[[WMG: Heroes]]

'''Alex Williams'''

-->"Sweet Christmas, that's stupid fresh!"

* AntiHero: In the early strips Alex was a ClassicAntiHero, not particularly caring about helping anyone (he was actually surprised when [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2001/10/09/40-light-gun-its-a-fricken-bazooka/ Zelda told him he's supposed to rescue Marle]] and was quick to point out that he didn't volunteer for this) and mostly concerned about [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2001/07/31/010-the-important-things/ entertaining himself]]. However, he does [[CharacterDevelopment become more heroic as the story progresses]], especially after [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/01/22/alex-gets-his-act-together/ episode 471]].
* AscendedFanboy: To the point where even after learning that being the Game Master isn't all roses, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/18/165-tough-choices/ he still prefers it to his past life outside Videoland]].
* BasementDweller: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/08/14/585-breaking-point/ Before being sucked into Videoland.]]
* BerserkButton: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2016/03/30/874-contingencies-planned-and-unplanned-for/ Having his stuff taken away from him]].
* ButtMonkey
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: His way of telling stories was just a ruse. All of it (except the parts where he's being a contrary dick to spite his captor, that's just a bonus). The all over the place narration. The unnecessary build up. The fricken cat (sorta), all of them was part of his ruse. A ruse to garner C-waves so he can get back to full power! Hats off to you Mr. Williams.]]
* TheChosenZero: Assuming he's TheChosenOne to begin with (which is far from certain - see below).
* [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller Expecting someone different]]: The standard reaction from every sprites when they learn he's Webcomic/CaptainSNES.
* FourIsDeath: The Scope can only fire four shots before it needs batteries, though that was before he got the D-Cells.
* GlassCannon: Alex is not overly impressive in terms of durability (though he seems to be getting better, plus, he's usually dealing with top-level opponents). Conversely, his Super Scope is a one-hit kill on anyone save Zeromus.
* GodInHumanForm: As a Creator, the sprites view him as such.
* GoodIsNotNice: He does do very heroic stuff on occasion, but also admits to enjoying being a dick.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/16/164-the-voice-of-the-enemy/ WHATEVER Alex did to Wily here certainly counts]].
** Very much so in the non-canon omakes, where he's responsible for the atomized murder of at least 25 people via [[{{BFG}} plasma cannon]], including but not limited to [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], SonicTheHedgehog, [[TheWeakestLink Anne Robinson]]...and Creator/ErnestHemingway. One wonders if it's begun to stray toward [[CrossingTheLineTwice Crossing The Line Three Times]] or so, by now.
** His sociopathic tenancies are in fact so pronounced that Wily, a publicly-acknowledged villain (turned-unwilling-politician), is already horrified of what he might be capable of via his weapons and equipment.
* HiddenDepths: For all his vulgarity and selfishness, Alex is actually very well read.
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He freaks out when he meets Ackman, whom he mistakes for Trunks from ''Dragon Ball Z''.
* [[MasterOfDisguise Master of]] PaperThinDisguise: He becomes one after being taught the "Niht Repap" technique by King Hippo.
* PartyInMyPocket: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2001/12/22/063-hearing-voices/ Apparently one of]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/02/23/639-party-time/ his powers]].
* PerverseSexualLust: Alex ''really'' likes [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Mercury]], which she finds fairly creepy on account that he's about 10 years older than she is. [[spoiler: Which makes their eventual team-up take a turn for the worse...]]
** It's less unsettling when you account for the fact that Alex was likely introduced to her character around when he was twelve, which is only two years younger than Sailor Mercury's canonical age. It's not his fault anime characters don't age.
** [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/10/18/499-to-the-rescue/ To hear Wily say it]], the responsibility for any 'perversity' has to start somewhere, and it ain't the Captain...
* SaveScumming: Effectively [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/11/140-and-in-case-youre-wondering-no-they-cant-stop-him-in-combat-you-wait-your-turn-2/ one of the Game Master's powers]], [[spoiler:though it only works when in the same gameworld as the save point he last used.]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Well, five. And not the original deadly sins. But they do annoy him.
* SirSwearsalot: Alex is [[ClusterFBomb a bit of a potty mouth]]. This gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Ryan in [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/16/164-the-voice-of-the-enemy/ this strip]].
** In ''[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2006/02/07/517-the-legendary-swear-down-on-sailor-street/ The Legendary Swear-down on Sailor Street]]'', Alex claims (sarcastically) that he not only might have achieved "[[PowerMakesYourHairGrow a state of trascendent power]]" by swearing so much, but that the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Great Old Ones]] might have been summoned.
*** Not long after that, Dr. Light states a strong desire to wash that boy's mouth out, with Wily at first mistaking it for "wishing to blow up the Gamemaster for having a potty mouth"...
* TimeStandsStill: A power he inherited from the previous Game Master, via the game controller
** [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/04/27/105-in-rpgs-its-really-only-useful-for-bathroom-breaks-2/ Hillariously played]] with in a game world with a turn based battle system, as pausing will freeze everything, his allies along with the ATB meter, and when you can't attack until its full...
* [[TrappedInTVLand Trapped in Videoland]]
* [[TrollingCreator Trolling Narrator]]: At least from Ryan's perspective, Alex is constantly this in-universe. Quite a few times during his narration he alluded to secrets that, if revealed, would clarify what exactly was going on, only to make Ryan [[FigureItOutYourself figure them out himself]] when questioned about them. He also decided to interrupt his narration of Kain's fight with Schrödinger to move on to something else [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/11/08/411-bait-and-switch/ despite Ryan's loud protestations]]. And finally, he [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/06/657-roll-to-dodge/ ignored Ryan]] asking him to reveal what had happened to Magus and Mario, and later actually moved on to the subject of the Mushroom Kingdom... only to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2012/05/11/774-with-apologies/ once again]] talk about something other than Mario's and Magus's exploits.
* TheUnchosenOne: He was told by the shadows from the Desert of Shattered Dreams that he's merely a substitute for the real Game Master (or, as he put it, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/12/26/248-sloppy-seconds/ second best Captain SNES]]). For some reason when the ultimate warp zone was opened for the first time to let the real Game Master enter Videoland, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/12/24/247-hints-of-a-past-long-forgotten/ it got Schrödinger instead]]. Whether this will be confirmed remains to be seen, but either way Alex is determined to fight the Sovereign of Sorrow.
* [[WalkingShirtlessScene Walking Pantless Scene]]: He spent nine years of the comic's run (i.e. more or less a day in-universe) parading around without pants. This finally got remedied by Protoman [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/07/09/694-wherein-protoman-becomes-everyones-favorite-character/ in episode 694]].
** And as of [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2016/03/30/874-contingencies-planned-and-unplanned-for/ comic 874]], he's pantsless again, thanks to Puzzle Wizard's shit-stealing wallmasters. Let's hope it doesn't stick this time.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Evil Otto terrifies Alex to his core.
* WouldHitAGirl: With Super Scope in her head, no less. Though so far only to stop her from trying to commit suicide [[spoiler:or from "helping" him [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2012/12/05/798-videolands-great-hero/ by erasing the prison guards from existence]].]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/25/152-wish-i-could-get-that-much-sleep/ Books can have more than one page Alex]].


--> ''IT'SA ME! MARIO!"

* BerserkButton: Does not like being called a druggy.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Mario has... a lot of quirks. But he's viewed with hushed awe by most of Videoland.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite Magus' complaints and his own actions, Mario knows the nature of Videoland quite thoroughly, is quite dangerous to anyone not enforcing their local reality on him, to the point where even Vegeta refers to him as The Great One. [[PowerLevels He is rated 9 on the threat scale]], the only characters above him are Daos (whose 9.5), and the ''Sovereign of Sorrow herself.'' To put this in perspective, the only other threat level 9 character shown so far was an insane end-boss god-being that was tearing Nexus apart block-by-block.
** Speaking of the Sovereign, before the Great Change, when she was tearing Videoland apart piece by piece? Her rampage was temporarily ''stopped'' at the Mushroom Kingdom, giving Captain N and his friends time to prepare for her arrival at the Palace of Power. And this was after the Sovereign was destroying ''entire worlds'' in mere ''seconds''. She wasn't even able to ''destroy'' the Mushroom Kingdom, either, she ''left'', and stopped destroying worlds after that. Not only did Mario singlehandedly fight her to a standstill, ''he delayed her for so long'' to the point where she not only had to break off the fight, she no longer had time to waste on destroying everything in her path.
* NoHeroToHisValet: VideoGame/MegaMan thinks he's a complete flake. He's wrong, but you can see where he's coming from.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: His solution to every problem is to jump on its head. [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2005/03/03/474-unwanted-help/ He even refused to help Mega Man]] in a fight against giant radioactive Q-Bert because Mega Man didn't try jumping on his head before asking for help. (Not that Mario didn't have a point, though - [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/07/21/583-civil-showdown/ jumping on Q-Bert's head was exactly what ultimately killed him]].)

'''Samus Aran'''

* ActionGirl
* BadassInDistress: Yeah, Eggplant Wizard gets the drop on her. That doesn't stop her from dominating almost every situation she's in with him.
** BroughtDownToBadass: After losing her PoweredArmor, she jury-rigs an ArmCannon and gives Golbez enough of a fight to earn his respect.
* BagOfSpilling: Loses all her power-ups, again. Doesn't stop her from being a badass though.
* CombatPragmatist: She does not care about Eggplant Wizard's plots. She just shoots him in the face with a mega bomb.
* DefensiveFeintTrap: As a master of Chozo mental training, her PsychicBlockDefense lets her do this.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Blocking people out is ''basic'' Chozo mental training. Samus is a ''master''.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female member of the N-Forcers. Has to put up with a lot of crap about it, especially from Ryu Hayabusa.
* TranquilFury: Anger gives people the will to resist Sorrow. Samus lost her entire family to Space Pirates and became a bounty hunter as revenge. The only time Samus even ''seems'' to lose her cool was as a bid to drive Golbez to rage and fight Eggplant Wizard.
-->'''Alex:''' How she acts and what she feels are two different things. She's disciplined. That's different from being calm.
* WorthyOpponent: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2013/04/19/816-rhetoric-and-substance/ comes to see her as one]] after [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2013/03/08/811-knee-jerk-reaction/ learning the hard way]] that it's a terrible idea to underestimate her.


* BerserkButton: Even the mere idea of something bad happening to Marle. The mere idea of some other guy rescuing Marle, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2001/11/01/050-thou-shalt-not-covet-cronos-ho/ as Alex learned the hard way]].
* HeroicMime: Subverted - it's only Alex who can't hear what he's saying.
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against the Red Wings fleet upon hearing one of the monsters summoned by Rydia (incorrectly) stating that Marle is dead.
* ShockAndAwe

'''Cecil Harvey'''

* KleptomaniacHero: LampshadeHanging on it as it doesn't even ping his alignment.
* LastSecondChance: During his confrontation with Spoony he repeatedly warns him that serving the Sovereign will ultimately only bring sorrow even to Spoony himself and offers to help him.
* LawfulGood: As mentioned in-universe [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/05/15/114-fringe-benefit-of-being-a-hero/ here]].
* ThePaladin
* WhatTheHellHero: Spoony's reason for revenge on Cecil was because back in Final Fantasy IV, Cecil not only changed his name to Spoony, but also immediately killed him every time he was alive in a random encounter. Though in Cecil's defense, the fault lies with Alex as he was playing the game and controlling Cecil, and he wanted Edward dead because it meant more EXP for the rest of the party.

'''Mega Man'''

* BackFromTheDead: Well, sort of. He does come back after being killed by Amon, but not before turning into Green Mega Man.
* BrotherSisterIncest: While he does not partake in it, he can't actually show affection to his sister in public lest some jackass tabloid artist make that insinuation.
* {{Determinator}}: He will fight to protect Nexus and the multiverse, even if that means fighting an enemy that is much, much more powerful than him - such as Amon.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's a hardened Nexus cop who does not want to be your friend, but he ''does'' want to save the multiverse.
* KnightInSourArmor
* MyGreatestFailure: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/02/10/577-sovereign-blues/ Failing to stop the Sovereign of Sorrow when facing her directly]]. Or at least that's how Green Mega Man sees it. The original Mega Man insists he's mad at Green Mega Man, not himself, for this. (Then again, whether they are separate beings is uncertain - see below.)
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Very much on the cynical end.

'''Green Mega Man'''

* BadassAdorable: The TropeNamer
** He defeats Amon with one a single punch.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He even insists on [[SaveTheVillain saving Amon]] after he accidentally launched him into the Desert of Shattered Dreams.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Sort of. While he appears to be well aware of how strong he is, he does not quite know the formula for imparting kinetic energy. When he is told he forgot to square the velocity after hitting Amon, Amon goes from knocked back a few feet, to being launched several thousand fast enough to create a sonic boom, and through a few dunes into a desert that denies sprites their resistances.
* HeroicMime: Like in Crono's case, it's only Alex who can't hear him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After knocking Amon into a desert.
* SharingABody / SplitPersonality: In the Captain SNES universe the original Mega Man and the Mega Man from ''Captain N'' may be two separate entities. More specifically, Green Mega Man [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/03/24/578-how-soon-we-forget/ is a program created by Dr Wright]] that may be only sharing a body with the original Mega Man. However, the relation between them isn't entirely clear - Mega Man insists that they are not the same being, while Green Mega Man [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/06/02/580-meaning-of-the-words/ wants to make him admit they are]].
* SilentProtagonist: Alex needs Ryan to translate for him.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Very much on the idealistic end, maybe even to the point when he can't understand why someone wouldn't share his beliefs:
-->[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2009/11/10/599-red-blue-and-green/ Heroes don't fight because they know they'll mega-succeed! They fight because their cause is mega-right! (...) What kind of mega-hero doesn't understand that!]]

'''Schrödinger the cat'''

--> ''"Meow"''

* BadassAdorable: Well, the prettiest girl of the Mithril town seemed to find him adorable. Alex would probably disagree though. As for the badass part...
* BadassNormal: He's supposedly [[http://captainsnes.com/data1.html a perfectly ordinary housecat]]... that nonetheless so far managed to steal the Met Hat and Yang's black belt, trick [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain Highwind]] into a fight that (thanks to the aforementioned items) turned out to be a HopelessBossFight for Kain and take out upwards of 71 [[MechaMooks robot mooks]] by DeadlyDodging. Even Game Masters fear him.
* CatsAreMean: What he did to the Blue Mecha ? That was just cruel.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Nobody takes him into account when planning something in Videoland... so every time he's around, the plans in question go down in flames.
* ImmuneToFate: Maybe.
* [[KillerRabbit Killer Cat]]: Even Alex knows his limits, and the greatest of them all is trying to fight Schrödinger, rather than work with him. When Ryan shouted that he could do it, [[spoiler:moments after the prison complex lost main power]], Alex laughed in his face; for five minutes or so.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Oh dear ''God''... He first appeared in Videoland when Hope initially tried to summon the new GameMaster, but Schrödinger showed up instead. Since then, he kept derailing ''everything'': he ruined [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2001/07/19/005-the-coming-of-the-captain/ Lucca's plan to bring Marle back from another dimension by getting Alex instead]] and later also her plan to save Marle [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2001/11/20/058-the-cat-strikes-back/ by going to the Final Fantasy IV world instead of Crono]]. This simultaneously ruined Spoony's plan [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/27/393-question-with-an-unexpected-answer/ to kill Crono and corrupt Marle]]. Then he stole the Met Hat from Alex, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2010/03/16/612-hats-off-to-you-schrodinger/ making it impossible for Wily to track Alex's movements]]. Later he further hindered Spoony's plans by [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/10/09/398-mr-suckypants/ stealing the map from Kain]], making it impossible for him to find the tower of Babil on his own. When Kain's StalkerWithACrush helped him find the tower and get crystals that Spoony needs to open a path to the moon for the Sovereign of Sorrow, Schrödinger just [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/11/08/411-bait-and-switch/ stole 3 crystals from Kain]] and tricked him into HopelessBossFight, trapping him. So it's probably a bad news for Ryan that Schrödinger somehow managed to escape from Alex's cell...

[[WMG: Allies]]


* AntiHero: Just see [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/10/22/215-the-hammer-of-zen/ his initial plan how to deal with Bowser]].
* BlackMagic
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/04/17/320-unseen-influence/ Magus was surprised to find out he had them.]]
* ExactWords: He promised Roy he wouldn't use Dark Matter on him if he talked. He didn't say he wouldn't use any of his other spells.
* LargeHam: He is quite fond of {{Badass Boast}}s and delivering dramatic lines in general. It gets lampshaded [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/10/30/222-its-good-to-know-someone-still-respects-him/ by Mario]].
* OddCouple: He works with Mario to find Schala. He isn't too happy about it.
* OnlySaneMan: As a result of an RPG character trying to learn how a platforming game world works.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: His solution for one of the castles he and Mario had to get past, BLOW IT UP!
* SinisterScythe
* SociopathicHero: And apparently he wouldn't mind dropping the 'hero' part - see below.
* TheUnfettered: Magus is willing to do anything ([[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/10/26/219-the-ways-of-the-mushroom/ except jumping on his opponents' heads]]) to find and save Schala. He even offered to find the Shard of Tears for the Sovereign of Sorrow in exchange for information, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/04/29/325-the-shard-of-tears/ stating that he didn't care what she would do to the Videoland afterwards.]]


* GeniusDitz: Alex sees him as this. He comes across as not overly bright, but put him in a situation that plays to his strengths and he's pretty damn good at it. Or as Bass would put it, pretty damn ''evil'' at it.


* [[WorfHadTheFlu Worf Has The Flu]]: The reason Vegeta doesn't swoop in and kick Daos' ass is because he's got hypertension and can no longer fight.

'''Doctor Wright'''

* ButtMonkey
* GeniusDitz: Dr. Wright has generally been shown acting like a complete moron, but he did reformat Mega Man into his super-strong ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain N|The Gamemaster}}'' iteration and helped build the Gate, which is essentially a CosmicKeystone which keeps the reality of the desert from completely isolating, if not outright ''consuming'', their universe. In addition, he has more than once realized things that Mega Man didn't -- most importantly, the fact that [[spoiler:Roll was Sorrow-Touched]].

[[WMG: Villains]]

'''The Sovereign of Sorrow'''

* BigBad
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler:CosmicRetcon: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2012/04/16/771-backstoried/ Episode 771]] reveals that one of her powers is the ability to alter the past of those who were Touched. [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2012/04/20/772-learning-curve/ Later strip]] specifies that she can't alter established events from the past, but she can fill in the blanks.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Whatever the Sovereign is... she's a powerful super being from god knows where and is intent on destroying the universe. And considering how an aspect of her is able to shrug off the blasts of no less than three godlike entities without noticing as well as warp reality to her benefit, she seems capable of doing so.
** Flashbacks to when she was at full power make this even more clear. At that time, she was able to annihilate entire game worlds with little effort, if any.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Mortals cannot see the Sovereign of Sorrow in her true form, and can only interpret it. When Magus encounters the Sovereign of Sorrow, she appears to him as [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Zeal]]. Gods like the Sinistrals are able to pierce the illusion and see a noblewoman wearing a mask. [[spoiler: Her silhouette is eerily similar to Schala's.]]
* TheHeartless: And all those Touched by her.
* OmnicidalManiac
* [[spoiler:RealityWarper]]
* SuperEmpowering: Can enhance a Sprite's nature to impressive levels.
* TouchedByVorlons: More like she is the Vorlon... and it's not a good touch.
* VisionaryVillain / WellIntentionedExtremist: Or at least she claims to be this [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/04/29/325-the-shard-of-tears/ in her conversation with Magus]]. Apparently she doesn't want to destroy the Videoland simply ForTheEvulz; she considers the lives of its inhabitants to be full of pain and she wants to [[MercyKill free them from their suffering by killing them]].


* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's an annoying, hyperactive pop-up virus. He's also working to end existence.
* BunnyEarsLawyer[=/=]ObfuscatingStupidity: He's either putting on an act to get people to underestimate him, or he using his annoying, hyperactive personality to put people off. But he's pretty damn dangerous given his access to the environment systems.

'''Eggplant Wizard'''

* AchievementsInIgnorance: You can't actually learn magic from a ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' book. That doesn't stop him.
* BodySnatcher: He cast a spell on the survivors of the Argo that made it possible for him to do this. Whenever he gets killed, he just takes over one of the survivors' bodies and transforms it into his own - while his victim dies in his place. This saves his life in a fight against [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]].
* EvilGloating: Tries this twice on Samus Aran. Gets shot in the face and frozen solid for trying.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: His attempt to MindProbe Samus not only has her breaking him, but she also plants a telepathic suggestion that eventually makes him break her out.
** His MindProbe on Golbez also doesn't work out so hot.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The MindProbe. Also, [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]]]] used the fact that he is a BodySnatcher against him to threaten him with FateWorseThanDeath [[spoiler:and he was saved only by the Monkeyspank virus's intervention.]]
* MindProbe: Attempts this on Samus. It backfires. ''Horribly''.
** He tries this again on Golbez. It backfires slightly less horribly.
* PungeonMaster: He constantly makes vegetable-themed puns -- and, to add insult to injury, right after that [[DontExplainTheJoke he explains them]].
-->[[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/30/169-ten-times-as-vicious-still-just-as-stupid/ Quite the ethical pickle for you, isn't it my dear? Gwe he he! Get it? Pickles are vegetables!]]
* [[spoiler:SharingABody: As a result of snatching a body of yet-unknown [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2013/05/10/820-the-layers-peeled-away/ Touched]] [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2013/05/22/821-a-purple-predicament/ someone]], who not only survived it but also was able to reclaim the control of the body.]]

'''Kain Highwind'''

-->''Soon my dear Rose, you will be mine!"

* BerserkButton: As the population of the Mithril town learned the hard way, he ''really'' hates being mocked.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* IgnoredEpiphany: He has one about the nature of his love for Rosa [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/07/01/157-kains-flashback-3-kains-revelation-2/ in episode 157]].
* NoSenseOfDirection: The side effect of his brainwashing.
* StalkerWithACrush: He is completely obsessed with Queen Rosa, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/05/02/107-hopefully-hes-not-into-sheisen-2/ to the point where he built]] [[StalkerShrine a (disturbing) shrine to her]]. Eventually, [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/10/25/405-tock-of-the-clock/ he got his own stalker with a crush.]]
* UnwittingPawn: As a part of Spoony's plan to summon the Sovereign of Sorrow Kain was ordered to kill Bob. He ended up being tricked by Bob into thinking that Bikke was Bob in disguise, letting him go (and eventually help Alex escape from prison) and killing Bikke. [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/27/154-doesnt-he-know-to-take-the-bad-news-first-2/ Spoony wasn't too happy about this]].
* WeakWilled: [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/04/30/106-protect-the-environment-recycle-old-jokes/ Lampshaded by Alex]]:
-->Kain is the reason you don't want your 3rd edition D&D fighter to have a Will save of -1. Because you'll end up getting manipulated by every asshole and their mother who can cast charm person.


* AbductionIsLove
* CardCarryingVillain
* {{Determinator}}: The fact that he lost to Mario [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/05/03/327-the-cat-wouldnt-know/ 463 times]] is no reason to give up for him.
* EvilIsPetty: He kindapped Princess Peach and tricked Max Force into trying to kill Mario. He is also guilty of [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/05/276-must-have-been-on-the-tablet-moses-smashed/ being a pervert, hogging the remote, cable theft]] and [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2004/03/04/425-tomatoes-belong-in-the-fruit-group-actually/ not paying his library fines]].
* TheFightingNarcissist
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Even though it ultimately didn't work, one has to admit that sending Max Force against Mario was actually a pretty clever idea.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: So far he hasn't done anything besides sit in his castle and wait for Mario, and send Max Force after him.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: He tries to invoke this [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/02/06/277-hes-one-coo-koopa-playa/ during his conversation with Princess Peach]], presenting himself as the NiceGuy who's been with her during the worst of times and Mario as more concerned about his adventures than about Peach. His argument kind of falls apart when Peach points out that he's been with her all this time because he kept kidnapping her.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He seems to genuinely believe that he's unbeatable and that he'll succeed in all his plans. Those 463 times Mario's beaten him up? BeginnersLuck! Obviously he will win the next time!
* VillainousCrush: On Princess Peach, naturally.

'''Daos, Gades and Amon'''

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

[[WMG: Alex's Flaws]]

'''Anne Robinson'''

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


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

'''Alanis Morissette'''

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

[[WMG: Touched]]


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


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

'''Max Force'''

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


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


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

[[WMG: Others]]

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

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


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

'''Doctor Wily'''

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

'''King Hippo'''

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