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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The minute the villagers find out Rudy has an ARM, they immediately forget he just saved Tony's life in the caves and protected them all from a really nasty monster. They drive him out without so much as a thank you.
** The fact that many people consider the [=ARMs=] to be terrible weapons used by the demons didn't exactly help.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: AllOfTheOtherReindeer:
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The minute the villagers find out Rudy has an ARM, they immediately forget he just saved Tony's life in the caves and protected them all from a really nasty monster. They drive him out without so much as a thank you.
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you. The fact that many people consider the [=ARMs=] to be terrible weapons used by the demons didn't exactly help.



* BonusBoss: Ragu O Ragla, of course. There's also the Golems that aren't fought in the main story, Angel Moa, and [[spoiler: rematches with Boomerang, Zed, and in ACF, the Rotting Beast from Rudy's intro sequence.]]
** And Chaos, which can be LostForever if you finish the dungeon it's in before fighting it.

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* BonusBoss: BonusBoss:
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Ragu O Ragla, of course. There's also the Ragla.
** The
Golems that aren't fought in the main story, story.
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Angel Moa, and [[spoiler: Moa.
** There are
rematches with Boomerang, [[spoiler:Boomerang, Zed, and in ACF, the Rotting Beast from Rudy's intro sequence.]]
sequence]].
** And Chaos, which can be LostForever is {{permanently missable|Content}} if you finish the dungeon it's in before fighting it.



* ButThouMust: ''Alter Code F'', after Rudy defeats the Rotting Beast

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* %%* ButThouMust: ''Alter Code F'', after Rudy defeats the Rotting BeastBeast.



* ChewToy: Poor, poor Bartholomew, especially in ACF. People seem to care about everyone else except him, especially when it comes to retrieving the second Gemini circuit.
** Examples: Jane does him the favor of measuring him for his casket prior to forcing him to be the test pilot for the Protowing, and that's BEFORE taking command of his ship and sending it on a suicide mission right under his nose. Magdalen is the one who entrusts the care of the Gemini circuit to him, simply because he has the largest body. And, when the team finds his half-drowned body, Jack obviously cares more about the survival of the circuit.

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* ChewToy: Poor, poor Bartholomew, especially in ACF. People seem to care about everyone else except him, especially when it comes to retrieving the second Gemini circuit.
circuit. Examples:
** Examples: Jane does him the favor of measuring him for his casket prior to forcing him to be the test pilot for the Protowing, and that's BEFORE taking command of his ship and sending it on a suicide mission right under his nose. Magdalen is the one who entrusts the care of the Gemini circuit to him, simply because he has the largest body. And, when the team finds his half-drowned body, Jack obviously cares more about the survival of the circuit.



* LethalJokeCharacter: Zed in ''Alter Code: F'', after recruiting him. He has [[CripplingOverspecialization the highest Attack stat of the main characters (990 out of 999 at level 100,]] as well as moderate HP) but his accuracy, defense, and Luck are all piss-poor. Further, all of his special abilities grant a positive effect when used, but impose a negative side-effect that [[AwesomeButImpractical reduces their usefulness to novelty at best.]]
** He's also only obtainable after going halfway through the final dungeon and coming back out.

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* LethalJokeCharacter: Zed in ''Alter Code: F'', after recruiting him. He has [[CripplingOverspecialization the highest Attack stat of the main characters (990 out of 999 at level 100,]] as well as moderate HP) but his accuracy, defense, and Luck are all piss-poor. Further, all of his special abilities grant a positive effect when used, but impose a negative side-effect that [[AwesomeButImpractical reduces their usefulness to novelty at best.]]
**
]] He's also only obtainable after going halfway through the final dungeon and coming back out.



* LostForever: Played straight in the original with several items (including Crest Graphs and one Rune) in numerous one-shot dungeons. Averted in the remake as all items in one-shot dungeons are required to obtain or are dropped by the boss, while monsters in those dungeons can appear in the Forest Prison.
* LostTechnology: In addition to [=ARMs=] and golems, [[spoiler: Rudy himself is made of lost technology]].

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* LostForever: Played straight in the original with several items (including Crest Graphs and one Rune) in numerous one-shot dungeons. Averted in the remake as all items in one-shot dungeons are required to obtain or are dropped by the boss, while monsters in those dungeons can appear in the Forest Prison.
* LostTechnology: In addition to [=ARMs=] and golems, [[spoiler: Rudy [[spoiler:Rudy himself is made of lost technology]].



* MadScientist: Alhazad has traits of this.

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* %%* MadScientist: Alhazad has traits of this.Alhazad.



* MeaningfulName: A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vambrace "vambrace"]] is a piece of armor that covers the forearm, [[spoiler:the significance of which is pointed out when Jack / Garrett receives the title in his {{backstory}}, as he can protect the "sword arm" of the Fenril Knights.]] [[LostInTranslation This would have made a lot more sense if his name hadn't been translated as Van Burace.]]

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vambrace "vambrace"]] is a piece of armor that covers the forearm, [[spoiler:the significance of which is pointed out when Jack / Garrett receives the title in his {{backstory}}, as he can protect the "sword arm" of the Fenril Knights.]] [[LostInTranslation This would have made a lot more sense if his name hadn't been translated as Van Burace.]]



* NonHumanSidekick: Hanpan.

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* %%* NonHumanSidekick: Hanpan.



* OhCrap: Jane in both versions when she finds the team talking to her father at Court Seim, mainly because [[spoiler:she does NOT want him to know that she's Calamity Jane and that she's been hunting dangerous bounties to keep the orphanage afloat.]]
** In the remake, it doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* OhCrap: Jane in both versions when she finds the team talking to her father at Court Seim, mainly because [[spoiler:she does NOT want him to know that she's Calamity Jane and that she's been hunting dangerous bounties to keep the orphanage afloat.]]
** In the remake, it doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
afloat]].



* OneBadMother: And how!
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Zed, Boomerang, Alhazad, and Zeikfried.]]

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* OneBadMother: And how!
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Zed, Boomerang, Alhazad, and Zeikfried.
%%* OneBadMother
%%* OneWingedAngel:
%%** [[spoiler:Zed.]]
%%** [[spoiler:Boomerang.]]
%%** [[spoiler:Alhazad.]]
%%** [[spoiler:Zeikfried.
]]



* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Rudy]]. He's made of living metal, for one thing.

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* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Rudy]].[[spoiler:Rudy]]. He's made of living metal, for one thing.



* PermanentlyMissableContent: Played straight in the original with several items (including Crest Graphs and one Rune) in numerous one-shot dungeons. Averted in the remake as all items in one-shot dungeons are required to obtain or are dropped by the boss, while monsters in those dungeons can appear in the Forest Prison.



* {{Plaguemaster}}: Alhazad.

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* %%* {{Plaguemaster}}: Alhazad.



* PuzzleBoss: The Shadow and Alhazad in the remake.

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* %%* PuzzleBoss: The Shadow and Alhazad in the remake.



* ScavengerWorld
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou
* SealedEvilInACan: Mother.

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* %%* ScavengerWorld
* %%* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou
* %%* SealedEvilInACan: Mother.



* SinisterScythe: Lady Harken.

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* %%* SinisterScythe: Lady Harken.



* SummonMagic: The Guardians.

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* %%* SummonMagic: The Guardians.



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Arguably, the entire point of Zeikfried's OneWingedAngel form.]]
** [[spoiler: Mother also attempts this when you defeat her, by crashing the Photosphere into the ocean.]]
* TalkingAnimal: Hanpan.

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* TakingYouWithMe: TakingYouWithMe:
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[[spoiler:Arguably, the entire point of Zeikfried's OneWingedAngel form.]]
** [[spoiler: Mother also [[spoiler:Mother attempts this when you defeat her, by crashing the Photosphere into the ocean.]]
* %%* TalkingAnimal: Hanpan.



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: Rudy]].

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* %%* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: Rudy]]. [[spoiler:Rudy.]]



* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Lady Harken used to be a guard at Arctica like Jack, and was actually his best friend and possible lover. She actually realizes this eventually and allows Jack to kill her in their last battle.]]
** [[spoiler:Completing a certain sidequest allows you to revive her as her old human self. However, she also has no memory of her past life and instead starts a new one in Milama.]] Jack believes it's for the best that she doesn't remember her DarkAndTroubledPast.

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* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Lady Harken used to be a guard at Arctica like Jack, and was actually his best friend and possible lover. She actually realizes this eventually and allows Jack to kill her in their last battle.]]
** [[spoiler:Completing
Completing a certain sidequest allows you to revive her as her old human self. However, she also has no memory of her past life and instead starts a new one in Milama.]] Jack believes it's for the best that she doesn't remember her DarkAndTroubledPast.



* WhiteMagicianGirl: Cecilia.
** She manages to be both this and a BlackMagicianGirl in one.
* WildCard: Boomerang pretty much only cares about fighting, so much so that his strong desire for battle seduced [[spoiler: the Guardian of Desire]] to follow him. At one point, he even protects the party from his supposed allies in order to be able to fight with them again.
** He was this during the demon war of 1000 years ago as well. He fought for neither side, simply battling anyone he felt would give him a good fight.
* WorthyOpponent: Boomerang and Lucied.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Most of the villains were given a completely different appearance in the remake. Boomerang is now a cyborg with a BadassLongcoat, Harken is more akin to a Valkyrie, Berserk has more traditional battle armor and long white hair, Zed was made fairly more human-like, Mother became much paler and taller (and some would argue even more frightening), and Ziekfried is now completely armored head to toe and bears a slight resemblance to [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Nightmare]]. The only villain who retained his original appearance was Alhazad.
** Several human characters had various changes as well. Magdalen is much older. Bartholomew actually looks like a sea captain, while Drake looks like a typical pirate. Jane mostly retains her appearance, but her personality is refined to make her a much bigger tomboy while retaining her tsundere nature. Zepet looks more like the adventurer he was. And finally, Nicholi actually looks like Jane's father.
*** This could apply during the end credits art montage in the original. While Jane is a blonde during the game, at the very end, her hair is suddenly brown.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler:Mother's death turns out to be only the halfway point.]] This starts a trend for Wild Arms games.

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* WhiteMagicianGirl: Cecilia.
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Cecilia. She manages to be both this and a BlackMagicianGirl in one.
* WildCard: Boomerang pretty much only cares about fighting, so much so that his strong desire for battle seduced [[spoiler: the Guardian of Desire]] to follow him. At one point, he even protects the party from his supposed allies in order to be able to fight with them again.
**
again. He was this during the demon war of 1000 years ago as well. He fought for neither side, simply battling anyone he felt would give him a good fight.
* %%* WorthyOpponent: Boomerang and Lucied.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: YouDontLookLikeYou:
**
Most of the villains were given a completely different appearance in the remake. Boomerang is now a cyborg with a BadassLongcoat, Harken is more akin to a Valkyrie, Berserk has more traditional battle armor and long white hair, Zed was made fairly more human-like, Mother became much paler and taller (and some would argue even more frightening), and Ziekfried is now completely armored head to toe and bears a slight resemblance to [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Nightmare]]. The only villain who retained his original appearance was Alhazad.
** Several human characters had various changes as well. Magdalen is much older. Bartholomew actually looks like a sea captain, while Drake looks like a typical pirate. Jane mostly retains her appearance, but her personality is refined to make her a much bigger tomboy while retaining her tsundere nature. Zepet looks more like the adventurer he was. And finally, Nicholi actually looks like Jane's father.
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father. This could apply during the end credits art montage in the original. While Jane is a blonde during the game, at the very end, her hair is suddenly brown.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle:
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[[spoiler:Mother's death turns out to be only the halfway point.]] This starts a trend for Wild Arms games.
3rd Jan '17 4:51:41 PM Wyldchyld
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* {{Badass}}: Boomerang. After [[spoiler: dying while pulling off a HeroicSacrifice to protect the main characters, he claws his way up back from Hell so that he can fight them one more time.]]
** [[spoiler:Which is kind of funny to think about if your party loses to him.]]
19th Sep '16 1:16:38 AM ChrisX
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* CatFight: [[DuelBoss Cecilia VS Elizabeth]] is nothing but this.

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* CatFight: [[DuelBoss Cecilia VS Elizabeth]] is nothing but this. Also it didn't help that Elizabeth in the original was a monstrous CatGirl which might look a little too similar with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] instead of a gothic humanoid maid.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromnowhere: So Rudy is [[spoiler: in a coma, following his recent TomatoInTheMirror and subsequent revival. Cecilia enters his mind to find out what is blocking his awakening. She watches his memories and helps him overcome self-loathing, when suddenly, a goddamn GothicLolita succubus who has been masquerading as Rudy's father in his mind shows up and fights Cecilia. Afterwards, Rudy wakes up, and the succubus (whose name is Elizabeth) is never mentioned again.]]

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromnowhere: So Rudy is [[spoiler: in a coma, following his recent TomatoInTheMirror and subsequent revival. Cecilia enters his mind to find out what is blocking his awakening. She watches his memories and helps him overcome self-loathing, when suddenly, a goddamn GothicLolita (or CatGirl in the original) succubus who has been masquerading as Rudy's father in his mind shows up and fights Cecilia. Afterwards, Rudy wakes up, and the succubus (whose name is Elizabeth) is never mentioned again.]]
4th Aug '16 6:09:48 AM Grazermagic
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** Every time you fight Boomerang, he's mildly difficult and has an impressive battle theme. But when he crawls back from Hell itself to battle you once more, he's absolutely ''brutal'' and his music is appropriately ''freakin' badass.''
7th Jul '16 5:38:51 PM HighCrate
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* DubText: In one of the more hilarious typos in the [[TheyJustDidntCare Agetec-translated]] remake, Alhazad gets called a "she" in his first appearance in the prologue. What makes this hilarious is that one of Al's defining traits is his creepy advances towards [[DarkActionGirl Lady Harken]], so Agetec ''accidentally turned him into a PsychoLesbian''. This makes it apparent that they never bothered to check up the plot of the game beforehand, since Alhazad shows this part of his nature ''at the end of the same prologue''. They caught on later, as the next reference to his gender is a comment from Magdalen about that "fellow". However, that one "she" was never fixed, making this also an example of InconsistentDub.

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* DubText: In one of the more hilarious typos in the [[TheyJustDidntCare Agetec-translated]] Agetec-translated remake, Alhazad gets called a "she" in his first appearance in the prologue. What makes this hilarious is that one of Al's defining traits is his creepy advances towards [[DarkActionGirl Lady Harken]], so Agetec ''accidentally turned him into a PsychoLesbian''. This makes it apparent that they never bothered to check up the plot of the game beforehand, since Alhazad shows this part of his nature ''at the end of the same prologue''. They caught on later, as the next reference to his gender is a comment from Magdalen about that "fellow". However, that one "she" was never fixed, making this also an example of InconsistentDub.
23rd Jun '16 7:18:28 AM ExeloMinish
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The game ends with Rudy, Jack and Hanpan once again wandering around the world. Cecilia seems to have stayed as the new queen of Adelhyde but quickly drops the role and runs off after them.]]
8th Apr '16 12:54:28 AM karategal
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* ComesGreatResponsibility: Her future position as Queen of Adlehyde weighs heavily on Cecilia's mind. She's visibly relieved when Minister Johann takes over as regent until she's older and more prepared for the role.


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* KingOnHisDeathbed: Happens with King Justin after the demons attack Adlehyde. He eventually succumbs to his wounds and leaves his young daughter the throne, something that she's obviously not prepared for.
8th Apr '16 12:39:55 AM karategal
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** Zed makes this transition during the game, but it only shows after the final fight with him Post-Game.

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** Zed makes this transition during the game, but it only shows after the final fight with him Post-Game.post-game.
* KansasCityShuffle: [[spoiler:You know that Darkness Tear that was supposed to destroy the Guardians and eradicate all life on Filgaia and was the focus of the plot for a quarter of the game? Only a mere distraction to allow Zeikfried to locate and raise Ka Dingel.]]



* ReluctantRuler: At 17-years-old, Cecilia is clearly nervous to step into her destined role as Adlehyde's Queen. Thankfully, Minister Johann is willing to act as regent in her absence, and until she's ready to take on the position.



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Mother is defeated the first time, she starts to break down because she can't understand how she could be defeated if she's the "destined destroyer" of reality. Its made more explicit in the remake.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Mother is defeated the first time, she starts to break down because she can't understand how she could be defeated if she's the "destined destroyer" of reality. Its It's made more explicit in the remake.]]



* KansasCityShuffle: [[spoiler:You know that Darkness Tear that was supposed to destroy the Guardians and eradicate all life on Filgaia and was the focus of the plot for a quarter of the game? Only a mere distraction to allow Zeikfried to locate and raise Ka Dingel.]]
8th Apr '16 12:29:46 AM karategal
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* DirtyOldWoman: One Cecilia's teachers at the Abbey comments that if Jack was just little bit older, he'd be her type. Then she decides that age shouldn't matter and continues to flirt with him, anyways.



* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The Photosphere

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* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The PhotospherePhotosphere.
* DoomedHometown: Adlehyde and Arctica. While the former can gradually be rebuilt to its former glory throughout the game, Arctica is still a frozen ruin even after the demons are defeated. And since [[spoiler: Jack]] is Arctica's SoleSurvivor, it's implied that it'll stay that way.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Mother

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: MotherMother.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jack
* Zed makes this transition during the game, but it only shows after the final fight with him Post-Game.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jack
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Jack. He's quite brash and rude in the beginning, but becomes more and more protective of Rudy and Cecilia as the game progresses, eventually showing that he cares for Filgaia just as much as them.
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Zed makes this transition during the game, but it only shows after the final fight with him Post-Game.



* MirrorMatch: The Doppelganger enemy. Also the Shadow enemy in the Abyss; if the mirrored character is in the vanguard at the time, s/he will feel the same damage given to the Shadows.

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* MirrorMatch: The Doppelganger enemy. Also Also, the Shadow enemy in the Abyss; if the mirrored character is in the vanguard at the time, s/he will feel the same damage given to the Shadows.



* MonsterArena

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* MonsterArenaMonsterArena: It has this exact name, too.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The demons are from the planet Hyades and made of metal. [[spoiler: Lady Harken is the exception, as she is from Filgaia and was human.]]

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The demons are from the planet Hyades and are made of metal. [[spoiler: Lady Harken is the exception, as she is from Filgaia and was human.]]



* PerverseSexualLust: One of Alhazad's defining traits is his, erm..."affection" for Lady Harken.

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* PerverseSexualLust: One of Alhazad's defining traits is his, erm... "affection" for Lady Harken.



* {{Plaguemaster}}: Alhazad

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* {{Plaguemaster}}: AlhazadAlhazad.


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* ShipperOnDeck: The Abbey's cook would really like to feed Cecilia's boyfriend and shows vocal disappointment when neither Jack or Rudy turn out to be courting her. He continues to press the issue every time Jack or Rudy speak with him later in the game.
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