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* LikeParentLikeChild: The Demon Fox, the single most sadistic character in the comic's run, [[spoiler:clearly takes all of her traits from her father the Jade Emperor. [[AbusiveParents Her father]] not only couldn't give less of a shit about the Demon Fox, he set her up to begin with to commit horrible atrocities against her sister Kwai.

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* LikeParentLikeChild: The Demon Fox, the single most sadistic character in the comic's run, [[spoiler:clearly takes all of her traits from her father the Jade Emperor. [[AbusiveParents Her father]] not only couldn't give less of a shit about the Demon Fox, he set her up to begin with to commit horrible atrocities against her sister Kwai.]]


* LikeFatherLikeDaughter: The Demon Fox, the single most sadistic character in the comic's run, [[spoiler:clearly takes all of her traits from her father the Jade Emperor. [[AbusiveParents Her father]] not only couldn't give less of a shit about the Demon Fox, he set her up to begin with to commit horrible atrocities against her sister Kwai.

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* LikeFatherLikeDaughter: LikeParentLikeChild: The Demon Fox, the single most sadistic character in the comic's run, [[spoiler:clearly takes all of her traits from her father the Jade Emperor. [[AbusiveParents Her father]] not only couldn't give less of a shit about the Demon Fox, he set her up to begin with to commit horrible atrocities against her sister Kwai.


* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Masquerade impersonates the deceased Tech-9 and takes leadership of the Syndicate from Wise Son. However, once her deception is revealed by the Demon Fox, the gang disbands completely]].

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: DeadPersonImpersonation:
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[[spoiler:Masquerade impersonates the deceased Tech-9 and takes leadership of the Syndicate from Wise Son. Son, at the Demon Fox's manipulation. However, once her deception is revealed by the Demon Fox, the gang disbands completely]].completely]].
** [[spoiler:The Demon Fox pretends to be John Wing's own wife a while after she was summoned by him. In reality, not only did John Wing sacrifice his own pregnant wife to call upon the Demon Fox in the first place, the Demon Fox snapped his neck afterward [[ForTheEvulz because she's just that much of an evil bitch]].]]


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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Neither Kwai's coldness nor the Demon Fox's insanely sadistic behavior could be explained by anything less than the monstrous abuse of their father, the Jade Emperor, who set up their SiblingRivalry as a cheap game between him and his immortal buddies.]]


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* LikeFatherLikeDaughter: The Demon Fox, the single most sadistic character in the comic's run, [[spoiler:clearly takes all of her traits from her father the Jade Emperor. [[AbusiveParents Her father]] not only couldn't give less of a shit about the Demon Fox, he set her up to begin with to commit horrible atrocities against her sister Kwai.

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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:The Jade Emperor is this to both Kwai and the Demon Fox, and not only the worst abusive parent in the Milestone universe but possibly one of the worst in all fiction. The Jade Emperor has condemned both his daughters to seventy-seven cycles--77 full lifespans--of eternal torture, death and misery for literally no other reason than to have a cheap game for him and his immortal buddies to gamble on. When Kwai manages to reach her father and beg him to break the cycle, the Jade Emperor opts to ''[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]'' her instead.]]

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* CaperRationalization: The Syndicate rob crackhouses as a source of income, but it's justified by the idea that they're removing the drugs and the unsavory criminal element from the streets. When a crackhouse boss attempts to cut the Syndicate in on their profits in exchange for staying open, Fade's response is to knock the drug lord through a window.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: The few times the Syndicate battled other heroes it was framed as this, whether it was erroneously believing {{ComicBook/Icon}} had come to take their turf back on behalf of the city, or being in complete disbelief that {{Franchise/Superman}} was flying around the ruins of Paris Island during the events of ''ComicBook/WorldsCollide''.


* DeadPersonImpersonator: [[spoiler:Masquerade impersonates the deceased Tech-9 and takes leadership of the Syndicate from Wise Son. However, once her deception is revealed by the Demon Fox, the gang disbands completely]].

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* DeadPersonImpersonator: DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Masquerade impersonates the deceased Tech-9 and takes leadership of the Syndicate from Wise Son. However, once her deception is revealed by the Demon Fox, the gang disbands completely]].


* DeadPersonImpersonator: [[spoiler:Masquerade impersonates the deceased Tech-9 and takes leadership of the Syndicate from Wise Son. However, once her deception is revealed by the Demon Fox, the gang disbands completely]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Wise Son, being far less charismatic and affable than Tech-9, frequently butts heads with the other team members and is abrasive to everyone else on his good days. Nevertheless, he still desires to improve things for Paris Island and its people.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Wise Son, being far less charismatic and affable than former leader Tech-9, frequently butts heads with the other team members and is abrasive to everyone else on his good days. Nevertheless, he still desires to improve things for Paris Island and its people.



* TalkingAnimal: Dogg with two G's, the team's resident pet.

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* TalkingAnimal: Dogg with two G's, the team's resident pet.pet...dog.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Wise Son, being far less charismatic and affable than Tech-9, frequently butts heads with the other team members and is abrasive to everyone else on his good days. Nevertheless, he still desires to improve things for Paris Island.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Wise Son, being far less charismatic and affable than Tech-9, frequently butts heads with the other team members and is abrasive to everyone else on his good days. Nevertheless, he still desires to improve things for Paris Island.Island and its people.



* MassSuperEmpoweringEvent: The Big Bang. While the Bang was a key factor in the origin of other Milestone characters (most notably Static), ''Blood Syndicate'' was the most directly connected to the event, serving as the gang's origin, with numerous issues dedicated to the team trying to figure out how and why it happened.



* NighInvulnerability: Wise Son's power. Demonstrated in the first issue when Brickhouse knocks him through the second floor of the factory hangout they use and he immediately gets up, ready to fight.



* TalkingAnimal: Dogg with two Gs, the team's resident pet.

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* TalkingAnimal: Dogg with two Gs, G's, the team's resident pet.


* NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters: For the most part. While the locals fear them for the most part (justified as they were able to stand up to Icon), they don't purposefully cause trouble for the average citizen without a good reason. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded in an issue of]] ''{{ComicBook/Static}}'' where Static (in his civilian identity) and the Syndicate show up to the same theatre, but the worst that happens is Fade tells the audience to keep quiet during the film and not to smoke weed since children are present.

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* NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters: For the most part. While the locals fear them for the most part (justified as they were able to stand up to Icon), they don't purposefully cause trouble for the average citizen without a good reason.reason and will go out of their way to save innocents in danger. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded in an issue of]] ''{{ComicBook/Static}}'' where Static (in his civilian identity) and the Syndicate show up to the same theatre, but the worst that happens is Fade tells the audience to keep quiet during the film and not to smoke weed since children are present.


* Talking Animal: Dogg with two Gs, the team's resident pet.

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* Talking Animal: TalkingAnimal: Dogg with two Gs, the team's resident pet.


** PhraseCatcher: "[[RapunzelHair Nice weave!]]"



** PhraseCatcher: "[[RapunzelHair Nice weave!]]"


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Wise Son, being far less charismatic and affable than Tech-9, frequently butts heads with the other team members and is abrasive to everyone else on his good days. Nevertheless, he still desires to improve things for Paris Island.
* IntrepidReporter: Roberta "Rob" Chaplik. The first four issues use her as the POV character for the readers to introduce the Syndicate and the Big Bang as she goes to Paris Island to write a detailed story about them. [[spoiler:She returns in the final issue as Wise Son and Dogg give her the remaining evidence so she can finish her story]].



* NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters

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* NeighborhoodFriendlyGangstersNeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters: For the most part. While the locals fear them for the most part (justified as they were able to stand up to Icon), they don't purposefully cause trouble for the average citizen without a good reason. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded in an issue of]] ''{{ComicBook/Static}}'' where Static (in his civilian identity) and the Syndicate show up to the same theatre, but the worst that happens is Fade tells the audience to keep quiet during the film and not to smoke weed since children are present.


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* Talking Animal: Dogg with two Gs, the team's resident pet.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Masquerade, who can shift all or part of her body depending on the situation.


* AntiHero: The whole team is this.

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* AntiHero: AntiHeroTeam: The whole team is this.

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* DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler: DMZ, whom Icon recognizes as one of the Green Lantern expies of the Milestone universe.]]

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