History Characters / TheReckonersTrilogy

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* AscendedDemon: He's an Epic who makes certain not to use his powers on himself so he remains in control of himself. As shown when he does, this is extremely difficult for him to control, but he does anyway. Falls again when he gives in to the Rending.

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* AscendedDemon: He's an Epic who makes certain not to use his powers on himself so he remains in control of himself. As shown when he does, this is extremely difficult for him to control, but he does anyway. Falls again when he gives in succumbs to the Rending.corruption in ''Firefight''.



* MysteriousPast: Two variations. In-universe, he's considered an InexplicablyAwesome scientist that worked on Epics. In reality, not much of his past is clear. He was apparently an elementary school science teacher, though this was somehow on accident, and an Epic destroyed the school while it was in session. It's also implied that after he received his powers (It's still not clear how) he had a period of arrogant amorality, but we don't know much about that.

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%% * MysteriousPast: Two variations. In-universe, he's considered an InexplicablyAwesome scientist that worked on Epics. In reality, not much of his past is clear. He was apparently an elementary school science teacher, though this was somehow on accident, he only wound up teaching that particular subject "by accident", and an Epic destroyed the school while it was in session. It's also implied that after he received his powers (It's still not clear how) he had a period of arrogant amorality, but we don't know much about that.



* PowersDoTheFighting: After becoming a full High Epic and giving in to the Rending, he takes this instead of FightsLikeANormal.

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* PowersDoTheFighting: After becoming a full High Epic and giving in to the Rending, Epic, he takes does this instead of FightsLikeANormal.



* TokenHeroicOrc: He's the only known Epic who works directly for the benefit of mankind in the first book, without being forced to do evil. Subverted when he undergoes his Rending in the second book, making him fully evil.

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* TokenHeroicOrc: He's the only known Epic who works directly for the benefit of mankind in the first book, without being forced to do evil. Subverted when he undergoes his Rending in the second book, making him becomes a fully evil.corrupted Epic.



* CharacterDeath: Killed during Prof's Rending at the end of ''Firefight'' in the same way as Val.

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* CharacterDeath: Killed during Prof's Rending by Prof at the end of ''Firefight'' in the same way as Val.



* SoleSurvivor: With Sam shot dead by Megan and Val and Exel killed by Prof in the beginning of his [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening Rending]], she is the last surviving member of the Babilar team from before Firefight arrived in the city.

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* SoleSurvivor: With Sam shot dead by Megan and Val and Exel killed by Prof in the beginning of his [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening Rending]], Epic madness, she is the last surviving member of the Babilar team from before Firefight arrived in the city.



* ScarsAreForever: He has ''one'' scar, the one David's father gave him on accident.

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* ScarsAreForever: He has ''one'' scar, the one David's father gave him on by accident.
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: He's a little too insistent that there's no pattern in the KryptoniteFactor that Epics have. Of course, being an Epic himself, he may have his own reasons. Namely that it is connected to fears, and he doesn't want to say his.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: He's a little too insistent that there's no pattern in the KryptoniteFactor that Epics have. Of course, being Since he's an Epic himself, he this may have his own reasons. Namely that it is connected to fears, and be because he doesn't want even his allies to say his.identify a pattern they could use to figure out ''his'' weakness.



* AchillesHeel: Like all Epics. His is his own music, which he hated. David theorizes that there's an important clue about a pattern of the weaknesses, but Prof insists that it's completely random, and just a coincidence that this was something obviously connected to him.
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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Mizzy is a competent, if undisciplined, Reckoner, and she gets fannishly nervous/excited about meeting Prof, the organization's founder, and David, the man who killed one of the world's most powerful Epics.

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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Mizzy is a competent, if undisciplined, Reckoner, and she meaning she's a certified BadassNormal. She gets fannishly nervous/excited about meeting Prof, the organization's founder, and David, the man who killed one of the world's most powerful Epics.
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* SoleSurvivor: With Sam shot dead by Megan and Val and Exel killed by Prof in the beginning of his [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening Rending, she is the last surviving member of the Babilar team from before Firefight arrived in the city.]]

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* SoleSurvivor: With Sam shot dead by Megan and Val and Exel killed by Prof in the beginning of his [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening Rending, Rending]], she is the last surviving member of the Babilar team from before Firefight arrived in the city.]]
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* AscendedFanboy: Spent his adolescence studying and revering the Reckoners, then became one of them.
** At the end of ''Calamity'', [[spoiler:David becomes a member of the other group/category of people he's spent the series geeking out over: Epics]].



* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: To David and Prof.

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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: To David Mizzy is a competent, if undisciplined, Reckoner, and Prof.she gets fannishly nervous/excited about meeting Prof, the organization's founder, and David, the man who killed one of the world's most powerful Epics.
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* ICannotSelfTerminate: He and Tia agreed long ago that if he ever lost himself to his powers, she would kill him.




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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She constantly drinks a particular brand of soda. This actually becomes a plot point in ''Calamity'', when [[spoiler:both David and Prof are able to locate her in hiding by tracking the soda she unthinkingly asked her hosts to procure for her]].
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* BewareTheSuperman: Counts even more than other Epics. Megan and David discuss this in Firefight, with David pointing out that Prof has not one, but ''two'' prime invincibilities, (Force fields and HealingFactor) making him incredibly powerful [[UpToEleven even by High Epic standards]]. He only uses his considerable power as a last resort in life-or-death situations. 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 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, with David pointing out that Prof has not one, but ''two'' prime invincibilities, (Force fields and HealingFactor) making him incredibly powerful [[UpToEleven even by High Epic standards]]. He only uses his considerable power as a last resort in life-or-death situations. 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 the most terrifying opponent the Reckoners have ever faced.
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* ScienceHero: As much as research on epics can be considered science. It's not his bad analogies or marksmanship that's the biggest advantage to the Reckoners, it's his knowledge of Epics.

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* ScienceHero: As much as research on epics Epics can be considered science. It's not his bad analogies or marksmanship that's the biggest advantage to the Reckoners, it's his knowledge of Epics.



* 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, 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.



* BewareTheSuperman: Counts even more than other Epics. Megan and David discuss this in Firefight, with David pointing out he's an incredibly strong epic with not one, but ''two'' Prime Invincibilities, (Force fields and HealingFactor) making him incredibly powerful [[UpToEleven by High Epic standards]]. It's just that his powers are rarely, if ever used unless it's an emergency. Of course, by the end of ''Firefight'' he's gone full High Epic and has the transference powers to make an army, ''and'' has knowledge of the Reckoners, this is horrible.

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* BewareTheSuperman: Counts even more than other Epics. Megan and David discuss this in Firefight, with David pointing out he's an incredibly strong epic with that Prof has not one, but ''two'' Prime Invincibilities, prime invincibilities, (Force fields and HealingFactor) making him incredibly powerful [[UpToEleven even by High Epic standards]]. It's just that He only uses his powers are rarely, if ever used unless it's an emergency. Of course, by considerable power as a last resort in life-or-death situations. When he succumbs to the corruption at the end of ''Firefight'' he's gone full and assumes the typical megalomaniacal High Epic mindset, he has no inhibitions against using the full extent of his power, the same ambition and has the transference powers to make strategic skill that made him an army, ''and'' has effective leader, and greater knowledge of the Reckoners, this is horrible.Reckoners' resources, identities, and methods than anyone else alive except [[NumberTwo Tia]], making him the most terrifying opponent the Reckoners have ever faced.



* ThatManIsDead: As far as David is concerned, Prof is dead after he used too much power to stop the bomb Regalia made from a piece of Obliteration. All that is left is the High Epic Phaedrus.

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* ThatManIsDead: As far as David is concerned, Prof is dead after After he used too much power loses control of his powers, many of his former allies and followers consider this to stop be the bomb Regalia made from a piece of Obliteration. All that is left is the High Epic Phaedrus.case.



The main villain of the first book. Steelheart is a powerful epic who has claimed the position of Emperor of Newcago.

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The main villain of the first book. Steelheart is a powerful epic Epic who has claimed the position of Emperor of Newcago.



* SecretIdentity: Taken up by Prof as a ruse. Because he actually is an Epic.

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* SecretIdentity: Taken up by The real person behind the identity of "Limelight" is not consistent. In the Reckoners' plan to trick Steelheart, Cody was originally intended to play the role of Limelight and use a powerful energy gun to simulate having Epic powers. After that plan falls apart, Prof salvages the ruse by appearing as a ruse. Because Limelight and using his actual Epic powers. Prof takes up the name Limelight again after he actually is an Epic.
succumbs to his Epic madness, but at that point, he would probably consider "Limelight" to be his ''true'' identity, and "Jon Phaedrus" to be a name he's discarded.



* AxCrazy: Stands out as this even among [[UpToEleven other epics]].

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* AxCrazy: Stands out as this even among [[UpToEleven other epics]].Epics]].



* TheDreaded: Being a High Epic with no known weakness means he already fits the profile. Vaporizing Houston, Albuquerque and San Diego cemented him as one.
** Even other High Epics fear him. His bio states that he ''melted'' a supposedly invulnerable Epic named Endless Dreams by generating a temperature said to match that of the sun.

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* TheDreaded: Being a High Epic with no known weakness means he already fits the profile. Vaporizing Houston, Albuquerque and San Diego cemented him as one.
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one. Even other High Epics fear him. His him; his bio states that he ''melted'' a supposedly invulnerable Epic named Endless Dreams by generating a temperature said to match that of the sun.
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* NomDeGuerre: "Prof". Only Tia regularly calls him by any other name. Notably, he acquired his nickname ''before'' the formation of the Reckoners.

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* NomDeGuerre: "Prof". Only Within the Reckoners, only Tia regularly calls him by any other name. Notably, he acquired his nickname ''before'' the formation of the Reckoners.



* VillainousBreakdown: A relatively minor one after [[GreaterScopeVillain Calamity]] fails to turn David into an Epic. Or David refused Calamity's gifting. Or when he figured out the secret of Epic weaknesses. Whichever it was, Regalia [[OhCrap freaked out about it]] since that was her plan to neutralize David and make him into a new lackey. Her freakout was very justified since Calamity has '''never''' failed to turn someone into an Epic before.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: A relatively minor one after [[GreaterScopeVillain Calamity]] fails to turn David into an Epic. Or David refused Calamity's gifting. Or when he figured out the secret of Epic weaknesses. Whichever it was, Regalia [[OhCrap freaked out about it]] since that was her plan to neutralize David and make him into a new lackey. Her freakout was very justified since Calamity has '''never''' failed to turn someone into an Epic before.]]
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* VillainousBreakdown: A relatively minor one after [[GreaterScopeVillain Calamity fails to turn David into an Epic. Or David refused Calamity's gifting. Or when he figured out the secret of Epic weaknesses. Whichever it was, Regalia [[OhCrap freaked out about it]] since that was her plan to neutralize David and make him into a new lackey. Her freakout was very justified since Calamity has '''never''' failed to turn someone into an Epic before.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: A relatively minor one after [[GreaterScopeVillain Calamity Calamity]] fails to turn David into an Epic. Or David refused Calamity's gifting. Or when he figured out the secret of Epic weaknesses. Whichever it was, Regalia [[OhCrap freaked out about it]] since that was her plan to neutralize David and make him into a new lackey. Her freakout was very justified since Calamity has '''never''' failed to turn someone into an Epic before.]]
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