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.


[[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 much a cross between Protestant Christianity and 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.
* HolyHalo: Other than his BattleAura, 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.
* FightsLikeANormal: Besides the occasional FlashStep, you wouldn't know she's a Power in most of her fight scenes. She basically only uses her shapeshifting to heal. WordOfGod is "Natalie's most dangerous form is '''Natalie'''."
* 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.
** [[ (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: [[ 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, [[ here]].
* MissingMom
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

'''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 [[ 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.
* SelfDeprecation: Mild meta example - has a conversation with Kilik about how most Powers are more than willing to jump into adventures instead of teach a bunch of kids. Both Lee and Elliot are extremely guilty of this.
* 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.)

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

[[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.

'''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: [[ "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

'''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

'''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 [[ 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 [[ 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

'''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, [[ 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: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'')
* AnimeHair
* BerserkButton: Threatening his friends. Spends the majority of Obscured Truth laid-back and carefree, but the second Dacten goes for Illiana, he jumps into action to incapacitate Dacten.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Seen in Sea God.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DualWielding
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke
* GenreSavvy: Averted in Obscured Truth - both Yoshimitsu and Illiana mention Antonio and The Butterfly in the same conversations almost interchangably. If anyone had been following them and listening to their conversations, Antonio's cover would be completely blown.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* PlayingWithFire
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* 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. [[ 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.
* GenreSavvy: Averted in Obscured Truth - both Yoshimitsu and Illiana mention Antonio and The Butterfly in the same conversations almost interchangably. If anyone had been following them and listening to their conversations, Antonio's cover would be completely blown.
* 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:Obsidian Hearts]]
'''George Buckland''' (''Lee'')
* BatmanGambit: Manages one in [[ 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 Schwartzwald''' (''Clicker/Lee'')
* AdventureDuo: With Natalie. Emily's the quirky [[TheLancer Lancer]] variant here, obviously.
* BadassNormal: Interestingly, a downplayed example. Though admits she has no powers, she's competent enough that nobody actually called attention to it in six years of Role Plays, and she only pointed it out when bonding with a student whose powers would let him emulate her skills.
* 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 [[ 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.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: One of the girliest ladies in the RP scene, and a SupremeChef to boot.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Emily throws daggers... And toothpicks.
* KnifeOutline: Considering her cheerful nature and her competence with thrown weapons, it's only natural.
* [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Omnidisciplinary Chef]]: Emily has waaay more in the way of cooking skills than somebody her age should be able to manage. She's a world class pastry chef, professional baker, apparently has worked at a variety of restaurants in high ranking positions, and now works as a school lunch lady, to boot. All she needs is her own fast food chain.
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PluckyGirl
* ThroughHisStomach: Manages to befriend Silumas with a cupcake she made, though it's largely the gesture itself that achieves this.

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

'''Lacianus "Lacy" Garrelcette''' (''Lee'')
* AcePilot
* ArtificialHuman
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Justified trope. She's engineered to be the best possible human pilot, and she's been trained since infancy for that calling.
* PinballProjectile: Mostly used not because she couldn't hit the shot in other ways, but because the bounce reduces the penetration/lethality of her shots.
* 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: Fascere Order]]
'''Nopcsa''' (''Lee'')
* AdventureDuo: With Terrian. They go back and forth on who's who, though.
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: Though Nopcsa's largely unflappable, his brief encounters with inhuman mindsets tend to give him a HeroicBSOD. Especially notable are the twins in Luxury Train Ride, Mandelbrot in Ishkabibble, and ''SOMETHING'' in Emet.
* AmoralAttorney: Williams certainly pegs him for one of these in Obscured Truth. In point of fact, Nopcsa really is interested in uncovering the true identity of the Butterfly... but only for the Fascere Order's practical benefit.
* 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.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Justified; though it might seem like his sinister, assertive personality from Triannual's first few pages falls by the wayside, Ishkabibble reveals that it's an intimidation tactic that he slips into when dealing with strangers that he knows he can freak out.
* DirtyMindReading: Provides some of his favorite blackmail material.
* FanNickname: "Nopnop".
** AscendedFanon: Starting in [[ (Dis)Orientation]], Emily's picked up the use of that nickname in-universe.
* CombatPragmatist: Nopcsa's thrown boiling coffee, ripped out piercings, made sexual advances on his male opponents just distract them, used a holy statue as a shield against an attacking monk, deliberately played bystanders to convince them to attack his opponents, and pretty much every other dirty trick in the book. Not to mention his signature move...
* GroinAttack: Attempts one on Prime in Luxury Train Ride, another on Sikes in Ishkabibble, and uses one described as a "football punt" on the Lama in Bows. Every time, his opponent No Sells the attack.
* GuileHero
* ManInWhite
* NoNameGiven / OnlyOneName: "Nopcsa" is a pseudonym; we've never learned his real name. According to [[ this post]], "Nopcsa" was chosen by Order members for being totally unlike his real name in "mystic signature" (in other words, he's making a point of not letting other magical characters pull an IKnowYourTrueName on him).
* PstandardPsychicPstance: Zigzagged; when Nopcsa is really flaunting his mindreading, he touches the cheek that his artifact is implanted in. However, it's never clear how much of this is him needing to do it, versus just showing off to intimidate those around him by making it obvious he's reading their minds.
* Telepathy: The read-only kind, and he milks it for all it's worth.
* 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.

'''Orville Giguere''' (''Lee'')
* AGlassOfChianti: Serves his guests an enchanted wine.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One-eighth Golden Dragon.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: He tries to project this air, but his tastes are admittedly rather tacky, if not outright disconcerting.
* TemptingFate: When a prophecy guarantees he'll be alive at the end of a night, he pronounces himself immortal.


[[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).

'''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.
* [[spoiler:CharacterDeath: Fatally shot during the Hotel Ansonia incident... by an accomplice of his own brother, Cesare, who was looking to take this opportunity to seize the reins.]]
* TheDutifulSon: So dutiful he had no problem ratting out his younger brothers' misdeeds to father Lucio when they were kids.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* [[spoiler:KilledOffscreen: Not originally planned for Massimo, who was meant to be killed onscreen midway through Ishkabibble, but the abridged presentation of a number of scenes necessitated that his death not be written out in full. There's always the chance it'll get revisited in flashback form.]]
* 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]]

'''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.

'''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.

'''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 [[ 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.]]

'''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 [[ 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."
* BornInTheWrongCentury
* 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.

'''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* JustifiedCriminal: 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.
* 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.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her dynamic with Renard approaches this, although it's staked on friendship instead of romance.
* WrenchWench

'''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.
* KnightInSourArmor: Takes an extremely cynical view of his job, of the city, and of Archipelago society as a whole, but that doesn't keep him from trying to maintain order.
* 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

'''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 [[ 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).

'''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
--> [[ "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.

'''Reba Winset''' (''Lee'')
* CanonImmigrant: From Househeld.
* ContinuityNod: Reba was notable for being written in a past-tense, third person viewpoint in Househeld, a hint that she was actually the guardian and not the player. On the flipside, she debuted using present-tense, second person narration, like she was a Househeld character, in ORP proper.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Her first act in ORP is to immediately antagonize a demigod and challenge them to a game of poker.
* EvilOldFolks
* ProfessionalKiller: If her background from Househeld is to be believed.

'''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, [[ 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: 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.
* 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

'''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.
--> 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 [[ 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 [[ that much]].
--> "It's gonna be have will was been ''awesome''"

'''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

A group of people with connections to ancient history (or connections to people with connections to said history), they typically tend to fall on the "good guy" side of the scale, but their pasts have a tendency to complicate things...

'''Flint''' (''Shoni'')
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Using his powers to switch between the two on the fly, no less.
* ElementalEyeColors: IcyBlueEyes to match his power.
* GrimUpNorth: He's from a village in Greenland, and has the cold personality to match his Scandinavian home.
* AnIcePerson
* RealMenHateSugar: Definitely averted - while Flint's characterization is pretty macho, he's got a weakness for candy.
* SpellBook: The book marked only by a rune on the cover, which seems to contain some kind of portentous "list", is suggested to be this.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide
* SweetTooth: His most relatable element.

'''Belwyn Truid''' (''Cendra'')
* CombatMedic: Leaning towards medic, but she can get her hands dirty on occasion.
* DualWielding: Double shortswords.
* EmpathicHealer: Her signature power. Of note is that on occasions, she'll partially take an injury, reducing a significant wound into two smaller and more treatable injuries.
* HealingHerb: What she uses whenever she doesn't want to get injured by healing somebody. Interestingly, her author [[ShownTheirWork shows her work]] by having many of these being actual treatments used in real life.
* LiquidAssets: Though it's rare, she can also heal herself by passing her injuries to other parties.

'''Didn't N!Qweba''' (''Lee'')
* HaveWeMetYet: Didn't knows virtually all the movers and shakers in ORP, though none of them have met her yet.
* FutureShadowing: She tends to mention matters from her past, but everybody else's future.
* KillerYoyo: It can change size, making it functionally more like an EpicFlail.
* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: As a girl who's randomly fallen through time for as long as she can remember, she has a huge amount of difficulty understanding the passage of time or the concepts of before and after.
* UnstuckInTime: Whenever she falls asleep, she wakes up at a random place on earth and point in time. From the mention of the pets she's acquired, one can infer she's traveled thousands of years into the future and even as far back as the Mesozoic Era.

'''Mr. Rabbit''' (''Blood'')
* BerserkButton: Any kind of feline.
* KillerRabbit

[[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.)

'''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: [[ Awww.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivers one to Prime in Shrinking Feeling after he administers Alyssa some WorstAid.
* WickedCultured

[[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: Joyeuse Anti-Insurgency Services]]
[[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:Miscellaneous Good Guys]]
[[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.

'''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

'''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

'''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 [[ 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 [[ 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

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

[[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

'''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
* [[TheUnsmile The Unlaugh]]: "Ha. Ha."
* 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:Miscellaneous Neutral]]
'''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

'''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 [[ 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: PRP Characters]]
[[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: [[ 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'')
[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Ganesh, Laksha, Matsya, Sankh.]]
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Sankh, Laksha's Slugma, is always in danger of invoking this trope.
* Myth/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:High School Characters]]

'''Almudena Madeiro''' (''Lee'')
* BoisterousBruiser: A rare female example. She hits like a truck, has been aggressively friendly to everybody who's talked with her, and ends every other sentence with an exclamation point.
* TheLadette: Though a bit more subdued than the adult version, she explicitly chose her school uniform to get more attention, and has notably poor etiquette, taking half a dozen drinks from the refreshment table. If her past from Paisanos holds true in the new canon, she grew up brawling with her older brother.
* LatinLand: Though a Spanish speaker from Mexico, Alma's last name is distinctly Portuguese. However, the variant "Madero" is well-established in Mexico; Lee's choice of the Portuguese spelling is a matter of aesthetic preference.
* TheNicknamer: So far, she's given nicknames to every single character she's talked with. It tends to be of the teasing variety.
* PsychicPowers: Through telekinesis, she can send the energy from her punches over great distances, giving her a psychic version of the HandBlast / PowerFist tropes.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Played with. There's NoDressCode at the school, but Alma therefore chooses to dress in a traditional Catholic school outfit precisely to stand out.
* SpicyLatina: She's definitely got the confident, verbally assertive aspects down pat.

'''Titus Maxwell Bolten''' (''DL'')
* BerserkButton: Mild example, but he does instantly retaliate against Mel's prank and the narrative explains that he hates bullies.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Looks to be in his early twenties but is actually only fourteen. Explained in the narrative that an accident involving his powers on his thirteenth prematurely aged him.

'''Flint''' (''Shoni'')

(See his entry in Timewenders above.)

'''Mica Howard''' (''SV'')

'''Talia Kane''' (''SHADOWMASTER89'')

'''Dalisay Salazar''' (''Lee'')
* MookMaker: Deconstructed. Her power seems to produce fairly destructive "Scamps", but she views this more as a curse than an asset.

'''Melanie Europa (Mel)''' (''Elliot'')
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Brawn, shares this with Jay to a lesser extent, but she also immediately stands up in defence during Silumas and Garth's altercation.
* ThePrankster: Is the first person to start pranking anyone else.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

'''Jamall Qadir (Jay)''' (''Elliot'')
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Brawn, due to super strength.
* TheBigGuy: Type 4.

'''Evelyn Bertram''' (''Elliot'')
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Beauty.
* TheFashionista: Regularly critiques outfits with Carlos.

'''Carlos Hew''' (''Elliot'')
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Brains. Has a relatively low GPA, but his Power is being a technological genius.
* BrilliantButLazy: Variation: is a technological genius, but he's more interested in fashion.
* TheFashionista: Regularly critiques outfits with Evelyn.
* ThePrankster: Once hacked a government server and flooded it with pictures of cute animals.
* ThinkInText: While it's conventional in RP to represent thoughts in italics, Carlos' narrative voice is distinctive for the constant smattering of small thoughts peppered right into otherwise non-internal sentences ''it's not as confusing as it sounds''.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is terrified of any animal that has teeth, to a point where he will change directions upon seeing a squirrel and refers to an entire race of anthropomorphic rats as 'gross' due to having proportionately accurate teeth.

'''Ben Lexann''' (''Elliot'')
* NotSoAboveItAll: While he didn't get involved in the prank war, he was entertained by watching the entire thing.

'''Deandre Clarks''' (''Pohatu'')
* BlackAndNerdy: He isn't an intellectual overachiever, with a fine but not outstanding academic record, but the habit of constantly recording his experiences and memories gives him a reclusive, bookish vibe.

'''Garth''' (''Lee'')
* NoRespectGuy: Meta example. After Garth got sidelined hard during his debut story, Triannual, it's become something of a running gag that he can [[MemeticLoser never get a scrap of recognition]] from the forum community.
* ProperlyParanoid: Is understandably concerned when the prank war starts escalating.
* WrongGenreSavvy: When Talia is using her powers to whisper to him, he mistakenly thinks it's Silumas trying to provoke him into commenting about Natalie. It ends badly for him.

'''Silumas''' (''Silumas'')
* BaldOfEvil: His second style.
* BeardOfEvil: His first style.
* BigOlEyebrows: His first style.
* ObviouslyEvil: His initial entry has him wearing a red and black suit, complete with evil goatee and bushy eyebrows. Later changes to mage robes that are no less evil.
* RunningJoke: Nearly every post in which a student reacted to his debut mentioned his eyebrows.
* SharpDressedMan: In his first style.
--> While it was impossible to make out a designer by simply looking (those with the fashion-sense likely couldn't place it with any known artist), the suit appeared to be something any self-respecting '.1%er' would find themselves in.

'''Thyra Russell''' (''Lee'')

(See her entry in Cherrygrove Alliance above.)

'''Kilik Ginunngap''' (''Elliot'')
* AnIcePerson: Word of God says Kilik has ice powers.
* SelfDeprecation: Mild meta example - has a conversation with Thyra about how most Powers are more than willing to jump into adventures instead of teach a bunch of kids. Both Lee and Elliot are extremely guilty of this.

'''Emily Schwartzwald''' (''Lee'')

(See her entry in Obsidian Hearts above.)