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* HeelFaceTurn: He slowly becomes friends with Kate and [[spoiler: chooses to become her Legatus.]]



* {{Glamour}}: Kalina could make almost anyone do anything she wanted. In fact, she was so good at this that [[spoiler: she magically overrode Voron's loyalty to Roland, when previously Voron practically worshipped him as a god]].



* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Kate speculates that Kalina was first attracted to Roland because her mind control abilities didn't work on him.



* DoNotCallMePaul: After [[spoiler: Kate summons her ghost]], she says she actually doesn't like being called the City Eater.




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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Before she was her brother's general, she was the Rose of the Tigris. [[spoiler: She'd much rather have started a family, but their country needed a brutal warrior, so that's what she became.]]


--> '''Mahon''': "Besides, I have a son; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I just wasn't his first father, is all.]]"

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--> '''Mahon''': "Besides, I have a son; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments I just wasn't his first father, is all.]]"


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Half Russian, half...Roland. Since his culture died out millenia ago, she's stuck with this.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Half Russian, half... Roland. Since his culture died out millenia millennia ago, she's stuck with this.



--->"Know this: if you come to remove me, come in force, because if you to separate me from him, I will kill every single one of you. My hand won't shake. My aim won't falter. My face will be the last thing you'll see before you die."

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--->"Know -->"Know this: if you come to remove me, come in force, because if you to separate me from him, I will kill every single one of you. My hand won't shake. My aim won't falter. My face will be the last thing you'll see before you die."



* ParentalSubstitute: First Voron, then Greg. [[{{Understatement}} Kate's been through a lot.]]

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* ParentalSubstitute: First Voron, then Greg. [[{{Understatement}} Kate's been through a lot.]]



--> '''Kate:''' "I make a very bad mom. I'm not home enough and even when I am, I'm not the best person to take care of a kid. But I can pull off a crazy aunt."

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--> ---> '''Kate:''' "I make a very bad mom. I'm not home enough and even when I am, I'm not the best person to take care of a kid. But I can pull off a crazy aunt."

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!!Christopher Steed
A gentle, mysterious man Kate rescues from a cage in ''Magic Rises''. His mind was broken by an unknown event, but he makes amazingly effective panacea (a potion which prevents loupism).

* AmnesiacDissonance: Christopher now is sweet, if almost completely out of it at all times, and wouldn't hurt a fly. [[spoiler: Christopher pre-cage was Roland's Legatus, which is ''not'' a position you get by being a nice person, to put it lightly.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason he wants to stay with Kate (and also Barrabas, who he initially mistakes for an angel). They rescue him and treat him well. [[spoiler: Also one of the reasons he's so willing to forgive Hugh (the other being that he used to be as bad as Hugh)--he points out he was ''remarkably'' healthy for someone who'd been stuck in a cage outdoors for a month, and it's because Hugh kept sneaking him food.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The reason he was in the cage? [[spoiler: Roland wanted to give him the powers of a god by implanting him with a minor, personality-less deity. Christopher said no...and woke up on the operation table with Deimos, the Greek god of terror, inside him anyway. He turned his new fear powers inward and broke his own mind so Roland couldn't use him.]]
* WingedHumanoid: As it turns out [[spoiler: yes, he really ''can'' fly, when he summons his wings.]]


* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Christopher.

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* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He takes care of Christopher after they rescued him. However, deconstructed as this is actually a source of conflict for them: he's later afraid that since he was Christopher's main support while Christopher was vulnerable, that's an undue influence and it would be taking advantage to begin a relationship.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Christopher. \n [[spoiler: TheyDo.]]


* TakeAThirdOption: Kate's spent her life with the knowledge that it's either kill Roland or be killed by him. Actually ''meeting'' him complicates this, as she finds she's unhappy about losing him even if he's an awful person who keeps kidnapping her friends, [[spoiler: but she eventually finds a way to permanently imprison him, allowing them both to survive and build a new relationship (at least once he forgives her for shoving him in a pocket dimension).]]



* AxeCrazy: Not that she started out that way.

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* AxeCrazy: Not that she started out that way. [[spoiler: Or ends that way.]]



**[[spoiler: Then for real at the end of the series, after getting sideswiped by a miracle.]]
* BatmanGambit: In [[spoiler: the last book]] she knows darn well her brother will do something stupid for his own ends, and Kate will probably pull a HeroicSacrifice in response. [[spoiler: So she plots with Curran to turn him into a minor god ''just'' strong enough to bring a person back from the dead, while still letting Kate take care of Roland.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: After [[spoiler: being summoned back from the dead]], she is a much nicer person. To Kate, anyway.



* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: No, really. After Roland casting him aside and the events of the first book in his own trilogy, Hugh both rejects Roland's offer to rejoin him and decides to support Kate when things come to a head.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: No, really. After Roland casting him aside and the events of the first book in his own trilogy, Hugh both rejects Roland's offer to rejoin him and decides to support Kate when things come to a head. Which he does.]]


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* AbusiveParents: When he's not mind-controlling his adoptive son (Hugh), he's playing deadly games with his biological daughter's loved ones and trying to decide whether he needs to kill her. (He ''does'' love both of them, but he's also a bit of a narcissistic control freak who does not respond well when people don't do as he says.)


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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Reliably unreliable.


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* SealedEvilInACan: His ultimate fate is [[spoiler: to be tricked into merging with a pocket dimension--that makes him literally part of it, which prevents him from leaving.]]

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* [[spoiler: BroughtDownToNormal: At the end of the series, her attempted HeroicSacrifice plus Curran's singular miracle severs her connection to Atlanta, which immediately tones down the ''shar'' and a lot of her more troublesome powers, leaving her just an unusually strong blood mage who's really good with a sword.]]


* HiddenDepths: He's an extremely competent healer, meaning he has essentially the magic equivalent of a medical degree, but because he spends most of his time slicing people up, it's easy for everyone else to forget this.

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: No, really. After Roland casting him aside and the events of the first book in his own trilogy, Hugh both rejects Roland's offer to rejoin him and decides to support Kate when things come to a head.]]
* HiddenDepths: He's an extremely competent healer, meaning he has essentially the magic equivalent of a medical degree, but because degree. Because he spends most of his time slicing people up, though, it's easy for everyone else to forget this.

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* LittleMissBadass: She grew up pretty rough, and Kate trains her in combat to keep her safe.
* [[spoiler: TheMole: When Roland starts attempting to groom her as a replacement Warlord, she knows immediately what he's doing...but lets him think it's working so she can feed Kate information.]]






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* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Christopher.


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* [[spoiler: BecomingTheMask: She's a former sahanu, one of Roland's blood-cultist-warriors, who was pulled out of training and implanted in the Pack as a child. But she grew to truly love Julie when Kate charged her with protecting the kid, to the point that Roland has to threaten Julie to get her to follow his orders.]]


* [[BackFromTheDead: Ish. She's incorporeal and "lives" in a dagger made of her own bone, but she's still pretty strong.]]

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* [[BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Ish. She's incorporeal and "lives" in a dagger made of her own bone, but she's still pretty strong.]]


!!Erra (short for Eahrratim), aka the City Eater
* AxeCrazy

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!!Erra (short for Eahrratim), aka the City Eater
Eater, aka the Rose of the Tigris
* AxeCrazyAxeCrazy: Not that she started out that way.
* [[BackFromTheDead: Ish. She's incorporeal and "lives" in a dagger made of her own bone, but she's still pretty strong.]]



* BloodMagic

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* BloodMagicBloodMagic: But of course. She's really good at the blood armor, and does it more than almost anyone else in her family.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The ''City Eater''. Sounds like a charmer!

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: She may be the sort of brutal conqueror who inspires nicknames like "the City Eater", but she despises Roland for the fact he hasn't properly educated Kate on her magic. Sure, they might have to kill each other someday, but it's his duty as a father and a Prince of Shinar to teach his children and keep them from hurting themselves and the land.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The ''City Eater''. Sounds like a charmer!charmer!


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* AboveGoodAndEvil: He believes himself to be this.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: According to Erra, [[spoiler: he and his family started out ''defending'' their homeland, liberating it from conquerors...and then just never stopped the war machine.]] These days he really does think his rule would be best for the world, and it doesn't matter what he does to get there, because once he does everything will perfect. As long as people obey.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: His attitude towards the entire world, basically. For example, he wouldn't ''have'' to have crucified all those unarmed civilians, if only the Iron Dogs had followed his orders and slaughtered them quickly. Such a tragedy, but you do what you have to, right? [[spoiler:Kate calls him out on this, saying it was ''his'' choice to crucify anybody at all, but he seems actually incapable of getting the point.]]


* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Sort of. [[spoiler: In ''Magic Strikes'', she impales herself on Roland's sword to save her friends.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Not her life, just her anonymity. [[spoiler: She uses her own blood and two words of power to destroy an incredibly powerful magical weapon, knowing her father's Warlord is watching and will know exactly who she is, because if she doesn't the rakshasas will kill her friends with it.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Sort of. [[spoiler: In ''Magic Strikes'', she impales herself on Roland's sword sword, the unblockable, incredibly lethal Scarlet Star, to save her friends.]]


* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When first the reader meets her, she devours the spark of magic inside a vampire at ''melee range'', then gently extricates a spider that got caught in her hair and sets it free, showing that she is deadly and brutal in defense of her people, but does not do unnecessary harm.



* MysticalWhiteHair: Also counts as LockedIntoStrangeness, as she used to have brown hair before whatever happened to her caused her to become whatever she is.

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* MysticalWhiteHair: Pure white and won't take dye, although she can draw darker eyebrows on. Also counts as LockedIntoStrangeness, as she used to have brown hair before whatever happened to her caused her to become whatever she is.




!!Elara Harper, the White Lady, aka the White Warlock

* BelligerentSexualTension: With Hugh, after their MarriageOfConvenience commences.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: While her full past has not yet been revealed, becoming the White Lady (or Warlock, for those who hate her), was clearly very traumatic, and she was orphaned before that.
* [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination: Whatever it is she's connected to, it's this.]]
* HorrorHunger: She eats magic, and is ''always'' hungry.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Also counts as LockedIntoStrangeness, as she used to have brown hair before whatever happened to her caused her to become whatever she is.
* StopWorshippingMe: Her people view her as almost a goddess, but she expressly forbids them to pray to her or worship her in any way. It's implied that this doesn't just make her unhappy, but is actively dangerous for some reason.
* WomanInWhite: She is the ''White'' Lady.



* AscendedExtra: Is now the main character of his own two-book series, the ''Iron Covenant''.

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* AscendedExtra: Is now the main character of his own two-book spinoff series, the ''Iron Covenant''.



* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: It's impossible to get into Hugh's own series without being spoiled for the fact that [[spoiler: Roland casts him aside.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Before Roland took him in, he was a homeless orphan protected from being trafficked by [[TheFagin a Fagin-like figure]] only by the fact exploiting his healing powers brought in more profit.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: It's impossible to get into Hugh's own series without being spoiled for the fact that [[spoiler: Roland casts him aside.]]aside,]] or basically anything else that happens in the second-to-last book in the main series.
* HiddenDepths: He's an extremely competent healer, meaning he has essentially the magic equivalent of a medical degree, but because he spends most of his time slicing people up, it's easy for everyone else to forget this.



* BloodMagic

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* BloodMagicBloodMagic: His and his family's calling card. He can make blood wards, blood blades, and blood armor, and that's the tame stuff.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He'll do a lot of things, but human sacrifice isn't one of them--not so much because killing people is wrong, but because it would attract attention from [[EldritchAbomination things]], which he won't unleash on the world for any amount of power.

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