History Characters / TortallUniverse

11th Jun '16 9:38:01 PM Erivale
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* HappilyMarried: To Lady Vivenne, via WordOfGod.



* HappilyMarried: To Lady Vivenne, via WordOfGod.
1st Jun '16 12:02:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: His hair is so pale that it borders on WhiteHairBlackHeart, too.
9th Apr '16 6:37:09 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* BigSisterInstinct: Should she take on a friendship or position of responsibility over anyone, younger or older, and they come under threat, she ''will'' find them, she 'will'' rescue them unless they're already dead and she ''will'' make the ones who caused the threat regret it dearly. This applies in general to anyone small and/or weak that she comes across and this trope is part of why she's a BullyHunter.

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* BigSisterInstinct: Should she take on a friendship or position of responsibility over anyone, younger or older, and they come under threat, she ''will'' find them, she 'will'' ''will'' rescue them unless they're already dead and she ''will'' make the ones who caused the threat regret it dearly. This applies in general to anyone small and/or weak that she comes across and this trope is part of why she's a BullyHunter.
9th Apr '16 6:35:41 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* ImprobableAge: He's pretty young to be running the ThievesGuild of a capital city, but he's ruthless enough to hold onto the job.



* ImprobableAge: He's pretty young to be running the ThievesGuild of a capital city, but he's ruthless enough to hold onto the job.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: His dark hair, Cont&eacute-blue eyes, and gorgeous features are described many times as making Court ladies swoon.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: His dark hair, Cont&eacute-blue Conté-blue eyes, and gorgeous features are described many times as making Court ladies swoon.
8th Apr '16 7:56:11 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* CallingCard: For a particularly important death, Pearl will leave pearls on or around the victim.
8th Apr '16 7:54:41 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* [[spoiler: GreenEyedMonster: Her motive for being the Shadow Snake? She was jealous that other people had pretty things and she didn't.

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* [[spoiler: GreenEyedMonster: Her motive for being the Shadow Snake? She was jealous that other people had pretty things and she didn't.]]


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!! '''Yates Noll'''
Deirdry Noll's ne'er-do-well son, who leads his own gang of friends.
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* BigBrotherBully: Towards Genma.
* [[spoiler: TheDragon: To his mother Deirdry.]]
* DumbMuscle: He's strong, but not smart enough for the Court of the Rogue.
* {{Jerkass}}: To just about everybody.
8th Apr '16 7:49:59 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* BigBadEnsemble: With Crookshank.


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* BigBadEnsemble: With the Shadow Snake.
8th Apr '16 7:39:22 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: The Dogs he picked to hunt for Rolond's killer all have grudges against him. As Beka writes, "Crookshank has so many enemies he doesn't even know them all."


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* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: Dies offscreen in the riots at the end of the book.]]
8th Apr '16 7:35:32 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents: At very least, she verbally abuses Gemna and turns a blind eye to her son Yates.]]



* [[spoiler: EvilOldFolks: She's a grandmother, and also a serial killer.]]



* MagicalQueer: Older, wiser, teaches Beka how to wear makeup and perfume so she can better woo Dale. Although she is in a relationship with Nestor herself.

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* MagicalQueer: Older, She doesn't use magic herself, but she otherwise fits the bill. She's older, wiser, teaches Beka how to wear makeup and perfume so she can better woo Dale. Although she is in a relationship with Nestor herself.



* WholesomeCrossdresser

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* WholesomeCrossdresserWholesomeCrossdresser: As Amber Orchid.



One of the two [[BigBads villains]] of ''Terrier''. The Shadow Snake is a criminal who kidnaps the children of poor people and ransoms them for any item of value the person might have picked up. If the person doesn't pay, then the Shadow Snake kills the child. [[spoiler: For tropes pertaining to Deirdry Noll, go to the Heroes and Supporting folder.]]

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One of the two [[BigBads [[BigBad villains]] of ''Terrier''. The Shadow Snake is a criminal who kidnaps the children of poor people and ransoms them for any item of value the person might have picked up. If the person doesn't pay, then the Shadow Snake kills the child. [[spoiler: For tropes pertaining to Deirdry Noll, go to the Heroes and Supporting folder.]]


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* CassandraTruth: Exploits it to get away with child murder. The people the Snake preys on are so poor that no one cares about them enough to listen to what they have to say, and even if they did, people would blame the Snake's crimes on other sources, like slavers.
* EvilVsEvil: The Shadow Snake, serial child killer, vs Crookshank, absolutely ''vile'' slumlord and scale (reciever of stolen goods). Because of this, no one really cared who came out on top.
* TheDreaded: For the Lower City. Everyone is scared that the Shadow Snake will come to take their children.


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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Deirdry Noll is the Shadow Snake.]]
* SerialKiller: Comfort/Profit version. The Snake kills the children of parents who won't pay the ransom. This has been going on for three years.


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!! '''Ammon Lofts/Crookshank'''
The other BigBad of ''Terrier''. Crookshank is a scale and slumlord in the lower city, and widely hated. He is Tansy's grandfather-in-law. He discovered fire opals in the Lower City, and dug them out in secret. To keep the secret, he had all the diggers killed.
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* BerserkButton: Does not like being ordered to do anything.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He believes that Corus's Rogue, Kayfer Deerborn, is the Shadow Snake. [[spoiler: The real Snake was Deirdry Noll.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He really did love his great-grandson Rolond [[spoiler: and his grandson Herun]], although not enough to pay the Snake for him.
* EvilOldFolks: A great-grandfather and an all-around vile man.
* EvilVsEvil: Crookshank, scale, slumlord, and all around horrible man, versus the Shadow Snake, who kidnaps and kills children. For this reason, nobody really cared enough to help him.
* {{Greed}}: A defining point of his character, and why he does pretty much everything. It's commented that he doesn't even need to go anywhere near stolen goods, because he makes enough money as a landlord.
* ReverseWhodunnit: It's pretty obvious from the start that it's Crookshank who's behind the Opal Murders. The problem is finding evidence and finding where his diggers were before he could have them killed.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Ammon Lofts, but everyone calls him Crookshank.
* VillainousBreakdown: Spends most of ''Terrier'' in one, caused by Rolond's death. It only gets worse when [[spoiler: Herun is taken, and cumulates in trying to make Tansy miscarry so that no one could use her baby against him.]]
8th Apr '16 5:59:26 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* [[spoiler: GreenEyedMonster: Her motive for being the Shadow Snake? She was jealous that other people had pretty things and she didn't.


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!! '''The Shadow Snake'''
One of the two [[BigBads villains]] of ''Terrier''. The Shadow Snake is a criminal who kidnaps the children of poor people and ransoms them for any item of value the person might have picked up. If the person doesn't pay, then the Shadow Snake kills the child. [[spoiler: For tropes pertaining to Deirdry Noll, go to the Heroes and Supporting folder.]]
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Shadow Snake's name is taken from a story parents use to frighten their kids. The story's Shadow Snake waits at the crossroads and eats bad children.
* WouldHurtAChild: The Shadow Snake's entire modus operandi is based on kidnapping children and killing them if their parents don't pay.
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