History Characters / VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines

15th Jun '17 11:37:45 AM DivineDeath
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* AdvertisedExtra: Jeanette may be on the cover, but she really only has plot relevance at the beginning of the game.



* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: Downplayed with Jeanette. She is the female character displayed on the game cover art, but ingame she has little plot relevance and is only plot critical in a couple of quests (including the main quest) in the first part of the game.



* [[spoiler: ObfuscatingInsanity: Therese and Jeanette are actually a dis-associative Malkavian, so it's played straight. The subversion is that the Therese side is quite competent at acting normal - fitting in so well, rubbing shoulders with the Camarilla and acting so upper class, you'd mistake her for a Ventrue. Jeanette, on the other hand is her exact opposite, but even she is very clever in a StreetSmart way and most of her CloudCuckooLander antics will cease whenever she's being dead serious. If they learn to get along, their combined smarts make them a political force to be reckoned with, and a contender for the new Malkavian primogen.]]

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* [[spoiler: ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler: Therese and Jeanette are actually a dis-associative Malkavian, so it's played straight. The subversion is that the Therese side is quite competent at acting normal - fitting in so well, rubbing shoulders with the Camarilla and acting so upper class, you'd mistake her for a Ventrue. Jeanette, on the other hand is her exact opposite, but even she is very clever in a StreetSmart way and most of her CloudCuckooLander antics will cease whenever she's being dead serious. If they learn to get along, their combined smarts make them a political force to be reckoned with, and a contender for the new Malkavian primogen.]]
15th Jun '17 8:53:47 AM StoneBasilisk
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** He will dump the Ankaran Sarcophagus into the ocean in the Sabbat ending, showing that he's unwilling to try diablerizing its occupant when Sabbat vampires are largely infamous for the act.

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** He will dump [[spoiler:dump the Ankaran Sarcophagus into the ocean in the Sabbat ending, showing that he's unwilling to try diablerizing its occupant when Sabbat vampires are largely infamous for the act.]]



* EvilSoundsDeep: SteveBlum doing what Steve Blum does best.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: SteveBlum Creator/SteveBlum doing what Steve Blum does best.best.
* EvilVersusEvil: His ultimate goal is to prevent the Ankaran Sarcophagus from being opened, as the Sabbat are openly opposed to the Antediluvians and seek to prevent [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Gehenna]]. However, like the majority of Sabbat vampires, Andrei does so less to save the world and more [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil to ensure a dark future where vampire-kind will openly rule over humanity]].



* OneWingedAngel: He uses his War Form for the second battle.

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* OneWingedAngel: He uses his War Zulo Form for the second battle.


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* FantasticSlur: Sabbat vampires are typically referred to as "shovelheads", after a common initiation ritual that involves burying a newly-Embraced vampire under the ground before they completely revive, forcing them to literally rise from the grave.
6th Jun '17 6:48:32 PM nmn3r3
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* DudeWheresMyRespect: The attitude of most of the vampires you meet ranges from polite condescension to outright insults, even as your legend grows. This is however, justified: Your age puts you at the bottom of the social ladder, you serve the blatantly unpopular [=LaCroix=], and being the [[unsanctioned offspring of a dead sire]] functionally excludes you from polite society.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: The attitude of most of the vampires you meet ranges from polite condescension to outright insults, even as your legend grows. This is however, justified: Your age puts you at the bottom of the social ladder, you serve the blatantly unpopular [=LaCroix=], and being the [[unsanctioned unsanctioned offspring of a dead sire]] sire functionally excludes you from polite society.



%%* ObfuscatingInsanity: Possibly.

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%%* * ObfuscatingInsanity: Possibly.Gary's actions and dialogue are very kooky, no doubt about it. He's also one of the most clever and competent characters in the game, being miles ahead of everyone else at any given moment. If he actually is insane, it's not going to hinder him at all.
6th Jun '17 6:47:17 AM Theokal3
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Sheriff pretty much is the only person to be unquestionably loyal to him; any other vampire in Los Angeles hates him, treat him as a joke or just plain don't care about him. He knows it, and he ''hates'' it.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Sheriff pretty much is the only person to be unquestionably loyal to him; any other vampire in Los Angeles hates him, treat him as (the Anarch), treats him like a joke (Gary, Jack) or just plain don't doesn't care about him. He knows it, and he ''hates'' it.
6th Jun '17 6:27:48 AM StoneBasilisk
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Sheriff pretty much is the only person to be unquestionably loyal to him; any other vampire in Los Angeles hate him, treat him as a joke or just plain don't care about him. He knows it, and he ''hates'' it.
* BadBoss: Not quite as horrible as Ming Xiao, but still, he keeps sending you on progressively worse suicide missions in the hope you will die even if you prove useful, and [[spoiler:has no scruple against using one of his own men as a suicide bomb during your assault of the Ventrue Tower.]]

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Sheriff pretty much is the only person to be unquestionably loyal to him; any other vampire in Los Angeles hate hates him, treat him as a joke or just plain don't care about him. He knows it, and he ''hates'' it.
* BadBoss: Not quite as horrible as Ming Xiao, but still, he keeps sending you on progressively worse suicide missions in the hope you will die even if you prove useful, and [[spoiler:has no scruple against using one of his own men as a suicide bomb during your assault of the Ventrue on Venture Tower.]]


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* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler:Midway through your assault on Venture Tower, Sebastian possesses one of his EliteMooks using Dominate to taunt you and prime an astrolite suicide bomb. While possessed, the guard's appearance morphs to resemble [=LaCroix=], and speaks using his voice.]]
2nd Jun '17 7:24:42 AM StoneBasilisk
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The main protagonist of the game. Originally a random resident of Los Angeles, the Fledgling end up embraced by a vampire they were having a date with. Since this was done without permission from the Camarilla, their Sire is executed by the Prince [=LaCroix=], and they almost follow, only to be saved by resident Anarch leader Nines Rodriguez. They then have to adapt to their new vampire existence, all while serving as an errand boy to [=LaCroix=], [[UriahGambit who keeps sending them on suicide missions]]. The Fledgling's name, gender and clan are all customizable by the player, though the last one can only be one of the seven Camarilla-affiliated ones (Ventrue, Brujah, Tremere, Gangrel, Nosferatu, Toreador, Malkavian).

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The main protagonist of the game. Originally a random resident of Los Angeles, the Fledgling end up was embraced by a vampire they were having a date with. Since this was done without permission from the Camarilla, their Sire is executed by the Prince [=LaCroix=], and they almost follow, only to be saved by resident the intervention of Anarch leader Nines Rodriguez.Rodriguez saves them from a similar fate. They then have to adapt to their new vampire existence, all while serving as an errand boy to [=LaCroix=], [[UriahGambit who keeps sending them on suicide missions]]. The Fledgling's name, gender and clan are all customizable by the player, though the last one can only be one of the seven Camarilla-affiliated ones (Ventrue, Brujah, Tremere, Gangrel, Nosferatu, Toreador, Malkavian).
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* DudeWheresMyRespect: The attitude of most of the vampires you meet ranges from polite condescension to outright insults, even as your legend grows. This is however, justified: Your age puts you at the bottom of the social ladder, you serve the blatantly unpopular [=LaCroix=], and being the unsanctioned offspring of a dead sire functionally excludes you from polite society.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: The attitude of most of the vampires you meet ranges from polite condescension to outright insults, even as your legend grows. This is however, justified: Your age puts you at the bottom of the social ladder, you serve the blatantly unpopular [=LaCroix=], and being the unsanctioned [[unsanctioned offspring of a dead sire sire]] functionally excludes you from polite society.



* UnwittingPawn: Those creepy e-mails you keep getting who refer to a "pawn"? They're talking about you. The amount of people who manipulate or "move" you in this game is staggering. You can count on one hand the major characters who ''don't'', though by the end you get the option to bite back at quite a few of those manipulators. It is also worth remembering what happens if a pawn reaches the end of the board...

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* UnwittingPawn: Those creepy e-mails you keep getting who refer to a "pawn"? They're talking about you. The amount of people who manipulate or "move" you in this game is staggering. You can count on one hand the major characters who ''don't'', though by the end you get the option to bite back at quite a few of those manipulators. It is also worth remembering what happens [[EarnYourHappyEnding if a pawn reaches the end of the board...]]




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* CutsceneBoss: Once you get rid of his sheriff, his only defense is an unsuccessful attempt at Dominating you.

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* CutsceneBoss: Once you get rid of his sheriff, his only defense is an [[NoSell unsuccessful attempt attempt]] at Dominating you.



* EvilTowerOfOminousness: His [[{{SignificantAnagram}} Venture]] Tower looms over Downtown LA and is visible from various distant locations in the game.

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* EvilTowerOfOminousness: His [[{{SignificantAnagram}} He resides in the top-floor penthouse of [[SignificantAnagram Venture]] Tower Tower, which looms over Downtown LA and is visible from various distant locations in the game.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Any number of ways, in every possible ending. His secret alliance with Ming Xiao to remove their mutual enemies convinces the Camarilla and Anarchs that he needs to go; his obsession with the Ankaran Sarcophagus leads him to stow an explosive-rigged Macguffin in his own office; and the player character, the one powerful newcomer in town who could be persuaded to ally with him, is almost certain to have a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal after [=LaCroix's=] repeated attempts to have them killed.]]
* ImmortalImmaturity: [=LaCroix=] is, if anything, even worse than Nines and is over twice his age. Possibly explainable due to being Ventrue.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Any number of ways, in every possible ending. His secret alliance with Ming Xiao to remove their mutual enemies convinces the Camarilla and Anarchs that he needs to go; his obsession with the Ankaran Sarcophagus leads him to unwittingly stow an explosive-rigged Macguffin in his own office; and the player character, the one powerful newcomer in town who could be persuaded to ally with him, is almost certain to have a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal after [=LaCroix's=] repeated attempts to have them killed.]]
* ImmortalImmaturity: [=LaCroix=] is, if anything, even worse than Nines and is over twice his age. Possibly explainable due to being Ventrue.[[SpoiledBrat Ventrue]].



* SurroundedByIdiots: Very much believes himself to be in this position. The Anarchs hate him, the Camarilla treats him like a joke, his position hangs by a thread, and the only person he can actually throw his weight against is, well, ''you''. So he does.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: Very much believes himself to be in this position. The Anarchs hate him, the Camarilla treats primogens treat him like a joke, his position hangs by a thread, and the only person he can actually throw his weight against is, well, ''you''. So he does.



* UngratefulBastard: While he does give the player a few useful bits of aid, he ''also'' keeps trying to kill them over a matter of pride long after they've proven themselves useful.

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* UngratefulBastard: While he does give the player a few useful bits of aid, and can be convinced to provide regular paychecks for successful missions, he ''also'' keeps trying to kill them over a matter of pride long after they've proven themselves useful.



* VampiresAreRich: Lives in a condo in downtown LA, decorated with quite a lot of gilt. He's certainly not poor.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Suffers one of these because of the player character's refusal to die. It comes to a head if he opens the sarcophagus: he sees the bombs and simply [[LaughingMad laughs madly]] until he's incinerated. He also have a pretty epic once if the player character tell him they have the key, and he discovers that he can't dominate them into handing it over to him.]]

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* VampiresAreRich: Lives in a condo penthouse at the top of a skyscraper in downtown LA, decorated with quite a lot of gilt. He's certainly not poor.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Suffers one of these because of the player character's refusal to die. It comes to a head if he opens the sarcophagus: he sees the bombs and simply [[LaughingMad laughs madly]] until he's incinerated. He also have a pretty epic once if the player character tell him they have the key, and he discovers that [[NoSell he can't dominate them into handing it over to him.over]].]]




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* AchillesHeel: In his bat form, he's vulnerable to bright lights - especially the spotlights on the roof of the Venture Building.
* BadassLongcoat: During the tutorial. He discards it in the endgame.
* TheBeastmaster: Can use Animalism, used in-game to summon two wraithwolves and a swarm of bugs.

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* AchillesHeel: In his bat form, he's vulnerable to bright lights - especially the spotlights on the roof of the Venture Building.
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* BadassLongcoat: During the tutorial.tutorial and when he stands guard over [=LaCroix=] in his penthouse. He discards it in the endgame.
* TheBeastmaster: Can use Animalism, used in-game to summon two wraithwolves and a swarm of bugs.bugs to slaughter some Sabbat {{Mooks}} during the tutorial.




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* EinsteinHair

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* EinsteinHairEinsteinHair: His portrait, though it might be an artistic exaggeration.



* GotMeDoingIt: In one of his logs, he notes with dismissal how some Kindred are prone to flowery, gothic speech patterns... only to catch himself monologuing the same way himself, to his own annoyance.



* HearingVoices: The audiotapes report that his Malkavian madness appeared in the form of voices echoing from other vampires during conversation, providing him with secret details of their lives; Grout kept his composure until the voices started to speak outside of conversation, warning him about [[spoiler:a powerful vampire implied to be [=LaCroix=] and "his blackest crimes, both past and future."]]

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* HearingVoices: The audiotapes report that his Malkavian madness eventually appeared in the form of voices echoing from other vampires during conversation, providing him with secret details of their lives; Grout kept his composure until the voices started to speak outside of conversation, warning him about [[spoiler:a powerful vampire implied to be [=LaCroix=] and "his blackest crimes, both past and future."]]



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Has very little patience for what he views as a bunch of mystical gobbledegook,and is dismissive of many of the more occult traditions of vampire society.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:His murder gets pinned on a couple of different places, but Ming Xiao is the probable culprit.]]

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Has very little patience for what he views as a bunch of mystical gobbledegook,and gobbledegook, and is dismissive of many of the more occult traditions of vampire society.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:His murder gets pinned on a couple of different places, but Ming Xiao is eventually revealed to be the probable culprit.]]



A Nosferatu agent of the Camarilla in Santa Monica. Living out of an abandoned fuel tank, he can show you the way to the Sabbat storehouse, but you must first persuade Therese Voerman to call off the Feud with him. He also has a ghoul running errands for him in town.

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A Nosferatu agent of the Camarilla in Santa Monica. Living out of an abandoned fuel tank, he can show you the way to the Sabbat storehouse, but you must first persuade Therese Voerman to call off the Feud her feud with him. He also has a ghoul running errands for him in town.
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* GracefulLoser: If you manage to figure out that he's manipulating you, he reacts with grudging admiration, unless you're a Tremere, in which case, he'll respond with utter disgust. And if you play as a fellow Nosferatu, [[SoProudOfYou he just about gives you a round of applause]].

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* GracefulLoser: If you manage to figure out that he's manipulating you, he reacts with grudging admiration, admiration; unless you're a Tremere, in which case, case he'll respond with utter disgust.disgust, dismissing your deduction as the use of blood magic. And if you play as a fellow Nosferatu, [[SoProudOfYou he just about gives you a round of applause]].



* MrExposition: Will freely give, rather biased, information on the Clans and the important people in the city.
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My Sect, Right Or Wrong]]: Bertram isn't all that enthusiastic about [=LaCroix=]'s leadership, but if you poke him about the Camarilla you'll find out he genuinely believes the organization provides safety for Kindreds as a whole and that the Anarchs are misguided for wanting more freedom.

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* MrExposition: Will freely give, rather biased, give (rather biased) information on the Clans and the important people in the city.
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My Sect, Right Or Wrong]]: Bertram isn't all that enthusiastic about [=LaCroix=]'s leadership, but if you poke him about the Camarilla you'll find out he genuinely believes the organization provides safety for Kindreds Kindred as a whole and that the Anarchs are misguided for wanting more freedom.




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* HairTriggerTemper

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* HairTriggerTemperHairTriggerTemper: Like many Brujah, it doesn't take her much to fly into rage.




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* BodyHorror: His soldiers are hideously mutated humans, his wallpaper is made of living flesh, and quite a few of the chairs and beds seem to have faces. It all comes with being part of the Tzimisce clan. He's certainly not too good-looking himself either.

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* BodyHorror: His soldiers are hideously mutated humans, his wallpaper is made of living flesh, and quite a few of the chairs and beds seem to have faces. It all comes with being part of the Tzimisce clan. He's certainly not too good-looking himself either.either, being almost reptilian in appearance.



** He will dump the sarcophagus into the ocean in the Sabbat ending.

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** He will dump the sarcophagus Ankaran Sarcophagus into the ocean in the Sabbat ending. ending, showing that he's unwilling to try diablerizing its occupant when Sabbat vampires are largely infamous for the act.



* EvilOverlord: Though his "castle" is more of a condo.

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* EvilOverlord: Though his "castle" is more of a condo. He says its merely a base, and that his ancestral home is much more grand.



* SnuffFilm: He records his killings on tape, which is later distributed by a local production company.

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* SnuffFilm: He records his killings on tape, which is later was somehow found and distributed by a local production company.Death Mask Productions.



!The Lasombra

A Lasombra vampire in service to the Sabbat, performing rituals underneath the Downtown Library.
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* BadassInANiceSuit: In contrast to [[LowerClassLout lesser Sabbat minions]], the Lasombra is dressed quite nicely.
* GetBackHereBoss: Indulges in TeleportSpam throughout the fight, peppering you with [=SMG=] fire before retreating when you get close.
* HumanSacrifice: Presumably performed these underneath the library, and nearly killed Beckett's associate as part of a ritual before the player intervenes.
* NoNameGiven: He's only ever referred to as "the Lasombra".
* TeleportSpam: As a Lasombra, he has the ability to teleport short distances.



Composed of ''antitribu'' [[note]]turncoats from the Camarilla clans[[/note]] vampires, human thugs, ghouls and Timisce-created monsters, the minions of the Sabbat rely on a quantity-over-quality approach. Members of the Sabbat embrace their monstrous natures, and think nothing of breaking the Masquerade or randomly Embracing humans to pad out their numbers.
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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: The game's Sabbat minions seem mostly comprised of Gangrel ''Antiribu''. Gangrel gain animal features when they give in to the Beast. The Sabbat MO is to basically let the Beast have its way with you any way it wants. You do the math.

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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: The game's Sabbat minions the L.A. Sabbat's vampire {{Mooks}} seem mostly comprised of Gangrel ''Antiribu''.''antiribu''. Gangrel gain animal features when they give in to the Beast. The Sabbat MO is to basically let the Beast have its way with you any way it wants. You do the math.



* SuperSpeed: The Bruja ''Antitribu'' have Celerity, and will use it to keep their distance from you.
* TeleportSpam: Some EliteMooks in the Hallowbrook Hotel (implied to be Lasombra) will teleport around a room while shooting at you.

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* SuperSpeed: The Bruja ''Antitribu'' ''antitribu'' have Celerity, and will use it to keep their distance from you.
you while they blast away with guns.
* TeleportSpam: Some A trio of EliteMooks in the Hallowbrook Hotel (implied to be Lasombra) will teleport around a room while shooting at you. you.




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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Since you never actually meet her, fan speculations abound about whether she's an ordinary human, a ghoul, or even a vampire. She at the very least seems suspiciously quick to shut down Andrei's ramblings about the coming apocalypse.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Since you never actually meet her, fan speculations abound about whether she's an ordinary human, a ghoul, or even a vampire. She at the very least seems suspiciously quick to shut down Andrei's [[VillainsOutShopping Andrei's]] ramblings about the coming apocalypse.




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* AllPowerfulBystander: Implied. Nobody knows exactly ''what'' he is (save a Malkavian PC, who's [[HorrifyingTheHorror too disturbed by the realisation to say it outright]]) but he certainly isn't harmed by being shot at.

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* AllPowerfulBystander: Implied. Nobody knows exactly ''what'' he is (save a Malkavian PC, who's [[HorrifyingTheHorror too disturbed by the realisation realization to say it outright]]) but he certainly isn't harmed by being shot at.








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21st May '17 5:22:08 PM nmn3r3
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* MoralMyopia: Claims to think about ordinary humans the way humans think about cattle: he wouldn't go out of his way to kill them for no reason, but he also doesn't particularly care one way or another if they die. GameplayAndStoryIntegration: This is largely in line with his in-game Humanity stat.

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* MoralMyopia: Claims to think about ordinary humans the way humans think about cattle: he wouldn't go out of his way to kill them for no reason, but he also doesn't particularly care one way or another if they die. GameplayAndStoryIntegration: [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration This is largely in line with his in-game Humanity stat.]]
18th May '17 3:10:05 AM Yozzy
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* VillainousCrossdresser: Though it's hard to tell just by going on scrubs, Vandal has a male [=NPC=] model and voice actor, though [[AmbiguousGenderIdentity his (her?)]] hair and lipstick and Therese referring to Vandal as "Miss" in an e-mail throws some shade on this detail.
15th May '17 10:44:50 PM Cleaningcaptain
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* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Just about ''all'' of his victims died by these means; the fourth one was lacerated with his claws, had his head torn off, and his body impaled on exposed rebar.

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* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Just about ''all'' of his victims died by these means; the fourth one was [[RasputinianDeath lacerated with his claws, had his head torn off, and his body impaled on exposed rebar.]]
13th May '17 1:32:13 PM Cleaningcaptain
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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: The disease the Brotherhood is infecting people with is this trope.
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