History Characters / TheSalvationWar

18th Feb '17 3:10:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[FourStarBadass Six Star Badass]]: Was promoted to five-star General of the Army in ''Armageddon'' after the annihilation of Abigor's army in Iraq, then only three months after [[spoiler:Satan's death]] he's promoted to General of the Armies -- the only one in U.S. history after George Washington, and John J. Pershing.

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* [[FourStarBadass Six Star Badass]]: FourStarBadass: Was promoted to five-star General of the Army in ''Armageddon'' after the annihilation of Abigor's army in Iraq, then only three months after [[spoiler:Satan's death]] he's promoted to General of the Armies -- the only one in U.S. history after George Washington, and John J. Pershing.



* UncannyValley



* TheWoobie: Both to the audience and in-universe.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Was quite happy to simply survive in Hell without torment when he knew there was no chance of victory. The second he encounters modern humans, he learns to combine their technology with his own experience at a speed that even the other humans find rather worrying.
* MagnificentBastard: His solution to being so badly outnumbered that even modern weaponry won't be enough? [[spoiler: Convince the demonic veterans that his forces have the same advantage they've had in previous battles, and use them to wipe out the less experienced ZergRush.]] He adapts to the changing situation incredibly quickly and ends the series in a position of considerable strength.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Was quite happy to simply survive in Hell without torment when he knew there was no chance of victory. The second he encounters modern humans, he learns to combine their technology with his own experience at a speed that even the other humans find rather worrying.
* MagnificentBastard:
TheChessmaster: His solution to being so badly outnumbered that even modern weaponry won't be enough? [[spoiler: Convince the demonic veterans that his forces have the same advantage they've had in previous battles, and use them to wipe out the less experienced ZergRush.]] He adapts to the changing situation incredibly quickly and ends the series in a position of considerable strength.



* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama]]: Her treatment on arrival in Hell.
** AngstWhatAngst: She seems to handle it with some degree of nonchalance, however. She does suffer from certain psychological effects, but successfully suppresses them for the duration of the War and later [[ThereAreNoTherapists forces herself to move on]].
* TheLancer: Becomes this for Julius Caesar.
** TheDragon

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* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama]]: RapeAsDrama: Her treatment on arrival in Hell.
** AngstWhatAngst: She seems to handle it with some degree of nonchalance, however. She does suffer from certain psychological effects, but successfully suppresses them for the duration of the War and later [[ThereAreNoTherapists forces herself to move on]].
* TheLancer: NumberTwo: Becomes this for Julius Caesar.
** TheDragon
Caesar.



* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Surrenders his "army" -- the first army's survivors, his mates and their kidlings -- to humanity after it was destroyed by them.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Surrenders [[spoiler:Surrenders his "army" -- the first army's survivors, his mates and their kidlings -- to humanity after it was destroyed by them.]]



* ChaoticNeutral: InUniverse; the story makes it very clear that she's ultimately loyal only to herself.



* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: He's killed by a beam of pure light, and his fallen body impaled on the spire of the Crystal Cathedral, in the City of Angels]]. Humans parade him after death on a heavy truck like a hunting trophy.

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* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: He's [[spoiler:He's killed by a beam of pure light, and his fallen body impaled on the spire of the Crystal Cathedral, in the City of Angels]]. Humans parade him after death on a heavy truck like a hunting trophy.



* DracoInLeatherPants: A very popular character despite the horrifying results of his scheming.



* MagnificentBastard: Oh my god, yes. Plays [[spoiler: almost]] the entire cast like a fiddle.



* LawfulGood: [[GreyAndGrayMorality As much as a character can be in this setting]].



* TheWoobie



* TheWoobie



* [[spoiler:GuileHero: Manages to completely upstage Michael himself, ruining his moment of triumph and turning him into a puppet, permanently demolishing his plans to become ruler of the Eternal City. And he did it all in a single scene.]]

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* [[spoiler:GuileHero: Manages GuileHero: [[spoiler:Manages to completely upstage Michael himself, ruining his moment of triumph and turning him into a puppet, permanently demolishing his plans to become ruler of the Eternal City. And he did it all in a single scene.]]



* [[spoiler: JesusWasWayCool]]: [[spoiler: Took on a human form as Jesus of Nazareth to spread the message of love, forgiveness, and all the other good stuff. Despite humanity misinterpreting several of his messages, he still is far better with them than his father is. Plus, the fact that he's a GuileHero who outsmarted [[TheChessmaster Michael]] adds to his cool factor.]]

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* [[spoiler: JesusWasWayCool]]: JesusWasWayCool: [[spoiler: Took on a human form as Jesus of Nazareth to spread the message of love, forgiveness, and all the other good stuff. Despite humanity misinterpreting several of his messages, he still is far better with them than his father is. Plus, the fact that he's a GuileHero who outsmarted [[TheChessmaster Michael]] adds to his cool factor.]]
18th Feb '17 2:53:23 PM mzytryck01
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* MagnificentBastard

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* MagnificentBastardDangerouslyGenreSavvy: Was quite happy to simply survive in Hell without torment when he knew there was no chance of victory. The second he encounters modern humans, he learns to combine their technology with his own experience at a speed that even the other humans find rather worrying.
* MagnificentBastard: His solution to being so badly outnumbered that even modern weaponry won't be enough? [[spoiler: Convince the demonic veterans that his forces have the same advantage they've had in previous battles, and use them to wipe out the less experienced ZergRush.]] He adapts to the changing situation incredibly quickly and ends the series in a position of considerable strength.



* DirtyCoward: Abigor calls him a sniviling failure, and while every demon grovels before Satan, Belial takes it to an art form. When Satan is killed and the battle in Hell ends, Belial flees to Heaven to strike up an alliance and save his own skin.

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* DirtyCoward: Abigor calls him a sniviling sniveling failure, and while every demon grovels before Satan, Belial takes it to an art form. When Satan is killed and the battle in Hell ends, Belial flees to Heaven to strike up an alliance and save his own skin.



* EvilGenius

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* EvilGeniusEvilGenius: Ultimately subverted; he's certainly more innovative that the average demonic duke, but his attitude is still just as short-sighted and power-hungry as theirs.



* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he's Satan's EvilGenius, but all his innovations really accomplish is getting him marked as a priority target by the infinitely more adaptable humans, and [[spoiler: giving Euryale an alibi for her own deeds during the war.]]



* EvilGenius
* TheChessmaster: The brain behind Belial's plans.

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* EvilGenius
* TheChessmaster:
EvilGenius: The brain behind Belial's plans.plans.
* TheChessmaster: Flawlessly plays Belial, and later [[spoiler: manages to convince the humans that she was one of Belial's victims too, and ends up running a profitable delivery service and making an alliance with the rapidly-rising Julius Caesar]].



* BelievingTheirOwnLies: He honestly seems to believe that he is the God and Creator of humanity even though the other angels know for a fact that he did not.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Is legitimately grief-stricken when [[spoiler: [[FluffyTheTerrible Wuffles the Leopard Beast and Fluffy the Scarlet Beast]] are killed, though according to Michael they did not return his affection. He also calls Michael "friend" at the climax, seemingly not realising that an (apparently) obedient servant is not the same thing.



* LargeAndInCharge

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* LargeAndInChargeLargeAndInCharge: Much larger than even the greatest of the angels, [[spoiler: until he dies, at which point he returns to being no bigger than them]].



* WalkingWasteland

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* WalkingWastelandWalkingWasteland: Leaves thousands dead in his wake.
20th Jul '16 12:06:54 PM PlasmaTalon
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* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler: By the end of Armageddon???, having taking the throne from Satan and ruling Hell far more benevolently than his predecessor.

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* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler: By the end of Armageddon???, having taking the throne from Satan and ruling Hell far more benevolently than his predecessor.]]
5th Jun '16 11:54:51 AM krimzonflygon2
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* PurpleIsPowerful: His blood is purple. Doesn't help him that much, though.
* ShootTheMessenger: More like [[spoiler:telekinetically crush the messenger]].

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* PurpleIsPowerful: His blood is purple. Doesn't help him that much, though.
purple, and he packs enough of a [[MindOverMatter telekinetic wallop]] to crush demons into paste.
* ShootTheMessenger: More like [[spoiler:telekinetically crush the messenger]].messenger with telekinesis.


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* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler: By the end of Armageddon???, having taking the throne from Satan and ruling Hell far more benevolently than his predecessor.
25th May '16 6:16:53 PM krimzonflygon2
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* BadBoss: Kills at least one of his underlings in every one of his appearances, sometimes because they gave him bad news, sometimes because he's in a foul mood, sometimes because he felt like it.



* AFatherToHisMen: Treats his soldiers notably better than many other demonic generals.



* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques: The FBI calls her to aid them interorgate a traitor.

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* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques: The FBI calls her to aid them interorgate interrogate a traitor.



* DirtyCoward: Abigor calls him a sniviling failure, and while every demon grovels before Satan, Belial takes it to an art form. When Satan is killed and the battle in Hell ends, Belial flees to Heaven to strike up an alliance and save his own skin.



* SmugSnake



* GodIsEvil
* [[spoiler:GodIsDead]]
* {{Jerkass}}

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* GodIsEvil
GodIsEvil: The reason the Salvation War is taking place: he arbitrarily damned humanity to Hell.
* [[spoiler:GodIsDead]]
GodIsDead: [[spoiler: At the hands of his own angels, not humanity.]]
* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: Petty, vindictive, arrogant...'Yah-yah' is a ''dick''.



* ShockAndAwe
* UnstoppableRage
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

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* ShockAndAwe
ShockAndAwe: His go-to means of attack.
* UnstoppableRage
UnstoppableRage: Prone to tantrums when things don't go his way, sending lighting everywhere and tearing up his throne room.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanityWithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Utterly convinced of his own power after eons of blind worship.



* MoralEventHorizon: His treatment of Maion.
18th May '16 11:33:38 PM Inceptor57
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Lucifer. TheDevil[note]well, not really, according to the lore[/note]. Resident BigBad in Hell, who sends forces to Earth once Yahweh declared all of mankind damned.

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Lucifer. TheDevil[note]well, TheDevil[[note]]well, not really, according to the lore[/note].lore[[/note]]. Resident BigBad in Hell, who sends forces to Earth once Yahweh declared all of mankind damned.
18th May '16 11:33:08 PM Inceptor57
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Lucifer. TheDevil. Resident BigBad in Hell, who sends forces to Earth once Yahweh declared all of mankind damned.

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Lucifer. TheDevil.TheDevil[note]well, not really, according to the lore[/note]. Resident BigBad in Hell, who sends forces to Earth once Yahweh declared all of mankind damned.


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* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques: The FBI calls her to aid them interorgate a traitor.
18th May '16 11:30:13 PM Inceptor57
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* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:After Euryale betrays him]].



* TheChessmaster

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* TheChessmasterTheChessmaster: The brain behind Belial's plans.
* TheStarscream: She is actively insubordinate in front of Belial and flaunts it more so when he is of impaired judgement under alcohol. [[spoiler:She betrays Belial during the final act of ''Armageddon???'']].



* TemptingFate: when his aide said that surrounding the Human army could make them fight harder, he asked if they could fight any harder of how they fought Abigor's army. During the battle against him, the Russians used poison gas.

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* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:After losing most of his army against the Russians, he soon falls into this moments before an aircraft kills him]].
* TemptingFate: when his aide said that surrounding the Human army could make them fight harder, he asked if they could fight any harder of how they fought Abigor's army. During the battle against him, the [[spoiler:the Russians used poison gas.gas]].
18th May '16 11:22:59 PM Inceptor57
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* {{Transsexual}}: Born a male, but she identifies as female. Later in ''Armageddon???'', she undergoes a surgery provided by the Army to become a full-fledged female.
18th May '16 11:17:28 PM Inceptor57
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* DudeNotFunny: Says an equivalent of this to George Bush after he comments on how [[spoiler:Sheffield]]'s only usage now was a tourist location.
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