Characters are listed roughly by their association with various alliances and organizations in the [=RP=] scene, although the many cases of characters with dual, fluid or ambiguous alignments should be noted. Each character's name is accompanied by the name of the [=RPer=] who created them; if there's another [=RPer=] who has also contributed heavily to that character's development through autoing, despite not formally having the rights to the character, that member will also be named.

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[[folder:Cherrygrove Alliance]]
The Cherrygrove Alliance are the at least semiofficial "main characters" of ORP and the go-to heroic group. They range from far-seeing idealists like Zebedee and Sly to more present-focused pragmatists like Natalie and Ender, but all share a basic understanding of the right thing to do and a drive to do it. Zebedee has two houses and Sly has a mansion in the same neighborhood in Cherrygrove, so other members can often be found putting up there as tenants.

'''Zebedee Taylor''' (''Lee'')
* ABloodyMess: On several occasions, he's faked out opponents by stealing blood from blood banks. As he became more mature, he stopped using this trick and started using outright illusions.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: What with the blatantly Hebrew first name and technique names like "Kefitzat Haderech".
** WordOfGod actually sets him as a Seventh-day Adventist, which according to Lee is "pretty close to outright Judaism".
* BattleAura
* BeardOfSorrow
* BladeAcrossTheShoulder: With his racquet.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* BlowYouAway: Gabriel's Trumpet.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CelibateHero
* DeadlyUpgrade: Full Holy Zebedee, at first. It's improved with time.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. He doesn't like being called "Lee", a pseudonym he went by for a few years. (A handwave to help detach a SelfInsert from the author.)
* ElementalPunch
* TheFettered
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Hebrew plus a little Latin and Aramaic for spells.
* GreenLanternRing: His angel feather.
* HolyHalo: Other than his Battle Aura, the only really noticable sign of his going into Full Holy mode.
* HolyHandGrenade
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Zebedee probably isn't any RP's "wackiest party member", but let's face it: he wields a tennis racquet.
* MultiMeleeMaster: A bladed racquet, a mace, and a holy "blade". Justified in that he can teleport weapons in when he needs them, so doesn't have to lug all the baggage around.
* RealMenLoveJesus
* RummageFail: Before he revealed his powers, he typically would do battle by weaponizing whatever was in his backpack at the time. Occasionally, this didn't work so well, such as beaning his opponent with a bar of soap.
* SituationalSword: Zebedee's holy blade, the Maranatha, takes a toll him on him and deals damage proportional to the righteousness of his cause, and the need for him to use it. So naturally, it's a last resort weapon.
* StoicSpectacles
* TeachHimAnger: Zebedee with Kioshi, in one of the last [=RPs=] before the Exodus. Basically, trying to force the always mopey Kioshi into being capable of focusing his stress and pain outwards. This was implied by Loogs to be more so the second type, but her connectivity suffered soon afterwards, possibly leading to an AbortedArc.
* ThemeDeck: Zebedee can pretty much do ''anything'' that involves the manipulation of matter or energy. However, he pretty much sticks to illusions, gusts of wind, and holy energy attacks. Justified somewhat in the nonlethality/selective lethality of his preferred tricks.
* WingedHumanoid: Subverted. Despite having an angelic motif, using several attacks with "Wings","Pinions", etc. in their names, and deriving his powers from a device disguised as a feather, he's never had even the illusion of wings.

'''(Sylvia) Natalie Ulima''' (''Lee'')
* ActionGirl
* AdventureDuo: With Emily. Natalie's the serious Hero variant here, of course.
* BareYourMidriff
* BerserkButton: She, um, has a few. Mostly other characters. You know, like the Summoners. And Terrian. And... I could go on.
* FlashStep
* HealingFactor: When she changes form, her body recovers some damage in vital areas.
* HeyYou
* TheMcCoy: Conspicuously, she seems to be this without necessarily being TheHeart of the Cherrygrove Alliance.
* PrimalStance
* ProfessionalKiller: On occasion.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Rie. Best seen in their reactions to Ender's vanishing, where Natalie starts destroying furniture and chewing out everybody.
* ShapeShifting
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* WhipSword: Natalie’s Sceard blade is usually this. It gets around the issues by sacrificing flexibility (it’s more bicycle chain than whip), and her powers allowing her to control it more precisely/repair it when it’s damaged.

'''Ender Kimoned''' (''Choobs'')
* AchillesHeel: Those damn headaches.
* BadassLongcoat: The board's standout example, for sure.
* BigEater: Justified by his enhanced metabolism.
* BrilliantButLazy
* CoolShades: He never, let me reiterate, NEVER takes them off except to sleep and to add drama to a scene. Or for Rie to wear.
* CoolSword: Made out of lightning! Demonic lightning!
* DeadpanSnarker
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke
* HandCannon: His weapon of choice.
* {{Invisibility}}: By refracting light around his body. Neato.
* {{Magitek}}: More like Psytek. His laptop can interface directly with the mind instead of the fingers. Only Ender’s mind though.
* MeaningfulName: Spell his last name backwards.
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/sweetbroandhellajeff/?cid=014.jpg (okay spell it with a c not a k you stutid fuckass)]]
* MessyHair: The can't be bothered variety.
* PassThePopcorn
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Rie.
* PlayfulHacker
* PsychicPowers
* RingOfPower: The headache-soothing ring Valon gave him.
* ShockAndAwe: In his rarely-seen electricity demon form.
* TheSlacker
* TheSmartGuy
* TeleportSpam: This one time he shot someone from six different places at the same time.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=381&page=1#6253 Here.]]
* SunglassesAtNight: And you know it ain’t ‘cuz his eyes are sensitive.
* UnstoppableRage: High anger or stress levels can release his ordinarily-denied dark powers. AndThatsTerrible.
* [[spoiler:YourDaysAreNumbered]]

'''Sly (Salon-Learwie-Yardic)''' (''Bulbs'')
* AlienAmongUs
* BloodBrothers: With Valon.
* CrouchingScholarHiddenBadass
* GadgeteerGenius
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* HealingFactor
* ScienceHero
* ShapeShifting
* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpock: Sly is certainly not incapable of emotion but tends to play the superego.
* SuperiorSpecies: In Sly's own view, at least. Even though he isn't a dick about it, Bulbs has indicated that he regards most humans as lower lifeforms. Zebedee is one exception.
* SuperSenses
* TeamDad: To the Cherrygrove Alliance.
** Of course, he's more than a ''spiritual'' father figure to Rick.
* TechnoBabble
* TokenNonhuman
* TheWisePrince

'''Rick''' (''Bulbs'')
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome
* BlackMagic
* EnemyWithout
* FullContactMagic
* HalfHumanHybrid: The other half is Andalite.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad
* ManHug: With Valon, [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=gotopost&board=orpboard&thread=1848&post=38696 here]].
* MissingMom
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

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'''Thyra Russell''' (''Lee'')
* AnchoredShip: Zebedee and Thyra are one of those "painfully slow" couples, who clearly think of the other one as their "one", but neither is very forthright about it, and they've had a total of one hug.
* BarrierWarrior
* BratsWithSlingshots
* CommLinks: Nice [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orpboard&thread=1802&page=1#35966 phone]] there, Thyra.
* DoomedHometown: Slateport.
* ImprobableUseOfAWeapon: Her sling is apparently indestructable, leading to her using it as a garotte, a snare, and even for blocking swords.
* {{Meganekko}}
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Thyra’s forcefield powers cut off airflow when she uses them, providing a hard limit to an otherwise powerful defensive tool.
* SilkHidingSteel: From Lee's Formspring:
--> Used right, she's a subtle but powerful leader who can run events and play people without ever visibly seizing control of the situation. (I guess you could say her style is the ideal Biblical wife. Though not as overt as the male leader, she uses thrift, cunning, charisma, and raw talent to govern and protect her domain, all without abandoning her dignified nature.)

'''Mia''' (''Bulbs'')
* ControlFreak

'''Eragon''' (''Prime'')
* BadassLongcoat
* UnfortunateNames: This one has... [[Literature/InheritanceCycle certain associations]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Azure Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:"Rogues & Brogues"]]
An incumbent alliance to be solidified at the end of Ishkabibble. The organizer, Terrian, can duplicate himself and held items, including money, which in particular has made him a ''very'' hot topic in the underworld of the Archipelago. He's assembled these allies on the expectation that duplicates aren't going to cut it as far as protecting him from the more monstrous presences in the Archipelago, and that having some friends with their own supernatural powers and other skills would kinda help. Note: The name "Rogues & Brogues" is OOC-only, a handy way to refer to the group in RP discussion, but not used in-character.

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'''Terrian Brogue''' (''Pohatu'')
* AbnormalAmmo: Well, the Mage Masher loads normal bullets; it’s the gun itself that’s supernaturally enhanced. The effect is the same, though.
* ActionSurvivor
* AdventureDuo: With Nopcsa. They go back and forth on who's who, though.
* CasualDangerDialogue: Casual Danger Inner Narrative is equally common.
* CombatPragmatist: Reveals this mentality in his first formal battle. First he refuses to play along when Summer throws down seeds onto a glass floor; then, when the plants manage to sprout anyway, his duplicates fight back by throwing shoes at them.
** This is likely to settle as Terrian's approach to combat, since he doesn't have the strength or skill to fight in a straightforward manner, and his power kind of amounts to an archetypal form of fighting dirty (ganging up) anyway.
* ConMan
* DoppelgangerAttack
* TheDragAlong: In Whisper.
* FakeDefector: In Triannual.
* HeyYou: He and his duplicates address each other in thoughts this way.
* ImHavingSoulPains: From creating too many duplicates.
* LovableTraitor
* LoveableRogue
* MagicPants: It had to be handwaved at the outset that Terrian’s duplicating power reflexively extended to objects covering a certain amount of surface area of his skin, so that all the duplicates wouldn’t be naked. Now that he can duplicate anything he’s holding, the explanation isn’t so necessary.
* MoneyForNothing: A huge development as of the Ulima Tournament. Pretty much starts half of Ishkabibble.
* NewMeat: In Triannual, along with Garth. Despite the jokes from other Fascere members, though, both are valued a little more highly than the trope suggests.
* {{Omniglot}}: Alpha's sole raison d'etre is to move Terrian in this direction.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=1354&page=1#33058 "This."]]
* SelfDuplication
* SpotlightStealingSquad: So much that he has a fad referencing his tendency to overwhelm topics.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: “Any time that Terrian has to make more than say, five duplicates at a time or so.” -Lee
* TwinTelepathy
* WeirdnessMagnet: He thinks of himself as this, but in all fairness, he isn’t exactly normal himself.
* ZergRush

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'''Blaise Euler''' (''Lee'')
* BadassLongcoat
* CrouchingScholarHiddenBadass
* DefrostingIceQueen
* HollywoodNerd
* HotScientist: Seriously, god damn.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* MeaningfulName
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Since Blaise was forced to keep all of her most recent research exclusively on her uplink to stave off plagiarism, the destruction of said uplink set her back quite a long academic way... and down quite a few pegs in the eyes of her organization.
** Of course, she does justify this with her claim that knowledge cannot be dispersed across too many media in her field of work, without creating the possibility of inadvertently empowering outside agents.
* PrideBeforeAFall
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpock
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic

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'''Rie Nepas''' (''Choobs'')
* ActionGirl: A specialty of choobs.
* BigEater: Justified by her enhanced metabolism.
* BlackCloak
* CombatPragmatist
* CombatStilettos: Not her usual footwear, but she has a pair of high heels which she claims she's more than capable of employing for stabby purposes.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DoesNotLikeMagic: Because magic can hit her no matter what she does.
--> Rie shifted in her makeshift bed. Good thing no one tried to wake her up for the Mage festival. She sure did hate magic.
* EmotionlessGirl: Subverted in End Game, but otherwise usually played straight.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke
* HealingFactor: Whenever she shapeshifts, any dislocated bones and overall structural damage gets fixed. However, she can't fix wounds, tears, or breaks in this way.
* {{Intangibility}}
* [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide: She attempts to kill herself after Ender dies in [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=hof&thread=2367&page=3#49115 End Game's finale.]] Natalie intervenes.]]
* KnifeNut: The amount of knives she keeps on her person has now reached 24. In her cloak is another story.
* TheLadette: Kind of. She's not sexually charged at all. In fact, she tends to (violently) nip any flirting that someone else instigates in the bud.
* MeaningfulName: It's French!
* NervesOfSteel
* NeverGetsDrunk: Well, she can. She just has to [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orpboard&thread=2321&page=4#56607 try]] ''really hard''.
--> A moment passed. Then the girl's hand shot up at the bottle of beer, snatched it out of Death's cold hands, and put the top through the back of her neck. She pulled out the bottle, now noticeably emptier but still just as closed, before popping up like nothing had happened.
* PartialTransformation
* PhantomZone
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Ender.
* ProfessionalKiller
* RedOniBlueOni: With Natalie. Best seen in their reactions to Ender's vanishing, where Rie goes borderline catatonic.
* ShapeShifting

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'''Jonas''' (''Sly'')
* TheBigGuy: Class 2 variety, maybe bordering on Class 3.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Not that there's any concealing that center. He's an intimidating force in a fight, but when the mood is peaceful, Jonas' warm and outgoing nature is immediately apparent.
* FunetikAksent: It's pretty hard to place with Jonas, though. Lower-class... ''something''.
--> “Ello! You’re Terrian right? Come on in,” Jonas said as he moved his ample amount of body out of the doorway, “Ya remember me right? I’m da fella ya met da night dat… yeah…”
* LargeHam
* RubberMan
* TheWatson: For Sly and Merlin, [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=gotopost&board=orpboard&thread=1848&post=38673 here]].

'''Rhys Sylas Whitticker''' (''SV'')
* IntrepidReporter
* LivingShadow
* PerpetualPoverty: May change post-Ishkabibble.
* ThePianoPlayer
* TheQuietOne
* StoicSpectacles

'''Alyssa Morrose''' (''Blood'')
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DoomedHometown: She sees it more as WhereIWasBornAndRazed, but there’s no evidence yet that she’s right.
* GreenEyes
* KnifeNut
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* ShrinkingViolet

'''Flora Isobel''' (''Lee'')
* AndIMustScream: Her fate after the Humanus Tournament, and the reason for Whisper In My Ear.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: She wished for omniscience, and hoo boy, did she get it.
* BlessedWithSuck: Omniscience, without any filter. As of her last appearance, she had gone thoroughly catatonic.


[[/folder]]

[[folder:South Pole Summoners]]
'''Miko''' (''Lee'')
* AntiVillain
* AnAxeToGrind: Miko's primary weapon (until Summoner Style) was a hatchet. Now he's more into GoodOldFisticuffs.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: An odd subversion. He's technically a villain, and technically blonde, but really neither.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: One of his summons, Dogolas.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* KnightInSourArmor
* LethalChef: Lee's response to the Formspring question "If Miko were on Iron Chef what would his dishes be like? Let's say the secret ingredient is peanuts":
-->Giant worm steaks with peanuts.
-->Mushrooms stir fried with peanuts.
-->Peanuts with a side of fresh peanuts.
-->Peanut ice cream. With chopped peanuts.

-->Miko's not exactly a great chef.
* LimitedWardrobe
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

'''Yoshimitsu''' (''Elliot'')
* AnIcePerson
* AnimeHair
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Seen in Sea God.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CoolMask
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DualWielding
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* PlayingWithFire
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* VoiceOfTheLegion: With the mask on.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

'''Helen Mercury''' (''Lee'')
* AntiVillain
* BeamSpam: In Light And Darkness Collide.
* CallingYourAttacks: Not quite as straightforward with Helen as with other examples, of course.
* CuteWitch

* HotWitch: Depending on the portrayal. [[http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn433/asgardreid/helen.png Pohatu's drawing]] dials it up as far as it's ever gone.
* MagicalIncantation
* MagicWarrior
* SublimeRhyme
* WhatHaveWeEar: Chains, Lips, Voices concludes with this.

'''Tsubota''' (''Lee'')
* AdventureDuo: With Joseph. Tsubota's the lighter-hearted Lancer type.
* AntiVillain
* BarrierWarrior
* GiantSpider: His summon.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni when opposite Joseph.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

'''Joseph Rednael''' (''Lee'')
* AdventureDuo: With Tsubota. Joseph's the stoic Hero type.
* AntiVillain
* MadeOfIron
* MolotovCocktail
* NervesOfSteel
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni when opposite Tsubota.

'''Illiana Silna''' (''Elliot'')
* CombatMedic
--> "I was versatile. I picked up on both basic combat magic and basic healing magic, so I learned them both. I'm not as good as summoners fully trained in either, but I'm more useful sometimes. Everyone needs a bit of healing on the battle field."
* DragonRider: Her summon (and sometime method of transport) is the wyvern Gi.
* GoodLawyersGoodClients: Played with in Obscured Truth. Illiana is the heroine, she's all good all the time, and she's the defense attorney. Her client, Antonio, ''is'' innocent... of the murder that kickstarts the story. He's just guilty of other things. Pretty important things, like being the Butterfly and stuff.
* MagicKnight
* [[RebelliousPrincess Rebellious Middle-Class Girl]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

'''Summer''' (''Kevin'')
* GreenThumb
* ManEatingPlant
* SweetTooth: Justified in that her species needs to consume a lot of sugar for energy.

'''Hector Avian Ryora Cruz''' (''Lugiasian'')
* TheBigGuy: Might not necessarily fit the spirit of this trope, but he ''is'' six foot five.
* ElementalPunch
* GoodFlawsBadFlaws: Pretty much all of the good ones.
* IdiotHero
* LatinLover
* OutdatedOutfit
* OverlyLongName
* PerpetualMolt
* PlayingWithFire
* WingedHumanoid
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

'''Cobra''' (''Choobs'')
* ArchEnemy: To Ender.
* BetaTestBaddie
* ForTheEvulz
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke
* InstantKnots
* MeaningfulName
* NotBrainwashed: At least, not completely.
* [[WhipItGood Whip It Evil]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Obsidian Hearts]]
'''George Buckland''' (''Lee'')
* BatmanGambit: Manages one in [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards67.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=457&page=4#35969 Shattered]].
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* SubordinateExcuse: George seems to collect mostly female minions, for some reason...
* PortalCut: George’s signature non-burning technique. Natalie, Mark, and Zebedee are all capable as well, but tend not to use it.
* WarForFunAndProfit: After all, he’s an arms dealer.
* WickedCultured

'''Emily''' (''Clicker/Lee'')
* AdventureDuo: With Natalie. Emily's the quirky [[TheLancer Lancer]] variant here, obviously.
* BadassNormal
* CarryingACake: Subverted in Triannual in that the cake she carries into the plot doesn't end up damaged or eaten or anything. She just leaves it on the side of the road and never mentions it again.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Triannual yields gems like [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=hof&thread=2662&page=3#38252 this]].
--> "No, no, I'd think I know if I was friends with a tick. But I never would be friends with a tick. It just wouldn't work out. I'd go 'Hey, wanna do each other's hair?', and he'd be all like 'Nah, I'm just gonna hang here like a forty year old living in my parents' basement while running a Transformers fan site, sucking blood off of the more active and useful people' and I'd be like--"
* CombatPragmatist: What do you do against a guy who’s got you in a full nelson but is sporting some open wounds? [[spoiler:Break a container of hand sanitizer against his skin, natch.]]
* TheDitz
* FakeDefector: In Triannual.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Emily throws daggers... And toothpicks.
* KnifeOutline: Considering her cheerful nature and her competence with thrown weapons, it's only natural.
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PluckyGirl

'''Bethold Verdigris''' (''Lee'')
* AcePilot
* GadgeteerGenius
* RealRobot

'''Lacianus "Lacy" Garrelcette''' (''Lee'')
* AcePilot
* ArtificialHuman
* GadgeteerGenius
* RobotGirl
* ThoseWackyNazis: She was constructed using a model Nazi pilot's genetic material preserved since 1940. Needless to say, this doesn't factor ''too'' heavily into her personality.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Drakengrad]]
'''Valon Lorsha''' (''DL'')
* TheAtoner: He massacred Neo Tech City while possessed, and now seeks to repent for it.
* BlingOfWar
* BloodBrothers: With Sly.
* CallingYourAttacks
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction
* CoolMask
* DarkIsNotEvil: Dude wears a lot of black.
* DragonRider
* ExtraOreDinary: Silver Magic grants control over precious metals.
* KamehameHadoken: Grandeur Wave.
* ManHug: With Rick, [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=gotopost&board=orpboard&thread=1848&post=38696 here]].
* NervesOfSteel
* SmugSuper
* SuperSenses
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WarriorPrince
* WhatsUpKingDude: Courtesy of the Cherrygrovers.
* TheWisePrince

'''Marius''' (''DL'')
* TheBeastmaster: Snakes, specifically.
* BlingOfWar
* EmpathyPet: His Tracker dragon.
* ForeignCussWord
--> "By Aou'n, what's happened to her?"
* NumberTwo

'''Avery''' (''Iron Mouse'')
* LoveableRogue
* WeirdnessMagnet
--> This would be interesting. Avery frowned. Interesting things usually sucked for her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sakura Alliance]]
Characters that generally dwell outside the Archipelago, in Japan and the neighboring islands. They're a diverse group with many varying ideologies, but generally tend towards the same goals. Characters who gravitate toward this group tend to have an anime-inspired pedigree (though not Rho & Hig and Vieve, who are pretty much just here by association with others in the group).

'''Achenes''' (''Lee'')
* ActionGirl
* CuteBruiser: Forms the CuteBruiser / LadyOfWar dynamic with Masumi.
* FieryRedhead
* GoodOldFisticuffs
* HeyYou
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* PluckyGirl
* VacuumHurricaneKick

'''Masumi''' (''Kevin'')
* ActionGirl
* BandageBabe: At the beginning of Kaida and the Amarante.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Kaida.
* DragonLady: Has the looks and the combat skill. Not sexually aggressive, though, from what we've seen.
* EmpathyPet: Kaida again.
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Justified as she ''does'' live in Japan.
* LadyOfWar: Forms the LadyOfWar / CuteBruiser dynamic with Achenes.

'''Kuro''' (''Kuroboom'')
* AnimeHair
* CoolShades
* DeadlyUpgrade
* LongLostRelative: Wudge.
* NervesOfSteel
* PsychicPowers
* TheUnfavourite
* WildChild: He was raised by a pack of Abra and Kadabra.

'''Kara Kinkaryoh''' (''Kara'')
* AlliterativeName
* {{Ninja}}
* NostalgiaFilter

'''Serpentei Kinkaryoh''' (''Kara'')
* BalefulPolymorph: A curse transfigured him into "an extinct Pokemon that he bore the same name as, only able to assume humanoid form temporarily via ghostly powers". He got better.
* {{Ninja}}
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

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'''Rhometer & Higgledy-Piggledy''' (''Pohatu'')
* AmbiguousInnocence: Coming through more and more lately.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Happens twice in short succession in Mirror of Urakuni:
--> With one hand obscured behind a ridiculously overlong sleeve, he tipped his hat back. For a moment, his left pupil seemed to focus only on the bubble, instead of spiralling in and out from a central point to his widest ring of vision. ... Then he poked it. The bubble, I mean.
and
--> Then he slammed the pencil straight down through the katana onto the point where it was stabbed through the carpet. ... Or actually I guess he would have if the katana had kept occupying space in its previously established way but it didn't, really.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Only Emily can give Rho a run for his money as RP's standout example.
* ConfusionFu
* TheFool
* LimitedWardrobe: Rho definitely fits this trope, wearing the exact same patched zoot suit in every RP.
* LivingShadow
* NiceHat: A fedora full of bullet holes. Sweet.
* PuppyLove: Rhometer/Vieve is a favorite ship, though nothing in the text yet indicates that they're more than friends. Both being cheerful, innocent spirits with shadow-based powers who take the form of human children despite being ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, they're basically meant to be.
* RealityWarper
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ShaggyFrogStory: Rhometer [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=1802&page=1#35711 loves these!]]
--> "The barterer said 'We don't serve seeking summers here' and the hooded man said 'I can't hear you' and the mirror said 'He says we don't serve abduckled children here' and the abducklinged children child said 'Help help, I'm being abduct-taped.'"
* TagalongKid
* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Although it doesn't seem to bother Rhometer [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orpboard&thread=2321&page=4#56621 that much]].
--> "It's gonna be have will was been ''awesome''"

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'''Vieve (Jennavieve)''' (''Choobs'')
* CheerfulChild
* TheCutie
* ElegantGothicLolita
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon
--> She jumped backwards, her dress making it look like she floated, and landed next to Masumi. She squatted next to the ground and put her hand on her right hand on the tattoos on her left arm. With practiced ease, her fingers slid from symbol to symbol, weaving an intricate pattern, and leaving all that she touched glowing with what seemed to be a black aura. When she finished, she reached her right hand into her shadow and pulled up a black dagger with sky blue patterns engraved in it.

--> "It's not my weapon of choice, but it should do better against those clawy things," she said to Masumi, as if the woman actually cared or something.
* LivingShadow
* ParasolOfPain
* PowerTattoo: Tattoos cover her left arm. As seen in the quote above, they're tied into her powers somehow.
* PuppyLove: See Rhometer.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Giarrettiera Family/Ecruteak]]
The Giarrettiera family is a [[TheMafia Mafia]] branch centered in (and, for the most part, controlling) Ecruteak City. The titular brothers have commanded the organization since the as-yet-unelucidated death of their father, the austere Lucio Giarrettiera. Eldest son Massimo is now the don, with younger brothers Cesare and Nico as his capos. This section also includes others who work and/or live in Ecruteak, many of whom interact with the Giarrettiera family, though obviously excluding the Rogues & Brogues (who are also based in the area).

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'''Massimo Giarrettiera''' (''Pohatu'')
* BigThinShortTrio: Massimo's the short one obviously. But he is definitely not the "grumpy" one as the trope suggests.
* CainAndAbel: Massimo half-jokingly ponders murdering his irresponsible and destructive younger brother Cesare many times.
* TheDutifulSon: So dutiful he had no problem ratting out his younger brothers' misdeeds to father Lucio when they were kids.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MisterBig
* PowerTrio: The G-Bros fit this to a tee. Massimo is the engaging, extroverted ego.
* [[ShorterMeansSmarter Shorter Means Better-Read And More Articulate]]
* [[WickedCultured Wicked Well-Read And Articulate]]

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'''Cesare Giarrettiera''' (''Pohatu'')
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]]: All three obviously had this, but Cesare is suggested to have been the main recipient of the late Don Lucio's disciplinarian methods. Oddly enough, though, Cesare now only seems to admire him more for it.
--> Cesare chuckled. He didn't know why. Just seemed funny all of a sudden. Even the part where he and Nico'd gotten a beating and lived on bread and water for three days. Even how Nico wouldn't so much as look at him for a week after that. He took another sip and grinned. That was dad. See maybe Cesare was supposed to have some Edible complex or whatever now, getting beaten as a kid and all, but f* ck, that was just his dad. Lucio Giarrettiera'd been a bastard all right, but he'd ''known'' how it was, the whole thing. He'd understood. And he might not have taught Nico, and he ''definitely'' hadn't taught Massimo, how it was, but he'd taught Cesare. Life lesson number one, father to son: rule by goddamned force. How did you run a ship? By being the hardest sonofabitch on board. If that meant knocking a couple teeth out when your sons stepped out of line, so f* cking be it. Massimo'd never figured that out. Massimo thought he could rule the organization by ''talking'' his way through everything. There you go. That explained what a shitty don he was. Right there in a nutshell.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1 variety.
* BigThinShortTrio: Cesare's the big one obviously. But he definitely is not the "good-natured" one as the trope suggests.
* ClusterFBomb
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* EvenEvilHasStandards: By all appearances, Cesare's the most violent and brutal member of his mafia family. For whatever reason, though, once Nopcsa tricks him into thinking Prime is slaughtering innocent people aboard the ''King Thomas'', Cesare goes into full-on (completely misguided and mostly ineffectual) hero mode.
* {{Expy}}: The Giarrettieras in general recall the Gandors from LightNovel/{{Baccano}}, but Cesare's resemblance to Berga is the most pronounced.
* FaceOfAThug
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}: And how!
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Might have influenced Cesare's upbringing, although he was clearly something of an active troublemaker, not a mere passive target of neglect.
* PowerTrio: The G-Bros fit this to a tee. Cesare is the insolent, impulsive id.

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'''Nico Giarrettiera''' (''Pohatu'')
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigThinShortTrio: Nico's the thin one obviously. Unlike with the other two, there doesn't seem to be any "thin guy" pattern for him to subvert.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ordinarily Nico meticulously averts this (he's got the deadpan without the snark), but he isn't above slipping in a jab or two, and not even only at Cesare's expense:
--> "You want to put that little theory to the test, fatass?" Cesare growled, bringing up his gun for the first time. ... Without missing a beat, the youngest brother said to Jonas, "Cesare's simply curious how it was that Vinnie, Phil and Dom's visit degraded into a shootout. He'd like to know how the scene played out. He also considers you disastrously overweight."
* DeathGlare
* {{Determinator}}: He starts showing very faint signs of this when reflecting on the fact that [[spoiler: Sarosin has stolen Cesare's wallet]]:
--> To say this would not do wasn't quite putting it in enough detail. This would be undone. Nullified. Stricken from the record . . . There was simply not a man capable of getting the better of the Giarrettieras, not like this. By plotting, by calculation, by preparation, yes, perhaps some temporary victory could be scored; Nico had no reason to pretend to himself no enemy had ever thwarted their family in such a way. But not this crude animal act of larceny, this simple movement of the hand. There was no man who could profit off the Giarrettieras with such a gesture. And if he dared flatter himself that he'd managed it, such a man thought so only because he could not yet apprehend the full picture and his imminent correction.
* EvilDebtCollector
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* NervesOfSteel
* PerpetualFrowner: Though it mostly takes the form of a faintly judgemental glower.
* PowerTrio: The G-Bros fit this to a tee. Nico is the soft-spoken, secretive superego.
* PrecisionFStrike: Played for contrast to Cesare's [[ClusterFBomb much more liberal approach to swearing]]. Onscreen, Nico has only sworn once so far[[spoiler:, in response to Franklin Gaussier trying to bribe him]]:
--> The bespectacled man said, quite clearly: "I don't give a shit about your money."
* TheQuietOne: Oh, boy.
** However, the short story Muddy Season demonstrates him actually being fairly talkative and eloquent, in the car with Cesare [[spoiler:and their imminent victims Franklin Gaussier and Deborah Schoen]]. It seems, at least, that when Cesare's around but Massimo isn't, Nico feels the need to handle most of the talking, as he's much more articulate than the middle brother.
* RightHandHottie
* SoftspokenSadist
* StraightEdgeEvil: Nico despises any alcohol stronger than wine and dismisses anyone who drinks it as a "vulgar animal". It's safe to say he probably feels similarly on the issue of drugs.
--> "Mr. Gaussier, drink and drunkards sicken me. The smell of alcohol already festers in every corner of my life and I see no reason to add your poison of choice to the stench."
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Thoroughly subverted in Muddy Season. Nico (along with Cesare) actually does laugh aloud [[spoiler:when Gaussier tries to bargain for his life with information the Giarrettieras already know]], and it's unexpected, and it's genuine... and it does ''nothing at all'' to soften his countenance from then on.

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'''Yoon Mangjeol''' (''Pohatu'') An information broker who spends her nights in the Passione Rossa, a favorite bar of the Giarrettiera family. She's very polite and very charming and you should not be fooled. Yoon has the dirt on ''everyone'' of interest in Ecruteak, and her knowledge extends quite far outside that range. When criminals, the local police, or any of the shifty characters in between want to buy or sell some information on each others' activities, Yoon's the one they go to first.
* BecauseImGoodAtIt
* BrokenBird
* DamselErrant
* IWasQuiteALooker
* KnowledgeBroker
* LadyDrunk: At her darker hours.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: Her deceased husband Hwan, although to what extent his death has affected her character is only just beginning to come to light.]]
* {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch: Hinted at faintly in the text, but much more strongly on Formspring, where Pohatu has suggested that [[spoiler: Yoon may have personally [[http://www.formspring.me/andrewyankes/q/675408953 engineered]] the public scandal at the discovery that the previous Commissioner was visiting her for information, and would not necessarily have needed any reason less petty than "she didn't like him much".]]
** She also [[spoiler:arranged for Franklin Gaussier's and Deborah Schoen's deaths at the hands of the Giarrettieras simply because she can't appreciate a little competition.]] Yoon is not really the nicest person ever.
* ProperLady
* TookALevelInBadass: Let's brush up on Yoon's history so far. In Ishkabibble, she buys some information off Nico. Pretty soon she'll sell some (unrelated) information to Natalie, and at the end [[spoiler: some other stuff'll happen]]. So far, so normal. In Burgled Boullogne, she categorically denies Renard's claim that she was at the Gallery, ''tampers with his evidence'' that proves otherwise, and just generally brings his whole investigation to a standstill and makes the detective ''seriously question his own sanity''... while subtly mocking him the whole time. And all just because Renard wasn't careful enough to make it clear before asking any questions that he didn't suspect her of stealing ''Le roi Midas''.
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: The bartender, Howard, is prepared with a rifle to defend Yoon should any of her clients lose their tempers. In fact, he also has a private arrangement to defend waitress Allison from her own potential threats.
** [[spoiler:Rival broker Franklin Gaussier deliberately tries to copy this tactic with his own barkeep Lester Hanratty, but that doesn't work out so well for him.]]

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'''Renard Rouletabille''' (''Pohatu''): An AmateurSleuth of French descent and nineteenth-century sensibilities who bumbles his way through solving mysteries in Ecruteak City despite his services having been thoroughly disavowed by the police department. You can't really blame Commissioner Williams for feeling better off without Renard's help, but the detective has just ''slightly'' more brains and tricks than he generally lets on.
* AlliterativeName
* AmnesiaDanger: In Burgled Boullogne, the danger of being [[spoiler:''locked out of his apartment'']] (GASP).
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel
* BadassMoustache
* BadLiar: Very strongly portrayed as such throughout most of Boullogne[[spoiler:, notwithstanding that nice fib he pulls off on Commissioner Williams at the end there]]. Channery [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orphof&thread=2848&page=3#56563 sums it up:]]
--> "Oh my god seriously you are the worst liar ever," Channery observed, cutting him off. "Wait, so, did they -- did they actually go in and like, drill the lying parts out of your brain, or what? Are you some kind of truth cyborg? 'Cause it looks like you're ''really'' going against your programming, here, slinging all this bullshit my way."
* BubblePipe: Except when it's filled with bubble juice, it produces smoke, and when it's filled with tobacco, it produces bubbles. And this is true of every pipe and brand of bubble juice and tobacco Renard's ever tried. Were you wondering whether there's any logical explanation for this? Sorry.
* CluelessDetective
* GeniusDitz: Hoo boy.
* GoodOldWays
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* GratuitousFrench
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Renard exiled himself from Europe because his overzealously publicized manhunt for a certain criminal [[spoiler:(the King of Clubs)]] backfired after other investigators started suspecting that ''Renard'' might secretly be the criminal in question.
* MyCarHatesMe: Actually, despite all of Renard's narrative assurances that his small black automobile is temperamental and often refuses to work, it never breaks down of its own accord in Burgled Boullogne. [[spoiler: It's sabotaged instead.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Once he's actually ''tried'' to memorize something.
* TheRainman
* RummageFail: He's actually surprisingly good at averting this most of the time, but he'll occasionally pull too much out of his pockets.
* SmokeOut: Renard cleverly exploits the bubble juice/tobacco duality [[spoiler:in Channery's living room]], tossing his bottle of bubble juice onto the floor to act as a makeshift smoke bomb.

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'''Channery Keigler''' (''Pohatu'')
* ActionGirl: To the point that she verges on an AffectionateParody of similar characters on the forum.
--> "Actually I guess you could take someone's eyeball out with this," Channery said upon further reflection, holding the knife up to the light. "I mean, ''you'' couldn't. You're a pushover. ''I'' could. Maybe. Never tried it but I feel like it's a pretty simple concept. Kind of..." She stabbed the butter knife forward in the air and made a scooping twist. Renard pressed himself as far back into his seat as possible. "Kind of like that. I don't know. Whatever."
* BatterUp
* BuffySpeak: She might be playing this up deliberately for effect, though.
--> "[Williams] doesn't really ''do'' the whole subtlety... ''thing''."
* CanisMajor: Micmac the Caucasian Shepherd. A BigFriendlyDog by default, but he has no problem switching to AngryGuardDog mode.
* HyperspaceArsenal: This is one of the most common applications of her power. She can appear to pull weapons out of nowhere, when in reality she's fetching them from her house. The drawback is that unlike most such uses of the trope, Channery can't use her power to put ''back'' anything she's fetched.
* {{Improvised Weapon}}ry
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MoralityPet: A literal pet, Micmac.
* NeatFreak: Justified by the fact that her power requires her to know roughly where an item is in order to retrieve it. This means she's gotten a little obsessive about placing her possessions in tidy, easy-to-remember locations around the house, even though personality-wise she doesn't fit the stereotypical Neat Freak at all.
* TheNicknamer: To her, Renard Rouletabille is not "Renard Rouletabille", he is "Rules". [[spoiler: Keep in mind this is a man whom she had just discovered snooping around her house in an effort to capture her for a crime they both know damn well she committed.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: She doesn't exactly see much wrong with the whole "theft" bit.
* SympatheticCriminal: Strangely, she comes off as this even though she ''doesn't'' show any trappings of a JustifiedCriminal. There's no evidence that she was driven to a life of crime by anything but her own selfish desires, but her chummy demeanor and sincere bond with Micmac make her pretty hard to dislike.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her dynamic with Renard approaches this, although it's staked on friendship instead of romance.
* WrenchWench

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'''Commissioner Perry Williams''' (''Pohatu'')
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* [[BaldOfEvil Bald of Antagonistic]]
* BerserkButton: Powers and cheaters. [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers Cheating Powers]] win the triple score.
* FantasticRacism
* GoodCopBadCop: Williams is ''always'' the bad cop, whether Davidson or Landsvale is pulling good cop duty. Well, "always" as long as there's actually a criminal, Power, or eccentric like Renard around to antagonize. Faced with normal, innocent civilians like the Odios, Williams is a much more pleasant guy.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeroAntagonist: To Antonio in Obscured Truth, although that depends on how much you view Antonio as the protagonist in the first place. The role suits Williams less with regard to Illiana and Yoshimitsu, since in relatively short order he stops treating them (especially Illiana) as enemies.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He softened on Renard a little toward the end of Burgled Boullogne, but more importantly, Obscured Truth has already been doing a lot to pick apart his bigoted attitude, emphasizing his sympathy for and protectiveness of innocent civilians who really have had their livelihoods ruined by Powers, and setting him opposite Powers whom he has valid reasons to fear and distrust.
* KnightTemplar
* NobleBigotWithABadge
* OverprotectiveDad: at worst, and...
* PapaWolf: at best.
* ProperlyParanoid: He's installed multiple hidden surveillance cameras ''in his own office''. He is also the highest-ranking police officer in a city rife with organized criminals and delinquent Powers. Williams probably isn't wrong for guessing there are many out there who'd like to put a few scars in what the people of Ecruteak see as the face of the law.
* ScaryBlackMan: His scariness mostly has to do with his vendetta against Powers, but Pohatu is not above also drawing on the fact that he does indeed happen to be a black man of larger-than-average height and width.
--> The other man, despite his admonishment, was now himself standing up out of his seat. His profile was quite imposing under the flourescent light overhead. "Come on, Rouletabille," he said in a low voice. "It was a Power, wasn't it? More than one? How many? Tell me. I need ''details''. We're gonna turn this city inside-out. We need to send their kind a message: ''They can't fuck with us like that.''" He strode around the desk and patted Micmac on the head again. His expression however was not as relaxed as before. "If one of 'em screws me over, I'm gonna take down three of 'em. If three of 'em screw me over, I'm gonna take down twenty of 'em. It's the ''only way'', Rouletabille. You can't make a single Power pay for his crimes. All you can do is discipline the group. Make any infraction a betrayal against their whole kind. There's ''no other way'' to keep them at peace, Rouletabille. Because those assholes are ''not'' like you and me."
* [[MonsterIsAMommy Superficially Unlikeable Character Is a Doting Father]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist

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'''Inspector Denham Landsvale''' (''Pohatu'') A new arrival in Ecruteak as of Burgled Boullogne, Landsvale has been transferred there to replace Davidson. He carries on in Davidson's footsteps as being the Good Cop to Williams' Bad Cop, but has a quite distinct personality: soft-spoken, world-weary, and ''very'' avoidant. Taking down criminals is one thing, but in moments of interpersonal confrontation, Inspector Landsvale is as meek as a lamb.
* ByTheBookCop
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness
* ExtremeDoormat: Landsvale has a really, ''really'' hard time denying any request or command. This doesn't just apply to orders from Williams, either; Landsvale puts up no resistance when Renard treads onto the crime scene to investigate the space where the burgled Boullogne hung.
--> "He wanted to check it out. Didn't think it was worth telling him no."
* FriendOnTheForce: To Renard.
* TheInsomniac: Also the third variety.
* [[LetsGetDangerous Let's Be Slightly Less of a Pushover]]: Landsvale carries himself with a fair bit more firmness and resolve than expected in [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orpboard&thread=2978&page=1#62244 the confrontation with Dacten]], even building up to a pretty significant [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Armor-Piercing Observation]] that sets a personal record for boldness.
* MeaningfulName
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* VerbalTic: He almost never speaks in complete sentences. Dropping "I", "I'm", etc. at the beginnings of sentences is particularly common (i.e. "Think Williams sort of misunderstood me", "Didn't feel like arguing though", etc).

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'''Roufus Mayordomo''' (''Pohatu'')
* AngryBlackMan: Apparently averted so far, despite him falling in the right age range and economic class for it.
* CoolShades
* TheHeart: A pretty stark parody. Mayordomo just wants everyone -- his employer, Yoon, Kaina'mei -- to get along. They'd all be happier if they had nothing to do with one another, though.
* HiddenDepths: Intentionally {{invoked|Trope}} and {{discussed|Trope}} while he's talking to Yoon during the story "Muddy Season". The hidden depth that Mayordomo ''chooses'' to reveal at that time is a from-childhood penchant for UniversalHorror.
* JiveTurkey: Also mostly averted, despite his obvious influence by similar characters. There's the VerbalTic mentioned below, as well as his tendency to drop "-ing"s into "-in'"s and to never use the word "have" when "got" will do, but his speech is by and large devoid of specifically urban slang.
* MeaningfulName
* MysteriousEmployer: Though Yoon and Mayordomo make explicit reference to his employer during both An August Luncheon and Muddy Season, they've conveniently failed so far to name this figure.
* SoulBrotha
* [[spoiler:StuffBlowingUp]]
* VerbalTic: "Hey,..."

'''Inspector Seth Davidson''' (''Pohatu''): Williams' right-hand man in investigating the Hotel Ansonia affair. A generally decent and open-minded man in comparison to Williams' impatient and Power-hating attitude. [[spoiler: He and a squad of lesser officers tracked Lucas and Scar down to Lucas' apartment after the Ansonia incident. Lucas and Scar survived the encounter; Davidson, the other policemen, and the apartment did not.]]
* ByTheBookCop
* ColdBloodedTorture: At Lucas' hands.
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter: A variant. It's not so much that Davidson dies early on in Ishkabibble and then is only seen in ''flashbacks'', since "flashbacks" aren't really a functioning concept in Ish to begin with. If anything, Scene Two is more of a flash ''forward'' from the point of view of the main events happening on Monday. In any case, though, Davidson definitely fits the spirit of this trope if not the letter.]]

'''The Curator (Mr. Wood)''' (''Elliot'')
* HairTriggerTemper
--> Clearly he was upset about something, and it did not take a genius to figure out what. Every member of staff so far had been the unwilling recipient of the Curator's Wrath.
* IncomingHam
--> [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orphof&thread=2848&page=1#53598 "No, no, no, no, no! This simply will not do!"]]
* LargeHam
* [[TheMaster The Curator]]: No one but his secretary calls him Mr. Wood. Even in narrative, he is known by one name only.
* TheNapoleon

'''Vinnie, Phil & Dom''' (''Pohatu'')
* AlasPoorVillain: Not invoked ''too'' heavily, but [[spoiler:Vinnie doesn't come off as quite as much of an asshole toward the end there.]]
--> [[spoiler:Suite lady. Sweet lady. This was Vinnie's lucky day wasn't it. Pretty ladies all over the place first the blonde in the garage and now a brunette in the bedroom. Moving on up. Heh. He might have chuckled if he had thought that in the first place which he hadn't. Oh it looked as though he was not ever going to run into her again the blonde in the garage again which he had hoped he might do. He might have regretted this if he had thought it in the first place which he hadn't. The brunette kept saying things to him. He couldn't respond he also didn't really hear her he also didn't necessarily know there was a lady in the bedroom suite although there was. Which is too bad because if he'd known she was there he really ''would'' have told her about the bombs. He really would not have just run out of the hallway and left her to her fate. You have to understand that. He would have made sure she was okay. Anyway that's stupid and he didn't think any of that because he did not have a soul any more.]]
* TheBigGuy: Dom. It seems every Pohatu group requires one of these.
* ButtMonkey: It ''really'' sucks to be these guys.
* DumbMuscle: Dom most of all, but all three are functionally this.
* [[spoiler:EmptyShell: Vinnie after running afoul of Lucas & Scar.]]
* FaceOfAThug: All three.
* [[spoiler:TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: The spirit of the trope is there even though it's never stated that any of them have murdered.]]
* {{Mooks}}
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead: Both Phil and Dom after running afoul of Lucas & Scar.]]
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]: Cesare mentions them in Muddy Season, which takes place two years prior to "the present day" -- probably between half a year and a year prior to [[spoiler:their deaths in ]]Ishkabibble.
* TerribleTrio
* UnderdogsNeverLose: Oh wait. Averted like ''hell''.
* [[ArtShift Voice Shift]]: A very abrupt and jarring one after Vinnie's [[spoiler:soul is removed]]. Compare the spoilered sample above to, well, ''anything'' he thinks or says in the rest of the story.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Delfino Alliance]]
A group of people (and other species) typically more concerned with the sanctity of nature than with the well being of humanity. They tend to fall on the good side of things, though typically just due to social connections or protecting the land than any kindness on their parts.

'''Albatross Trevelyan''' (''Kevin'')
* TheBigGuy: Class 2 variety.
* BladeOnAStick
* CallingYourAttacks
* ElementalPunch
* FullContactMagic
* HulaAndLuaus
* MakingASplash
* NoIndoorVoice: Mentioned in Sea God.
--> "Shouting my attacks give me 30% more effectiveness" Al thought to himself.

'''Maude''' (''Lee'')
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome
* WesternZodiac
* WingedHumanoid

'''Mr. Rabbit''' (''Blood'')
* KillerRabbit

'''Flint''' (''Shoni'')
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Using his powers to switch between the two on the fly, no less.
* AnIcePerson
* SuperPoweredEvilSide
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fascere Order]]
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'''Nopcsa''' (''Lee'')
* AdventureDuo: With Terrian. They go back and forth on who's who, though.
* AscendedExtra: Nopcsa wasn't originally slated to appear past Triannual, but Lee now considers him a second-tier character. Between Emet, Bows, and Ishkabibble, Nopcsa's easily the most prominent representative of the Fascere Order.
* GuileHero
* ManInWhite
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He can do these quite well, but only bothers when he knows it'll affect his opponent in the first place.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some confusion in Triannual as to whether the name ended in "-csa" or "-sca". An adjustment to the censored words list resolved this problem in one stroke.
* TrashTalk: Pretty much Nopcsa's weapon of choice.

'''Garth Firbolg''' (''Lee'')
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Subverted in how not awesome his amulet turns out to be.
* ButtMonkey: It seems that Garth is only the center of attention when he's on the receiving end of insults.
* FakeDefector: In Triannual.
* GlassCannon: Garth's powers make him an offensive match for almost any Power in Cherrygrove. However, defensively, he's merely a sickly teenager with no combat training. (That's not even mentioning the other [[CastFromHP side effects]] of his powers.)
* LetsGetDangerous
* NewMeat: In Triannual, along with Terrian. Despite the jokes from other Fascere members, though, both are valued a little more highly than the trope suggests.
* SailorEarth: Garth's Zodiac disc corresponds to Ophiuchus the Serpent, the little-known ''thirteenth'' Zodiac sign.
* TechnicolorFire: A whole spectrum's worth, in fact.
* WesternZodiac

'''Telrien Wallen''' (''Cendra'')
* ArcherArchetype
* StickyFingers
* TrickArrow: A handful.
--> “I haven't had time to finish this one quite yet, but basically it will hold a strong acid that, once injected into the target, will deteriorate the tissue around it quickly. The green one, here, makes you delusional, as if just the plain impact wasn't enough to startle you. The black one is set with springs, of sorts, and once in the target, lets loose these three prongs that make up the arrow head.” As a demonstration Telrien took her fork and set off the trigger. The sharp sides jumped forward with a snap making it look like a mini grappling hook. She looked pleased with herself as she set it back on the table. Then she turned to the fourth one.

-->“And the plain looking, white one, well, that's a secret.”

'''Auguste Tylor''' (''Lee'')
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Projects this image, at least.
* ManInWhite
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Subverted. The Fascere Order was played up as such in Triannual through speculation on the part of Natalie and other characters, then revealed to be a shifty and amoral but ultimately non-malevolent enterprise.
** Course, there are definitely at least a few outright villains among its ranks...

'''Nachoset''' (''Lee'')
* WarForFunAndProfit: Nachoset is implied to be the head of handling this for the Fascere Order.

'''Basilisk''' (''Lee'')
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
[[/folder]]

[[folder: "Cardsharks"]]
A gang of large-scale robbers who do most of their business in the British Isles and on the continent, but who've recently sojourned to the Archipelago. While most of the members are normal humans, their leader the King of Clubs uses conjuring and memory-wiping arts to ensure their heists go off without a hitch. Needless to say, they're all {{Evil Brit}}s, although only the King of Clubs qualifies as a QuintessentialBritishGentleman. ("Cardsharks", like "Rogues & Brogues", is an informal means of referring to the group, not necessarily used in-story.)

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'''Charles Tanner / The King of Clubs''' (''Pohatu'')
* AffablyEvil
* CardSharp
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His debut in LAR is pretty thorough.
* EvilCripple: Subverted. The jewelled cane is his sigil -- an item which channels and supports his magical power in his old age -- but Tanner is able to carry himself and walk around perfectly without it.
* FreudianExcuse
* FriendlyEnemy: Tanner seems to have a fixation on filling this role.
* TheGambler
* GentlemanThief
* ManInWhite
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MeaningfulName: "Charles Tanner" is meant to suggest "charlatan". This may have been [[InvokedTrope deliberately invoked]], since it's assumed that "Charles" and/or "Tanner" may be false names.
* OldDarkHouse: He grew up in one.
--> Freezing rain battered the manor of dark red stone, a rain so heavy it nearly threatened to cave in the roof of the other tower, much as that of the tower on one end had long since crumbled away. This would have been simple enough to repair, had the inhabitants not held the belief -- for all their desire otherwise for isolation -- that the building had to contain a flaw, a gap, to permit the ebbing in and out of the world's magical forces. So the western tower stood breached, with only a thin black canvas stretched over the aperture to keep out the baser elements. Great drops of rain rolled down the canvas and dripped onto the stone walls and the windows obscured by dark curtains... Tanner blinked the mental image away.
* PetTheDog: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orpboard&thread=2332&page=1#47894 Awww.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivers one to Prime in Shrinking Feeling after he administers Alyssa some WorstAid.
* WickedCultured

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[[caption-width-right:229:Flo & Hugh.]]
'''Florence (Flo) Pendlebury''' (''Pohatu'')
* DaddysLittleVillain: She's kind of this to Tanner, even though they're not actually related.
* TheFashionista: Not an extreme example, but she certainly doesn't mind passing judgement on Blaise's lab attire and those silly test tubes in her hair. She doesn't have any reservations about ragging on Antonio's half butterfly mask, either.
--> "It's ''tacky''," she declared softly after a moment. "Look't those sequins. Pick this out of the gutter after Mardi Gras, did 'e? The ''real'' Butterfly wouldn't be caught dead wearin'..."
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Flo and Hugh are a toned-down version of this trope.
* {{Minionshipping}}: With Hugh. Lampshaded on Pohatu's Formspring with this question he asked himself:
--> "does cutesily {{Ship Teas|e}}ing reprehensible criminals strike you as a one-hundred-percent moral and defensible action?"
--> "amazing question! yes it does"
* PerkyFemaleMinion

'''Hugh Oakshott''' (''Pohatu'')
* TheBigGuy: Class 4.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Flo and Hugh are a toned-down version of this trope.
* JerkJock
* {{Minionshipping}}: See above.

'''Sikes''' (''Pohatu'')
* ClusterFBomb
* DoesntLikeGuns: But will try his best at shooting them.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Joyeuse Anti-Insurgency Services]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:Huckabee and Rance.]]
'''Daniel Huckabee''' (''Biscuit'')
* BadassBookworm: As an English teacher by day and hitman by night, he'd kind of have to be, wouldn't he?
* BecauseImGoodAtIt

* CoolOldGuy: At forty-six, it's hard to justify Daniel for this trope. But killing for twenty-five years can age a man, and it certainly has taken its toll on our bespectacled anti-hero. He's got enough wisdom and experience for twenty lifetimes.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* NervesOfSteel
* ProfessionalKiller
* ScheduleFanatic: Possibly. See the quote below.
* [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Those Two Hitmen]]
* TripleShifter
--> 'Last week I shot a diplomat between the eyes from eight hundred yards and was back home in time to feed the dog and write up my lesson plans for Monday's class. The week before I quelled an uprising of seditious rebels who were poised to topple a major government with incriminating pictures of one of its party heads. I can't say which one, but if you've seen the news, you can probably guess. I left Friday at 3:30 and was back in the door at 8:00 Sunday night. If there's one part of my life I can make work, it's that. I was raised to be punctual.'

'''Rance West''' (''Ninety'')

* CoolHorse: Two, actually. Cope the black Azteca and Dante the American Quarter.
* NervesOfSteel
* ProfessionalKiller
* SmokingIsCool
* [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Those Two Hitmen]]
* YoungGun

'''Albert Rook / Blackbird''' (''Biscuit'')

* GrimReaper: Tall, clad in black, carries a large metallic weapon, cannot be reasoned with at all. Hm.
* HeroKiller: This has never been more true. Whereas many might weave together demigods and demons and every Gary Stu imaginable to create what they consider to be the End All, Be All of supreme characters, Blackbird needs no such luxuries. He is simple and direct - and that, my friends, is what makes him so terrifying. When the Blackbird comes, people WILL die.
* KnifeNut: A jambiya, to be precise.
* [[spoiler:MageKiller]]
* [[spoiler:PowerNullifier]]
* ProfessionalKiller
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: If you turn around and discover the Blackbird has been following you, you'll also discover that you've been dead for quite some time now.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miscellaneous Good Guys]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:"Right, who's up for destroying Tokyo?"]]
'''Prime (Pardas Rafe Idris Magnus Elder)''' (''Prime'')
* TheAce: Before his reboot, at least.
* BadassBiker
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassNormal: Currently.
* CallingYourAttacks
* DeadlyUpgrade
* FakeDefector: In Triannual.
* FunWithAcronyms
* AGodAmI
* LeeroyJenkins: Came close in Triannual. Natalie's initiating the attack saved him from this label, however.
* MultiMeleeMaster
* OneManArmy
* OverlyLongName
* RealityWarper
* SmugSuper
* StoryBreakerPower: Single handedly almost ruined Chords in an Ethereal Harp. Fortunately, the author's gotten much, MUCH better about this.

'''Aquara Oceanara''' (''Kevin'')
* BadassLongcoat
* ElementalPunch
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* MeaningfulName: Yep, you guessed it. Aquara is associated with fire! Oh wait.
* Meganekko
* SupernaturalMartialArts
* VacuumHurricaneKick
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

'''Nick Taruic''' (''Choobs'')
* AlchemyIsMagic
* ArtificialLimbs
* BadassLongcoat
* CuriousAsAMonkey
* GadgeteerGenius
* HalfHumanHybrid: Well, more than half human. He's one-eighth goblin, though.
* HollywoodCyborg
* {{Nanomachines}}

'''Felix''' (''Elliot'')
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* HangoverSensitivity

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'''Esther Damrosch''' (''Pohatu'')
* BadassBookworm
* BlessedWithSuck: Her branch of magic, logomachy, derives its power from her vocabulary. That would be awesome for her if she didn't hate heavy reading. She obsessively tears through books for new words while rarely particularly enjoying and understanding the material.
* FormulaicMagic: Logomachy combines this and WordsCanBreakMyBones, below.
* InformedJudaism
* InnocentFlowerGirl: Her [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orpboard&thread=1848&page=3#61642 first onscreen spell]], based on the word "floriferous", causes her debut to carry some shades of this.
* MessyHair
* MotorMouth: An unusual example: she speaks extremely quickly, but she's not actually talkative -- anything but, in fact. She's usually quite terse and tight-lipped.
* PetalPower: Subverted by her first spell, based on "floriferous": chains of flowers blossom forth from her hand, but they appear to be completely useless. She plainly isn't too bent up about expending the word once she sees its effect.
* ShipperOnDeck: In [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orpboard&thread=1848&page=3#57502 her opening conversation with Terrian]], a question of hers implies she's taken him and Blaise to be a couple. Terrian's response doesn't do much to clear the air:
--> The girl's next rapid-fire question, without the merest smirk or arched eyebrow, was: "Is she here with you?"
-->Terrian blinked. Then he laughed. "What? Oh -- No! No no. She's in America. The States, I mean. She's not -- here. No. I don't think so, anyway. Maybe she is! I'm not sure. Haha."
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: When she departs into the parade in Crystal 2, one flower is left on the ground behind her. She either dropped it carelessly or as a gesture toward Terrian. Of course, he doesn't show any signs of interest in her and indeed, more than once in their two conversations, registers how untoward it would be to make any advance on a girl not far from a decade his junior -- but as Pohatu considered on Formspring long bfore Esther's debut, there's no reason why she couldn't develop a passing unrequited thing for him...]]
* SweaterGirl
* WordsCanBreakMyBones: Logomachy combines this and FormulaicMagic, above.

'''Jacqueline''' (''Kuroboom'')
* CuteMute

'''Annanias''' (''Kevin'')
* FruitOfTheLoon
* HulaAndLuaus

'''Dracon''' (''Kevin'')
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* ShapeShifting

'''Detective Ods''' (''Lee'')
* BadassLongcoat
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miscellaneous Bad Guys]]
'''Lucas''' (''Prime/Biscuit'')
* AxCrazy
* BadassLongcoat
* CombatSadomasochist
* ComedicSociopathy
--> 'It wasn't so bad, though, was it? I mean, we had fun,' he nodded his head to Scar, 'and what's a little violence between friends?'
* DependingOnTheWriter: Lucas seems to only use his powers when written by Prime, which Biscuit admits to being due to a personal distaste of his.
* {{Expy}}: It's not overwhelming, but Lucas definitely seems to echo SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in a few ways (especially the Ledger version), albeit without the MonsterClown motif.
* ForTheEvulz
* LaughablyEvil
* SlasherSmile

'''Scar''' (''Kuroboom'')
* TheBigGuy: Class 1 variety.
* {{BFS}}
* BlackEyesOfEvil
* EvilSoundsDeep
* ForTheEvulz
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Guess which kind Scar has. Guess! No peeking 'til you've guessed! [[spoiler: ''He has evil scars'']]
* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: His fight with the immortal Eragon has this in droves.
* SuperStrength

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'''Mandelbrot''' (''Choobs'')
* AxCrazy
* BadassLongcoat
* TheBlank: Mandelbrot wears a white cloth mask. The only defining feature is a black mandelbrot meticulously painted on the forehead.
* CreepyMonotone: And how!
* FightsLikeANormal: The only superhuman power Mandelbrot has ever used is the ability to travel through mirrors. Otherwise, the killer goes into a fight with nothing but extensive research, bloodlust, and a knife. It once brought out explosive glowsticks.
* GenderNeutralWriting: It's only ever referred to as "it." [[spoiler: except this one time when no one was around and she was referred to as a she. To be expected since this is a ch00bs character.]]
* ImplacableMan
* MaskOfPower
* MeaningfulName
* PoeticSerialKiller: Mandelbrot really enjoys killing, but tends to pick victims it deems "bad guys." Bad guys are generally defined as "people with too much power" which is basically everyone important.
* SlasherSmile: The mask has no mouth, but that doesn't stop Mandelbrot from using a bloody knife to draw one on its face when it's feeling "happy." The blood then gets promptly absorbed by the mask.
* TranquilFury
* WhiteMaskOfDoom

'''Vincent''' (''Elliot'')
* DarkIsEdgy
* FaceHeelTurn
* EvilLaugh
* FacePalmOfDoom: Destroys Kuro with one in Light and Darkness Collide.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Light and Darkness Collide.
* PaintItBlack
* SmugSuper
* SpikesOfVillainy
* SuperpoweredEvilSide

'''Bernard''' (''Bulbs'')
* TheBlank
* CardCarryingVillain

'''Ysane''' (''Choobs'')
* CharmPerson
* DissonantSerenity
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. She doesn't like killing, but her definition of death requires that the soul must be reaped. It doesn't occur to her that possessing someone and robbing them of independent thought might count as a form of killing them.
* {{Familiar}}: Chaos and Insanity.
* InstantArmor: Chaos can transform into a suit of armor.
* TheTrickster: Not in a good way.

'''Karcharos''' (''Kuroboom'')
* TheBigGuy: Class 4 variety.
* BlackCloak
* EvilSoundsDeep
* MakingASplash
* MalevolentMaskedMen
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShamuFu
* ThreateningShark

'''Shouta Minamoto''' (''Pohatu'')
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology
--> He’d take his sweet time with this one, after that. Maybe saw the crest off and then stab the beast through the jugular ''with its own crest''. Were [[PteroSoarer pterodactyls]] the ones that had those crests coming out the back of their head? Probably. Definitely.
* ChallengeGamer: In ''real life''.
* ClusterFBomb: Dear God. Worse than Cesare??
* GigglingVillain
* AGodAmI: Except he doesn't ''have'' any powers. Not in the real world. Just the sheer unwavering belief that the world begins and ends with him.
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* {{Munchkin}}
* MurderSimulators: Conceptually, he thrives on this trope.
* PsychopathicManchild: ALL THE WAY. Combination of classes C and E.
* {{Yakuza}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miscellaneous Neutral]]
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'''Julia Romanesco [[spoiler:/ Masquerade]]''' (''Choobs'')
* {{Body Motif|s}}: She smiles a lot, but only if she's trying to reassure someone.
* HotLibrarian ((Hot Psychiatrist))
* InformedAbility: Her hypnotic powers. [[spoiler: It's no longer informed because she hypnotized a man just by giving him a handshake.]]
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. She's a therapist that specializes in paranormal cases because a lot of this stuff happens.
* TheShrink

'''Sarosin Narita''' (''SV'')
* CoolShades
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking

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'''Antonio Sharpe / The Butterfly''' (''Elliot'')
* CardSharp
* ConfessToALesserCrime: While in custody, he "admits" to Commissioner Williams that he had contracted the Butterfly to steal some unspecified articles for a "respected client". This lie seems to be an effort to get away with nothing but a charge of conspiracy to theft, though it doesn't go over well with Williams.
* CoolMask
* CostumeCopycat: Flo and Hugh's comments in Entertain the Masses reveal that there are a lot of teenagers in half butterfly masks pretending to be the Butterfly in order to look edgy and impressive. This saturation of the Butterfly image is ''exactly'' what in turn allows Antonio himself to wear the mask into an art museum without getting kicked out at best or arrested at worst.
* EnfantTerrible: Hard to imagine he wasn't one of these, considering he began his career in burglary at around thirteen.
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: In Obscured Truth, where the Butterfly is framed for the murder of policeman Larry Odio, and Antonio is held on suspicion of assisting in the murder. He's innocent of that, but guilty of plenty else...
* GentlemanThief
* MasterOfIllusion
* ShroudedInMyth: To such a degree that when Flo and Hugh actually see the real Butterfly, they immediately dismiss him as a fake, having apparently built an exaggerated mental image of him which he fails to meet.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Illiana seems to fulfill the role of the nicer, less cynical friend in this case.
* TeenGenius

'''Jacob Marshall''' (''Elliot'')
* {{Cowboy}}: Marshall embodies Western tropes in the same way that Renard embodies antique detective fiction tropes.
* CowboyCop: Before getting fired.
* FunetikAksent: A nonspecific Southern U.S. dialect.
* LivingLieDetector
* VigilanteMan

'''Kalim & Nugget''' (''Kuroboom'')
* BadassInANiceSuit
* CastingAShadow
* CatsAreMean
* DarkIsNotEvil: Well, not necessarily. But neither is it good.
* {{Familiar}}: Nugget.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Also our imps.
--> "I myself am a Demon, though not in the traditional Biblical sense where I want to lead you to darkness and eat your soul or whatever."
* PoisonedWeapons: Razors lined with synthetic basilisk venom.
* Really700YearsOld: Nugget is the cat equivalent: Kalim pegs his age as around fifty Earth years, which is more than three times a cat's average life expectancy and a solid twelve years older than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creme_Puff_%28cat%29 the longest-living real-world cat on record]]. Granted, Nugget is no more a normal cat than most characters who are Really700YearsOld are normal humans.
* [[RightHandCat Left Shoulder Cat]]: Nugget.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TreasureHunter: Though Kalim isn't that invested in treasure himself and really just seeks it out to appease Nugget.
* ViolentGlaswegian: More on the menacing side than the angry side.

'''Ryuu''' (''Prime'')
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Ryuu says he isn't technically a vampire because he doesn't make a habit of going after humans.
* ShrinkingViolet: At his best. Aya certainly brings this out in him. Then he started losing the appeal by mouthing off toward Blaise.

'''Aya''' (''Prime'')
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: A rosary, actually.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* {{Tsundere}}

'''Rain''' (''Kuroboom'')
* EyepatchOfPower
* ParentalAbandonment

'''Death''' (''Choobs'')
* TheGrimReaper
* JokeCharacter: and, come to think of it...
* LethalJokeCharacter
[[/folder]]

[[folder: PRP Characters]]
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[[caption-width-right:220:Left to right: Dace and Minnow.]]
'''Dace Balao''' (''Lee'')
* BilingualBonus: Turns out that Minnow, Dace's Burmy, doesn't just fit the ThemeNaming in the party ([[AnimalThemeNaming Fish names]]). "Minnow" could be taken as the English version of the first two syllables in Burmy/Wormadam's Japanese names (Minomutchi and Minomadam, respectively).
* BuffySpeak
* ConstantlyCurious
* CuteBruiser: Forms the CuteBruiser / LadyOfWar dynamic with Laksha.
* DeathFromAbove: Minnow's Comet Maneuver.
* GenkiGirl: ''So'' genki.
* GoshDangItToHeck: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=pokemon&action=display&thread=1411&page=6#41095 Here, for instance.]]
-> "The next time I see you, I'm gonna kick your butt! I'll be a ton stronger, and I'll kick your butt all ov--"
* PluckyGirl
* ThreeAmigos: Dace fills the hero role, in Fallfish at least.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Minnow has exactly four moves (Bug Bite, Hidden Power, Protect, and Tackle). That doesn't keep Dace from using them in a wild variety of ways.

'''Durant Larks''' (''Blood'')
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Bulbasaur]]
* CombatPragmatist: Taraek's creative use of his vines in battle under the blanket term "Vine Whip".
* KidWithTheLeash: As the owner of the Shadow Granbull.
* {{Nephewism}}: He currently lives with his Aunt Julie, with no idea where his parents are.
* SiblingRivalry
* ThreeAmigos: Durant fills the opposite-gender best friend role.
* UndyingLoyalty: Between Durant and Taraek, but also shown by Durant toward his human friends.

'''Laksha Karttikeya''' (''Pohatu'')
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[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Ganesh, Laksha, Matsya, Sankh.]]
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Sankh, Laksha's Slugma, is always in danger of invoking this trope.
* HinduMythology: Inspires the names of her Pokemon (and provides her own last name).
%% * EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Ganesh.
* LadyOfWar: Forms the LadyOfWar / CuteBruiser dynamic with Dace.
* LonelyRichKid: More the "few close friends" variety than the "uncaring parents" variety.
* {{Ojou}}: The first type.
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Ganesh.
* ThemeNaming: Her party members have names derived from Hindu mythology or Hindi/Sanskrit in general.
* ThreeAmigos: Laksha fills the same-gender best friend role.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears

'''Ophelia Larks''' (''Blood'')
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming
* {{Delinquents}}
* ForTheEvulz: Her Gengar, Shade. Spitfire and Sludge avert this, however.
* FreudianExcuse
* TheRunaway: Probably mostly Type 2.
* SiblingRivalry
* TeensAreMonsters
* ThemeNaming: Unintentionally though. Blood claims he never noticed all three of her core Pokemon have names beginning with "S". Right now it's not clear whether he'll keep the pattern up and make the trope intentional.
* TheUnfavourite

'''Isambard Zonis''' (''Lee'')
* ThisLoserIsYou: That goes for Monaco, too.

'''Old Gideon [=McCrowley=]''' (''Pohatu'')
* DeepSouth
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: Nettie makes reference to "Bessie our mad Tauros" at one point. Maybe Bessie's mad because ''he's not a girl''.
* FunetikAksent: Right down to replacing "I" with "Ah".
* [[TooDumbToFool Too Dumb to Taunt]]: Jedediah the Dunsparce.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:FRP Characters]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: APCARP Characters]]
'''Revenant''' (''Lee'')
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* BladeBrake
* PowerIncontinence: Without the magnetic cuffs on his arms, he wouldn’t be able to deactivate his blades.
* PrimalStance

'''Lazzaro Orsini / Shrapnel''' (''Pohatu'')
* ActionBomb
* BadPowersBadPeople: Type Two.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1 variety.
* FaceOfAThug: Made very clear in his debut. Hard to tell whether this will ultimately be played straight or subverted.
* ForeignCussWord
* HairTriggerTemper
* MagicPants: Unlike Terrian, Orsini’s been given no explanation as to why his explosion-and-reconstitution power also applies to the clothes he’s wearing. It just does. Because otherwise we would be looking at naked Orsini and that is not something anyone wants to see.

'''Stray''' (''Lee'')
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Stray had a vicious case of this in the first time through APCARP. Despite having a power that could be feasibly useful, everything she could do could be done more quickly and cleanly by everybody else on the team, including the rookie.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Househeld Characters]]
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[[caption-width-right:188:Hopefully no one can figure out that your ARROGANT ATTITUDE actually conceals some secret SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES because it would totally BLOW if they did.]]
'''[[color:#00bbbb:forteHolder / Flynn Sostenuto]]''' (''Pohatu'') The first player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. Arrogant, histrionic, and a little bit out of touch with reality. And yet... strangely charming.
* [[BitingTheHandkerchief Biting the Collar]]: Does so [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=3#63044 here]] as a ShoutOut to [[http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn433/asgardreid/eridan.png Eridan]].
* BubblegloopSwamp / OminousFog / SwampsAreEvil: His planet, the Land of Mist and Marshes.
* CrazyJealousGuy: See LoveTriangle below.
* ADarkerMe: If any of the Househeld players are this, Flynn is. He's essentially Pohatu with the egotism and delusions of grandeur dialed way up. Most other characters either have no direct relation to their [=RPers=] or are basically positive adaptations. Note, though, that this isn't really intended to make Flynn "cooler" per se (and certainly not "edgier"), just more compelling.
* ExpressiveHair: In [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=4#63651 this panel]], the wings of his hair are exaggerated to evoke devil's horns.
* TheGadfly: Curiously, even though Flynn is unfamiliar with the practice of systematic Internet trolling, he does tend to employ some Gadfly techniques in conversation with most other characters, teasing them intermittently in an effort to rile them up, as when he characterized Shiro as a hentai-watching, Pocky-munching otaku stereotype. He doesn't usually get much of a reaction, though.
* HairTriggerTemper
* ImplausibleFencingPowers / PastimesProvePersonality ("Fencing") / RoyalRapier
* {{Jerkass}}: The first variety mentioned in that page's second paragraph. Pohatu has admitted to channeling some of [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} Vriska Serket's]] mannerisms for Flynn (the arrogant mannerisms, not the monstrous ones).
** Most recently, Flynn psyched the hapless Royce up to play Sburb before arranging for him to act as Tweak's server player. Though Flynn made Tweak out to be a needy type who could really use a good friend like Royce, the gesture was actually a pure "screw you" to Tweak: Flynn thinks saddling him with the slow-reacting, indecisive Royce will impede his progress. It remains to be seen whether this will hold true (or even whether Royce actually will end up being Tweak's server), but... yeah, Flynn's a dick.
* TheLeader: Insofar as he ''is'' the leader (which is pretty much entirely his own conviction, with nobody except perhaps Royce treating him as an authority), he's a Type IV: Charismatic. It's true that his status as the most active Pesterchum conversationalist makes him a natural coordinator, a fact which he put to legitimately good use in making sure all the contests winners were notified about the meteors heading for their houses.
* LoveTriangle: He believes that he and Shiro are in competition for Bice, which of course means Flynn suddenly starts hating Shiro. The truth has yet to establish itself.
** [[spoiler:Ironically, he's oblivious to a real LoveTriangle starring himself, his interest Bice, and Kitten, whose interest in Flynn has so far gone right under his radar.]]
* MeaningfulName: Lee suggested the name, combining a likely reference to Hollywood swashbuckler Errol Flynn with a Italian musical term meaning "sustained".
* {{Melodrama}}: Brings the melodrama like none other.
* MoodSwinger: Oh boy. Most players have maintained a pretty even-tempered emotional key in their respective topics so far. Flynn... ''hasn't.''
* ParentalAbandonment: He lives with his big sister.
* PetTheDog: ''Immediately'' after [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=4#63653 reminding]] the reader of how deluded and conceited he is about his writing talent, as well as scorning Tweak for daring to disagree, Flynn betrays -- of all things -- a rather surprisingly touching sentiment.
--> And anyway on another note you also cannot bring yourself to smash the '''CRESTED GECKO STATUE''' because it belongs to your '''SISTER''' and even though you might not think much of her two unrelated '''OBSESSIONS''', and though in fact they might cause you a '''SUBSTANTIAL DEGREE OF AGGRAVATION AND UNEASE''', you’re still her little '''BROTHER''' and that means you need to show '''SUPPORT''' for her interests no matter your feelings about them because your '''PARENTS''' are long gone and all you have left in the world is '''EACH OTHER''' now bluhuhuhuhhhhhhhhhhh
** Next in line, unsurprisingly, is Bice. Flynn spends the better part of two pages fretting over his plan to connect as Bice's server in a transparent ploy to win her favor. When she [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=4#63748 actually accepts]], Flynn is pretty psyched, [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=4#63749 to say the least]]. Yet after hearing of Shiro's narrow escape from his meteor and realizing that all Sburb players might face the same hazard, Flynn becomes so worried for Bice's safety that he willingly offers to relinquish the foothold he's gained -- going so far as to [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=5#64564 urge her in no uncertain terms]] to scuttle their plans and get someone else for her server if he can't make it back inside and find a charger for his power-starved computer in time.
--> FH: But listen, I'm not kidding, if there turns out to be like a meteor or a tornado or like, a cascade of lava coming your way and I'm not back yet... don't wait for me, okay? Ask someone else to be your server. Okay?? I mean it. Forget about me!
* PrinceCharmingWannabe
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Flynn does not share his sister's obsession with reptiles and amphibians.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Flynn's the sensitive guy to Mark's manly man, and the manly man to Royce's sensitive guy. This is no coincidence: when Royce comes to Flynn for romantic advice, Flynn specifically tries to emulate Mark's behavior when ''he'' came to ''Mark'' to talk girls.
* [[BodyguardCrush Server Player Crush]]
* ShipperOnDeck: He ships [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=6#69641 Kitten/Royce]].
* ShirtlessScene: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=4#63758 Sexay.]]
* SlasherSmile: [[http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn433/asgardreid/househeld011.png LOOK AT THAT FACE, GOD DAMN.]] Of course it's a reference to [[http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Trollface Trollface]], which starts zigzagging when it becomes apparent that Flynn is actually innocent of the concept of trolling altogether.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Flynn seems to be blissfully unaware of the concept of an Internet "troll", and was confused when people on the forum decried his story as a trolling attempt. To Flynn, [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] are creatures with "pudgy fingers" that "live under bridges and eat billy goats".
* SmallNameBigEgo: He was voted the audience favorite in a writing competition on the message board he keeps up with. This obviously entitles him to act like a conceited blowhard.
* StylisticSuck: His [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=1#59248 online fiction]] qualifies, being a ShoutOut to SweetBroAndHellaJeff. The tragic difference is that Flynn has ''no idea'' his writing is terrible and takes the ironic indulgence from the rest of the message board as sincere support.
* {{Tsundere}}: For the ''tsuntsun'' side, observe Flynn in conversation with nearly any other character, where he is at best an amiable but faintly annoying [[TheGadfly Gadfly]], and at worst a conceited, short-sighted, emotionally overreactive {{Jerkass}}. To see the ''deredere'' side... just toss Bice in his general direction.
* UniversalPoison
* VerbalTic: Flynn occasionally renders his words in IPA form as a nod to his linguistic interest. It's usually limited to isolated interjections, or else used to emphasize particular words as an alternative to italics or capitals, but it can get out of control when Flynn's [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=2#60373 emotionally agitated]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: How Flynn [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=1#59780 apparently]] sees himself and Tweak, even though Tweak doesn't seem to think they're that close. Likely, given the former's propensity for exaggeration and the latter's tendency toward understatement, the truth lies somewhere in between.
--> Lousy goddamn stupid best friend!!


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[[caption-width:250:You tuck your modus into order, and smile like a badass. An Otaku badass.]]
'''[[color:#bbbbbb:wartimeStrategist / John "Shiro-kun" Whitehearst]]''' (''Testbug'') The sixth player to be introduced and the first to enter the Medium, with Colin as his server. Courageous and cunning, he exhibits many traits of the heroes of his beloved anime shows. Note: His Pesterchum color is actually [[color:white:pure white]] (modified to light gray here for legibility since it's not a spoiler).
* AnimalEaredHeadband: He alchemizes and equips one shortly after entering the medium.
* {{Animesque}}: He's rendered in this style.
* ArchnemesisDad
* BadassLongcoat: He alchemizes and equips two different ones shortly after entering the medium.
* TheChessmaster
* ChessMotifs
* CoolShades: After entering the Medium, Shiro soon alchemizes a pair of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann oddly familiar shades]], which may not be cool by normal standards, but to any Otaku, it's freaking sweet.
* DualWielding: He soon equips the 2polekind strife specibus.
* DramaticThunder: Around his castle. No rain, though. Carries over onto his planet, the Land of Time and Thunder.
* [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Elaborate Underground Kitchen]]
* FriendToBugs: Shiro is [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2882&page=5#63857 utterly distraught]] when he accidentally kills a praying mantis. Fortunately, the transgression is [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2882&page=5#63858 easily rectified]].
* [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual Glasses Do Something Unusual]]: It has been shown that Shiro's new glasses run on Spiral Power as well as translate all video and provide English subtitles, wanted or not.
* [[SmartPeoplePlayChess Hacker-Coders Play Chess]]: Shiro seems to know a lot about computers, and he seems to be more than competent enough to create his own add-on for Sburb, which is programmed in a language he doesn't even know. And in symbols he can't even read.
* TheHero: Although Flynn's was the first topic and he's taken a more active hand in connecting the group, Shiro possesses more of the trappings of a conventional main character -- not least the fact that he's the first to enter the Medium. (Having the first name [[Characters/HomestuckKids "John"]] helps, too.)
* InformedSelfDiagnosis: Shiro [[spoiler: thinks he]]has tonitus.
* JustFriends: With Bice, since childhood. So of course, there's the hint of a ShipTease when she gently goads him for calling Flynn a "pretty boy":
--> DV: Also is that resentment I'm sensing?
--> DV: How now! What news dear Ratcliffe?
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Except to Bice, who calls him John.
* {{Otaku}}: Anime, particularly. Exaggerated by Flynn.
--> FH: Yes, get out of here and sate your voracious hunger for Japanese schoolgirls in compromising positions.
--> FH: Or munch some Pocky, I don't know, whatever you were planning.
* PlatonicLifePartners: He and Kitten are described in the narrative as "adorable moirails" -- not actually the term they would use, but a Homestuck reader will recognize the word as signifying a platonic relationship based on mutual guidance and support, equivalent to human best friendship.
* PlayfulHacker
* [[MenDontCry Real Androgynous Anime Heroes Don't Fucking Cry]]
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Originally he equips two different black scarves, but now he's wearing one with cat-paw endings. Yet it somehow looks cool.
* [[spoiler: {{Seppuku}}: His cruxite item was a katana, which he had to plunge ''through his own chest'' to enter the Medium. Harsh. It seems not to have done any lasting damage, however.]]
* ShockAndAwe
* SimpleStaff
--> WS: Trying to stay humble with the weapon choice, you know.
* TeenGenius
* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: As foreshadowed by Testbug, at an undetermined point in the future, Shiro will be driven mad by Spiral Energy. The same Spiral Energy powering his glasses. What this means at this point is anyone's guess.]]
--> [[spoiler:And you will learn it. The hard way.]]

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[[caption-width-right:123:If not for the dreams you couldn't care less. But your dreams...]]
'''[[color:#0F7248:biomechArtisan / Colin Atreides]]''' (''Stel'') The eighth player to be introduced, the second to enter the Medium, and Shiro's server. An intelligent, creative type whose dreams have shown him a great deal about Sburb.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His chumhandle abbreviates (as in Pesterlogs) to '''[[color:#0F7248:BA]]'''.
** Aw yeh.
* [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between the Organic and the Inorganic]]: The theme of his planet and at least one of his character arcs.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He's seen himself wielding these in the future.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2893&page=1#59073 Here.]]
* CosmicPlaything
--> Seems the game has played you. Ultimately, your observations were useless. Whatever edge they may have given you is clearly nullified by the game re-writing the rules, just for you. You've underestimated it... and it nearly cost you your life.
* TheEngineer
* {{Geek}}: Doesn't seem like a {{Nerd}}, though. He gives a pretty cool vibe.
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: Represented by the conflict between the organic and mechanical armies on the Land of Synthesis and Equilibrium.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He has the potential to wield a whole array of weird things - including [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2893&page=1#59073 Spatulas, pens, a whole array of tools, mailboxes and even birds]]. He's trained in all these specibi. All of them.
** Also {{deconstructed|Trope}}, however. Colin considers equipping his [[CSIMiami BIGGEST FAN]], but dismisses it as far too unwieldy and dangerous.
* ItemGet: Also [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2893&page=1#59073 here.]]
* MrExposition: Due to his pre-accumulated knowledge of Sburb's workings. Flynn practically invokes the trope by name.
--> FH: Hey, Atreides. Smart one. Mr. Answers. My eye in the sky!
** Notably, though, counter to the trope page's description of most Mr. Expositions as serving primarily to clue in the ''audience'' rather than the other characters, Colin's knowledge is of much more important use to his fellow players, since the reader is presumably familiar with Homestuck and doesn't need to be told how things like grist and kernelsprites work. (Only where Occlum is concerned does the reader need Colin's knowledge as much as the team does.)
* OrganicTechnology
* {{Otaku}}: Though he really just happens to like some anime a lot and [[DefiedTrope denies]], in his first Pesterlog (with Flynn), actually buying into the otaku lifestyle.
* PowerCrystal: His associated item and an integral part of LOSAE's geology.
* ShoutOut: The Honeybee Professor from ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' makes a cameo early on in his thread.
* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpock: He has his silly moments, but they're very intermittent against his usual proclivity for careful reasoning.
* WrenchWhack

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[[caption-width:250:Right on.]]
'''[[color:#A60000:delphicVoyager / Bicé Calevro]]''' (''Belle'') The twelfth and final player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. She seems to be of calm and badass stock, although not without a healthy sense of humor.
* ActionGirl
--> DV: If [my title doesn't make sense], I'll be obliged to beat the sense into it.
--> DV: Or some other stereotypical action-woman response involving breaking something until it works
--> DV: Not even metaphorical constructs as feeble as ''titles'' are safe.
* AffectionateNickname: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] -- Bice is the only one who calls John "Shiro-kun" Whitehearst by his real given name rather than his nickname, indicating how long they've been friends.
* BigFancyHouse: So big. ''So fancy''.
* BlessedWithSuck: The romantic equivalent. She's just too cool, is the thing. So it's tough finding a guy who can actually play on her level.
--> DV: My real problem is finding a man amongst men who is manlier than I
--> DV: Being a badass is hard, and no one understaaaaaaaaaaands
* CelebCrush: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=3039&page=3#67935 mmmmmmmmm Pine]]
* ClassicalMythology: Among her interests, and the inspiration behind her DODEKATHEON MODUS.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The player she's replacing, '''[[color:navy:saturnineVirago]]''' (run by SV of all people), began her thread with a standard GoodMorningCrono. Bicé's thread opens on her crouching behind a wall and ''reloading a pistol''. Yeah, we're getting into DarkerAndEdgier territory.
** Eventually subverted; the early pages of her topic contain some of the silliest and most frivolous actions in all twelve topics, like changing her hairdo and swooning over Chris Pine.
* GamerChick
* TheGunslinger: Looks to be predominantly of the "Trick Shot" type, with her ImprobableAimingSkills.
* HelloNurse: She's already got two guys (Flynn and [[spoiler:Royce]]) pining after her, with another (Mark) quick to acknowledge her good looks.
* JustFriends: With Shiro (or, as she calls him, John), since childhood. So of course, there's the hint of a ShipTease when she gently goads him for calling Flynn a "pretty boy":
--> DV: Also is that resentment I'm sensing?
--> DV: How now! What news dear Ratcliffe?
* VerbalTic: She has a habit of stretching out her words for dramatic effect.

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[[caption-width-right:181:Note: I could tell you what Tweak's holding in this image, but you'd be denied the joy of seeing it for yourself.]]
'''[[color:#8B3DFF:waterloggedComputron / Tweak Moustache]]''' (''Choobs'') The fourth player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. A self-aware cool guy who leaves his fate in the hands of the universe and his array of awesome tricks.
* BrilliantButLazy: Though his topic so far hasn't overtly gestured toward his intelligence, there's definitely some chops there. For one thing, most people probably couldn't make heads or tails of the HASH BAG MODUS. The lazy part definitely comes through, meanwhile.
* CoolShades
* GenreRoulette: The style of the narrative shifts as Tweak adjusts his outfit with pieces from his NARRATIVE FASHION collection. For example, he dons the BLACK TRENCHCOAT OF NOIR and all of a sudden, [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/Andurin/househeld/cbbd21e3.jpg bam]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Specifically, [[spoiler: ShamuFu]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His strife specibus, awesomeKind, simply requires that his weapon be ''awesome''. If it is not sufficiently awesome, he cannot use it.
* IndyPloy: Probably his MO, given that he lists "planning" among his mortal enemies.
* MacGyvering: Take one MEH ARROW, one BIG STONE, one RUSTY CAN OF GLUE and one GRODY BOOT. Now launch them all out of your sylladex at the same time.
--> As the dust settles, Tweak admires the finished product: an semi-conscious werewolf glued to a tree with a boot over its snout. The stick and stone hit him somewhere and bounced off onto the ground, and the arrow seemed to have clattered off somewhere uselessly. Whatever.
* MetaGuy: Metafictional observations pop up here and there from character to character, but Tweak gets meta hunches all the time.
--> Yeah. Got that feeling again that something big is about to happen. It's almost like someone sees the big picture and gives me some hints. Frankly, the idea gives me the creeps just thinkin about it, so let's chalk it up to intuition.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: See above. His strife ''has'' to run on this principle.
** Dialed UpToEleven when Tweak [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2880&page=1#59113 tenderizes a steak]] [[spoiler: by clubbing it with a live shark]].
** And then [[spoiler: slaps the shark in midair with the steak. For no real reason.]]
* NamedWeapons: Discussed [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2880&page=1#68620 here]], in keeping with his general GenreSavvy vibe.
--> Besides, everyone knows that a weapon can't be that awesome if the hero carries it everywhere, unless it's got a special name that's been passed on for at least two generations.
* NarrationEcho: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2880&page=1#58783 > Tweak: Pause and get out of there. It is time to snap into some rude elixir.]]
--> Tweak hits the pause button and stands up. It's time to get out of here and snap into some rude elixir.
* OlympicSwimmer
* RunningGag: Well, there are only two instances so far, but Choobs has shown a liking for taking commands that ''aren't'' name suggestions and using those to name characters: first "Tweak Moustache" (see below) and then "Faygo" for the name of Tweak's guardian shark.
* ShoutOut: His name is a shoutout to Renard's signature action in Burgled Boullogne.
* TheSlacker
* TheStoic
* TeamChef
* ThreateningShark: Meet Tweak's guardian, Faygo!
* YouCantFightFate: This is his philosophy. But he's also sure that in the end, things are guaranteed to pretty much work out okay.

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[[caption-width:209:TIME FOR AN ABSOLUTELY CHUMMY TIME]]
'''[[color:purple:apotropaicReverie / Kitten Quigley]]''' (''Tangrow'') The seventh player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium, but is acting as Colin's server. Hyperactive, ultracute, and seemingly constantly cheerful, but with some underlying emotional vulnerability.
* [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth Crayon Between the Teeth]]: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2888&page=1#69580 Awesome.]]
* TheDitz: She didn't even realize she'd won an award in the writing competition until Shiro pointed it out to her.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Everything's Better With Uniqueens]]
* [[CuteKitten Everything's Cuter With Kitten Quigley]]
* FairytaleMotifs: Unicorns!
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Gloriously averted, despite her demeanor.
* GhibliHills: Her planet, the Land of Iridescence and Treetops.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Yes, she truly cuts an imposing figure with that knifeKind strife specibus... chopping vegetables.
* LetsGetDangerous: A really gentle example, but the way Kitten addresses Tweak in [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2888&page=1#62775 this post]] suggests an entirely different, much more solemn and focused tone -- a considerable break, for Kitten. Then again, unicorns are SeriousBusiness.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: A weird inversion. Kitten never swears in conversation with other players, so there's no need to play this trope straight... but she ''does'' swear in her private narrative. More than once, at that. Needless to say, it's not filtered.
* ParentalAbandonment: She lives with her aunt.
* PlatonicLifePartners: She and Shiro are described in the narrative as "adorable moirails" -- not actually the term they would use, but a Homestuck reader will recognize the word as signifying a platonic relationship based on mutual guidance and support, equivalent to human best friendship.
* SayItWithHearts
* ShoutOut: She carries a knife called Karma, which the presence of a Tonberry plushie in her room confirms as a Franchise/FinalFantasy reference. Of course, it's also extremely tempting to read this as a nod to ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', in which Rose refers to Jade, a similarly cute and silly girly girl, with the line "She HAS the karma."
* SpotOfTea
* [[BookDumb Tech Dumb]]: She's described as "NOT VERY TECH-SAVVY" in her bio. Possibly caused by ClarkesLawForGirlsToys.
* [[spoiler:TriangRelations: After dropping an earlier [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2888&page=1#62775 hint]] in a conversation with Shiro (she admits to "needing a reason to talk to Flynn"), Kitten finally [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2888&page=1#70311 lets on]] that she's totin' a pretty big crush on Flynn. So, at the very core, we have a Type 5 relation with Kitten wanting Flynn, who wants Bice, who doesn't show a whole lot of interest in return. (Actually, she goes so far as to ''encourage'' Kitten's pursuit of Flynn, although since we've only seen Kitten's side of the conversation so far, we can't be sure exactly what's going through Bice's mind there.) Throw in Shiro just kinda complicating the triangle without meaning to, and one or two other surprises, and the shipping chart starts to go haywire.]]
* VerbalTic: Her typing quirk consists of occasionally drawing words out by repeating letters six times -- once in each color of the rainbow until she gets back to her normal color of purple.
* WideEyedIdealist: Played for some major lulz.
--> These tendencies may stem from your being raised with the '''IDEALS''' of '''FRIENDSHIP''' and '''HAPPINESS'''. You are so sure of these beliefs, in fact, that you are too '''SHALLOW''' to see that your '''PARENTS HATE YOU.'''

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[[caption-width-right:212:Something tells you that doing this is going to lead to a lot of trouble that you kind of don't think you are ready for....]]
'''[[color:#99cccc:randomButter / Royce Blitherspoon]]''' (''Bulbs'') The fifth player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. A bumbler and something of a social ExtremeDoormat, though he's shown occasional reserves of nerve.
* TheBigGuy
* GadgeteerGenius / MadScientist: His dad.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Type B. Royce has spent most of his life essentially trapped in a house with only his dad and Nanny-Bot for company.
* TheKlutz: He broke his server disc by stepping on it.
* MissingMom: Due to death.
* ParentalObliviousness: His dad names every one of his machines. He cannot remember Royce's name.
--> Sometimes you wonder if he wished you had been born a robot.
* ResignedToTheCall: See the image caption.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive guy to Flynn's manly man.
* ShrinkingViolet: In his first pesterlog, Royce starts off relatively strong but almost instantly loses confidence, and his communication drowns in ellipses and self-decried "rambling", such that Flynn quickly takes control of the conversation.
* StoneWall
* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Nanny-Bot.
* TechnicalPacifist
--> You truly believe there is '''GOOD''' in every situation and everyone. This has caused you to mostly follow a path of '''PACIFISM'''. Though, you do believe that sometimes '''PEOPLE''' need to have the fact that they are inherently good '''KNOCKED INTO THEM'''.
* ThinkHappyThoughts
* ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks: We might see this, considering his strife specibus is shieldKind.
* VerbalTic: As mentioned above, ellipses. Constant ellipses.

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[[caption-width:182:Man, if something like that happened, he'd probably handle it like everything else. ''Drinking.'']]
'''[[color:blue:prismaticFashionista / Bustin Jieber]]''' (''Elliot'') The second player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. He's pretty fabulous. He's also an alcoholic waiting to happen. But no big deal. RuleOfCool.
* ArtShift: From sprites to hand drawings.
* CoolShades
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: His associated item is diamonds.
* TheFashionista: Well, yeah.
* TheGambler: His fetch modus, the DEAL MODUS, is based on gambling card games.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* AnIcePerson: Though this may be replaced by PlayingWithFire.
* JackOfAllTrades: Describes himself as such.
* [[ILikeMyXLikeILikeMyY Likes His Worldview Like He Likes His Coffee]]: Bitter, dark, and corrupted.
* [[PerkyGoth Perky Scenester]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: His planet, the Land of Frost and Twilight.
* TheTrickster: He talked his friend into cleaning his entire house for him under the pretense of a CLEAN-OFF. He actually plans to drink the entire time. Oh man, ''guess she's got this one in the bag!''

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[[caption-width-right:200:When you live for every moment of every day, you can just leave the past behind you.]]
'''[[color:orange:tzolkinRoulette / Reba Winset]]''' (''Lee'') The third player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. A mysterious old woman, apparently gentle and kind, yet with a potentially shady past to which she's only vaguely alluded.
* CoolOldLady: Hinted to try too hard to be this. Still, come on. She knows what MMORPGS are. That's a good start.
* DeterminedWidow
* FanDisservice: Extremely notable when Lee attempted to ship her with another character.
* ForegoneConclusion: Unless Lee was just messing around, we need to keep an eye on that feather boa.
--> And so, the boa waited. Its time would come. Indeed, in a single brutal and perfect moment, its time would come.
* GagBoobs: She had originally stuffed her shirt with [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/LeeTupper/RebaShrug2.png these]]. Cue the [[FanDisservice other kind of gag]].
* [[spoiler:TheMafia]]
* NeverMessWithGranny
* UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations: Maya specifically.
* RazorFloss
* ShoutOut: She briefly ponders the first name "Yoon" before dismissing it as "cultureless" and "simplistic", an affectionate jab at Yoon Mangjeol.
** She also misstates "[=DVD=]s" as "[=VDV=]s". An appropriate error, considering hers is by far the Househeld topic closest in tone to this [=RP=]'s spiritual predecessor, Burgled Boullogne.
* TakeUpMySword: Suggested in some of her Pesterchum logs that she took over for her late husband, a professional poker player. Apparently, she's even better than he was.
* UnsatisfiableCustomer: Going forty-eight hours without driving one of the hotel staff to quit is apparently notable for her.
--> Maybe she'd sneak [the Hoffa bust] into the locker of one of the room service lads. It had been a good two days since she'd driven one to quit, and Reba Winset was starting to feel she needed to put the fear of God back into them again...

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[[caption-width:149:You're quite confident that your hair is as impeccable as ever.]]
'''[[color:pink:damnableNarcissist / Mark Rohr]]''' (''Ninety'') The tenth player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. Extremely well-off, he's cultivated a smooth but shallow air.
* AnAxeToGrind
* BigApplesauce / FultonStreetFolly: The only player whose home is bound to a specified location (well, except Mose), Mark lives in Manhattan.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Flynn, specifically in the field of girls.
* [[BigManOnCampus Big Man On Prospit]]
* CoolCar: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2930&page=1#69593 Word.]]
* EightiesHair: God, yes. Typically interpreted as a ShoutOut to Christopher "Kid" Reid of Kid 'n Play.
* HammerspaceHair: Seriously, he uses the ''Hair Modus''.
* HandsomeLech
* IdleRich
* Jerkass: But winsome enough that it isn't necessarily obvious at first.
* MillionairePlayboy: He seems on the fast track to becoming one of these.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Type In Pink]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Flynn's sensitive guy.

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'''[[color:red:eccentricLibertine / Yulia Afanasy]]''' (''Loogs'') The eleventh player to be introduced, who hasn't yet entered the Medium. Her personality is still up in the air in some ways, but she seems to be an eclectic, expressive type.
* BazaarOfTheBizarre: She works at Vincent's, a shop that apparently sells all kinds of curios, trinkets and novelty items. [[spoiler: Aaaaaaaaand sex toys.]]
* CosplayOtakuGirl
* CreepyDoll: Well, [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Lugiasian/100_3431.jpg a few arguably]], but especially that one in the black-and-red dress with the bleeding eyes. BRRGGH.
* HotGypsyWoman: She's got a definite Eastern European thing going on, with the Russian name, the MATRYOSHKA (nesting doll) MODUS, the VerbalTic (see below), and the vaguely Roma trappings of her appearance. Notably, this makes her the only player whose ethnicity is known to be different from that of her [=RPer=] (although Mark's got to be at least a ''little'' black, with that hairdo).
* {{Otaku}}: Primarily manga this time, it seems.
* ShoutOut: To Literature/AClockworkOrange, [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2947&page=1#63200 here]]. Her eloquence in Nadsat slang further cements her Slavic vibe.
--> You viddy ''exactly'' what you have to do. You are a molodoy devotchka on a mission. You absolutely ''must'' get your rookers on that eegra. At all costs. Bog help the poor veck who dares stand between you and that box.
* VerbalTic: In keeping with her Eastern European theme, she occasionally interjects Cyrillic text into her dialogue, whenever she has a particularly grand pronouncement to make. Sometimes these are simply English phrases spelled in the Cyrillic alphabet, other times snatches of bastardized Russian. Her [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2872&page=6#69557 first chat with Flynn]] includes examples of both.

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'''[[color:limegreen:chakraHammer / Mose Gilland]]''' (''Biscuit'') The ninth player to be introduced. What's his deal! Well, he's a Jamaican-styled stoner. But he is not quite as blissful as either that archetype or this image suggests.
* AllDrummersAreAnimals
* BeardOfSorrow: Could be! Probably not intended as such in his character design, but he's definitely not that happy as of the beginning of his thread.
* {{Buddhism}}
* DropTheHammer
* TheEeyore
--> You suddenly feel like going back to bed. Today is your BIRTHDAY.
* FunetikAksent: Rastah, brah!
* TheHerosBirthday: ''Not'' played for joy and fun.
--> [Day] 1148 - Birthday. [[spoiler:Gonna kill myself today.]]
* LightEmUp
* PalmtreePanic: His planet, the Land of Tides and Seas.
* TheStoner
* SurferDude
* [[spoiler:WhamEpisode: Wow. [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=househeld&thread=2896&page=1#63780 Mose was in the Medium all along.]] Really? Like he'd already started playing the game? Huh.]]
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[[folder: Abandoned Characters]]
Don't expect to see these guys show up again unless their [=RPers=] return to the board. In some cases this is a shame! ''In most cases it is okay''

'''Hex''' (''Prime'')
* KatanasAreJustBetter: This is why, for instance, Hex's dimensional sword is described as "much resembling a ninja sword" when there is really no particular reason for it to.

'''Zabuza''' (''Prime'')
* Elemental Punch

'''Ace Makenrow''' (''Ocelot'')
* TheAce: 'Nuff said.
* LoveableRogue
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Of ''course'' he pulls this [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards67.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=467&page=1#7605 at one point]].
--> "The name's Macenrow. Ace Macenrow."
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Nobody in Luxury Airship Ride seemed clear on whether it was supposed to be "Makenrow" or "Macenrow". Ocelot himself flipped and flopped, but I think he intended it to be "Makenrow" and the Archive edits have reflected that.

'''Six''' (''Pikachu'')
* BadassLongcoat
* PlayingWithFire

'''Demetri''' (''Kazkame'')
* ArtificialLimbs

'''Ernest''' (''Spiffy'')
* TheBigGuy: Class 4 variety.
* LargeHam: [[http://archipelagoexodus.proboards67.com/index.cgi?board=orpboard&action=display&thread=467&page=5#7722 Hell yes.]]
--> "You good sir have interrupted my dance, YOU HAVE THE WILL TO BESMIRCH MY HONOR, BUT ARE YOU ABOUT TO HOLD YOURSELF STEADY FOR A DUEL WITH A MAN OF MY CALIBER?"

'''Vaxx''' (''Vaxx'')
* BlackCloak
* PlayingWithFire
* RedEyesTakeWarning

'''Dente''' (''Pikachu'')
* BloodMagic
* PoisonedWeapons
* RedEyesTakeWarning

'''Swingblade''' (''Swingblade'')
* BoringInvincibleHero: If he were a little more vincible, Prime probably wouldn't have felt pressured to push his main character so far.
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