History Characters / CaptainSNES

6th Aug '16 4:39:08 PM WillKeaton
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* TheUnfettered: Magus is willing to do anything ([[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/10/26/219-the-ways-of-the-mushroom/ except jumping on his opponents' heads]]) to find and save Schala. He even offered to find the Shard of Tears for the Sovereign of Sorrow in exchange for information, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/04/29/325-the-shard-of-tears/ stating that he didn't care what she would do to the Videoland afterwards]].

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* TheUnfettered: Magus is willing to do anything ([[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/10/26/219-the-ways-of-the-mushroom/ except jumping on his opponents' heads]]) to find and save Schala. He even offered to find the Shard of Tears for the Sovereign of Sorrow in exchange for information, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/04/29/325-the-shard-of-tears/ stating that he didn't care what she would do to the Videoland afterwards]].
afterwards.]]
26th Jul '16 4:09:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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26th Jul '16 4:09:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[spoiler: TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Put 99x Packages into one of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy three unique colored treasure chests knowing that the Game Master will open them]]. The resulting explosion was so powerful it not only completely destroyed Castle Baron and the city, it also launched Gato and countless treasure chests into the stratosphere. Averted due to the explosion failing to kill Alex.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Put 99x Packages into one of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy three unique colored treasure chests knowing that the Game Master will open them]].them. The resulting explosion was so powerful it not only completely destroyed Castle Baron and the city, it also launched Gato and countless treasure chests into the stratosphere. Averted due to the explosion failing to kill Alex.]]
11th Jul '16 9:41:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Mario is called "The Great One". By ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]]''.



* {{Badass}}: This is the guy who attacked Rydia's and Spoony's entire [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Wings Red Wings]] fleet all by himself, on foot, high in the air, armed only with his sword, ''and won''. Nuff said.



* {{Badass}}: So far we didn't really see him in combat much, but he did curbstomp [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/08/21/377-battle-with-the-drab-lords-minion/ powered-up Antlion]].



* {{Badass}}



* BadassAdorable: Well, the prettiest girl of the Mithril town seemed to find him adorable. Alex would probably disagree though. As for the {{Badass}} part...

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* BadassAdorable: Well, the prettiest girl of the Mithril town seemed to find him adorable. Alex would probably disagree though. As for the {{Badass}} badass part...



* {{Badass}}



* {{Badass}}: Spoony at least is confident that Kain would have no problems defeating both Crono and Cecil. Plus, so far all his fights with opponents other than Schrödinger (i.e. [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/01/157-kains-flashback-3-kains-revelation-2/ Cecil's guards]], Bikke, Gato, Alex, the population of the Mithril town and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/11/06/410-expected-and-unexpected-battles/ two of Eblan's most elite ninja]]) ended with Kain curbstomping them.



* {{Badass}}: All of them. Daos is notably also the one character besides the Sovereign to have a threat rating over 9 (he's 9.5).



* {{Big Bad Wannabe}}s: Of "could legitimately be BigBad if the real Big Bad wasn't even more {{Badass}} than they are" variety.

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* {{Big Bad Wannabe}}s: Of "could legitimately be BigBad if the real Big Bad wasn't even more {{Badass}} badass than they are" variety.
11th Jul '16 9:40:56 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Jun '16 5:35:51 PM Peteman
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* DefensiveFeintTrap: As a master of Chozo mental training, her PsychicBlockDefense lets her do this.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female member of the N-Forcers. Has to put up with a lot of crap about it, expecially from Ryu Hayabusa.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female member of the N-Forcers. Has to put up with a lot of crap about it, expecially especially from Ryu Hayabusa.
3rd Jun '16 7:43:30 AM Willbyr
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* {{Badass}}: Mario is called "The Great One". By ''[[DragonBallZ Vegeta]]''.

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* {{Badass}}: Mario is called "The Great One". By ''[[DragonBallZ ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]]''.
9th Apr '16 12:00:30 AM NonoRobot
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* EvilIsPetty: He kindapped Princess

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* EvilIsPetty: He kindapped PrincessPrincess Peach and tricked Max Force into trying to kill Mario. He is also guilty of [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/05/276-must-have-been-on-the-tablet-moses-smashed/ being a pervert, hogging the remote, cable theft]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/03/04/425-tomatoes-belong-in-the-fruit-group-actually/ not paying his library fines]].
* TheFightingNarcissist
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Even though it ultimately didn't work, one has to admit that sending Max Force against Mario was actually a pretty clever idea.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: So far he hasn't done anything besides sit in his castle and wait for Mario, and send Max Force after him.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: He tries to invoke this [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/06/277-hes-one-coo-koopa-playa/ during his conversation with Princess Peach]], presenting himself as the NiceGuy who's been with her during the worst of times and Mario as more concerned about his adventures than about Peach. His argument kind of falls apart when Peach points out that he's been with her all this time because he kept kidnapping her.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He seems to genuinely believe that he's unbeatable and that he'll succeed in all his plans. Those 463 times Mario's beaten him up? BeginnersLuck! Obviously he will win the next time!
* VillainousCrush: On Princess Peach, naturally.

'''Daos, Gades and Amon'''

* {{Badass}}: All of them. Daos is notably also the one character besides the Sovereign to have a threat rating over 9 (he's 9.5).
* BadassBoast: Probably a half or more of their lines are this.
* {{Big Bad Wannabe}}s: Of "could legitimately be BigBad if the real Big Bad wasn't even more {{Badass}} than they are" variety.
* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: Daos and Gades, suggested by WordOfGod.]]
* JerkassGods: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/12/14/466-scoping-out-the-situation/ Alex certainly thinks so.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Daos and Gades die feeling for the first time the same feeling they tried to bring upon countless innocent people: terror.]]
* MindRape: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/25/588-final-words-of-terrot/ Stated by Alex]] to be what they did to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2008/06/06/565-broken/ Sailor Mercury.]]
* OutGambitted: The Sinistrals wanted to get the Shard of Tears because the Sovereign of Sorrow [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/09/27/495-daos-tale-part-4/ told them it would give them power over her]], which in turn would allow them to free Erim from her influence as well as make them practically invincible. They went to the Nexus because the Sovereign told them that's were the Shard was. She also told them that the Gamemaster is her champion, so when they met Alex in Nexus they wanted to kill him or at least make him serve them. It looked like the Sinistrals were on their way to become the {{Big Bad}}s of the story... until Alex pointed out that going to the Nexus and fighting him [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/10/15/498-negotiation-gamemasta-style/ was exactly what the Sovereign wanted them to do]], as it meant that her enemies, instead of trying to fight her, would fight against each other. [[spoiler: Which is what ultimately happened - Alex ended up killing two of the Sinistrals, but not before learning that [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/14/585-breaking-point/ he couldn't oppose the Sovereign without paying a price.]]]]
* {{Physical God}}s
* {{Pride}}: One of their defining traits. [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/25/588-final-words-of-terrot/ As Alex pointed out]], upon meeting someone who's more powerful than they are or at least refuses to bend to their will, the Sinistrals just refuse to let it go; their arrogance blinds them and they can only think about killing or subjugating their opponent. [[spoiler: This eventually leads to Daos's and Gades's undoing and to Amon being trapped on the Desert of Shattered Dreams.]]
* YourMom: Mega Man manages to enrage Amon by saying this. Why a physical incarnation would be so agitated over this is a mystery, seeing as how Amon doesn't actually have parents.

[[WMG: Alex's Flaws]]

'''Anne Robinson'''

* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Anne can't hear silent protagonists. A trait only shared with Alex.
* {{Jerkass}}: Holy crap is she ever, keeping consistent with the real life version.
* SevenDeadlySins: She's Alex's Arrogance, which is another word for {{Pride}}.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies long before we learn that she was one of Alex's flaws.

'''Zeromus'''

* TheDitz: Which begs the interesting philosophical question: is the author telling us that hatred naturally makes you stupid?
* LookBehindYou: Fell for it 3 times.
** CryingWolf: The fourth time there really was a naked Alanis Morissette behind him.
* SevenDeadlySins: Wrath
* TooDumbToLive: He is actually the embodiment of Alex's hatred of what Alex hates the most. i.e.: ''stupid people''

'''Alanis Morissette'''

* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: She helps Alex out sometimes.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: She's naked. A lot.
** Although, judging from [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/01/18/264-censorship-isnt-all-bad-2/ this comic]], it's more a case of Innocent FanDisservice Girl.

[[WMG: Touched]]

'''Lucca'''

* BlackMagicianGirl
* CosmicRetcon / ResetButton: She traveled in time and succeeded [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/08/13/175-embers-of-fire-part-2/ in preventing the accident that crippled her mother]]... but by doing so she retconned all of the CharacterDevelopment she and her parents underwent after this accident in the original timeline. As result of this, Lucca's become... [[MadScientist a bit]] [[{{Yandere}} eccentric]].
* DeadpanSnarker: She doesn't have a particularly good opinion of Alex and sees no reason to hide it.
* {{Determinator}}: Despite knowing her eventual fate due to being [[DrivenToSuicide touched]], she'll be damned if she goes down quietly.
* EvilLaugh: Sometimes [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/17/336-good-plan-false-assumption/ she has sudden urge to burst into maniacal laughter]]. And sometimes she can't resist it.
-->[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/03/344-broken-hearts/ Gya ha ha! I'm such a genius!]]
* GadgeteerGenius or MadScientist
* HeroicComedicSociopath
* LoveTriangle: With Crono and Marle.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Of Crono.
* {{Yandere}}: Maybe. Though obviously [[MurderTheHypotenuse sending Marle to another dimension]] [[BlatantLies was a complete accident]].

'''Gato'''

* AIIsACrapshoot: Although Gato is well behaved at first, Kain did serious damage to his programming with a well-placed spear to his processors. Before being Touched, he was an HK-47 wannabe with a micro-singularity. Now...
* CrushKillDestroy
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Evil Robots Love Their Creators]]: He seems to be genuinely devoted to Lucca.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/11/18/461-the-true-meaning-of-suffering/ Lampshaded by Alex]].
* HeroicComedicSociopath: He was this after Kain [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/03/09/084-all-this-for-a-minor-inconsistency/ destroyed his ethical programming]] and before he started to work against Alex.
* KillAllHumans: Maybe except Lucca.
** HumansAreBastards: Considering Gato was created to be beaten up, and he's the easiest way to get Silver Points, and you have to get 40 Silver Points to resurrect Crono, you can start to understand him.

'''Max Force'''

* AxCrazy: This catches anybody doing ANYTHING he thinks is drug related, he solution, KILL THEM.
* [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity Druggies VS Non-Druggies Insanity]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: During their confrontation, after Mario dodges his bullets and teases him for it, Max Force claims he did not miss Mario because he was actually shooting a drug tree, invisible drug beetles and drug-filled air molecules.
* KnightTemplar: Max Force makes [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Miko Miyazaki]] look like a saint in comparison.
* MindProbe: Subjected to one by Magus, whom was attempting to find out just what happened to him. Ended up as a...
* MindRape: When Magus tried to dig a little too forcibly.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Pre-Great Change/Touch, he was incredibily idealistic. Pre-Touched Max was more than willing to fight an impossible battle not expecting to win, but because its moraly right. Post-Great Change/Touch on the other hand...

'''Rydia'''

* BlackMagicianGirl
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/12/331-rydias-love/ She did this]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/05/31/130-three-words-a-man-doesnt-want-to-hear-2/ to Edge]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* FallenHero
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/19/353-a-very-unpleasant-feud/ Her reaction]] to Crono killing Valvalis and other summoned monsters can be seen as rather dark version of this. The monsters she summons clearly fear her, as she even [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/08/329-rubicante-gets-burnt/ threatens to kill them when they annoy her]]... but when Crono actually kills some of them, it's a huge BerserkButton for her and she instantly decides to kill Crono in revenge.
* LargeHam: She likes to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/06/162-the-mystery-woman-revealed-yes-theres-a-reason-for-black-2/ make dramatic entries]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ deliver dramatic lines]].
* SummonMagic
* VillainTeamUp: With Spoony (and technically Kain, though he isn't really an equal partner to the two of them). They work together to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/27/154-doesnt-he-know-to-take-the-bad-news-first-2/ replace FFIV world leaders with dopplegangers controlled by them]]. Both Rydia and Spoony, however, try to keep some secrets from each other - in particular that they have different ultimate goals: while Spoony secretly works for the Sovereign of Sorrow, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ Rydia wants to stop her]] (which is why she was mad at Spoony for [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/04/160-its-the-4th-of-july-special-2/ trying to kill Alex]], as she was afraid he might be the only one who could defeat the Sovereign, and why she sent Marle to Nexus behind Spoony's back).

'''Spoony'''

* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: Is revealed to be this in the antlion's cave with Cecil. Beforehand, he had been a DiscOneFinalBoss who had suffered severe VillainDecay, culminating with a seemingly cartoonish plot to lure [[ThePaladin Cecil]] into a trap, using Rosa as bait, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/13/387-motivations-revelation-part-3/ but then...]] [[SarcasmMode Spoony bard indeed.]]]]
* CompellingVoice: Used on [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/13/387-motivations-revelation-part-3/ Queen Rosa]], [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/25/392-goggles-packages-and-one-fat-chocobo/ Fat Chocobo]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/18/662-opportunity-knocks/ Kappa]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/20/663-tutorial-torture/ the Imp]]. Spoony also tried to use it on Cecil, but he turned out to be immune to this.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[BreakTheCutie The moment he meets the Sovereign of Sorrow turns into this.]]
* FallenHero
* {{Flanderization}}: Due to how Video Land works, the characters' traits are reflections on how the Game Master perceives them. Unfortunately for Spoony, his uselessness in the main game has translated into him being MadeOfPlasticine.
* IHaveManyNames: Edward, the Drab Lord, Spoony, Gilbert.
* MadeOfPlasticine: A child shaking his hand resulted in serious injury.
* NoticingTheFourthWall: As a result of being Touched. This is what triggered his FaceHeelTurn.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The entire Drab Lord persona is this. By presenting himself as a buffoon, he not only causes potential threats like Rydia to underestimate him, but it also helps him keep his sanity despite being Touched, through giving him something to laugh at.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Due to his beef with the Creators.
* {{Revenge}}: The reason he serves the Sovereign of Sorrow is to get revenge on everyone who wronged him - including everyone from Alex's reality, as he considers them to be [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/20/663-tutorial-torture/ ultimately responsible for death of his parents and Anna as well as for humiliating him for their own amusement]].
* TheScrappy: Alex saw him as one in-universe.
* SdrawkcabName: [[spoiler: The Drab Lord]]
* {{Telepathy}}: As a result of being Touched he gained ability to read thoughts of other Touched characters (or, as he puts it, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/20/390-even-a-paladins-compassion-knows-its-limits/ see into their hearts]]).
* [[spoiler: TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Put 99x Packages into one of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy three unique colored treasure chests knowing that the Game Master will open them]]. The resulting explosion was so powerful it not only completely destroyed Castle Baron and the city, it also launched Gato and countless treasure chests into the stratosphere. Averted due to the explosion failing to kill Alex.]]
** [[spoiler: That said, his instance of NoOneCouldSurviveThat falls uner WrongGenreSavvy, since as Kain pointed out, Cid and Yang survived similar experiences.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Twice. First, when [[spoiler: he's disguised as the Drab Lord in the beginning, and is [[DiscOneFinalBoss presented as a credible threat]] until the [[EldritchAbomination Sovereign of Sorrow]] is revealed]]. The second time was after the Drab Lord's VillainDecay, when Spoony [[spoiler: is revealed AS the Drab Lord, and catches Cecil and Rosa in a rather clever trap.]]
* UnEvilLaugh: He just [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/26/153-the-drab-lord-appears/ can't get evil laugh right]].
-->'''Edward''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/05/161-plot-complications-are-cool/ HO HO HO!]]
-->'''Rydia''': That's Santa Claus's laugh, Golbez Jr.
** [[spoiler:That is, until he stops playing around.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Due to Alex playing FFIV and ordering Cecil to kill Spoony every time he was alive in a random encounter, the only EXP Spoony obtained was in his only mandatory story battle, otherwise he remains at the same level that he joined the party in the game. As a result, he can't even touch Cecil, since Alex level grinded him to Lv99.]]

[[WMG: Others]]

'''Ryan (Alex's captor)'''

* DividedWeFall: He can't exactly be called truly evil. Both he and Alex want to protect the Videoland, but that doesn't stop them from fighting over which one of them should be the Game Master.
* GoshDangItToHeck: He hates Alex's tendency to swear and tries to either completely avoid swearing himself (he even refuses to say '[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/03/19/475-the-larger-threat/ bastard]]') or at worst use very mild (like '[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/11/20/462-negative-reinforcement/ heck]]') or made-up cuss words.
-->'''Ryan''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/06/384-this-is-probably-grounds-for-divorce/ What the frick just happened?!?!?!]]
-->'''Alex''': (...) Don't use fake swear words. That's just dumb.
* KnightTemplar: At least he has shades of this.
* MissedTheCall: Possibly.
* PrimalFear: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2006/04/01/534-masochistic-chaos/ Of death.]]
* TheRival: To Alex.
* TheVoice
* TheWatson: Again, to Alex.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Alex at least seems confident that they knew each other and were friends (though apparently of VitriolicBestBuds variety) before they got sucked into Videoland.
-->'''Alex''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2007/08/28/550-embrace-of-power/ For fuck's sake, we're friends.]]
-->'''Ryan''': Don't... call me that!
-->'''Alex''': I know it doesn't feel like it now, but we've got history together! Good history!
** However, the conversation they had after the exchange quoted above indicates that Alex's captor and the Ryan whom Alex knew may not necessarily be the same person. [[MindScrew Or maybe they are. At this point it's hard to tell.]]

'''Bob'''

* AmbiguouslyEvil: He seems to have some goals he wants to accomplish, but we have no idea what they are or whose side he is really on. The fact that he likes to keep Alex in the dark, pretended he couldn't talk after being turned into chocobo, avoided any contact with Alex after being turned into Juan Valdez and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2010/03/16/612-hats-off-to-you-schrodinger/ apparently is in contact with Wily]] surely doesn't make him look particularly trustworthy.
* MyGreatestFailure: Apparently for some reason [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ at least once the entire Videoland suffered because of his weakness]]. It remains to be seen what exactly he was referring to.
* YouAreWhoYouEat

'''Doctor Wily'''

* AintTooProudToBeg: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/16/164-the-voice-of-the-enemy/ In this strip]]. It's still unknown if Alex will kill him.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Ended up being this for Mike Haggar.
* BigNo: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/05/14/480-nightmare-of-an-evil-genius/ Welcome to hell Willy]].
* TheChessmaster: Has shades of this: He managed to track Alex's movements for a while (but Schroëdinger blew up his plan) as soon as he reached Videoland, he played mind games with several protagonists (including Mega Man), he's (presumably) responsible for the discovery of Ω energy and overall he seems to know way more than he lets on, having several plans in motion. He designed multiples dangerous weapons such as the S.C.O.P.E, ammunitions for Alex's Super Scope, and could very well OHKO Alex if he decided to, thanks to the aforementioned S.C.O.P.E. Definitly one of the most dangerous character down here, though clearly outclassed by the [[BigBad Sovereign]].
* EnemyMine: He gladly joins forces with Dr. Light, since there's no point in taking over Videoland if the Sovereign of Sorrow destroys everything. However, it's pretty obvious that he's simultaneously [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/07/17/582-wave-of-hope/ plotting]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2010/03/16/612-hats-off-to-you-schrodinger/ something]] (most likely) evil.
* EvilLaugh: Well, you can't be a MadScientist without pulling [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/05/19/482-the-shadow-of-light/ one of these every now and then]].
* KickedUpstairs / BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Sure, he is vice-president of Videoland... but the president is PopularIsDumb [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar]], who even abolished every tax in Videoland and transformed the presidential palace in a motel to earn the governmental budget. As of Wily's most recent estimates, they're only $99 billion dollars in the red. Wily has to spend all his time trying to minimize the damage caused by Haggar's decisions.
-->'''Wily''': [[ICantBelieveImSayingThis I miss Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo.]]
** He can't try to quit or overrule Haggar, or Proto Man/Blues will take that as proof that he's a PresidentEvil and kidnap him so he can force him to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment listen to Garth Brooks]].
* MadScientist: Duh.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: Apparently he's dating CarmenSandiego.

'''King Hippo'''

* TheAlcoholic
* DrowningMySorrows: He started drinking heavily after seeing someone KilledOffForReal [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/27/678-a-bitter-fruit/ for the first time in his life]]. Being a Nintendo character, he initially tried to do it [[FrothyMugsOfWater using root beer]] instead of actual beer, but it seems that by the time he met Alex he had learned about alcohol.
* [[MistakenForMurderer Mistaken For Rapist]]: By Alex [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/03/02/642-encroachment-of-true-horror/ when they first met]]. King Hippo really only wanted [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/29/666-the-nature-of-the-beast/ to keep Alex from slipping on dropped soap]] and later he just [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/02/667-master-nostalgia/ got a little excited]] after learning that Alex is the Game Master. Alex, however, thought Hippo had [[PrisonRape something else in mind]].
* PunchClockVillain: He was working for Mother Brain not because he wanted to take over Videoland or anything, but because it paid the bills. Despite being beaten up and humiliated time after time again by Captain N, King Hippo never held anything against him (he actually respected and admired him), and is rather grateful that Captain N didn't either.
** He eventually stopped working for Mother Brain. After that we never saw him doing anything more evil than [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/28/357-true-evil-never-dies/ bullying other characters for their lunch money]]. Seeing [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/30/679-my-what-big-teeth/ how he helped Alex and wished him good luck]], it's not unimaginable that he'll end up on the heroes' side.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Averted. His ex-wife is [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/07/22/364-cupid-gone-bad/ Seraphina]].
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8th Apr '16 10:48:15 PM Bufuman
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** And as of [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2016/03/30/874-contingencies-planned-and-unplanned-for/ comic 874]], he's pantsless again, thanks to Puzzle Wizard's shit-stealing wallmasters. Let's hope it doesn't stick this time.



* EvilIsPetty: He kindapped Princess Peach and tricked Max Force into trying to kill Mario. He is also guilty of [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/05/276-must-have-been-on-the-tablet-moses-smashed/ being a pervert, hogging the remote, cable theft]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/03/04/425-tomatoes-belong-in-the-fruit-group-actually/ not paying his library fines]].
* TheFightingNarcissist
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Even though it ultimately didn't work, one has to admit that sending Max Force against Mario was actually a pretty clever idea.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: So far he hasn't done anything besides sit in his castle and wait for Mario, and send Max Force after him.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: He tries to invoke this [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/06/277-hes-one-coo-koopa-playa/ during his conversation with Princess Peach]], presenting himself as the NiceGuy who's been with her during the worst of times and Mario as more concerned about his adventures than about Peach. His argument kind of falls apart when Peach points out that he's been with her all this time because he kept kidnapping her.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He seems to genuinely believe that he's unbeatable and that he'll succeed in all his plans. Those 463 times Mario's beaten him up? BeginnersLuck! Obviously he will win the next time!
* VillainousCrush: On Princess Peach, naturally.

'''Daos, Gades and Amon'''

* {{Badass}}: All of them. Daos is notably also the one character besides the Sovereign to have a threat rating over 9 (he's 9.5).
* BadassBoast: Probably a half or more of their lines are this.
* {{Big Bad Wannabe}}s: Of "could legitimately be BigBad if the real Big Bad wasn't even more {{Badass}} than they are" variety.
* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: Daos and Gades, suggested by WordOfGod.]]
* JerkassGods: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/12/14/466-scoping-out-the-situation/ Alex certainly thinks so.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Daos and Gades die feeling for the first time the same feeling they tried to bring upon countless innocent people: terror.]]
* MindRape: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/25/588-final-words-of-terrot/ Stated by Alex]] to be what they did to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2008/06/06/565-broken/ Sailor Mercury.]]
* OutGambitted: The Sinistrals wanted to get the Shard of Tears because the Sovereign of Sorrow [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/09/27/495-daos-tale-part-4/ told them it would give them power over her]], which in turn would allow them to free Erim from her influence as well as make them practically invincible. They went to the Nexus because the Sovereign told them that's were the Shard was. She also told them that the Gamemaster is her champion, so when they met Alex in Nexus they wanted to kill him or at least make him serve them. It looked like the Sinistrals were on their way to become the {{Big Bad}}s of the story... until Alex pointed out that going to the Nexus and fighting him [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/10/15/498-negotiation-gamemasta-style/ was exactly what the Sovereign wanted them to do]], as it meant that her enemies, instead of trying to fight her, would fight against each other. [[spoiler: Which is what ultimately happened - Alex ended up killing two of the Sinistrals, but not before learning that [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/14/585-breaking-point/ he couldn't oppose the Sovereign without paying a price.]]]]
* {{Physical God}}s
* {{Pride}}: One of their defining traits. [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/25/588-final-words-of-terrot/ As Alex pointed out]], upon meeting someone who's more powerful than they are or at least refuses to bend to their will, the Sinistrals just refuse to let it go; their arrogance blinds them and they can only think about killing or subjugating their opponent. [[spoiler: This eventually leads to Daos's and Gades's undoing and to Amon being trapped on the Desert of Shattered Dreams.]]
* YourMom: Mega Man manages to enrage Amon by saying this. Why a physical incarnation would be so agitated over this is a mystery, seeing as how Amon doesn't actually have parents.

[[WMG: Alex's Flaws]]

'''Anne Robinson'''

* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Anne can't hear silent protagonists. A trait only shared with Alex.
* {{Jerkass}}: Holy crap is she ever, keeping consistent with the real life version.
* SevenDeadlySins: She's Alex's Arrogance, which is another word for {{Pride}}.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies long before we learn that she was one of Alex's flaws.

'''Zeromus'''

* TheDitz: Which begs the interesting philosophical question: is the author telling us that hatred naturally makes you stupid?
* LookBehindYou: Fell for it 3 times.
** CryingWolf: The fourth time there really was a naked Alanis Morissette behind him.
* SevenDeadlySins: Wrath
* TooDumbToLive: He is actually the embodiment of Alex's hatred of what Alex hates the most. i.e.: ''stupid people''

'''Alanis Morissette'''

* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: She helps Alex out sometimes.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: She's naked. A lot.
** Although, judging from [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/01/18/264-censorship-isnt-all-bad-2/ this comic]], it's more a case of Innocent FanDisservice Girl.

[[WMG: Touched]]

'''Lucca'''

* BlackMagicianGirl
* CosmicRetcon / ResetButton: She traveled in time and succeeded [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/08/13/175-embers-of-fire-part-2/ in preventing the accident that crippled her mother]]... but by doing so she retconned all of the CharacterDevelopment she and her parents underwent after this accident in the original timeline. As result of this, Lucca's become... [[MadScientist a bit]] [[{{Yandere}} eccentric]].
* DeadpanSnarker: She doesn't have a particularly good opinion of Alex and sees no reason to hide it.
* {{Determinator}}: Despite knowing her eventual fate due to being [[DrivenToSuicide touched]], she'll be damned if she goes down quietly.
* EvilLaugh: Sometimes [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/17/336-good-plan-false-assumption/ she has sudden urge to burst into maniacal laughter]]. And sometimes she can't resist it.
-->[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/03/344-broken-hearts/ Gya ha ha! I'm such a genius!]]
* GadgeteerGenius or MadScientist
* HeroicComedicSociopath
* LoveTriangle: With Crono and Marle.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Of Crono.
* {{Yandere}}: Maybe. Though obviously [[MurderTheHypotenuse sending Marle to another dimension]] [[BlatantLies was a complete accident]].

'''Gato'''

* AIIsACrapshoot: Although Gato is well behaved at first, Kain did serious damage to his programming with a well-placed spear to his processors. Before being Touched, he was an HK-47 wannabe with a micro-singularity. Now...
* CrushKillDestroy
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Evil Robots Love Their Creators]]: He seems to be genuinely devoted to Lucca.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/11/18/461-the-true-meaning-of-suffering/ Lampshaded by Alex]].
* HeroicComedicSociopath: He was this after Kain [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/03/09/084-all-this-for-a-minor-inconsistency/ destroyed his ethical programming]] and before he started to work against Alex.
* KillAllHumans: Maybe except Lucca.
** HumansAreBastards: Considering Gato was created to be beaten up, and he's the easiest way to get Silver Points, and you have to get 40 Silver Points to resurrect Crono, you can start to understand him.

'''Max Force'''

* AxCrazy: This catches anybody doing ANYTHING he thinks is drug related, he solution, KILL THEM.
* [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity Druggies VS Non-Druggies Insanity]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: During their confrontation, after Mario dodges his bullets and teases him for it, Max Force claims he did not miss Mario because he was actually shooting a drug tree, invisible drug beetles and drug-filled air molecules.
* KnightTemplar: Max Force makes [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Miko Miyazaki]] look like a saint in comparison.
* MindProbe: Subjected to one by Magus, whom was attempting to find out just what happened to him. Ended up as a...
* MindRape: When Magus tried to dig a little too forcibly.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Pre-Great Change/Touch, he was incredibily idealistic. Pre-Touched Max was more than willing to fight an impossible battle not expecting to win, but because its moraly right. Post-Great Change/Touch on the other hand...

'''Rydia'''

* BlackMagicianGirl
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/12/331-rydias-love/ She did this]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/05/31/130-three-words-a-man-doesnt-want-to-hear-2/ to Edge]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* FallenHero
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/19/353-a-very-unpleasant-feud/ Her reaction]] to Crono killing Valvalis and other summoned monsters can be seen as rather dark version of this. The monsters she summons clearly fear her, as she even [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/08/329-rubicante-gets-burnt/ threatens to kill them when they annoy her]]... but when Crono actually kills some of them, it's a huge BerserkButton for her and she instantly decides to kill Crono in revenge.
* LargeHam: She likes to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/06/162-the-mystery-woman-revealed-yes-theres-a-reason-for-black-2/ make dramatic entries]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ deliver dramatic lines]].
* SummonMagic
* VillainTeamUp: With Spoony (and technically Kain, though he isn't really an equal partner to the two of them). They work together to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/27/154-doesnt-he-know-to-take-the-bad-news-first-2/ replace FFIV world leaders with dopplegangers controlled by them]]. Both Rydia and Spoony, however, try to keep some secrets from each other - in particular that they have different ultimate goals: while Spoony secretly works for the Sovereign of Sorrow, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ Rydia wants to stop her]] (which is why she was mad at Spoony for [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/04/160-its-the-4th-of-july-special-2/ trying to kill Alex]], as she was afraid he might be the only one who could defeat the Sovereign, and why she sent Marle to Nexus behind Spoony's back).

'''Spoony'''

* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: Is revealed to be this in the antlion's cave with Cecil. Beforehand, he had been a DiscOneFinalBoss who had suffered severe VillainDecay, culminating with a seemingly cartoonish plot to lure [[ThePaladin Cecil]] into a trap, using Rosa as bait, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/13/387-motivations-revelation-part-3/ but then...]] [[SarcasmMode Spoony bard indeed.]]]]
* CompellingVoice: Used on [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/13/387-motivations-revelation-part-3/ Queen Rosa]], [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/25/392-goggles-packages-and-one-fat-chocobo/ Fat Chocobo]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/18/662-opportunity-knocks/ Kappa]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/20/663-tutorial-torture/ the Imp]]. Spoony also tried to use it on Cecil, but he turned out to be immune to this.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[BreakTheCutie The moment he meets the Sovereign of Sorrow turns into this.]]
* FallenHero
* {{Flanderization}}: Due to how Video Land works, the characters' traits are reflections on how the Game Master perceives them. Unfortunately for Spoony, his uselessness in the main game has translated into him being MadeOfPlasticine.
* IHaveManyNames: Edward, the Drab Lord, Spoony, Gilbert.
* MadeOfPlasticine: A child shaking his hand resulted in serious injury.
* NoticingTheFourthWall: As a result of being Touched. This is what triggered his FaceHeelTurn.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The entire Drab Lord persona is this. By presenting himself as a buffoon, he not only causes potential threats like Rydia to underestimate him, but it also helps him keep his sanity despite being Touched, through giving him something to laugh at.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Due to his beef with the Creators.
* {{Revenge}}: The reason he serves the Sovereign of Sorrow is to get revenge on everyone who wronged him - including everyone from Alex's reality, as he considers them to be [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/20/663-tutorial-torture/ ultimately responsible for death of his parents and Anna as well as for humiliating him for their own amusement]].
* TheScrappy: Alex saw him as one in-universe.
* SdrawkcabName: [[spoiler: The Drab Lord]]
* {{Telepathy}}: As a result of being Touched he gained ability to read thoughts of other Touched characters (or, as he puts it, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/20/390-even-a-paladins-compassion-knows-its-limits/ see into their hearts]]).
* [[spoiler: TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Put 99x Packages into one of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy three unique colored treasure chests knowing that the Game Master will open them]]. The resulting explosion was so powerful it not only completely destroyed Castle Baron and the city, it also launched Gato and countless treasure chests into the stratosphere. Averted due to the explosion failing to kill Alex.]]
** [[spoiler: That said, his instance of NoOneCouldSurviveThat falls uner WrongGenreSavvy, since as Kain pointed out, Cid and Yang survived similar experiences.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Twice. First, when [[spoiler: he's disguised as the Drab Lord in the beginning, and is [[DiscOneFinalBoss presented as a credible threat]] until the [[EldritchAbomination Sovereign of Sorrow]] is revealed]]. The second time was after the Drab Lord's VillainDecay, when Spoony [[spoiler: is revealed AS the Drab Lord, and catches Cecil and Rosa in a rather clever trap.]]
* UnEvilLaugh: He just [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/26/153-the-drab-lord-appears/ can't get evil laugh right]].
-->'''Edward''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/05/161-plot-complications-are-cool/ HO HO HO!]]
-->'''Rydia''': That's Santa Claus's laugh, Golbez Jr.
** [[spoiler:That is, until he stops playing around.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Due to Alex playing FFIV and ordering Cecil to kill Spoony every time he was alive in a random encounter, the only EXP Spoony obtained was in his only mandatory story battle, otherwise he remains at the same level that he joined the party in the game. As a result, he can't even touch Cecil, since Alex level grinded him to Lv99.]]

[[WMG: Others]]

'''Ryan (Alex's captor)'''

* DividedWeFall: He can't exactly be called truly evil. Both he and Alex want to protect the Videoland, but that doesn't stop them from fighting over which one of them should be the Game Master.
* GoshDangItToHeck: He hates Alex's tendency to swear and tries to either completely avoid swearing himself (he even refuses to say '[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/03/19/475-the-larger-threat/ bastard]]') or at worst use very mild (like '[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/11/20/462-negative-reinforcement/ heck]]') or made-up cuss words.
-->'''Ryan''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/06/384-this-is-probably-grounds-for-divorce/ What the frick just happened?!?!?!]]
-->'''Alex''': (...) Don't use fake swear words. That's just dumb.
* KnightTemplar: At least he has shades of this.
* MissedTheCall: Possibly.
* PrimalFear: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2006/04/01/534-masochistic-chaos/ Of death.]]
* TheRival: To Alex.
* TheVoice
* TheWatson: Again, to Alex.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Alex at least seems confident that they knew each other and were friends (though apparently of VitriolicBestBuds variety) before they got sucked into Videoland.
-->'''Alex''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2007/08/28/550-embrace-of-power/ For fuck's sake, we're friends.]]
-->'''Ryan''': Don't... call me that!
-->'''Alex''': I know it doesn't feel like it now, but we've got history together! Good history!
** However, the conversation they had after the exchange quoted above indicates that Alex's captor and the Ryan whom Alex knew may not necessarily be the same person. [[MindScrew Or maybe they are. At this point it's hard to tell.]]

'''Bob'''

* AmbiguouslyEvil: He seems to have some goals he wants to accomplish, but we have no idea what they are or whose side he is really on. The fact that he likes to keep Alex in the dark, pretended he couldn't talk after being turned into chocobo, avoided any contact with Alex after being turned into Juan Valdez and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2010/03/16/612-hats-off-to-you-schrodinger/ apparently is in contact with Wily]] surely doesn't make him look particularly trustworthy.
* MyGreatestFailure: Apparently for some reason [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ at least once the entire Videoland suffered because of his weakness]]. It remains to be seen what exactly he was referring to.
* YouAreWhoYouEat

'''Doctor Wily'''

* AintTooProudToBeg: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/16/164-the-voice-of-the-enemy/ In this strip]]. It's still unknown if Alex will kill him.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Ended up being this for Mike Haggar.
* BigNo: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/05/14/480-nightmare-of-an-evil-genius/ Welcome to hell Willy]].
* TheChessmaster: Has shades of this: He managed to track Alex's movements for a while (but Schroëdinger blew up his plan) as soon as he reached Videoland, he played mind games with several protagonists (including Mega Man), he's (presumably) responsible for the discovery of Ω energy and overall he seems to know way more than he lets on, having several plans in motion. He designed multiples dangerous weapons such as the S.C.O.P.E, ammunitions for Alex's Super Scope, and could very well OHKO Alex if he decided to, thanks to the aforementioned S.C.O.P.E. Definitly one of the most dangerous character down here, though clearly outclassed by the [[BigBad Sovereign]].
* EnemyMine: He gladly joins forces with Dr. Light, since there's no point in taking over Videoland if the Sovereign of Sorrow destroys everything. However, it's pretty obvious that he's simultaneously [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/07/17/582-wave-of-hope/ plotting]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2010/03/16/612-hats-off-to-you-schrodinger/ something]] (most likely) evil.
* EvilLaugh: Well, you can't be a MadScientist without pulling [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/05/19/482-the-shadow-of-light/ one of these every now and then]].
* KickedUpstairs / BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Sure, he is vice-president of Videoland... but the president is PopularIsDumb [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar]], who even abolished every tax in Videoland and transformed the presidential palace in a motel to earn the governmental budget. As of Wily's most recent estimates, they're only $99 billion dollars in the red. Wily has to spend all his time trying to minimize the damage caused by Haggar's decisions.
-->'''Wily''': [[ICantBelieveImSayingThis I miss Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo.]]
** He can't try to quit or overrule Haggar, or Proto Man/Blues will take that as proof that he's a PresidentEvil and kidnap him so he can force him to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment listen to Garth Brooks]].
* MadScientist: Duh.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: Apparently he's dating CarmenSandiego.

'''King Hippo'''

* TheAlcoholic
* DrowningMySorrows: He started drinking heavily after seeing someone KilledOffForReal [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/27/678-a-bitter-fruit/ for the first time in his life]]. Being a Nintendo character, he initially tried to do it [[FrothyMugsOfWater using root beer]] instead of actual beer, but it seems that by the time he met Alex he had learned about alcohol.
* [[MistakenForMurderer Mistaken For Rapist]]: By Alex [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/03/02/642-encroachment-of-true-horror/ when they first met]]. King Hippo really only wanted [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/29/666-the-nature-of-the-beast/ to keep Alex from slipping on dropped soap]] and later he just [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/02/667-master-nostalgia/ got a little excited]] after learning that Alex is the Game Master. Alex, however, thought Hippo had [[PrisonRape something else in mind]].
* PunchClockVillain: He was working for Mother Brain not because he wanted to take over Videoland or anything, but because it paid the bills. Despite being beaten up and humiliated time after time again by Captain N, King Hippo never held anything against him (he actually respected and admired him), and is rather grateful that Captain N didn't either.
** He eventually stopped working for Mother Brain. After that we never saw him doing anything more evil than [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/28/357-true-evil-never-dies/ bullying other characters for their lunch money]]. Seeing [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/30/679-my-what-big-teeth/ how he helped Alex and wished him good luck]], it's not unimaginable that he'll end up on the heroes' side.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Averted. His ex-wife is [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/07/22/364-cupid-gone-bad/ Seraphina]].
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* EvilIsPetty: He kindapped Princess Peach and tricked Max Force into trying to kill Mario. He is also guilty of [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/05/276-must-have-been-on-the-tablet-moses-smashed/ being a pervert, hogging the remote, cable theft]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/03/04/425-tomatoes-belong-in-the-fruit-group-actually/ not paying his library fines]].
* TheFightingNarcissist
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Even though it ultimately didn't work, one has to admit that sending Max Force against Mario was actually a pretty clever idea.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: So far he hasn't done anything besides sit in his castle and wait for Mario, and send Max Force after him.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: He tries to invoke this [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/06/277-hes-one-coo-koopa-playa/ during his conversation with Princess Peach]], presenting himself as the NiceGuy who's been with her during the worst of times and Mario as more concerned about his adventures than about Peach. His argument kind of falls apart when Peach points out that he's been with her all this time because he kept kidnapping her.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He seems to genuinely believe that he's unbeatable and that he'll succeed in all his plans. Those 463 times Mario's beaten him up? BeginnersLuck! Obviously he will win the next time!
* VillainousCrush: On Princess Peach, naturally.

'''Daos, Gades and Amon'''

* {{Badass}}: All of them. Daos is notably also the one character besides the Sovereign to have a threat rating over 9 (he's 9.5).
* BadassBoast: Probably a half or more of their lines are this.
* {{Big Bad Wannabe}}s: Of "could legitimately be BigBad if the real Big Bad wasn't even more {{Badass}} than they are" variety.
* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: Daos and Gades, suggested by WordOfGod.]]
* JerkassGods: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/12/14/466-scoping-out-the-situation/ Alex certainly thinks so.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Daos and Gades die feeling for the first time the same feeling they tried to bring upon countless innocent people: terror.]]
* MindRape: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/25/588-final-words-of-terrot/ Stated by Alex]] to be what they did to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2008/06/06/565-broken/ Sailor Mercury.]]
* OutGambitted: The Sinistrals wanted to get the Shard of Tears because the Sovereign of Sorrow [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/09/27/495-daos-tale-part-4/ told them it would give them power over her]], which in turn would allow them to free Erim from her influence as well as make them practically invincible. They went to the Nexus because the Sovereign told them that's were the Shard was. She also told them that the Gamemaster is her champion, so when they met Alex in Nexus they wanted to kill him or at least make him serve them. It looked like the Sinistrals were on their way to become the {{Big Bad}}s of the story... until Alex pointed out that going to the Nexus and fighting him [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/10/15/498-negotiation-gamemasta-style/ was exactly what the Sovereign wanted them to do]], as it meant that her enemies, instead of trying to fight her, would fight against each other. [[spoiler: Which is what ultimately happened - Alex ended up killing two of the Sinistrals, but not before learning that [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/14/585-breaking-point/ he couldn't oppose the Sovereign without paying a price.]]]]
* {{Physical God}}s
* {{Pride}}: One of their defining traits. [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/25/588-final-words-of-terrot/ As Alex pointed out]], upon meeting someone who's more powerful than they are or at least refuses to bend to their will, the Sinistrals just refuse to let it go; their arrogance blinds them and they can only think about killing or subjugating their opponent. [[spoiler: This eventually leads to Daos's and Gades's undoing and to Amon being trapped on the Desert of Shattered Dreams.]]
* YourMom: Mega Man manages to enrage Amon by saying this. Why a physical incarnation would be so agitated over this is a mystery, seeing as how Amon doesn't actually have parents.

[[WMG: Alex's Flaws]]

'''Anne Robinson'''

* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Anne can't hear silent protagonists. A trait only shared with Alex.
* {{Jerkass}}: Holy crap is she ever, keeping consistent with the real life version.
* SevenDeadlySins: She's Alex's Arrogance, which is another word for {{Pride}}.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies long before we learn that she was one of Alex's flaws.

'''Zeromus'''

* TheDitz: Which begs the interesting philosophical question: is the author telling us that hatred naturally makes you stupid?
* LookBehindYou: Fell for it 3 times.
** CryingWolf: The fourth time there really was a naked Alanis Morissette behind him.
* SevenDeadlySins: Wrath
* TooDumbToLive: He is actually the embodiment of Alex's hatred of what Alex hates the most. i.e.: ''stupid people''

'''Alanis Morissette'''

* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: She helps Alex out sometimes.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: She's naked. A lot.
** Although, judging from [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/01/18/264-censorship-isnt-all-bad-2/ this comic]], it's more a case of Innocent FanDisservice Girl.

[[WMG: Touched]]

'''Lucca'''

* BlackMagicianGirl
* CosmicRetcon / ResetButton: She traveled in time and succeeded [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/08/13/175-embers-of-fire-part-2/ in preventing the accident that crippled her mother]]... but by doing so she retconned all of the CharacterDevelopment she and her parents underwent after this accident in the original timeline. As result of this, Lucca's become... [[MadScientist a bit]] [[{{Yandere}} eccentric]].
* DeadpanSnarker: She doesn't have a particularly good opinion of Alex and sees no reason to hide it.
* {{Determinator}}: Despite knowing her eventual fate due to being [[DrivenToSuicide touched]], she'll be damned if she goes down quietly.
* EvilLaugh: Sometimes [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/17/336-good-plan-false-assumption/ she has sudden urge to burst into maniacal laughter]]. And sometimes she can't resist it.
-->[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/03/344-broken-hearts/ Gya ha ha! I'm such a genius!]]
* GadgeteerGenius or MadScientist
* HeroicComedicSociopath
* LoveTriangle: With Crono and Marle.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Of Crono.
* {{Yandere}}: Maybe. Though obviously [[MurderTheHypotenuse sending Marle to another dimension]] [[BlatantLies was a complete accident]].

'''Gato'''

* AIIsACrapshoot: Although Gato is well behaved at first, Kain did serious damage to his programming with a well-placed spear to his processors. Before being Touched, he was an HK-47 wannabe with a micro-singularity. Now...
* CrushKillDestroy
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Evil Robots Love Their Creators]]: He seems to be genuinely devoted to Lucca.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/11/18/461-the-true-meaning-of-suffering/ Lampshaded by Alex]].
* HeroicComedicSociopath: He was this after Kain [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/03/09/084-all-this-for-a-minor-inconsistency/ destroyed his ethical programming]] and before he started to work against Alex.
* KillAllHumans: Maybe except Lucca.
** HumansAreBastards: Considering Gato was created to be beaten up, and he's the easiest way to get Silver Points, and you have to get 40 Silver Points to resurrect Crono, you can start to understand him.

'''Max Force'''

* AxCrazy: This catches anybody doing ANYTHING he thinks is drug related, he solution, KILL THEM.
* [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity Druggies VS Non-Druggies Insanity]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: During their confrontation, after Mario dodges his bullets and teases him for it, Max Force claims he did not miss Mario because he was actually shooting a drug tree, invisible drug beetles and drug-filled air molecules.
* KnightTemplar: Max Force makes [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Miko Miyazaki]] look like a saint in comparison.
* MindProbe: Subjected to one by Magus, whom was attempting to find out just what happened to him. Ended up as a...
* MindRape: When Magus tried to dig a little too forcibly.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Pre-Great Change/Touch, he was incredibily idealistic. Pre-Touched Max was more than willing to fight an impossible battle not expecting to win, but because its moraly right. Post-Great Change/Touch on the other hand...

'''Rydia'''

* BlackMagicianGirl
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/12/331-rydias-love/ She did this]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/05/31/130-three-words-a-man-doesnt-want-to-hear-2/ to Edge]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* FallenHero
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/19/353-a-very-unpleasant-feud/ Her reaction]] to Crono killing Valvalis and other summoned monsters can be seen as rather dark version of this. The monsters she summons clearly fear her, as she even [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/08/329-rubicante-gets-burnt/ threatens to kill them when they annoy her]]... but when Crono actually kills some of them, it's a huge BerserkButton for her and she instantly decides to kill Crono in revenge.
* LargeHam: She likes to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/06/162-the-mystery-woman-revealed-yes-theres-a-reason-for-black-2/ make dramatic entries]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ deliver dramatic lines]].
* SummonMagic
* VillainTeamUp: With Spoony (and technically Kain, though he isn't really an equal partner to the two of them). They work together to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/27/154-doesnt-he-know-to-take-the-bad-news-first-2/ replace FFIV world leaders with dopplegangers controlled by them]]. Both Rydia and Spoony, however, try to keep some secrets from each other - in particular that they have different ultimate goals: while Spoony secretly works for the Sovereign of Sorrow, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ Rydia wants to stop her]] (which is why she was mad at Spoony for [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/04/160-its-the-4th-of-july-special-2/ trying to kill Alex]], as she was afraid he might be the only one who could defeat the Sovereign, and why she sent Marle to Nexus behind Spoony's back).

'''Spoony'''

* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: Is revealed to be this in the antlion's cave with Cecil. Beforehand, he had been a DiscOneFinalBoss who had suffered severe VillainDecay, culminating with a seemingly cartoonish plot to lure [[ThePaladin Cecil]] into a trap, using Rosa as bait, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/13/387-motivations-revelation-part-3/ but then...]] [[SarcasmMode Spoony bard indeed.]]]]
* CompellingVoice: Used on [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/13/387-motivations-revelation-part-3/ Queen Rosa]], [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/25/392-goggles-packages-and-one-fat-chocobo/ Fat Chocobo]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/18/662-opportunity-knocks/ Kappa]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/20/663-tutorial-torture/ the Imp]]. Spoony also tried to use it on Cecil, but he turned out to be immune to this.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[BreakTheCutie The moment he meets the Sovereign of Sorrow turns into this.]]
* FallenHero
* {{Flanderization}}: Due to how Video Land works, the characters' traits are reflections on how the Game Master perceives them. Unfortunately for Spoony, his uselessness in the main game has translated into him being MadeOfPlasticine.
* IHaveManyNames: Edward, the Drab Lord, Spoony, Gilbert.
* MadeOfPlasticine: A child shaking his hand resulted in serious injury.
* NoticingTheFourthWall: As a result of being Touched. This is what triggered his FaceHeelTurn.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The entire Drab Lord persona is this. By presenting himself as a buffoon, he not only causes potential threats like Rydia to underestimate him, but it also helps him keep his sanity despite being Touched, through giving him something to laugh at.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Due to his beef with the Creators.
* {{Revenge}}: The reason he serves the Sovereign of Sorrow is to get revenge on everyone who wronged him - including everyone from Alex's reality, as he considers them to be [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/20/663-tutorial-torture/ ultimately responsible for death of his parents and Anna as well as for humiliating him for their own amusement]].
* TheScrappy: Alex saw him as one in-universe.
* SdrawkcabName: [[spoiler: The Drab Lord]]
* {{Telepathy}}: As a result of being Touched he gained ability to read thoughts of other Touched characters (or, as he puts it, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/20/390-even-a-paladins-compassion-knows-its-limits/ see into their hearts]]).
* [[spoiler: TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Put 99x Packages into one of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy three unique colored treasure chests knowing that the Game Master will open them]]. The resulting explosion was so powerful it not only completely destroyed Castle Baron and the city, it also launched Gato and countless treasure chests into the stratosphere. Averted due to the explosion failing to kill Alex.]]
** [[spoiler: That said, his instance of NoOneCouldSurviveThat falls uner WrongGenreSavvy, since as Kain pointed out, Cid and Yang survived similar experiences.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Twice. First, when [[spoiler: he's disguised as the Drab Lord in the beginning, and is [[DiscOneFinalBoss presented as a credible threat]] until the [[EldritchAbomination Sovereign of Sorrow]] is revealed]]. The second time was after the Drab Lord's VillainDecay, when Spoony [[spoiler: is revealed AS the Drab Lord, and catches Cecil and Rosa in a rather clever trap.]]
* UnEvilLaugh: He just [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/26/153-the-drab-lord-appears/ can't get evil laugh right]].
-->'''Edward''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/05/161-plot-complications-are-cool/ HO HO HO!]]
-->'''Rydia''': That's Santa Claus's laugh, Golbez Jr.
** [[spoiler:That is, until he stops playing around.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Due to Alex playing FFIV and ordering Cecil to kill Spoony every time he was alive in a random encounter, the only EXP Spoony obtained was in his only mandatory story battle, otherwise he remains at the same level that he joined the party in the game. As a result, he can't even touch Cecil, since Alex level grinded him to Lv99.]]

[[WMG: Others]]

'''Ryan (Alex's captor)'''

* DividedWeFall: He can't exactly be called truly evil. Both he and Alex want to protect the Videoland, but that doesn't stop them from fighting over which one of them should be the Game Master.
* GoshDangItToHeck: He hates Alex's tendency to swear and tries to either completely avoid swearing himself (he even refuses to say '[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/03/19/475-the-larger-threat/ bastard]]') or at worst use very mild (like '[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/11/20/462-negative-reinforcement/ heck]]') or made-up cuss words.
-->'''Ryan''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/06/384-this-is-probably-grounds-for-divorce/ What the frick just happened?!?!?!]]
-->'''Alex''': (...) Don't use fake swear words. That's just dumb.
* KnightTemplar: At least he has shades of this.
* MissedTheCall: Possibly.
* PrimalFear: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2006/04/01/534-masochistic-chaos/ Of death.]]
* TheRival: To Alex.
* TheVoice
* TheWatson: Again, to Alex.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Alex at least seems confident that they knew each other and were friends (though apparently of VitriolicBestBuds variety) before they got sucked into Videoland.
-->'''Alex''': [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2007/08/28/550-embrace-of-power/ For fuck's sake, we're friends.]]
-->'''Ryan''': Don't... call me that!
-->'''Alex''': I know it doesn't feel like it now, but we've got history together! Good history!
** However, the conversation they had after the exchange quoted above indicates that Alex's captor and the Ryan whom Alex knew may not necessarily be the same person. [[MindScrew Or maybe they are. At this point it's hard to tell.]]

'''Bob'''

* AmbiguouslyEvil: He seems to have some goals he wants to accomplish, but we have no idea what they are or whose side he is really on. The fact that he likes to keep Alex in the dark, pretended he couldn't talk after being turned into chocobo, avoided any contact with Alex after being turned into Juan Valdez and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2010/03/16/612-hats-off-to-you-schrodinger/ apparently is in contact with Wily]] surely doesn't make him look particularly trustworthy.
* MyGreatestFailure: Apparently for some reason [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/13/332-the-omissions-are-the-interesting-part/ at least once the entire Videoland suffered because of his weakness]]. It remains to be seen what exactly he was referring to.
* YouAreWhoYouEat

'''Doctor Wily'''

* AintTooProudToBeg: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/16/164-the-voice-of-the-enemy/ In this strip]]. It's still unknown if Alex will kill him.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Ended up being this for Mike Haggar.
* BigNo: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/05/14/480-nightmare-of-an-evil-genius/ Welcome to hell Willy]].
* TheChessmaster: Has shades of this: He managed to track Alex's movements for a while (but Schroëdinger blew up his plan) as soon as he reached Videoland, he played mind games with several protagonists (including Mega Man), he's (presumably) responsible for the discovery of Ω energy and overall he seems to know way more than he lets on, having several plans in motion. He designed multiples dangerous weapons such as the S.C.O.P.E, ammunitions for Alex's Super Scope, and could very well OHKO Alex if he decided to, thanks to the aforementioned S.C.O.P.E. Definitly one of the most dangerous character down here, though clearly outclassed by the [[BigBad Sovereign]].
* EnemyMine: He gladly joins forces with Dr. Light, since there's no point in taking over Videoland if the Sovereign of Sorrow destroys everything. However, it's pretty obvious that he's simultaneously [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/07/17/582-wave-of-hope/ plotting]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2010/03/16/612-hats-off-to-you-schrodinger/ something]] (most likely) evil.
* EvilLaugh: Well, you can't be a MadScientist without pulling [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/05/19/482-the-shadow-of-light/ one of these every now and then]].
* KickedUpstairs / BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Sure, he is vice-president of Videoland... but the president is PopularIsDumb [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar]], who even abolished every tax in Videoland and transformed the presidential palace in a motel to earn the governmental budget. As of Wily's most recent estimates, they're only $99 billion dollars in the red. Wily has to spend all his time trying to minimize the damage caused by Haggar's decisions.
-->'''Wily''': [[ICantBelieveImSayingThis I miss Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo.]]
** He can't try to quit or overrule Haggar, or Proto Man/Blues will take that as proof that he's a PresidentEvil and kidnap him so he can force him to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment listen to Garth Brooks]].
* MadScientist: Duh.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: Apparently he's dating CarmenSandiego.

'''King Hippo'''

* TheAlcoholic
* DrowningMySorrows: He started drinking heavily after seeing someone KilledOffForReal [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/27/678-a-bitter-fruit/ for the first time in his life]]. Being a Nintendo character, he initially tried to do it [[FrothyMugsOfWater using root beer]] instead of actual beer, but it seems that by the time he met Alex he had learned about alcohol.
* [[MistakenForMurderer Mistaken For Rapist]]: By Alex [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/03/02/642-encroachment-of-true-horror/ when they first met]]. King Hippo really only wanted [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/29/666-the-nature-of-the-beast/ to keep Alex from slipping on dropped soap]] and later he just [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/02/667-master-nostalgia/ got a little excited]] after learning that Alex is the Game Master. Alex, however, thought Hippo had [[PrisonRape something else in mind]].
* PunchClockVillain: He was working for Mother Brain not because he wanted to take over Videoland or anything, but because it paid the bills. Despite being beaten up and humiliated time after time again by Captain N, King Hippo never held anything against him (he actually respected and admired him), and is rather grateful that Captain N didn't either.
** He eventually stopped working for Mother Brain. After that we never saw him doing anything more evil than [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/06/28/357-true-evil-never-dies/ bullying other characters for their lunch money]]. Seeing [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/05/30/679-my-what-big-teeth/ how he helped Alex and wished him good luck]], it's not unimaginable that he'll end up on the heroes' side.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Averted. His ex-wife is [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/07/22/364-cupid-gone-bad/ Seraphina]].
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* BerserkButton:BerserkButton: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2016/03/30/874-contingencies-planned-and-unplanned-for/ Having his stuff taken away from him]].
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