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22nd Apr '16 8:53:44 PM Doug86
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat.
15th Feb '16 12:02:56 PM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the NPC Laori Vaus from the "Curse of the Crimson Throne" adventure path is extremely popular. She's a near-perpetually upbeat cleric who [[AffablyEvil tries to ally with the party]], and who just happens to serve [[LawfulEvil Zon-Kuthon, God of Torture]]; her text mentions that she is capable of retaining the same chirpiness when discussing what it's like to [[FlayingAlive flay a man alive]] as she is when [[WickedCultured talking about art]].
31st Mar '15 6:44:02 PM jormis29
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.
20th Feb '15 6:58:57 PM SpectralTime
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** Inspired greatly by the example of [[DefectorFromDecadence Drizzt]], [[OurElvesAreBetter drow]] are a perennial favorite as PlayerCharacters despite the race originally being AlwaysChaoticEvil. Future splatbooks expanded greatly on drow culture and options for drow players. They're even included as a PC race in the Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting.
*** This is lampooned in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Nale's "Linear Guild" includes a Drow whose presence prompts the heroes to question, "Aren't Dark Elves evil?" Nale "explains" that that was before they were a player-character race; "The race now consists of nothing but Chaotic Good rebels struggling to throw off the reputation of their Evil brethren." "I thought you said they were all Chaotic Good?" "Details."

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** Inspired greatly by Always popular, but exploding into popularity after the example success of [[DefectorFromDecadence Drizzt]], [[OurElvesAreBetter drow]] are a perennial favorite as PlayerCharacters despite the race originally being AlwaysChaoticEvil. Future splatbooks expanded greatly on drow culture and options for drow players. They're even included as a PC race in the Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting.
*** This is lampooned in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Nale's "Linear Guild" includes a Drow whose presence prompts the heroes to question, "Aren't Dark Elves evil?" Nale "explains" that that was before they were a player-character race; "The race. [[spoiler: Amusingly, Zz'dri [[DoubleSubverted is actually evil]].]]
-->"The
race now consists of nothing but Chaotic Good rebels struggling to throw off the reputation of their Evil brethren." "I "
-->"I
thought you said they were all Chaotic Good?" "Details.Good?"
-->"Details.
"
21st Dec '14 10:21:07 AM TheUnsquished
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.
5th Nov '14 6:26:38 PM MagBas
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*** The [[LittleBitBeastly Shifters]] were popular enough to make it into the fourth edition, as well; there is some InternetBackdraft among {{furry|Fandom}} [[{{Hatedom}} bashers, though]].

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*** The [[LittleBitBeastly Shifters]] were popular enough to make it into the fourth edition, as well; there is some InternetBackdraft among {{furry|Fandom}} [[{{Hatedom}} bashers, though]].well.
30th Jul '14 12:22:38 PM Willbyr
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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[TheImageboardThatMustNotBeNamed /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.

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** A {{Downplayed}} version is the [[BloodKnight Khornate]] [[EldritchAbomination Daemon]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Prince]] named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doombreed]]. He has a surprising number of references in the background of the game (approximately four, compared to the number of one-shot characters given a single paragraph), and he has become something of a MauveShirt in the background and on [[TheImageboardThatMustNotBeNamed [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]. It's speculated that he was GenghisKhan before, and that everything from his daemonic mount to his [[BeardOfEvil fu manchu mustache]] is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''. Other theories include that he was actually AdolfHitler, JosefStalin, MaoZedong, or AlexanderTheGreat.
30th May '14 12:08:39 PM Willbyr
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** [[ThePoliticalOfficer Imperial Commissars]] have a huge role in the ExpandedUniverse, to the point where it is practically mandatory that an ImperialGuard novel feature one. This is despite their fairly minor role in-game (usually, an Imperial Guard army will have at most three, and their only power is a slightly boosted statline, a Leadership buff and the occasional ability to engage in field executions). Interestingly, Commissars are ''always'' portrayed as at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold (which is partly because the two most prominent commissars in the Expanded Universe are [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram]] [[ColonelBadass Gaunt]] and Literature/CiaphasCain[[note]][[TheSoCalledCoward HERO]] [[LovableCoward OF]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes THE]] [[FakeUltimateHero IMPERIUM!!!]][[/note]]), and never as the trigger-happy ModernMajorGeneral types the Codex portrays them as, executing Guardsmen for uniform violations or losing their buttons in combat.

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** [[ThePoliticalOfficer Imperial Commissars]] have a huge role in the ExpandedUniverse, to the point where it is practically mandatory that an ImperialGuard Literature/ImperialGuard novel feature one. This is despite their fairly minor role in-game (usually, an Imperial Guard army will have at most three, and their only power is a slightly boosted statline, a Leadership buff and the occasional ability to engage in field executions). Interestingly, Commissars are ''always'' portrayed as at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold (which is partly because the two most prominent commissars in the Expanded Universe are [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram]] [[ColonelBadass Ibram Gaunt]] and Literature/CiaphasCain[[note]][[TheSoCalledCoward HERO]] [[LovableCoward OF]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes THE]] [[FakeUltimateHero IMPERIUM!!!]][[/note]]), and never as the trigger-happy ModernMajorGeneral types the Codex portrays them as, executing Guardsmen for uniform violations or losing their buttons in combat.
25th Mar '14 4:35:13 PM supergod
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*** In a similar vein, "Complete Psionic" is [[InternetBackdraft widely panned]] as [[FanonDisContinuity the worst of the "Completes"]] line released for 3.5. However, one class in the book (the Ardent) is acclaimed for its balanced play, appealing flavor and unique approach to psionics. The Ardent would eventually be adapted to 4th Edition as a psionic class.

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*** In a similar vein, "Complete Psionic" is [[InternetBackdraft widely panned]] as [[FanonDisContinuity the worst of the "Completes"]] line released for 3.5.5, and was particularly disappointing to many people who felt that 3.5 was the first edition to have done psionics right. However, one class in the book (the Ardent) is acclaimed for its balanced play, appealing flavor and unique approach to psionics. The Ardent would eventually be adapted to 4th Edition as a psionic class.
21st Mar '14 11:00:57 PM narm00
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** Inspired greatly by the example of [[DefectorFromDecadence Drizzt]] above, [[OurElvesAreBetter drow]] are a perennial favorite as PlayerCharacters despite the race originally being AlwaysChaoticEvil. Future splatbooks expanded greatly on drow culture and options for drow players. They're even included as a PC race in the Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting.

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** Inspired greatly by the example of [[DefectorFromDecadence Drizzt]] above, Drizzt]], [[OurElvesAreBetter drow]] are a perennial favorite as PlayerCharacters despite the race originally being AlwaysChaoticEvil. Future splatbooks expanded greatly on drow culture and options for drow players. They're even included as a PC race in the Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting.



** [[ThePoliticalOfficer Imperial Commissars]] have a huge role in the ExpandedUniverse, to the point where it is practically mandatory that an ImperialGuard novel feature one. This is despite their fairly minor role in-game (usually, an Imperial Guard army will have at most three, and their only power is a slightly boosted statline, a Leadership buff and the occasional ability to engage in field executions). Interestingly, Commissars are ''always'' portrayed as at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold (which is partly because the two most prominent commissars in the Expanded Universe are [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram]] [[ColonelBadass Gaunt]] and Literature/CiaphasCain[[note]][[TheSoCalledCoward HERO]] [[LovableCoward OF]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes THE]] [[FakeUltimateHero IMPERIUM!!!]]), and never as the trigger-happy ModernMajorGeneral types the Codex portrays them as, executing Guardsmen for uniform violations or losing their buttons in combat.

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** [[ThePoliticalOfficer Imperial Commissars]] have a huge role in the ExpandedUniverse, to the point where it is practically mandatory that an ImperialGuard novel feature one. This is despite their fairly minor role in-game (usually, an Imperial Guard army will have at most three, and their only power is a slightly boosted statline, a Leadership buff and the occasional ability to engage in field executions). Interestingly, Commissars are ''always'' portrayed as at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold (which is partly because the two most prominent commissars in the Expanded Universe are [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram]] [[ColonelBadass Gaunt]] and Literature/CiaphasCain[[note]][[TheSoCalledCoward HERO]] [[LovableCoward OF]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes THE]] [[FakeUltimateHero IMPERIUM!!!]]), IMPERIUM!!!]][[/note]]), and never as the trigger-happy ModernMajorGeneral types the Codex portrays them as, executing Guardsmen for uniform violations or losing their buttons in combat.
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