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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
(Redirected to Flydon Maxima article)

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Flydon Maxima
Other names: Despair
Type: Planet
Natives: Blaska
Appearances: TDL: The Depths of Despair


Flydon Maxima was a part of the Flydon Agglomeration.

Global warming on the planet led to an increase in water levels, rising above the previous 88% water surface coverage. This led to the renaming of the planet as Despair and an evacuation, mainly to Flydon Minima. Others adapted to living in floating cities, surviving on fish, seaweed and rainwater. (TDL: The Depths of Despair)


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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Despair (New Earth) article)

From DC Database

Character Template Character Template
Despair

Despair
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Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation

Relatives
Destiny (brother), Delirium (sister), Death (sister), Desire (twin sister/brother), Destruction (brother), Dream (brother, deceased), Sandman (Daniel Hall, brother reincarnated), Lyta Hall (Fury, step-mother), Hector Hall (Dr. Fate, step-father, Orpheus (nephew, deceased), Miranda Walker (niece), Rose Walker (grandniece)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Despair's realm

Characteristics
Gender

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
She is squat, flabby and pale-skinned, with black hair, gray eyes, and pointed teeth. Her voice is little more than a whisper, and she has no odor, but her shadow smells musky and pungent, like the skin of a snake. She does not wear clothes. On a finger of her left hand she wears a ring with a hook attached to it, with which she habitually carves her flesh.

Status
Marital Status

Occupation
Personification of Despair and Dread and its opposite Hope


First appearance

Contents

History

<10 billion years ago> Despair came into existence once sentient lifeforms capable of despairing appeared in the universe. Despair was one of the Endless, personifications of ideas and concepts that were tied to life, and were fated to fulfill their functions until the universe ended and all life disappeared from the cosmos. The original Despair was killed by a man, and a new personification of Despair came into existence.

Despair and her sister Desire began a long series of intrigues to bring down their brother Dream

<1665> London, Despair observed the despair brought about by the plague. She was visited by Destruction, and he hinted that he was planning on splitting away from the rest of the Endless.

<1695> Destruction called a family meeting of the Endless, and announced to Despair and the rest of his family that he was abandoning his duties as one of the Endless and taking his leave of them for good. Despair begged him to reconsider, but he'd already made up his mind.

<September, 1859> Despair presented Joshua Norton to Dream. Despair had driven him towards ruin and suicide, and speaking for herself, Delirium and Despair, she challenged Dream to save him through dreams. Dream found that Norton craved success and respect, so he gave him the dream of being Emperor of the United States.

<January, 1880> Norton I died, and Dream won his challenge against Despair. He never entered her realm once between the time Dream gave him his dream of being emperor and the time he died. Dream told Despair she should thank him for the lesson he taught her, but she didn't see any lesson to be learned.

Desire called Despair to the Threshold and informed her of a new opportunity for their scheming to bring down Dream. A new dream vortex had been born, and was of Desire's blood. If Dream destroyed the vortex he would bring ruin on himself, and if he didn't the vortex would destroy the Dreaming.

Destiny called a gathering of the Endless, telling them a meeting with the Fates made him aware that he had to call the family gathering to set in motion a chain of events that would cause change and upheaval. Despair was reminded of her beloved brother Destruction, because at the last meeting Destruction abdicated his responsibilities as one of the Endless. Desire goaded Dream into going to Hell, and Despair pointed out that the Endless never argued like this when Destruction was still around.

Delirium visited Despair and asked her to help in a quest to locate their missing brother Destruction. Despite the fact that she longed to see her brother again, Despair refused to help, claiming to respect Destruction's privacy, but really fearing what Desire would do if she helped Del.

Despair visited Dream and Delirium and told them she regretted not having gone with them to find Destruction, who had quit the Earthly plane after they found him. Despair reported to Delirium that Dream had doomed himself by seeking Destruction, because in order to find him he gave his son Orpheus the release of death, making him the rightful prey of the Kindly Ones. Despair and Desire always sought to undo Dream, but they were more scared than happy that Dream had done it to himself.

Despair was distraught when Desire cut off communication with the rest of the Endless.

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

Personification of Despair: One of the seven Endless, inconceivably powerful beings, Despair is both lord and personification of all Despair and Dread, She had god-like powers and absolute power over her realm, which was filled with her pet rats and windows that looked out on mirrors of the mortal world. She could drive mortals to despair by sinking a small hook into their hearts. The Power she held is over hopelessness, fear and anxiety and in turn hope.

Omnipresence: Being Despair, she is everywhere on Earth at any moment, but not in a form visible to humans, usually.

Shapeshifting: Despair could change her appearance and clothing.

Teleportation: She can travel instantly anywhere in the mortal realm that people die and live, and, so long as she shows proper respect, she can easily enter and transit most magical realms too.

Immortal: Despair was ageless and virtually immortal.

Sorcery: Nigh-Omnipotent mastery of magic

Weaknesses

Ancient Rules: Despite her great powers Despair, like the rest of the Endless, was bound to a complex set of rules and customs.

  • One which requires her not to spill the blood of family or she is no longer protected as the personification of Despair from other Personifications
  • Another is that she cannot fall in love with a mortal or the mortals downfall is assured.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

Vertigo Character
This character exists under the Vertigo Imprint which is intended for Mature Readers. Their continuity takes place within the context of Vertigo titles although they may cross over into regular DC continuity.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Vertigo Characters."


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EQ2

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From EQ2i, the EverQuest II wiki

Race: Wraith - to upload a more specific image, click here
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other resources
LootDB
EQ2LL
Allakhazam's
EverQuest II Named Monster Information
Zone (Patch) The Feerrott (Shattered Lands)
Race Wraith
Level 45▲▲▲ Tier 5 Heroic
Location
Reported Drops none reported, try LootDB.
AA Exp unknown
Status Points unknown

What does this information mean?

Spawns near the lake at the far end of The Feerrott near the Cazic-Thule entrance. Groups of wraiths are PHs. It's approx. 13 min between PH spawns.

Agony will appear with Despair (45^^Heroic) and Doom (45^Heroic) or a terror wraith.


This article uses material from the "Despair" article on the EQ2 wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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