History Characters / WormUndersiders

11th Jun '17 10:47:05 AM rmctagg09
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** This trope is directly referenced after [[spoiler:she defects and becomes Weaver, specifically by [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/drone-23-3/ Glenn,]] the Protectorate's PR guy.

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** This trope is directly referenced after [[spoiler:she defects and becomes Weaver, specifically by [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/drone-23-3/ Glenn,]] the Protectorate's PR guy. ]]
11th Jun '17 6:27:41 AM Anddrix
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** This trope is directly referenced after [[spoiler:she defects and becomes Weaver, specifically by [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/drone-23-3/ Glenn,]] the Protectorate's PR guy. Can't fault a person for being GenreSavvy despite his choice of... butterflies???]]

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** This trope is directly referenced after [[spoiler:she defects and becomes Weaver, specifically by [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/drone-23-3/ Glenn,]] the Protectorate's PR guy. Can't fault a person for being GenreSavvy despite his choice of... butterflies???]]



* GenreSavvy: When using his PeoplePuppets for infiltration he's very aware of how heroes and the like may try to trip him up, though not having access to any of their memories means this doesn't always help prevent getting caught.
8th Jun '17 1:40:58 AM mantis
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** It's also how she masks fear; she smiles when facing [[spoiler:Leviathan, when forcibly recruited by Coil's mercenaries (who for all she knew could have been a hit team hired to murder her by one of the people she'd robbed), when confronting the Slaughterhouse Nine, and when she's about to be eaten alive by Echidna]].
-->Tattletale grinned. Sometimes you couldn’t do anything else. “We are so fucking out of our depth.” ---[[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-8-extermination/8-x-bonus-interlude/ Interlude 8 (Bonus)]]

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** It's also how she masks fear; she smiles when facing [[spoiler:Leviathan, when forcibly recruited by Coil's mercenaries (who for all she knew could have been a hit team assassins hired to murder her by one of the people wealthy men she'd robbed), when confronting the Slaughterhouse Nine, and when she's about to be eaten alive by Echidna]].
-->Tattletale grinned. Sometimes you couldn’t do anything else. else. “We are so fucking out of our depth.” ---[[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-8-extermination/8-x-bonus-interlude/ Interlude 8 (Bonus)]]
8th Jun '17 1:39:26 AM mantis
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** It's also how she masks fear; she smiles when facing [[spoiler:Leviathan, when forcibly recruited by Coil's mercenaries (who for all she knew could have been a hit team hired to murder her by one of the people she'd robbed), when confronting the Slaughterhouse Nine, and when she's about to be eaten alive by Echidna]].
-->Tattletale grinned. Sometimes you couldn’t do anything else. “We are so fucking out of our depth.” ---[[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-8-extermination/8-x-bonus-interlude/ Interlude 8 (Bonus)]]
3rd Jun '17 3:25:33 PM Earriorwatcher
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* AbusiveParents: His stepfather, according to WordOfGod.



* BigBrotherInstinct: His trigger event happened when he was protecting his little sister Aisha, and he never stops trying to protect his teammates.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: His trigger event happened when he was protecting his little sister Aisha, Aisha from their abusive stepfather, and he never stops trying to protect his teammates.
3rd Jun '17 3:21:43 PM Earriorwatcher
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%%* AmbiguouslyJewish

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%%* AmbiguouslyJewishAmbiguouslyJewish: Although WordOfGod later confirmed she was indeed Jewish.



* RapeAsBackstory: Strongly implied.



Classification: Blaster(?)

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Classification: Blaster(?)
Blaster/Shaker
3rd Jun '17 3:06:36 PM Earriorwatcher
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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: It's noted in series (by Amy specifically) that their main combatants line up pretty well with the original four horsemen: Regent is Conquest known for their crown and white color with the ability to forcibly control others (and most used puppets having a focus on distance combat much like the bow), Bitch is War due to her temperament and acting as the main muscle with her near literal "Dogs of War", Grue is Famine by "starving" people of their senses and association with black/darkness and his need for financial support (the scales), and Skitter is Death/Pestilence due to her swarms and acting as a major force of [[TarotMotifs change]] in the story.

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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: It's noted in series (by Amy specifically) that their main combatants line up pretty well with the original four horsemen: Regent is Conquest Conquest, known for their crown and white color with the ability to forcibly control others (and most used puppets having a focus on distance combat much like the bow), bow); Bitch is War due to her temperament and acting as the main muscle with her near literal "Dogs of War", War"; Grue is Famine by "starving" people of their senses and association with black/darkness and his need for financial support (the scales), scales); and Skitter is Death/Pestilence due to her swarms and acting as a major force of [[TarotMotifs change]] in the story.



* CombatPragmatist:

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* CombatPragmatist: CombatPragmatist



* PrimalFear: The unifying theme of all of their powers. Grue, Bitch and Skitter are obvious targeting the fear of Darkness, Large Carnivores and Bugs respectively. Tattletale targets the fear of exposure, her pseudo-telepathy allows her to know people's secrets and take away their privacy, Regent targets the fear of losing control of one's body, and Imp targets the fear of ambush and the unknown.

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* PrimalFear: The unifying theme of all of their powers. Grue, Bitch and Skitter are obvious targeting the fear of Darkness, Large Carnivores and Bugs respectively. Tattletale targets the fear of exposure, her pseudo-telepathy allows allowing her to know people's secrets and take away their privacy, privacy. Regent targets the fear of losing control of one's body, and while Imp targets the fear of ambush and the unknown.



* ThreePlusTwo: Grue, Skitter and Tattletale are the ones with the largest role in the story and the ones who primarily determine the group's direction, with the others mostly going along. Skitter eventually comes to dominate the group and the story even more with even Grue and Tattletale relegated to secondary roles.

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* ThreePlusTwo: Grue, Skitter Skitter, and Tattletale are the ones with the largest role in the story and the ones who primarily determine the group's direction, with the others mostly going along. Skitter eventually comes to dominate the group and the story even more with even Grue and Tattletale relegated to secondary roles.



According to Scion, her power is the result of receiving the severely-weakened "administrator" shard, which grants her both the power to control insects and eventually humans. She is shot and seemingly killed by Contessa at the end of Speck 30.7, but is later revealed to be alive in a sealed off Earth with her father, her powers surgically removed.

Classification: Master 5; Thinker 1; Promoted to Master 8 over time as the PRT begins to see the full potential of her insect control powers. This is still likely an underestimate, as when Director Tagg orders she be treated as two points higher in every category -- 2 Mover, 2 Shaker, 2 Brute, 2 Breaker, '''10''' Master, 2 Tinker, 2 Blaster, 3 Thinker, 2 Striker, 2 Changer, 2 Trump and 2 Stranger -- she ''still'' turns out to be more dangerous than they suspected. The Thinker 2 classification stays official.

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According to Scion, her power is the result of receiving the severely-weakened "administrator" shard, which grants her both the power to control insects and eventually humans. She is shot and seemingly killed by Contessa at the end of Speck 30.7, but is later revealed to be alive in a sealed off Earth with her father, her powers surgically removed.

Classification: Master 5; Thinker 1; Promoted to Master 8 over time as the PRT begins to see the full potential of her insect control powers. This is still likely an underestimate, as when Director Tagg orders she be treated as two points higher in every category -- 2 Mover, 2 Shaker, 2 Brute, 2 Breaker, '''10''' Master, 2 Tinker, 2 Blaster, 3 Thinker, 2 Striker, 2 Changer, 2 Trump and 2 Stranger -- she ''still'' turns out to be more dangerous than they suspected. The Thinker 2 3 classification stays official.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Taylor really hates to hurt people and is by far the nicest of the Undersiders. She is also extremely vicious and quite terrifying when she fights. Look at what she did to Lung, the Merchants, Valefor, [[spoiler:Tagg, and Alexandria.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Taylor really hates to hurt people and is by far the nicest of the Undersiders. She is also extremely vicious and quite terrifying when she fights. Look at what she did to Lung, the Merchants, Valefor, [[EyeScream Valefor]], [[spoiler:Tagg, and Alexandria.]]



* PowerCopying: After Grue's [[spoiler:second trigger event,]] he can also use his darkness to copying other's powers in a limited fashion.

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* NeverBeHurtAgain: Was abused by his stepfather in the past. Having to confront the man again to save his sister from the same fate was his trigger event. He doesn't ever want to remember or admit the abuse to anyone.
* PowerCopying: After Grue's [[spoiler:second trigger event,]] he can also use his darkness to copying other's copy others' powers in a limited fashion.



* TheBeastmaster: Unlike Taylor, however, Bitch can't mentally control the dogs she transforms, so she trains them to respond to whistles and specific verbal commands.

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* TheBeastmaster: Unlike Taylor, however, Bitch can't mentally control the dogs she transforms, so she trains them to respond to whistles and specific verbal commands.



* JustifiedCriminal: The death of Bitch's foster family was an accident. If she had a good lawyer she probably would have gotten manslaughter, but there was probably very little chance of her being given a fair trail. Rather than go to a parahuman detention center for teens and be institutionalized, she went on the run. Not knowing how to read, interact with people, or having any other skills she had to resort to crime to survive and needed to be the meanest thing around to protect herself.

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* JustifiedCriminal: The death of Bitch's foster family was an accident. If she had a good lawyer she probably would have gotten manslaughter, but there was probably very little chance of her being given a fair trail.trial. Rather than go to a parahuman detention center for teens and be institutionalized, she went on the run. Not knowing how to read, interact with people, or having any other skills skills, she had to resort to crime to survive and needed to be the meanest thing around to protect herself.



** Just before [[spoiler:being consumed by Noel]]:

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** Just before [[spoiler:being consumed by Noel]]:Noelle]]:



* TheDarkChick: As mentioned above his lack of emotions and [[TheUnfettered having less issue with more "extreme" solutions to problem]] helps make him come across as this despite his gender. [[spoiler:Being one of the only two members at first who are known to have killed people also helps and his crimes are easily more extreme than Bitch's are.]]

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* TheDarkChick: As mentioned above his lack of emotions and [[TheUnfettered having less issue issues with more "extreme" solutions to problem]] helps make him come across as this despite his gender. [[spoiler:Being one of the only two members at first who are known to have killed people also helps helps, and his crimes are easily more extreme than Bitch's are.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly when he's bantering with Imp. But, he'll readily drop a dry observation in front of anybody's train of thought when he feels like it.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly when he's bantering with Imp. But, Imp, but he'll readily drop a dry observation in front of anybody's train of thought when he feels like it.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: His interlude, his conversation with Cherish and ultimately [[spoiler:his HeroicSacrifice]] indicate that this was a significant part of his motivation.
* JustifiedCriminal: Regent became what he is because of his father. Though he ran away, he knows he would never be trusted by the authorities due to what his father made him do, and how scary his power is to people. Having never gone to school, he had to commit crimes to survive.

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: His interlude, his conversation with Cherish Cherish, and ultimately [[spoiler:his HeroicSacrifice]] indicate that this was a significant part of his motivation.
* JustifiedCriminal: Regent became what he is because of his father. Though he ran away, he knows he would never be trusted by the authorities due to what his father made him do, do and how scary his power is to people. Having never gone to school, he had to commit crimes to survive.
3rd Jun '17 10:53:22 AM rmctagg09
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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: She just can't resist needling the most dangerous person in sight, including at various times [[BoisterousBruiser Glory]] [[FlyingBrick Girl]], [[GeniusBruiser Armsmaster]], [[SuperheroPackingHeat Miss Militia]], [[FlyingBrick Alexandria]], [[AllYourPowersCombined Eidolon]], [[LovecraftianSuperpower Night]], [[SuperSmoke Fog]], and [[SwordBeam Jack]] [[TheSociopath Slash]], ''while he's flanked by [[BodyHorror Bonesaw]] and [[TheJuggernaut the Siberian]]''. The last one doesn't work out so well for her (see GlasgowGrin below), but that doesn't break her of the habit; towards the end she even mouths off to [[EldritchAbomination the Simurgh]].

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: She just can't resist needling the most dangerous person in sight, including at various times [[BoisterousBruiser Glory]] [[FlyingBrick Glory Girl]], [[GeniusBruiser Armsmaster]], [[SuperheroPackingHeat Miss Militia]], [[FlyingBrick Alexandria]], [[AllYourPowersCombined Eidolon]], [[LovecraftianSuperpower Night]], [[SuperSmoke Fog]], and [[SwordBeam Jack]] [[TheSociopath Jack Slash]], ''while he's flanked by [[BodyHorror [[MadDoctor Bonesaw]] and [[TheJuggernaut the Siberian]]''. The last one doesn't work out so well for her (see GlasgowGrin below), since Jack [[GlasgowGrin cuts her face]], but that doesn't break her of the habit; towards the end she even mouths off to [[EldritchAbomination the Simurgh]].
3rd Jun '17 10:36:25 AM mantis
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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: She just can't resist needling the most dangerous person in sight, including at various times [[BoisterousBruiser Glory]] [[FlyingBrick Girl]], [[GeniusBruiser Armsmaster]], [[SuperheroPackingHeat Miss Militia]], [[FlyingBrick Alexandria]], [[AllYourPowersCombined Eidolon]], [[LovecraftianSuperpower Night]], [[SuperSmoke Fog]], and [[SwordBeam Jack]] [[TheSociopath Slash]], ''while he's flanked by [[BodyHorror Bonesaw]] and [[TheJuggernaut the Siberian]]''. The last one doesn't work out so well for her (see GlasgowGrin below).

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: She just can't resist needling the most dangerous person in sight, including at various times [[BoisterousBruiser Glory]] [[FlyingBrick Girl]], [[GeniusBruiser Armsmaster]], [[SuperheroPackingHeat Miss Militia]], [[FlyingBrick Alexandria]], [[AllYourPowersCombined Eidolon]], [[LovecraftianSuperpower Night]], [[SuperSmoke Fog]], and [[SwordBeam Jack]] [[TheSociopath Slash]], ''while he's flanked by [[BodyHorror Bonesaw]] and [[TheJuggernaut the Siberian]]''. The last one doesn't work out so well for her (see GlasgowGrin below).below), but that doesn't break her of the habit; towards the end she even mouths off to [[EldritchAbomination the Simurgh]].
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