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** The Ultimate Evil itself is an obvious parody of [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], being a mace-wielding TinTyrant who is defeated in the prologue, and spends the rest of the story fighting to regain his power and take over the world.


* {{Expy}}: Name and quotewise, he's a parody of [[Videogame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]], while his looks makes him similar to the Avatar of VideoGame/DungeonKeeper.

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* {{Expy}}: Name and quotewise, he's a parody of [[Videogame/GodOfWarSeries [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]], while his looks makes him similar to the Avatar of VideoGame/DungeonKeeper.


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistance: [[spoiler: The conclusion of Dungeons III and the addon ''Clash of Gods'' has him taking the throne of the now-defunct Goddess for himself.]]



* GodOfEvil: [[spoiler: After Thalya and her forces destroy the Goddess in ''Clash of Gods'' he gets to take over her Throne and pesker the Overworld with BoltOfDivineRetribution.]]



* BenevolentBoss: [[spoiler: Good!Thalya as the Avatar of the Goddess in ''Clash of Gods'' encourages her heroes and resurrects them on the Overworld. Too bad you must kill her.]]



* SplitPersonality: After becoming Evil, her Good personality still shows up to pester her and beg her evil personality to stop. In ''Clash of Gods'' she's ultimately reduced to "Neutral Thalya", costantly suggesting peace negotiations with the Remnants or the Goddess. [[spoiler: Said personality is later given her own body to serve as the Goddess' champion.]]

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* SplitPersonality: After becoming Evil, her Good personality still shows up to pester her and beg her evil personality to stop. In ''Clash of Gods'' she's ultimately reduced to "Neutral Thalya", costantly suggesting peace negotiations with the Remnants or the Goddess. [[spoiler: Said personality is later given her own body to serve as the Goddess' champion.champion and destroyed, apparently for good.]]


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* DeathFromAbove: She can defend her temples by bombarding the forces of the Prime Evil with holy fire.


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* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler: When she dies in the cutscene she spasm for a while before suddenly turning the entire screen red with blood, with a couple of organs here and there. ]]


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* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler: She, through Thalya, reacts in utter disbelief as she dissolves into nothingness after the destruction of the final shrine.]]


* DumbassHasAPoint: [[spoiler: Good!Thalya in ''Clash of Gods'' affirms she could use her status as the Goddess' avatar to actually perform real good, not the "twisted" good Tanos did.]]



* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: The final boss of ''Clash of Gods'' is Thalya's good side finally given a body on her own and [[TheDogBitesBack the chance to repay Evil!Thalya]] of all her insults and abuse.]]



* FearlessFool: In ''Clash of Gods'', she's a tad too carefree and happy to go and fight the ''Goddess'' herself.



* SplitPersonality: After becoming Evil, her Good personality still shows up to pester her and beg her evil personality to stop. In ''Clash of Gods'' she's ultimately reduced to "Neutral Thalya", costantly suggesting peace negotiations with the Remnants or the Goddess.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: The very final part of the very final cutscene implies that the Goddess plans to turn her into her next champion to unleash against the Prime Evil.]]

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* SplitPersonality: After becoming Evil, her Good personality still shows up to pester her and beg her evil personality to stop. In ''Clash of Gods'' she's ultimately reduced to "Neutral Thalya", costantly suggesting peace negotiations with the Remnants or the Goddess.
Goddess. [[spoiler: Said personality is later given her own body to serve as the Goddess' champion.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: The very final part of the very final cutscene implies that the Goddess plans to turn her into her next champion to unleash against the Prime Evil. In the final level of ''Clash of Gods'' the Goddess separates Thalya's goodness from her evil self to make her her avatar, and even Evil!Thalya admitted that she thought she was going to kill the Goddess, take her powers and then turn against the Supreme Evil.]]



* AbsoluteCleavage: She has a glaring one going nearly as far as her bellybutton.



* JerkassGod: While she's supposedly the good one opposing the Absolute Evil, her followers are a bunch of crude and flawed heroes who often commit atrocities, especially against races labelled as evil on their book, and her Church include inquisitorial methods.

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* JerkassGod: While she's supposedly the good one opposing the Absolute Evil, her followers are a bunch of crude and flawed heroes who often commit atrocities, especially against races labelled as evil on their book, and her Church include inquisitorial methods. [[spoiler: That being said, her choosing Good!Thalya as her avatar would possibly make her a much better champion than her previous heroes combined.]]
* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler: Rather than fight herself, she makes a body for Good!Thalya so that she can fight on her behalf.]]



* OrcusOnHisThrone: Justified, while Thalya must undergo a long and dangerous quest in order to get the only thing that will allow her to face the Goddess, all she has to do to counter the Dark Elf is to open up portals spawning Heroes of Valhalla and enjoy the show.

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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Justified, while Thalya must undergo a long and dangerous quest in order to get the only thing that will allow her to face the Goddess, all she has to do to counter the Dark Elf is to open up portals spawning Heroes of Valhalla and enjoy the show.
show. [[spoiler: Even in the final scenario she just floats there over the clouds, letting her hordes of respawning heroes and Good!Thalya do the work for her.]]
* TheVoiceless: Parodied, as the Narrator comments that they couldn't get Alanis to dub her, she won't say a thing.


* OrcusOnHisThrone: The Prime Evil himself is still stuck in his comfortable Dungeon somewhere back in the lands beyond the sea, since he has no way to physically appear there himself, aside from a summoning ritual midway through the vanilla campaign.



* NoFourthWall: She frequently bickers with the narrator, complaining about the situation, [[SelfDeprecation the previous game]] and other topics. At one point she even tries to steal his part, only for the narrator to [[BearsAreBadNews summon some bears against her on the overworld.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Pursuing a defeated and unstable Tanos leads to her defeat and capture]]. Played for laughs in ''Clash of Gods'', where her bickering with the Narrator leads to him worsening the situation every time, such as summoning more monsters or flooding the level with magma.
* NoFourthWall: She frequently bickers with the narrator, complaining about the situation, [[SelfDeprecation the previous game]] and other topics. At one point she even tries to steal his part, only for the narrator to [[BearsAreBadNews summon some bears against her on the overworld.]]



* ShoutOut: The narrator compares her split-personalities argument with [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] and also [[VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines the Voermann Twins.]]
* SplitPersonality: After becoming Evil, her Good personality still shows up to pester her and beg her evil personality to stop. [[spoiler: Around halfway through, the good side seemingly dissipates, much to Thalya's comfort..]]

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* RunningGag: Evil!Thalya ordering her creature to do "things" to the heroes with two bad things and a [[PokeThePoodle harmless one]]. In ''Clash of God'' we have Neutral!Thalya trying to suggest negotiations with the parties involved.
* ShoutOut: The narrator compares her split-personalities argument with [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] and also [[VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines the Voermann Twins.]]
]] In ''Clash of Gods'', upon learning that she's a chance to fight the Goddess she says she's going to kick her ass [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Krotas-style]].
* SplitPersonality: After becoming Evil, her Good personality still shows up to pester her and beg her evil personality to stop. [[spoiler: Around halfway through, In ''Clash of Gods'' she's ultimately reduced to "Neutral Thalya", costantly suggesting peace negotiations with the good side seemingly dissipates, much to Thalya's comfort..]]Remnants or the Goddess.



* VillainHasAPoint: She's right when she spits back into Thanos' face the fact that his allies and friends always distrusted her even when she was good, with Grimli even badmouthing her openly, and he never did a thing to stop them. [[spoiler: Also, Thanos eventually admitted that he only cared for her because she's a living proof that he can make evil creatures good, though that may be the madness talking.]]

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* VillainHasAPoint: She's right when she spits back into Thanos' face the fact that his allies and friends always distrusted her even when she was good, with Grimli even badmouthing her openly, and he never did a thing to stop them. [[spoiler: Also, Thanos Tanos eventually admitted that he only cared for her because she's a living proof that he can make evil creatures good, though that may be the madness talking.]]



* DecapitationPresentation: [[spoiler: Once he's killed, Thalya mounts his head on a pike on the tip of the Mountain of Destiny.]]

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* DecapitationPresentation: [[spoiler: Once he's killed, Thalya mounts his head on a pike on the tip of the Mountain of Destiny. In ''Clash of God'' said head is later used to play pinata.]]



Yaina's father, he leads the remnants of the Western Kingdoms against Thalya's forces in ''Clash of Gods'' in order to avenge his daughter.

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Yaina's father, he leads the remnants of the Western Kingdoms against Thalya's forces in ''Clash of Gods'' in order to avenge his daughter.daughter, and serves as the antagonist for the first part of the campaign.



* BigBad: Of the DLC campaign ''Clash of Gods''.


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* DiscOneFinalBoss: He leads the remnants of the Empire against the forces of the Empire-Crushing Evil and is fought as a FinalBoss of scenarios 1 and 3, but he's ultimately a pawn and, upon his demise, the Evil and Thalya set up to reach Godmount and defeat the entity behind him, the Goddess.


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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Surprisingly enough, given his LargeHam persona, he faces death with a quiet promise of revenge coming from the Goddess herself.


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* NoFourthWall: In mission 3, he reacts whenever the Narrator mentions that a new Gate has been opened by ordering his men to invade, to the point that Thalya asks the Narrator if he's working with the enemy.
* RetiredBadass: A though and powerful hero who actually belonged to the previous generation than the current, he returned to lead the Remnants and doesn't disappoint as a boss, taking hints from both Grimli, Tanos and Yaina in combat.


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* StuffBlowingUp: Aside from cannon fire he can, when cornered, summon the dreaded Mana Mines in the Dungeon: magic-powered mines who destroy every room and mechanism in their range. He can also summon them in combat with him, forcing you to move your troops around a lot.


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!!The Goddess

The deity of choice of the Eastern Kingdoms and the Empire, her symbol is a phoenix and she gave her powers to Tanos and his followers. Supposedly a force of Goodness and Fairness, her heroes of choice imply that she's no better than the Absolute Evil. She's frequently mentioned in the main campaign and actually becomes the main villain in the ''Clash of Gods'' DLC.

* AGodAmI: She's the patron Deity of the Empire and resides in her realm in Godmount. You'll need a special Artifact just to reach her.
* BigBad: The real villain of ''Clash of Gods'', she was a GreaterScopeVillain in the vanilla campaign.
* BigDamnVillains: When Tanos gets his own ass handed to him by the Absolute Evil, she grants him invincibility so that he can teleport to safety.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: She appears with long blonde hair, dressed in white clothes with golden trinkets and is the Goddess of the Empire.
* HotGoddess: Said Goddess takes the form of a very attractive human woman.
* JerkassGod: While she's supposedly the good one opposing the Absolute Evil, her followers are a bunch of crude and flawed heroes who often commit atrocities, especially against races labelled as evil on their book, and her Church include inquisitorial methods.
* LightIsNotGood: She's associated with phoenixes, fire, light and goodness, but her followers can be as bad as the creatures of the Absolute Evil themselves.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Justified, while Thalya must undergo a long and dangerous quest in order to get the only thing that will allow her to face the Goddess, all she has to do to counter the Dark Elf is to open up portals spawning Heroes of Valhalla and enjoy the show.


* BadassGrandpa: While most of the heroes in both this and the previous game were healthy and in shape, the Admiral is the only one who's visibly old and yet is a powerful MasterSwordsman boss rather than a wizard like Gandledore or Malakay.


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* EvilOldFolks: While most of the heroes in both this and the previous game were healthy and in shape, the Admiral is the only one who's visibly old and yet is a powerful MasterSwordsman boss rather than a wizard like Gandledore or Malakay.


* TalksLikeAPirate: Given the game's parodistic nature, it's to be expected.

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* TalksLikeAPirate: TalkLikeAPirate: Given the game's parodistic nature, it's to be expected.


* EverythingIsSexierInFrench: During the Gates of Moria's parody, the magic words she suggests to open the portal are :[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?]]"

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* EverythingIsSexierInFrench: EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: During the Gates of Moria's parody, the magic words she suggests to open the portal are :[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?]]"



* HornyDevils: She's a Succubus after all... She can bewitch heroes, [[spoiler: seduced Marthas into changing sides]] and she tricks a Goblin into opening her cell door in the first level of the expansion.

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* HornedHumanoid: She sports horns.
* HornyDevils: She's a Succubus after all... She can bewitch heroes, [[spoiler: seduced [[spoiler:seduced Marthas into changing sides]] and she tricks a Goblin into opening her cell door in the first level of the expansion.



* [[spoiler: SealedEvilInACan: In the final cutscene we see that Deimos shrank her to the size of a mouse and locked her in a red orb. She escapes in the Expansion though.]]

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* [[spoiler: SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: In the final cutscene we see that Deimos shrank her to the size of a mouse and locked her in a red orb. She escapes in the Expansion though.]]



* [[WingedHumanoid Winged]] HornedHumanoid: She sports both horns and a set of thin, dragonfly-like wings on her back.

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* [[WingedHumanoid Winged]] HornedHumanoid: WingedHumanoid: She sports both horns and has a set of thin, dragonfly-like wings on her back.


* YouShallNotPass: While chased by the Bull Frog in the Expansion, he literally tries to [[AffectionateParody pull a Gandalf]] and stop the monster like in the book. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And it utterly fails.]]

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* YouShallNotPass: While chased by the Bull Frog in the Expansion, he literally tries to [[AffectionateParody pull a Gandalf]] and stop the monster like in the book. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments And it utterly fails.]]


* ShoutOut: Mmmh, a paladin who commits a FaceHeelTurn named M[[VideoGame/WarCraft arthas]]??

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* ShoutOut: Mmmh, a paladin who commits a FaceHeelTurn named M[[VideoGame/WarCraft arthas]]??Arthas]]??



* {{Expy}}: Name and quotewise, he's a parody of [[Franchise/GodOfWar Kratos]], while his looks makes him similar to the Avatar of VideoGame/DungeonKeeper.

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* {{Expy}}: Name and quotewise, he's a parody of [[Franchise/GodOfWar [[Videogame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]], while his looks makes him similar to the Avatar of VideoGame/DungeonKeeper.


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* CaptainErsatz: They are a blatant parody of [[Videogame/{{Warcraft}} the Alliance]] as portrayed in ''Videogame/Warcraft3''.

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!!Admiral Overproud

Yaina's father, he leads the remnants of the Western Kingdoms against Thalya's forces in ''Clash of Gods'' in order to avenge his daughter.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has the very same complexion as his daughter Yaina.
* AntiHero: Pretty much implied to be this, just like the others.
* AvengingTheVillain: He often swears to avenge his beloved daughter.
* BadassGrandpa: While most of the heroes in both this and the previous game were healthy and in shape, the Admiral is the only one who's visibly old and yet is a powerful MasterSwordsman boss rather than a wizard like Gandledore or Malakay.
* BigBad: Of the DLC campaign ''Clash of Gods''.
* DiagonalCut: In his introductory cutscene he dispatches a distracted Succubus with one. DelayedReaction and OhCrap included.
* {{Expy}}: Of Admiral Proudmore, Jaina's father who, like him, appeared as a villain in an expansion set.
* AnIcePerson: He can summon a wave of icy water to freeze nearby enemies.
* SinisterScimitar: Fights with a large, glowing cutlass which is implied to be enchanted.
* TalksLikeAPirate: Given the game's parodistic nature, it's to be expected.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Canute due to age, he's still as vicious as the rest.


* GoryDiscrectionShot: In the (identical) cutscene where Tanos lets out an intentionally narmy SkywardScream over her corpse, we don't actually see her body, just a red smear and a crude drawing of her dead body on a wooden plank held by an Orc.

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* GoryDiscrectionShot: GoryDiscretionShot: In the (identical) cutscene where Tanos lets out an intentionally narmy SkywardScream over her corpse, we don't actually see her body, just a red smear and a crude drawing of her dead body on a wooden plank held by an Orc.


* FantasticRacism: She's eager to sacrifice those stinky pale-skinned Elves. Also, she's not too proud of Dwarves, and the feeling is mutual.

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* FantasticRacism: She's eager to sacrifice those stinky pale-skinned Elves. Also, she's not too proud fond of Dwarves, and the feeling is mutual.



* VillainHasAPoint: She's right when she spits back into Tanos' face the fact that his allies and friends always distrusted her even when she was good, with Grimli even badmouthing her openly, and he never did a thing to stop them. [[spoiler: Also, Thanos eventually admitted that he only cared for her because she's a living proof that he can make evil creatures good, though that may be the madness talking.]]

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* VillainHasAPoint: She's right when she spits back into Tanos' Thanos' face the fact that his allies and friends always distrusted her even when she was good, with Grimli even badmouthing her openly, and he never did a thing to stop them. [[spoiler: Also, Thanos eventually admitted that he only cared for her because she's a living proof that he can make evil creatures good, though that may be the madness talking.]]



* IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler: In Stombreeze, he admits to Thalya's face that no longer he considers her a daughter and that yes, [[KickTheDog he raised Thalya only to make a point that even a mangy, disgusting Dark Elf can be trained to be good.]]]]

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* IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler: In Stombreeze, he admits to Thalya's face that no longer he considers her a daughter and that yes, [[KickTheDog he raised Thalya only to make a point that even a [[KickTheDog mangy, disgusting Dark Elf can be trained to be good.]]]]


* ACommanderIsYou: Generalist[=/=]Brute. The Horde tends to be a little tougher than the other two Evils at the start, but consequently lacking in support abilities and crowd-control.



* ActionBomb: Infected have huge, bloated sacks on their heads. If you [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing research the right upgrade]] this sack will explode upon death, damaging all nearby enemies.

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* ACommanderIsYou: Technical[=/=]Elite. The demons require the most management, since their units are weak starting off and focus on abilities and magic. They won't have strong front-line fighters until later on and have to rely on ranged attacks and crowd-control early on. However, their magic and support abilities are extremely potent and they have very powerful traps.
* ActionBomb: Infected have huge, bloated sacks on their heads. If you [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing research the right upgrade]] upgrade this sack will explode upon death, damaging all nearby enemies.


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* ACommanderIsYou: Spammer[=/=]Ranger. The Undead don't lose units permanently and can thus afford to throw them at an enemy, since the Cemetery is unlocked early on. Their basic combat units, the Bloodsuckers and Bone Warriors, only cost one population point, and so can be massed early on. Later on, upgraded Undead units cost less population than their equivalent in other Evils' armies, and Bone Bolts are the best ranged units when massed together.


* GlacierWaif: Trolls hit harder than anyone else, but each swing of their club or toss boulder takes a lot of time to connect.

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