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* GodGuise: If you pretend to be the Changing God to gain the allegiance of his cult. It's actually not that hard to do (and you even get an achievement for it) since they are pretty eager to believe it. It's possible to slip up and reveal the deception, but unleashing a Tidal Surge will "convince" them that you're the real thing. [[spoiler:It also shifts your Tidal domains to more closely match The Changing God's Blue and Silver, since abusing the Tides to force people to serve you is ''totally'' something he would do.]]

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* GodGuise: If you pretend to be the Changing God to gain the allegiance of his cult. It's actually not that hard to do (and you even get an achievement for it) since they are pretty eager to believe it. It's possible to slip up and reveal the deception, but unleashing a Tidal Surge will "convince" them that you're the real thing. [[spoiler:It also shifts your Tidal domains to more closely match The Changing God's Blue and Silver, since abusing the Tides to force people to serve and worship you is ''totally'' something he would do.]]



* ImmuneToFate: As with the Nameless One, the Last Castoff's future can't be read, even when your companions can.

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* ImmuneToFate: As with the Nameless One, the Last Castoff's future can't be read, even when your companions companions' can.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: The Changing God's bodies are created as fully formed adults, some of them barely getting any use before being discarded. Castoffs are effectively "born" in the moments after the Changing God's consciousness leaves them, which is confusing and can be quite traumatic, since he frequently leaves bodies that are about to die.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The Changing God's bodies are created as fully formed adults, some of them barely getting any use before being discarded. Castoffs are effectively "born" in the moments after when the Changing God's consciousness leaves them, which is confusing and can be quite traumatic, since he frequently leaves bodies that are about to die.



* CloningBlues: He expressly doesn't think of the castoffs as people, so he feels no sympathy for them at all. [[spoiler:Played with when it's revealed that the original Changing God is dead, and the Specter is actually just a neural clone recorded before he died. While the Specter is quite convinced that he's the real Changing God, or at least the closest thing to continuity possible, you can convince him that he's just a copy too-- at which point the Specter [[GracefulLoser admits defeat]], and promptly [[FaceDeathWithDignity gives up the ghost]].]]

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* CloningBlues: He expressly doesn't think of the castoffs as people, so he feels no sympathy for them at all. [[spoiler:Played with when it's revealed that the original Changing God is dead, and the Specter is actually just a neural clone recorded before he died. While the Specter is quite convinced that he's the real Changing God, or at least the closest thing to continuity possible, you can convince him that he's just a copy too-- too -- at which point the Specter [[GracefulLoser admits defeat]], and promptly [[FaceDeathWithDignity gives up the ghost]].]]



* IronicName: "Changing" is fitting, but "God" is debatable. [[spoiler:Everything that happens in the game is a result of him trying and failing to save his daughter, eventually giving up even that in favor of prolonging his own life-- here meaning that he would wipe out all his castoffs, even the ones still loyal to him, in an ultimately selfish bid to stave off the Sorrow's hunt for him.]] When not appearing before those who actively worship him, he acts anything but godlike, being remarkably cynical, practical-minded, and self-absorbed.

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* IronicName: "Changing" is fitting, but "God" is debatable. [[spoiler:Everything that happens in the game is a result of him trying and failing to save his daughter, eventually giving up even that in favor of prolonging his own life-- life -- here meaning that he would wipe out all his castoffs, even the ones still loyal to him, in an ultimately selfish bid to stave off the Sorrow's hunt for him.]] When not appearing before those who actively worship him, he acts anything but godlike, being remarkably cynical, practical-minded, and self-absorbed.


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** Its hood, masked face, implacability and impartial dedication to its purpose also echo [[spoiler:Kelemvor, God of the Dead, in NeverwinterNights2/MaskOfTheBetrayer. Like him, it has no problem with you personally, only that you and others who have powers like yours threaten the domain it was bound and charged to protect.]]


* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: She considers most of her "sisters" to be expendable in attaining her goals. To be fair, several of her sisters are doing the same... but ''that'' in turn (combined with her basic arrogance) makes her NotSoDifferent to the Changing God!

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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: She considers most of her "sisters" to be expendable in attaining her goals. To be fair, several of her sisters are doing the same... but ''that'' in turn (combined with her basic arrogance) makes her NotSoDifferent to from the Changing God!God.



* MythologyGag: It's not quite as preternaturally powerful as Morte's Litany of Curses, but Tybir does start out with the Taunt ability. [[spoiler:Also like Morte, his supposedly harmless lies and deceptions have led others to harm and even death, regardless of his intentions.]] Finally, he'll hit on anything that stands still long enough - though unlike Morte, he doesn't limit himself by gender.

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* MythologyGag: It's not quite as preternaturally powerful as Morte's Litany of Curses, but Tybir does start out with the Taunt ability. [[spoiler:Also like Morte, his supposedly harmless lies and deceptions have led others to harm and even death, regardless of his intentions.]] Finally, he'll hit on proposition anything that stands still long enough - -- though unlike Morte, he doesn't limit himself by gender.



* BadLiar: The absolute worst.

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* BadLiar: The absolute worst. When he doesn't evade questions by babbling about his heroics, he defaults to blunt and obvious denials.



** And if you can read minds, [[spoiler:the Audience]] somehow manages to be even worse than that.

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** And if you can read minds, [[spoiler:the Audience]] somehow manages to be even worse ''worse'' than that.



* Expy: A dangerously impulsive individual obsessed with a single concept that is nonetheless weirdly innocent [[spoiler:and made the way he is by a faceless master initially against his will]]. Squint and you have an inverted Ignus, who causes just as much headache and destruction.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: A dangerously impulsive individual obsessed with a single concept that is nonetheless weirdly innocent [[spoiler:and made the that way he is by a faceless master master, initially against his will]]. Squint and you have an inverted Ignus, Ignus who causes just as much headache and destruction.destruction as his arson-based counterpart.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler:His true personality, when spoken to in the labyrinth, misses his farm and regrets ever seeking adventure.]] If you manage to [[spoiler:destroy the nanites controlling him]], he gets his wish, retiring to live a quiet [[spoiler:but free]] life.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler:His true personality, when spoken to in the labyrinth, misses his farm and regrets ever seeking adventure.]] If you manage to [[spoiler:destroy the nanites controlling him]], he gets his wish, retiring to live a quiet [[spoiler:but free]] free and safe]] life.



* TheSleepless: The Last Castoff can point this out. Erritis claims it's because he doesn't want to miss a second of his adventure. [[spoiler:This is true, just not for Erritis himself. The Audience won't let him rest.]]

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* TheSleepless: The Last Castoff can point this out. Erritis claims it's because he doesn't want to miss a second of his adventure. [[spoiler:This is true, just not for Erritis himself. true. The Audience won't let him rest.rest for that reason.]]



* TheLoad: A bit harsh, perhaps, but she takes up a companion slot, has no combat skills whatsoever, and her starting stats are less than half that of any other character. Justified in that she's only a child-- if you bring her with you, it's to help her ''because'' she's not as capable as your motley crew of warriors and wizards.

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* TheLoad: A bit harsh, perhaps, but she takes up a companion slot, has no combat skills whatsoever, and her starting stats are less than half that of any other character. Justified in that she's only a child-- child -- if you bring her with you, it's to help her ''because'' she's not as capable as your motley crew of warriors and wizards.



* {{Expy}}: Out of all the castoffs in the game, Matkina perhaps most closely mirrors the Paranoid Incarnation from the original ''Torment'', a ruthless, paranoid murderer gone to ground in the Underbelly (literally, in her case) of the city.

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* {{Expy}}: Out of all the castoffs in the game, Matkina perhaps most closely mirrors the Paranoid Incarnation from the original ''Torment'', a ruthless, paranoid murderer gone to ground in the Underbelly (literally, in her case) of the city. She's fortunately not as deranged.



* LickedByTheDog: Oom seems to like her right away, and she doesn't snap or snark at it.

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* LickedByTheDog: Oom seems to like her right away, and she doesn't snap or snark at it.it except to say its eagreness to serve makes her uncomfortable.



* TooMuchAlike: With the similarly cynical, forceful, rather heartless Callistege -- and, it's suggested, with the First and Paj Rekken and the various other castoffs. She always hated [[{{Irony}} the idea of becoming as heartless as they are]].

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* TooMuchAlike: With the similarly cynical, forceful, rather heartless Callistege -- and, it's suggested, with the First and Paj Rekken and the various other castoffs. She always hated [[{{Irony}} the idea of becoming as heartless callous as they are]].


* {{Expy}}: Moreso in the beta than the released game, but his glib demeanor and MrExposition role as he guides you through your first waking steps in the Labyrinth are similar to your lovable sidekick Morte the floating skull from ''Planescape''. [[spoiler:His actual role as the manipulative figure trying to steal your very life away from you while remaining hidden himself, as well as being a "posturing shadow" making claims to greater importance than he has earned both echo the part of the Transcendent One more closely than the Sorrow ends up doing.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Moreso in the beta than the released game, but his glib demeanor and MrExposition role as he guides you through your first waking steps in the Labyrinth are similar to your lovable sidekick Morte the floating skull from ''Planescape''. [[spoiler:His actual role as the manipulative figure trying to steal your very life away from you while remaining hidden himself, as well as being a "posturing shadow" making claims to greater importance than he has earned both echo the part of the Transcendent One more closely than the Sorrow ends up doing. As a splinter of your mind with his own agenda who tries to take over and has no compunctions about what he's done to benefit himself, he's also more than a little like the Practical Incarnation.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: Other than being a part of the Last Castoff's mind, he doesn't know who or what he is any more than you do. [[spoiler:This is a lie-- he's actually just an ArtificialIntelligence based on a backup of the Changing God's memories, and waiting for his chance to steal the Last Castoff's body back for himself. This is a TomatoSurprise for the player, but the Specter knew this [[EvilAllAlong all along]]. This moment comes for the Specter, however, if you convince him that since he's just a copy, that the real Changing God is truly dead -- at which point the Specter acknowledges defeat and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath promptly vanishes]].]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: Other than being a part of the Last Castoff's mind, he doesn't know who or what he is any more than you do. [[spoiler:This is a lie-- lie -- he's actually just an ArtificialIntelligence based on a backup of the Changing God's memories, and waiting for his chance to steal the Last Castoff's body back for himself. This is a TomatoSurprise for the player, but the Specter knew this [[EvilAllAlong all along]]. This moment comes for the Specter, however, if you convince him that since he's just a copy, that the real Changing God is truly dead -- at which point the Specter acknowledges defeat and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath promptly vanishes]].]]



* TheSnarkKnight: Sarcastic snark and world-weary disdain for ''everyone'', check. Not such a bad guy underneath it all? [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ... Check.]]

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* TheSnarkKnight: Sarcastic snark and world-weary disdain for ''everyone'', check. Not such a bad guy underneath it all? [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ... Check.]]



* FearlessFool: Being afraid would require Erritus to stop and ''think'', which -- for him -- is completely off the table. [[spoiler: He literally cannot reflect upon his actions since it dampens his power, as it betrays that he's not actually in control of his body.]]

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* Expy: A dangerously impulsive individual obsessed with a single concept that is nonetheless weirdly innocent [[spoiler:and made the way he is by a faceless master initially against his will]]. Squint and you have an inverted Ignus, who causes just as much headache and destruction.
* FearlessFool: Being afraid would require Erritus Erritis to stop and ''think'', which -- for him -- is completely off the table. [[spoiler: He literally cannot reflect upon his actions since it dampens his power, as it betrays that he's not actually in control of his body.]]



* TheSleepless: The Last Castoff can point this out. Erritis claims it's because he doesn't want to miss a second of his adventure. [[spoiler:This is true, just not for Erritis himself. The Audience won't let him rest.]]



* ThisLoserIsYou: He's a riff on the stereotypical fantasy hero. [[spoiler:Who's [[DemonicPossession controlled by]] sentient {{nanomachines}} who call themselves [[AudienceSurrogate The Audience]], and consist of [[CapsLock PARAGONS]], [[StupidGood bullheaded generic do-gooders]], and ''[[SoftSpokenSadist *cathartics*]]'', who want to see the hero suffer and die [[ForTheEvulz because they think that's funny]]. Not to put too fine a point on it or anything.]]

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* ThisLoserIsYou: He's a riff on the stereotypical fantasy hero. [[spoiler:Who's [[DemonicPossession controlled by]] sentient {{nanomachines}} who call themselves [[AudienceSurrogate The Audience]], and consist of [[CapsLock PARAGONS]], [[StupidGood PARAGONS]] ([[StupidGood bullheaded generic do-gooders]], do-gooders]]), and ''[[SoftSpokenSadist *cathartics*]]'', who *cathartics*]]'' (who want to see the hero suffer and die [[ForTheEvulz because they think that's funny]].funny]]). Not to put too fine a point on it or anything.]]



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Being possessed by nano-demons]] means he ''usually'' is strong enough to survive his own stupidity, but this has its limits. Specifically, if the Last Castoff doesn't stop him from messing with [[spoiler:a jar containing a sample of the Iron Wind]] the results are catastrophic.

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Being possessed by nano-demons]] means he he's ''usually'' is strong enough to survive his own stupidity, but this has its limits. Specifically, if the Last Castoff doesn't stop him from messing with [[spoiler:a jar containing a sample of the Iron Wind]] the results are catastrophic.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: One of the most diabolical choices in the game: [[spoiler:Give the nano-demons infesting him full control of his body, ramping up his power but making him burn out and die within a matter of weeks.]] What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:the remnant of his old persona knows exactly what you have done, but is powerless to resist]].

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: One of the most diabolical choices in the game: [[spoiler:Give [[spoiler:give the nano-demons infesting him full control of his body, ramping up his power but making him burn out and die within a matter of weeks.]] What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:the remnant of his old persona knows exactly what you have done, but is powerless to resist]].



* CannibalismSuperpower: They have mastered a technique, presumably relying on some form of numenera, which allows them to consume the bodies of the dead and absorb their memories.

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* CannibalismSuperpower: They have mastered a technique, presumably relying on some form of numenera, which allows them to consume the bodies of the dead and absorb their memories. They avoid most of the problems inherent in doing this (parasites, diseases, some forms of brain damage) by using tubes that grind up and sterilize the meat before consuming it.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Yeah, they're a bunch of freaky cannibals. But they don't kill the ones they eat, Imbitu and Gh'zei are perfectly affable people, and the ones who aren't didn't get that way from the Dendra. Should the player character's body fall into their grasp and come back to life they'll ''very politely'' request to continue, paying handsomely for the privilege and offering making sure whatever information they gain goes to the one they took it from. Imbitu even apologises for how vague it is. With Gh'zei, a nonhuman from a world where funereal cannibalism is routine, it verges on BlueAndOrangeMorality



* ImAHumanitarian: They're cannibals, although they don't kill those they eat. Or at least they're not supposed to...
* InterrogatingTheDead: A core tenet of the faction is the preservation of knowledge by absorbing the memories of the dead. The dead occasionally seem to be [[AndIMustScream aware during this process]], and occasionally resist, falling into this trope.

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* ImAHumanitarian: They're cannibals, although they don't kill those they eat. Or at least they're not supposed to...
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* InterrogatingTheDead: A core tenet of the faction is the preservation of knowledge by absorbing the memories of the dead. One even functions as a public servant - the Devourer of Wrongs, who consumes the bodies of executed criminals to help expose accomplices and locate stolen property. The dead occasionally seem to be [[AndIMustScream aware during this process]], and occasionally resist, falling into this trope.



* MeaningfulName: Imbitu is probably derived from "imbibe", which means both drinking, usually alcohol, and absorbing knowledge. Knowing his penchant for puns, it's quite possible he came up with it himself.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Current leader Imbitu is just a ''little'' too fond of morbid humor, and seems to enjoy [[CollectorOfTheStrange collecting misfits and ne'er-do-wells]] to fill out the Dendra's modern ranks.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Current leader Imbitu is a perfectly pleasant guy who's just a ''little'' too fond of morbid humor, and seems to enjoy [[CollectorOfTheStrange collecting misfits and ne'er-do-wells]] to fill out the Dendra's modern ranks.



%%A cult who inhabit the Valley of Dead Heroes and the Necropolis, caretaking the graves and researching those that they memorialize. They believe the world everyone exists in is the afterlife and seek a way to the real world the graves indicate.

%%* DeathSeeker: Considerably nicer than the Endless Gate, seeking mostly to curate and assist, and certainly not hastening anybody to the better world they describe.



Worshippers of the Bloom, an interdimensional parasite the size of a city and whose countless maws open to other planets, other times, other dimensions. The Bloom's cultists seek to feed its hunger for things which may be physical and may be wholly conceptual, yet for the most part they remain beneath its notice.

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Worshippers Worshipers of the Bloom, an interdimensional parasite the size of a city and whose countless maws open to other planets, other times, other dimensions. The Bloom's cultists seek to feed its hunger for things which may be physical and may be wholly conceptual, yet for the most part they remain beneath its notice.


* InHarmsWay: If there's no "adventure" -- i.e. life threatening danger -- at hand, Erritis will see some it out or make some of his own.

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* InHarmsWay: If there's no "adventure" -- i.e. life threatening danger -- at hand, Erritis will see seek some it out or make some of his own.



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* CharacterAlignment: [[invoked]] Red and Silver. A creative scholar, interested in appearances and how the numenera can serve her personally rather than in knowledge for its own sake.

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* CharacterAlignment: [[invoked]] Red and Silver. A creative scholar, interested in appearances and how the numenera can serve her personally personally. Her passion is knowledge, but to benefit herself and her reputation rather than in knowledge for its own sake.



* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: She considers most of her "sisters" to be expendable in attaining her goals. To be fair, several of her sisters ''are'' plotting to murder her in turn... but ''that'' in turn (combined with her basic arrogance) makes her NotSoDifferent to the Changing God!

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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: She considers most of her "sisters" to be expendable in attaining her goals. To be fair, several of her sisters ''are'' plotting to murder her in turn...are doing the same... but ''that'' in turn (combined with her basic arrogance) makes her NotSoDifferent to the Changing God!



* MythologyGag: It's not quite as preternaturally powerful as Morte's Litany of Curses, but Tybir does start out with the Taunt ability. [[spoiler:Also like Morte, his supposedly harmless lies and deceptions have led others to harm and even death, regardless of his intentions.]] Finally, he'll hit on anything that stands till long enough to let hm - though unlike Morte, he doesn't limit himself by gender.

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* MythologyGag: It's not quite as preternaturally powerful as Morte's Litany of Curses, but Tybir does start out with the Taunt ability. [[spoiler:Also like Morte, his supposedly harmless lies and deceptions have led others to harm and even death, regardless of his intentions.]] Finally, he'll hit on anything that stands till still long enough to let hm - though unlike Morte, he doesn't limit himself by gender.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Played straight and inverted. The natives of Sagus Cliffs and the sticha each believe the others to be of limited sapience, and consequently has no qualms about undermining (literally in the sticha's case) or killing one another.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Played straight and inverted. The natives of Sagus Cliffs and the sticha each believe the others to be of limited sapience, and consequently has have no qualms about undermining (literally in the sticha's case) or killing one another.



** The "empty reflection" [[spoiler:Seria]] was changed by the ghostly woman but had a portion of her consciousness preserved [[spoiler:as a fragment in the Labyrinth by her foster father, the castoff Orseolo, before they were both killed by the Sorrow. Their relationship serves as an early foreshadowing of the Ghostly Woman's relationship with the Changing God.]]

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** The "empty reflection" [[spoiler:Seria]] was changed by the ghostly woman but had a portion of her consciousness preserved [[spoiler:as a fragment in the Labyrinth by her foster father, the castoff Orseolo, before they were both killed her death demoralised him into committing suicide by the Sorrow. Their relationship serves as an early foreshadowing of the Ghostly Woman's relationship with the Changing God.]]



* ChekhovsGunman: Her sidequest is optional, but depending on how you resolve it, it can affect the ending. [[spoiler:It turns out she's the "ghost" of the Changing God's daughter, Miika, her memories and consciousness. After she was injured by a numenera weapon during the Tabaht invasion of Sagus Cliffs, her father, the man who would one day be known as the Changing God, began searching for a cure. He uncovered the secrets of a past civilization, the Dalad, which in turn led him to the Tides -- the use of which in turn drew the Sorrow to him, forcing him to accelerate his research, eventually using that technology to prolong his own life, eventually losing sight of why he'd started out on this path in the first place and abandoning a daughter who, for him, had been dead for thousands of years. Her presence during your final confrontation with the Changing God opens up the alternate solution of convincing the God to give up his own existence to finally return his daughter to a life of her own.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Her sidequest is optional, but depending on how you resolve it, it can affect the ending. [[spoiler:It turns out she's the "ghost" of the Changing God's daughter, Miika, her memories and consciousness. After she was injured by a numenera weapon during the Tabaht invasion of Sagus Cliffs, her father, the man who would one day be known as the Changing God, began searching for a cure. He uncovered the secrets of a past civilization, the Dalad, which in turn led him to the Tides -- the use of which in turn drew the Sorrow to him, forcing him to accelerate his research, eventually research and using that technology to prolong his own life, eventually losing sight of why he'd started out on this path in the first place and abandoning a daughter who, for him, had been dead for thousands of years. Her presence during your final confrontation with the Changing God opens up the alternate solution of convincing the God to give up his own existence to finally return his daughter to a life of her own.]]


* MythologyGag: It's not quite as preternaturally powerful as Morte's Litany of Curses, but Tybir does start out with the Taunt ability. [[spoiler:Also like Morte, his supposedly harmless lies and deceptions have led others to harm and even death, regardless of his intentions.]]

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* MythologyGag: It's not quite as preternaturally powerful as Morte's Litany of Curses, but Tybir does start out with the Taunt ability. [[spoiler:Also like Morte, his supposedly harmless lies and deceptions have led others to harm and even death, regardless of his intentions.]]]] Finally, he'll hit on anything that stands till long enough to let hm - though unlike Morte, he doesn't limit himself by gender.


* FearlessFool: Being afraid would require him to stop and ''think'', which isn't likely to happen. [[spoiler: He literally cannot reflect upon his actions since it dampens his power, since it betrays that he's not actually in control of his body.]]

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* FearlessFool: Being afraid would require him Erritus to stop and ''think'', which isn't likely to happen. -- for him -- is completely off the table. [[spoiler: He literally cannot reflect upon his actions since it dampens his power, since as it betrays that he's not actually in control of his body.]]


A cheerful young warrior, constantly bathed in an aura of glowing golden light, seeking adventure and excitement wherever it may be found.

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A cheerful young and strong warrior, constantly bathed in an aura of glowing golden light, seeking adventure and excitement wherever it may be found.



* {{BFS}}: His starting equipment includes a two-handed sword.

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* {{BFS}}: His starting equipment includes a two-handed sword. Erritis can do very well with any two-handed sword you find throughout the game, too.



* NiceGuy: Sort of. He's a genuine hero, for a certain definition of "hero", and is usually the first person to object if you do anything evil or underhanded; and he never hesitates to throw himself into near-suicidal danger for the sake of others. But he's such a CloudCuckooLander that he sometimes comes off as recklessly destructive without meaning to be.

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* NiceGuy: Sort of. He's a genuine hero, for a certain definition of "hero", and is "hero" -- at the least, he's usually the first person to object if you do anything evil malevolent or underhanded; underhanded, and he never hesitates to throw himself into near-suicidal danger for the sake of others. But However, he's such a CloudCuckooLander that he sometimes comes can come off as recklessly destructive without meaning egotistical -- not to be.mention nonchalant about the collateral damage that his antics inevitably cause.



* SplitPersonalityTakeover: A very, very complicated case. [[spoiler:Erritis is possessed by ancient nanotech known as "the Audience", which was used to create SuperSoldiers in a bygone era. "The Audience" has two types of nanite in them -- one wants to preserve Erritis to seek "adventures", the other wants to have him killed, which is why he's suicidally heroic.]]

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* SplitPersonalityTakeover: A very, very complicated case. [[spoiler:Erritis is possessed by ancient nanotech known as "the Audience", which was used to create SuperSoldiers in a bygone era. "The Audience" has two types of nanite in them -- one wants to preserve Erritis to seek "adventures", while the other wants to have him killed, killed spectacularly, which is why he's suicidally heroic.]]


* ContraltoOfDanger: She has a quite a low voice, and most of the people who know her seem a little afraid of her.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: She considers most of her "sisters" to be expendable in attaining her goals. To be fair, several of her sisters ''are'' plotting to murder her in turn, so...

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* ContraltoOfDanger: She has a quite a low voice, and most of the people who know her seem to be a little afraid of her.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: She considers most of her "sisters" to be expendable in attaining her goals. To be fair, several of her sisters ''are'' plotting to murder her in turn, so...turn... but ''that'' in turn (combined with her basic arrogance) makes her NotSoDifferent to the Changing God!



* FateWorseThanDeath: Suffers this if [[spoiler:you help her ascend to the Datasphere, but then destroy the Sorrow. Apparently the Tidal forces this unleashes botch the ascension, leaving her in an irreversible state of delirious, immobilized agony.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Suffers this if [[spoiler:you help her ascend to the Datasphere, but then destroy the Sorrow. Apparently the Tidal forces this unleashes [[NiceJobBreakingItHero botch the ascension, ascension]], leaving her in an irreversible state of delirious, immobilized agony.]]



* AGodAmI: She makes no bones about the fact that leaving her physical body and merging with the datasphere will make her a kind of intangible information elemental, the closest thing the Ninth World can have to a god.

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* AGodAmI: She makes no bones about the fact that leaving her physical body and merging with the datasphere will make her a kind of intangible information elemental, the closest thing the Ninth World can have to a true god.



* InsufferableGenius: Depending on who she's talking to. She's very arrogant, although she pours on the sugar when someone has something she wants, so this is often averted in the Last Castoff's orbit.

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* InsufferableGenius: Depending on who she's talking to. She's to, Callistege can be very arrogant, although she pours on the sugar when someone has something she wants, so wants. Thus, this is often averted in the Last Castoff's orbit.



* ManipulativeBastard: According to Aligern. She's definitely holding a few things back, especially noticeable if you're a nano and can read minds. Notably one of the skills she can learn and [[TheFace excel in]] is Deception.

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* ManipulativeBastard: According to Aligern. She's definitely holding a few things back, especially noticeable if you're a nano and can read minds. Notably Notably, one of the skills she Callistege can learn and [[TheFace excel in]] is Deception.



* TokenEvilTeammate: She doesn't usually act on it, but it's telling that the actions she's most supportive of are the ones that drive the Last Castoff's alignment ever closer to that of the Changing God.
* TheSmartGuy: Starts out with specialised Lore: Mystical, and can learn most of the Lore skills and gains tier skills that boost lore.
* WickedWitch: Rhin seems to see her in the evil sorceress/stepmother in a fairy tale. She's not far off.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: She doesn't usually act on it, Callistege is arrogant rather than straight up ''evil'', but it's telling that the actions she's she most supportive of supports are the ones that drive the Last Castoff's alignment ever closer to that of the Changing God.
* TheSmartGuy: Starts out with specialised Lore: Mystical, and can learn most of the other Lore skills skills, and gains tier skills bonuses that boost lore.
Lore.
* WickedWitch: Rhin seems to see perceives her in the evil as something akin to a wicked sorceress/stepmother in from a fairy tale. She's not far off.


* YouAreWhatYouHate: The Sorrow's powers are fueled by the same [[spoiler:Tidal energies]] which empower all those which it hunts.

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* YouAreWhatYouHate: The Sorrow's powers are fueled by the same [[spoiler:Tidal energies]] which empower all those which it hunts. Then again, who else could the Sorrow ever trust with such a power?


* BigGood: A wise mentor figure to younger castoffs, and the caretaker of the one safe haven most of them have. She even guides the the Last Castoff to a crucial secret hidden in Zerian's mere. [[spoiler:She appears to be this, but then Miel Avest comes under attack by the Sorrow and she gives her life buying the other castoffs, yourself included, a few moments to escape.]]

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* BigGood: A wise mentor figure to younger castoffs, and the caretaker of the one safe haven most of them have. She even guides the the Last Castoff to a crucial secret hidden in Zerian's mere. [[spoiler:She appears to be this, but then Miel Avest comes under attack by the Sorrow and she gives her life buying the other castoffs, yourself included, a few moments to escape.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: During the Sorrow's assault on Miel Avest, as mentioned above.
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* DerelictGraveyard: A starship and an airborne passenger train are among the vessels lodged inside the Bloom's guts.



* DerelictGraveyard: A starship and an airborne passenger train are among the vessels lodged inside the Bloom's guts.


* ShipwreckGraveyard: A starship and an airborne passenger train are among the vessels lodged inside the Bloom's guts.

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* ShipwreckGraveyard: DerelictGraveyard: A starship and an airborne passenger train are among the vessels lodged inside the Bloom's guts.


* IllGirl: An illness which eventually killed her. [[spoiler:It was caused by a weapon based on Tidal energies.]]

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* IllGirl: An Had an illness which eventually killed her. [[spoiler:It was caused by a weapon based on Tidal energies.]]



* YoureNotMyFather: On the other hand, if you give her a chance to confront her father and what he's become [[spoiler:in the form of the Specter/Changing God. She doesn't recognize him at all, either. This is in part because he's an ArtificialIntelligence based on a backup copy of the Changing God's memories, but also because as the Changing God he lost all compassion or empathy for others, a far cry from the loving father who raised her. You can point out to the Specter that he can't possibly be the real Changing God if even his own daughter doesn't recognize him, but if your persuasive skills aren't up to the task, this can also [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild backfire]].]]

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* YoureNotMyFather: On the other hand, if you give her a chance to confront her father and what he's become [[spoiler:in the form of the Specter/Changing God. She God, she doesn't recognize him at all, either. This is in part because he's an ArtificialIntelligence based on a backup copy of the Changing God's memories, but also because as the Changing God he lost all compassion or empathy for others, a far cry from the loving father who raised her. You can point out to the Specter that he can't possibly be the real Changing God if even his own daughter doesn't recognize him, but if your persuasive skills aren't up to the task, this can also [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild backfire]].]]


* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:A huge one. If she is send back to her homeworld, she returns in the final stage all grown up and with a huge arrays of powerful abilities.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:A huge one. If she is send sent back to her homeworld, she returns in the final stage all grown up and with a huge arrays of powerful abilities.]]

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