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%% CoolOldGuy / Really700YearsOld
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has caught all sorts of flak for his work in Tsarist Russia over the centuries -- apparently, the idea that happiness is not to be found in material wealth was too alien for them.

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%% CoolOldGuy / Really700YearsOld
CoolOldGuy[=/=]Really700YearsOld
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has caught all sorts of flak for his work in Tsarist Russia UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia over the centuries -- apparently, the idea that happiness is not to be found in material wealth was too alien for them.



* CommanderContrarian: Junta's chief scientific ''modus operandi'' seems to be militant skepticism. He has a "do we need ourselves?" poster in the wall on his floor, "infects" the [[ArtificialIntelligence Aldan]] with [[TakeAThirdOption denialism of the law of excluded middle]], and constantly tries to solve problems for which no solution can exist. Questioning the validity of this approach to his face is a failsafe BerserkButton.
%% CoolOldGuy / Really700Years Old

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* CommanderContrarian: Junta's chief scientific ''modus operandi'' seems to be militant skepticism. He has a "do "Do we need ourselves?" poster in the wall on his floor, "infects" the [[ArtificialIntelligence Aldan]] with [[TakeAThirdOption denialism of the law of excluded middle]], and constantly tries to solve problems for which no solution can exist. Questioning the validity of this approach to his face is a failsafe BerserkButton.
%% CoolOldGuy / Really700Years CoolOldGuy[=/=]Really700Years Old



* TheDreaded / MemeticBadass: Legends are told about Junta's swashbuckling duelist tendencies, his exploits as the ruthless Grand Inquisitor and Charlemagne's headstrong military advisor, and suchlike.
* DuelToTheDeath: Has a habit of challenging people whose comments or behaviour he finds insulting, to this. It usually resolves peacefully anyway.

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* TheDreaded / MemeticBadass: TheDreaded[=/=][[invoked]]MemeticBadass: Legends are told about Junta's swashbuckling duelist tendencies, his exploits as the ruthless Grand Inquisitor and Charlemagne's headstrong military advisor, and suchlike.
* DuelToTheDeath: Has a habit of challenging people whose comments or behaviour he finds insulting, insulting to this. It usually resolves peacefully anyway.



* HiddenHeartOfGold / SugarAndIcePersonality: Despite his fearsome reputation, he has his moments. He and Fyodor Simeonovich get along swimmingly, and he seems to harbor [[IntergenerationalFriendship genuine respect for Sasha Privalov]], too.

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* HiddenHeartOfGold / SugarAndIcePersonality: HiddenHeartOfGold[=/=]SugarAndIcePersonality: Despite his fearsome reputation, he has his moments. He and Fyodor Simeonovich get along swimmingly, and he seems to harbor [[IntergenerationalFriendship genuine respect for Sasha Privalov]], too.



* UsefulNotes/SpanishInquisition: He was the Grand Inquisitor of Spain once. Some of the old habits survived to this day.
* TaxidermyIsCreepy / TaxidermyTerror: Played for laughs with the rumors of a stuffed Nazi officer in his study.

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* UsefulNotes/SpanishInquisition: He was the Grand Inquisitor of Spain once. Some of the old habits survived survive to this day.
* TaxidermyIsCreepy / TaxidermyTerror: Played for laughs TaxidermyIsCreepy[=/=]TaxidermyTerror: PlayedForLaughs with the rumors of a stuffed Nazi officer in his study.



* BenevolentBoss: Is unfailingly supportive of his protege Korneev's work, despite the latter's personal flaws.

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* BenevolentBoss: Is unfailingly supportive of his protege protégé Korneev's work, despite the latter's personal flaws.



Head of the Department of Technical Service. Yes, the name is not a coincidence.

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Head of the Department of Technical Service. Yes, the name [[MeaningfulName name]] is not a coincidence.



* BenevolentBoss / ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Extremely supportive of the younger staff, and even prepared to sidestep the regulations when the situation requires it. His S-instance is especially attentive and understanding.

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* BenevolentBoss / ReasonableAuthorityFigure: BenevolentBoss[=/=]ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Extremely supportive of the younger staff, and even prepared to sidestep the regulations when the situation requires it. His S-instance is especially attentive and understanding.



* MerlinSickness: [[spoiler:S-Janus is A-Janus from the far future, who will have subjected himself to an experiment turning himself into a contramotus -- a creature living backwards in time. Every midnight S-Janus leaps not into the morning of the next day, [[MindScrew but into the morning of the day before]]. Thus, the far future has no Janus in it, but the past and present has two of them at once, living in opposite directions in time.]]
* MultipleChoiceFuture: [[spoiler:Despite his situation, he hints at the possibility of this trope in his final conversation with Sasha in Part 3 of ''Monday''.]]
* Really700YearsOld: Was born in 1841, [[spoiler:and will prosper for at least a century to come... And then the same amount of time in the opposite direction, if not longer]].

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* MerlinSickness: [[spoiler:S-Janus [[spoiler:MerlinSickness: S-Janus is A-Janus from the far future, who will have subjected himself to an experiment turning himself into a contramotus "contramotus" -- a creature living backwards in time. Every midnight S-Janus leaps not into the morning of the next day, [[MindScrew but into the morning of the day before]]. Thus, the far future has no Janus in it, but the past and present has two of them at once, living in opposite directions in time.]]
* MultipleChoiceFuture: [[spoiler:Despite [[spoiler:MultipleChoiceFuture: Despite his situation, he hints at the possibility of this trope in his final conversation with Sasha in Part part 3 of ''Monday''.]]
* Really700YearsOld: Was born in 1841, [[spoiler:and will prosper for at least a century to come... And and then the same amount of time in the opposite direction, if not longer]].



%%* {{Catchphrase}}: "You will desist!" / "That's enough of that!", depending on the translation.
%%* ObstructiveBureaucrat / OmnipotentBureaucracy

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%%* {{Catchphrase}}: "You will desist!" / "That's desist!"[=/=]"That's enough of that!", depending on the translation.
%%* ObstructiveBureaucrat / OmnipotentBureaucracyObstructiveBureaucrat[=/=]OmnipotentBureaucracy



Sly and cranky old witch, groundskeeper of [=NITWiT=]'s Log Hut on Chicken Legs museum.

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Sly A sly and cranky old witch, groundskeeper of [=NITWiT=]'s Log Hut on Chicken Legs museum.



A moody talking cat, Naina's {{familiar}}. Knows stories and songs from all over the world, but never more than partially.

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A moody talking cat, and Naina's {{familiar}}. Knows stories and songs from all over the world, but never more than partially.



* GratuitousFrench: All taken from War and Peace and inserted onto his speech, not always appropriately.

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* GratuitousFrench: All taken from War and Peace Literatur/WarAndPeace and inserted onto into his speech, not always appropriately.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo / TakeThat: Of Trofim Lysenko, the infamous Soviet quack agriculturist and geneticist.
* MadScientist: Downplayed. No, he's quite mad - in his own self-serving, calculating way. But a scientist he is not.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo / TakeThat: LawyerFriendlyCameo[=/=]TakeThat: Of Trofim Lysenko, the infamous Soviet quack agriculturist and geneticist.
* MadScientist: Downplayed.{{Downplayed}}. No, he's quite mad - in his own self-serving, calculating way. But a scientist he is not.



Vain and unscrupulous old relic from the Department of Forecasts and Prophecies.

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Vain A vain and unscrupulous old relic from the Department of Forecasts and Prophecies.



* PublicDomainCharacter: It's worth mentioning that Merlin's personality is based on Merlin from ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'', not on [[KingArthur Arthurian Legends]] Merlin.

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* PublicDomainCharacter: It's worth mentioning that Merlin's personality is based on the Merlin from ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'', not on [[KingArthur Arthurian Legends]] Merlin.



Small green bird who the main characters meet in Part 3, and whose fate is intricately linked to that of Janus Poluektovich.

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Small A small green bird who which the main characters meet in Part part 3, and whose fate is intricately linked to that of Janus Poluektovich.



* MerlinSickness: [[spoiler:Just like his master, he lives his days in the opposite order to the everybody else's.]]

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* MerlinSickness: [[spoiler:Just like his master, he lives his days in the opposite order to the ones of everybody else's.]]



* SweetTooth: "Sugar-r-r!"

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* SweetTooth: "Sugar-r-r!""Sugar-r-r!".



* HelloAgainOfficer: Sasha bumps into Kovalyov while exploring the town, and then is apprehended by him in the middle of experimenting with the unchangeable five-kopeck piece (which technically became an instrument of petty theft in his hands). Then, after the commotion over the sofa seems to be over, Kovalyov returns again to investigate how the coin came to escape the museum, and Sasha has to avoid the hypervigilant militiaman.

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* HelloAgainOfficer: Sasha bumps into Kovalyov while exploring the town, and is then is apprehended by him in the middle of experimenting with the unchangeable five-kopeck piece (which technically became an instrument of petty theft in his hands). Then, after the commotion over the sofa seems to be over, Kovalyov returns again to investigate how the coin came to escape the museum, and Sasha has to avoid the hypervigilant militiaman.



%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: They're not evil, they're just upholding the law and don't wish Sasha any real harm.

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%%* * ReasonableAuthorityFigure: They're not evil, they're just upholding the law and don't wish Sasha any real harm.



* AuthorAvatar / SelfDeprecation: Arguably.
* {{Tagalong Reporter}}s: Always follow Vybegallo around in his publicity stunts.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Appear together in every scene they're in.

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* AuthorAvatar / SelfDeprecation: AuthorAvatar[=/=]SelfDeprecation: Arguably.
* {{Tagalong Reporter}}s: Always They always follow Vybegallo around in his publicity stunts.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Appear They appear together in every scene they're in.


* BenevolentBoss: Is unfailingly supportive of his protégé Korneev's work, despite the latter's personal flaws.

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* BenevolentBoss: Is unfailingly supportive of his protégé Korneev's work, despite the latter's personal flaws.


%%* NiceGuy: That is his chief character trait - which gets lampshaded in the afterword [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis allegedly written by A.A.Privalov himself]].

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%%* NiceGuy: That is his chief character trait - which gets lampshaded in the afterword [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis [[DirectLineToTheAuthor allegedly written by A.A.Privalov himself]].


* CreatorCameo / SelfDeprecation: Arguably.

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* CreatorCameo AuthorAvatar / SelfDeprecation: Arguably.



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[[caption-width-right:300:Flying around Sasha Privalov.]]


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* GratuitousSpanish: Calls Kivrin and Privalov by Spanish versions of their names (Theodoro and Alejandro, respectively). Also, at one point he mockingly calls himself ''pobrecito'' at math, and wishes the main characters ''Buenaventura'' at the start of ''Tale of the Troika''.

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* GratuitousSpanish: Calls Kivrin and Privalov by Spanish versions of their names (Theodoro (Teodoro and Alejandro, respectively). Also, at one point he mockingly calls himself ''pobrecito'' ''pobrecito''[[note]]a dummy[[/note]] at math, and wishes the main characters ''Buenaventura'' ''Buenaventura''[[note]]Good luck[[/note]] at the start of ''Tale of the Troika''.

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* CompellingVoice: Uses it on Sasha to make him feel sleepy, cutting short their conversation in the Hut on Chicken Legs.


%%The sections on Volodya Pochkin, Vitka Korneev, Edik Amperian, M. M. Kamnoyedov, and Lous Sedlovoi are waiting to be expanded!! Step right up!

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%%The sections on Volodya Pochkin, Vitka Korneev, Edik Amperian, M. M. Kamnoyedov, and Lous Louis Sedlovoi are waiting to be expanded!! Step right up!

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[[folder:Janus Poluektovich Nevstruev (2 of.)]]

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[[folder:Janus Poluektovich Nevstruev (2 [=(2 of.)]])=]]]



[[folder:Aldan-3]]

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[[folder:Aldan-3]][[folder:[=Aldan-3=]]]


* AuthorCameo / SelfDeprecation: Arguably.

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* AuthorCameo CreatorCameo / SelfDeprecation: Arguably.


* SweetTooth: Sugar-r-r!

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* SweetTooth: Sugar-r-r!"Sugar-r-r!"

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* SweetTooth: Sugar-r-r!


* NeverLendToAFriend: He never has any money, so constantly asks his friends to borrow some. One time he even asked ххФиыутеЬштвувЗкщауыыщк Janus Poluektovich]]. And then forgot how much Janus had given him. And had no idea what to do.

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* NeverLendToAFriend: He never has any money, so constantly asks his friends to borrow some. One time he even asked ххФиыутеЬштвувЗкщауыыщк [[AbsentMindedProfessor Janus Poluektovich]]. And then forgot how much Janus had given him. And had no idea what to do.


* Really700YearsOld: Was born in 1841, [[spoiler:and will prosper for at least a century to come... And then the same amount of time in the opposite direction, if not longer.]].

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* Really700YearsOld: Was born in 1841, [[spoiler:and will prosper for at least a century to come... And then the same amount of time in the opposite direction, if not longer.]].longer]].



* NeverLendToAFriend: He never has any money, so constantly asks his friends to borrow some. One time he even asked Janus Poluektovich. And then forgot how much Janus had given him. And had no idea what to do.

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* NeverLendToAFriend: He never has any money, so constantly asks his friends to borrow some. One time he even asked ххФиыутеЬштвувЗкщауыыщк Janus Poluektovich.Poluektovich]]. And then forgot how much Janus had given him. And had no idea what to do.

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