History Characters / TheReckonersTrilogy

7th Jul '16 10:49:01 AM SwirlySquirrely
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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Intentionally invoked by Regalia and Calamity. When forcing David to become an Epic, Regalia promises that his new powers will be "thematically appropriate". It turns out, David received Steelheart's powerset. In another touch of irony, in another dimension where David's father lived, ''he'' became Steelheart (albeit a heroic version).]]



* SensoryOverload: Calamity comes from another dimension, one that lacks the extreme stimuli found in David's world. This makes it difficult for Calamity to adjust to the stimuli that most people would take for granted. Ceiling lights are blinding to him, while normal speech sounds like booming shouts to him. He spends much of his time wearing noise-canceling headphones, with his eyes closed, to deal with the constant assault to his senses.

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* [[spoiler: SensoryOverload: Calamity comes from another dimension, one that lacks the extreme stimuli found in David's world. This makes it difficult for Calamity to adjust to the stimuli that most people would take for granted. Ceiling lights are blinding to him, while normal speech sounds like booming shouts to him. He spends much of his time wearing noise-canceling headphones, with his eyes closed, to deal with the constant assault to his senses.]]
7th Jul '16 10:38:06 AM SwirlySquirrely
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--> '''David:''' You’re a sunrise. I spent ten years without sunrises, but I always remembered what they looked like. Back before we lost our home, and Dad still had a job, a friend would let us come up to the observation deck of a skyscraper in the morning. It had a dramatic view of the city and lake. We’d watch the sun come up. I would watch the sun rise, and wish I could capture the moment. I never could. Pictures didn’t work—the sunrises never looked as spectacular on film. And eventually I realized, a sunrise isn’t a moment. It’s an event. You can’t capture a sunrise because it changes constantly—between eyeblinks the sun moves, the clouds swirl. It’s continually something new. We’re not moments, Megan, you and me. We’re events. You say you might not be the same person you were a year ago? Well, who is? I’m sure not. We change, like swirling clouds and a rising sun. The cells in me have died, and new ones were born. My mind has changed, and I don’t feel the thrill of killing Epics I once did. I’m not the same David. Yet I am. I’m glad you’re not the same Megan. I don’t want you to be the same. My Megan is a sunrise, always changing, but beautiful the entire time.

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--> '''David:''' You’re a sunrise. I spent ten years without sunrises, but I always remembered what they looked like. Back before we lost our home, and Dad still had a job, a friend would let us come up to the observation deck of a skyscraper in the morning. It had a dramatic view of the city and lake. We’d watch the sun come up. I would watch the sun rise, and wish I could capture the moment. I never could. Pictures didn’t work—the sunrises never looked as spectacular on film. And eventually I realized, a sunrise isn’t a moment. It’s an event. You can’t capture a sunrise because it changes constantly—between eyeblinks the sun moves, the clouds swirl. It’s continually something new. We’re not moments, Megan, you and me. We’re events. You say you might not be the same person you were a year ago? Well, who is? I’m sure not. We change, like swirling clouds and a rising sun. The cells in me have died, and new ones were born. My mind has changed, and I don’t feel the thrill of killing Epics I once did. I’m I’m not the same David. Yet I am. I’m glad you’re not the same Megan. I don’t want you to be the same. My Megan is a sunrise, always changing, but beautiful the entire time.



* [[spoiler: AntiClimaxBoss]]

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* [[spoiler: AntiClimaxBoss]]AntiClimaxBoss: David brings Calamity to Firefight's dimension, showing him that without his influence, there are Epics that will fight for good. Calamity realizes that the Epics that have faced their fears and freed themselves from his corruption have all done it to protect someone else. He fades away, realizing that he was wrong about humanity all along.]]



* HumanAliens: Calamity is from another dimension, but had taken a human form when assigned to Earth. Calamity's people have visited many worlds in order to give its inhabitants superpowers, usually resulting in the extinction of those inhabitants.

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* [[spoiler: HumanAliens: Calamity is from another dimension, but had taken a human form when assigned to Earth. Calamity's people have visited many worlds in order to give its inhabitants superpowers, usually resulting in the extinction of those inhabitants. Why they do this or what their ultimate goals are is unknown.]]



* GodWasMyCopilot: While not a god, per se, Calamity is pretty close to one. He hides in plain sight as the Epic Larcener, the ruler of Ildithia. He spends much of the book lazing around the Reckoners' base, right in front of their noses.
* ManChild: Despite looking like a teenager, he acts like a spoiled, sullen child. He's extremely lazy and self-centered, preferring to let other people do the work for him.

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* [[spoiler: GodWasMyCopilot: While not a god, per se, Calamity is pretty close to one. He hides in plain sight as the Epic Larcener, the ruler of Ildithia. He spends much of the third book lazing around the Reckoners' base, right in front of their noses.
noses the whole time.]]
* [[spoiler: ManChild: Despite looking like a teenager, he acts like a spoiled, sullen child. He's extremely lazy and self-centered, preferring to let other people do the work for him. ]]
7th Jul '16 10:32:13 AM SwirlySquirrely
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* HumanAliens: Calamity is from another dimension, but had taken a human form when assigned to Earth. Calamity's people have visited many worlds in order to give its inhabitants superpowers, usually resulting in the extinction of those inhabitants.


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* GodWasMyCopilot: While not a god, per se, Calamity is pretty close to one. He hides in plain sight as the Epic Larcener, the ruler of Ildithia. He spends much of the book lazing around the Reckoners' base, right in front of their noses.


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* SensoryOverload: Calamity comes from another dimension, one that lacks the extreme stimuli found in David's world. This makes it difficult for Calamity to adjust to the stimuli that most people would take for granted. Ceiling lights are blinding to him, while normal speech sounds like booming shouts to him. He spends much of his time wearing noise-canceling headphones, with his eyes closed, to deal with the constant assault to his senses.
7th Jul '16 10:15:53 AM SwirlySquirrely
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* HumansAreBastards: Firmly believes this. He holds humanity in disdain, feeling that they will inevitably destroy themselves with the powers that he has granted them.
* ManChild: Despite looking like a teenager, he acts like a spoiled, sullen child. He's extremely lazy and self-centered, preferring to let other people do the work for him.
18th Jun '16 4:45:02 AM ShadowoftheSun
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Character sheet for ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy''. '''WARNING!''' All spoilers for ''Literature/{{Steelheart}}'' and ''Literature/{{Firefight}}'' are '''UNMARKED!'''

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Character sheet for ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy''. '''WARNING!''' All spoilers for ''Literature/{{Steelheart}}'' and ''Literature/{{Steelheart}}'', ''Literature/{{Firefight}}'' and ''Literature/{{Calamity}}'' are '''UNMARKED!'''
'UNMARKED!'''
27th Apr '16 8:06:02 PM ReaderAt2046
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* [[spoiler: EmpoweredBadassNormal: Received an Epic power during the final showdown with Calamity, though we don't know what it was.]]
26th Apr '16 2:27:21 PM Discar
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* EmpoweredBaddassNormal: [[spoiler: When he assumes the powers of Steelheart that he was given by Calamity in ''Calamity.'']]

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* EmpoweredBaddassNormal: EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler: When he assumes the powers of Steelheart that he was given by Calamity in ''Calamity.'']]
26th Apr '16 2:26:29 PM Discar
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* {{Expy}}: Before the collapse, he had a lot in common with Creator/BillNyeTheScienceGuy, and was very fun and bombastic to get kids interested in science. Knighthawk dismisses him as [[HardOnSoftScience not a real scientist]], but Prof definitely seemed to enjoy his job.
21st Apr '16 10:15:48 AM mdwall
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* PlanetLooter: Of a sort. He mentions that [[spoiler: his species has destroyed countless worlds by empowering Epics among their populations.]]

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* PlanetLooter: Of a sort. He mentions that [[spoiler: his species has destroyed countless worlds by empowering Epics among their populations.]] ]]



* WingedHumanoid: Creates this impression, with what David believes to be fiery wings. [[spoiler: The "wings" turn out to be the panels of the international space station, which his power has turned to glass. He chose to live there because it is "closest to his home."]]

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* WingedHumanoid: Creates this impression, with what David believes to be fiery wings. [[spoiler: The "wings" turn out to be the panels of the international space station, which his power has turned to glass. He chose to live there because it is "closest to his home."]]
21st Apr '16 10:14:59 AM mdwall
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* PlanetLooter: Of a sort. He mentions that [[spoiler: his species has destroyed countless worlds by empowering Epics among their populations.]]

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* PlanetLooter: Of a sort. He mentions that [[spoiler: his species has destroyed countless worlds by empowering Epics among their populations.]] ]]



* WingedHumanoid: Creates this impression, with what David believes to be fiery wings. [[spoiler: The "wings" turn out to be the panels of the international space station, which his power has turned to glass. He chose to live there because it is "closest to his home."]]

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* WingedHumanoid: Creates this impression, with what David believes to be fiery wings. [[spoiler: The "wings" turn out to be the panels of the international space station, which his power has turned to glass. He chose to live there because it is "closest to his home."]]
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