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    NinjaGuy

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    Default Re: Number of Character Appearances (Improved!)

    Wrecan, I've been working on this for the last couple of days, and I think it's ready for initial posting. This post will contain the Character Appearances for Start of Darkness.

    Now, in fairness, I know that it's only been out for a couple of days, therefore I'm going to put this inside two sets of spoiler sections. Inside the first spoiler section will be a simple listing of the number of times each character appears. Inside the nested spoiler section will detail the fate of each of those characters, if we know it.

    I figure that last piece of info is doubly spoily, hence the double spoiler bars. I also fully realize that you may not want to update your list until you actually get to read the book (or when you feel enough others have read the book). And I can't say that I blame you. Especially since there are some hard core spoilers in the book. That is the other reason why I am spoilerizing this post. That way you can ignore this post and look at whenever you feel like updating the list for the events of Start of Darkness. Heck, you could even wait six or seven months before deciding to update the list. I figure this post ain't going anywhere.

    I've gone through the list several times to proof it, so I'm fairly certain it's accurate. However, at over 110 pages, there is plenty of room for error. If anyone spots an error in my listing here, please correct it. It would be much appreciated.

    Finally, a couple of notes. In cases where Unnamed People showed up more than once, I went ahead and tried to make as unique description of them as possible (taking the nod from the Throne Room Battle). However, if you feel it would be too messy and unwieldy to include them in the list, feel free to nuke them. I wouldn't blame you if you didn't want them around, but I only included them for completeness sakes. Also, some characters are Unnamed, but it is obvious who they are. In those cases, I listed them by their obvious name/description.

    The other note is that I did not include "interesting alterations" of characters. There were simply too many of them, over too long of a time span, for me to want to do that. If someone else wants to try and tackle that job, feel free. But I ain't gonna be the one.

    Number of Character Appearances for Start of Darkness [MAJOR SPOILERS]
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    I broke these down into somewhat manageable groups for ease of reading. I realize some of the groupings are arbitrary, but, it was the best I could figure out at the time.

    I did not count the "appearance" by Miko, when she wrote the Introduction, nor did I count Redcloak's "appearance" on the title page of the book. I did, however, count the appearance of the Demon Roaches and the CitD on the last page of the book, just like you counted Thog's apperance in Origins. [Basically I just followed your example from On Origins of the PCs ]

    ------Xykon & Associates-----
    Xykon: 60
    Demon Roaches: 21
    Professor Xavion: 3
    Yydranna: 3
    Unholy Master: 2
    Keith Baker: 2
    Xykon's Grandma: 2
    Fiendish Waitress: 2
    Xykon's Ma: 1
    Xykon's Pa: 1
    Barky: 1
    Bossy: 1

    -------The Goblins--------
    Redcloak: 74
    Right-Eye: 68
    Ridiziak: 12
    Eriaxnikol: 8
    Right-Eye's Daughter: 5
    Redcloak's Sister: 5
    Aliyara: 4
    Redcloak's Uncle: 3
    Reverend Master: 3
    Grey Bearded Goblin Cleric: 3
    Redcloak's Big Brother: 3
    Redcloak's Mom: 2
    White Cloaked, Grey Armored Goblin Acolyte: 2
    Goblin "Wizard": 1
    Original Bearer of the Crimson Mantle: 1
    Later Bearer of the Crimson Mantle: 1 (identical scene from the one in Comic #277)
    Kayannara: 1

    -----The Circus-------
    The Creature in the Darkness: 21
    Mr Dragon: 1
    Julio Scoundrel (as action figure): 1 (NOTE: The one exception I made to the "no interesting alterations" rule)
    Batman: 1
    Robin: 1
    The Flying Graysons: 1
    Dumbo: 1
    Timothy (AKA Delta-Upsilon-Mu): 1
    Spiky: 1
    Raoul: 1

    ----Eugene Greenhilt & Associates----
    Eugene Greenhilt: 14
    Roy Greenhilt: 4
    Fyron Pucebukle: 3 (seen being killed in #78)
    Sara Greenhilt (Roy's Mom): 2
    Tiny Jim: 2
    Warthog: 1 (from The Wizards School in Cliffport)
    Suzy Finkelstein: 1
    Kobold Oracle: 1
    Mr. Belvedere: 1
    Roy's Grandfather: 1
    Juta the Barbarian: 1
    Kenno the Rouge: 1
    Uncle Mytok the Cleric: 1

    ------Azure City Strike Force--------
    Male Paladin With Uneven Black Hair Covering Ears: 4 *
    Paladin Strike Team Leader: 3
    Female Paladin Uneven Hair Covering Ears: 3
    Paladin With Shoulder Length Hair: 3
    Male Paladin With Uneven Grayish Hair Covering Ears: 3
    Light Skinned Bald Paladin: 3
    Paladin in Blue Armor: 3
    Paladin with Top Knot: 3
    Blonde Wavy Haired Female Paladin: 3
    Female Paladin with Straight Shoulder Length Hair: 3 *
    Slightly Tanned Skinned Bald Paladin: 2
    Horseback Paladin with Pony Tail: 2
    Horseback Female Paladin in Clerics Robes: 2
    "U" Encrested Helmeted Paladin: 2

    ------Swamp Guarding Azure City Paladins---------
    Swamp Guarding Paladin With Black Hair Covering Ears: 4 *
    Swamp Guarding Female Paladin with Straight Shoulder Length Hair: 3 *

    ------The Gods---------
    The Dark One: 8
    The Snarl: 2
    Odin: 3
    Thor: 2
    Loki: 2
    Odin's Ravens: 1
    Freya: 1
    Unknown Red Bearded, Fur Cloak Wearing Norse God (help needed): 1 **
    Marduk: 3
    Tiamat: 2
    Sarpanit (Marduk's Consort): 1 [Name taken from Wikipedia entry - not named in comic] **
    Unknown Helmeted With Red Visor and Red Armor Babylonian God (Help Needed): 1 **
    Dragon: 2
    Rooster: 1
    Tiger: 1
    Pig: 1
    Dog: 1
    Rat: 1

    -----Order of the Scribble & Associates
    Lirian: 16
    Dorukan: 7
    Awakened Trees Holding Lirian's Gate: 3 (first seen in Comic #277))
    (Did not note the Elven Defenders - not enough to distinguish them, not in enough strips)
    Dire Puma Attacking Redcloak and Right-Eye: 2
    (Did not note the defenders Gated in by Durokan)
    Girard Draketooth: 1
    Serini Toormuck: 1
    Kraagor: 1

    -----Assorted Others------
    Ekdysdioksoiirwo: 2
    Professor Xavion's "S-Men": 1
    Xyklon the Consequential: 1
    Jenkins: 1
    Jack O'Neill: 1
    Teal'c: 1
    Samantha Carter: 1

    * These might be the same paladins, but there is no way to be 100% sure
    ** I am unsure as to what the names of these Gods are. However people familiar with Norse and Babylonian legends might be able to help out.

    Fate of Certain Characters Listed Above - DOUBLY SPOILY - I'M NOT KIDDING HERE!
    (NOTE: Anyone not named from the prior list has an unknown fate ATM)
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    ------Xykon & Associates-----
    Xykon: 60 (Killed and turned into lich by Redcloak)
    Professor Xavion: 3 (Killed and zombified by Xykon)
    Xykon's Grandma: 2 (Died of unknown causes - zombified by Xykon)
    Fiendish Waitress: 2 (Killed by Xykon)
    Xykon's Ma: 1 (Killed by Xykon's Grandma)
    Xykon's Pa: 1 (Killed by Xykon's Grandma)
    Barky: 1 (Died of unknown causes - zombified by Xykon)

    -------The Goblins--------
    Right-Eye: 68 (Killed and zombified by Redcloak)
    Ridiziak: 12 (Killed by unknown adventuring group)
    Eriaxnikol: 8 (Killed by unknown adventuring group)
    Redcloak's Sister: 5 (Killed by Female Paladin With Shoulder Length Hair)
    Aliyara: 4 (Killed by unknown adventuring group)
    Reverend Master: 3 (Killed by Azure City Strike Team)
    Redcloak's Big Brother: 3 (Killed by Horseback Paladin with Pony Tail)
    Redcloak's Uncle: 3 (Killed by Paladin in Blue Armor)
    Grey Bearded Goblin Cleric: 3 (Killed by Female Paladin Uneven Hair Covering Ears)
    Redcloak's Mom: 2 (Killed by Paladin Strike Team Leader)
    White Cloaked, Grey Armored Goblin Acolyte: 2 (Killed by Light Skinned Bald Paladin)
    Original Bearer of the Crimson Mantle: 1 (Killed by Kraagor)
    Later Bearer of the Crimson Mantle: 1 (Killed by Unknown Azure City Paladin identical scene from 277)

    -----The Circus-------
    The Flying Graysons: 1 (Killed by Redcloak)

    ----Eugene Greenhilt & Associates----
    Fyron Pucebukle: 3 (Killed by Xykon [Eugene's mentor from #78])
    Mr. Belvedere: 1 (Killed by Unknown Causes - implied that Eugene killed him)

    ------Azure City Strike Force--------
    Male Paladin With Uneven Black Hair Covering Ears: 4 (Killed by Redcloak)
    Male Paladin With Uneven Medium Dark Hair Covering Ears: 3 (Killed by Revered Master)
    Slightly Tanned Skinned Bald Paladin: 2 (Killed by Revered Master)
    Horseback Paladin with Pony Tail: 2 (Killed by Redcloak's Uncle)
    Horseback Female Paladin in Clerics Robes: 2 (Killed by Redcloak's Uncle)
    "U" Encrested Helmeted Paladin: 2 (Killed by Revered Master)

    ------Swamp Guarding Azure City Paladins---------
    Swamp Guarding Paladin With Black Hair Covering Ears: 4 (Killed by Xykon)
    Swamp Guarding Female Paladin with Straight Shoulder Length Hair: 3 (Killed by Xykon)

    ------The Gods---------
    The Dark One: 8 (Killed by Human Assassin - Turned into God by Outraged Goblins)

    -----Order of the Scribble & Associates
    Lirian: 16 (Killed, soul binded, and zombified by Xykon)
    Dorukan: 7 (Killed and soul binded by Xykon)
    Awakened Trees Holding Lirian's Gate: 3 (Killed by Redcloak)

    -----Assorted Others------
    Ekdysdioksoiirwo: 2 (Killed by Xykon)

    NOTE:::: I realize that the listing for all of the goblins killed by the Azure City Strike Force is unwieldy. Therefore I propose the following designation: P which would be: Killed by Unnamed Azure City Paladin. It could also apply to the Original Bearer of the Crimson Mantle, and any future person killed by a Random Paladin. Or you could just use the U designator. I'm just throwing out suggestions here.


    Edit Number One: Added in Kraagor, missed Circus characters and revised Crimson Mantle Bearers information
    Edit Number Two: Added Bossy (the Hellcow given to Keith Baker)


    Comments and corrections are welcome.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2007-06-29 at 09:14 PM.
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