History Characters / VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines

17th Nov '16 3:44:09 AM Wercury
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* OptionalSexualEncounter: With Jeanette. [[spoiler:It requires to give her the necklace from the haunted house (instead of to Therese) and make her "kill" her sister.]]

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* OptionalSexualEncounter: With Jeanette. [[spoiler:It requires to give staying on her the necklace from the haunted house (instead of to Therese) good side and make having her "kill" her sister.]]
8th Nov '16 10:15:03 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: A quality that all [=PCs=] must eventually develop to complete the game.
** AgentPeacock: As a male Toreador.
** BadassBookworm: If willing to put the points into it.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Depending on the Clan. Toreador, Tremere, and Ventrue have more upper class clothing than the other four clans. Toreador and Tremere go for more casual suits, while Ventrue are white-collar personified.
** BadassLongcoat: The male Malkavian's white pimp coat. Female Toreador, Tremere, and Ventrue have some sort of elegant coat. The male Ventrue's heaviest armor is a suit, with a [[WaistcoatOfStyle vest]] and a leather ankle-length trench coat.
** BunnyEarsLawyer: As a Malkavian, you're a babbling lunatic in weird clothes, yet disconcertingly competent.
** CulturedBadass: The Toreador and Ventrue characters both present this image, and any character can be played this way with the right investment of experience points.

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* {{Badass}}: A quality that all [=PCs=] must eventually develop to complete the game.
** AgentPeacock: As a male Toreador.
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BadassBookworm: If willing to put the points into it.
** * BadassInANiceSuit: Depending on the Clan. Toreador, Tremere, and Ventrue have more upper class clothing than the other four clans. Toreador and Tremere go for more casual suits, while Ventrue are white-collar personified.
** * BadassLongcoat: The male Malkavian's white pimp coat. Female Toreador, Tremere, and Ventrue have some sort of elegant coat. The male Ventrue's heaviest armor is a suit, with a [[WaistcoatOfStyle vest]] and a leather ankle-length trench coat.
** BunnyEarsLawyer: As a Malkavian, you're a babbling lunatic in weird clothes, yet disconcertingly competent.
** CulturedBadass: The Toreador and Ventrue characters both present this image, and any character can be played this way with the right investment of experience points.
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: As a Malkavian, you're a babbling lunatic in weird clothes, yet disconcertingly competent.



* CulturedBadass: The Toreador and Ventrue characters both present this image, and any character can be played this way with the right investment of experience points.



* {{Badass}}: Has been fighting a street war with other elements for control of LA for years. [[spoiler: At one point, the PC and he are attacked by a pair of werewolves. The PC can either crush one in the mechanical doors of an observatory or run from it until a gondola makes escape possible, but beating it in a straight-up fight is impossible. Nines gets tackled down a steep cliff by one that takes him by surprise and still manages to kill it with his bare hands.]]
** BadassGrandpa: Though he looks pretty young and handsome, he's actually one of the older vampires in the Anarchs.

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* {{Badass}}: Has been fighting a street war with other elements for control of LA for years. [[spoiler: At one point, the PC and he are attacked by a pair of werewolves. The PC can either crush one in the mechanical doors of an observatory or run from it until a gondola makes escape possible, but beating it in a straight-up fight is impossible. Nines gets tackled down a steep cliff by one that takes him by surprise and still manages to kill it with his bare hands.]]
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BadassGrandpa: Though he looks pretty young and handsome, he's actually one of the older vampires in the Anarchs.



* {{Badass}}: During the tutorial, he regularly sends you along a safe path while he "deals" with threats.
** BadassBeard: A holdover from his pirate days.
** BadassBiker: He dresses and looks like one, even if there's little indication he ''is'' one.

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* {{Badass}}: During the tutorial, he regularly sends you along a safe path while he "deals" with threats.
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BadassBeard: A holdover from his pirate days.
** * BadassBiker: He dresses and looks like one, even if there's little indication he ''is'' one.



* {{Badass}}: Though he doesn't actually fight in-game, he's FamedInStory for a reason.
** BadassBookworm: Again, it's part of his back-story.

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* {{Badass}}: Though he doesn't actually fight in-game, he's FamedInStory for a reason.
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BadassBookworm: Again, it's part of his back-story.
29th Oct '16 2:57:46 PM Dracosolon
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* Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite being a vampire, he views himself as the OnlySaneMan among his kin that he sees as a superstitious, backstabbing lot. This being the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]], the superstitious are actually right. For extra irony, he ''is'' a Malkavian, so his stubborn attachment to Enlightenment thinking might just have been reinforced by his derangement.

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* Arbitrary Skepticism: ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite being a vampire, he views himself as the OnlySaneMan among his kin that he sees as a superstitious, backstabbing lot. This being the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]], the superstitious are actually right. For extra irony, he ''is'' a Malkavian, so his stubborn attachment to Enlightenment thinking might just have been reinforced by his derangement.



* NiceHat: Her beret, possibly a ShoutOut to communist figures such as [[UsefulNotes/CheGuevara]].

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* NiceHat: Her beret, possibly a ShoutOut to communist figures such as [[UsefulNotes/CheGuevara]].[[UsefulNotes/CheGuevara the Che]].
29th Oct '16 2:54:21 PM Dracosolon
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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Resoundingly subverted. Strauss seems aware there's nothing to be gained by being rude to the PC and offers fair pay for hard work. This goes double if the player is a Tremere and oomplete all of his quests without [[spoiler:ratting him out to Isaac]]: he'll actually let you join the clan's Pyramid by becoming his apprentice, when most sireless Tremere would simply be put to death.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Resoundingly subverted. Strauss seems aware there's nothing to be gained by being rude to the PC and offers fair pay for hard work. This goes double if the player is a Tremere and oomplete complete all of his quests without [[spoiler:ratting him out to Isaac]]: he'll actually let you join the clan's Pyramid by becoming his apprentice, when most sireless Tremere would simply be put to death.



* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: When you finally reach him, he's apparently been busy preparing a "dinner party" in his lair for a reunion of the cast and crew of ''[[Film/TheMisfits]]''. Said reunion includes rats for main course, and the various "guests" have been dead for quite a time.

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* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: When you finally reach him, he's apparently been busy preparing a "dinner party" in his lair for a reunion of the cast and crew of ''[[Film/TheMisfits]]''.''[[Film/TheMisfits The Misfits]]''. Said reunion includes rats for main course, and the various "guests" have been dead for quite a time.



* YoungerThanTheyLook[=/=]WiseBeyondTheirYears: If his backstory is true, Gary is probably no more than 70-80 years old (and if he worked in ''[[Film/TheMisfits]]'' while still alive, his embrace happened 40 years ago at most). Despite this he's ''way'' more cynical and politically savvy than many LA vampires several times his age.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook[=/=]WiseBeyondTheirYears: If his backstory is true, Gary is probably no more than 70-80 years old (and if he worked in ''[[Film/TheMisfits]]'' ''[[Film/TheMisfits The Misfits]]'' while still alive, his embrace happened 40 years ago at most). Despite this he's ''way'' more cynical and politically savvy than many LA vampires several times his age.
29th Oct '16 2:51:05 PM Dracosolon
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* FantasticRacism: A subtle example, but he will actually gives a bit more money to a Ventrue player.

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* FantasticRacism: A subtle example, but he will actually gives give a bit more money to a Ventrue player.



* UriahGambit: It becomes eventually obvious that [=LaCroix=] is just trying to have the player character die by sending you on increasingly more difficult suicide missions. After being forced to spare your life at the Camarilla meeting, [=LaCroix=] sends you on a series of increasingly impossible suicide missions. If you die (or fail, giving him an excuse to have you executed), he gets what he wanted in the first place; if you survive, he gets whatever he wanted out of the mission you completed. Though he seems to eventually come around to seeing you as useful enough to be worth keeping around.
** HeKnowsTooMuch: Unfortunately, you then tell him you know [[spoiler:about his secret alliance with Ming Xao]] and he tries again to get rid of you once and for all by having you [[spoiler:cross paths with a werewolf]] and then [[spoiler:declaring a Blood Hunt on you]].

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* UriahGambit: It becomes eventually obvious that [=LaCroix=] is just trying to have the player character die by sending you on increasingly more difficult suicide missions. After missions, after being forced to spare your life at the Camarilla meeting, [=LaCroix=] sends you on a series of increasingly impossible suicide missions.meeting. If you die (or fail, giving him an excuse to have you executed), he gets what he wanted in the first place; if you survive, he gets whatever he wanted out of the mission you completed. Though he seems to eventually come around to seeing you as useful enough to be worth keeping around.
** HeKnowsTooMuch: Unfortunately, you then tell him you know [[spoiler:about his secret alliance with Ming Xao]] and he tries again to get rid of you once and for all by having you [[spoiler:cross paths with a werewolf]] and then [[spoiler:declaring a Blood Hunt on you]]. [[WhyWontYouDie It doesn't work]].
29th Oct '16 2:48:08 PM Dracosolon
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* TheDogBitesBack: Unless you choose to side with either of them, [[spoiler:both [[=LaCroix=]] and Ming Xiao will be on the receiving end of this after having treated you as a disposable pawn for the entire game]].

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* TheDogBitesBack: Unless you choose to side with either of them, [[spoiler:both [[=LaCroix=]] [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao will be on the receiving end of this after having treated you as a disposable pawn for the entire game]].



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The Fledgling's abilities and skills progression does not reflect that of the tabletop game's setting. This is somewhat handwaved by several characters remarking how unexpectedly ressourceful and potent they appear to be.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The Fledgling's abilities and skills progression does do not reflect that of the tabletop game's setting. This is somewhat handwaved by several characters remarking how unexpectedly ressourceful and potent they appear to be.
29th Oct '16 2:45:50 PM Dracosolon
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* CelibateHero[=/=]ReallyGetsAround: Inverted. The PC is a vampire and can't have sex like a normal person, but can seduce anyone they like with enough points in Seduction (for blood rather than sex, with the seductee left with the impression that something sexy took place). Likewise, they can be 'celibate' and just live off rats or blood bags.

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* CelibateHero[=/=]ReallyGetsAround: Inverted.Sort of. The PC is a vampire and can't have sex like a normal person, but can seduce anyone they like with enough points in Seduction (for blood rather than sex, with the seductee left with the impression that something sexy took place). Likewise, they can be 'celibate' and just live off rats or blood bags.



* TheDogBitesBack: Unless you choose to side with either of them, [[spoiler:both [[=LaCroix=]] and Ming Xiao will be on the receiving end of this after having treated you as a disposable pawn for the entire game]].



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The Fledgling's abilities and skills progression does not reflect that of the tabletop game's setting. This is somewhat handwaved by several characters remarking how unexpectedly ressourceful and potent they appear to be.



* InstantExpert: Shows a gradual increase in their skills and Discipline abilities fitting of a video game PlayerCharacter, but way too fast for a newly-embraced Fledgling. WildMassGuessing includes [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Gehenna]] shenanigans or [[spoiler:Caine artificially lowering your generation]].

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* InstantExpert: Shows a gradual increase in their skills and Discipline abilities fitting of a video game PlayerCharacter, but way too fast for a newly-embraced Fledgling.Fledgling, due to GameplayAndStorySegregation. WildMassGuessing includes [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Gehenna]] shenanigans or [[spoiler:Caine artificially lowering your generation]].



* SociopathicHero: Most of the dialogue options lean this way, but playing it straight is up to the player.

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* SociopathicHero: Most of the dialogue options lean dialogues have this way, as an option, but playing it straight is up to the player.player. Unless you let your Humanity drop too much, in which case you'll have difficulties coming off as anything but this trope.
** SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: This is also self-reinforcing, since some dialogue options that would raise your humanity are thus rendered unavailable to you.



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

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* EvilTowerOfOminousness: His [[{{Pun}} [[{{SignificantAnagram}} Venture]] Tower looms over Downtown LA and is visible from various distant locations in the game.game.
* FantasticRacism: A subtle example, but he will actually gives a bit more money to a Ventrue player.



* UriahGambit: It becomes eventually obvious that [=LaCroix=] is just trying to have the player character die by sending you on increasingly more difficult suicide missions. After being forced to spare your life at the Camarilla meeting, [=LaCroix=] sends you on a series of increasingly impossible suicide missions. If you die (or fail, giving him an excuse to have you executed), he gets what he wanted in the first place; if you survive, he gets whatever he wanted out of the mission you completed. Though he seems to eventually come around to seeing you as useful enough to be worth keeping around.
** HeKnowsTooMuch: Unfortunately, you then tell him you know [[spoiler:about his secret alliance with Ming Xao]] and he tries again to get rid of you once and for all by having you [[spoiler:cross paths with a werewolf]] and then [[spoiler:declaring a Blood Hunt on you]].



* XanatosGambit: After being forced to spare your life at the Camarilla meeting, [=LaCroix=] sends you on a series of increasingly impossible suicide missions. If you die (or fail, giving him an excuse to have you executed), he gets what he wanted in the first place; if you survive, he gets whatever he wanted out of the mission you completed. [[SpannerInTheWorks If you choose to oppose him, you shoot these plans all to hell.]]

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* XanatosGambit: After being forced to spare your life at the Camarilla meeting, [=LaCroix=] sends you on a series of increasingly impossible suicide missions. If you die (or fail, giving him an excuse to have you executed), he gets what he wanted in the first place; if you survive, he gets whatever he wanted out of the mission you completed. [[SpannerInTheWorks If you choose to oppose him, you shoot these plans all to hell.]]



* CoolShades: A pair of orange-tinted LennonSpecs.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Resoundingly subverted. Strauss seems aware there's nothing to be gained by being rude to the PC and offers fair pay for hard work.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Resoundingly subverted. Strauss seems aware there's nothing to be gained by being rude to the PC and offers fair pay for hard work. This goes double if the player is a Tremere and oomplete all of his quests without [[spoiler:ratting him out to Isaac]]: he'll actually let you join the clan's Pyramid by becoming his apprentice, when most sireless Tremere would simply be put to death.



* DreadlockWarrior



* ScaryBlackMan: Though his UndeathlyPallor, red eyes and inhuman size means he doesn't look much like any actual ethnicity.
* TheStoic: His expression never changes, whether he's acting as intimidating muscle for [=LaCroix=], acting as the Camarilla's executioner, or going toe-to-toe with the PC in a boss fight.



* TheStoic: His expression never changes, whether he's acting as intimidating muscle for [=LaCroix=], acting as the Camarilla's executioner, or going toe-to-toe with the PC in a boss fight.



* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: He rewarded [[PlayfulHacker Mitnick]] for discovering a Nosferatu database by turning him and having him joins the clan. Mitnick [[CursedWithAwesome doesn't seem to mind]].



* BeautyToBeast: The classic Nosferatu Cleopatra archetype: a former handsome, vain Hollywood star turned into a grotesque undead monster having to survive in complete clandestinity. He in turn did the same to Imalia.



* CoolOldGuy: While rather creepy, Gary is still the sort of Prince who looks after his own, and he never goes back on his word with you.

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* CoolOldGuy: While rather creepy, Gary is still the sort of Prince Primogen who looks after his own, and he never goes back on his word with you.



* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: When you finally reach him, he's apparently been busy preparing a "dinner party" in his lair for a reunion of the cast and crew of ''[[Film/TheMisfits]]''. Said reunion includes rats for main course, and the various "guests" have been dead for quite a time.



* YoungerThanTheyLook[=/=]WiseBeyondTheirYears: If his backstory is true, Gary is probably no more than 70-80 years old (and if he worked in ''The Misfits'' while still alive, his embrace happened 40 years ago at most). Despite this he's ''way'' more cynical and politically savvy than many LA vampires several times his age.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook[=/=]WiseBeyondTheirYears: If his backstory is true, Gary is probably no more than 70-80 years old (and if he worked in ''The Misfits'' ''[[Film/TheMisfits]]'' while still alive, his embrace happened 40 years ago at most). Despite this he's ''way'' more cynical and politically savvy than many LA vampires several times his age.



* Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite being a vampire, he views himself as the OnlySaneMan among his kin that he sees as a superstitious, backstabbing lot. This being the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]], the superstitious are actually right. For extra irony, he ''is'' a Malkavian, so his stubborn attachment to Enlightenment thinking might just have been reinforced by his derangement.



* MadScientist: Though quite restrained in his insanity.

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* MadScientist: Though quite restrained in his insanity. That is, if you don't count his casual disregard for the life of his "patients", his fetishism for [[BedlamHouse cruel, old school psychiatric treatments]], and the weird architecture of his mansion.



** His relationship with his with is reminiscent of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Mr. Freeze]].

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** His relationship with his with wife is reminiscent of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Mr. Freeze]].




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* MyGreatestFailure: Getting captured by mere mortals.



* BeautyToBeast: Gary Golden passed upon his own vampiric curse to her, apparently for nothing but his own amusement. Imalia is still very much furious about the whole ordeal.



* HairTriggerTemper
* NiceHat: Her beret, possibly a ShoutOut to communist figures such as [[UsefulNotes/CheGuevara]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His introduction to you is nothing but insults for being [=LaCroix=]'s lackey, but he's rather helpful and informative about vampire lore once you get past them.




[[WMG: The Deb of Night]]
->'''Voiced By:''' Karis Campbell

-->''If you're new to town or just new to this whole radio thing, you're listening to The Deb of Night, the only girl who will spend the night with you and leave first thing in the morning, guaranteed.''

The host of a late night radio call-in program on K.T.R.K., heard on all radios in your havens and around Los Angeles. Almost all of her callers are not quite right in the head, but sometimes Deb gets a caller whose theories are alarmingly accurate.

* DeadpanSnarker: Responds to all of her caller's crazy ideas with sarcasm.
* HiddenDepths: Deb can apparently speak fluent Italian and used to go yachting.
* TheTease: Debs likes to flirt and most of her lines are innuendo filled.
* TheVoice: The player only hears her voice, never sees her.




[[WMG: The Deb of Night]]
->'''Voiced By:''' Karis Campbell

-->''If you're new to town or just new to this whole radio thing, you're listening to The Deb of Night, the only girl who will spend the night with you and leave first thing in the morning, guaranteed.''

The host of a late night radio call-in program on K.T.R.K., heard on all radios in your havens and around Los Angeles. Almost all of her callers are not quite right in the head, but sometimes Deb gets a caller whose theories are alarmingly accurate.

* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: During the last part of the game, one of her caller happens to be a ConspiracyTheorist who proceeds to blame everything happening in the city on a hidden vampire society, basically spelling out the main events of the story.
* DeadpanSnarker: Responds to all of her caller's crazy ideas with sarcasm.
* HiddenDepths: Deb can apparently speak fluent Italian and used to go yachting.
* 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.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Deb is very down-to-earth and quick witted, while most of her callers are blatantly lying, deranged, creepy, or any combination of the above.
* TheTease: Debs likes to flirt and most of her lines are innuendo filled.
* TheVoice: The player only hears her voice, never sees her.



21st Oct '16 7:56:25 AM Divra
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* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Her reaction to [[spoiler: Ming Xiao]]'s betrayal, should you take that route, is a sight to behold.
--> THAT BITCH! AUGH!!! I AM GOING TO TIE HER EYELASHES TO HER ASS HAIRS AND BOWL HER ASS INTO A TRASH COMPACTOR!!!
7th Oct '16 10:24:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: By real world standards some of her later actions are a little shady, though mostly not through her own fault. By OldWorldOfDarkness standards, she's this trope and then some.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: By real world standards some of her later actions are a little shady, though mostly not through her own fault. By OldWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness standards, she's this trope and then some.
5th Oct '16 11:32:05 PM Hanz
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** Also the fact that he was a pirate. See FridgBrilliance .

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** Also the fact that he was a pirate. See FridgBrilliance .FridgeBrilliance .


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* MrExposition: He's the tutorial of the game, showing you the basics of being a vampire.
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