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1->''"A reason not to kill me? That you need one shows that you're a heartless monster too. I wonder how many lives you've taken, and how many more were ruined by the taking. If you're set on murdering me, I can't really stop you. But listen to your allies. Maybe one of them has a conscience."''²-->Jael, [[WhatTheHellHero telling Clark exactly what she thinks]] of his methods.²²Clark Kallen and his Merry Band is the name of a clan and role-play on the Fire Emblem Arena Battle League, a ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' fan site. The story takes place on the continent of Elibe from ''Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken'', specifically in Etruria not too far from the border of the [[ShiftingSandLand Nabata Desert]]. The leader of this RagtagBunchOfMisfits is the eponymous Clark Kallen, a CrazyPrepared mercenary whose origins are unknown. Some characters fade in and out of the story due to the nature of the RP, but most of the characters fit into one of the following categories:²²* Clark's group: the titular merry band.²** Langras Crusaders: a small group from a world parallel to Elibe.²* Byron's Fury: a rival band headed by [[TheRival Byron]], Clark's former employer.²* Etrurian Nobility: various dukes and earls that provide jobs for the mercenaries.²* Thieves and bandits: the cause for the first few low-brow jobs.²* Villagers: pretty much the rest of the cast.²²The story picked up quite a bit of momentum as it progressed, and an expanding character base has led to the decision to grant a larger portion of the plot to Byron's group to offer a wider perspective on the story.²²----²²This role-play provides examples of:²* AntiHero: Clark is the forerunner, but Brannan as well.²** Several other characters are slipping into this, justifying their [[HeWhoFightsMonsters slow loss of morality]] by claiming it is [[SurvivalMantra necessary for survival]].²-->'''Weyler:''' How could that not bother me, that Clark just threatened to kill a woman looking for her husband?!²* AppliedPhlebotinum: Bloodbane²* AuthorAvatar[=/=]WriteWhoYouKnow: Tookie in ''spades''. The real Tookie doesn't even try and hide it. All things considered, this is fairly disturbing.²* BadassBookworm: Weyler is a good contender, after decimating a fair amount/most of Vassarin's troops in Chapter Four.²** The [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome introduction of Wonderwall]] cements this. Weyler is hit by [[spoiler: Jane's [[KillItWithFire fire of judgment]], which has [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill reduced Karaisali to shambles]]]]. When the smoke clears, [[NighInvulnerability there's not so much as a scratch on his body]]. ²* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' mention House Persantius or Vastian's history with them around him.²** Oh yeah, don't get innocent people involved. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Tookie (despite happily carving his way through the Graael Order and the Whisperwind-led rebels) doesn't seem to like that.]]²** Oddly, Clark takes a stand for Karaisali despite his [[AntiHero past]] [[VillainProtagonist behavior]].²** The very ''sight'' of Clark makes Kajan go nuts. ²* BigEater: Byron.²* BloodKnight: XEQ, borders on AxCrazy.²* TheBrute: Vassarin.²* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Evelyn, Derran, and Jabin. There are several others, but Evelyn and Derran were notable fighters while they were involved, and Jabin was the party's main healer and had a fair bit of dialogue with Brianna.²** Evelyn seems to be reappearing at the moment.²** Brannan and Serena have vanished. This is particularly jarring because both were very involved in the plot at the time of their disappearance.²* ClearMyName: Chapter Three revolves around Brannan being blamed for a rape he didn't commit.²* ColdSniper: XEQ, to the point of not talking, but that's for a [[UncannyValley different]] [[NotEvenHuman reason]].²* CrazyPrepared: Clark. It was revealed that he is this way because [[spoiler:he's being actively hunted by the strongest soldiers in Elibe]].²* DoomedHometown: Langras steps it up to Doomed Homeworld. [[spoiler:Also, Karaisali.]]²* DisproportionateRetribution: The rationale behind Chapter Eight; Jane's answer to Clark and co wounding Byron and Brannan (for all of a day and after she'd nearly killed Clark anyway)? [[spoiler:''Burn down an entire town.'']] Even Byron thought that she'd gone a bit overboard.²* DualWielding: Brannan, recently.²* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Tookie, and one of the rare cases who tries to fit in... though some people probably wish he hadn't.²* ForgotAboutTheMindReader: Tookie's reaction to Emysia's ability to read minds. Notably his. [[AuthorAvatar You'd think he of all people would know better.]]²* FriendlyEnemy: Relus, with the Langras Crusaders apart from Tookie, on the grounds that they grew up together.²* FriendlySniper: Recens²* GenkiGirl: Serena is positively ''brimming'' with energy.²* GodwinsLaw: Mentally invoked by Tookie.²* GoodOldFisticuffs[=/=]ImprobableWeaponUser: Valtair is quite possibly the only person in Elibe who prefers to use his fists to any form of weaponry or magic.²* GroinAttack: Tookie. [[SociopathicHero His glee in doing so is a bit disturbing]].²* HoYay: The story is set in a Fire Emblem universe. The subtext was almost unavoidable.²* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: Kajan. The audience gets very few glimpses of him, but he is portrayed as a very capable and efficient soldier with a grudge against Clark. In his debut battle, Kajan's stats were only slightly behind Myke and Clark's, but the combination of [[ICallItVera Grandalgram]] and Kajan's skillset (including Heavy Force) made him a true nightmare.²* IdiotHero: Tookie, though so far it's a reasonably creative use of the term "Hero".²* IneffectualLoner: Myke, initially, though he's opening up and realising that he can't do much by himself.²* InfinityPlusOneSword: All of the named wyvern knights so far possess special weapons.²** ICallItVera[=/=]ThemeNaming: Their weapons are also named after them in most cases.²* KidHero: Myke, one of the strongest people in the group, is also one of the youngest, tying with Tookie at sixteen.²* KillItWithFire: Jane, to ''[[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer everything]]''.²** In the opening to Chapter Eight, things [[DoomedHometown turned]] [[MoralEventHorizon ugly]].²* KnightInShiningArmor: Myke, coupled with AlwaysSaveTheGirl towards [[DamselInDistress Lilane]].²** Also Rowan, with a dash of LawfulGood thrown in for [[{{Pun}} good measure]].²* LaResistance: The Langras Crusaders.²** The villagers of Auncet would qualify, but they're a bit of a subversion, since the protagonists have to put down their rebellion.²** As would the villagers of Sydelle.²*** Ironic in that the villagers are [[EnemyMine going to have to team up with the noble they rebelled against to take on an even greater threat.]]²* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Myke and Ognus, to each other.²-->'''Ognus:''' This is a duel between gentlemen, so if you please--²* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Standard for the Fire Emblem series, really.²* MagicKnight: Reynald and Maria.²* NighInvulnerability: XEQ²** Add [[spoiler: his fellow golems]] here, [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak point aside]].²* NoNameGiven: Myke, Lilane and Emysia are only ever referred to by first name (or nickname in Myke's case), like everyone else from Langras; their surnames are purely WordOfGod. Tookie ''has'' a last name, but would rather use his alias than his real name. XEQ also applies, though for [[NotEvenHuman other reasons]].²* NothingUpMySleeve: Clark's vials in Chapter Three.²* OhCrap: The Bernese Wyvern Knights are having this effect, particularly on Clark and Tookie.²** Expanding upon this, [[CurbStompBattle the]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown first]] [[UnstoppableRage fight]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge against]] [[LightningBruiser Kajan]]. Myke spent the entirety of Chapter Nine standing between him and the rest of the group, and even he had trouble handling the furious soldier.²** In terms of stats, Chapter Ten has introduced enemies that even Myke and Clark have trouble damaging with standard weaponry. Granted, they can just switch to stronger swords, but it's still a big DifficultySpike.²* OnlySaneMan: Jael is the first person to [[CallingOutTheHero call Clark out]] on some of his actions, though Streak shows signs of dissent.²* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Graael Order²* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Myke and Vassarin haven't ''saved'' each other under this, but the two do insist that [[LeaveHimToMe no-one touch the other]], as seen in Chapter Four.²** Kajan holds this attitude toward Clark as well.²* PerfectPoison: Balas dies from accidentally touching a small cut on his body with a thin coating of Clark's poison on his finger.²* {{Psycho For|Hire}} [[{{Pun}} Fire]]: Jane, who spends Chapter Two gleefully incinerating her enemies.²* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Tookie and Griez's first sparring session goes [[CurbStompBattle something like this]].²* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Whisperwinds²* RagtagBunchOfMisfits²* TheReveal [[spoiler: [[{{Golem}} XEQ isn't exactly what you'd call "human."]]]]²** With the arrival of [[spoiler: Bern's military]], we have another one: [[spoiler:Clark is the "Vergant" Bern has been searching for]]. [[SpoiledByTheManual It's not a surprise if you read his profile.]]²* SatelliteCharacter: Lilane, towards Myke.²** For now, anyway. The real Tookie seems to be working on this... somehow.²* ScheduleSlip: It's to be expected; the story is basically co-written by a fairly large pool of authors, all of whom have to juggle school, work, and other things in their lives.)²* SdrawkcabName: Simetra is Artemis backwards, which makes this a MeaningfulName.²* SociopathicHero: Tookie murders multiple enemy soldiers...for getting blood on his shirt. ''Their'' blood, to clarify.²* TheSpeechless: As mentioned above, XEQ.²* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Myke, Clarisse²* StatisticallySpeaking: The story is driven by Fire Emblem-esque battles; this is very much involved.²* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: {{Subverted|Trope}}: Clark's finisher is supposed to [[CombatPragmatist distract his opponent while he runs up and sweeps their legs from under them]]. It doesn't really matter where it lands.²* TwangHello: XEQ's favorite way to greet outsiders.²* VillainProtagonist: Clark borders on this at times, as shown by his treatment of the wench in Chapter One.²** His reaction to the youth in Sydelle supports this notion further.²** His [[TranquilFury reaction]] to [[spoiler:Karaisali's destruction]] lifts him out of this territory...slightly.²** XEQ is this to Jael's HeroAntagonist.²* WhatTheHellHero: Jael successfully makes use of this on Clark.²* WhamEpisode: Between Chapter Seven and Chapter Eight; reveals on both Clark's backstory and [[CosmicHorrorStory Langras' situation in general]].²²%% !! StatisticallySpeaking, this role-play provides examples of;²²%% * GlassCannon: Lilane and Emysia, though slightly more on the SquishyWizard side.²%% * FragileSpeedster: Streak, definitely. Also Serena, though she's a little sturdier.²%% * JackOfAllStats: Weyler. An [[GameBreaker overpowered]] Jack, but a Jack nonetheless. Tookie as well at the moment, though focusing slightly more on offense than defense.²%% * LightningBruiser: Clark and Myke. For his level and considering his build, Tookie is a potential Lightning Bruiser too.²%% * MightyGlacier: Griez.²----²<<|WebOriginal|>>

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