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%%* UndyingLoyalty

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%%* UndyingLoyalty
* UndyingLoyalty: Notably, his loyalty to Scapegrace at first appears to be a result of his zombification, but as time goes on [[spoiler: and this no longer becomes a factor]] it is implied [[IJustWantToHaveFriends he was really just that lonely.]]

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** [[spoiler:In Bedlam she's revealed to be a child of the faceless rather than of the ancients so the jury is still out]]


%%* BitchInSheepsClothing

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%%* BitchInSheepsClothing* BitchInSheepsClothing: She tends to act quite polite and well intentioned while saying and doing awful things.



%%* DetectiveMole
%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}
* DetectiveMole: [[spoiler: Is convinced by The Man With The Golden Eyes to destroy the Irish Sanctuary.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Condescending and mean.



%%* PoliceBrutality

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%%* PoliceBrutality* PoliceBrutality: Goes out of her way to hurt and humiliate Valkyrie when she is already in custody instead of just taking her to her cell.
* RedRightHand: Her heterochromia.



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%%* WouldHurtAChild* StupidEvil: Dropping Valkyrie's Necromancer ring on the floor to taunt her? Not a ''smart'' move. Pushing Valkryie onto the floor where she can pick it up? ''Stupid.''
* WouldHurtAChild: Has no issue smacking around Valkyrie purely for the fun of it.


* NiceGuy: Omen is nice to everyone. [[spoiler: [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Which is why everyone likes him.]]]]

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* NiceGuy: Omen is nice to everyone. [[spoiler: [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Which [[spoiler:Which is why everyone likes him.]]]]]]


* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: To Fletcher.]]

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* ReplacementLoveInterest: %%* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: To Fletcher.]]


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* MeaningfulName: Both his first name and his surname mean "scoundrel".



* MeaningfulName: "Sanguine" is the colour of blood - suitable for an assassin/serial killer.



* MeaningfulName: "Solomon" was a Biblical king famed for his wisdom, and ''this'' Solomon eventually becomes Valkyrie's tutor in Necromancy.



* MeaningfulName: "Tenebrae" is the Latin word for "darkness", as befitting a Necromancer who wields darkness itself.



%%* DirtyCoward



* MeaningfulName: "Craven" means "coward", and Vandameer does indeed behave like one throughout the series.



%%* DirtyCoward



* MeaningfulName: "Bliss" is the opposite of "sorrows", which is the name of his sister.
* NotSoStoic: In the third book, when China is threatened. Then there's his OhCrap moment right before [[spoiler: he gets pulverised by a Faceless One]].



* NotSoStoic: In the third book, when China is threatened. Then there's his OhCrap moment right before [[spoiler: he gets pulverised by a Faceless One]].



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite all appearances, Finbar genuinely is a powerful Sensitive who Skulduggery and Valkyrie come to rely on more than once. On the other hand, he seems to be a pretty terrible tattoo artist.



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* MeaningfulName: To "Grouse" means to complain, and Kenspeckle certainly does that quite often.

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* MeaningfulName: "Nefarian" comes from "nefarious" (ie. "evil"), while "serpine" comes from "serpent" - suitable for a snakelike villain.


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* MeaningfulName: "Vengeous" is clearly derived from "vengeance", and the Baron wishes to take revenge on the heathens who banished their rightful masters - the Faceless Ones.


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* MeaningfulName: Vile is a completely remorseless and unstoppably powerful mass-murderer, making his appellation entirely suitable. [[spoiler: Notably, it also contrasts with his previous taken name - "Pleasant".]]


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* MeaningfulName: "Melancholia" means "deep sadness", and indeed it's accurate to describe her mental state as such [[spoiler: which Craven preys upon in convincing her to become the Death Bringer.]]


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* MeaningfulName: "Mevolent" is clearly derived from "malevolent", meaning "evil" or "sinister".


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* MeaningfulName: "Lethe" was the name of the river from the Greek mythological Underworld, which erased the memories of any who touched its waters. [[spoiler: This foreshadows the revelation that Lethe is Savant Vega after having his past and identity removed.]]
** [[spoiler: Lethe's original taken name also counts: "savant" refers to a person of learning, which reflects his magical ability of being able to learn incredibly quickly. "Vega" is the name of a star that, in some stories, represents a long-lost lover who was separated from their beloved - much like how Savant was taken from his husband, Richard Melior.]]


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* MeaningfulName: "Abyss" can refer to a dark void, but the word "Abyssinia" was also the name of an ancient empire - fitting for the name of a sorceress who wants to conquer the world.


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* MeaningfulName: "Cadaver" means "corpse", and Cadaverous undoubtedly created many corpses throughout his career as a serial killer.


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* MeaningfulName: "Crepuscular" refers to an animal that comes out during dusk or evening time - suitable for a man who operates from the shadows.


* MeaningfulName: See NameOfCain.



* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler:After the deaths of his family and his resurrection, he was so broken and so full of hate, he just wanted to kill things. He didn't care who had to suffer, or what, even he was killing. He just wanted to slaughter ''everything'' he could. And what did he call himself during this phase? ''Vile.'']]

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* MeaningfulName: "Skulduggery" means "underhanded or unscrupulous behaviour", and he's certainly known for besting his foes through trickery rather than fighting fair. However, he rarely fails to be impolite or "pleasant" at the same time.
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MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler:After the deaths of his family and his resurrection, he was so broken and so full of hate, he just wanted to kill things. He didn't care who had to suffer, or what, even he was killing. He just wanted to slaughter ''everything'' he could. And what did he call himself during this phase? ''Vile.'']]



* NiceGuy: He is shown to be somewhat stubborn but is nonetheless one of the nicest character in the series.
* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: It's implied that Skulduggery came back to his senses when Vile tried to kill Ghastly after killing Ghastly's mother.]]



* MeaningfulName: "Ghastly" could be used to describe his scarred, intimidating face, while "bespoke" refers to his profession as a tailor.
* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: It's implied that Skulduggery came back to his senses when Vile tried to kill Ghastly after killing Ghastly's mother.]]
* NiceGuy: He is shown to be somewhat stubborn but is nonetheless one of the nicest character in the series.



* MeaningfulName: "China" refers to her beautiful facade (which has been known to shatter and reveal the cruel woman beneath), while "sorrows" hints at [[spoiler: the pain she feels at being unable to be with the man she loves.]]



* MeaningfulName: While training to be an assassin, her fellow trainees made fun of her for being "highborn" - Tanith chose the name "Low" as a rejection on their insults. Meanwhile, "Tanith" was the name of [[spoiler: the first person she ever killed.]]



* MeaningfulName: "Fletcher" is the word for someone who makes arrows, while "Renn" comes from the German verb for "to run" - both refer to his speed as a teleporter.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Saracen are close. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, they are no longer on speaking terms during the events of Midnight.]]

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Saracen are close. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, they are no longer on speaking terms during the events of Midnight.''Midnight''.]]


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* MeaningfulName: Much like his fellow Dead Man, Dexter tends to "vex" or trouble his foes.


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* MeaningfulName: "Ravel" undoubtedly refers to his numerous, tangled schemes throughout the series.


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* MeaningfulName: It's only reasonable that a man named "Shudder" would have a rather terrifying and frightful form of magic.


* GiantWoman: [[spoiler: Her new form as of ''Bedlam'', although she chooses to return to her mortal shell once she's persuaded to come back to the Prime Dimension.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Subverted. She crosses over to the Faceless Ones' dimension at the end of ''The Dying of the Light'' and is believed by everyone in the Prime Dimension to have been killed by them. When Sebastian Tao tracks her down in ''Bedlam'', he finds only her dead body - only to then discover that she's merely absconded her human form and become a giant godlike being of pure light.]]



* WalkingSpoiler: Not so much in later books, but [[spoiler:knowing her identity spoiles TheStinger in ''Dark Days''.]]

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* WalkingSpoiler: Not so much in later books, but [[spoiler:knowing her identity spoiles spoils TheStinger in ''Dark Days''.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: By Crepuscular Vies, after having lost the power that brought her back previously.]]



* UnexplainedRecovery: Nobody did figure out how she survived getting gutted and thrown to the rocks by Lord Vile.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Nobody did figure out how she survived getting gutted and thrown to the rocks by Lord Vile.
Vile. [[spoiler: It's finally revealed in ''Bedlam'' that, after being gravely wounded, she received the power of her father - the King of the Darklands - which kept her alive and allowed her to recuperate. It's that same power that enables her to stay alive and conscious even after being reduced to a heart in a box.]]


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[[folder: Crepuscular Vies]]

A mysterious, scarred sorcerer who acts as a secret adviser to the United States President and works from within the shadows of the White House. He harbours a hatred of Skulduggery Pleasant.
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* ManBehindTheMan: To Martin Flanery.
* RedRightHand: His face is completely skinless.

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** She's asked on a date by Militsa Gnosis in ''Resurrection'', but turns her down due to not looking for a relationship at the moment, as opposed to not being interested in women. However, she openly flirts with Militsa in ''Midnight'',

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** She's asked on a date by Militsa Gnosis in ''Resurrection'', but turns her down due to not looking for a relationship at the moment, as opposed to not being interested in women. However, she openly flirts with Militsa in ''Midnight'',''Midnight'', and as of ''Bedlam'', the two are officially dating.


* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: It's implied that Skulduggery came back to his senses when Vile tried kill Ghastly after killing Ghastly's mother.]]

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* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: It's implied that Skulduggery came back to his senses when Vile tried to kill Ghastly after killing Ghastly's mother.]]


* BiTheWay:

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* BiTheWay: BiTheWay



* BiTheWay: According to the [[WordOfGod Author.]]
* TheCasanova



%%* CardCarryingVillain

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%%* * CardCarryingVillain



%%* TheDragon: To Mevolent, once upon a time.

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%%* * ComplexityAddiction: He has "too many plans" according to Skulduggery. This is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Eliza Scorn in Death Bringer when she points out that the way he killed Skulduggery and his family was needlessly complicated.
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TheDragon: To Mevolent, once upon a time.time. [[spoiler: Betrays him in the Leibniz Universe.]]



* FatalFlaw: See ComplexityAddiction above.



%%* WickedCultured

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%%* * WickedCultured


* HotTeacher: Becomes a Teacher at Corrival Academy in Phase Two.



[[folder: The Reflection / Stephanie Edgley]]

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[[folder: The Reflection / [[spoiler: Stephanie Edgley]]
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%%* AntiVillain / AntiHero: Fluctuates between the two.
%%* BadassNormal

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%%* * AntiVillain / AntiHero: Fluctuates between the two.
%%* * BadassNormal



* CruelandUnusualDeath:While she may not be that well liked her slow painful death at the hands of Darquesse is most definitely cruel and hard to read and you can't help but feel sorry for her afterwards

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* CruelandUnusualDeath:While CruelandUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: While she may not be that well liked her slow painful death at the hands of Darquesse is most definitely cruel and hard to read and you can't help but feel sorry for her afterwardsafterwards.]]



%%* {{Foil}}: To Valkyrie. Which makes sense seeing as she's a reflection.


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* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: To Fletcher.]]


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* ActionHero: He's an adventurer.
* BiTheWay:


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* HeroAntagonist: To [[VillainProtagonist Tanith]] in The Maleficent Seven.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Most of the Dead Men are technically this, but he's implied to be the team's most notorious Adventurer.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Saracen are close. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, they are no longer on speaking terms during the events of Midnight.]]
* KindheartedCatLover: Owned a kitten named Sabrina.


* MoralityChain: [[It's implied that Skulduggery came back to his senses when Vile tried kill Ghastly after killing Ghastly's mother.]]

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* MoralityChain: [[It's [[spoiler: It's implied that Skulduggery came back to his senses when Vile tried kill Ghastly after killing Ghastly's mother.]]

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