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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler:Jackie's spirit convinces Jade that the second LotusEaterMachine Drago traps her in isn't real by asking her the name of her and Paco's child (who didn't exist in the real world. The shock of realizing she doesn't know is what makes her accept.]]


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* SanityStrengthening: [[spoiler:Raising her children]] and creating the planet of Hong Sisco in the Shadow Universe helps Jade regain her senses after her final sealing. She even recognizes how she must have been insane in the past.


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* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: After being permanently sealed, and taking on the role of mother to her new children, Yade Khan is forced to fully admit to herself that the Jade Chan part of her is long since gone. Later, to escape Drago's LotusEaterMachine, Jade has to symbolically accept this by letting herself be devoured and absorbed by Yade Khan.]]

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* TheNeedless: She doesn't eat anymore, her stomach having apparently effectively atrophied away to nothing, and doesn't need to breathe. The only need she seems to have left if sleeping occasionally.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Jack is just as talented and skilled as the others, but is so laid back he barely ever does anything.


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* SeriousBusiness: Shen treats Jade's transcriptions of old Shonen manga as great sagas, and treats them with almost holy reverence.


* BullyADragon: When cutting ties with Jade, he insults her looks and smell. He doesn't realize what a bad idea this is until she tries to kill him.

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* BullyADragon: BullyingADragon: When cutting ties with Jade, he insults her looks and smell. He doesn't realize what a bad idea this is until she tries to kill him.


* MultiLimbedAndDangerous: After giving herself a tail, her now useless legs are converted to arms.

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* MultiLimbedAndDangerous: MultiArmedAndDangerous: After giving herself a tail, her now useless legs are converted to arms.


* GeniusLoci: By the time the Shadow Realm becomes the Shadow Universe, Jade's body is so consumed with the dimension's energies that it's theorized in-universe that she's basically become its heart and mind, with the universe itself as her body.

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* GeniusLoci: By the time the Shadow Realm becomes the Shadow Universe, Jade's body is so consumed infused with the dimension's energies that it's theorized in-universe that she's basically become its heart and mind, with the universe itself as her body.


* BarbieDollAnatomy: Fuses a piece of silk onto her breasts to hide her nipples before first meeting the Shadow Walkers. And her genitals just sort of disappear after she converts her legs into a tail; even she's not sure where they went.

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Fuses a piece of silk onto her breasts to hide her nipples before first meeting the Shadow Walkers. And her genitals just sort of disappear after she converts her legs into a tail; second pair of arms.; even she's not sure where they went.



* MultiLimbedAndDangerous: After giving herself a tail, her now useless legs are converted to arms.



* DeadGuyJunior: Jade names them all for dead loved ones -- Shen and Lin for her parents, Jack for Jackie, and Hebi for an alternate version of Viper's name.
* GenesisEffect: They aid Jade in the process of [[spoiler: populating the Shadow Universe with life]].



* LizardFolk: They all have reptilian traits, to varying degrees. Though Hebi has insectoid traits as well.

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* LizardFolk: They all have reptilian traits, to varying degrees. Though Hebi has insectoid traits features as well.


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* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: There's two boys, and two girls.


* UnwittingPawn: Animates the Dark Queen's Favor card and sends it to possess Amara, in order to keep the heroes distracted from his real plans.



* {{Expy}}: To Yugi Moto.

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* {{Expy}}: To Of Yugi Moto.


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[[folder: Mildred]]
Trace's friend, and later LoveInterest.

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* DamselInDistress: Is introduced being threatened by thugs, and later gets kidnapped by Zaben.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Last seen riding off into the sunset with Trace.
* {{Expy}}: Of Tea Gardner/Anzu Mazaki.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Has her eyes gouged out by Zaben. Due to the magic involved, they can't be fixed even with cutting edge technology.]]
* LoveInterest: To Trace. They're together by the end of the Third Age.
* TheSacredDarkness: Turns out to have an affinity for pure shadow magic (as opposed to the kind corrupted by Jade). Among other things, it lets her [[spoiler: compensate for her lost eyes]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Is ultimately the one who [[spoiler: kills Zaben]].
* UnPerson: During Zaben's final gambit, the Omega The End card erases her from everyone's memories.
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[[folder: Alonso Gragas]]
A young millionaire obsessed with winning. Jade takes an unhealthy obsession with him.

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* AmazonChaser: Shows signs of attraction to Mildred after she [[spoiler: kills Zaben]] and threatens him.
* AssholeVictim: Being such a JerkAss, there's never any sympathy for him whenever something bad happens to him.
* BullyADragon: When cutting ties with Jade, he insults her looks and smell. He doesn't realize what a bad idea this is until she tries to kill him.
* {{Expy}}: Of Seto Kaiba.
* HellBentForLeather: Wears a leather coat all the time. This is constantly lampshaded.
* JerkAss: Is never nice. Ever.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Jade is convinced he's this of Boaz.
** ReincarnationRomance: What she wants with him. Understandably, he's {{squick}}ed out.
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[[folder: Maximus Domino]]
A monk who has trained his whole life to defeat Yade Khan.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Does this all the time. Jade thinks he needs better names.
* FakeUltimateHero: At first glance, is the most likely to defeat Jade. But it doesn't pan out.
* ThisCannotBe: Seems to break down from shock when he sees that [[spoiler: he hasn't hurt Jade at all]].
* WarriorMonk: A magic monk trained in martial arts.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Is the physically and magically strongest person on the planet. [[spoiler: It's still not enough to beat Jade's god-tier power.]]
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler: How Jade kills him.]]
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!!Characters introduced in the Fourth Age
[[folder: [[spoiler: Jade's children]]]]
Four beings who come into existence following [[spoiler: Jade's final sealing]].

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Lin prefers not to wear clothes, in order to better observe her evolving body.
* LizardFolk: They all have reptilian traits, to varying degrees. Though Hebi has insectoid traits as well.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Shen never wears a shirt.
* YinYangBomb: They're created by a combination of Jade's magic and Sun Soul energy which mixes during [[spoiler: her sealing]]


** DragonAscendent: [[spoiler: Upon his resurrection following Jade's final defeat, he takes control of what's left of the Shadow Walkers, and serves as Trace's FinalBoss.]]

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** DragonAscendent: DragonAscendant: [[spoiler: Upon his resurrection following Jade's final defeat, he takes control of what's left of the Shadow Walkers, and serves as Trace's FinalBoss.]]


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* EvilSorcerer: In keeping with being a Shadow Walker.


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!!Characters introduced in the Third Age
[[folder: Johann Brenner]]
A billionaire who accidentally reopens the Shadow Netherworld to Earth in the modern age, he strikes a deal with Jade to take advantage of the situation.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: During the FinalBattle with Yade Khan, Trace asks him if his wife would want him to do all of this. [[spoiler: He realizes she wouldn't.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: It doesn't come much more corrupt than helping an EldritchAbomination take over the world.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: For the first part of the Third Age.
* EvilSorcerer: Learns magic under Jade.
* {{Expy}}: Of Maximillian Pegasus.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Sides with the heroes in the end.]]
* ImmortalitySeeker: Wants immortality, so cuts a deal with Jade.
* TheLostLenore: His wife, whose death drove him to find a way to achieve immortality.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The reason he wants immortality is so he can live long enough to provide it to all of humanity, to spare everyone the pain of watching loved ones die.
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[[folder: Zaben]]
The modern day leader of the Shadow Walkers, and an utter fanatic in service to Yade Khan.

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* CrazyPrepared: Has a backup plan in case he loses his final showdown with Trace. [[spoiler: Namely, resurrecting Boaz.]]
* TheDragon: To Jade in the present.
** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler: After Jade's final sealing, he becomes Trace's main antagonist, until his gambit which resurrects Boaz.]]
* EvilSorcerer: As befitting a Himinion.
* ExactWords: He said he'd let Mildred go if he lost to Trace. He never said she'd be unharmed [[spoiler: hence him taking her eyes]].
* HeroKiller: Is the most dangerous enemy Trace's group has, short of Jade herself.
* HighPriest: Is the modern day Himinion.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Is gunned down by Mildred, whose eyes he gouged out just because he could.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Absolutely loses it after [[spoiler: Jade's final defeat]], deciding that life is pointless, so he's going to PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery by using the Omega The End card to erase reality.
* ScarsAreForever: Jade leaves him with quite a few facial scars after his first defeat by the heroes.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has gone completely insane by his final appearance.
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[[folder: Trace]]
A young man who gets drawn into Jade's plot to conquer the modern world.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After all the crap he goes through in the story, he's last seen literally driving into the sunset with Mildred.
* {{Expy}}: To Yugi Moto.
* TheHero: Of the Third Age.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Feels pity for Jade [[spoiler: as she's being permanently sealed]], given what he knows of her by that point.
* VisionQuest: Gets two. One from the Elemental Monks, which explain TheMultiverse and where Yade Khan came from, and another from [[spoiler: Tohru's recorded chi message]], which explains Jade full origin and how to defeat her.

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* CastingAShadow: Has utter mastery over shadow magic.


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* CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen: [[spoiler: The YinYangBomb which ushers in her final defeat kickstarts life in the Shadow Netherworld. She puts it to good use, dedicating herself to creating an entire new species.]]


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* FemaleMisogynist: Doesn't allow women to serve in the Shadow Walkers.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How she was originally sealed. She saturated herself in shadow energy, which enabled Tohru to fuse her with and trap her within the Shadow Realm.


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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Her god name of "Yade Khan" is also used for Brenner's card game. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a plot point.]]


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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Tries to take Mildred with her when she's being permanently sealed. Cheherazad intervenes to stop her.]]


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
** Steals Brenner's soul when he loses to Trace, not just for failure, but because he's superfluous as an asset by now.
** Prior to her FinalBattle with Trace, she dismisses all the Shadow Walkers. To her credit, she gives them a chance to prove her worth for after she wins.
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!!Characters introduced in the Second Age
[[folder: Boaz]]
The Third Himinion of the Shadow Walkers. Specifically chosen by Jade/Yade for the role, he is the greatest leader the cult ever had.

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Is resurrected as Zaben's final gambit during the post-Third Age "movies".]]
* BadBoss: [[spoiler: Sacrifices most of the remaining Shadow Walkers to speed up his full resurrection.]]
* CastingAShadow: His mastery over shadow magic is second only to Jade's.
* DarkMessiah: Specifically chosen by Jade to lead his people in conquering the world for her. [[spoiler: Upgrades to TheAntiChrist upon his rebirth, intending to destroy civilization and start over in Yade Khan's image.]]
* TheDragon: Jade's greatest servant during the Second Age.
** DragonAscendent: [[spoiler: Upon his resurrection following Jade's final defeat, he takes control of what's left of the Shadow Walkers, and serves as Trace's FinalBoss.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He and Jade genuinely love each other.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: [[spoiler: The reason he wants to collapse modern civilization; he doesn't understand it enough to rule it.]]
* HighPriest: Of Yade Khan, as Himinion.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: In a desperate final gamble, he transfers his mind into his cloned Yade Khan, but not being fully developed, it can't handle the process and destroys his mind.]]
* SoulJar: His helmet.
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[[folder: Cheherazad]]
The King of a realm conquered by the Shadow Walkers, he sacrificed himself to defeat them and seal Jade. Later, his ghost guides Trace to defeat the resurgent Walkers.

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* TheChosenOne: Trained since childhood by the Elemental Monks to use all forms of magic to defeat Jade. He failed to do it directly, but does manage to guide Trace in fighting her. [[spoiler: And ultimately, his spirit is the one to strike the final blow.]]
* CoolSword: His blade wields all of the elemental magics.
* {{Expy}}: Of Yami Yugi/the Pharaoh/Atem.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: His memories of his past life are locked away, and are only restored by the modern monks shortly before the FinalBattle with Jade.
* SealedGoodInACan: His spirit is locked within his sword.

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A list of characters appearing in the fanfic ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow''.

[[folder: Jade Chan/Yade Khan]]
Jackie Chan's formerly heroic niece. Long before the start of the story, she fell to darkness in the process of saving her family, and became permanently sealed in the Shadow Realm as a result. The story follows how she evolves as a result.

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* BadassBoast: Speaks in these when trying to be intimidating. All of which on based of her canonical achievements.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Fuses a piece of silk onto her breasts to hide her nipples before first meeting the Shadow Walkers. And her genitals just sort of disappear after she converts her legs into a tail; even she's not sure where they went.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Gives herself this as part of her restructuring of her body.
* CrazyCatLady: Has this relationship with her shadow serpents, who are her only companions for a long time.
* DimensionLord: Of the Shadow Realm/Netherworld/Universe.
* EldritchAbomination: Essentially evolves into one by the time of the Second Age.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Cheherazad slices out one of her eyes during her final sealing.]]
* FallenHero: Went from saving the world on a regular basis to trying to conquer it, which led to her being sealed.
* GeniusLoci: By the time the Shadow Realm becomes the Shadow Universe, Jade's body is so consumed with the dimension's energies that it's theorized in-universe that she's basically become its heart and mind, with the universe itself as her body.
* GodGuise: Sets herself up as a goddess to the Shadow Walkers.
* GoldFever: Becomes obsessed with gold, as it's one of the few things not corroded by the Shadow Netherworld, and takes to wearing it to look more regal. Just before the FinalBattle of the Third Age, she completely gilds her entire body.
* HatesBeingAlone: [[spoiler: While being permanently sealed]], she slips up and admits she's tired of being alone in the dark.
* HeroicSacrifice: Her fall was essentially this -- by consuming the essence of the Oni Generals, she gained the power to beat the Magus King, but in the process was hopelessly corrupted.
* IAmNotLeftHanded:
** [[spoiler: Fakes being wounded by Domino just to mess with him.]]
** [[spoiler: She could have used her ExactWords control of the Yade Khan name to help her followers win at any time.]]
* ItAmusedMe: The reason for the above; she finds that VictoryIsBoring, so this makes things more interesting.
* MasterOfYourDomain: Has total control of her biology.
* MeaningfulRename: She takes "Yade" from Paco's constant mispronunciation and "Khan" as a tribute to the Shadowkhan.
* PhysicalGod: Even at a quarter of her power, she's the most powerful being alive.
* SealedEvilInACan: Tohru permanently locked her in the Shadow Realm. She tries to circumvent this at the climax of the Third Age by [[spoiler: using the Sun Souls to drag Earth into the Shadow Netherworld with her. When this fails, she is permanently locked away.]]
* TakeOverTheWorld: Tried to do this by force, which is what led to her being sealed. After establishing a connection with the Shadow Walkers, she takes to using them as a proxy.
* TimeAbyss: Has long lost track of her age by the time she meets the Shadow Walkers.
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