Ivan Poe

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Ivan Poe
Race: Decrypted (Men)
Faction: Gobwin Knob (formerly Charlescomm)
Class: Caster (Master-class Dirtamancer)

Proposed Canon


First Appearance: Hvs.tCF 138

Ivan Poe was a barbarian Dirtamancer on contract to Charlescomm and a resident of the Magic Kingdom. He was Qualified to sit in an enforcement council, though this status was challenged over several crimes committed on Charlie's behalf. He spent hundreds of turns on improvements to Comm Tower in the city of Charlescomm. He was privy to many of Charlie's more important secrets, such as the fact that Charlie has a cache of guns hidden deep under the Magic Kingdom.

Ivan is equipped with a variety of magic items, including a helmet that protects against cave ins, goggles that can be either in "Stuff-sight" or a magic detection modeHvs.tCF 265, and the Wonky Wrench, an item created in a caster link between himself and Charlie that allows a Dirtamancer to do things ordinary Dirtamancy cannot.

The traps in the city of Charlescomm's portal room are of his own creation. He also acted as Charlie's agent among the Dirtamancers, and among other things lobbied them to make the price of filling in Sizemore's illegal tunnel too expensive for anyone to bother.

He participated in Operation: Big Game on Charlescomm's behalf, and attempted to trap Spacerock's portal to prevent Gobwin Knob from retreating. Following the battle of Portal Park, Ivan was captured by an Enforcement Council and charged for various crimes, the most significant of which being his tampering with Charlescomm's portal to let non-casters pass.

Ivan was held in the Dirtamansion pending trial, and refused to testify in Wanda's trial prior to his own. Erf-b3-p161Same-site.PNG As Charlescomm did not provide a guarantee he could join the side and Bonnie was prepared to disclose his connections to Charlie to the Great Minds That Think Alike, Ivan and Claud Gauntlet planned his escape. Erf-b3-p197Same-site.PNG

Ivan and Claud fled to Charlie's underground Magic Kingdom bunker Erf-b3-p208Same-site.PNG, where Charlie contacted the two offering "everlasting upkeep" under Charlescomm. Both casters refused the offer, demanding to join Charlescomm instead. Charlie reluctantly accepted this offer and Ivan and Claud turned to Charlescomm; however, both were croaked almost immediately afterwards by the Great Minds by cutting their g-strings. Erf-b3-p210Same-site.PNG

Using the Arkenpliers, Wanda successfully decrypted Ivan, Claud, and Marie Lavraie at range as all three casters were in the same hex. Erf-b3-p222Same-site.PNG Ivan and Claud trapped under the Magic Kingdom bedrock as a Charlescomm action figure apparently took the Wrench and the contents of the bunker to an undisclosed location. Erf-b3-p225Same-site.PNG

Together, Ivan and Claud trapped the action figure in a minecart and executed the plan to rescue Wanda, having Ivan spending almost all of his juice and leaving a small bedrock cap between the tunnel and the bottom of the Dirtamansion. After Charlie's Archons ambused the trio for the negotiation and have been mysteriously croaked, Ivan was arguing that they should obey their ruler's orders to get to Spacerock portal, break the collar (what creates portal shards) and then, once in Gobwin Knob, teach Sizemore how to carny the portal to allow non-caster entry. This would involve leaving some of the Archons' bodies behind. Wanda was arguing that they should get back through the Dirtamansion and rescue other Gobwin Knob units from execution.

The argument wasn't resolved as Ivan's body started to move against his will – Deisaac forced him to get to the bedrock cap and break it (using the last of Ivan's juice). The Dirtamancer then agreed on a contract with them, becoming part of something bigger than himselfHvs.tCF 265. He dropped the Wonky Wrench in the process.

Real World References

He is a reference to the Engineer class in the video game Team Fortress 2. His long neck and him saying "Nope" are specifically references to the Nope.avi meme involving the TF2 Engineer, and so is his name, as "Ivan Poe" is an anagram of "Nope.avi".

Coincidentally, the name Ivan Poe is also a reference to Ivanhoe.

Another potential connection is Ivan Pope, one of the early pioneers of the internet.