is the leader of [[BadassCrew the Order of the Stick.]] It's also highly likely that he has the best stats in the group, see JackOfAllStats.



* BadassNormal: No inherent magic whatsoever, in a world where LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards is in full effect.

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* BadassNormal: No inherent magic whatsoever, in a world where LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards is in full effect. Despite this he has been able to take on foes despite being seriously outnumbered and outleveled, and is the leader of [[BadassCrew the Order of the Stick.]] It's also highly likely that he has the best stats in the group, see JackOfAllStats



* {{Badass}}: Like everyone else in the Order of the Stick.



* BadassNormal: No magic but her bags of holding and a couple magic weapons.

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* BadassNormal: No magic but her bags of holding and a couple magic weapons.weapons and she can still bring down outsiders and monsters.



* {{Badass}}: Easily ''the'' most powerful member of the Order, at least [[VancianMagic as long as V has spells remaining]], to the point where the only characters seen onscreen who aren't Gods or similarly powerful entities that can be sure of overpowering him in a straight fight are Xykon, Redcloak, [[spoiler: the Ghost of Soon]] and V's Master Aarindarius (by implication, since Aarindarius was supposed to be capable of crushing the elder Black Dragon that had trounced V with little effort) - though Laurin and Miron might be in with a shout - all of whom are ridiculously high level. This leads to a lot of DeusExitMachina.



* BadassBookworm: Basically the definition of a wizard. Note that V became an adventurer to get more XP for spell research.

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* BadassBookworm: Basically The guy who spends all their time reading scrolls instead of "jogging" is easily ''the'' most powerful member of the definition Order, at least [[VancianMagic as long as V has spells remaining]]. It's to the point where the only characters seen onscreen who aren't Gods or similarly powerful entities that can be sure of overpowering him in a wizard.straight fight are Xykon, Redcloak, [[spoiler: the Ghost of Soon]] and V's Master Aarindarius (by implication, since Aarindarius was supposed to be capable of crushing the elder Black Dragon that had trounced V with little effort) - though Laurin and Miron might be in with a shout - all of whom are ridiculously high level. This leads to a lot of DeusExitMachina. Note that V became an adventurer to get more XP for spell research.



* {{Badass}}: Out of a raiding party of Thieves' Guild rogues there were [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html None Left Standing]].



* BadassNormal: Although as a ranger, he should be able to cast spells... if he didn't have the wisdom score of a lemming.[[labelnote:*]]Much lower, in fact; if he had a lemming's Wisdom he could cast spells.[[/labelnote]]

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* BadassNormal: Magical abilities are not needed for him to be a "shoeless god of war". Out of a raiding party of Thieves' Guild rogues there were [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html None Left Standing]], and he slayed enough goblins to create a mountain many times his size. Although as a ranger, he should be able to cast spells... if he didn't have the wisdom score of a lemming.[[labelnote:*]]Much lower, in fact; if he had a lemming's Wisdom he could cast spells.[[/labelnote]][[/labelnote]]



** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0408.html He gets the tingles]] when Roy goes all {{Badass}}.

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0408.html He gets the tingles]] when Roy goes all {{Badass}}.badass.



* {{Badass}}: As a mid- to high-level cleric in 3.5e ''D&D'', this is to be expected.



* TheBigGuy: When he uses "Thor's Might" to grow to Large size.


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* ChurchMilitant: As a mid- to high-level cleric in 3.5e ''D&D'', this is to be expected.
11th May '16 2:35:23 AM StFan
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* CreatureOfHabit: Qarr suspects that V's "Invisibility before peeing" is a result of knowing he's there; although the elf HAS known he's there, the Invisibility is a habit V picked while being part of the Order.
-->'''Vaarsuvius:''' It frustrated a halfling I once knew to no end.



* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Qarr suspects that V's "Invisibility before peeing" is a result of knowing he's there; although the elf HAS known he's there, the Invisibility is a habit V picked while being part of the Order.
-->'''Vaarsuvius:''' It frustrated a halfling I once knew to no end.



* DeusExMachina: Dark V wraps up several story conundrums with a snap of their fingers, such as completing the relocation of [[spoiler:Azure City]] refugees with MassTeleportation, and even with their normal power he offed the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bad Guy of the Week]], just to move the story ahead. Naturally, it doesn't last long as Xykon is stronger than him regardless due to him not requiring soul splices. It's played for laughs in regards to reuniting the Order, as their teammates found mundane solutions just as V was about to use their mega-power magic solution.
* DeuxExitMachina: Despite him having his share of weaknesses that you would expect from a sorcerer, Vaarsuvius is sometimes removed from the party to keep the protagonists from using his extensive powers.

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* DeuxExitMachina: Despite having their share of weaknesses that you would expect from a wizard, Vaarsuvius is sometimes removed from the party to keep the protagonists from using their extensive powers.
* DeusExMachina: Dark V wraps up several story conundrums with a snap of their fingers, such as completing the relocation of [[spoiler:Azure City]] refugees with MassTeleportation, and even with their normal power he offed they off the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bad Guy of the Week]], just to move the story ahead. Naturally, it doesn't last long as Xykon is stronger than him them regardless due to him not requiring soul splices. It's played for laughs in regards to reuniting the Order, as their teammates found mundane solutions just as V was is about to use their mega-power magic solution.
* DeuxExitMachina: Despite him having his share of weaknesses that you would expect from a sorcerer, Vaarsuvius is sometimes removed from the party to keep the protagonists from using his extensive powers.
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10th May '16 2:01:46 PM Cakeman
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* DeusExMachina: Dark V wraps up several story conundrums with a snap of their fingers, such as completing the relocation of [[spoiler:Azure City]] refugees with MassTeleportation, and even with their normal power he offed the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bad Guy of the Week]], just to move the story ahead. It's played for laughs in regards to reuniting the Order, as their teammates found mundane solutions just as V was about to use their mega-power magic solution.

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* DeusExMachina: Dark V wraps up several story conundrums with a snap of their fingers, such as completing the relocation of [[spoiler:Azure City]] refugees with MassTeleportation, and even with their normal power he offed the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bad Guy of the Week]], just to move the story ahead. Naturally, it doesn't last long as Xykon is stronger than him regardless due to him not requiring soul splices. It's played for laughs in regards to reuniting the Order, as their teammates found mundane solutions just as V was about to use their mega-power magic solution.solution.
* DeuxExitMachina: Despite him having his share of weaknesses that you would expect from a sorcerer, Vaarsuvius is sometimes removed from the party to keep the protagonists from using his extensive powers.
8th May '16 8:25:20 PM intastiel
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* FireForgedFriends: They build significantly more mutual trust once their goals escalate from loot (and/or justice and/or murder) to defending the world against clear and present threats.



* BadassNormal: Although as a ranger, he should be able to cast spells... if he didn't have the wisdom score of a lemming.[[note]]Lemmings have a wisdom score of 12, which isn't that bad. Unfortunately, this was an insult rather than accurate character description.[[/note]]

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* BadassNormal: Although as a ranger, he should be able to cast spells... if he didn't have the wisdom score of a lemming.[[note]]Lemmings have [[labelnote:*]]Much lower, in fact; if he had a wisdom score of 12, which isn't that bad. Unfortunately, this was an insult rather than accurate character description.[[/note]]lemming's Wisdom he could cast spells.[[/labelnote]]



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Belkar hoped to push Miko over the edge and make her fall. He succeeded, but she ended up killing someone he liked in the process.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Belkar hoped hopes to push Miko over the edge and make her fall. He succeeded, succeeds, but she ended ends up killing someone he liked in the process.
4th May '16 1:15:57 AM StFan
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Qarr suspects that V's "Invisibility before peeing" is a result of knowing he's there; although the elf HAS known he's there, the Invisibility is this trope.
-->'''Vaarsuvius''': It frustrated a halfling I once knew to no end.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Qarr suspects that V's "Invisibility before peeing" is a result of knowing he's there; although the elf HAS known he's there, the Invisibility is this trope.
-->'''Vaarsuvius''':
a habit V picked while being part of the Order.
-->'''Vaarsuvius:'''
It frustrated a halfling I once knew to no end.
3rd May '16 10:59:55 PM AuraXtreme
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Qarr suspects that V's "Invisibility before peeing" is a result of knowing he's there; although the elf HAS known he's there, the Invisibility is this trope.
-->'''Vaarsuvius''': It frustrated a halfling I once knew to no end.
3rd May '16 10:49:26 PM AuraXtreme
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-->'''Black Dragon:''' While I? ''[[CurbStompBattle Am still a dragon.]]''
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