- Numenera Character Options, Page 35
You grew up hearing the history of your kingdom—how the Pytharon Empire fell from great heights and then regained its former glory through determination, hard work, and smart weapons. Your heroes are the underdogs, the ones most likely to lose who pull off a win by the skin of their teeth and the edges of their blades. When the chips are down, when the tide turns against you, this is when you’re at your strongest. You excel at being the underdog, changing the course of any situation from the bottom of the heap.
When things go smoothly, that’s when you get bored and end up looking for trouble. It’s as though you’re not happy or functional unless you’re fighting an uphill battle.