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7th Jun '17 10:52:16 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: No matter what your previous personality, use of Epic powers instantly turns you into an evil sociopath. [[spoiler:Subverted for epics who overcome their weaknesses-since those are actually the connection to Calamity, doing so cures the mental effects.]]

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: No matter what your previous personality, use of Epic powers instantly turns you into an evil sociopath. [[spoiler:Subverted for epics Epics who overcome their weaknesses-since weaknesses - since those are actually the connection to Calamity, doing so cures the mental effects.]]
7th Jun '17 11:08:26 AM Leliel
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: No matter what your previous personality, use of Epic powers instantly turns you into an evil sociopath.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: No matter what your previous personality, use of Epic powers instantly turns you into an evil sociopath. [[spoiler:Subverted for epics who overcome their weaknesses-since those are actually the connection to Calamity, doing so cures the mental effects.]]


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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:After he is convinced to look into a universe where he let powers develop on their own-and it's a classic comic book world where even Steelheart became TheCape.]]
5th Jun '17 3:37:12 AM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* HandBlast: One of his powers.
30th May '17 12:32:38 AM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Lets David tell his story and make his case for killing Steelheart despite his own skepticism and generally seems willing to discuss things and hear out dissenting opinions from the other Reckoners. In ''Firefight'', when Prof's personal issues start coming into play, David finds him rather more difficult to reason with.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Lets David tell his story and make his case for killing Steelheart despite his own skepticism and generally seems willing to discuss things and hear out dissenting opinions from the other Reckoners. In ''Firefight'', when Prof's personal issues start coming into play, David finds begins to find him rather more difficult to reason with.
30th May '17 12:32:07 AM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Lets David tell his story and make his case for killing Steelheart despite his own skepticism and generally seems willing to discuss things and hear out dissenting opinions from the other Reckoners. In ''Firefight'', when Prof's personal issues start coming into play, David finds him rather more difficult to reason with.
17th Apr '17 12:09:49 AM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* BroughtDownToBadass: Like many illusion-wielding Epics, Megan's pseudo-illusion powers can function as invisibility. She can also use them to render herself supernaturally quiet. In Firefight, when she quits her powers to maintain her sanity, she easily slips undetected into the Reckoner's secret base without them.

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* BroughtDownToBadass: Like many illusion-wielding Epics, Megan's pseudo-illusion powers can function as invisibility. She can also use them to render herself supernaturally quiet. In Firefight, when she quits When she's avoiding using her powers to conceal her identity and/or maintain her sanity, she easily slips undetected into the Reckoner's secret base without them.she's still remarkably skilled in mundane fighting and stealth techniques.



* 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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* BewareTheSuperman: Counts even more than other Epics. Megan and David discuss this in Firefight, ''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.



* MultilayerFacade: While using Limelight as cover for the Reckoners, he's an Epic pretending be a human scientist pretending to be an Epic. It's not until Firefight that the reader really appreciates how much he was holding back in order to maintain his cover as a Muggle.

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* MultilayerFacade: While using Limelight as cover for the Reckoners, he's an Epic pretending be a human scientist pretending to be an Epic. It's not until Firefight ''Firefight'' that the reader really appreciates how much he was holding back in order to maintain his cover as a Muggle.



Superhumans who began manifesting powers following the appearance of the Calamity in the sky, every single Epic is completely sociopathic, with zero empathy for other human beings. The US Government passed the Capitulation Act shortly after they appeared, decreeing that they could do whatever they wished, and that normal humans should not even try to stop them.

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Superhumans who began manifesting powers following the appearance of the Calamity in the sky, every single Epic is completely sociopathic, with zero empathy for other human beings. The US Government passed the Capitulation Act shortly after they appeared, decreeing that they could do whatever they wished, and that normal humans should not even try to stop them.



* AchievementsInIgnorance: It's implied in Firefight that he accidentally destroyed his weakness and lost his sociopathy.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: It's implied He explains in Firefight ''Calamity'' that he accidentally destroyed his weakness and lost his sociopathy.



* SuperEmpowering: As a Transferrence Epic, he gives energy generation powers to Enforcement members.

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* SuperEmpowering: As a Transferrence Transference Epic, he gives energy generation powers to Enforcement members.



* TheDragon: Appears to be this to Calamity. [[spoiler: She's actually TheStarscream, as she wanted to overthrow Calamity, as revealed in {{Literature/Calamity}}]].

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* TheDragon: Appears to be this to Calamity. [[spoiler: She's actually TheStarscream, as she wanted to overthrow Calamity, as revealed in {{Literature/Calamity}}]].''{{Literature/Calamity}}'']].
11th Apr '17 1:55:48 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* FamedInStory: After the events of the first book, David gains renown as the man who killed Steelheart.
23rd Mar '17 7:56:24 AM Bissek
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* DreadfulMusician: He was the only competent musician in a rock band called Weaponized Cupcake. His weakness is their music.
22nd Mar '17 4:07:24 AM Baeraad555
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* AdmiringTheAbomination: David is at once an Epic-killing Reckoner ''and'' a massive Epic fanboy, frequently gushing over how cool some Epic's powers are while plotting how to assassinate him. At one point, he enthusiastically compliments an Epic on her abilities while they're fighting each other to the death, and shortly thereafter tops that by asking her for an autograph. She's... nonplussed.
-->'''Loophole:''' "What is ''wrong'' with you?"
7th Mar '17 5:07:14 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* BigBrotherIsWatching: As the supplier or Mobile technology, he can hack and track any functioning mobile.

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: As the continent's sole supplier or Mobile of mobile technology, he can hack and track any functioning mobile.



* ForgivenButNotForgotten: This seems to be his attitude towards Prof, who killed Knighthawk’s wife after she became a corrupted Epic. He mentions having struggled to convince himself that Prof did the right thing, and he speaks of the man with a strange mixture of respect and resentment.

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* ForgivenButNotForgotten: This seems to be his attitude towards Prof, who killed [[spoiler:killed Knighthawk’s wife after she became a corrupted Epic. Epic]]. He mentions having struggled to convince himself that Prof did the right thing, and he speaks of the man with a strange mixture of respect admiration and resentment.
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