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* [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old Drow]]: Continually hits on and sleeps with both drow and human women who are considerably younger than him, whether by the standards of his or their races.

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* [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old Drow]]: Continually hits on and sleeps with both drow and human women who are considerably younger than him, he, whether by the standards of his or their races.


* [[ShutUpKirk Shut Up, Kirk!]]: Just before Artemis' (self-anticipated) death, Drizzt starts in on a KirkSummation, which Artemis cuts off before it really gets going.

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* [[ShutUpKirk Shut Up, Kirk!]]: Just before Artemis' Artemis's (self-anticipated) death, Drizzt starts in on a KirkSummation, which Artemis cuts off before it really gets going.


** Takes him very very many books but by the end even [[spoiler: Drizzt]] acknowledges Artemis' heroism.

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** Takes him very very, very many books but by the end even [[spoiler: Drizzt]] acknowledges Artemis' Artemis's heroism.


** Ironically, his penchant for causing chaos wherever he goes (not just among them) convince the drow that he might, in fact, be favored by Lolth. [[spoiler: They're not wrong, Maestro and Hero show that he's a ''chosen of Lolth'', who equally wants him dead, suffering or as a worshipper]]

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** Ironically, his penchant for causing chaos wherever he goes (not just among them) convince the drow that he might, in fact, be favored by Lolth. [[spoiler: They're not wrong, Maestro ''Maestro'' and Hero ''Hero'' show that he's a ''chosen of Lolth'', who equally wants him dead, suffering or as a worshipper]]


* TheAloner: Spends nearly a decade in the Underdark with Guenhwyvar as his only companion. It almost drives him mad. He eventually surrenders himself to the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder svirfnebli]], mortal enemies of the drow, out of desperation and loneliness.
* AmplifierArtifact: His anklets (really wrist bands, but he wears them on his legs) give him a massive boost to his running speed.

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* TheAloner: Spends nearly a decade in the Underdark with Guenhwyvar as his only companion. It almost drives him mad. He eventually surrenders himself to the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder svirfnebli]], svirfneblin]], mortal enemies of the drow, out of desperation and loneliness.
* AmplifierArtifact: His anklets (really wrist bands, bracers, but he wears them on his legs) give him a massive boost to his running speed.



* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Wulfgar's Betty for Cattie-brie's Archie. Swapped after Wulfgar TookALevelInJerkass when getting married to Cattie-brie.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Wulfgar's Betty for Cattie-brie's Catti-brie's Archie. Swapped after Wulfgar TookALevelInJerkass when getting married in the runup to Cattie-brie.his and Catti-brie's marriage.



* FantasticRacism: He was a victim of this during his earliest decades on the surface due to the notoriety of his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil race]]. In fact, a major part of the early series deals with his struggle against this trope. He himself is not immune to this. When fighting against King Obould and his orcs, he thought it absurd that the orcs didn't "know their place", though he does catch himself on it and reevaluate his position.

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* FantasticRacism: He was a victim of this during his earliest decades on the surface due to the notoriety of his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil race]]. In fact, a major part of A recurring element in the early series earlier books deals with his struggle against this trope. He himself is not isn't immune to this. When this himself; when fighting against King Obould and his orcs, he thought it absurd that the orcs didn't "know their place", though he does catch himself on it and reevaluate his position.



* GuiltComplex: Big time. Drizzt agonizes over everything: his friends dying, killing drow, killing humans, not saving humans, not saving his friends EVERYTHING. It gets pointed out to him from time to time.

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* GuiltComplex: Big time. Drizzt agonizes over everything: his His friends dying, killing drow, killing humans, not saving humans, not saving his friends EVERYTHING.friends; Drizzt agonizes over ''everything'' he is even tangentially related to that he could have affected. It gets pointed out to him from time to time.



* HeroWithBadPublicity: On account of his race. In later novels, however, his reputation is what allows him to be accepted in most places.
* InSeriesNickname: Due to most people's inability to speak Drow Undercommon properly, most people (usually vermin) who have only heard of Drizzt call him "Drizzit" upon first meeting.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: On account of his race. In later novels, however, his personal reputation is what allows him to be accepted in most places.
* InSeriesNickname: Due to most people's inability to speak Drow Undercommon properly, most people (usually vermin) who have only heard of Drizzt call him "Drizzit" upon first meeting.meeting.
*IncestantAdmirer: For a time, was this with Vierna, his eldest sister, who had been interested in him for years, though it was forbidden even in drow society.



* MindRape: During ''Starless Night'', involving an [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} illithid]]

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* MindRape: During ''Starless Night'', involving an [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} illithid]]illithid]].



** Ironically, his penchant for causing chaos convince the drow that he might, in fact, be favored by Lolth. [[spoiler: They're not wrong, Maestro and Hero show that he's a ''chosen of Lolth'' who equally wants him dead, suffering or as a worshipper]]

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** Ironically, his penchant for causing chaos wherever he goes (not just among them) convince the drow that he might, in fact, be favored by Lolth. [[spoiler: They're not wrong, Maestro and Hero show that he's a ''chosen of Lolth'' Lolth'', who equally wants him dead, suffering or as a worshipper]]



* OrcRaisedByElves: Although technically an "adult" when he makes it to the surface, Drizzt is adopted by Bruenor Battlehammer, a dwarf, and taught to be a productive member of society.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The superiority of Dark Elves is really hammered home in his series, even considering that Drizzt is exceptional amongst them.
* PintSizedPowerHouse: One of the best rangers in all the realms is about 5'4 and 140 pounds. And he's considered tall for a Drow! Occasionally, characters express surprise that a legendary fighter is shorter than they expected. In one novel, he physically has to climb over a wall his barbarian companion was a head and shoulders taller than and looking over.

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* OrcRaisedByElves: Although technically an "adult" when he makes it to the surface, Drizzt is adopted by Bruenor Battlehammer, a dwarf, and taught to be a productive member of society.
society (as opposed to what he was previously doing, hanging out around the edges hoping not to bother anyone).
* OurElvesAreBetter: The superiority (both their own self-perception of Dark Elves it and how they measure up to it) of dark elves is really hammered home in his series, even considering that Drizzt is exceptional amongst them.
* PintSizedPowerHouse: One of the best rangers in all the realms Realms is about 5'4 and 140 pounds. And he's considered tall for a Drow! male drow! Occasionally, characters express surprise that a legendary fighter is shorter than they expected. In one novel, he physically has to climb over a wall his barbarian companion was a head and shoulders taller than and looking over.to look over it.



* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: With Cattie-Brie. Whom he met when she was a young teenager.

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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: With Cattie-Brie.Catti-Brie. Whom he met when she was a young teenager.



* TheAce: The greatest weapons-master Menzoberranzan has ever known.

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* TheAce: The Widely considered the greatest weapons-master Menzoberranzan has ever known.



* CombatPragmatist: So much so, right down to blinding his opponents and [[GroinAttack kicking them where it hurts.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: So much so, right down to blinding his opponents opponents, plucking out spellcasters' tongue wi and [[GroinAttack kicking them where it hurts.]]



* DualWielding: With two swords. Sometimes with a sword and a whip.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Pulls this twice. He calmly offers [[TakeMeInstead to be sacrificed in place of Drizzt]] and takes control of the Zin-carla long enough to kill himself.

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* DualWielding: With Though he's good with anything, his preferred style is two swords. Sometimes he goes with a sword and [[WhipItGood a whip.
whip]], but only when going up against priestesses of Lolth, presumably for the irony (whips being the preferred weapon of such priestesshood).
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Pulls this twice. He calmly offers [[TakeMeInstead to be sacrificed in place of Drizzt]] Drizzt]], and later takes control of the Zin-carla long enough to kill himself.himself by jumping into a lake of acid.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: It is mentioned that Zaknafein and Jarlaxle were once good friends, but Zak was betrayed by Jarlaxle at some point in the past. On Jarlaxle's part, he regrets it immensely and it starts his own sort of road to being slightly less terrible.
* WouldHitAGirl: Zaknafein takes particular glee in killing Drow priestesses. Justified as he sees them as holding up the evil ideals of Drow society.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: It is mentioned that Zaknafein and Jarlaxle were once good friends, but Zak was betrayed by Jarlaxle at some point in the past. On Jarlaxle's part, he regrets it immensely and it starts his own sort of road path to being maybe, sort of, slightly less terrible.
* WouldHitAGirl: Zaknafein takes particular glee in killing Drow priestesses. Justified in-universe as he sees them as holding up the evil ideals of Drow society.



* IgnoredEpiphany: Malice briefly reconsiders her devotion to Lollth when realizes it's brought her nothing but fear and misery. She ultimately convinces herself that [[IveComeTooFar she's come too far]] to stop now and that the rewards will be well worth it.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: Malice briefly reconsiders her devotion to Lollth Lolth when realizes it's brought her nothing but fear and misery. She ultimately convinces herself that [[IveComeTooFar she's come too far]] to stop now and that the rewards will be well worth it.



*IncestantAdmirer: For a time, was this with Drizzt, which even in drow society is considered taboo; her mother had to warn her away when he was still a child, though it didn't stop her from trying after he was an adult.



* MoralEventHorizon: Vierna was Zaknafein's only other biological child besides Drizzt, and like her brother and father, displayed signs that she wasn't as evil as the rest of her race. Unfortunately, after Drizzt escaped and Menzoberranzan was plunged into war, she turned her attention fully towards gaining Lolth's favor.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Vierna was Zaknafein's only other biological child besides Drizzt, and like her brother and father, displayed signs that she wasn't as evil as the rest of her race. Unfortunately, But after Drizzt escaped fully to the surface and Menzoberranzan was plunged into war, House Do'Urden fell to House Baenre, she turned her attention fully towards gaining regaining Lolth's favor.



* SadistTeacher: Her methods for raising Drizzt to understand drow society involved quite a healthy number of lashes from her whip. Unlike most sadist teachers, it's shown she doesn't take much pleasure for this.


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* SadistTeacher: Her methods for raising Drizzt to understand drow society involved quite a healthy number of lashes from her whip. Unlike most sadist teachers, it's shown she doesn't take much pleasure for this.

in it.




* BackStab: Pulled this on Nalfein near the beginning of ''Homeland'', which allowed Drizzt to not be sacrificed on the day of his birth. By drow law, every third male child is sacrificed to Lolth. With Nalfein's death, Drizzt was [[ExactWords no longer the third son]] and was spared.

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* BackStab: Pulled this on Nalfein near the beginning of ''Homeland'', which allowed Drizzt to not be sacrificed on the day of his birth. By drow law, law in Menzoberranzan, every third male child is sacrificed to Lolth. With Nalfein's death, Drizzt was [[ExactWords no longer the third son]] and was spared.



* BodyHorror: What happens to him in ''The Legacy''.

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* BodyHorror: What happens to him in ''The Legacy''.Legacy'': [[spoiler:he's transformed into a drider]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* JerkAss
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: With a bit of LaserGuidedKarma. Dinin's killing of Nalfein allows Drizzt to live. [[ForWantOfANail If Dinin hadn't been so greedy]], he and his house might still be alive and intact.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* JerkAss
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: With a bit of LaserGuidedKarma. Dinin's killing of Nalfein allows Drizzt to live. [[ForWantOfANail If Dinin hadn't been so greedy]], he and his house might still be alive and intact.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* JerkAss
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: With a bit of LaserGuidedKarma. Dinin's killing of Nalfein allows Drizzt to live. [[ForWantOfANail If Dinin hadn't been so greedy]], he and his house might still be alive and intact.



Patron of House Do'Urden and Uncle of Drizzt

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Patron of House Do'Urden and Uncle Do'Urden; not-so-secretly the uncle, not father, of Drizzt



* DudeWheresMyRespect: He tries to demand respect due to being the house Patron, Briza whips him into submission.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: He tries to demand respect due to being the house Patron, Patron; Briza whips him into submission.submission.
* FlatCharacter: Doesn't get much in the way of character development, and exists primarily to show how badly male
drow, even ones who fully buy into the system, are treated.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: His rival is dismissive of him, his daughters don't respect him or his "title," the other males don't seem to care about him, and Malice only kept him around so she could have more children. Even when he died, the text mentioned that nobody actually cared.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: His rival is dismissive of him, his daughters don't respect him or his "title," the other males don't seem to care about him, and Malice only kept him around so she could have more children. Even when he died, the text mentioned that nobody actually cared that he was dead.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: How died. The [[spoiler: undead Zakafein]] cut his body to pieces.
* FlatCharacter: Doesn't get much in the way of character development, and exists primarily to show how badly male Drow are treated.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: His rival is dismissive of him, his daughters don't respect him or his "title," the other males don't seem to care about him, and Malice only kept him around so she could have more children. Even when he died, the text mentioned that nobody actually cared that he was dead.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: How died. The [[spoiler: undead [[spoiler:undead Zakafein]] cut his body to pieces.
* FlatCharacter: Doesn't get much in the way of character development, and exists primarily to show how badly male Drow are treated.
pieces.



The cruel leader of House Baenre and the most important woman in Menzoberrazan.

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The cruel leader of House Baenre Baenre, and the most important woman in Menzoberrazan.



* CripplingOverspecialization: Yvonnel is almost completely dependent on magic. When magic goes awry as it did in the Time of Troubles, or simply stops functioning, as when Errtu's minion revealed an AntiMagic sapphire, Yvonnel becomes nothing more than a frail old woman who's utterly helpless in melee combat.
* DropTheHammer: When she was a very young drow, she battled Gandalug Battlehammer and knocked his tooth out with a spell that created a magical hammer. Shen then enchanted that tooth to trap Gandalug's spirit.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Yvonnel is far older than even elves normally get to, and while healthy considering her age is still frail and almost completely dependent on magic. When magic goes awry as it did in the Time of Troubles, or simply stops functioning, as when Errtu's minion revealed an AntiMagic sapphire, Yvonnel becomes nothing more than a frail an old woman who's utterly helpless in melee combat.
* DropTheHammer: When she was a very young drow, she battled Gandalug Battlehammer and knocked his tooth out with a spell that created a magical hammer. Shen She then enchanted that tooth to trap Gandalug's spirit.



* EvilMatriarch: Rules her house with an iron fist. It says a lot about her power that her eldest daughters, despite being powerful and ambitious haven't set out to start their own houses.

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* EvilMatriarch: Rules her house with an iron fist. It says a lot about her power that her eldest daughters, despite being powerful and ambitious ambitious, still haven't set out to start their own houses.



* NeverMessWithGranny: Likely the single most powerful priestess of Lolth in the entire Realms, Yvonnel answers to no one but Lolth herself. Everyone else in Menzoberranzan, including her own children, are terrified of her.
* PurposeDrivenImmortality: She lived three times as long as an ordinary drow due to her obsession with taking the Mithral Hall.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is actually over 2,000 years old (which is old even by drow standards who usually make it to the 750s if they're exceptionally lucky) by the time she finally dies.

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Likely the single most powerful priestess of Lolth in the entire Realms, on Abeir-toril, Yvonnel answers only to no one but Lolth herself. Everyone else in Menzoberranzan, including her own children, are terrified of her.
* PurposeDrivenImmortality: She lived three times as long as an ordinary drow elf due to her obsession with taking the Mithral Hall.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is actually over 2,000 years old (which is old even by drow standards normal elf standards, who usually make it top out at 750; drow, almost none of whom die of old age, tend to the 750s if they're exceptionally lucky) have much shorter lifespans) by the time she finally dies.



* AbusiveParents: played with. Although his mom tired to murder him as a child, later on he has become too powerful to attack directly, despite her many threats to put him in his place.

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* AbusiveParents: played Played with. Although his mom tired tried to murder him as a child, and has issued many threats to put him in his place, later on he has become too powerful to attack directly, despite her many threats to put him in his place. directly,



* BaldOfAwesome: Notably, Jarlaxle's shaved head is actually significant; hairstyle indicates station in drow society. By shaving his head, Jarlaxle removes himself from this system.
* BareYourMidriff: Besides his eyepatch, cape, and hat, Jarlaxle's other iconic piece of clothing is a short vest that exposes his stomach muscles.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: it can be hard to make him lose his cool, but if you pitch him you will wind up dead in some exciting way.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Notably, Jarlaxle's shaved head is actually significant; hairstyle indicates role and station in drow society. By shaving his head, Jarlaxle removes himself from this system.
* BareYourMidriff: Besides his eyepatch, cape, and hat, Jarlaxle's other iconic piece of clothing is a short vest that exposes his stomach muscles.
abs.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: it It can be hard to make him lose his cool, but if you pitch him you will wind up dead in some exciting way.



* CrazyPrepared: Seriously, the man has a magic item for every situation you could think of.

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* CrazyPrepared: Seriously, the The man has a magic item for every situation you could think of. conceivable situation, and some that aren't.



* HandSignals: The Drow hand cant. He uses it frequently with his lieutenants and sometimes with Entreri, whom he taught it to.
* HeelFaceTurn: While Jarlaxle was always AffablyEvil and began his transition to ChaoticNeutral during {{Literature/The Sellswords}}, he only fully became one of the good guys around the time of ''The Ghost King''.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: he repeatedly aids Drizzt and his friends, even when he could easily defeat them and collect a huge reward.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Most D&D rule sets explicitly forbid using magic items the way Jarlaxle does. Jarlaxle, presumably, doesn't care becuase he's Jarlaxle.
* HandSignals: The Drow drow hand cant. He uses it frequently with his lieutenants and sometimes with Entreri, whom he taught it to.
* HeelFaceTurn: While Jarlaxle was always AffablyEvil and began his transition to ChaoticNeutral during {{Literature/The Sellswords}}, he only fully became one of the good guys around the time of ''The Ghost King''.
King'', where he sincerely wants to help Drizzt and Bruenor...but can only apologize, as he doesn't even know where to begin [[spoiler:tracking down someone's ''soul'']].
* HiddenHeartOfGold: he He repeatedly aids Drizzt and his friends, even when he could easily defeat them and collect a huge reward.



* LovableRogue starting a war in Luskan so that he coul

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* LovableRogue starting a war in Luskan so that he coulLovableRogue: Very nearly the archetypal example.



* MultiMeleeMaster: Jarlaxe can wield two swords but prefers using daggers, crossbows and whatever magical item he pulls out.
* NayTheist: Jarlaxle knows as a matter of fact that Lady Lolth exists. He refuses to worship her, though. Justified, since she's a [[StrawFeminist misandrist]].

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* MultiMeleeMaster: Jarlaxe can wield two swords but prefers using daggers, crossbows and with nearly as much skill as his old friend Zaknafein--but like Zak, is also handy with whatever magical item weapon he pulls out.
can lay his hands on. This should probably be expected,, given what a motley collection his magic weapons are.
* NayTheist: Jarlaxle knows knows, as a matter of fact fact, that Lady Lolth exists. He refuses to worship her, though. Justified, since though, as she's a [[StrawFeminist misandrist]].



* RefugeInAudacity: Jarlaxle's flamboyancy tends to either enrage or shock people too much for them to actually try to do anything to him. It was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] after Jarlaxle's "Who I Am" monologue to Queen Christine in ''Road of the Patriarch''.
** The acceptance in a public tavern that Drizzt labored for decades to earn? Jarlaxle got it in five minutes when he walked in, took a seat at another man's table, got him kicked out for drawing steel, and bought everyone a round.
* RefusalOfTheCall: He was chosen by Lolth to be one of her agents and flat-out refused. Then again, Lolth's most favored servants are bringers of chaos, and he certainly is that, almost singlehandedly making things more interesting in Menzoberranzan than they've been in centuries.

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* RefugeInAudacity: Jarlaxle's flamboyancy tends to either enrage or shock people too much for them to actually try to do ''do'' anything to him. It was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] after Jarlaxle's "Who I Am" monologue to Queen Christine in ''Road of the Patriarch''.
** The acceptance in a public tavern that Drizzt labored for decades to earn? Jarlaxle got it in five minutes when he walked in, took a seat at another man's table, got him kicked out for drawing steel, and bought everyone a round.
round. He also at one point defused a situation by claiming to ''be'' Drizzt.
* RefusalOfTheCall: He was chosen by Lolth to be one of her agents agents...and flat-out refused. Then again, Lolth's most favored servants are bringers of chaos, and he certainly is that, almost singlehandedly making things more interesting in Menzoberranzan than they've been in centuries.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Yes. Befriends animals, trusted by elves and is one of the first surface-dwellers to whole-heartedly accept a lost drow.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Yes. Befriends animals, trusted by elves and is one of the first surface-dwellers to whole-heartedly accept a lost and lonely drow.



* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: Dies of old age a year after he meets Drizzt. He does GoOutWithASMile knowing that Drizzt would continue.]]

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* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard: Dies of old age a year after he meets Drizzt.Drizzt, though in his case it's from old age. He does GoOutWithASMile knowing that Drizzt would continue.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: Allied with orcs in an assault on a ranger's grove. Murdered at least two people. Tortured monks. Threatened to rape a seven year old. Why? All because Drizzt killed one of his dogs in self defense.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Allied with orcs in an assault on a ranger's grove. Murdered at least two people. Tortured monks. Threatened to rape a seven year old. Why? All because Drizzt killed one of his dogs dogs, in self defense.self-defense.



* AllergicToRoutine: He'll find any way to try to head out adventuring instead of sitting around taking care of the boring royal matters of his station.

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* AllergicToRoutine: He'll find any way to try to head out adventuring instead of sitting around taking care of the boring royal matters of his royal station.



* TheBlacksmith: Briefly, in The Crystal Shard, but then he crafts his masterwork (Wulfgar's hammer, Aegis-Fang) and hangs up the metaphorical hammer.



* GoOutWithASmile: Like any good dwarf.

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* GoOutWithASmile: Like any good dwarf. dwarf who goes in battle.



* PapaWolf: Threaten Cattie- Brie in front of him and your lifespan can suddenly be measured in minutes.

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* PapaWolf: Threaten Cattie- Brie Catti-Brie in front of him and your lifespan can suddenly be measured in minutes.



!!Cattie-brie Battlehammer

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!!Cattie-brie !!Catti-brie Battlehammer



* IllGirl: In her last appearance, she is struck down at the beginning of the book by a wild magic surge during the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Spellplague]]. She spends the remainder of the story alternating between a coma and magic-based hallucinations before finally expiring.



* IllGirl: In her last appearance [[spoiler:during her initial incarnation]], she is struck down at the beginning of the book by a wild magic surge during the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Spellplague]]. She spends the remainder of the story alternating between a coma and magic-based hallucinations before finally expiring.



* SquishyWizard: [[spoiler: After her rebirth. She kept her magic powers but since she was raised as a normal girl by normal parents, she never learned to fight]]



* SquishyWizard: [[spoiler: After her rebirth. She kept her magic powers but since she was raised as a normal girl by normal parents, she never learned to fight]]


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* SquishyWizard: [[spoiler: After her rebirth. She kept her magic powers but since she was raised as a normal girl by normal parents, she never learned to fight]]




* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Despite being a formidable fighter and badass, Pwent is very nearly killed when he and the brigade pick a fight with the drow Weapons Master of the Second House

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Despite being a formidable fighter and ridiculous badass, Pwent is very nearly killed when he and the brigade pick a fight with the Uthegental Barrison Del'Armgo, a drow Weapons Master of the Second Houseweapon master who fights [[MigthyGlacier not at all]] like [[WeakButSkilled most drow weapon masters]].



* BloodKnight: Has more than a bit of this.



!!Wulfgar

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!!Wulfgar!!Wulfgar, son of Beornegar



* BackFromTheDead: In ''Passage to Dawn''. And again in "The Companions".

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* BackFromTheDead: In ''Passage to Dawn''. [[spoiler: And again in "The Companions".]]



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His years of work along the dwarves in mines and forges, made him far stronger than any human.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His years of work along the dwarves in mines and forges, forges made him far stronger than any human.human. (He literally was stronger than it was possible for a human to be barring magic in 2nd Edition rules.)



* TheGiant: He is 7 feet tall and 350 pounds heavy, all of it muscle. In the course of the books only a handful of the people he meets are of comparable size with him, much less larger.

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* TheGiant: He is 7 feet tall and 350 pounds heavy, pounds, all of it muscle. In the course of the books only a handful of the people he meets are of comparable size with him, much less larger.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Played with, since he didn't fight in a war, so much as survive being tortured by a demon for seven years.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Played with, since he didn't fight in a war, war so much as survive being tortured by a demon for seven years.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Artemis gets slapped hard in the face with this after spending time in Menzoberranzan and meeting an entire CITY of betters. Despite all the work he has put into his skills, he is put into a position where he cannot kill anyone to raise his status, and most of the population are killers on an equal level with him.
* ArchNemesis: To Drizzt. Artemis despised Drizzt because, despite their equal abilities in combat, Drizzt devoted his life to, well, his ''life'', gaining friends and actually having a life worth living, whereas Entreri became a soulless killing machine, and he sees in Drizzt the hollow emptiness of his own existence. Drizzt, for his part, hates Entreri both because he's an evil bastard, and because he sees in Entreri what he could have become if things had been different. [[spoiler:Entreri later grows out of it. He comes to respect Drizzt for the choices he took in life and the friends he made, rather than despise him for them, and as Entreri becomes a better person, Drizzt hates him less and less.]]

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Artemis gets slapped hard in the face with this after spending time in Menzoberranzan and meeting an entire CITY of betters.people who think (and some are) better than him at what he does. Despite all the work he has put into his skills, he is put into a position where he cannot kill anyone to raise his status, and most of the population are killers on an equal level with him.
* ArchNemesis: To Drizzt. Artemis despised Drizzt because, despite their equal near-equal abilities in combat, Drizzt devoted his life to, well, his ''life'', gaining friends and actually having a life worth living, whereas Entreri became honed himself into a soulless killing machine, machine and he ''still'' couldn't quite match him. He sees in Drizzt the hollow emptiness of his own existence. Drizzt, for his part, hates Entreri both because he's an evil bastard, and because he sees in Entreri what he could have become if things had been different. [[spoiler:Entreri later grows out of it. He comes to respect Drizzt for the choices he took in life and the friends he made, rather than despise him for them, and as Entreri becomes a better person, Drizzt hates him less and less.]]



* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Jarlaxle's red.

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* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Blue to Jarlaxle's red.



* GenderBlenderName: While more commonly a man's name, Artemis is technically unisex and was a female name in the original Greek.

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* GenderBlenderName: While more commonly a man's name, name these days, Artemis is technically unisex and was a female name in the original Greek.



--->'''Alegni:''' He's still mine, you understand, and so his name remains Barrabus.

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--->'''Alegni:''' -->'''Alegni:''' He's still mine, you understand, and so his name remains Barrabus.



* TheDragon: To Alkar Kessel during his period as the Crystal Shard's Master.
** DragonInChief: Errtu is about a thousand times more dangerous than Alkar Kessel and that's probably underselling it.

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* TheDragon: To Alkar Kessel Akar Kessell during his period as the Crystal Shard's Master.
** DragonInChief: Errtu is about a thousand times more dangerous than Alkar Kessel Kessell and that's probably underselling it.



* MotiveDecay: Becomes more obsessed with Drizzt than the Crystal Shard.

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* MotiveDecay: Becomes more obsessed with Drizzt than the Crystal Shard.Shard, because {{revenge}}. (Then again, even the smartest demons are known for getting distracted from broader goals; comes with being ''chaotic'' evil.)



* WingedHumanoid: Stretch on the humanoid part.

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* WingedHumanoid: Stretch on the humanoid part.part, but two arms, to legs, a head, and a torso.



* GoodIsNotSoft: He's very kind and gentle, but can be merciless when confronted by evil. At one point, he summoned a demon to ask it questions about another demon, which the demon was compelled to answer, though with no small amount of threats and insults which Cadderly brushed off. Once the questioning was finished, Cadderly went to dismiss the demon back to Hell, only for the demon to throw one final threat that it would find a way to be resummoned by another and come after Cadderly's family. Cadderly immediately cancelled the dismissal, effectively slamming the door in the demon's face, and then proceeded to summon a whirling wall of blades directly on top of the demon, shredding its physical form into pieces. [[note]] In the Forgotten Realms setting, if a demon's physical body is destroyed on a plane, it must wait 1,000 years before it can return to that plane unless summoned by the person that banished it. By banishing it, Cadderly ensured that he and his family would be long dead before the demon could return.[[/note]]

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* GoodIsNotSoft: He's very kind and gentle, but can be merciless when confronted by evil. At one point, he summoned a demon to ask it questions about another demon, which the demon was compelled to answer, though with no small amount of threats and insults which Cadderly brushed off. Once the questioning was finished, Cadderly went to dismiss the demon back to Hell, only for the demon to throw one final threat that it would find a way to be resummoned by another and come after Cadderly's family. Cadderly immediately cancelled the dismissal, effectively slamming the door in the demon's face, and then proceeded to summon a whirling wall of blades directly on top of the demon, shredding its physical form into pieces. [[note]] In [[note]]In the Forgotten Realms setting, if a demon's an outsider's physical body is destroyed on a plane other than its home plane, it must wait 1,000 years a century before it can return to that plane unless summoned by the person that banished it. By banishing it, slaying it first, Cadderly ensured that he and his family would be long dead before the demon could return.[[/note]]



* KillerYoyo: His weapons of choice

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* KillerYoyo: His weapons weapon of choicechoice.



** YoungerThanTheyLook: This was after he looked like an ancient man despite being in his thirties due to the effort of building the main part of Spirit Soaring with magic, which drained him.



* CloudCuckooLander: Pikel thinks and acts in a very odd manner. There's a fairly strong implication that he has, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' terms, High Wisdom and Low Intelligence. In other words, he's legitimately mentally retarded.

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* CloudCuckooLander: Pikel thinks and acts in a very odd manner. There's a fairly strong implication that he has, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' terms, High high Wisdom and Low low Intelligence. In other words, he's legitimately mentally retarded.handicapped.



* OurElvesAreBetter: Subverted. Our elves are nuts.



* OurElvesAreBetter: Subverted. Our elves are nuts.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rai-guy, one of the few that Kimmuriel genuinely likes. Their complicity is strong enough that Kimmuriel doesn't need too much convincing to join him in a coup against Jarlaxle (to whom Kimmuriel owes his life.)

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rai-guy, one of the few people that Kimmuriel genuinely likes. Their complicity Their...friendship?...is strong enough that Kimmuriel doesn't need too much convincing to join him in a coup against Jarlaxle (to whom Kimmuriel owes his life.)life).



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: It doesn't show much due to his nature as TheStoic, but it's mentioned a few times that he is ''especially'' racist, even for a drow.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: It doesn't show much due to his nature as TheStoic, but it's mentioned a few times that he is especially racist, even for a drow.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Jarlaxle.

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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Rai-guy, later Jarlaxle.



* ArtifactDomination: If the person wielding Khazid’hea cant keep it under control, it’s more accurate to say Khazid’hea wields them.
* BloodKnight: Oh yeah. At one point, when the narration follows Khazid’hea, while Cattie-Brie is recovering from serious leg injuries and won’t be fighting for what everyone estimates to be at least a month, it takes the time to point out that Cutter ''hates'' peace.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: How Cattie-Brie utilizes Cutter.
* CoolSword: While it’s [[EvilWeapon not a very nice sword]], it is quite an awesome sword to have. It can even alter its own hilt to look like something it’s current/potential wielder might like.

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* ArtifactDomination: If the person wielding Khazid’hea cant can't keep it under control, it’s more accurate to say Khazid’hea wields them.
* BloodKnight: Oh yeah. At one point, when the narration follows Khazid’hea, while Cattie-Brie Catti-Brie is recovering from serious leg injuries and won’t be fighting for what everyone estimates to be at least a month, it takes the time to point out that Cutter ''hates'' peace.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: How Cattie-Brie Catti-Brie utilizes Cutter.
* CoolSword: While it’s [[EvilWeapon not a very nice sword]], it is quite an awesome sword to have. It can even alter its own hilt to look like something it’s its current/potential wielder might like.like; to its annoyance, however, it can't reshape its blade.



* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: In a way, it seems to view partnership with a worthy warrior as quasi-romantic and battle while being wielded by them like sex.



* LeeroyJenkins: If the person wielding Cutter can’t keep it under control, it pretty much takes control of them and charges headfirst into any group of enemies (or allies) they can get to, strategy and practicality be damned, because it wants to kill them, all of them, right ''now'', not later.
* MeaningfulName: Many characters & the narration note how Cutter’s name is quite apropriate.
* MoreThanMindControl: When it can’t outright get a person to do as it wants, it alternates between & compliments its telepathic magic by trying to convince it’s wielder to do what it wants by reasoning with them.

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* LeeroyJenkins: If the person wielding Cutter can’t keep it under control, it pretty much takes control of them and charges headfirst into any group of enemies (or indeed allies) they can get to, strategy and practicality be damned, because it wants to kill them, all of them, right ''now'', not later.
* MeaningfulName: Many characters & and the narration note how Cutter’s name is quite apropriate.
* MoreThanMindControl: When it can’t outright get a person to do as it wants, it alternates between & compliments complements its telepathic magic by trying to convince it’s its wielder to do what it wants by reasoning with them.



* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The only thing that rivals its bloodlust is its desire to be wielded by a great warrior. It’s content to be wielded by someone of Cattie-Brie’s skill, but it longs for someone like Drizzt to keep & use it. If it doesn’t deem it’s current wielder worthy, it will try to get them killed, hoping that whoever picks it up next is more suitable than the last.
* TalkingWeapon: Uses Telepathy to talk. It becomes easier to hear when holding it, although [[ArtifactDomination you really shouldn’t]].

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* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The only thing that rivals its bloodlust is its desire to be wielded by a great warrior. It’s content to be wielded by someone of Cattie-Brie’s Catti-Brie’s skill, but it longs for someone like Drizzt to keep & and use it. If it doesn’t deem it’s its current wielder worthy, it will try to get them killed, hoping that whoever picks it up next is more suitable than the last.
* TalkingWeapon: Uses Telepathy telepathy to talk. It becomes easier to hear when holding it, although [[ArtifactDomination you really shouldn’t]].



* TokenEvilTeammate: Khazid’hea to Cattie-Brie, Khazid’hea to the companions, Khazid’hea to . . . pretty much anyone who doesn’t have a similar mind/goal as it. And it’s ''always'' hungry for blood & death.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Khazid’hea to Cattie-Brie, Catti-Brie, Khazid’hea to the companions, Khazid’hea to . . . to...pretty much anyone who doesn’t have a similar mind/goal as it. And it’s ''always'' hungry for blood & death.



* ArchEnemy: After Artemis, Obould is top ringer for Drizzt's arch rival. Obould's war is responsible for the death's of several of Drizzt's friends, the crippling of his love interest, and shaking the very foundations of his reality. Drizzt, on the other hand, is was the single biggest thorn in Obould's side during the war, causing no end of problems for the orc king by killing hundreds of his soldiers and spreading fear through the rest. Obould is one of the few people to force Drizzt to flee from combat, and despite two vicious battles, neither was able to achieve a decisive victory over the other.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Averted; while he is a sexually active character, he made a habbit of surrounding himself with the most beautiful female orcs in his kingdom, letting them grind against him during feasts and warcouncils, and showing absolutely no interests in them as a way of showing off to his men how much more disciplined and controlled he was compared to them.
* AntiVillain: His methods are brutal, but his goal is noble; create a stable orc state and put an end to his people's self-destructive ways.

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* ArchEnemy: After Artemis, Obould is somewhere near the top ringer of the list for Drizzt's arch rival. archrival. Obould's war is responsible for the death's of several of Drizzt's friends, the crippling of his love interest, lover, and shaking the very foundations of his reality. Drizzt, on the other hand, is was the single biggest thorn in Obould's side during the war, causing no end of problems for the orc king by killing literally hundreds of his soldiers and spreading fear through the rest.ranks. Obould is one of the few people to force Drizzt to flee from combat, and despite two vicious battles, neither was able to achieve a decisive victory over the other.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Averted; while he is a sexually active character, he made a habbit of surrounding himself with the most beautiful female orcs in his kingdom, letting them grind against him during feasts and warcouncils, and showing absolutely no interests interest in them as a way of showing off to his men how much more disciplined and controlled he was compared to them.
them (while also demonstrating, when the time was right, he was not afraid to ''absolutely go to town'' on a willing woman).
* AntiVillain: His methods are brutal, but his goal is noble; noble: create a stable orc state and put an end to his people's self-destructive ways.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When Obould appears on the battlefield before the protagonists for the first time, he immediately kills a high level wizard, ignores arrows from Cattie-Brie's bow, and defeats Wulfgar-who has been explicitly noted to have extraordinary strength even for a barbarian- in one-on-one combat.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When Obould appears on the battlefield before the protagonists for the first time, he immediately kills a high level wizard, ignores arrows from Cattie-Brie's Catti-Brie's bow, and defeats Wulfgar-who has been explicitly noted to have extraordinary strength even for a barbarian- in one-on-one combat.



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Though not in the same way as Drizzt. Obould is every bit as ''evil'' as you would expect an orc to be, it's just that he's also bright, extremely motivated, capable of diplomacy, and far more civilized than any member of his species has a right to be.

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Though not in the same way as Drizzt. Obould is every bit as ''evil'' as you would expect an orc to be, it's just that he's also bright, extremely motivated, capable of diplomacy, disciplined, and far more civilized than any member of his species has a right to be.diplomatic.



* SmugSuper: In terms of intelligence and fighting prowess, he's far superior to any orc. And he knows it.

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* SmugSuper: In terms of intelligence and fighting prowess, he's far superior to any orc. And orc, and he knows it.


* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Jarlaxle's always someone better is his older brother, Gromph, whose power structure is superior even to Jarlaxle's, and whose personal skill in the arcane arts blows Jarlaxle's right out of the water. ''Gauntlgrym'' shows that Jarlaxle'll go to Gromph for help and advice(reminiscent of Sherlock and Mycroft) and that Gromph has no trouble in seeing through Jarlaxle's bullshit.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Jarlaxle's always someone better is his older brother, Gromph, whose power structure is superior even to Jarlaxle's, and whose personal skill in the arcane arts blows Jarlaxle's right out of the water. ''Gauntlgrym'' shows that Jarlaxle'll go to Gromph for help and advice(reminiscent advice (reminiscent of Sherlock and Mycroft) and that Gromph has no trouble in seeing through Jarlaxle's bullshit.


* ShadowArchetype: To Drizzt. They're both exceptional members of AlwaysChaoticEvil races who [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch see the obvious flaws in their respective cultures]], [[{{Ubermensch}} rejecting said culture in favor of their own moral codes]]. Where as Drizzt used his martial skill to escape and evade his people, living apart from them, Obould used his cunning and political savvy(backed by martial skill) to force a fundamental change in the way his people lived. It's interesting to note that the parallels between them are never drawn explicitly in the text, and Drizzt never compares himself to Obould. He does, however, compare Obould to Artemis twice, the first time noting that the orc king apparently felt he needed to prove something by insisting on fighting Drizzt one on one, and the second time as a note towards his prowess in combat.

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* ShadowArchetype: To Drizzt. They're both exceptional members of AlwaysChaoticEvil races who [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch see the obvious flaws in their respective cultures]], [[{{Ubermensch}} rejecting said culture in favor of their own moral codes]]. Where as Drizzt used his martial skill to escape and evade his people, living apart from them, Obould used his cunning and political savvy(backed savvy (backed by martial skill) to force a fundamental change in the way his people lived. It's interesting to note that the parallels between them are never drawn explicitly in the text, and Drizzt never compares himself to Obould. He does, however, compare Obould to Artemis twice, the first time noting that the orc king apparently felt he needed to prove something by insisting on fighting Drizzt one on one, and the second time as a note towards his prowess in combat.


* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Flesh, bone, armor, stone - with enough momentum, Khazid’hea pretty much goes through anything (and anyone).



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Flesh, bone, armor, stone - with enough momentum, Khazid’hea pretty much goes through anything (and anyone).


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* CoolSword: While it’s [[EvilWeapon not a very nice sword]], it is quite an awesome sword to have. It can even alter its own hilt to look like something it’s current/potential wielder might like.


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* MeaningfulName: Many characters & the narration note how Cutter’s name is quite apropriate.


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* NamedWeapons: Khazid’hea/Cutter.


* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The only thing that rivals its bloodlust is its desire to be wielded by a great warrior. It’s content to be wielded by someone of Cattie-Brie’s skill, but it longs for someone like Drizzt to keep & use it.

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* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The only thing that rivals its bloodlust is its desire to be wielded by a great warrior. It’s content to be wielded by someone of Cattie-Brie’s skill, but it longs for someone like Drizzt to keep & use it. If it doesn’t deem it’s current wielder worthy, it will try to get them killed, hoping that whoever picks it up next is more suitable than the last.


!!Khazid’Hea/Cutter.

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!!Khazid’Hea/Cutter.
!!Khazid’hea/Cutter.

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!!Khazid’Hea/Cutter.
A ''very'' sharp, sentient magic sword with an insatiable bloodlust.
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*ArtifactDomination: If the person wielding Khazid’hea cant keep it under control, it’s more accurate to say Khazid’hea wields them.
*AbsurdlySharpBlade: Flesh, bone, armor, stone - with enough momentum, Khazid’hea pretty much goes through anything (and anyone).
*BloodKnight: Oh yeah. At one point, when the narration follows Khazid’hea, while Cattie-Brie is recovering from serious leg injuries and won’t be fighting for what everyone estimates to be at least a month, it takes the time to point out that Cutter ''hates'' peace.
*BowAndSwordInAccord: How Cattie-Brie utilizes Cutter.
*EvilWeapon: Very much so. If everyone around it is alive, it isn’t happy.
*GreenEyedMonster: It gets very upset if it isn’t the one doing the killing. It believes bows are a “cowards” weapon, likely due in no small part to the fact that as a melee weapon, it can’t be mercilessly cutting down enemies when it’s nowhere near them, and that every enemy taken down with an arrow is one it doesn’t get to kill.
*KillEmAll: Khazid’hea has one strategy, and “KillEmAll” sums it up without missing any details.
*LeeroyJenkins: If the person wielding Cutter can’t keep it under control, it pretty much takes control of them and charges headfirst into any group of enemies (or allies) they can get to, strategy and practicality be damned, because it wants to kill them, all of them, right ''now'', not later.
*MoreThanMindControl: When it can’t outright get a person to do as it wants, it alternates between & compliments its telepathic magic by trying to convince it’s wielder to do what it wants by reasoning with them.
*OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The only thing that rivals its bloodlust is its desire to be wielded by a great warrior. It’s content to be wielded by someone of Cattie-Brie’s skill, but it longs for someone like Drizzt to keep & use it.
*TalkingWeapon: Uses Telepathy to talk. It becomes easier to hear when holding it, although [[ArtifactDomination you really shouldn’t]].
*ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: Khazid’hea means “cutter” in the Drow language. Interestingly, while it means the same thing, the characters often refer to “Cutter” as a nickname for the blade, rather than a straight translation of it’s name.
*TokenEvilTeammate: Khazid’hea to Cattie-Brie, Khazid’hea to the companions, Khazid’hea to . . . pretty much anyone who doesn’t have a similar mind/goal as it. And it’s ''always'' hungry for blood & death.
*WouldHurtAChild: When Delly picks it up near Colson, Khazid’hea’s influence gives her a strong urge to kill the kid, and temporarily uses Colson as a bargaining chip of sorts against Delly to get her to do what it wants. It also doesn’t show any sort of alarm, remorse, or sympathy when Colson accidentally hurts her finger on the sharp blade, when she reaches out to touch it.


* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Doesn't make it through ''The Hunter's Blade'' Trilogy.

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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Doesn't make it through ''The Hunter's Blade'' Trilogy.Orc King''.


* IgnoredEpiphany: Malice briefly reconsiders her devotion to Lollth when realizes it's brought her nothing but fear and misery. She then decides that [[IveComeTooFar she's come too far]] to stop now and that the rewards will be worth it.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: Malice briefly reconsiders her devotion to Lollth when realizes it's brought her nothing but fear and misery. She then decides ultimately convinces herself that [[IveComeTooFar she's come too far]] to stop now and that the rewards will be well worth it.


* AbusiveParents: Like all Matron Mothers, Malice doesn't give a shit about her children and is more than willing to kill them if they hinder her acquisition for power in any way.

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* AbusiveParents: Like all Matron Mothers, Malice doesn't give a shit about her children and is more than willing to kill any one of them if they hinder her acquisition for power in any way.




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* IgnoredEpiphany: Malice briefly reconsiders her devotion to Lollth when realizes it's brought her nothing but fear and misery. She then decides that [[IveComeTooFar she's come too far]] to stop now and that the rewards will be worth it.

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