History Characters / TheReckonersTrilogy

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* BadassGrandpa: When we finally see him fight, it's rather impressive, especially given his age (although being an Epic somewhat reduces the effects of aging).
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* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: The mere prospect of using his powers unrestrained leads him to terrified anger It's not unjustified, given the risk of insanity if he uses his powers too much, which it's implied that he's experienced directly in the past. He has a great deal of strength to fear; when using his powers, he's able to go toe-to-toe with [[TheDreaded Steelheart]], often suggested to be the most dangerous Epic in the U.S next to Obliteration... and based on what we see in ''Firefight'' and ''Calamity'', that was him ''holding back''.

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* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: The mere prospect of using his powers unrestrained leads him to terrified anger anger. It's not unjustified, given the risk of insanity if he uses his powers too much, which it's implied that he's experienced directly in the past. He has a great deal of strength to fear; when using his powers, he's able to go toe-to-toe with [[TheDreaded Steelheart]], often suggested to be the most dangerous Epic in the U.S next to Obliteration... and based on what we see in ''Firefight'' and ''Calamity'', that was him ''holding back''.
4th Dec '17 1:07:35 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: Oh God yes. It's not unjustified, given the risk of insanity if he uses his powers too much, which it's implied that he's experienced directly in the past. He has a great deal of strength to fear; when using his powers, he's able to go toe-to-toe with [[TheDreaded Steelheart]], often suggested to be the most dangerous Epic in the U.S next to Obliteration... and based on what we see in ''Firefight'' and ''Calamity'', that was him ''holding back''.

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* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: Oh God yes. The mere prospect of using his powers unrestrained leads him to terrified anger It's not unjustified, given the risk of insanity if he uses his powers too much, which it's implied that he's experienced directly in the past. He has a great deal of strength to fear; when using his powers, he's able to go toe-to-toe with [[TheDreaded Steelheart]], often suggested to be the most dangerous Epic in the U.S next to Obliteration... and based on what we see in ''Firefight'' and ''Calamity'', that was him ''holding back''.



* BadassGrandpa: When we finally see him fight, it's rather impressive. And terrifying, since he's barely keeping himself from going to be like the other Epics, and the mere prospect of using his powers unrestrained leads him to terrified anger. Given his age, it's even more impressive.

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* BadassGrandpa: When we finally see him fight, it's rather impressive. And terrifying, since he's barely keeping himself from going to be like impressive, especially given his age (although being an Epic somewhat reduces the other Epics, and the mere prospect effects of using his powers unrestrained leads him to terrified anger. Given his age, it's even more impressive.aging).



* BewareTheSuperman: Counts even more than other Epics. Megan and David discuss this in ''Firefight'', with David pointing out that Prof has ''two'' prime invincibilities, (Force fields and HealingFactor) making him incredibly powerful [[UpToEleven even by High Epic standards]]. When he succumbs to the corruption at the end of ''Firefight'' and assumes the typical megalomaniacal High Epic mindset, he has no inhibitions against using the full extent of his power, the same ambition and strategic skill that made him an effective leader, and greater knowledge of the Reckoners' resources, identities, and methods than anyone else alive except [[NumberTwo Tia]], making him possibly the most terrifying opponent the Reckoners have ever faced.
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* AntiHero: It's driven home in ''Firefight''. While he does have genuinely heroic goals, he's still a broken, self-loathing, insecure man whose fears and regrets in relation to his own experiences as an Epic (somewhat understandably) blind him to any possibility that Epics (aside from [[LoopholeAbuse gifters]] such as himself and Edmund) could be anything other than irredeemably evil, which winds up seriously limiting his ability to effect meaningful change in the world.

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* AntiHero: It's driven home in ''Firefight''. While he does have genuinely heroic goals, he's still a broken, self-loathing, insecure man whose fears and regrets in relation to his own experiences as an Epic (somewhat understandably) blind him to any possibility that Epics (aside from [[LoopholeAbuse gifters]] such as himself and Edmund) could be anything other than irredeemably evil, which winds up seriously limiting evil. While his ability to effect meaningful change in perspective is understandable, his closed-mindedness on this issue limits the world.scope of the good he can do.
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* MyGreatestFailure: He carries a lot of self-recrimination for fleeing the scene of his father's murder without intervening, despite the fact that he was ''eight years old'' at the time and his father specifically instructed him to run. A lot of his reckless decisions in the series arise from a need to compensate for his supposed cowardice on that day.



* LikeFatherLikeSon: Is a cape nerd, like his son. [[spoiler:When David embraces Steelheart's powers, it means that they also gain the same powers]]
* MyGreatestFailure: In his world, David was the one to die in the bank, which caused Blain to manifest Epic powers.

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* LikeFatherLikeSon: Is a cape nerd, like his son. [[spoiler:When David embraces Steelheart's powers, it means that they also gain the same powers]]
powers]].
* MyGreatestFailure: In his world, David was the one to die in the bank, for which caused Blain to manifest Epic powers.blames himself.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: His son, David's alternate-universe counterpart, died at the age of eight.
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A mysterious Epic who '[[DoubleMeaning runs]]' Steelheart's enforcers, another of his inner circle. It is his power that lights up Newcago. He later takes up the mantle of Newcago Power Reserve Generator, and is happy to sit back donating his vast electrical

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A mysterious Epic who '[[DoubleMeaning runs]]' provides electrical power to Newcago. Initially believed to be the chief of Enforcement, Conflux is eventually revealed to be a prisoner to Steelheart. After Steelheart's enforcers, another of his inner circle. It is his death, he continues to provide power that lights up Newcago. He later takes up for the mantle of Newcago Power Reserve Generator, and is happy to sit back donating his vast electricalcity in exchange for protection.



* AccidentalMurder: Not long after Calamity, he accidentally electrocuted his wife to death by electrifying a stove when trying to make himself some food.

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* AccidentalMurder: Not long after Calamity, he accidentally electrocuted his wife to death by electrifying a stove metal countertop when trying to make himself some food.
1st Nov '17 12:19:35 AM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* [[spoiler:NotBrainwashed: He's been free from Calamity's influence for years. His evil deeds are all done of his own free will.]]

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* [[spoiler:NotBrainwashed: He's been free from David assumes that Obliteration's murderous obsession is a product of Calamity's influence for years. His influence. After Calamity is banished, it is revealed that Obliteration actually confronted his weakness ''years'' ago and all his evil deeds are all done since were committed of his own free will.will. This is foreshadowed throughout ''Firefight'' and ''Calamity'' - Obliteration sees himself as a servant of a higher power rather than being purely selfish like a typical corrupted Epic.]]
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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:He resolved his weakness before he ever met the Reckoners. He's NotBrainwashed, but rather TheSociopath all by himself.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:In the end of ''Calamity,'' he notes [[EvilAllAlong he overcame his weakness five years ago]] and leaves David and Megan, promising WeWillMeetAgain. The implication is that he is to be the first post-Calamity SuperVillain.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:In the end of ''Calamity,'' he notes [[EvilAllAlong [[NotBrainwashed he overcame his weakness five years ago]] and leaves David and Megan, promising WeWillMeetAgain. The implication is that he is to be the first post-Calamity SuperVillain.]]


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* [[spoiler:NotBrainwashed: He's been free from Calamity's influence for years. His evil deeds are all done of his own free will.]]
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* YourWorstNightmare: This is revealed to be the thing that decides what a select Epic's weakness will be.

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* YourWorstNightmare: This is revealed to be the thing that decides what a select Epic's weakness will be. If they don't have any major fears, then something minor will be magnified into a full-blown phobia.



* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: As revealed in ''Firefight'', he used to be a bully and track star. Then, as shown in the first book, he got ''much'' worse.

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* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: As revealed in ''Firefight'', he used to be a bully and track star. Then, as shown in the first book, he got ''much'' worse. Hence why he's only affected by people not afraid of him.



* WeakenedByTheLight: His personal KryptoniteFactor is daylight, or more accurately ultraviolet light. It forces him into tangibility, weakens his ability to fly, and also destroys his dark mist [[CombatTentacles tentacles]].

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* WeakenedByTheLight: His personal KryptoniteFactor is daylight, or more accurately ultraviolet light. It forces him into tangibility, weakens his ability to fly, and also destroys his dark mist [[CombatTentacles tentacles]].
tentacles]]. This comes from his past as a skin cancer survivor.
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* OmnicidalManiac: He melts cities (with everybody inside them) essentially as a hobby.

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* OmnicidalManiac: He melts cities (with everybody inside them) essentially as a hobby.believes that he's an instrument of divine retribution and that it's his job to hasten the end of the world.
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