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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The purpose of his JerkassFacade is to get into the Runners' HQ when his radical shift in personality after such a promising first year becomes a large enough concern. Once in, he intends to access their records and learn what was done with his son and daughter.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The purpose of his JerkassFacade HiddenHeartOfGold-hiding facade is to get into the Runners' HQ when his radical shift in personality after such a promising first year becomes a large enough concern. Once in, he intends to access their records and learn what was done with his son and daughter.]]



* HiddenHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: It's mostly (but not entirely) an act. He eventually drops it in favor of his real personality once he accomplishes his goals. While it's still active, he intentionally acts like ''more'' of a dick to Flick in order to hide his actual paternalistic feelings for her.]]



** JerkassFacade: [[spoiler: It's mostly (but not entirely) an act. He eventually drops it in favor of his real personality once he accomplishes his goals.]]
*** [[spoiler: While it's still active, he intentionally acts like ''more'' of a dick to Flick in order to hide his actual paternalistic feelings for her.]]


* InnocentFanserviceGuy: The Meregan have NoNudityTaboo, a trait Tristan inherited after years of living with them. He's completely nude upon reuniting with Flick on Earth, and is bewildered by her freaked-out reaction.

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* InnocentFanserviceGuy: The Meregan have NoNudityTaboo, no nudity taboo, a trait Tristan inherited after years of living with them. He's [[NakedOnArrival completely nude nude]] upon reuniting with Flick on Earth, and is bewildered by her freaked-out reaction.


* EveryoneHasStandards: She's very reluctant to come around to the idea that [[spoiler: Strangers aren't evil]], but agrees that [[spoiler: ending the revolution by rewriting people's memories]] was an unambiguously evil act.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: She's very reluctant to come around to the idea that [[spoiler: Strangers aren't evil]], evil], but agrees that [[spoiler: ending the revolution by rewriting people's memories]] memories was an unambiguously evil act.


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* InnocentlyInsensitive: When she finds out [[spoiler:Roxa is a werewolf, she starts to think that the reason Roxa didn't become evil when she became a werewolf is that the Edge protected her. Roxa, who has a number of good friends who are werewolves and were never Heretics, is pissed at Jazz or saying these friends are inherently evil.]]


* BarehandedBladeBlock: With the assistance of a forcefield power, he can casually do this even to energy weapons.



* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: As far as Columbus is concerned, the day he learns that his sister Shiori spoiler: is half-vampire and has the full-vampire "superhero detective bodyguard" Asenath for a half-sister (which Senny declares makes her his sister as well) is "basically the best day of [his] life."

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* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: As far as Columbus is concerned, the day he learns that his sister Shiori spoiler: is half-vampire and has the full-vampire "superhero detective bodyguard" Asenath for a half-sister (which Senny declares makes her his sister as well) is "basically the best day of [his] life."


* ArchEnemy: [[spoiler: Fossor.]]
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler: Bodyjacking via Seosten possession has rapidly become her trademark move since she took Charmeine's power in 27-05. She's still very much a hero.]]

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* ArchEnemy: [[spoiler: Fossor.]]
Fossor.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler: Bodyjacking via Seosten possession has rapidly become her trademark move since she [[spoiler: took Charmeine's power in 27-05.27-05]]. She's still very much a hero.]]



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Her mother's disappearance hurt Flick and her father so deeply that she spent the next decade wishing Joselyn was even more miserable than they were. She's later horrified to learn that she was getting exactly what she wanted the entire time.]]

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Her mother's disappearance hurt Flick and her father so deeply that she spent the next decade wishing Joselyn was even more miserable than they were. She's later horrified to learn that she was getting exactly what she wanted the entire time.]]



* BoringYetPractical: It's not as flashy as other powers, but the huge stamina boost Flick gets from [[spoiler: killing an [[CanisMajor amarok]]]] allows her to fight and exercise for long periods of time without even sweating or panting.

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* BoringYetPractical: It's not as flashy as other powers, but the huge stamina boost Flick gets from [[spoiler: killing an [[CanisMajor amarok]]]] amarok]] allows her to fight and exercise for long periods of time without even sweating or panting.



* DoNotCallMePaul: Insists on being called Flick because she was named Felicity by the mother who walked out on her. [[spoiler: She stops minding and asks her dad to call her Felicity again when she learns [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou why Joselyn left]]. But she keeps up the pretense with everyone else out of habit and to avoid letting on to how much she knows.]]

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Insists on being called Flick because she was named Felicity by the mother who walked out on her. [[spoiler: She stops minding and asks her dad to call her Felicity again when she learns [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou why Joselyn left]]. But she keeps up the pretense with everyone else out of habit and to avoid letting on to how much she knows.]]



* FireForgedFriends: [[spoiler: With the vampire Asenath, who earns Flick's trust and destroys her Crossroads taught preconceptions about Strangers by helping her through the traumatic events of her seventeenth birthday.]]

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* FireForgedFriends: [[spoiler: With the vampire Asenath, who earns Flick's trust and destroys her Crossroads taught preconceptions about Strangers by helping her through the traumatic events of her seventeenth birthday.]]



** [[spoiler: Flick's best friend from childhood, Miranda Wallbern, was recruited by Eden's Garden and quickly takes this role for Flick when they reunite in the aftermath of her birthday.]]
* FutureBadass: We get a glimpse of Flick from one year in the future at one point and see that she's [[TookALevelInBadass gotten quite a bit better at fighting]]. [[spoiler: She has also killed a couple of Seosten and taken their ability to possess people.]]

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** [[spoiler: Flick's best friend from childhood, Miranda Wallbern, was recruited by Eden's Garden and quickly takes this role for Flick when they reunite in the aftermath of her birthday.]]
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* FutureBadass: We get a glimpse of Flick from one year in the future at one point and see that she's [[TookALevelInBadass gotten quite a bit better at fighting]]. [[spoiler: She has also killed a couple of Seosten and taken their ability to possess people.]]



* GoodIsNotSoft: Flick wants to save her mother, stop a genocide, and generally save everyone. And she'd really rather talk things through. If you force her to solve things with violence she'll stuff sand down your lungs and shred them. [[spoiler: Or steal your body and use it against your allies.]]

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Flick wants to save her mother, stop a genocide, and generally save everyone. And she'd really rather talk things through. If you force her to solve things with violence she'll stuff sand down your lungs and shred them. [[spoiler: Or steal your body and use it against your allies.]]



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Flick has an unpleasant seventeenth birthday. Her eighteenth promises to be [[SerialEscalation even worse]] [[spoiler: because TheNecromancer who enslaved her mother will be coming to do the same to her once she's officially an adult and he went out of his way to explain this to her a year in advance.]]

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Flick has an unpleasant seventeenth birthday. Her eighteenth promises to be [[SerialEscalation even worse]] [[spoiler: because TheNecromancer who enslaved her mother will be coming to do the same to her once she's officially an adult and he went out of his way to explain this to her a year in advance.]]



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: When Flick first comes to Crossroads Academy she has absolutely no idea that [[spoiler: her mother was a Heretic]], and the Heretics who do know are actively working to keep her from finding out. [[spoiler: Most of them anyway.]]

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: When Flick first comes to Crossroads Academy she has absolutely no idea that [[spoiler: her mother was a Heretic]], Heretic, and the Heretics who do know are actively working to keep her from finding out. [[spoiler: Most of them anyway.]]



* LongLostRelative: Flick is not happy to learn that Ammon is her half-brother, [[spoiler: and is shocked to recognize the Eden's Garden Heretic Seller as the ancestor from her Edge vision]].
** [[spoiler: Flick and Ammon also have older half-siblings, a pair of twins their mother had in the sixties. Wyatt Rendell is their older brother and their sister Abigail Fellows has a daughter of her own, Flick's classmate Koren. Deveron Adams is the twins' father and Joselyn's first husband, technically making him Flick and Ammon's stepfather.]]

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* LongLostRelative: Flick is not happy to learn that Ammon is her half-brother, [[spoiler: half-brother and is shocked to recognize the Eden's Garden Heretic Seller as the ancestor from her Edge vision]].vision.
** [[spoiler: Flick and Ammon also have older half-siblings, a pair of twins their mother had in the sixties. Wyatt Rendell is their older brother and their sister Abigail Fellows has a daughter of her own, Flick's classmate Koren. Deveron Adams is the twins' father and Joselyn's first husband, technically making him Flick and Ammon's stepfather.]]



* MissingMom: Flick's mother walked out for some guy she pulled over for speeding and Flick ''hates'' her for it. [[spoiler: At least until she finds out the real reason Joselyn went missing.]]

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* MissingMom: Flick's mother walked out for some guy she pulled over for speeding and Flick ''hates'' her for it. [[spoiler: At least until she finds out the real reason Joselyn went missing.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Flick [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down sobbing]] on a sidewalk once she learns what actually happened to her mother and realizes that she spent a decade hating Joselyn for [[TakeMeInstead saving her ]] [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou from a life of slavery]].]]

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* MultitaskedConversation: In 26-04, she does this when both the person she's openly talking to and the person secretly communicating with her ask her a question that has the same answer: no. [[spoiler:Specifically, Flick doesn't need anything from Columbus, and Flick can't tell Shiori that Columbus is free from possession.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Flick [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down sobbing]] on a sidewalk once she learns what actually happened to her mother and realizes that she spent a decade hating Joselyn for [[TakeMeInstead saving her ]] [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou from a life of slavery]].]]



* NoSell: She's completely immune to [[spoiler: Ammon's CompellingVoice. Unfortunately, he's just as immune to her powers.]]

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* NoSell: She's completely immune to [[spoiler: Ammon's CompellingVoice. Unfortunately, he's just as immune to her powers.]]



* PantheraAwesome: [[spoiler: Gains the ability to [[{{Animorphism}} transform]] into a lioness after she kills a werelion.]]
* ParentWithNewParamour; [[spoiler: Inverted. It's her mother's ''old'' paramour that Flick has problems with, as she's very defensive of her parents' relationship.]]
* ParentalSexualitySquick: [[spoiler: Flick is initially... discomforted to learn that her mother was involved with multiple men at the same time in the past.]]
* PetMonstrosity: [[spoiler: She uses one of her powers to tame a group of various species of sharks, and they basically start acting like a pack of puppies around her.]]

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* PantheraAwesome: [[spoiler: Gains the ability to [[{{Animorphism}} transform]] into a lioness after she kills a werelion.]]
werelion.
* ParentWithNewParamour; [[spoiler: Inverted. It's her mother's ''old'' paramour that Flick has problems with, as she's very defensive of her parents' relationship.]]
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* ParentalSexualitySquick: [[spoiler: Flick is initially... discomforted to learn that her mother was involved with multiple men at the same time in the past.]]
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* PetMonstrosity: [[spoiler: She uses one of her powers to tame a group of various species of sharks, and they basically start acting like a pack of puppies around her.]]



* SadClown: Often uses humor to cope with distressing situations. Exemplified when she finishes telling her teammates about [[spoiler: everything Fossor did, intends to do, and how dangerous he is]], then follows it up with a joke.

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* SadClown: Often uses humor to cope with distressing situations. Exemplified when she finishes telling her teammates about [[spoiler: about everything Fossor did, intends to do, and how dangerous he is]], is, then follows it up with a joke.



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[spoiler: She can control and speak to sharks after killing an Akheilosan.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Kind of. Flick is definitely ThePollyanna, but is also still reeling from her mother's disappearance. Her genuinely happy personality also serves to hide her lingering insecurities. [[spoiler: Later on, it helps hide her mounting fear of Fossor.]]

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[spoiler: She can control and speak to sharks after killing an Akheilosan.]]
Akheilosan.
* StepfordSmiler: Kind of. Flick is definitely ThePollyanna, but is also still reeling from her mother's disappearance. Her genuinely happy personality also serves to hide her lingering insecurities. [[spoiler: Later on, it helps hide her mounting fear of Fossor.]]



* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: A scrapbook her mother had been making that includes a picture of her every single day from her birth until Fossor came and a message to go along with each one of them. Lincoln gives it to Flick after TheReveal when she asks him to start calling her Felicity again. The last message Joselyn wrote tells Felicity how much she loves her, to be careful, and to trust Gaia.]]

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* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: A scrapbook her mother had been making that includes a picture of her every single day from her birth until Fossor came and a message to go along with each one of them. Lincoln gives it to Flick after TheReveal when she asks him to start calling her Felicity again. The last message Joselyn wrote tells Felicity how much she loves her, to be careful, and to trust Gaia.]]



* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler: Averted. Fossor's original plan was to kidnap Felicity and raise her to be his subservient weapon. Joselyn saved her from that fate by trading her freedom for her daughter's safety. But the more irrational members of the Committee have since assumed that she's been secretly training Felicity to infiltrate Crossroads for her.]]

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* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler: Averted. Fossor's original plan was to kidnap Felicity and raise her to be his subservient weapon. Joselyn saved her from that fate by trading her freedom for her daughter's safety. But the more irrational members of the Committee have since assumed that she's been secretly training Felicity to infiltrate Crossroads for her.]]



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Flick develops a pretty intense dislike of zombies and ghosts. Seeing them up close can push her to the edge of panic pretty quickly, although she's good at keeping herself under control. [[spoiler: Of course, she's actually more afraid [[TheDreaded who might be]] [[TheNecromancer controlling them]]. She has no problem dealing with zombies, ghosts, and necromancers that have nothing to do with Fossor.]]
** Vampires get a pass, since they're not actually undead in this universe ([[spoiler:and because of her friendship with Asenath]]).

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Flick develops a pretty intense dislike of zombies and ghosts. Seeing them up close can push her to the edge of panic pretty quickly, although she's good at keeping herself under control. [[spoiler: Of course, she's actually more afraid [[TheDreaded who might be]] [[TheNecromancer controlling them]]. She has no problem dealing with zombies, ghosts, and necromancers that have nothing to do with Fossor.]]
Fossor.
** Vampires get a pass, since they're not actually undead in this universe ([[spoiler:and (and because of her friendship with Asenath]]).Asenath).


[[spoiler: Killed by Chayyiel in her Interlude.]]

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[[spoiler: Killed He's also a psychopath recruited by Chayyiel in her Interlude.the Seosten.]]


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* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Begins his interlude by torturing a pixie.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Murdered his sister because she was hogging the TV and making too much noise.]]


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* MasterActor: Considers himself to be this and holds a grudge against his sixth-grade teacher for only letting him be a tree in a play. [[spoiler:This came in handy when he had to pretend an intruder had killed his sister when he himself was really responsible. It also helps him play as TheMole.]]


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* WalkingSpoiler: Isaac's nasty side shows when [[spoiler:he kills Paul and reveals he's TheMole for the Seosten]]. Everything involving him after that incident relates to it.

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* InnocentFanserviceGuy: The Meregan have NoNudityTaboo, a trait Tristan inherited after years of living with them. He's completely nude upon reuniting with Flick on Earth, and is bewildered by her freaked-out reaction.


* ChivalrousPervert: Occasionally makes sex jokes and lampshades double entendres about his teammates (although he doesn't even think about them when his sister's involved), but he helps defend Avalon when Trice tries to kill her because of an overly sexist reason.



* InnocentInnuendo: Upon realizing Flick managed to awaken Shiori's inner PungeonMaster that had been suppressed due to her depression, Columbus asks Flick if she "turned [Shiori] on". Flick and Shiori, who are developing an attraction to each other, choke as they realize it, leaving Columbus to wonder why they're reacting like that.



* DashingHispanic: He's trying to be one. Whether or not he's succeeding is up for debate.

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* DashingHispanic: He's trying to be one. Whether or not he's succeeding is up for debate.debate, but he's certainly attractive enough for it.


** She's [[spoiler: Asenath's]] friend within Crossroads, which mostly consists of using the library at Crossroads to research what Ammon is [[spoiler: and how to kill him for her]].

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** She's [[spoiler: Asenath's]] [Asenath's friend within Crossroads, which mostly consists of using the library at Crossroads to research what Ammon is [[spoiler: and how to kill him for her]].her.



[[spoiler: Of course, the situation is a bit more complicated than that. Vanessa and her twin brother Tristan's father, Haiden Moon, was an Eden's Garden Heretic. Their mother, Sariel, is a Seosten, formerly of the Choir. Both defected from their respective factions to get married. The Stranger that attacked them was one of Sariel's former comrades attempting to drag her back into service. On the plus side, being [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrids]] has given Vanessa and Tristan some neat [[HybridPower Hybrid Powers]].]]

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[[spoiler: Of course, the situation is a bit more complicated than that. Vanessa and her twin brother Tristan's father, Haiden Moon, was an Eden's Garden Heretic. Their mother, Sariel, is a Seosten, formerly of the Choir.Empire. Both defected from their respective factions to get married. The Stranger that attacked them was one of Sariel's former comrades attempting to drag her back into service. On the plus side, being [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrids]] has given Vanessa and Tristan some neat [[HybridPower Hybrid Powers]].]]
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* {{Foil}}: For Flick and Shiori. Despite her near-crippling shyness Vanessa might be the most well adjusted of the three of them since she lacks Shiori's [[InternalizedCategorism self-loathing]] and Flick's abandonment issues [[spoiler: as well as her intense [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone guilt]]]].

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* {{Foil}}: For Flick and Shiori. Despite her near-crippling shyness Vanessa might be the most well adjusted of the three of them since she lacks Shiori's [[InternalizedCategorism self-loathing]] and Flick's abandonment issues [[spoiler: as well as her intense [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone guilt]]]].guilt]].



** [[spoiler: Like Flick, Vanessa's mission in life is to find and save her family. Unlike Flick, Vanessa was actually present for the event that split them up and grew up knowing the truth of what happened.]]

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** [[spoiler: Like Flick, Vanessa's mission in life is to find and save her family. Unlike Flick, Vanessa was actually present for the event that split them up and grew up knowing the truth of what happened.]]



Vanessa's [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]] brother. He's an exceptionally talented gymnast, apparently near Olympic level when when was seven years old. He got sucked into another world by the stepping-stone that sent his parents to different worlds. Tristan eventually ended up with the Meregan, but can't return to earth because the magic that sent him there is keeping him there. He meets Flick and Shiori on their homeworld. [[spoiler: He's only about twelve at that point because he spent five years TakenForGranite with the Meregan.]]

When he finally makes it back to earth, Tristan enrolls in Crossroads Academy as a transfer student and reunites with his sister. [[spoiler: Nicholas Petan and the Meregan managed to get him back by "anchoring" him to Flick, just a few weeks after they first met. They figured this out five years after he met Flick and Shiori, so they ended up sending him backwards, meaning he's back to being the same age as his sister.]]

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Vanessa's [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]] brother. He's an exceptionally talented gymnast, apparently near Olympic level when when was seven years old. He got sucked into another world by the stepping-stone that sent his parents to different worlds. Tristan eventually ended up with the Meregan, but can't return to earth because the magic that sent him there is keeping him there. He meets Flick and Shiori on their homeworld. [[spoiler: He's only about twelve at that point because he spent five years TakenForGranite with the Meregan.]]

When he finally makes it back to earth, Tristan enrolls in Crossroads Academy as a transfer student and reunites with his sister. [[spoiler: Nicholas Petan and
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the Meregan managed manage to get him back to Earth by "anchoring" him to Flick, just a few weeks after they first met. They figured this out five years after he met Flick and Shiori, so they ended up sending him backwards, meaning Thanks to the TimeTravel, he's back to being the same age as his sister.]]
sister. Tristan then enrolls in Crossroads Academy as a transfer student and reunites with his sister.



* BigManOnCampus: [[spoiler: He becomes this within days of transferring to Crossroads Academy.]]
* CheerfulChild: Despite what happened when he was seven, Tristan managed to hold on to a cheerful disposition up to the age of twelve ([[spoiler:which is how old he is when he first meets Flick and Shiori thanks to time spent TakenForGranite]]). It cracks at times, as is to be expected, but his excitement over being on a spaceship is proof that his cheer is completely genuine.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: His mother is a Seosten, his father is a Heretic. And much like his sister, he gets a neat HybridPower out of it, his inhuman physicality.]]

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* BigManOnCampus: [[spoiler: He becomes this within days of transferring to Crossroads Academy.]]
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* CheerfulChild: Despite what happened when he was seven, Tristan managed to hold on to a cheerful disposition up to the age of twelve ([[spoiler:which (which is how old he is when he first meets Flick and Shiori thanks to time spent TakenForGranite]]).TakenForGranite). It cracks at times, as is to be expected, but his excitement over being on a spaceship is proof that his cheer is completely genuine.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: His mother is a Seosten, his father is a Heretic. And much like his sister, he gets a neat HybridPower out of it, his inhuman physicality.]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He can't remember the names of his family or the details of how he got sent away from Earth. [[spoiler: ''Some'' memories of Vanessa are restored when they reunite, but only enough for him to remember who she is.]]
* NewTransferStudent: [[spoiler: He joins the student body of Crossroads Academy a couple of months after the semester starts.]]
* PrecociousCrush: [[spoiler: Flick and Shiori are the first human girls Tristan met in five years, right at the onset of puberty. He grew up with the memory of them and still has a bit of a crush on them when they all end up the same age. He also was enamored with Avalon when he first met her, but he seems to have focused on Flick.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He can't remember the names of his family or the details of how he got sent away from Earth. [[spoiler: ''Some'' memories of Vanessa are restored when they reunite, but only enough for him to remember who she is.]]
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* NewTransferStudent: [[spoiler: He joins the student body of Crossroads Academy a couple of months after the semester starts.]]
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* PrecociousCrush: [[spoiler: Flick and Shiori are the first human girls Tristan met in five years, right at the onset of puberty. He grew up with the memory of them and still has a bit of a crush on them when they all end up the same age. He also was enamored with Avalon when he first met her, but he seems to have focused on Flick.]]



* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler: Spent an extended period of time as a statue. As a result, he has temporarily biologically five years younger than his twin sister, until time travel related shenanigans undid that.]]

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* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler: Spent an extended period of time as a statue. As a result, he has temporarily biologically five years younger than his twin sister, until time travel related shenanigans undid that.]]



** Later, they finally get around this by binding him to an "anchor," although he's still technically trapped because he has to be in the same dimension as the anchor in question. [[spoiler: The anchor he picks is Flick.]]

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** Later, they finally get around this by binding him to an "anchor," although he's still technically trapped because he has to be in the same dimension as the anchor in question. [[spoiler: The He's initially anchored to Flick, though Gaia later shifts the anchor he picks is Flick.]]
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* AnAxeToGrind

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* AnAxeToGrindAnAxeToGrind: Wields a pair of twin axes



* [[spoiler: CharacterDeath: In his own interlude chapter, no less.]]



[[spoiler: Gordon is yet another hybrid. His father is a Hrimthur, his mother is a Heretic.]]

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[[spoiler: Gordon is yet another hybrid. His father is a Hrimthur, his mother is a Heretic.]]
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* AnIcePerson: Can freeze anything that touches him, [[spoiler: courtesy of his parentage.]]

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* AnIcePerson: Can freeze anything that touches him, [[spoiler: courtesy of his parentage.]]



* {{Foil}}: To Shiori Porter and the Moon twins. [[spoiler: All four students are hybrid students within Crossroads.]]
** [[spoiler: Shiori and Gordon both have negative reactions to being surrounded by Heretics with their heritage. The difference is that Shiori directs that toward herself (at first), while Gordon directs it to his classmates.]]
** [[spoiler: Gordon and the Moons all understand that Heretic propaganda about "Strangers" is just that, propaganda. But Gordon can't look past his distrust and fear of the people who would probably kill him if they knew what he was, while Vanessa and Tristan don't hold that attitude against their indoctrinated classmates.]]
** [[spoiler: Gordon was also raised fully aware of his parentage, unlike the others.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: His mother was a heretic, yes. His father is a Hrimthur, a Norse ice giant.]]
* HatesBeingTouched: [[spoiler: Because he's afraid he'll lose control of his skin temperature and expose himself.]]

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* {{Foil}}: To Shiori Porter and the Moon twins. [[spoiler: All four students are hybrid students within Crossroads.]]
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** [[spoiler: Shiori and Gordon both have negative reactions to being surrounded by Heretics with their heritage. The difference is that Shiori directs that toward herself (at first), while Gordon directs it to his classmates.]]
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** [[spoiler: Gordon and the Moons all understand that Heretic propaganda about "Strangers" is just that, propaganda. But Gordon can't look past his distrust and fear of the people who would probably kill him if they knew what he was, while Vanessa and Tristan don't hold that attitude against their indoctrinated classmates.]]
** [[spoiler: Gordon was also raised fully aware of his parentage, unlike the others.]]
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* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: His mother was a heretic, Heretic, yes. His father is a Hrimthur, a Norse ice giant.]]
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* HatesBeingTouched: [[spoiler: Because he's afraid he'll lose control of his skin temperature and expose himself.]]



* IWillFindYou: Gordon's mission in life is to find his missing father, [[spoiler: an Alter that was enslaved at Eden's Garden.]]

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* IWillFindYou: Gordon's mission in life is to find his missing father, [[spoiler: an Alter that was enslaved at Eden's Garden.]]



* NoSenseOfHumor: Noted multiple times to almost never laugh. [[spoiler: He can't bring himself to relax around Heretics.]]

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* NoSenseOfHumor: Noted multiple times to almost never laugh. [[spoiler: He can't bring himself to relax around Heretics.]]


* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Becomes one for Shiori after learning her DarkSecret.]]

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* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Becomes one for Shiori after learning her DarkSecret.]]



** When his sister tells him [[spoiler: that she's a {{Dhampyr}}]], he thinks it's just about the coolest thing ever.

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** When his sister tells him [[spoiler: that she's a {{Dhampyr}}]], {{Dhampyr}}, he thinks it's just about the coolest thing ever.



* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: As far as Columbus is concerned, the day he learns that his sister Shiori [[spoiler: is half-vampire and has the full-vampire "superhero detective bodyguard" Asenath for a half-sister (which Senny declares makes her his sister as well)]] is "basically the best day of [his] life."

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* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: As far as Columbus is concerned, the day he learns that his sister Shiori [[spoiler: spoiler: is half-vampire and has the full-vampire "superhero detective bodyguard" Asenath for a half-sister (which Senny declares makes her his sister as well)]] well) is "basically the best day of [his] life."



[[spoiler: This is because they ''are'' superpowers. [[HybridPower Hybrid Powers]], to be exact. [[{{Dhampyr}} Shiori's biological mother is the vampire Jiao]], making her Asenath's half-sister. Her birth name is Reathma.]]

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[[spoiler: This is because they ''are'' superpowers. [[HybridPower Hybrid Powers]], to be exact. [[{{Dhampyr}} Shiori's biological mother is the vampire Jiao]], making her Asenath's half-sister. Her birth name is Reathma.]]
Reathma.



* DarkSecret: And she feels like she can't trust ''anyone'' with it, even her own brother, because she's terrified that she'll be killed if it gets out that [[spoiler: her mother is a vampire]].

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* DarkSecret: And she feels like she can't trust ''anyone'' with it, even her own brother, because she's terrified that she'll be killed if it gets out that [[spoiler: her mother is a vampire]].vampire.



*** [[spoiler: Shiori and Flick are both horrified to learn of their Stranger relatives. But Shiori's reaction is irrational compared to Flick's, as her mother Jiao and half-sister Asenath are perfectly decent people (who she's never even met) while Flick sees firsthand that her half-brother Ammon really is as much of a monster as Crossroads claims all Strangers are.]]
** [[spoiler: Like Shiori, Vanessa is the child of a Stranger. Unlike Shiori, Vanessa actually knew her mother growing up and therefore does not believe the Crossroads propaganda saying that all Strangers are monsters.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: A {{Dhampyr}}, to be precise. Her mother is a vampire, her father is (probably) a human.]]
* InnateNightVision: She has a much easier time seeing in the dark than most people. [[spoiler: This is yet another of her [[HybridPower Hybrid Powers]].]]
* InternalizedCategorism: [[spoiler: Shiori is ''horrified'' to learn of her heritage, as the Crossroads teachings lead her to believe that it makes her just as much of a monster as her biological family supposedly is.]]
* InternalReformist: [[spoiler: Once she comes to terms with her DarkSecret, Shiori throws herself into training to prove that part-Alters like her are not monsters and have a place at Crossroads.]]
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Asenath is Shiori's much older half-sister, and Jiao is their mother. Shiori has never met either of them, and they haven't seen her since she was an infant.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Shiori and Flick are both horrified to learn of their Stranger relatives. But Shiori's reaction is irrational compared to Flick's, as her mother Jiao and half-sister Asenath are perfectly decent people (who she's never even met) while Flick sees firsthand that her half-brother Ammon really is as much of a monster as Crossroads claims all Strangers are.]]
are.
** [[spoiler: Like Shiori, Vanessa is the child of a Stranger. Unlike Shiori, Vanessa actually knew her mother growing up and therefore does not believe the Crossroads propaganda saying that all Strangers are monsters.]]
monsters.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: A {{Dhampyr}}, to be precise. Her mother is a vampire, her father is (probably) a human.]]

* InnateNightVision: She has a much easier time seeing in the dark than most people. [[spoiler: This is yet another of her [[HybridPower Hybrid Powers]].]]
Powers]].
* InternalizedCategorism: [[spoiler: Shiori is ''horrified'' to learn of her heritage, as the Crossroads teachings lead her to believe that it makes her just as much of a monster as her biological family supposedly is.]]
is.
* InternalReformist: [[spoiler: Once she comes to terms with her DarkSecret, Shiori throws herself into training to prove that part-Alters like her are not monsters and have a place at Crossroads.]]
Crossroads.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Asenath is Shiori's much older half-sister, and Jiao is their mother. Shiori has never met either of them, and they haven't seen her since she was an infant.]]



* SuperSenses: [[spoiler: Her hearing and sight are noticeably better than an average human's.]]

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* SuperSenses: [[spoiler: Her [Her hearing and sight are noticeably better than an average human's.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: Shiori discovers that she's part-Stranger when the Edge shows her the day her mother gave her up for adoption.]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: Shiori discovers that she's part-Stranger when the Edge shows her the day her mother gave her up for adoption.]]



** Vanessa and Shiori [[spoiler: both have a Stranger for a mother (a Seosten and a vampire, respectively). But Sariel Moon was present for Vanessa's early life while Jiao gave Shiori up for adoption when she was an infant. Therefore Vanessa easily sees through the Crossroads propaganda about Strangers while Shiori completely buys into it.]]

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** Vanessa and Shiori [[spoiler: both have a Stranger for a mother (a Seosten and a vampire, respectively). But Sariel Moon was present for Vanessa's early life life, while Jiao gave Shiori up for adoption when she was an infant. Therefore Therefore, Vanessa easily sees through the Crossroads propaganda about Strangers while Shiori completely buys into it.]]



* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: This is the root cause of her perfect PhotographicMemory. Her mother is a Seosten. She starts to grow into more Seosten powers as time goes on.]]

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* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: This is the root cause of her perfect PhotographicMemory. Her mother is a Seosten. She starts to grow into more Seosten powers as time goes on.]]



** [[spoiler: This is a hybrid power. It's full, absolutely perfect memory, and it also provides a limited defense against memory magic.]]

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** [[spoiler: This is a hybrid power. It's full, absolutely perfect memory, and it also provides a limited defense against memory magic.]]



* UnwantedAssistance: Vanessa understands why Erin is always pulling her out of the library to be more social, but she would really rather stay in and read. She's not doing it for pleasure (although she does enjoy it), she's trying to find any information that might help her find her family. [[spoiler: She's also researching what exactly her Stranger mother is.]]

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* UnwantedAssistance: Vanessa understands why Erin is always pulling her out of the library to be more social, but she would really rather stay in and read. She's not doing it for pleasure (although she does enjoy it), she's trying to find any information that might help her find her family. [[spoiler: She's also researching what exactly her Stranger mother is.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Killing the Amarok gave Flick a massive stamina boost, allowing her to keep fighting or training long after most people would have had to stop.


* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: For Aylen Tamaya.]]

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* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: For Finds Aylen Tamaya.]]while she's suffering from a lack of death energy, then keeps her Reaper ancestry a secretl]]



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Gains the ability to speak to and control snakes.

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Gains the ability to speak to and control snakes.snakes during the raid on Nicholas Petan's fortress.



* SuperSpeed: After storming Nicholas Petan's fortress Avalon can run up to thirty miles per hour. Low-level, but still very impressive.

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* TheStrategist: Comes up with an impressive plan to take out an [[CanisMajor amarok]], which was far above her team's weight class at the time, on the fly.
* SuperSpeed: After storming Nicholas Petan's fortress fortress, Avalon can run up to thirty miles per hour. Low-level, but still very impressive.



* {{Tsundere}}: '''Yes.'''

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* {{Tsundere}}: '''Yes.''' Gradually warms up to Flick after treating her coldly at first.

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* GonnaNeedMoreX: Says she'll need a bigger stick when the [[CanisMajor Amarok]] attacks her.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: Avalon's past was not fun. At all.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Avalon's past was not fun. At all. Her father abused her, [[spoiler:an assassin almost killed her when she was eleven, she did some bad things in Eden's Garden, and one of the people who welcomed her there tried to rape her. Then, after she killed the rapist, she was exiled from Eden's Garden and had to flee to Crossroads.]]

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Flick describes him as basically the embodiment of this. [[spoiler:He used to be less attractive before he killed an Incubus and got its beauty.]]

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