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* TheHedonist: He doesn't want much from life, as his idea of a perfect world is to simply have his tummy endlessly stroked by Lord Shojo and to be fed an infinite supply of fishes by Belkar. In short, [[CaptainObvious he's a cat]].

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* TheHedonist: He doesn't want much from life, as his idea of a perfect world is to simply have his tummy endlessly stroked by Lord Shojo and to be fed an infinite supply of fishes by Belkar. In short, [[CaptainObvious he's a cat]].cat.


* DramaQueen: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0937.html Sometimes.]]

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* DramaQueen: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0937.html Sometimes.]]]] Laurin hit him with a psionic attack, knocking him to the ground. V later determines him to be fine.


* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Blackwing never made a deal with the Fiends, but his soul is still connected to Vaarsuvius's. As such, he's [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0897.html dragged down to hell]] along with V when the Fiends call in their deal.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Blackwing Blackwing never made a deal with the Fiends, but his soul is still connected to Vaarsuvius's. As [[spoiler:As such, he's [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0897.html dragged down to hell]] along with V when the Fiends call in their deal.]]


* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As a lizard.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As a lizard.small lizard, he makes adorable noises when he sleeps.


* TyphoidMary: [[spoiler:Contracted Sphinx Pox at the desert and have spread it to the rest of the order. Fortunately, the incubation time is [[ComicBookTime 5 weeks]], which frustrates Hel.]]

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* TyphoidMary: [[spoiler:Contracted Contracted Sphinx Pox at the desert and [[spoiler:and have spread it to the rest of the order. Fortunately, the incubation time is [[ComicBookTime 5 weeks]], which frustrates Hel.]]


* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: As a raven, Blackwing ''should'' have a black beak and legs; his yellow beak and feet make him more closely resembles a male common blackbird than a raven. Being all-black, however, would make him less visually interesting and make his expressions harder to read.

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* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: As a raven, Blackwing ''should'' have a black beak and legs; his yellow beak and feet make him more closely resembles resemble a male common blackbird than a raven. Being all-black, however, would make him less visually interesting and make his expressions harder to read.


* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with. The rest of the Stick members seemingly forgot that V ever had a familiar to begin with because of their neglect. This leads to them thinking V has an illusion on their shoulder, infuriating the elf to no end. However, it is later [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0943.html revealed]] that Haley had simply been messing with V. Elan, not so much.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with. The rest of the Stick members seemingly forgot that V ever had a familiar to begin with because of their the wizard's neglect. This leads to them thinking V has an illusion on their shoulder, infuriating the elf to no end. However, it is later [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0943.html revealed]] that Haley had simply been messing with V. Elan, not so much.



* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: As a raven, Blackwing ''should'' have a black beak and legs; his yellow beak and feet makes him more closely resembles a male common blackbird than a raven. Being all-black, however, would make him less visually interesting and make his expressions harder to read.

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* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: As a raven, Blackwing ''should'' have a black beak and legs; his yellow beak and feet makes make him more closely resembles a male common blackbird than a raven. Being all-black, however, would make him less visually interesting and make his expressions harder to read.


* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with. The rest of the Stick members seemingly forgot that V ever had a familiar to begin with because of their neglect. This leads to them thinking V has an illusion on their shoulder, infuriating the elf to no end. However, it is later [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0943.html revealed]] that Haley had simply been messing with V. Elan not so much.
--->'''Blackwing:''' Now that you feel my pain, the healing can begin.
* RunningGagged: He originally showed up in the comic only ''as'' a gag, only appearing for short periods when V happened to need him for something. [[spoiler:V summoning him as part of their attempt to destroy Xykon's phylactery]] was deliberately written as a conclusion to this RunningGag, as Rich Burlew thought that it would be impossible for any future iteration of the joke to have a greater impact than that. V's desire to keep Blackwing around permanently also serves as a signal of their CharacterDevelopment, showing their intention to atone for their past mistakes.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with. The rest of the Stick members seemingly forgot that V ever had a familiar to begin with because of their neglect. This leads to them thinking V has an illusion on their shoulder, infuriating the elf to no end. However, it is later [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0943.html revealed]] that Haley had simply been messing with V. Elan Elan, not so much.
--->'''Blackwing:''' -->'''Blackwing:''' Now that you feel my pain, the healing can begin.
* RunningGagged: He originally showed up in the comic only ''as'' a gag, only appearing for short periods when V happened to need him for something. [[spoiler:V summoning him as part of their attempt to destroy Xykon's phylactery]] was deliberately written as a conclusion to this RunningGag, as Rich Burlew thought that it would be impossible for any future iteration of the joke to have a greater impact than that. V's desire to keep Blackwing around permanently also serves as a signal of their the wizard's CharacterDevelopment, showing their intention to atone for their past mistakes.



* ThievingMagpie: Blackwing has a penchant for "baubles". It's mostly PlayedForLaughs, though at one point he does snag a useful ioun stone when he attacks an enemy caster.

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* ThievingMagpie: Blackwing has a penchant for "baubles". It's mostly PlayedForLaughs, though at one point he does snag a useful ioun stone when he attacks an enemy caster.psion.



* VehicularTurnabout: Well, it's not exactly a vehicle, but close enough: besides eating gladiators in the arena, the ''Allosaurus'' was used as shock trooper by the Empire of Blood's army. Until Belkar (for once acting like a Ranger) connected with it, killed its handler, and commandeered the dinosaur for the Order of the Stick.

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* VehicularTurnabout: Well, it's not exactly a vehicle, but close enough: besides eating gladiators in the arena, the ''Allosaurus'' was is used as shock trooper by the Empire of Blood's army. Until Belkar (for once acting like a Ranger) connected connects with it, killed kills its handler, and commandeered commandeers the dinosaur for the Order of the Stick.



Lien's paladin mount, a great white shark (to Durkon's surprise).

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Lien's paladin mount, a great white shark (to Durkon's surprise).shark.

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* CleverCrows: While not without his own moments of irrationality (especially when [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny shiny objects]] are involved), he has enough common sense to advise V on morality-related matters and has seen through Qarr's attempted deceptions more than once.


* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Downplayed. It is implied that Blackwing wished for Vaarsuvius to remember his existence more often.[[note]]The Oracle responds "Try ginkgo bilboa" in response to Blackwing's question; ginkgo extract is often claimed to be a memory aid.[[/note]] Following Book 4, V starts keeping Blackwing around permanently, granting his wish. This decision is usually shown to be positive for both parties. However, it does prevent Blackwing from popping out of existence in times of danger like he used to, leading to him being captured alongside V by bounty hunters and trapped by a SwarmOfRats summoned by a vampire. Blackwing explicitly complains about this fact during the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0715.html former occasion]].



* RememberTheNewGuy:
** Played with. The rest of the Stick members forgot V ever had a familiar to begin with because of their neglect, including Haley, who named him Blackwing in the first place. This leads to them thinking V has an illusion on their shoulder, infuriating the elf to no end.

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* RememberTheNewGuy:
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RememberTheNewGuy: Played with. The rest of the Stick members seemingly forgot that V ever had a familiar to begin with because of their neglect, including Haley, who named him Blackwing in the first place.neglect. This leads to them thinking V has an illusion on their shoulder, infuriating the elf to no end. However, it is later [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0943.html revealed]] that Haley had simply been messing with V. Elan not so much.



** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0943.html Strip #943]] reveals that Haley ''is'' aware of Blackwing. Elan not so much.
--->'''Haley:''' I'm the one who named you! I was just busting V's chops before.

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0943.html Strip #943]] reveals * RunningGagged: He originally showed up in the comic only ''as'' a gag, only appearing for short periods when V happened to need him for something. [[spoiler:V summoning him as part of their attempt to destroy Xykon's phylactery]] was deliberately written as a conclusion to this RunningGag, as Rich Burlew thought that Haley ''is'' aware it would be impossible for any future iteration of Blackwing. Elan not so much.
--->'''Haley:''' I'm
the one who named you! I was just busting joke to have a greater impact than that. V's chops before.desire to keep Blackwing around permanently also serves as a signal of their CharacterDevelopment, showing their intention to atone for their past mistakes.

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* CoolShades: He owns a pair, for the purpose of "sassily telling people to [[MemeticMutation Deal With It]]".


* GoodCounterpart: [[spoiler:To Qarr, because Qarr is a treacherous familiar while he himself is loyal]].

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* GoodCounterpart: [[spoiler:To Qarr, because Qarr. Whereas Qarr is wanted to tempt V to descend further into evil, Blackwing consistently acts as V's conscience, trying to help him/her be a treacherous familiar while he himself is loyal]].better person]].


[[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTeamEvil Team Evil]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheLinearGuild The Linear Guild]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheScribble The Order of the Scribble]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickAzureCity Azure City]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickGreyskyCity Greysky City]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheEmpireOfBlood The Empire of Blood]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickNorthernLands Northern Lands]] | '''Animal Companions''' | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickDivineBeings Divine Beings]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickOthers Others]]

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[[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStick Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTeamEvil Team Evil]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheLinearGuild The Linear Guild]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheScribble The Order of the Scribble]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickAzureCity Azure City]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickGreyskyCity Greysky City]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheEmpireOfBlood The Empire of Blood]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickNorthernLands Northern Lands]] | '''Animal Companions''' | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickDivineBeings Divine Beings]] | [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickOthers Others]]


* StrawNihilist: A comedic example. He never speaks, except to complain about the inevitability of death or to cast a bitter pall over even the simplest of his mistress's comments.

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* StrawNihilist: A comedic example. He never speaks, except speaks only to complain about the inevitability of death or to cast a bitter pall over even the simplest of his mistress's comments.



* ADayInTheLimelight: He gets his in the story "Scruff and Tumble."
* MadeASlave: When introduced, he's been captured by Redcloak and bound inside a magic circle.
* WeaponizedTeleportation: His main power.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: He It gets his its in the story "Scruff and Tumble."
Tumble".
* ADogNamedDog: Redcloak didn't use much imagination naming it.
* MadeASlave: When introduced, he's it's been captured by Redcloak and bound inside a magic circle.
* WeaponizedTeleportation: His Its main power.


* AndroclesLion: It is very well-disposed toward Belkar because [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0784.html the halfling freed it]] to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0922.html rampage and feast on Empire soldiers]]. He also quickly makes friends with the other pets, partly thanks to Blackwing saving him.

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* AndroclesLion: It is very well-disposed toward Belkar because [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0784.html the halfling freed it]] to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0922.html rampage and feast on Empire soldiers]]. He It also quickly makes friends with the other pets, partly thanks to Blackwing saving him.



* InformedSpecies: His size and head shape make him resemble a ''Carcharodontosaurus'' a bit more than a real ''Allosaurus''.

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* InformedSpecies: His Its size and head shape make him it resemble a ''Carcharodontosaurus'' a bit more than a real ''Allosaurus''.



* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: As the Order is fleeing from the Empire of Blood on Scoundrèl's airship, Belkar refuses to leave him behind and be killed by the empire for helping them, leading Blackwing to go back and bring him along.

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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: As the Order is fleeing from the Empire of Blood on Scoundrèl's airship, Belkar refuses to leave him Bloodfeast behind and be killed by the empire for helping them, leading Blackwing to go back and bring him it along.

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