History Characters / TheReckonersTrilogy

11th Sep '15 6:25:21 AM DarkStarling
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** Almost no Epic he faces afterward believes it though, due to their massive arrogance.
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** Almost no Epic he faces afterward believes it though, due to their massive arrogance. And those that do treat him as if he was an Epic himself.
11th Aug '15 1:11:16 PM DoctorFluffy
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* MagicFromTechnology: He invented the [[TrickedOutGloves tensors]], [[HollywoodHealing harmsway]], and [[BadassLongcoat jackets]]. More like [[SubvertedTrope magic from magic, as he just gives others the abilities by sharing his own Epic powers.]]
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* LoopholeAbuse: How he keeps himself from [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity giving in to the madness.]] It's the power that drives an Epic crazy, so he can't be crazy if he gives it away. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, compared to the FaceYourFears method that Edmund and Megan undertook, it's very much a half measure because Prof could lose his mind any time. [[FromBadToWorse And does]].]] * MagicFromTechnology: He invented the [[TrickedOutGloves tensors]], [[HollywoodHealing harmsway]], and [[BadassLongcoat jackets]]. More like [[SubvertedTrope Except not really, because it's more like magic from magic, as he magic with vaguely technological trappings like diodes and wires.]] He just gives others the abilities by sharing his own Epic powers.]]

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* MagicFromTechnology: He invented LoopholeAbuse: It's hinted in the [[TrickedOutGloves tensors]], [[HollywoodHealing harmsway]], and [[BadassLongcoat jackets]]. More like [[SubvertedTrope magic first book that this is how [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch he keeps himself from magic, as going insane]] - he just gives others away his power, and it's not there to drive him crazy. [[spoiler: This is partly true, but it's not the abilities by sharing whole truth - he implicitly and [[AchievementsInIgnorance unknowingly]] faced his own Epic powers.fear, conquered it, and lost his potential to be evil.]]
28th Jun '15 11:13:43 AM Discar
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->''My name is [[DavidVersusGoliath David]] Charleston. [[BadassBoast I kill people with]] [[CapeBusters super powers.]]''
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->''My ->''"My name is [[DavidVersusGoliath David]] Charleston. [[BadassBoast I kill people with]] [[CapeBusters super powers.]]'' ]]"''

-> ''I joined the Reckoners to [[AssholeVictim kill Epics that deserved it.]]''
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-> ''I ''"I joined the Reckoners to [[AssholeVictim kill Epics that deserved it.]]'' ]]"''

->''This isn't just about revenge or payback. It's about the survival of our race. It's about men being the masters of their own destiny. I choose suffering and uncertainty over becoming a lapdog.''
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->''This ->''"This isn't just about revenge or payback. It's about the survival of our race. It's about men being the masters of their own destiny. I choose suffering and uncertainty over becoming a lapdog.'' "''

-> ''I took an oath. Serve and protect. I ain't going to stop that because some thugs with magic powers start shoving everybody around.''
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-> ''I ''"I took an oath. Serve and protect. I ain't going to stop that because some thugs with magic powers start shoving everybody around.'' "''

->''Every organization needs good chefs and good morticians. The two great constants of life. Food and death.''
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->''Every ->''"Every organization needs good chefs and good morticians. The two great constants of life. Food and death.'' "''

-> ''Step One: find [[BigBad Regalia]], then totally [[MadBomber explode her.]] [[NoKillLikeOverkill Lots and lots.]]''
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-> ''Step ''"Step One: find [[BigBad Regalia]], then totally [[MadBomber explode her.]] [[NoKillLikeOverkill Lots and lots.]]'' ]]"''

-> ''[[NightmareFuel Help me.]]'' ''[[spoiler:[[NightmareFuel She has me captive.]]]]''
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-> ''[[NightmareFuel ''"[[NightmareFuel Help me.]]'' ''[[spoiler:[[NightmareFuel She has me captive.]]]]'' ]]"''
25th Jun '15 9:41:07 PM ThePaul
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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. [[spoiler: In Firefight, when she quits her powers to maintain her sanity, she easily slips undetected into the Reckoner's secret base without them.]]
9th May '15 12:28:23 PM DoctorFluffy
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* FaceYourFears: [[spoiler:The only way to either refuse the transformation into an Epic or remove its sociopathic tendencies is to face the weakness of said Epic head on and conquer the fear of it. It is unclear if a fully awakened Epic (such as Regalia, Obliteration, Nightwielder, or Steelheart) can do this.]]
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* FaceYourFears: [[spoiler:The only way to either refuse the transformation into an Epic or remove its sociopathic tendencies is to face the weakness of said Epic head on and conquer the fear of it. It is unclear if a fully awakened Epic (such as Regalia, Obliteration, Nightwielder, or Steelheart) can do this.]] Though Obliteration just might be trying at it.]] * ItsAllAboutMe: The usual Epic is only capable of seeing baseline humans as something more than amusement or background noise unless either a), said baseline humans have something to offer such as a {{BFG}}, stability to the kingdom, or valuable research, or b), said baseline humans start killing other Epics. According to [[spoiler: Megan,]] this is literally how it works - being an Epic is a combination of being tired, irritable, and unable to think of a solution that doesn't involve murdering others.

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* FaceYourFears: [[spoiler:The only way to either refuse the transformation into an RealityWarper: Epic or remove its sociopathic tendencies is powers rarely seem to face the weakness work according to recognizable laws of said Epic head on and conquer the fear of it. It is unclear if a fully awakened Epic (such as Regalia, Obliteration, Nightwielder, or Steelheart) can do this.]]physics.
8th May '15 4:34:10 PM Discar
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* VillainousBreakdown: A relatively minor one after [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad 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 [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad [[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 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.]]

* BiggerBad: To the entire series.
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* BiggerBad: GreaterScopeVillain: To the entire series.series. The Epics carve out their little fiefdoms, while he plays games with the whole world.
8th May '15 8:34:25 AM DoctorFluffy
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* GuileHero: His ways of dealing with Epics tend to involve a lot of manipulation. Considering he's a BadassNormal, he has to.
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* GuileHero: His ways of dealing with Epics tend to involve a lot of manipulation. Considering he's a BadassNormal, he has to.to do this.

* VillainousBreakdown: A relatively minor one after [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Calamity]] fails to turn David into an Epic. Or David refused Calamity's gifting. 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 [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad 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.]]
4th May '15 7:18:05 AM DoctorFluffy
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* InspectorJavert: Acts like this toward David towards the second half of the book.
29th Apr '15 7:48:05 PM DoctorFluffy
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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Technically, yes. For all the stuff they say about killing Epics, they're not squeamish about using weaponry and gear derived from Epics (Abe's various {{BFG}}s, the gauss gun, tensors, Reckoner jackets, the spyril) to fight Epics. Which is understandable, seeing as most Epics can withstand a full magazine from a rifle or just consider it a minor annoyance.
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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Technically, yes. For all the stuff they say about killing Epics, they're not squeamish about using weaponry and gear derived from Epics (Abe's various {{BFG}}s, the gauss gun, tensors, Reckoner jackets, the spyril) to fight Epics. Which is understandable, seeing as most Epics of any consequence can withstand a full magazine from a rifle or just consider it a minor annoyance.annoyance. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Val killing the Epic named Knoxx in ''Firefight''. While the reaction started off rather understandable, it crossed into this when she shot him while completely brushing off David's idea to interrogate him, which probably would have explained a lot. In fact, [[spoiler: it could have explained where Epics come from and the true nature of Calamity.]] But it didn't and David got shot in the leg.

* CripplingOverspecialization[=/=]SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: A social and mental variant. By his own desire, he's something of a savant when it comes to Epics, and possibly one of the most knowledgeable Epic researchers in North America. However, this comes at the cost of a grasp of various social mores, and leaving him a little... developmentally stunted.
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* CripplingOverspecialization[=/=]SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: A social and mental variant. By his own desire, he's something of a savant when it comes to Epics, and possibly one of the most knowledgeable Epic researchers in North America. However, this comes at the cost of a grasp of various social mores, and leaving him a little... developmentally stunted. It can be hard to see him as nineteen years old in the first book, but he's matured greatly by ''Firefight''.
12th Apr '15 2:56:31 PM SwirlySquirrely
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* VerbalTic: She has a habit of drawing out words. For example, she frequently goes "yeeeaahh" or "riiiight".
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