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** Zig-zagged throughout ''The Heroes''. He repeatedly schemes himself into a corner and wriggles out in unexpected ways, until [[spoiler:Bayaz finally traps him. And then he escapes ''that'' through [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments brotherly love]]]].

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** Zig-zagged throughout ''The Heroes''. He repeatedly schemes himself into a corner and wriggles out in unexpected ways, until [[spoiler:Bayaz finally traps him. And then he escapes ''that'' through [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments brotherly love]]]].
love]].


* ThePresidentsDaughter: Well, the Lord Marshal's daughter, but there's some mention of how dangerous it is for her to be with the army. [[spoiler:This turns out to be correct.]]


Characters introduced or appearing prominently in Joe Abercrombie's ''The Heroes'', a standalone sequel to TheFirstLaw trilogy.

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Characters introduced or appearing prominently in Joe Abercrombie's ''The Heroes'', a standalone sequel to TheFirstLaw Literature/TheFirstLaw trilogy.


* DamselOutOfDistress: doesn't do any actual fighting, but [[spoiler:negotiates her own release and that of a number of other prisoners. From [[AxCrazy Black Dow]]]].

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* DamselOutOfDistress: doesn't Doesn't do any actual fighting, but [[spoiler:negotiates her own release and that of a number of other prisoners. From [[AxCrazy Black Dow]]]].


* AFatherToHisMen



* SadisticChoice: faced with one when [[spoiler:his old friend and former chief's son Calder attempts to turn him against his new chief.]]
** NotQuiteTheRightThing: how he views his choice.
* UndyingLoyalty: famed for it.

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* AFatherToHisMen
* SadisticChoice: faced Faced with one when [[spoiler:his old friend and former chief's son Calder attempts to turn him against his new chief.]]
chief]].
** NotQuiteTheRightThing: how How he views his choice.
* UndyingLoyalty: famed Famed for it.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: with his wife Sef, and occasionally comes through in interactions with his older brother [[TheBrute Scale]]. In the end, [[spoiler:played straight as he gives Scale rulership of the North.]]
* BlueOniRedOni: with Scale. Calder's blue.
* TheCasanova: his love for his wife is enough to make him swear off other women. Well, almost enough.
* DirtyCoward: by his own admission.
* HotGuyUglyWife: not ''ugly'' per se, but Sef's most mentioned physical trait is her pig nose.
* [[spoiler:ManBehindTheMan: ends up as this to Scale.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: dead set on reclaiming his father's throne from Black Dow.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: doesn't start with one, since he's never earned it. [[spoiler:Then after he defeats Black Dow in the circle (with a little help), people start calling him Black Calder.]]
* RageBreakingPoint: after [[spoiler:Scale's apparent death]], Calder's response is uncharacteristically hot-headed.
* ShutUpHannibal / ShutUpKirk: depending on your perspective, delivers a pretty awesome one to [[spoiler:Black Dow, so much so that many of the people there to watch Dow butcher him start laughing.]]
* SmugSmiler: wears his smirk like armor.
* SmugSnake: actually somewhat averted. Calder has many of the traits, but he's aware of his own overconfidence and tries to curb it. He's also pretty likable when he tries.
** Zig-zagged throughout ''The Heroes''. He repeatedly schemes himself into a corner and wriggles out in unexpected ways, until [[spoiler:Bayaz finally traps him. And then he escapes ''that'' through [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming brotherly love.]]]]

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: with With his wife Sef, and occasionally comes through in interactions with his older brother [[TheBrute Scale]]. In the end, [[spoiler:played straight as he gives Scale rulership of the North.]]
* BlueOniRedOni: with Scale. Calder's blue.
* TheCasanova: his His love for his wife is enough to make him swear off other women. Well, almost enough.
* DirtyCoward: by By his own admission.
* HotGuyUglyWife: not Not ''ugly'' per se, but Sef's most mentioned physical trait is her pig nose.
* [[spoiler:ManBehindTheMan: ends [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Ends up as this to Scale.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: dead Dead set on reclaiming his father's throne from Black Dow.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: doesn't Doesn't start with one, since he's never earned it. [[spoiler:Then after he defeats Black Dow in the circle (with a little help), people start calling him Black Calder.]]
* RageBreakingPoint: after After [[spoiler:Scale's apparent death]], Calder's response is uncharacteristically hot-headed.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Scale. Calder's blue.
*
ShutUpHannibal / ShutUpKirk: depending Depending on your perspective, delivers a pretty awesome one to [[spoiler:Black Dow, so much so that many of the people there to watch Dow butcher him start laughing.]]
laughing]].
* SmugSmiler: wears Wears his smirk like armor.
* SmugSnake: actually Actually somewhat averted. Calder has many of the traits, but he's aware of his own overconfidence and tries to curb it. He's also pretty likable when he tries.
** Zig-zagged throughout ''The Heroes''. He repeatedly schemes himself into a corner and wriggles out in unexpected ways, until [[spoiler:Bayaz finally traps him. And then he escapes ''that'' through [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments brotherly love.]]]]
love]]]].



* CannotSpitItOut: in love with Finree for years. [[spoiler:When he finally does tell her, it goes disastrously.]]
* MasterSwordsman: screwed out of a championship by [[spoiler:Bayaz]], and now possibly the best fighter on either side.
* StoicWoobie: tremendously depressed over his disgrace, but mostly just stands around silently until it's time to put on his armor and kill dozens of people. [[spoiler: Subverted; almost everything wrong in his life is his own fault.]]

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* CannotSpitItOut: in In love with Finree for years. [[spoiler:When he finally does tell her, it goes disastrously.]]
* MasterSwordsman: screwed Screwed out of a championship by [[spoiler:Bayaz]], and now possibly the best fighter on either side.
* StoicWoobie: tremendously Tremendously depressed over his disgrace, but mostly just stands around silently until it's time to put on his armor and kill dozens of people. [[spoiler: Subverted; almost everything wrong in his life is his own fault.]]



* BadassDamsel: doesn't do any actual fighting, but [[spoiler:negotiates her own release and that of a number of other prisoners. From [[AxeCrazy Black Dow.]]]]
* GoldDigger: averted. She married her husband ''after'' his father's disgrace, and seeks success for both of them.
* ManipulativeBitch
* ThePresidentsDaughter: well, the Lord Marshal's daughter, but there's some mention of how dangerous it is for her to be with the army. [[spoiler:This turns out to be correct.]]

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* BadassDamsel: DamselOutOfDistress: doesn't do any actual fighting, but [[spoiler:negotiates her own release and that of a number of other prisoners. From [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy Black Dow.]]]]
Dow]]]].
* GoldDigger: averted.Averted. She married her husband ''after'' his father's disgrace, and seeks success for both of them.
* ManipulativeBitch
{{Manipulative B|astard}}itch
* ThePresidentsDaughter: well, Well, the Lord Marshal's daughter, but there's some mention of how dangerous it is for her to be with the army. [[spoiler:This turns out to be correct.]]



* YouJustHadToSayIt: despite her intelligence and charm, Finree can't stop herself from sassing some people when it's not socially appropriate.

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* YouJustHadToSayIt: despite Despite her intelligence and charm, Finree can't stop herself from sassing some people when it's not socially appropriate.



* Glory Seeker: averted. All Tunny wants to do is live through the next battle and make a profit reselling loot. [[spoiler:Even after he gets his blood up and does crazy things, he doesn't like hearing about them.]]

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* Glory Seeker: averted.GlorySeeker: Averted. All Tunny wants to do is live through the next battle and make a profit reselling loot. [[spoiler:Even after he gets his blood up and does crazy things, he doesn't like hearing about them.]]



* OldSoldier: not that old, but definitely has this attitude.
* RedshirtArmy: he's in one.

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* OldSoldier: not Not that old, but definitely has this attitude.
* RedshirtArmy: he's RedShirtArmy: He's in one.



* Jerkass: well, he is seventeen.
* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere: at the end of the battle, having seen enough of his father's lifestyle.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: his ''father'' was Shama Heartless

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* Jerkass: well, Well, he is seventeen.
* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere: at At the end of the battle, having seen enough of his father's lifestyle.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: his His ''father'' was Shama Heartless



* HappilyMarried: has a husband and kids back at home, who she visits between jobs.

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* HappilyMarried: has Has a husband and kids back at home, who she visits between jobs.



* TheLancer: to Craw. [[spoiler:Later to Dow, when she takes command of his Carls.]]

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* TheLancer: to To Craw. [[spoiler:Later to Dow, when she takes command of his Carls.]]



* BFS: the Father of Swords, an impossibly large two-hander.
* CharacterDevelopment: in "The Fool Jobs," a story concerning Craw's crew several years before ''The Heroes'', Whirrun is new to the band and is a humorless, self-important, stoic hero. By the time of ''The Heroes'', he's lightened up a great deal.
* TheChosenOne: the witch Shoglig told him to seek his destiny on the battlefield, and told him the day and manner of his death.

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* BFS: the The Father of Swords, an impossibly large two-hander.
* CharacterDevelopment: in In "The Fool Jobs," a story concerning Craw's crew several years before ''The Heroes'', Whirrun is new to the band and is a humorless, self-important, stoic hero. By the time of ''The Heroes'', he's lightened up a great deal.
* TheChosenOne: the The witch Shoglig told him to seek his destiny on the battlefield, and told him the day and manner of his death.



* CrazyAwesome: and ''how.''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: acts like a weird goofball most of the time.
* FamedInStory: other Northmen spend the time between battles talking about his ridiculous list of accomplishments.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: due to the nature of the Father of Swords.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: has less clothes on every time he fights.

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* CrazyAwesome: and And ''how.''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: acts Acts like a weird goofball most of the time.
* FamedInStory: other Other Northmen spend the time between battles talking about his ridiculous list of accomplishments.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: due Due to the nature of the Father of Swords.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: has Has less clothes on every time he fights.



* BigBrotherMentor: tries to be this to Calder, but Calder's twice as smart as he is. His presence does dissuade people from just killing Calder, though.

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* BigBrotherMentor: tries Tries to be this to Calder, but Calder's twice as smart as he is. His presence does dissuade people from just killing Calder, though.



* DualWielding: sword and mace combo.
* DumbMuscle: played so very straight.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: loses his hand and is captured by the Union, but Bayaz returns him to Calder at the end.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: red to Calder's blue.
* [[spoiler:PuppetKing: implied to end up as this.]]

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* DualWielding: sword Sword and mace combo.
* DumbMuscle: played Played so very straight.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: loses Loses his hand and is captured by the Union, but Bayaz returns him to Calder at the end.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: red Red to Calder's blue.
* [[spoiler:PuppetKing: implied Implied to end up as this.]]



Black Dow's five generals, all leaders in their own right with a claim to the North. Consists of [[DumbMuscle Scale]] (see above), [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Glama Golden]], [[TheStoic Cairm Ironhead]], [[CoolOldGuy Caul Reachey]], and [[YesMan Brodd Tenways.]]

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Black Dow's five generals, all leaders in their own right with a claim to the North. Consists of [[DumbMuscle Scale]] (see above), [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Glama Golden]], [[TheStoic Cairm Ironhead]], [[CoolOldGuy Caul Reachey]], and [[YesMan Brodd Tenways.]]Tenways]].



* QuirkyMinibossSquad: for Dow.

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* QuirkyMinibossSquad: for For Dow.



* BloodKnight: specifically joins Dow's army because he wants a good fight. He repeatedly asks about fighting his own allies, like Whirrun or Dow himself.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: one of Bayaz's pawns.]]

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* BloodKnight: specifically Specifically joins Dow's army because he wants a good fight. He repeatedly asks about fighting his own allies, like Whirrun or Dow himself.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: one One of Bayaz's pawns.]]


* StoicWoobie: tremendously depressed over his disgrace, but mostly just stands around silently until it's time to put on his armor and kill dozens of people.

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* StoicWoobie: tremendously depressed over his disgrace, but mostly just stands around silently until it's time to put on his armor and kill dozens of people.
people. [[spoiler: Subverted; almost everything wrong in his life is his own fault.]]


* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: doesn't start with one, since he's never earned it. [[spoiler:Then after he defeats Black Dow in the circle ([[Understatement with a little help]]), people start calling him Black Calder.]]]]

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: doesn't start with one, since he's never earned it. [[spoiler:Then after he defeats Black Dow in the circle ([[Understatement with (with a little help]]), help), people start calling him Black Calder.]]]]]]

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!The War Chiefs
Black Dow's five generals, all leaders in their own right with a claim to the North. Consists of [[DumbMuscle Scale]] (see above), [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Glama Golden]], [[TheStoic Cairm Ironhead]], [[CoolOldGuy Caul Reachey]], and [[YesMan Brodd Tenways.]]
* Main/Gonk: Brodd Tenways, "ugly as incest."
* HeroicBuild: Glama Golden, who plays it up.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: for Dow.
* TheRival: Golden & Ironhead.


* TheBigGuy/TheBrute

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* TheBigGuy/TheBruteTheBigGuy / TheBrute


* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: doesn't start with one, since he's never earned it. [[spoiler:Then after he defeats Black Dow in the circle ([[Understatement with a little help]]), people start calling him Black Calder.]]

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: doesn't start with one, since he's never earned it. [[spoiler:Then after he defeats Black Dow in the circle ([[Understatement with a little help]]), people start calling him Black Calder.]]]]]]

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: doesn't start with one, since he's never earned it. [[spoiler:Then after he defeats Black Dow in the circle ([[Understatement with a little help]]), people start calling him Black Calder.]]

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* [[spoiler:ManBehindTheMan: ends up as this to Scale.]]


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!Scale
Bethod's older son and one of Black Dow's five War Chiefs.
* BigBrotherMentor: tries to be this to Calder, but Calder's twice as smart as he is. His presence does dissuade people from just killing Calder, though.
* TheBigGuy/TheBrute
* DualWielding: sword and mace combo.
* DumbMuscle: played so very straight.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: loses his hand and is captured by the Union, but Bayaz returns him to Calder at the end.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: red to Calder's blue.
* [[spoiler:PuppetKing: implied to end up as this.]]
* YouShallNotPass: does this at the old bridge. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]


* BadassDamsel: doesn't do any actual fighting, but [[spoiler:negotiates her own release and that of a number of other prisoners. From [[AxeCrazy ''Black Dow.'']]]]

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* BadassDamsel: doesn't do any actual fighting, but [[spoiler:negotiates her own release and that of a number of other prisoners. From [[AxeCrazy ''Black Black Dow.'']]]]]]]]


* BadassDamsel: doesn't do any actual fighting, but [[spoiler:negotiates her own release and that of a number of other prisoners. From [[AxeCrazy ''Black Dow.'']]]]
* GoldDigger: averted. She married her husband ''after'' his father's disgrace, and seeks success for both of them.



* ThePresidentsDaughter: well, the Lord Marshal's daughter, but there's some mention of how dangerous it is for her to be with the army. [[spoiler:This turns out to be correct.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots




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* Glory Seeker: averted. All Tunny wants to do is live through the next battle and make a profit reselling loot. [[spoiler:Even after he gets his blood up and does crazy things, he doesn't like hearing about them.]]
* GoodLookingPrivates: averted to hell and back.
* OldSoldier: not that old, but definitely has this attitude.
* RedshirtArmy: he's in one.



* SmallNameBigEgo

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* SmallNameBigEgo
SmallNameBigEgo: his ''father'' was Shama Heartless


* [[spoiler:TheMole: one of Bayaz's pawns.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheMole: one of Bayaz's pawns.]]]]

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