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** Vaarsuvius is being driven insane by guilt over a perceived [[MyGreatestFailure failure]] in Azure City, as well as many failures since. As a result, the elf has become obsessed with ''not'' failing and, by extension, with finally succeeding at something that will prove that V is not a failure.
** Vaarsuvius has a bigger one when realizing [[spoiler:the actual effects of the Familicide spell: not only did V kill all black dragons directly related to the ancient black dragon the spell was initially cast on, but also the entire Draketooth family, who descended from a black dragon, and everybody the Draketooths had children with, and their families...]]

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** Vaarsuvius is being driven insane by guilt over a perceived [[MyGreatestFailure failure]] in Azure City, as well as many failures since. afterward. As a result, the elf has become during ''Don't Split The Party'' is obsessed with ''not'' failing and, by extension, with finally succeeding at something that will prove that V is not a failure.
** Vaarsuvius has a bigger one when realizing [[spoiler:the actual effects of the Familicide spell: V learns that not only did V the spell kill all black dragons directly related to the ancient black dragon the spell was initially cast on, but also the entire Draketooth family, who descended from a black dragon, and everybody the Draketooths had children with, and their families...]]


* EvilIsNotAToy: V knows that, but [[spoiler:unfortunately choses to ignore it and accepts the IFCC's deal]]. That turned out badly for the elf.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: V knows that, but [[spoiler:unfortunately choses chooses to ignore it and accepts the IFCC's deal]]. That turned The decision turns out badly for the elf.


* TheAtoner: After [[spoiler:the incident with the fiends and Xykon, V felt an intense need to make up for the bad decision. This happened again, after learning that the Familicide spell V used to kill the black dragons has wiped out the Draketooths, and anyone related to them.]]

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* TheAtoner: After [[spoiler:the incident with the fiends and Xykon, V felt feels an intense need to make up for the bad decision. This happened happens again, after learning that the Familicide spell V used to kill the black dragons has wiped out the Draketooths, and anyone related to them.]]


* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe:
** Non-sexual example: wizard Vaarsuvius is quite insulted that a brain-eating monster (a mind-flayer) finds the brain of the fighter Roy tastier than theirs. This is because Roy has balanced mental stats (decent values in Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma) while Vaarsuvius only has high Intelligence. In the eyes of the mind-flayer, Roy is a well-trimmed turkey dinner while Vaarsuvius is a hamburger. He completely ignores Belkar, Haley, Durkon and Elan (shown as an overspiced taco, a tasty but overly sweet sundae, a filling but bland bowl of oatmeal and a can of Diet Coke respectively).

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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe:
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ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Non-sexual example: wizard Vaarsuvius is quite insulted that a brain-eating monster (a mind-flayer) finds the brain of the fighter Roy tastier than theirs. This is because Roy has balanced mental stats (decent values in Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma) while Vaarsuvius only has high Intelligence. In the eyes of the mind-flayer, Roy is a well-trimmed turkey dinner while Vaarsuvius is a hamburger. He completely ignores Belkar, Haley, Durkon and Elan (shown as an overspiced taco, a tasty but overly sweet sundae, a filling but bland bowl of oatmeal and a can of Diet Coke respectively).


** In the same vein, Haley's nemesis Crystal is offended when [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0616.html Belkar declines to kill her]] (leaving this to Haley).
--->'''Belkar:''' Ten minutes ago, I would've happily ganked someone else's personal nemesis without thinking twice. It would have been a hilarious anticlimax -- plus, you know, '''murder'''. [[SociopathicHero Which is always a nice perk.]] But I'm doing this whole "team player" thing, and that means not fulfilling someone else's narrative role. In other words, it's Haley's job to kill you, not mine.\\
[...]\\
'''Crystal:''' Well FINE! I don't need you to kill me! I know lots of people waiting to kill me! Maybe I'll call one of them!


* NiceGuy: He's solidly "good" on the character alignment. [[spoiler:So much so, when Nale is killed by Tarquin, he screams an anguished, "NALE!!!" Keep in mind, Elan ''despises'' Nale at this point -- but he's still his brother.]] See also TheHeart.

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* NiceGuy: He's solidly "good" on the character alignment. [[spoiler:So much so, when Nale is killed by Tarquin, he screams an anguished, "NALE!!!" Keep in mind, Elan ''despises'' knows exactly how evil Nale is at this point -- but he's still his brother.]] See also TheHeart.


* RainbowPimpGear: Consciously averted. "...so the Boots of Speed were totally powerful, but they were, like, lime green." [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke A later arc]] reveals that she held on to them and got a craftsman to dye them a more suitable color]].

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* RainbowPimpGear: Consciously averted. "...so the Boots of Speed were totally powerful, but they were, like, lime green." [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke A later arc]] reveals that [[BrickJoke Later on]], we learn she held on to them and got gets a craftsman to dye them a more suitable color]].color.



* RebelLeader: After the timeskip, before handing that role off to Thanh, she run the Azure City resistance.
* RefugeInAudacity: She steals two of Belkar's potions to heal Elan. When Belkar accuses her, she guilt-trips him about being prejudiced.

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* RebelLeader: After the timeskip, before handing that role off to Thanh, she run runs the Azure City resistance.
* RefugeInAudacity: She steals two of Belkar's potions to heal Elan. When Belkar accuses her, she guilt-trips him about being prejudiced.prejudiced by accusing him of assuming she stole them just because she's a rogue.


* MagicWand: Pilfers three of them from [[spoiler:Z's body]]. As a rogue with Use Magic Device, she can probably use them. It is confirmed in that she buys several more later. She's not the [[EpicFail best with them, though.]]

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* MagicWand: Pilfers three of them from [[spoiler:Z's body]]. body]] and buys a few more, later. As a rogue with Use Magic Device, she can probably use them. It is confirmed in that she buys several more later. She's not the them...though it takes some [[EpicFail best with them, though.practice.]]


* GenreSavvy: Almost everyone in the comic is, but Haley is particularly savvy. She has a history of figuring out everything from the plans of bad guys, (seeing through Xykon's would be shell game) to noticing signs of deeper plots, (she was immediately suspicious when the Azure City unconditionally found the Order not guilty of blowing up Dorukan's Dungeon) or who is going to be evil. (She notably called Sabine and Tarquin as being bad news.)


* {{Tsundere}}: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0425.html Yes, really.]] He takes three arrows for Elan and immediately downplays it and makes excuses ("It's pure numbers, nothing more!") followed by Elan and Belkar teasing him for "liking" Elan. This would not look out of place in a given anime.


* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Like [[Franchise/KingdomHearts various Keyblade wielders]], Roy [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1122.html has discovered]] that it does [[spoiler:when your weapon can be [[SummonToHand summoned to hand]].]]

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Like [[Franchise/KingdomHearts various Keyblade wielders]], Roy [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1122.html has discovered]] that it does [[spoiler:when your weapon can be [[SummonToHand summoned to hand]].]]


* {{Catchphrase}}: "NOT THE POINT!"


* BerserkButton:
** As seen during the first confrontation with Xykon:
--->'''Roy:''' [+ [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0112.html YOU!]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0113.html BROKE!]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0114.html MY!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis SWORD!]] +]
** And also:

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* BerserkButton:
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BerserkButton: As seen during the first confrontation with Xykon:
--->'''Roy:''' [+ [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0112.html YOU!]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0113.html BROKE!]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0114.html MY!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis SWORD!]] +]
** And also:
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** But these are ''nothing'' compared to his fury when [[spoiler:[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1009.html Vampire Durkon taunts him about his baby brother's death]]]].


* BaldOfAwesome: He started shaving his head in fighter college. It's a family trait, apparently.

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* BaldOfAwesome: He started shaving his head in fighter college. It's a family trait, apparently.apparently, and he says he decided to beat genetics to the punch.


* BackFromTheDead: It took quite a bit longer than you'd expect in this kind of world, but Durkon eventually brought him back from the Lawful Good afterlife.

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* BackFromTheDead: It took takes quite a bit longer than you'd expect in this kind of world, but Durkon eventually brought brings him back from the Lawful Good afterlife.

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