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--> ''"Fire for Ariandel... Fire for Ariandel... and the ash to kindle flame..."''


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--> ''"Those who aren't ken to fire cannot paint a world. Those absorbed by fire must not paint a world. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten, Mother..."''


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* MissingMom: Her quote after you kill Sister Friede seems to refer to advice given to her a long time ago by someone she calls "Mother". Whether this person was her actual mother or not, they are likely either dead or missing, considering that she seems to have been raised by Gael.


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--> ''"Leave us be, Ashen One. Sweep all thought of us from thy mind. As thy kind always have."''


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* AntiVillain: She genuinely cares for the Forlorn of the painted world, and all her villainy stems from her unwillingness to let them burn up with the painting.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot at all times in the game.
* Expy: Of [[Disney/Tangled Rapunzel]], an artistic young woman with extremely long blonde hair who is held obliviously captive by a witch who will stop at nothing from keeping her from doing what she really wants to do. She is also barefoot at all times, just like Rapunzel.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot at all times in the game.
constantly barefoot.
* Expy: {{Expy}}: Of [[Disney/Tangled [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]], an artistic young woman with extremely long blonde hair who is held obliviously captive by a witch who will stop at nothing from keeping her from doing what she really wants to do. She is also barefoot at all times, just like Rapunzel.


* CombatPragmatist: The Millwood Knights don't seem to hold much regard for fair fights, as most of the setpiece battles against them are locations where they outnumber you and the terrain heavily favors them. They'll shoot explosive arrows at you from a distance while you traverse over narrow tree roots, lure you into ambushes against two or three of them at a time, and set wolves on you while you're trying to deal with them. Fighting more than one of them at a time isn't a very good idea.



* TheRemnant: The Millwood Knights you find in the painting are merely the stragglers of a larger band that found their way into the Painted World after being defeated in a battle against their ArchEnemy, the Abyss Dragon. It's implied that the knights you find are the last ones left in existence, and even they are shown to be slowly dying off as the painting rots.



%%* PurpleEyes: Although it's very hard to tell because of her hood, Friede has purple eyes.

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%%* * PurpleEyes: Although it's very hard to tell because of her hood, Friede has purple eyes.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot at all times in the game, and even swings her bare feet back and forth on her chair implying she enjoys being barefoot.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot at all times in the game, and even swings her bare feet back and forth on her chair implying she enjoys being barefoot.game.


%%* {{Expy}}: Of [[Disney/Tangled Rapunzel]], an artistic young woman with extremely long blonde hair who is held obliviously captive by a witch who will stop at nothing from keeping her from doing what she really wants to do. She is also barefoot at all times, just like Rapunzel.

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%%* {{Expy}}: * Expy: Of [[Disney/Tangled Rapunzel]], an artistic young woman with extremely long blonde hair who is held obliviously captive by a witch who will stop at nothing from keeping her from doing what she really wants to do. She is also barefoot at all times, just like Rapunzel.


%%* {{Expy}}: Of [[Disney/Tangled Rapunzel]], an artistic young woman with extremely long blonde hair who is held obliviously captive by a witch who will stop at nothing from keeping her from doing what she really wants to do.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot at all times in the game, and even swings her bare feet back and forth on her chair implying she enjoys being barefoot.
%%* {{Expy}}: Of [[Disney/Tangled Rapunzel]], an artistic young woman with extremely long blonde hair who is held obliviously captive by a witch who will stop at nothing from keeping her from doing what she really wants to do. She is also barefoot at all times, just like Rapunzel.








* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Killing her is a bad idea. [[spoiler: It spawns a completely invincible Angel that will attack you on sight, and has no pupa, which renders her effectively invincible]]



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* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Killing her is a bad idea. [[spoiler: It spawns a completely invincible Angel that will attack you on sight, and has no pupa, which renders her effectively invincible]]


invincible.]]









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* CallBack[=/=]MythologyGag: His boss arena hearkens back to the opening cinematic of DarkSouls1, with a long fall down a very narrow passage and the boss chamber itself looking very similar to the cavern of the First Flame. Some have theorized that Midir's chamber may in fact ''[[WhereItAllBegan be]]'' [[WhereItAllBegan the very cavern where the First Flame was originally discovered.]]

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* CallBack[=/=]MythologyGag: His boss arena hearkens back to the opening cinematic of DarkSouls1, ''Dark Souls'', with a long fall down a very narrow passage and the boss chamber itself looking very similar to the cavern of the First Flame. Some have theorized that Midir's chamber may in fact ''[[WhereItAllBegan be]]'' [[WhereItAllBegan the very cavern where the First Flame was originally discovered.]]


* ContractualBossImmunity: Subverted. Like the Abyss Watchers, Frieda is just a normal NPC with some special moves and heightened health. See WeaksauceWeakness below.

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* ContractualBossImmunity: Subverted. Like the Abyss Watchers, Frieda is just a normal NPC with some special moves and heightened health. See WeaksauceWeakness below.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Frieda has all the same weaknesses that any NPC enemy has such as being back stabbed, parried, or staggered. Her light armor makes her particularly vulnerable to flinching. In fact, a heavy weapon can knock her flat on her back with a fully charged R2. Two or more players with big weapons chaining these can completely immobilize her and ''literally'' beat her into the ground even in her Blackflame form. Of course, it is much easier than done as getting a parry on her Blackflame form is all but impossible and even with big weapons, a moment of inattention means death against her.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[spoiler:Considering that Gael is the final boss in the series and how he was driven mad when he couldn't find the Dark Soul. Gael could represent obsessive fans of the series who couldn't accept that the series was ending and demanded more games despite the developers claiming that they are finished with it or can't do anything more with the series.]]

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is always barefoot. (Possibly another nod to Priscilla)


* HaveANiceDeath: She has two, with the one used depending on if you've pursued the Yoel and Yuria questline or not.

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* HaveANiceDeath: She has two, with the four such lines in total, one set of two used depending in her first phase and a second set of two used from the second phase onwards. Which line she delivers depends on if whether you've pursued the Yoel and Yuria questline or not.not.
-->''"Return from whence thou camest. For that is thy place of belonging."''
-->''"Return from whence thou camest. Yuria surely awaits thee."''


* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler: He's suspectable to poison damage. Yes, the best weapon buff vs Gael as a boss isn't the famed Darkmoon Blade or Lightning Blade miracles, or even the Crystal Magic Weapon sorcery. It's a simple resin you most likely never used elsewhere.]]



* BadassBeard: A big white one.

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* BadassBeard: A big white one.one that the player cannot obtain through a legitimate way



* KillItWithFire: Takes extra damage from fire.



* AnimalMotifs: Wolves of course, though for some reason the Valorheart weapon the Gravetender wields summons a roaring ''lion'' in its Weapon Art.

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* AnimalMotifs: Wolves of course, though for some reason the Valorheart weapon the Gravetender wields summons a roaring ''lion'' [[KingOfBeasts ''lion'']] in its Weapon Art.



* {{Foil}}: The Greatwolf to Midir; both are non-humanoid bosses in their respective [=DLC=]s, but the Greatwolf is a FragileSpeedster, while Midir is a DamageSpongeBoss.



* AntiMagic: Will use Vow of Silence if he sees you using any form of magic.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a surprisingly slim figure...and his model when unhallowed is feminine.



* EvilGloating: Mocks you every time you die.



* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: In all three phases, she has infinite stamina, Bloodborne-level dashes, and good recovery times that the player cannot obtain.



* SNKBoss: Not only does she outright break rules that limit players (as mentioned under MyRulesAreNotYourRules), she has three phases with separate bars rather than a single, two attacks that are not only near impossible to prevent, they deal massive damage, HUGE [=AoE=] in her third phase, and will abuse said infinite stamina to her pleasure.



* RecurringElement: Similar to Brador and his phantoms, the angels are the ones making life hell, but the actual hosts are a joke that can easily be killed.



* AnimalMotif: They resemble turtles with their rock defense mode.




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* WalkingSpoiler: Not a major one compared to other examples here, but he qualifies.



* BossInMookClothing: He can hit hard enough to potentially one-shot you.



* MythologyGag: Their screams and howls sound a lot like the Cleric Beasts back from Bloodborne.

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* MythologyGag: Their screams and howls sound a lot like the Cleric Beasts back from Bloodborne.Bloodborne, albeit modified.



* DuelBoss: More literal that most examples; he's an [=NPC=] that acts as the boss should a player not invade.



* MythologyGag: The Halflight fight serves as a refined version of the Old Monk fight in ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', as well as the Looking Glass Knight fight in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', allowing players who have joined the associated covenant to be summoned into the battle as Halflight. In other words, the invading player ''becomes'' the boss.

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* MythologyGag: RecurringElement: The Halflight fight serves as a refined version of the Old Monk fight in ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', as well as the Looking Glass Knight fight in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', allowing players who have joined the associated covenant to be summoned into the battle as Halflight. In other words, the invading player ''becomes'' the boss.


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* {{Foil}}: To the Greatwolf; both are token non-humanoid bosses in their respective [=DLC=]s, but Midir is a DamageSpongeBoss with a notable weakpoint while the Greatwolf is a FragileSpeedster who takes equal damage on any body part.


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* ViolationOfCommonSense: What's the best strategy if one isn't using Pestilent Mist? Why, be a bit more aggressive and aim for the head as much as possible!
* WakeUpCallBoss: To test a player, he has various attacks that makes the usual strategy a no-no vs anything else; namely, getting behind him or underneath, which usually works for any other boss, suicide.


* WalkingSpoiler: Thanks to being [[spoiler: the FinalBoss to the entire series. Better yet was his role in both of the DLCs in Dark Souls 3 and how he went FromNobodyToNightmare]].

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* WalkingSpoiler: Thanks to being [[spoiler: the FinalBoss to the entire series. Better yet was his role in both of the DLCs [=DLCs=] in Dark Souls 3 and how he went FromNobodyToNightmare]].


* RecurringElement: [[spoiler: His boss fight makes him yet another gratuitous Guts Expy. While Artorias had the broken arm and wolf motif, the Fume Knight had the Armor and a massive sword resembling a slab of iron, and the Orphan of Kos had the same origin story, Gael had the closest fighting style.]]

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* RecurringElement: RecurringElement:
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[[spoiler: His boss fight makes him yet another gratuitous Guts Expy. While Artorias [[Characters/DarkSoulsArtoriasOfTheAbyss Artorias]] had the broken arm and wolf motif, [[Characters/DarkSoulsIITheLostCrownsTrilogy the Fume Knight Knight]] had the Armor and a massive sword resembling a slab of iron, and [[Characters/BloodborneCharactersFromTheOldHunters the Orphan of Kos Kos]] had the same origin story, Gael had the closest fighting style.]] ]]
** [[spoiler: A much smaller example is that, much like Gascoigne back in Bloodborne, he could be summoned for a boss fight, but eventually fights you not as a mere invader, but as a difficult DuelBoss.]]



* RecurringElement: Seeing as how she could be summoned for Midir, [[spoiler: then later invades you, she fills the same role as Paladin Leeroy, Jester Thomas, and Father Gascoigne. Unlike the other three, however, she has a legitimate reason for being angry enough to try to kill you.]]

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* RecurringElement: Seeing as how she could be summoned for Midir, [[spoiler: then later invades you, she fills the same role as Paladin Leeroy, Leeroy and Jester Thomas, and Father Gascoigne. Thomas. Unlike the other three, two, however, she has a legitimate reason for being angry enough to try to kill you.]]



* CallBack: This boss fight is very reminiscent of Ornstein and Smough from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''; the player must fight two bosses at once, keeping space between the two of them and attempting to quickly kill one of them; depending on which one is defeated first, the second one regains full health, powers up and gains a new moveset.


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* MythologyGag: Their screams and howls sound a lot like the Cleric Beasts back from Bloodborne.


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* RecurringElement: This boss fight is very reminiscent of Ornstein and Smough from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''; the player must fight two bosses at once, keeping space between the two of them and attempting to quickly kill one of them; depending on which one is defeated first, the second one regains full health, powers up and gains a new moveset.


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