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* OurElvesAreBetter: They can turn invisible and shoot arrows, you'll need Naga/Spider Demons/Banshee to see them.

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* OurElvesAreBetter: OurElvesAreDIfferent: They can turn invisible and shoot arrows, you'll need Naga/Spider Demons/Banshee to see them.


* HartmanHips: Very noticeable. If you look closely at her model from behind you'll see that they're so large not even her ShowgirlSkirt can completely cover them from behind.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Even when still Good she was [[AmbiguousCriminalHistory apparently]] frequently subject to FantasticRacism and is dismissed, ignored, or ridiculed by everyone other than Tanos. His friends and allies openly refer to her as a subhuman to her face and clearly expect her to turn feral at any point, and Tanos [[AccompliceByInaction doesn't call them out on it]] ever. She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]] at the beginning of the second mission, adding that showing people [[WhosLaughingNow she's not such a pushover]] [[EvilFeelsGood feels great]].
* HartmanHips: Very noticeable. If you look closely at her model from behind behind, you'll see that they're her hips are so large that not even her ShowgirlSkirt can completely cover them from behind.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Even when still Good she was [[AmbiguousCriminalHistory apparently]] frequently subject to FantasticRacism and is dismissed, ignored, or ridiculed by everyone other than Tanos, who [[AccompliceByInaction doesn't call them on it]]. She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]] at the beginning of the second mission, adding that showing people [[WhosLaughingNow she's not such a pushover]] [[EvilFeelsGood feels great]].


* 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.

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* ACommanderIsYou: Generalist[=/=]Brute. The Horde tends to be a little tougher than the other two Evils at the start, with early access to a healer unit encouraging an aggressive playstyle, but consequently lacking in support abilities and crowd-control.crowd-control in comparison to the other factions.



* IndyEscape: One of the traps launches a spherical boulder down a corridor, squishing and pushing back all enemies caught in his wake. The upgraded version is [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill stuffed with explosives and will detonate on impact]].

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* IndyEscape: One of the traps launches a spherical boulder down a corridor, squishing and pushing back all enemies caught in his its wake. The upgraded version is [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill stuffed with explosives and will detonate on impact]].

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* SelectiveObliviousness: One of his biggest flaws is his inability to register when his friends do anything wrong. When Thalya calls him out on his letting Grimli mock and threaten her, he claims it didn't happen even though it happened right in front of him just a few days ago.


* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Dark Emperesses: contrasting her scantly-clad previous forms, she dons a voluminous folded skirt, a corset, HighClassGloves and four inverted wings.



* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Dark Emperesses: contrasting her scantly-clad previous forms, she dons a voluminous falded skirt, a corset, HighClassGloves and four inverted wings.


* AnimeHair: Mistresses sports a "Bride of Frankenstein" hairstyle.



* AnimeHair: Mistresses sports a "Bride of Frankenstein" hairstyle.


!!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, and serves as the antagonist for the first part of the campaign.

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!!Admiral Overproud

Yaina's father, he leads the remnants
!!King Arcturus

King
of the Western Kingdoms against Thalya's Even-More-Eastern Kingdoms, set sail long ago to seek for the Holy Grail... only to return to find Stormbreeze reduced to a smoking ruin and the forces in ''Clash of Gods'' in order to avenge his daughter, and serves as the antagonist for Absolute Evil crawling the place. He's the protagonist of the first part scenario of the campaign.DLC ''Lord of the Kings'' and later the antagonist.




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* DecoyProtagonist: He's actually playable (alongside the heroes) in the first scenario of the dlc, but becomes the antagonist later on when the player controls Thalya.
* TheGoodKing: Compared to Tanos and the other "heroes", Arcturus may not be a shining paragon of virtue, but he sounds reasonable enough.
* HealingHands: With the Holy Grail he can heal surrounding units for a while. Alternatively, he can bless the soil to damage all evil creatures.
* HeroesPreferSwords: He's the heroic king who wields a massive longsword in his right hand, holding the Grail in the other one.
* PerspectiveFlip: The first scenario has you playing as him, hiring heroes from the camps to defeat the forces of evil and reclaim the Islands of Evil.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While most of the Empire's heroes are a bunch of jerkasses with little care for their subjects, Arcturus is far more heroic and encouraging to his men, and actually forces the Absolute Evil to turn his attention towards him.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He actually builds his forces from scratch to retake Stormbreeze and the surroundings from the forces of the Absolute Evil.
* YankTheDogsChain: While he's sympathetic compared to the other heroes and initially playable, he's ultimately an obstacle Thalya has to crush.

!!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, and serves as the antagonist for the first part of the campaign.
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* TheAlcoholic: The Horde creatures enjoy a good barrel of beer or two once in a while. This time they will produce it themselves if there's no Snots to handle the work, and you want them to because beer is required for Horde creatures to level up beyond level 3. Taken UpToEleven in campaign mode by the Ogre, who consumes huge amounts of beers during the whole scenario from one action to the other.

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* TheAlcoholic: The Horde creatures enjoy a good barrel of beer or two once in a while. This time they will produce it themselves if there's no Snots to handle the work, and you want them to because beer is required for Horde creatures to level up beyond level 3. Taken UpToEleven in campaign mode by the Ogre, who consumes huge amounts of beers during the whole scenario from one action to the other. In the DLC ''Evil of the Caribbean'' the first scenario forces Thalya and her minions to protect expeditions of rum directed to his personal smuggling ship.



!!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, and serves as the antagonist for the first part of the campaign.

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!!Admiral Overproud

Yaina's father, he leads the remnants
!!The Fairy Godmother

Sickeningly sweet and good lady
of the Western Kingdoms against Thalya's forces in ''Clash of Gods'' in order to avenge his daughter, Fairyland and serves as the main antagonist for the first part of the campaign.''Once Upon a Fairy Tale'' DLC, it's her job to make sure fairy tales run their course, as well as providing the heroes with magical potions produced from her factories.




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* BalefulPolymorph: She's first introduced turning a rebellious hero into a toad, and her factories produces a fog which turns heroes into sheep. In the last scenario her domain is guarded by towers which turn your monsters into sheep.
* BossBanter: Once she becomes the boss, she starts to periodically sprouts threats from her seat. Being the Good Fairy, these are PokeThePoodle type threats.
* CoDragons: She's protected by the Seven Dwarves (seven increasingly more powerful Dwarven Guards), who you have to eliminate before getting to her (they're in the way in any case).
* FairyGodmother: She rules over this land, and is so overwhelmingly sweet and nice the Absolute Evil cannot stand her.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the first scenario she has her cauldrons sent loads of potions to the heroes, while in the second one, her factories produce a fog which turns people into sheep. In the final scenario, the Devious Evil combines both resources to assault her fortress with a horde of dynamite-loaded sheep.
* ObliviouslyEvil: While she acts as if she's good, her factories in the Enchanted Forest periodically turns heroes into harmless sheep. That being said, it is also mentioned that her lawyers sue to the ground anyone who tries to confront her on that flaw.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: InUniverse, it's one more reason for the Absolute Evil to go and kill her.

!!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, and serves as the antagonist for the first part of the campaign.
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Even when still Good she was [[AmbiguousCriminalHistory apparently]] frequently subject to FantasticRacism and is dismissed, ignored, or ridiculed by everyone other than Tanos, who [[AccompliceByInaction doesn't call them on it]]. She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]] at the beginning of the second mission, adding that showing people [[WhosLaughingNow she's not such a pushover]] [[EvilFeelsGood feels great]].


!!Gurmli the Dwarven King

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!!Gurmli !!Grumli the Dwarven King



* {{Expy}}: Of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli]], both namewise and quotewise.

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* {{Expy}}: Of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli]], both namewise and quotewise. His appearance, however, is modeled after [[TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy Belegar Ironhammer]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a subtle hint [[spoiler: he's a dangerous zealot beneath his noble exterior]] in the very first mission when a still-Good Thalya mentions his name to a commoner. [[spoiler: When told the Orphanage is 'important to him' and Tanos 'might be disappointed' if he doesn't go, the commoner reacts with ''terror.'' As later events would show, that reaction was entirely justified.]]


* 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.
* CutenessProximity: Weaponized by the Grimlin, who's a CharmPerson that makes people fight for him, captivated by his cuteness.

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* ACommanderIsYou: Spammer[=/=]Ranger. The Undead don't lose units permanently (even when the Graveyard isn't built yet) and can thus afford to carelessly throw them at an enemy, since the Cemetery Graveyard 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.
* CutenessProximity: Weaponized by the Grimlin, who's a CharmPerson that makes people enemies temporarily fight for him, captivated by his cuteness.



* EarlyGameHell: At Level 1. While the Horde can use overall tough starting units (Orcs) and Demons start with the healing Adoration Chamber in their possession, the Undead can only have cheap but weak creatures who won't disappear when defeated (which means you cannot train replacement unless you get rid of them first) and they have to research the Graveyard to resurrect defeated creatures. Once they get started though, all is well.

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* EarlyGameHell: At Dungeon Level 1. While the Horde can use overall tough starting units (Orcs) that can heal while sleeping (Orcs), and Demons start with the healing Adoration Chamber in their possession, the Undead can only have cheap but weak creatures who won't disappear when defeated (which means you cannot train replacement replacements unless you get rid of them first) and they have to research the Graveyard to resurrect defeated creatures.creatures. If you get attacked before you can get that room researched and ready, you're likely to have issues defending your territory. Once they get started though, all is well.



* EvilGenius: Skeletons, working in the Alchemical Lab and doing research. Technically the Zombies, as they work in the Laboratory, making them GeniusBruiser type.

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* EvilGenius: Skeletons, working in the Alchemical Lab and doing research. Technically the Zombies, as they work in the Laboratory, Laboratory to discover how to improve undead units, making them GeniusBruiser type.types in spite of their decomposing brains.



* EvilVersusEvil: While the Horde and the Demons are rival, they clash only once in the vanilla campaign when the Demons are forcibly summoned by the Alliance. The Corrupting Evil instead ends up fighting them both directly, which include having parties of the Horde/Demons invading his dungeon.

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* EvilVersusEvil: While the Horde and the Demons are rival, rivals, they clash only once in the vanilla campaign when the Demons are forcibly summoned by the Alliance. The Corrupting Evil instead ends up fighting them both directly, which include having parties of the Horde/Demons invading his dungeon.



* GlassCannon: Skeletons at large and Black Deaths can dish out the pain on their enemies, but they can quickly go down if overwhelmed.

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* GlassCannon: Skeletons at large The Skeleton category of minions and Black Deaths can dish out the pain on their enemies, but they can quickly go down if overwhelmed.



* IAmAHumanitarian: Ghouls can heal by gorging themselves on the corpses. In their description, Liches are implied to be child eaters.

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* IAmAHumanitarian: Ghouls can heal by gorging themselves on the corpses.corpses of the fallen. In their description, Liches are implied to be child eaters.



* MightyGlacier: The Zombies in general as they're all slow but durable, the Thing in particular; they have three health upgrades and the latter can learn a technique that increase its defense.

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* MightyGlacier: The Zombies in general as they're all slow but durable, the Thing in particular; they the Zombies have three health upgrades and the latter can learn a technique that increase its defense.



** OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The first evolution turns Zombies to Ghoul, which are larger, have PrimalStance and a paler skin, along with tusks and the ability to bullrush enemies and feed on corpses.

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** OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The first evolution turns Zombies to Ghoul, into Ghouls, which are larger, have PrimalStance and a paler skin, along with tusks and the ability to bullrush enemies and feed on corpses.corpses to heal themselves.



* ShesAllGrownUp: The cute little Frights can grow up into pale beauties when they evolve.

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* ShesAllGrownUp: The cute little Frights can grow up into pale beauties when as they evolve.



* WeHaveReserves: Being undead, your servants cannot die for real, but you still need a Graveyard to reanimate them. On the other hand, their corpses will never vanish, not even from the Overworld. Contrasting the Horde and the Demons, whose units can be killed for good.

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* WeHaveReserves: Being undead, your servants cannot die for real, but you still need a Graveyard to reanimate them. On the other hand, their corpses will never vanish, not even from the Overworld. Contrasting the Horde and the Demons, whose units can be killed for good.
good without the proper building to reanimate them.


* GeniusBruiser: Trolls are though fighters who also work in the Chaos Forge, doing research for you.

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* GeniusBruiser: Trolls are though tough fighters who also work in the Chaos Forge, doing research for you.


* BigDamnVillains: When Thalya and her army is confronted by Tanos and his Gates of Valhalla, the Dark Elf has to sacrifice heroes to summon the Prime Evil himself, who proceeds to turn the enemy horde into a pile of corpses and eventually defeats Tanos himself in a long, animesque duel.


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* SummoningRitual: When Thalya and her army is confronted by Tanos and his Gates of Valhalla, the Dark Elf has to sacrifice heroes to summon the Prime Evil himself, who proceeds to turn the enemy horde into a pile of corpses and eventually defeats Tanos himself in a long, animesque duel.


* 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.]]

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

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