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Characters: Brimstone Angels

Farideh

Havilar

Clanless Mehen

Aubrin "Brin" Crownsilver

Tam Zawad

Lorcan

  • Affably Evil
  • Anti-Hero: Heavy on the anti.
  • Black Eyes of Evil
  • Collector of the Strange: He collects warlocks, apparently a not-uncommon hobby among bored devils and a means of increasing one's prestige in certain infernal circles. Farideh completed his "set".
  • The Corrupter: Played with. He's not interested in Farideh's soul, and while her conscience annoys him getting rid of it isn't high on his agenda. He mostly wanted to corrupt her just enough to take the pact, since he collects warlocks and as a descendant of Bryseis Kakistos, she's a rare "specimen".
  • Deal with the Devil: The other side of the bargain.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being raised by Invadiah would mess anyone up.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: As a cambion, he's half-devil, half-mortal.
  • Horned Humanoid
  • Magic Knight: Both a magic-user and a skilled warrior.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: At first, he seems overwhelmingly powerful. Then we see what his home life is like...
  • Pet the Dog: He is legitimately fond of Farideh- doesn't stop him from trying to control her, mind, but he does extend concessions to her he almost certainly wouldn't show towards anyone else.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He's beneath the notice of most of his erinyes half-sisters, but has a more direct rivalry with his full-blooded sister Sairche.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Well, he is a devil. He does have the odd twinge of empathy or conscience, but it mostly annoys him more than anything.
  • Token Evil Teammate: On those occasions he's present in the flesh.
  • Winged Humanoid

Adolican Rhand

  • Big Bad: One of several contenders for this title in The Adversary.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Breakout Villain: Per Word of God, he wasn't even in the series originally- Lesser Evils just had a faceless Netherese expedition as the looming threat. Evans created Rhand mostly to stick some personality onto that group, and wrote him as the embodiment of everything bad about the empire of Netheril. He ended up one of the most prominent villains in the subsequent book.
  • Collector of the Strange: Collects creepy artwork and magical artifacts, specifically and in The Adversary, he's started collecting Chosen.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Implied to be his relationship to his Netherese superiors. He doesn't care about the cause of Shar, he just wants more power for himself.
  • Deal with the Devil: Makes one with Sairche. He actually manages pretty well with it, probably by virtue of being Not So Different from a devil himself.
  • The Dreaded: Among those familiar with his... proclivities.
  • Evil Counterpart: Well, Lorcan is already evil, but Rhand shares several traits with him, but is more twisted on every level.
  • Evil Sorcerer: A cruel Netherese wizard though he's likely not as powerful as he'd like everyone to believe.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Somehow his veneer of cultured politeness just makes him even more loathsome.
  • Handsome Lech: Farideh catches on to it pretty early on, though. Mostly played for creepiness especially when its revealed that he doesn't much care if his "paramours" are willing, and what he does do them when he's done with them...
  • The Heavy: In The Adversary; he's not the only threat, but he gets the most pagetime out of any of the villains and is the most immediate concern for the heroes.
  • Kick the Dog: Executes an entire courtyard full of innocent people just to make a point to Farideh.
  • Lack of Empathy: Never shows one iota of genuine concern for anyone but himself.
  • Manipulative Bastard: And he takes great relish in it, too.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Tends to favor surreal, disturbing pieces of art, particularly those featuring well-depicted Body Horror.
  • Rules Lawyer: He's mastered the art of Rules Lawyering an infernal contract, and even manages to use it to turn the tables on Sairche when she trots the contract out to try and manipulate him with it.
  • Serial Killer: How he gets his jollies on the side. Dahl busted him for it between books.
  • Smug Snake: He's clever, to be sure, but not quite as clever as he thinks he is.
  • The Sociopath: If the rest of this entry didn't clue you in.
  • Wicked Cultured: Whatever else he is, the man does like his art and fine clothes.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In Lesser Evils. Thanks to Dahl, he's a wanted criminal in Waterdeep after the Time Skip, though he's still in the good graces of his Netherese superiors.
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