History Characters / TheSandman

26th May '16 12:31:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: The hair color is only incidental, however, because of the form she has.



%%* BlondeGuysAreEvil
19th May '16 1:53:43 PM TheWanderer
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* IgnoredEpiphany: In her last step before meeting the Furies, Lyta sits in front of a mirror and argues with several different versions of herself; her as a young girl, as a superhero, and lastly, as appears at that moment. (Homeless, filthy, and half mad.) Several of these mirror selves argue with her choices and what she has done/is doing with her life, especially her choice to sic the Furies on Dream. The last one essentially says "[[LineInTheSand There's still time to stop this]]. You can get up, go home, put your life back together and move on." Lyta refuses to do so and [[RageAgainsttTheReflection shatters the mirror]], which finally allows her to reach the Furies.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: In her last step before meeting the Furies, Lyta sits in front of a mirror and argues with several different versions of herself; her as a young girl, as a superhero, and lastly, as appears at that moment. (Homeless, filthy, and half mad.) Several of these mirror selves argue with her choices and what she has done/is doing with her life, especially her choice to sic the Furies on Dream. The last one essentially says "[[LineInTheSand There's still time to stop this]]. You can get up, go home, put your life back together and move on." Lyta refuses to do so and [[RageAgainsttTheReflection [[RageAgainstTheReflection shatters the mirror]], which finally allows her to reach the Furies.
19th May '16 1:53:17 PM TheWanderer
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---> '''Dream:''' I am no devil.\\

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---> --> '''Dream:''' I am no devil.\\



* IgnoredEpiphany: In her last step before meeting the Furies, Lyta sits in front of a mirror and argues with several different versions of herself; her as a young girl, as a superhero, and lastly, as appears at that moment. (Homeless, filthy, and half mad.) Several of these mirror selves argue with her choices and what she has done/is doing with her life, especially her choice to sic the Furies on Dream. The last one essentially says "[[LineInTheSand There's still time to stop this]]. You can get up, go home, put your life back together and move on." Lyta refuses to do so and [[RageAtTheReflection shatters the mirror]], which finally allows her to reach the Furies.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: In her last step before meeting the Furies, Lyta sits in front of a mirror and argues with several different versions of herself; her as a young girl, as a superhero, and lastly, as appears at that moment. (Homeless, filthy, and half mad.) Several of these mirror selves argue with her choices and what she has done/is doing with her life, especially her choice to sic the Furies on Dream. The last one essentially says "[[LineInTheSand There's still time to stop this]]. You can get up, go home, put your life back together and move on." Lyta refuses to do so and [[RageAtTheReflection [[RageAgainsttTheReflection shatters the mirror]], which finally allows her to reach the Furies.
19th May '16 1:50:52 PM TheWanderer
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* IgnoredEpiphany: In her last step before meeting the Furies, Lyta sits in front of a mirror and argues with several different versions of herself; her as a young girl, as a superhero, and lastly, as appears at that moment. (Homeless, filthy, and half mad.) Several of these mirror selves argue with her choices and what she has done/is doing with her life, especially her choice to sic the Furies on Dream. The last one essentially says "[[LineInTheSand There's still time to stop this]]. You can get up, go home, put your life back together and move on." Lyta refuses to do so and [[RageAtTheReflection shatters the mirror]], which finally allows her to reach the Furies.
11th May '16 6:55:46 PM Miumia
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* CharacterDevelopment: Hazel is quite different by the time of the couple's spin-off with Death. In her first appearance in ''A Game of You'', she comes of as a scaredy-cat who doesn't know much about the world. In ''The High Cost of Living'', where she and Foxglove make an appearance, she still looks a bit naive, but more grounded than before. And by the time of ''Time of Your Life'' Hazel's significantly more mature and self-assured.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Hazel is quite different by the time of the couple's spin-off with Death. In her Hazel's first appearance in ''A Game of You'', she comes of as a scaredy-cat who doesn't know much about the world. In ''The High Cost of Living'', where she and Foxglove make an appearance, she still looks a bit naive, but more grounded than before. And by the time of ''Time of Your Life'' Hazel's significantly more mature and self-assured.
11th May '16 6:54:13 PM Miumia
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* CharacterDevelopment: Hazel is quite different by the time of the couple's spin-off with Death. In her first appearance in ''A Game of You'', she comes of as a scaredy-cat who doesn't know much about the world. In ''The High Cost of Living'', where she and Foxglove make an appearance, she still looks a bit naive, but more grounded than before. And by the time of ''Time of Your Life'' Hazel's significantly more mature and self-assured.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of ''A Game of You'', Dream says that future has strange journeys in store for Foxglove and Hazel, and advises them to choose their traveling companions with more care next time. He wasn't kidding about the first topic. And indeed in ''Death: The Time of Your Life'', having a traveling companion [[spoiler: who was willing to die so that their child Alvie wouldn't]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding proved to be vital to the story's resolution]].
6th May '16 2:02:45 PM Miumia
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* AntiHero: The second Corinthian. He's still a terrifying nightmare for all intents and purposes, but now follows Morpheus' orders, strikes an OddFrienship with Matthew (at least in ''The Dreaming'' spin-off; it's rather ambiguous in the main story) and is nowhere as megalomaniac as his first incarnation.

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* AntiHero: The second Corinthian. He's still a terrifying nightmare for all intents and purposes, but now follows Morpheus' orders, strikes an OddFrienship OddFriendship with Matthew (at least in ''The Dreaming'' spin-off; it's rather ambiguous in the main story) and is nowhere as megalomaniac as his first incarnation.
6th May '16 1:58:49 PM Miumia
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** Acts like this despite being a TimeAbyss, since while he shares all of Morpheus' memories and knowledge, he's essentially a different character who has never exert the job of ruling the Dreaming, which he now has to. So while he knows all what he predecessor knew in order to take care of things, it's not like he has actually done any of it before.

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** Acts like this despite being a TimeAbyss, since while he shares all of Morpheus' memories and knowledge, he's essentially a different character who has never exert exerted the job of ruling the Dreaming, which he now has to.Dreaming before. So while he knows all what he predecessor knew in order to take care of things, it's not like he has actually done any of it before.
6th May '16 1:31:38 AM Miumia
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* AloofBigBrother: To Delirium, Desire and Despair, especially to Delirium.

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* AloofBigBrother: To Delirium, Desire and Despair, especially Despair. Especially to Delirium.Delirium, who mentions that she is always a bit scared of him.



* NaiveNewcomer: Acts like this despite being millennia old. It's complicated.
** The Dreaming's inhabitants in special sees him as this, which is right to a certain extent: while he has Morpheus' memories and knowledge, they still see him as a new guy since he is essentially a different character (doesn't help that most of the Dreaming's residents who appear often, such as Matthew, Cain and Lucien, actually met him as a human kid). Matthew decides to stay by his side in most part due to believing that Daniel will need some advice, being now inexperienced of sorts. In ''The Dreaming'' spin-off they actually refer to him as "the kid" or "the young master", which they of course ''never'' did with Morpheus.

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* NaiveNewcomer: NaiveNewcomer:
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Acts like this despite being millennia old. It's complicated.
a TimeAbyss, since while he shares all of Morpheus' memories and knowledge, he's essentially a different character who has never exert the job of ruling the Dreaming, which he now has to. So while he knows all what he predecessor knew in order to take care of things, it's not like he has actually done any of it before.
** The Dreaming's inhabitants in special sees him as this, which is right to a certain extent: while he has Morpheus' memories and knowledge, they still see him as a new guy understandable since he is essentially a different character (doesn't they are the ones who interacted with Morpheus the most and immediately take notice of the differences between their old boss and Daniel. Also doesn't help that most of the Dreaming's residents who appear often, such as Matthew, Cain and Lucien, actually met him as a human kid). Matthew decides to stay by his side in most part due to believing that Daniel will need some advice, being now inexperienced of sorts.''baby''. In ''The Dreaming'' spin-off they actually refer to him as "the kid" or "the young master", which they of course ''never'' did with Morpheus. Matthew in fact decides to stay by his side in most part due to believing that Daniel will need some advice, being now inexperienced of sorts.



* PastLifeMemories: Daniel states that while he is not Morpheus, he has all of the memories and knowledge that Morpheus possesed.

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* PastLifeMemories: Daniel states that while he is not Morpheus, he has all of the memories and knowledge that Morpheus possesed.possessed.



%% * PerkyGoth

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%% * PerkyGothPerkyGoth: She always dresses all in dark clothes, evoking a goth look, but is quite cheerful and one of the friendliest characters in the comics.



* JerkAss: Billions of years ago, Dream and Desire used to be extremely close friends. It then, without shame or any pretence of hiding its involvement, made Dream's then-girlfriend cheat on him.

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* JerkAss: Billions of years ago, Dream and Desire used to be extremely close friends. It then, without shame or any pretence pretense of hiding its involvement, made Dream's then-girlfriend cheat on him.



%%* RavenHairIvorySkin

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%%* RavenHairIvorySkin* RavenHairIvorySkin: Although it can change appearances as it wishes, we usually see Desire as an attractive androgynous person with dark hair and pale skin.



%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette

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%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She has the same basic appearance as most of her siblings (dark hair, pale skin), but since she's not conventionally attractive and is often looking at people's suffering, hanging out with rats and tearing her own skin with a hook, she's instantly seen as creepy.



* FateWorseThanDeath: Sometimes rivals with Morpheus in this subject.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Sometimes rivals with Morpheus in this subject. To make it worse, while Morpheus at least usually does this as punishment (even if it's for DisproportionateRetribution), Delirium seemingly does it without noticing.



* MadGod: Delirium is older and more powerful than any living or already dead god. Still, she defines and is the poster girl of this trope.

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* MadGod: Delirium is older and more powerful than any living or already dead god. Still, she defines and is the poster girl of this trope. In her case is justified since she is, of course, madness personified.



* BigBrotherBully: Can is this to Abel. As might be expected.

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* BigBrotherBully: Can Cain is this to Abel. As might be expected.



* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Cain kills Abel on a daily basis, but he's the only one who gets to do so; God forbid anyone else tries to do the same.



%%* AntiHero: The second Corinthian.

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%%* * AntiHero: The second Corinthian.Corinthian. He's still a terrifying nightmare for all intents and purposes, but now follows Morpheus' orders, strikes an OddFrienship with Matthew (at least in ''The Dreaming'' spin-off; it's rather ambiguous in the main story) and is nowhere as megalomaniac as his first incarnation.



* TheFairFolk: A benign example. She's neither threatening nor ambitious; mostly meek and polite. It is implied, though, that she was different -- [[AlphaBitch haughty, cruel and manipulative]] -- before coming to the Dreaming.
* {{Glamour}}: When she first appears, she's apparently a tall, beautiful blonde woman. Until Dream strips her of the glamour and she turns out to be very short, skinny and mousey haired.

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* TheFairFolk: A benign example. She's neither threatening nor ambitious; mostly meek and polite. It is implied, though, that she was different -- [[AlphaBitch haughty, cruel and manipulative]] -- [[CharacterDevelopment before coming to the Dreaming.
Dreaming]].
* {{Glamour}}: When she first appears, she's apparently a tall, beautiful blonde woman. Until Dream strips her of the glamour and she turns out to be very short, skinny and mousey mousy haired.



* BlondesAreEvil: The hair color is only incidental because of the form she has.

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* BlondesAreEvil: The hair color is only incidental incidental, however, because of the form she has.



%%* TheAlcoholic

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%%* TheAlcoholic* TheAlcoholic: He's often drunk.



%%* TheHedonist

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%%* TheHedonist* TheHedonist: When he's sent to Dream's mansion in order to make an offer for the Hell's key in the name of TheFairFolk, he tells Nuala they can't possibly compete with so many big names competing for it; he'll just accept the excellent (and free) wine and sex he'll get out of the whole situation.



%%* DeathSeeker

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%%* DeathSeeker* DeathSeeker: After losing his wife for the second time, he cares less about his life and doesn't listen to his mother's warnings to not be in the same place as the maenads will. Gets even worse when he doesn't die even when they tear him apart, [[FateWorseThanDeath and he has to live as a head without a body]].



* DissonantSerenity: She's really very matter-of-fact about cutting a guy's face off and pulling his tongue out with her teeth, before nailing the lot to the wall. He was a bad guy (and she'd already killed him) but...yeek.

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* DissonantSerenity: She's really very matter-of-fact about cutting a guy's face off and pulling his tongue out with her teeth, before nailing the lot to the wall. He was a bad guy (and she'd already killed him) but... yeek.



%%* JerkAss

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%%* JerkAss* JerkAss: Because her actions are all about protecting herself and putting her safety first without batting an eye, she can be perceived as this. Note that Thessaly is not evil and always explain her reasons logically and calmly, it's just that she does what's necessary for her well-being without showing any care for people who might get harmed for her actions, even if they were people she once cared about (such as [[spoiler:Morpheus]]).



* WomanScorned: Subverted; when Morpheus discovers that she is preventing him from [[spoiler: killing Lyta Hall's physical body and thus preventing her Kindly Ones incarnation from destroying the Dreaming]], he assumes she's trying to hurt him after they broke up. It's actually because the Three have agreed to let her live another millennium or two, if she ensures Dream cannot stop them. That he's an ex-lover is irrelevant; it's simply another case of her prioritising her own survival above anything.

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* WomanScorned: Subverted; when Morpheus discovers that she is preventing him from [[spoiler: killing Lyta Hall's physical body and thus preventing her Kindly Ones incarnation from destroying the Dreaming]], he assumes she's trying to hurt him after they broke up. It's actually because the Three have agreed to let her live another millennium or two, if she ensures Dream cannot stop them. That he's an ex-lover is irrelevant; it's simply another case of her prioritising prioritizing her own survival above anything.



* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Needless to say, Wanda's parents are quite ashamed of her for her "sinful ways".

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* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Needless to say, Wanda's parents and family are quite ashamed of her for her "sinful ways".
ways".



* GasMaskLongcoat: The UrExample

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* GasMaskLongcoat: The UrExampleUrExample.
5th May '16 8:51:14 AM Euodiachloris
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%% * BadassGay

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%% * BadassGayBadassGay: Don't try beating him up or targeting him for his orientation. It just won't go well.



%% * EyeScream

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%% * EyeScreamEyeScream: What he tends to dole out. Not to mention getting a look at him without his sunglasses is this not so much implied as promised. Be it actual, or haunting your dreams for years to come.



%%* BigFun
%%* BoisterousBruiser

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%%* BigFun
%%* BoisterousBruiser
* BigFun: What he basically is. He's out to enjoy himself and is quick to help others manage to do so when their day (or month) is otherwise turning out to be dismal.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's not shy when it comes to most scraps, put it that way. [[spoiler: Although, he initially deemed going against the Corinthian to be far more terrifying than worthwhile. Accurately.]]



%%* SharpDressedMan

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%%* SharpDressedMan* SharpDressedMan: Waistcoat? Suit? Tailored? Classic cut? All checked.
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