Tropes relating to the cast of CucumberQuest. '''Beware of Spoilers'''.

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! Heroes

[[folder:Cucumber]]

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[[TheHero Our illustrious hero!]] ... whether he wants to be or not. Cucumber is a smart kid who wants nothing more than to go to magic school and hone his spellcraft, but Destiny (in the form of his parents and the Dream Oracle) will have none of it. The OnlySaneMan in a world insistent on GenreSavvy, Cucumber is nevertheless always willing to help someone in trouble -- though his combat skills and attitude may need a bit of work.

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!!Provides examples of:
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Look at his portrait. Note the book and the vulnerable-looking expression.
* BadassBookworm: It took him awhile to show it, But Cuco is a very powerful magic user.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: The reason he has to go on his quest. "It's in his blood!"
* BigBrotherInstinct: While he believes Almond can be, and would be, a better legendary hero than him, he doesn't feel comfortable letting her do it alone, mainly because of worry over how his parents would react.
* ChildProdigy: Cuco has the same magical power rating as prodigy Peridot. His heroic quest also gets in the way of his planned entry into a prestigious magical academy for the 'gifted and/or incredibly wealthy'.
* TheChosenOne: He comes from a heroic lineage, making him the "legendary hero". Chosen by the Dream Oracle.
* CowardlyLion: Can be more cowardly than Carrot at times, but unlike Carrot, Cucumber rarely has to talk himself into helping people in danger.
* CuteBookworm: Cute as a button, and is looking forward to enrolling at Magic School and learning lots.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Variant.
-->'''Nightmare Knight:''' We meet at last, Legendary Hero. I have heard many things about you.\\
'''Cucumber:''' '''''THE NIGHTMARE KNIGHT IS SAYING WORDS AT ME'''''\\
'''Nightmare Knight:''' ...and it appears that all of them were accurate.
* KillHimAlready: Says the "Finish him already!" variant to Almond.
* HeroicLineage: ...but his father wasn't a hero!
-->[[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/?webcomic_post=page-32 "SO IT SKIPS A GENERATION HERE AND THERE!!"]]
* InSeriesNickname: Almond shortens his name to Cuco. Pronounced "cyu-coh."
* IronicName: Another for April fools day. Bacon points out Cucumber's hair looks nothing like a Cucumber unlike other characters with hairstyles similar to their names.
* MakingASplash: In chapter two we see him use water magic by invoking the power of the Splash Stone with his wand.
* OnlySaneMan: It's his schtick. A lot of his funnier moments come from questioning how reasonable conventional fantasy hero tropes are.
* OxygenatedUnderwaterBubbles: He can cast a bubble-head spell that gives characters a source of oxygen to breathe underwater.
* PlayingWithFire: When saving Nautilus, the very first spell we see him use is fire magic. The Crabsters even mention this trope by name:
--> ''"YOW! This kid's [[PlayingWithFire playin' with fire!]] Let's scram boys!"''
* PyrrhicVictory: Cucumber points out that, even though Noisemaster lost, he doesn't really feel as though he and his team "won".
* RedheadInGreen: It does a good job of making him stand out in Caketown, which has very little green with its pastry motif.
* RefusalOfTheCall: [[ButThouMust Unfortunately, he doesn't really have a choice in the matter]].
%%* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* TheUnfavorite: To his father, who clearly wanted a more conventionally heroic son, and who will happily share his anecdote about "the ''first'' time Cucumber failed him miserably."
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: After he (or rather, his team) beat Splashmaster, Cucumber's wand merges with the Disaster Stone they obtained afterwards and grants him [[MakingASplash water spells.]] Time will tell if this continues.

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[[folder:Almond]]

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Our illustrious hero!...'s little sister. Almond can't quite believe her nerdy brother is the supposed "Legendary Hero" when ''she's'' the one with the fighting chops, the can-do attitude, and the sheer grit to make it happen. Though she may tease Cuco like there's no tomorrow, Almond will always back him up in a fight -- and sometimes run ahead of him into said fight.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: She's training to be a knight, and is great with a sword. She pretty much handles most if not all of the action, and she's really good at it. She wins fights constantly where other characters fail. And even orchestrates a jail break when she's captured.
* BadassAdorable: Arguably all CQ characters are adorable. But for her age she certainly doesn't ''look'' like she could take on opponents many times her size.
* BloodKnight: Very eager to fight.
* BullyingADragon: When she learns Mutemaster's "weakness" is sudden noises, she screams in his face and topples him over. Unfortunately for her, this turns out to be his BerserkButton rather than a way to defeat him, and [[BewareTheQuietOnes the normally placid creature becomes enraged]].
* CallingYourAttacks: Evil-Vanquishing Almond Slicer!
* CherryBlossoms: They float around her on her mini print and her updated profile card.
* CrutchCharacter: Handles essentially all of the fighting in the prologue, but then the party is scattered. She came back in time for the first boss though.
* DeadpanSnarker: Almond may not be as much a straight man as Cuco but she still calls people on their ridiculousness.
* DecoyProtagonist: Almond definitely is up front and center in Chapter 0 and much of the prologue, but later she disappears and Cucumber begins to take his place back as protagonist.
* FlowerInHerHair/ HairDecorations: She wears a flower decoration in her hair. It might have some meaning about her childishness, but it's probably mostly there just to look cute.
* TheGadfly: Almond likes to tease a lot of the other characters and ask them {{Armor Piercing Question}}s to get a funny reaction. ''Especially'' Peridot, who wants to deny she admires Almond. Her brother Cucumber is teased by her a lot too.
* GenreSavvy: Intentionally [[spoiler: gives the final Disaster Stone to Peridot, because]] what's a story without a BigBad? Fortunately for her, she's right.
* GlassCannon: 5-star Attack, but only 2 Defense.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Which helps underscore the fact that it's her, and not Cucumber, who seems ideally suited to being a legendary hero. [[LampshadeHanging As both of them point out]], to no avail.
* HeroicLineage: Double Subverted -- yes, she's descended from the same line of legendary heroes that Cucumber is. ''But,'' she's not allowed to try out for being the legendary hero herself, because she's the little sister whose job is to be kidnapped and rescued. ''That said,'' she'll still kick anyone's butt, and has latched on to this quest, and won't let go.
* HeroicSpirit: According to Gigi's commentary the apparent reason that Peridot's magic doesn't turn Almond's sword into stone is that she has enough "[[HotBlooded fighting spirit]]" to NoSell it.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Television is apparently the reason for her excellent swordplay.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her Plan A for every confrontation is to smash it with her sword. Even if the person she's fighting is not technically doing anything wrong. Fortunately she has Cucumber and Carrot to prevent any unnecessary fighting.
* TalkToTheFist: "Bonks" Tomato with her sword during his boasting about why she should be scared of him.
* SitcomArchNemesis: With Peridot, if she actually considers Peridot an enemy, seems to like teasing her.
* TheUnchosenOne: She's better at being a hero than her brother is. But being the older brother Cucumber was chosen instead.

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[[folder:Carrot]]

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A loyal knight -- if not quite the bravest, or the most competent -- who has joined Cucumber and Almond on their quest. Has a wider knowledge of the world of Dreamside than either of the two kids. Will stop at nothing to rescue his fair damsel, Princess Parfait.

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!!Provides examples of:
* AdultChild: Despite being an adult, he's still very immature, particularly when coupled with his CowardlyLion traits.
* BladeOnAStick: Carries a carrot-tipped pike.
* BriefAccentImitation: He [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-426/ attempts a stereotypical French accent when playing Madame Tambourine]], likely based off Princess Parfait's own, and is mortified to think she might ever find out.
* ButtMonkey: He used to be this when he was a BLT member. According to Bacon's description of him on april fool's day.
* CowardlyLion: When we first meet Sir Carrot he's hiding up in a tree from a "monster" who wasn't even trying to attack him. Other times in the story when faced with a fight he notes that he'd much rather run away. He won't abandon his friends however, and will steel himself into helping when necessary.
* FailureKnight: Is completely devoted to Princess Parfait who he tried to save, but was tragically stopped by the BLT trio when they joined Cordelia.
* TheFettered: He's very honorable and responsible, in a way that's typical of chivalrous knights.
* GoodIsBoring: Sir Carrot represents this. The highlights for him at his Knight job were "rescuing stray pets" and "massaging his King's feet". He also agreed that Cucumber should [[JustEatTheMacguffin break the Disaster Stones]] to avert the necessity of their quest.
* MyGreatestFailure: He couldn't stop Cordelia and the BLT trio, and had to escape.
* OnlySaneMan: To a lesser extent than Cucumber, but still somewhat present.
* SaveThePrincess: He joins Cucumber and Almond on their quest so that he can save Princess Parfait and find the Dream sword.
* TheSoCalledCoward: Prefers the nonviolent option, but he does stand up to Splashmaster to rescue Almond when he hears she's been captured. He loses and is captured too, but hey at least he tried!
* TokenAdult: He's the only adult in the group. Confirmed to be an adult by [[http://gigidigi.tumblr.com/post/75358888766/princesskaiju-asked-you-if-you-had-the gigi on tumblr]].
* WholesomeCrossDresser: Looks pretty good once being DraggedIntoDrag by Count Legato.

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[[folder:Princess Nautilus]]

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The sweet and nerdy princess of the Ripple Kingdom, who is eager to help Cucumber, the Legendary Hero, succeed -- unfortunately, she appears to be more than a little disorganized.

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!!Provides examples of:

* TheBeastmaster: She's able to summon a familiar named Liquus who attacks for her. She was given Liquus as a birthday gift. [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/chapter-1-bonus-2/ Nautilus says]] that the summoner's personality determines what familiar they summon from the "royal instrument of summoning", and that she and Liquus were meant to be friends from the start.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While she is normally sweet, [[ThinkHappyThoughts and thinks everyone should think positive]], you don't want to make her mad.
** [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-438/ DUDE]]
* BlindWithoutEm: The result when Legato takes her glasses off. She wanders around aimlessly because she can't see.
* ComicalOverreacting: A lot of her funniest moments are because of this. Some of them even border on CuteButPsycho, as people are seen recoiling from her in fear.
* CookingDuel: Variant: Challenges Splashmaster to a [[IncomingHam Limbo Duel]], for wearing the stolen [[CoolCrown limbo crown]], and having the gall to look cuter than her in it.
* CuteButPsycho: A more benign version of the trope, she can get pretty scary at times when she's upset.
* DamselInDistress: Her first appearance features her menaced by a pack of tough-talking crabs that are about 1/5th her size. And she's clearly distressed.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: wears extravagant, sparkly clothes, and is entrusted with knowledge of dreamsides legends, to help Cucumber because she's royalty.
* EmbarrassingNickname: One gets the impression that Cuco isn't the first person to suggest shortening her name to "[[AccidentalInnuendo Nautie]]".
* GenkiGirl / ThePollyanna: Alternates between the two. Nautilus is ''very'' energetic, and always excited about their adventure. On a few occasions though her positivity has gotten in the way of her using ''[[TheDitz basic common sense]]'' in dangerous situations [[spoiler: and she goads the Nightmare Night into attacking in the direction of her and Cucumber because of it]].
* InsistentTerminology:
-->'''Nautilus:''' It's not a ''cell phone'', Cucumber. It's a ''Royal Instrument of Summoning'' that's been passed down through my ''family'' for ''generations.''
* IronicFear: She's afraid to try swimming at one point, even though she lives in a island/kingdom surrounded by beaches, and lakes.
* JumpedAtTheCall: She was eager to join the heroes and help them on their quest.
* LargeHam: Mostly when her duties as a Princess or Limbo are involved.
* MrExposition: Positively thrilled to be able to fulfill her role as this. [[TheDitz Unfortunately, she's terrible at it]].
* {{Meganekko}}: She's a glasses wearing girl who uses so much positive thinking that it makes her very naive. She's still clever though, and knowledgeable about old legends, and other lands in dreamside.
* NerdGlasses: Of the round horn-rim variant. Knowledgeable of legends of the legendary hero to the point that she says "she breathes this stuff"
* RageBreakingPoint: Nautilus puts up with Legato's play for most of the time, even though she's not very happy about it. But when Legato [[spoiler:breaks her Royal Instument of Summoning]], all stops are pulled and she [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lets Legato have it.]]
* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives a major one to Legato after he breaks her instrument of summoning, and because he was being a creep.
* ShockAndAwe: Liquus uses electric attacks, on command, and is assumed to be some kind of electric eel.
* SillyMeGesture: When she remembers a minor detail she should have mentioned earlier.
-->'''Nautilus:''' Oh gosh, I'm such a silly! I can't believe I forgot that the Melody Kingdom [[spoiler:has two Disaster Masters!]]\\
'''Cucumber:''' You forgot [+'''''WHAT!?'''''+]
* StoneWall: As the stat sheet would have it.
* SummonMagic: Her high special stats seem to come from being able to summon familiars.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Despite, you know...living on an island...
* SupernaturalPhone: Sorry, ''Royal Instrument of Summoning''. Used to summon her familiar, Liquus.
* ThemeNaming: Her name, Nautilus, is a kind of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NautilusCutawayLogarithmicSpiral.jpg seashell]]. It goes with the Ripple Kingdom's tropical beach theme.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: When Cucumber groans about them probably not making it in time to stop the noise blaster from destroying the Melody Kingdom, Nautilus goes on a rant about how there's nothing you can't achieve if you're positive enough!
* {{Tsundere}}: ''Deredere'' by default, alternating ''very'' abruptly between "''tsun''" and "''dere''".

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! Villains

[[folder:Tomato]]

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Leader of the BLT Trio, who seems perpetually mad at everything in the world, and is always looking for someone to pick on. Usually Bacon.

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!!Provides examples of:
* BlackShirt: He's not a nice guy, but he and his crew probably wouldn't have caused trouble on his own.
* EvilRedhead: Has red hair, and betrayed Carrot and Princess Parfait whom he was guarding to join Cordelia when she took over.
%%* HotBlooded
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: He has an interest in the captive Princess Parfait.
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: He can be kind of a jerk sometimes. Even the Nightmare Knight doesn't like him.
* MotorMouth: Once he gets going on how he's the ''manliest knight in caketown''.
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: He thinks he's a babe magnet, even though most women (except Lettuce for some reason) are repulsed by him. He even carries around a bottle of "cloying cologne" and a "book of one-liners" in his inventory to up his game; it's obviously not working.
* ProudBeauty: Very proud of his manly-good-looks and "luscious locks", which he expects to cause every girl to adore him. In his Q&A he goes on talking about how "hair care is a necessity for every manly man".
-->'''Lettuce:''' Like, I do his hair every morning.\\
'''Tomato:''' s-SHH!! Doesn't anybody know to how to keep a secret around here!?
* {{Straw Loser}}s: Tomato attempts to deliberately invoke this by hanging around Lettuce and Bacon. He's claimed a few times that them being in the group makes him more confident, and cool by comparison to them. Much the opposite is true in Bacon's case at least for the coolness part since he always messes up their group dynamics.
* TerribleTrio: With Lettuce and Bacon. :His confidence actually suffers a serious blow when he learns [[spoiler: [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-479/ how important Bacon was]] [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-480/ to their group motif]].]]
* VillainousCrush: Has one on Princess Parfait.
* WouldHitAGirl: Says he would. "In the face. With a sword."

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[[folder:Lettuce]]

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Second-in-command (of three...) of the BLT Trio. Kind of a, like, ValleyGirl, and ''totally'' obnoxious. Has a "thing" for Tomato.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BlackShirt: Lettuce probably wouldn't have become a villain if Tomato hadn't joined Cordelia when she took over caketown.
* HiddenDepths: She is actually shown to be angry at Tomato for kicking Bacon off the squad and apparently knows French.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:In the second interlude, she is shown to be respectably intelligent, but lapses back into her ValleyGirl persona whenever anybody notices.]]
* SquishyWizard: Has 2 defense, but a high attack and specialty stat.
* TerribleTrio: With Tomato and Bacon
* ValleyGirl: It's ''like'' the way she talks. She has the accent and says "like" and "oh my god" a lot. She's also clearly fashion conscious. She does Tomato's hair.

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[[folder:Bacon]]

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The third member of the BLT Trio, much to the dismay of Lettuce and Tomato. Bacon appears to waddle through life with a vague cheeriness, implying that there's not that much going on upstairs.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BreakoutCharacter: Despite being a minor character and a ButtMonkey, he's gained a sizable fanbase, and has gotten more time in the comic since Chapter 2 because of it. Ironically, his popularity is probably ''because'' of all of the jokes at his expense, both in-story and by the author herself online.
* ButtMonkey: He's always screwing up the BLT trio's group dynamics, is bullied by Tomato, and is always on the butt end of jokes. To the point that even the author makes fun of him via TheRant.
* DeliciousDistraction: He's constantly distracted by food, which is problematic when you live in a kingdom made of it. He tried to eat Princess Parfait's tea set once, which was made of sugar, but Tomato stopped him.
* GeniusDitz: For all of his shortcomings he proves himself to be a surprisingly effective actor in Legato's play, despite how bad the play itself is.
* HostileShowTakeover: Took over the comic on April Fools Day '13. The new page, the banner, and character page pictures were all changed to resemble his pig-like character design. The descriptions on the character page were also changed to be from his point of view.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Not only is he a pretty lousy enforcer, even compared to Lettuce and Tomato, but he also fouls up their [[HammyHerald special introductory speeches]] and makes a nuisance of himself with his [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-41/ dopey]], [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-87/ gluttonous]] ways. [[spoiler:Tomato [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-364/ eventually realized he was a liability]] during a moment of anger, and [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-365/ kicked poor Bacon off the Trio]]. [[InsistentTerminology (Well, Duo, now.]])]]
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Still a bunny, but clearly modeled after a pig. This was applied to all the characters during April Fools Day '13 - see Hostile Show Takeover above.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the [[VagueAge "Yes, He's an Adult"]] age bracket according to WordOfGod.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Reveals he can't swim using Nautilus's character sheet when he took over the site on April Fool's day.
* TerribleTrio: With Tomato and Lettuce. [[spoiler:He's since been removed from the team.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: All the applause Bacon gets from the audience of Legato's play. One of them yells ''[[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-446/ "YOU ROCK!!"]]'', and he tears up a bit.

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[[folder:Peridot]]

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Queen Cordelia's top henchwitch, complete with pointy hat and flying broomstick. Her skill in magic far outstrips her maturity. She seems loyal to Queen Cordelia and dismissive of everyone else, and her preferred method of dealing with people is to [[TakenForGranite Take Them For Granite]]... er, peridot.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BlackMagicianGirl: Young and spunky, and uses offensive magic.
* CuteWitch: For the most part, all of Cucumber Quest's characters are cute. She's also from the crystal kingdom according to WordOfGod, is a magical prodigy, and has the power to turn things to peridot crystal.
* TheDragon: She's the one out collecting the stones for Cordelia, and is clearly her most competent minion ([[SurroundedByIdiots though that really isn't saying much]]).
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Her magic and broomstick often leave trails of stars.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her name is pronounced Peri-DOH. And it's a big enough BerserkButton for her to fearlessly chew out the ''Nightmare Knight''.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Despite declaring herself Almond's enemy, she has helped her as many times than she's fought her.
* SweetTooth: She ordered Baguette and Tartelette to [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-53/ make her a cake.]]
** WordOfGod is that she ''pretends'' to have sophisticated tastes, but really the only food she ever wants is sugar of any kind. [[NotSoDifferent And it's something she and Almond have in common.]]
* TennisBoss: Almond defeated her in their first encounter by reflecting an attack back at her.
* TakenForGranite: Her signature move is turning people and things into peridot statues.
* TheRival: Played up as this for Almond.
** In her updated character profile, instead of having the standard stars for her stats, they all say "better than Almond". She might be playing this up a bit too hard.
* {{Tsundere}}: Despite her attitude, she's easily flustered at times. Not to mention that a few of her lines seem to come straight from the tsundere handbook.
-->'''Peridot:''' I... I'm not taking this because I need your pity or anything, okay?!
* VillainousCrush: [[WordOfGay Gigi has explicitly stated]] that Peridot's actions towards Almond are because she has a crush on her.
* VillainousRescue: She saves Almond from one of Legato's fire breathing musical instruments by turning it to stone. [[IWasJustPassingThrough Allegedly, she "missed."]]
* WitchBroomstick: Her primary mode of transportation. It's also her magic wand.

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[[folder:Queen Cordelia]]

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The BigBad of the series, not much is known about this enigmatic vixen who has set up residence in Caketown Castle. She has little patience with incompetent minions, and certainly no good intentions for Dreamside.

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!!Provides examples of:
* ([[FauxAffablyEvil Faux]]?) AffablyEvil: Too early to tell where she falls on the spectrum at this point, but she squeals and hops up and down like a schoolgirl when Peridot brings the last Disaster Stone.
* BigBadDuumvirate / VillainTeamUp: She shares BigBad status with the Nightmare Knight. Needing the power to conquer Dreamside she had the disaster stones gathered, and revived the Nightmare Knight. They've since joined forces.
* CatsAreMean: She's modeled after a cat, her goal is ''World Domination'', and she cares very little about what happens to the people in dreamside to get it done.
* CatGirl: Her ears are stated to be weird on her character sheet, and she's modeled after a cat.
* EvilLaugh: [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/?webcomic_post=page-3 See page 3.]]
* FangsAreEvil: It's paired off with her cat-like traits for evil-ness.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Her updated official bio calls her drink "juice for grown-ups", parodying this kind of {{Bowdlerisation}} in actual games and cartoons.
* FurAndLoathing: Her dress has a large fur fringe along the top edge.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Cat ears.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Her outfit is black with red fur fringe, and her goal is ''World Domination!''
* RubberForeheadAlien: She has cat ears, unique amongst the bunny-eared popilace, and makes cryptic references to "this planet". Commander Caboodle's sudden crash landing in Chapter 1 all but directly states that she's actually an alien.
* TakeOverTheWorld: After she took over Caketown's throne; there's only been one evil goal on her mind: ''World Domination!!''
* VagueAge: The stat sheet calls attention to it.
* WineIsClassy: Is typically clutching a glass of red wine.

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[[folder:The Nightmare Knight]]

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[[DarkIsEvil A dark and powerful malevolent entity]], revived by Cordelia. Can only be defeated by the Legendary Hero. He is willing to assist Cordelia in her plans, but makes it clear that he is '''''not''''' just another one of her minions, and is only working for her because of a common motive... or, perhaps, an ''ulterior'' motive.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ASinisterClue: Gigi confirmed this trope is in play when she said he is left handed on [[https://twitter.com/gigideegee/status/450110928910942208 her twitter]].
-->'''Gigi Digi''': cq fact- the nightmare knight is left-handed, by the way. because, y'know, left-handed people are totally evil
* BadLiar: Parfait says that Nightmare Knight's a bad liar when he makes a poor excuse for saving her from Tomato the last time they met. He claims he did it because her screaming annoyed him.
* BigBadDuumvirate/ VillainTeamUp: He cast destruction and ruin across Dreamside thousands of years ago, and is ready to do it again. He's since teamed up with Queen Cordelia after she released him with the disaster stones, and shares BigBad status with her.
* BigEntrance: Makes them pretty often. It helps that he's well ''big'', and that along with his size his magic sparkles portray him as majestic and ominous, which plays up the drama during unexpected entrances. Notable times this has happened are when Cordelia summoned him, and his appearances in chapter 2, and it's interlude.
* BigWhat: Variant. [[spoiler: He responds with "MY WHAT!?" when Princess Parfait asks him about his childhood]].
* BlackKnight: Seeing as how he's the big boss of the Disaster masters, and master of evil and all. He's the most dangerous foe the heroes will have to face. He's Clad in all black armor, and his motives are shrouded in mystery.
* TheComicallySerious: In spite of being SurroundedByIdiots, His Evil Darkness never fails to stay completely straight-faced. His deadpan reactions to other character can be especially funny.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Due to various circumstances, the Nightmare Knight is revealed to be ''very'' aware of what prevented his victory before, and is already taking steps to prevent it from happening again. [[SurroundedByIdiots His minions' ability to complete those steps is another story entirely.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Does not approve of Tomato's petty bullying.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Lampshaded by Bacon on April Fool's day.
-->'''Bacon:''' How does he get anything done with all those sparkles everywhere? I bet they get all over his hands, and in his eyes and stuff.
* EvilIsNotAToy: The Nightmare Knight warns Cordelia that he is ''not'' one of her subjects, and advises her to watch her tone.
* EvilWearsBlack: Clad in all black armor, and is the greatest, and most dangerous enemy of Dreamside. Cucumber is destined to confront him.
* EyeTake: The Nightmare Knight's eyes go wide with surprise when [[spoiler: Princess Parfait calls him "her friend"]].
* FlatWhat: [[spoiler: When Parfait calls him a "friend" it's so surprising to him that the only thing he can reply with is "a what"]]. The lack of punctuation notes the flatness in his tone.
* FriendlessBackground: BoldInflation emphasizes to the audience that [[spoiler: the Nightmare Knight has never made a friend before. He also says he has no desire for friendship.]]
* GentleGiant: He's notoriously feared for causing destruction upon Dreamside thousands of years ago, and his default expression is an angry or bored glare... however, he's done some [[PetTheDog good deeds]] to protect innocent people on multiple occasions. He's also incredibly gentle to the tiny bunny people around him, almost never carrying them by their clothes (with the exception of Tomato when he was being a jerk), and he rarely resorts to using force to solve his problems, preferring to talk or incite fear in people instead.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: It's impossible to tell what his true goals are at this point. [[spoiler:But when he had the opportunity to stop Cucumber from completing his quest at all, he instead broke the wall that was stopping him from stopping Noisemaster. Queen Cordelia eventually notices how suspicious it is that the tremendously powerful Nightmare Knight keeps losing and greatly annoys him by asking WhyDontYouJustShootHim]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He saved Princess Parfait from being bullied, and [[spoiler:secretly saved the city of Trebleopolis from certain destruction by protecting it with a magic barrier]]. When Parfait points out the former case to him he makes an excuse saying she annoyed him to [[SlaveToPR maintain his evil reputation]]. It's also worth noting the way he saved Parfait is an almost identical parallel to the way Cabbage is said to have saved Bagel, which is used to portray him in a similar light.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: He claims that the only reason he saved Parfait from Tomato was because she was screaming too loudly. Parfait doesn't have any of it.
-->'''Parfait''': For someone so evil, Sir Nightmare, you're not a very good liar.\\
'''Nightmare Knight''': Silence.
* LargeAndInCharge: He is, by far, the largest character in the comic, and the boss of the Disaster Masters.
* MasterOfAll: He's so powerful, his stats won't even fit in his bio. [[TheDreaded No wonder he's so feared.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Knights are powerful, nightmares are scary. And a nightmare is a bad version of a dream, as in Dreamside and its guardian, the Dream Oracle.
* NotSoStoic: When Princess Parfait says [[spoiler:"she's made a new friend" out of him he drops his default bored expression and reacts with a FlatWhat and his [[EyeTake eyes go wide]] with surprise. His reaction can be seen on [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-490/ this page]]]].
* PetTheDog: He's had few moments of these. The first time was when he saved Princess Parfait from being bullied by Tomato.
* PowerGlows: Nightmare Knight's magic powers usually have a purple glow with magic sparkles. Except for that time in chapter two where he used a fireball attack, and it glowed with the colors of a sunset.
* PurpleIsPowerful: He wears a long purple cape that leaves magic sparkles trailing behind him as he walks, and his magic powers have a purple glow.
* SealedEvilInACan: To bring him into the world, the Disaster Stones must be brought together.
* SeenItAll: Pretty much all of his lines and reactions have a trace of world-weariness to them. [[spoiler: Being summoned as the ultimate evil 100 times and being defeated continually probably has something to do with that. He's pretty much seen mostly everything before.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy: The Nightmare Knight has spikes along his arms up to his shoulders, and on the side of his head to portray him as villainous.
* TheStoic: The Nightmare Knight very rarely expresses emotion throughout the comic beyond a bored stare or mild annoyance. This is because he's SeenItAll, and has become jaded over time. His Stoic expressions also lend him to being played as TheComicallySerious.
* SlaveToPR: Despite doing a few good deeds as the comic has gone on he'll deny them if they're ever brought up to maintain his bad reputation.
* TopHeavyGuy: Gigi's sketches have confirmed that he ''does'' have legs, but [[http://i.imgur.com/C1RXIqml.png they're just very small compared to the rest of him]]. They aren't seen in-comic until [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-491/ he becomes so flustered that he finally drifts out of his sparkle cloud cape]].
* WhamShot:
** A big one for him comes in Chapter 2, where [[spoiler:all of Trebleopolis is saved by a starry, purple barrier...both qualities that are heavily associated with the Nightmare Knight. [[WordOfGod Gigi pretty much confirmed]] that he was the one who put it up through Twitter.]]
** His face when [[spoiler:Parfait tells him she considers him a friend. It is the first time anyone's said such a thing to him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Splashmaster]]

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A giant squid and the first known Disaster Master of the Nightmare Knight. What he lacks in brains, he makes up for in brawn. Kinda.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BreakoutCharacter: Similar to Bacon. There's a part of the audience that really likes Splashmaster for his ButtMonkey tendencies, and his silliness. And also because, despite doing such a bad job, he was just trying so hard to do it right.
* TheBrute: Pretty much only good at attacking. Splashmaster pretty much has no plan, only getting his job done through brute force.
* ButtMonkey: Splashmaster is the subject of many jokes by the Nightmare Knight and Noisemaster for being the least capable of the disaster masters.
* CoDragons: Splashmaster along with the other disaster masters is one of the the Nightmare Knight's top minions. All the Disaster Masters take orders from NK. Each of the Disaster Masters are extremely powerful bosses tasked with conquering an area in Dreamside. They must all be defeated before the heroes can challenge Nightmare Knight himself. The region Splashmaster is ordered to conquer is the Ripple Kingdom.
* CoolCrown: "Limbo King." At least he thinks it's cool.
* CookingDuel: Is challenged by Nautilus to a [[IncomingHam Limbo Duel]] to prove his right to be Limbo Royalty.
* {{Cyclops}}: Has one giant eye, befitting an enormous squid monster.
* DumbMuscle: Attack stat beyond maxed out, but only a 1 in Special.
* EliteMooks: Splashmaster is the first of the Nightmare Knight's elite servants the "Disaster Masters".
* GiantMook: Splashmaster is so large/tall that he's twice as tall as the wrecked flagship in his lair. He spends his time capsizing ships like these near the coast of the Ripple Kingdom. He's also about two or three heads shorter than the Nightmare Knight.
* GiantSquid: Clearly modeled after a giant squid.
* GlassCannon: Even more so than Almond. When Almond finally manages to hit him with a sword, he proves to be MadeOfPlasticine. Two-star defense indeed...
* TheNoseless: Has no nose. Well he IS a squid afterall.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Can't speak complete sentences properly, and is a poor speller to boot.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Noisemaster]]

The second of the Nightmare Knight's Disaster Masters, he is a colorful and cheerful villain who likes a good ''party!'' But don't underestimate this high flyer: he kidnapped Princess Piano before anyone even knew he was there, and has been shown to take his mission a great deal more seriously than anyone -- even his boss -- suspects.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ArtShift: Oh, dear lord, the colors. Colors everywhere. And how does he get his speech balloons like that?
** Furthermore, when he momentarily drops the act, his colors and speech bubbles get much darker and subdued.
** A subtle difference whenever he appears--the crayon-like aesthetic of the rest of the comic is changed to a flat style.
* AudienceParticipationSong: How he introduces himself when he crashes the birthday concert in the Melody Kingdom.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He comes very, ''very'' close to winning and destroying Trebleopolis, [[spoiler:and there's nothing the heroes can do to stop him. Someone else needs to step in...]]
* BigEyesLittleEyes: Noisemaster and Mutemaster are perfect examples of both variants. Noisemaster has one large eye, which makes up most of his "face" to emphasize his small stature, and make him appear cute.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The little guy to Mutemaster's big guy, Noisemaster being the size of house cat, while Mutemaster can barely fit through the doors of Rhythm ridge castle.
* CallBack: "[[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-471/ So,]] it's like [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-353/ that.]]"
* CoDragons: Noisemaster along with the other disaster masters is one of the Nightmare Knight's top minions. All of the Disaster Masters take orders from NK. Each of the Disaster Masters are extremely powerful bosses tasked with conquering an area in Dreamside. They must all be defeated before the heroes can challenge Nightmare Knight himself. The region Noisemaster is ordered to conquer is the Melody Kingdom with Mutemaster helping him.
* {{Cyclops}}: He has a single large eye resembling a speaker.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cucumber attempts to reason to reason with him at one point, and he pretends to listen to get the team to lower their guard, even bringing in Mutemaster and showing a fake soft side. He ''seems'' to [[FreudianSlip accidentally reveal Mutemaster's weakness by saying that he outright passed out once Piano started screaming]]. Almond takes advantage of this, screaming at Mutemaster to defeat him...but it turns out that loud noises ''actually'' trigger Mutemaster's BerserkButton, and Mutemaster immobilizes all of the good guys but Nautilus and Piano. Mutemaster then blasts Nautilus, and Piano, thinking that Nautilus was killed, screams, causing the Noise Blaster to finally reach 100%.
* DrivenToSuicide: Okay, so he can be resurrected later, but after he fails to destroy Trebleopolis (when [[spoiler:his Noise Blaster harmlessly bounces off a shield he didn't know was there]]) he calmly concedes defeat and [[spoiler:reverts back into a Disaster Stone]].
* {{Electronic Eye|s}}: After he tries to shock Nautilus, only to have his lightning attack reflected back at him, his eye cracks and looks like a broken TV screen, complete with a static screen.
* EliteMooks: Noisemaster is the second of the Nightmare Knight's "Disaster Masters".
* EvilLaugh
** [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-455/ Laughs maniacally at Cucumber for naively thinking he can solve the conflict by talking things out]]. On the next page, Noisemaster makes it clear that they have to fight [[ButThouMust "that's just how it is"]].
** When the Noise Blaster finally finishes charging, and his victory is in sight [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-466/ he begins cackling insanely, his faceplate now totally shattered]].
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His eye is made up of several thin, multicolored strobes and a central dot, which act as irises and a pupil, and are capable of distorting themselves like eyelids to show emotion.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he fails to destroy Trebleopolis, he calmly admits he's lost and [[spoiler:willingly morphs himself back into a Disaster Stone, which then drops harmlessly to the floor.]]
* FakeWeakness: Invokes this trope within minutes of meeting our heroic gang. He tells them that loud noises or shouts are Mutemaster's Achilles' Heel, when, in fact, it's his BerserkButton.
* FauxAffablyEvil: After Cucumber attempts to reason with him, he pretends to give what Cuco says some thought so he could get the team to lower their guard. It works, and Mutemaster immobilizes Cucumber, Carrot and Almond with his powers. Noisemaster fires a beam at Nautilus, seemingly killing her, and causes Piano to scream, fully charging the Noise Blaster as a result.
* TheGadfly: [[AllThereInTheManual Gigi says]] Noisemaster mostly plays up his energetic DJ persona because he knows it [[https://twitter.com/gigideegee/status/438593929089257472 gets on the Nightmare Knight's nerves]]. The way Noisemaster talks [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-455/ starting here]] is the way he's normally talked since was created. He drops a lot of the contractions and other {{Verbal Tic}}s.
* IncomingHam: Every time he shows up he enters with one-liner with his hip man persona.
* InternationalPopSongEnglish: The way he talks. For example he says "your" as "ya", and says words ending in the "ing" sound as "in".
* LargeHam: Particularly with his InternationalPopSongEnglish traits. He's pretty much putting on a humorous performance every time he shows up.
* MiniMook: WordOfGod says [[https://twitter.com/gigideegee/status/416374499882192896 Noisemaster is approximately the size of a cat]] (in response to [[https://twitter.com/gigideegee/status/416373033830342656 this]]).
** [[http://i.imgur.com/Klo9LLz.png She wasn't joking, either]]. He's [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-454/ even smaller than Almond]].
* NoMouth / TheNoseless: The only facial feature he has is an eye, which is where most of his facial expressions come from. Including "smiling".
* RainbowMotif: His color scheme uses every color of the rainbow. This makes sense for the Disaster Master of the music-themed Melody Kingdom, if you consider the 7 pitches of musical notes as represented by the colors of the rainbow.
* SerialEscalation: Splashmaster was more or less a big monster, but Noisemaster is a lot more emotionally complex.
* ShoutOut: His mannerisms are influenced by ''JetSetRadio'', according to WordOfGod.
* StepfordSmiler: He's a lot less peppy when he's not being watched, and seems to have grown secretly contemptuous of the Nightmare Knight over the years.
* TotallyRadical: Lampshaded by the Nightmare Knight, who can't believe he keeps talking like that.
* TheUnfought: The heroes never actually fight Noisemaster outside of that barrier Liquus made around Nautilus. [[spoiler: When the Noise Blaster fails he just gives up and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere turns into a Disaster Stone on the spot]].]]
* UselessAccessory: Has manifested a set of headphones as part of his appearance, despite presumably not having any ears.
* VerbalTic: He's not just Noisemaster, he's [[FauxAffablyEvil YA BOY NOISEMASTER]], in accordance with his "hype man" persona.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Count Legato / Panpipe]]

A mysterious sorcerer who has been terrorizing the people of Organetto by abducting anyone found outdoors after nightfall - despite having apparently been defeated by a hero over a century ago.
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!!Provides examples of:
* BishieSparkle: He sometimes appears in beams of light filled with dust motes, producing this effect. [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/legatobanner.png His banner]] uses the more typical "shiny lights out of nowhere".
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Not the Count Legato of legend, but keeps up the masquerade, and doesn't appreciate his ghostly minions blabbing about it.
* DisproportionateRetribution: it's a downplayed variant but still disproportionate. For humiliating Panpipe in class, Mandolin is locked in a cage that is draped with a banner reading ''"Ugly Boy"!'' Oh, the shame of it all!
* EasilyForgiven: Lute and the Heroes have no real problem with Panpipe after the reveal and back story, except Nautilus. Kind of. It's hard to tell with her sometimes.
* EmergingFromTheShadows: He first appeared in a website banner obscured in shadow. He's kept hidden in darkness in the comic to build suspense, until his legend is explained.
* FireballEyeballs: It's shown twice that whenever he gets very angry, either at his musical servants for being late or at Cucumber for demanding they be set free, they glow with a weird orange flame.Observant readers will notice that this only occurs in his exposed right eye, thus hinting at Panpipe wearing the real Count Legato's magical contact lens.
* {{Gonk}}: Downplayed somewhat - Panpipe's glasses, braces, and pimply face make him look much more awkward than the other kids, but he's still as cute as you'd expect a little rabbit nerd in suspenders to be.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: His "magnum opus", ''Prince Crescendo'', is basically about how good-looking and perfect he is, to the point where [[AuthorAvatar the main character]] [[SelfInsertFic looks EXACTLY like him]].
* IHaveYourWife: He abducted the son of Lute, Organetto's mayor.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: The agape variant. He wants to be loved and praised unconditionally by everyone. After Nautilus accuses him of this, Legato starts sobbing and admits it's the truth. The reason he forced everyone to participate in a play about how "magnificent" he wishes he is is he just can't get anyone to like him by being himself. He also pretended to be the same Legato from the legend to get attention, when really he's just a "pipsqueak" who stole the source of the dead Legato's magic.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He's extremely vain and in love with himself. His motivation for kidnapping the heroes and forcing them to be in his play is pretty much that he's celebrating himself, and expects them to enjoy it with him. Very much played for comedy. Until TheReveal, where it's shown that his FriendlessBackground has made him desperate for any kind of validation, even from a captive audience.
* JustAKid: And a very puny one, at that.
* {{Narcissist}}: As noted above in ItsAllAboutMe, he's in love with himself and extremely vain. This alternates from being played for comedy (mostly when the other characters comment on it), and being played as scary when this motivates him to do evil. Based on the reputation Count Legato seems to have, this may have been some of the original's personality at work.
* PeekABangs: His hair hides one of his eyes on one side, it's part of his style to portray him as a beautiful PrettyBoy, which in this comic at least portrays him as sinister, or at least a deceptive trickster.
* PokeThePoodle: As punishment for talking out of turn, Legato gives Cucumber... ''a non-speaking role in his play''
* PrettyBoy: Almond calls him one as an insult. But he doesn't take it as one. In fact he does look pretty ''fabulous'', and when it's revealed what he looks like he's seen doing a HairFlip to emphasize it.
* ProudBeauty: "He's a magnificent beautiful boy!", and has the flowing locks and pretty clothes to prove it! Don't even try to contradict him, [[BerserkButton he won't like that at all]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He has red eyes to accentuate his being a villain, and a danger to the Town of Organetto.
* SissyVillain: He's a PrettyBoy with long flowing hair, who wears frilly clothes, is very vain, and proud of his beauty, and kidnaps our heroes to force them to to act in a play starring a character clearly [[SelfInsertFic based off himself]].
** Bacon seems to [[LampshadeHanging hint at]] {{Pretty Boy}}s being mostly antagonistic in this comic, when he mentions that Legato looks like a "mean guy" he knows[[note]] He's probably comparing Legato to either Tomato or Cabbage considering they're both jerks with long, wavy, hair.[[/note]].
* UnknownRival: He's furious at Lute's son Mandolin for bullying him in school, although Mandolin himself barely recognizes Panpipe as "that nerd".
* VillainousCrush: Has one on Nautilus.
* VillainTeleportation: He can teleport himself and others with a puff of pink sparkling smoke. He uses this power to trap the heroes in Legato Mansion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mutemaster]]

In stark contrast to his diminutive friend, this third Disaster Master (and the second of the Melody Kingdom) is a grunting, enormous creature who plods along in almost total silence on his giant hands. Not formally introduced to the party until they crash Noisemaster's lair.

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!!Provides examples of:

* AllThereInTheManual: Mutemaster's powers were explained in more detail on [[http://gigidigi.tumblr.com/post/77989132105/theendlessclearbluesky-asked-you-am-i-weird Gigidigi's tumblr]], because she didn't want to bog down the comic with exposition. His ability completely [[AntiMagic negates magic]], and prevents people from moving, and it can be used to affect far away things from pretty much anywhere in the Melody Kingdom. The effect also doesn't really count as TimeStandsStill since he doesn't stop time he just stops anything from ''moving''.
* AntiMagic: Mutemaster's powers negate the effects of magic. This can be a very big problem for technology in dreamside since their world pretty much runs on wizards.
* BerserkButton: Screaming, and other loud noises make him freak out, and attack the source of the noise in a fit of rage.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: He seems very gentle and quiet at first, but it quickly becomes clear that he's very dangerous if you make him angry.
* BigEyesLittleEyes: Noisemaster and Mutemaster are perfect examples of both variants. Mutemaster has small eyes to emphasize how huge he is.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The big guy to Noisemaster's Little guy, being the much larger of the two, Noisemaster is the size of a house cat, while Mutemaster can barely fit through Rhythm ridge castle's doors.
* BlackBeadEyes: He has two black lines for eyes, probably to give him a blank / "muted" expression, since other characters use this trope for similar reasons during ArtShift moments. Because of this, his facial expressions are also very subdued.
* TheBrute: In a subversion of the trope, he's not primarily focused on violence like Splashmaster was. However, due to his size, he's the more damage oriented of the Melody kingdom's Disaster masters.
* CoDragons: Mutemaster along with the other disaster masters is one the Nightmare Knight's top minions. All of the Disaster Masters take orders from NK. Each of the Disaster Masters are extremely powerful bosses tasked with conquering an area in Dreamside. They must all be defeated before the heroes can challenge Nightmare Knight himself. The region Mutemaster is ordered to conquer is the Melody Kingdom which he helps Noisemaster with.
* CuteGiant: Bigger than everyone in the party (he's only a little bit taller than Grizzlygum, a full-grown bear), but unexpectedly very cheerful, laid-back, and adorable.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: A visual effect of Mutemaster's [[StandardStatusEffects "Muting powers"]] is to cause the colors of the comic to turn to grayscale. It even crosses over between panels, eating up the color and turning it gray, and turning the comic's word bubbles blank and white. Mutemaster himself is also this, deliberately colored gray to contrast Gigi's colorful backgrounds behind him and emphasize his theme of "quietness".
* EliteMooks: Mutemaster is the third of the Nightmare Knight's elite servants the "Disaster Masters".
* FakeWeakness: Noisemaster says that Mutemaster's weakness is loud noises or being yelled at. But it turns out, that's his BerserkButton.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Gains these when he's screamed at which causes him to go berserk, and look a lot scarier.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Despite speaking only in groans, Noisemaster doesn't seem to have any trouble understanding Mutemaster, and can even understand him well enough that they came up with a plan together to capture Princess Piano.
* TheNoseless: Has no nose. This might be just a recurring theme for the Disaster Masters, but it also has similar effects as his BlackBeadEyes.
* NothingIsScarier: It's impressive how scary Gigi can make something like "[[PowerOfTheVoid lack of sound]]".
** On the team's first try crossing the border of the Melody Kingdom, Mutemaster single handedly brings down their airship from off-screen with a some kind of [[EldritchAbomination seemingly eldritch]] dampening effect, [[InterfaceScrew actually removing all the colour and smudging out the dialog of the comic]].
** One update after Almond subdues him using his WeaksauceWeakness, [[TurnsRed Mutemaster gets up]]. Gigi, who normally accompanies every comic with a snarky line of commentary underneath, [[NothingIsScarier has her usual banter replaced by empty white space]]. The result ''is terrifying''.
* TheQuietOne: He stays quiet for the most part, unless he's spoken to.
* TheSpeechless: He communicates by groaning "mmmmmm" or "hmmmmm".
* StoryBreakerPower: Mutemaster's muting powers [[http://gigidigi.tumblr.com/post/77989132105/theendlessclearbluesky-asked-you-am-i-weird according to Gigi]]. At least they should be, considering he can stop people from moving, and is AntiMagic, but Mutemaster has lost to every legendary hero, while having these powers.
--> '''Gigidigi''': Yes, he can do it from anywhere in the Melody Kingdom. Yes, it’s totally overpowered. Yes, he and Noisemaster probably should have successfully defeated a few legendary heroes by now. What’s up with that?
* TagTeamSuicide / GracefulLoser: Once [[spoiler:Noisemaster gives up and morphs back into a Disaster Stone]], Mutemaster, with no one at his side and nothing left to fight for, closes his eyes and calmly does the same.
* TopHeavyGuy: He walks about using his muscular arms, while his legs have atrophied from lack of use. His appearance seems to be based off of breakdancers.
* TurnsRed: While screaming does cause him to lose balance and fall, exploiting this weakness makes him ''incredibly angry'', and puts him into a "berserk boss mode". Gigi's Twitter suggests this is inspired by [[http://mario.wikia.com/wiki/Wiggler the "Wiggler"]] from [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario franchise]], who also uses this trope.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Soon after he's introduced, we almost immediately learn his weakness is being screamed at, which causes him to lose balance and fall with a loud thud. (This turns out to be a subverted trope a couple pages later, however; see TurnsRed above).
[[/folder]]

! Princesses & Other Royalty

[[folder:Princess Parfait]]

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The Princess locked in the castle, and Sir Carrot's damsel fair. Currently withstanding the occupation of her castle by Cordelia & co., and reminding the BLT Trio that a Princess is always a Princess -- and that means, not to be messed with!

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!!Provides examples of:

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Asks quite a few to the Nightmare Knight [[spoiler: which breaks down his psychological defenses.]]
* BefriendingTheEnemy: Played for comedy when Princess Parfait [[spoiler: says “she's happy to have made a new friend” out of the Nightmare Knight. This is utterly baffling to The Nightmare Knight who is so used to everyone fearing him for being the main villain that it leads to his first NotSoStoic moment in the comic. Parfait mistakenly taking this for meaning he doesn't know what the word friendship means draws up some pictures of them having fun to try and explain to him what friendship is. Then when the Nightmare Knight says he doesn't desire her friendship he ends up doing something friendly for her anyway when he secretly takes her letter that she wanted him to deliver to Carrot. ]]
* DamselInDistress: Trapped in the castle and under guard, awaiting rescue.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Tries to do this in Chapter 2's Interlude, and almost makes it, but the Nightmare Knight finds her and takes her back to her room.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Her name is based off a type of French dessert.
* GildedCage: She's been trapped in her room for the entirety of the story. Her room that is filled with luxury items and comfy chairs.
* GratuitousFrench: Sometimes slips French words into her speech, and speaks with a French accent, "like zis". Her original character portrait even lists it as her most powerful stat; the re-done portrait, as seen above, instead [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/dac6ddafb3f2be62bc35001d07fa9bc6/tumblr_mysblaLuVO1s3bt7ro2_500.png spells out "BON(JOUR)" with the stars]].
* MeaningfulName: Not only is Parfait a French dessert, but it is also the French word for "Perfect."
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: To the Nightmare Knight who is becoming more sympathetic the more he interacts with her.]]
* OddFriendship: She considers the [[spoiler: Nightmare Knight]] of all people to be a friend.
* PrincessesPreferPink: She's pink all over the place.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Of the sweet and romantic variety.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: At least, to the BLT Trio. Justified, as the BLT Trio turned on their rightful king to help a usurper, and act like total jerks to Parfait.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Princess Parfait tries to trick Tomato by putting on an act of distress claiming she dropped her necklace in the garden, and needs a "big strong man" to retrieve it. She flatters him, and plays on his tendency to make romantic advances toward her so that he leaves the door unguarded. At first this doesn't work as Tomato acts TooDumbToFool, but when she offers a kiss as a reward he immediately falls for it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Queen Conch]]

!!Provides examples of:

* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Queen Conch is more on the pudgy side, while her husband King Kelp is rather skinny.
* DamselInDistress: When She was first introduced she was already mistakenly kidnapped by Splashmaster who mistook her for Princess Nautilus. And she's clearly screaming in distress.
* ScreamingWoman: She's brought into Splashmaster's lair screaming in fear.
* ThemeNaming: She's named after a Conch seashell. It goes with the Ripple Kingdom's tropical beach themes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:King Kelp]]

!!Provides examples of:

* BenevolentMageRuler: He's a Kind King who practices magic. Since the heroes are the ones tasked to save his Kingdom though we don't get to see him use magic much. But he does teach Cucumber a magic spell.
* BunnyEarsLawyer / LargeHam: He's a pretty fair King, and he's also pretty goofy and eccentric.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: King Kelp is rather skinny, while his wife Queen Conch is more pudgy.
* ManChild: For a King he's very goofy and childish.
* ThemeNaming: Named after Kelp. It goes with how the Ripple Kingdom is tropical beach themed.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[http://gigidigi.tumblr.com/post/75358888766/princesskaiju-asked-you-if-you-had-the Word of god says]] his moustache makes him look older than he really is.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Queen Cymbal]]

!!Provides examples of:

* BlackBeadEyes: Her eyes are small black ovals.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Queen Cymbal is a lot curvier than her TallDarkAndHandsome husband, [[http://gigidigi.tumblr.com/post/79719466665/mr13lake-asked-you-does-the-donut-kingdom King Clarinet.]]
* LargeHam: She can be pretty goofy and loud when she's excited.
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[[folder: King Clarinet]]

!! Provides examples of:

* AllThereInTheManual: We never learn Clarinet's name in the comic proper. Instead the audience was informed about it through [[http://gigidigi.tumblr.com/post/79719466665/mr13lake-asked-you-does-the-donut-kingdom Gigi's tumblr]].
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Clarinet is very tall and thin in contrast to his wife Queen Cymbal who is a lot curvier.
* DullSurprise: During scenes where his wife is upset and Piano is kidnapped he reacted with a very mild expression that's clearly concern and/or surprise, but still very subdued. Seems to be done intentionally as it makes him appear aloof, and it contrasts his wife who is a lot more expressive than he is.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's tall with dark hair, black and gray clothes, has the mustache some of these characters tend to have. Piano seems to have inherited her Dad's good looks.

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[[folder:Princess Piano]]

Don't let the demure and maidenly mien of this princess fool you -- the princess of the Melody Kingdom is notorious for her terrible temper tantrums. It's said she has the fairest voice in all of Dreamside -- and the worst scream, too!

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!!Provides examples of:

* CuteButCacophonic: Princess Piano has a reputation for being very enchanting, and having the most beautiful singing voice in all of Dreamside. ... Get her hollering though, and OH BOY, she yells so loud even the ''Space'' Kingdom can hear her.
* DamselInDistress: Noisemaster and Mutemaster imprisoned her, and she's screaming in distress when we find out.
* DissonantSerenity: The only thing more startling then her screaming is when she... just ''[[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-452/ doesn't]]''. Gigi was even concerned that her facial expression might've been [[NightmareFuel unintentionally disturbing]] to her readers.
* MeaningfulName: Zig-zagged. Her moniker is an Italian musical term meaning "softly" or "quietly". While she is extremely quiet normally, [[TheScream get her going...]]
* MusicalThemeNaming: Her name as noted above is a musical term.
* TheScream: Queen Cymbal says that once she starts hollering, she can be heard all the way up in the ''space kingdom''.
* ScreamingWoman: When she's captured by Noisemaster most of her dialogue is screaming. Though the other characters note she'll get to hollerin' if something makes her upset.

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! Others

[[folder:The Dream Oracle]]

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The graceful and mystical guardian of Dreamside, the Dream Oracle guides the Legendary Hero with a gentle yet firm touch on his way to greatness, cheering him on every step of the way.

... That's what she'd like you to think. In no way is she as competent as she seems, and she turns a deaf, translucent ear to Cucumber's protests that he's ''not'' hero material, she ''did'' just give his sword away to a total stranger, and his name is ''not'' Zucchini.

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!!Provides examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming: It's a recurring joke that she can't remember people's names. She claims it's because she's so busy, and it's used to portray her as being [[TheDitz scatterbrained]]. In particular she mistakenly calls Cucumber, "Camembert" and "Zucchini", and when she talks about Noisemaster and Mutemaster she draws a blank on Mutemaster's name and calls him "The Other One".
* AncientKeeper: Her job (and by extension her servant's jobs) is to set the hero out on his journey, protect ancient items, give him the dream sword, and provide the hero with information on the ancient legends to help him. Unfortunately she's terrible at a lot of that, and would rather be watching marathons on TV.
* ArtEvolution: This applies to a lot of characters, but since the Dream Oracle is one of the first characters we get to see it's especially noticeable that she's been drawn a lot rounder as the comic's progressed. Compare how she looks in [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-15/ the prologue]] to how she looks in [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-475/ chapter 2]].
* BigGood: She's a counterpart to the Nightmare Knight representing the forces of good, and incidentally, she appears to be the closest thing to a "God" that dreamside has. She sealed the Nightmare Knight away thousands of years ago, and she sets Cucumber on his quest to get the dreamsword and collect the disaster stones.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Plays the part of the benevolent BigGood, but has repeatedly shown her true colors as rather rude and dismissive.
* BlatantLies: She claims that she was the one who [[spoiler:put up the purple barrier that saved Trebleopolis.]] This despite the fact that she's stammering nervously, [[HesitationEqualsDishonesty hesitates before making the claim]], makes a very disapproving look towards Chardonnay with her ThirdEye when she says something that would prove it wrong, and one snarky footnote by Gigi all but seals the deal.
-->[[spoiler:[[SarcasmMode Purple is your color after all.]]]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In chapter two she interrupts the ending narration of the chapter, and teleports the heroes to a place where they can have a strategy meeting.
* DisapprovingLook: The Dream Oracle's hat / hair (it's a bit unclear) has an eye that's very expressive. On [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-475/ this page]] it gives this look to Chardonnay for saying something that made her look bad in front of Cucumber.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: They make her look more ethereal and are almost immediately lampshaded [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-15/ in the author comment.]]
* FeetOfClay: It's shown she doesn't "see all" like she claims at the beginning of the comic when a CutawayGag shows that she didn't use psychic powers to see that Cucumber read Cabbage's letter, she was looking at him reading the letter through the house's window. Jokes about her not being as talented as she claims are a recurring theme as the comic goes on.
* GodsHandsAreTied: There may be a legitimate reason why she can't seal the Nightmare Knight away herself... or maybe she's just lazy. [[spoiler:It doesn't mean she won't take credit for him sabotaging himself, though.]]
* GoodIsImpotent: It's pretty ''heavily implied'' (and in some cases outright stated) that The Dream Oracle is not as powerful or all knowing of a BigGood as she claims to be, and can't really do much to assist the heroes. She even begrudgingly admits in chapter 1 that she doesn't tell the heroes everything about what she can do because it would make them lose their nerve. She's probably also too embarrassed to admit it completely.
* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: Although she claims to know and see everything, it's shown in rather goofy ways that that this is probably not quite true. She at least tries to give a good reason for this though.
* TheObiWannabe: For a mystical guide, she is stunningly bad at her job.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's thousands of years old, but doesn't have a single wrinkle.
* SealedEvilInACan: Her job is to seal away the Nightmare Knight.
* StealingTheCredit: [[spoiler: The Dream Oracle takes the credit from the Nightmare Knight for putting up the purple barrier that saved Treblopolis from being blown up by the Noiseblaster. It's made very clear from her nervous tics that she's lying, and she's likely taking the opportunity to bolster her reputation. Not that Nightmare Knight would complain since he wants to maintain his reputation as the bad guy as well.]]
* ThirdEye: She has a very expressive third eye on the center of her head. It conveys her reputation for "seeing all", including the future.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Head to toe blue, complete with blue skin and a billowy blue dress.

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[[folder:Cabbage]]

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Father of Cucumber and Almond, husband to Bagel, a smooth-talker, a Palace employee, and a total jerk. Insistently GenreSavvy, to an almost scary degree...

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!!Provides examples of:

* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Cabbage is very skinny, while Bagel is more pudgy. This is probably to contrast his wife Bagel both in appearance and personality. Since he acts like a pushy jerk to his kids, and Bagel is more cheery.
* EyesAlwaysShut: He has only opened them when getting really intense.
* {{Greed}}: It's a RunningGag that he's quite money-obsessed. His favorite books include ''Get Paid'', ''Get More Paid'', and ''The Importance of Being Paid'', and his mini print features him triumphantly holding up a wad of bills. He also pretty much lives at his work.
** In the Language of Flowers, his name, Cabbage [[http://books.google.com/books?id=_lIDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=cabbage+language+of+flowers+profit&source=bl&ots=oqRKyCkNRy&sig=mex0T80iD2tNSRv0DJ15Ja0ZVgM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JP1CU-7SDeaA2AXP6YDQCA&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=cabbage%20language%20of%20flowers%20profit&f=false means "Profit"]]. When this was pointed out to Gigi on twitter she was surprised and laughed about how perfect it fit. So it's really just a funny coincidence how that worked out.
* {{Jerk|ass}}face: His son is going to be a hero, whether he wants it or not.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His tactics are questionable (he suggests CHEATING to Cucumber to pass a spelling test) but he clearly wants his children to succeed and heroically saved Bagel when they were in High School.
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: He's been in Cordelia's Dungeon for the duration of the story. [[CardboardPrison He could leave at any time]], but he seems to like it there. It helps that he's had time to redecorate.
* MoneyFetish: The accruement of more and more wealth seems to be his sole motivation for existing. Gigi even (reluctantly) drew a sketch for a fan of [[http://gigidigi.tumblr.com/post/61566732337/dear-gigi-digi-im-writing-to-inquire-about-the Cabbage sleeping with a body pillow, itself printed with a drawing of himself hugging a 100-dollar bill]].
* NightmareFace: '''''[[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-34/ Jeez]], [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-37/ dude]].'''''
* PetTheDog: Bagel genuinely loves him dearly, and says that he's kinder than he seems. Literally, as stated on the April Fool's Day 2013 character page:
-->'''Bacon:''' One time I saw him out on a balcony tossing money to the ducks. I asked him why and he just patted me on the head and walked away.

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[[folder:Bagel]]

Mother of Cucumber and Almond, wife to Cabbage. Encourages Cucumber to follow his dreams -- as long as his dreams are becoming the Legendary Hero and giving up his dreams of magic school.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Bagel is more pudgy while Cabbage is very skinny. This is probably to contrast her husband Cabbage both in appearance and personality. Since he acts like a pushy jerk to his kids, and Bagel is more of a loving, and cheery mother.
* {{Housewife}}: Married to Cabbage, and stays home to take care of the house. She doesn't even leave to go to Caketown castle to check on Cabbage, opting to send Cucumber to do it instead.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: She notes that she was "quite the cutiepie" in a flashback to how she met Cabbage.
* RescueRomance: Cabbage apparently saved her when they were in school.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saturday]]

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A famous thief, and the fastest draw this side of Caketown! She's wily! She's mean! She's... not as tough as she seems. She obtained the only weapon that can defeat the Nightmare Knight, via the sinister means of... walking up to the Dream Oracle and asking politely.

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!!Provides examples of:
* AmericanAccents: Fond of Southern phrases.
* ExpressiveMask: Her mask is basically drawn as if it's part of her face so as to be less wooden than it would be if the mask had eyeholes. Her eyes are drawn over the mask and change for different facial expressions.
* GoldfishPoopGang: With her manservant Brambleby, she appeared to be becoming recurring nemeses throughout the story, before suffering VillainDecay. In her first appearance she's shown to be a prolific, if whimsical thief. By her third appearance, she's already become a walking joke.
* TheGunslinger: [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms It fires stars]].
* OddNameOut: Her name doesn't really fit any of the naming conventions in the comic, at least none that have been introduced yet.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Stealing the Dream Sword put a wrench into Cucumber and the Oracle's plans.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brambleby]]

A silent manservant who looks after Tiramisu Tower, Saturday's hideout, and the treasures contained within while she's away. He [[TalkingWithSigns Talks With Signs]] that he has prepared for every conversation.

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!!Provides examples of:
* BattleButler: It didn't seem this way at first, but he joins Saturday during a robbery after chapter 1.
* GoldfishPoopGang: With his employer Saturday, who appear to be becoming recurring nemeses throughout the story.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His weapon of choice is a broom.
** HyperspaceArsenal: He seems to have [[InfiniteSupplies an unlimited amount hidden within his coat]] - every time Almond broke one in two, [[HopelessBossFight he tossed aside the pieces, produced another, and kept stalling for time]].
* SilentAntagonist: He never speaks, making him rather mysterious, and humorous. Prefers to talk in writing.
* TalkingWithSigns: Has signs prepared for every conversation imaginable, all around the walls of Saturday's hideout. And those he doesn't have he writes on the spot. When working with Saturday on trips he's seen using note-cards for this, and says he also has a whiteboard, which he forgot. Very much played for comedy.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Commander Caboodle]]

An intrepid hero from space, presently visiting the planet of the "rabbit children".

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!!Provides examples of:

* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: A parody of space heroes.
* IComeInPeace: Says this when introducing himself to Cucumber and Nautilus.
* IncomingHam: Enters the comic with a dramatic speech. And this is ''before'' he realized there was anyone there to actually hear it.
* LargeHam: Very theatrical.
** Naturally, when his ship crashes onto Legato's property, he's the perfect man to read the opening narration for ''Magnificent Prince Crescendo'', and [[ChewingTheScenery he really throws himself into the role]].
* LanternJawOfJustice: He has a ''very'' prominent chin cleft.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Cat ears instead of rabbit ears... implying that somebody ''else'' is an alien, as well.

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[[folder:Cosmo]]

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An Illustrious inventor, and [[ChildProdigy Child Genius]]. Completely absorbed in showing off inventions, and often ends up doing so by tricking the main characters into testing them.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ChildProdigy: If being able to modify a train's engine and make a custom solar powered boat all alone is any indication.
* DitzyGenius: Unfortunately even with an understanding of very complex engineering and scientific concepts, Cosmo makes mistakes sometimes and when they happen, they're huge disasters. Which with a bit of common sense could be prevented. [[NeverMyFault Although they'll never admit it's their fault]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: In Cosmo's first appearance, their clothes had a lot of stars and sparkles.
* GenderNeutralWriting: Although they ''appear'' somewhat to be male, they've never been referred to as anything but... well, "Cosmo".
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Lampshaded in the stat cards. ("What is this kid's DEAL?!")
* MadScientist: "I've been called that."
** {{Lunacy}}: Given that [[AllInTheManual Cosmo comes from the Moon]], they're naturally a little absent-minded and strange.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Their glasses are always shining so that you can't see their eyes. Intended to make Cosmo mysterious, the audience wary of trusting them, and maybe even seem a bit creepy.
* SelfDestructMechanism: They installed one on the seatrain and accidentally activated it with the computer's voice commands.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Cosmo has been using the main character's modes of travel to test experiments, ruining their days both times so far.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Offers a snack tray of food to the main characters the second time they meet, but ultimately it's subverted when they become suspicious of why Cosmo is there.
%%* YouthfulFreckles

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lute]]

The mayor of Organetto, a town the heroes passed through on the way to confront Noisemaster. Despite her best attempts, she's been unable to protect the citizens from Count Legato, and was eventually spirited away by him along with Cucumber and co.

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!!Provides examples of:

* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Her cloak makes her look exactly like her namesake instrument.
* IHaveYourWife: Legato kidnapped her son.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: She's a mayor, not a poet. Despite living in a music-themed town, it doesn't seem to be her forte.
* PainfulRhyme: In-universe example. Her limerick about the legend of Count Legato is rather mediocre.
* PeekABangs: Her bangs occasionally obscure her glasses.
* StoicSpectacles: A female example.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She initially comes off as a bit cold, but she's quite pleasant (and adorably awkward) once the heroes get to know her.
** She also loves her son Mandolin dearly, but when she learns he's been bullying other children, particularly one as small and weak as Panpipe, she won't stand for it.

[[/folder]]

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