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* ''The Tales From Dunwall'' -- Esmond Roseburrow, The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness


* ''The Tales From from Dunwall'' -- Esmond Roseburrow, The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness

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The ''Franchise/{{Dishonored}}'' series (''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored 2}}'', ''VideoGame/DishonoredDeathOfTheOutsider'') are very story-heavy games, and with that comes a large cast of characters, [[CastOfSnowflakes each interesting in both personality and visual design]].

Per the [[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers wiki's spoiler policies]] all trope names will be visible and there will be plenty of unmarked spoilers. '''Read at your own risk.'''

Main Recurring Characters are given in '''bold''':

* ''Characters/{{Dishonored}}'' -- '''Corvo Attano, Emily Kaldwin, Daud, Billie Lurk, The Outsider, Anton Sokolov, Delilah Copperspoon''', '''The Heart''', Jessamine Kaldwin, Samuel Beechworth, Farley Havelock, Hiram Burrows, Lady Boyle, High Overseer Campbell, The Pendleton Brothers, Granny Rags, Slackjaw, Arnold Timsh, Thalia Timsh, Lizzie Stride, The Geezer, Evelyn Trimble.
* ''The Tales From Dunwall'' -- Esmond Roseburrow, The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness
* ''Characters/{{Dishonored 2}}'' -- Duke Luca Abele, Aramis Stilton, Kirin Jindosh, Hypatia Alexandria, Mindy Blanchard, Paolo.
* ''Characters/DishonoredDeathOfTheOutsider'' -- Jeanette Lee, Ivan Jacobi, Shan Yun, Eleutherio Cienfuegos, Dolores Michaels, Lena Rosewyn, Alvaro Cardoza


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[[folder:Esmond Roseburrow]]
!Esmond Roseburrow

[[caption-width-right:300:''[[EurekaMoment But then, he saw something. Something that made him realize that his entire life's work was a waste.]] [[ And it brought a smile to his face.]]'']]

The natural philosopher who discovered the applications of Whale Oil as a fuel and power source, thereby leading to the Empire's swift industrial revolution.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Averted. He was ambitious for success and eager to get rich but he never took his accomplishments for granted and retained his moral core over the years. The human cost of his success is what ultimately drove him to suicide.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The man who discovered it, and he came to regret it.
* DrivenToSuicide: Out of grief over the monstrous uses his discovery lead to.
* EurekaMoment: Textbook case: he had been rejected from the Academy, and was touring the docks looking for a place to stay when he saw some street urchins pour whale oil or blubber on a fire to warm themselves. As the fire roared and grew before his eyes, a smile spread across his face.
* MadScientist: Subverted. The man had morals, and when he saw what had been done with his ideas, he [[DrivenToSuicide shot himself in the head]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he sees that his discoveries are being used to subjugate the people of Dunwall.
* GoneHorriblyRight: He dedicated himself to progress and technology, and discovered Whale Oil. That discovery launched a massive industrial revolution and the true start of the modern age in the Isles... and also ushered in an age of IndustrializedEvil thanks to the [[EvilChancellor Lord Regent's]] [[PuttingOnTheReich charming]] [[TheEmpire regime]]. Roseburrow took it [[DrivenToSuicide about as well as you'd expect.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Set out to make the world a better place. He managed to do [[CrapsackWorld the complete opposite]]. In his defence, his discoveries ''did'' make the world a better place in many ways, and would have continued to do so were it not for the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName people]] in charge of [[TheEmpire the Imperial government.]] It's likely that after they're removed, his legacy will go back to being as he intended it.
* OneManIndustrialRevolution: '''''The''''' man behind Whale Oil-powered technology.
* PrideBeforeAFall: After discovering the technological potential of Whale Oil, he became Dunwall's OneManIndustrialRevolution, and became rich, famous and powerful for improving quality of life for all. After he helped Sokolov follow in his footsteps, only for his protege to drag Dunwall into an era of technologically-enforced misery, [[DrivenToSuicide he put a pistol to his own head]].
-->It's a funny thing, ambition. It can take one to sublime heights or harrowing depths. And sometimes they are one and the same. Roseburrow learned that lesson all too well.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: When you see him the lighting often gives him the look, though his intentions were in the right place.

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!The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness
->''[[ Once there was]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a boy who knew only fear and loneliness]].''

A boy without a name who was featured in the second of the Tales of Dunwall shorts; the Outsider gave the boy his mark, granting him the ability to control rats.
* DyingAlone: [[WorthIt But not afraid]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He is bitten by one of the very rats he summons to kill his tormentors.
* KidsAreCruel: Bullied by other children, including beatings.
-->'''Narrator:''' Adults can be cruel, but it was the other children who were truly wicked.
* NoNameGiven: Well, there's a reason he's referred to as The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness.
* ThePlague: Due to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard one of his own rats turning on him]].
* PowerTattoo: [[TouchedByVorlons Courtesy]] of [[HumanoidAbomination The Outsider]].
* {{Revenge}}: The first thing he does after gaining his powers is go after his tormentors.
* SummonMagic: His only known use of his powers was to summon a SwarmOfRats to devour his tormentors.
* StreetUrchin: He was just orphan who didn't even have a name trying to live on the streets.
* TeensAreMonsters: It's difficult to tell, what with the art style, but some of the children who torment him appear to be in this age group.
* TouchedByVorlons: The youngest person we've seen the Outsider pick to date, and the shortest lived one too.
* TearsOfBlood: After he contracts the plague as it's the most obvious symptom.
* WorthIt: He spends his last plague-infected days searching in vain for the Outsider... to thank him for the powers, as the boy finally knew what it was like to live without fear.


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