! Main Characters
[[caption-width-right:223:Matt, as seen in Bullet Heaven 2]]
A long-haired CoolSword-wielding warrior, and the primary male protagonist of the series. Willing to eat [[ExtremeOmnivore just about anything]], and is more than a bit of an IdiotHero, though he improves on that last part some in ''4''.
* AccidentalPervert: Unlike Lance, he never actively tries to be a pervert. It just sorta happens.
* BarrierWarrior: His Protect bushido.
* AuthorAvatar: In an interview, the creator stated that Matt is a character based off himself, but doesn't directly represent him. Furthermore, he went on to say that he would love to get rid of him, except he had placed him in too many projects to do so.
* {{Bishounen}}: [[http://kupo707.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-ID-82441542 This pic]] sums this up.
* {{BFS}}: Most of his weapons. His bomb in ''Bullet Heaven'' is the largest sword in the series to date.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The tough bruiser to Natalie's squishy wizard in the first two installments.
** GuysSmashGirlsShoot
* ChasteHero: While he certainly "admires" Natalie, WordOfGod is that [[http://comments.deviantart.com/1/129527314/1192202029 he's never pursued anything further]]. Whether he's [[IdiotHero too oblivious]] or [[DysfunctionJunction too scared]] is up for debate.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Briefly, when she thinks Anna and Matt are getting ''too'' close.
-->'''Master-of-an-empire:''' Soooo,whats the pretty girl's relationship with the pirate dude?
-->'''[=KupoGames=]:''' Backup.
-->'''Master-of-an-empire:''' Never dated?
-->'''[=KupoGames=]:''' Nope.
* DumbBlonde
* DumbMuscle: He's not the sharpest sword in the weapon-shed, to Natalie's continual frustration.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Naturally following on from all those swords he has. He even rides a sword in ''Bullet Heaven''. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext How does that even work?]]
* HeroicRROD: Using Legend in the fourth game drastically decreases his stats. This didn't happen in previous games, but its justified by Matt not working out in between the third and fourth games
* HeroesWantRedheads: Despite the fact that WordOfGod has insisted that they aren't a couple, Matt [[ImpliedLoveInterest possibly]] having a crush on Natalie has received a ''lot'' of teasing over the course of the series.
* IdiotHero: Well, all of them are except for Anna, but Matt takes it to the extreme, to the point where his motivations extend solely to "Find cool swords and kill things with them".
* KleptomaniacHero: Those swords he carries around? He stole them. ''All of them.''
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MagicKnight: A lot of his skills at least look magical in nature, though most of them still count as physical damage.
* MightyGlacier: Has the highest base HP of all party members and hits the hardest, though his accuracy and avoid are less than impressive.
* MultiMeleeMaster: While swords are his go-to weapon, his arsenal across the games also includes the likes of [[AnAxeToGrind battleaxes]], [[CarryABigStick maces]], [[BladeOnAStick spears]], [[GrievousHarmWithABody severed dragon arms]]...
* {{Pirate}}: Actually averted; he's a warrior who just dresses as a pirate. You can change his clothing in the third game, too.
* SleepyHead: Idle long enough and he will fall asleep.
* SwordPlant: Casts a majority of his spells by doing this.
* WeaponOfChoice: Swords. Lots of swords.

[[caption-width-right:223:Natalie, as seen in Bullet Heaven 2]]
Matt's red-headed, [[SquishyWizard spell-casting]] partner, and the primary female protagonist of the series, until she's usurped in this role by Anna in ''4''. Tries to be the party's voice of reason, but she's ignored more often than not.
* ActionGirl: Since the day the first game came out.
* AscendedExtra: According to the art gallery in the first game, Natalie first appeared as the White Mage in Attack of the Black Mages 5 (Matt's first flash using his current art style) and stuck around because he didn't feel like drawing more characters.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The sensible, intelligent ([[NotSoAboveItAll usually]]) Brains to Matt's silly, ditzy ([[HiddenDepths usually]]) Brawn.
* BreastExpansion: In the third game, Natz's breasts increase in size when wearing the [[http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu307/Vincepaladin/Noseriouslyforserious.png cowgirl armor]].
* CombatMedic: As outlined in RedMage below.
* DCupDistress: She feels the "Gag" in "GagBoobs" is wearing thin.
--> "We don't bring attention to my breasts. Ever. It makes the men more retarded [[IdiotHero than usual]], and that's not good."
* DistressedDamsel: In ''Adventure Story''.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Possibly with Anna. See "AmbiguouslyBi / AmbiguouslyGay" in her entry below.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Hilariously subverted and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in the third game. She clearly likes and respects animals and nature, but she attacks them with her teammates nonetheless and quickly makes exceptions to those that happen to be in the way, especially if she considers them "gross", such as slimes and bees.
** And to say nothing against [[ManEatingPlant Rafflesia]].
-->"Screw the rainforest!"
* GamerChick: Two of her {{Idle Animation}}s have her playing a UsefulNotes/GameBoy and a [[PinkMeansFeminine pink]] [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS DS]].
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: With Matt, especially in the first two games.
* TheHeart: Since Matt and Lance are too busy stealing everything that isn't nailed down to worry about saving the world, it's up to her to make sure they remember to save the day. She frequently encourages them to go on when they're scared, though in more of a "If I'm gonna die here, so are you" way than anything affectionate. She shares this role with Anna in [=EBF4=].
* InSeriesNickname: Natz. Originally it was a FanNickname, but the creator [[AscendedFanon just went ahead with it]] as of the second game.
* MegaTwintails: Upon wearing the pope hat.
* MoralMyopia: She tries to be a LawfulGood Character by enforcing moral standards, but she quickly makes exceptions for the group and herself.
* MsFanservice: Although by the fourth game, she's painfully aware and isn't exactly flattered anymore.
* OnlySaneWoman: Possesses slightly more common sense than the others. [[IdiotHero Slightly]].
* PeekABangs
* PluckyGirl: She's the only one who doesn't try to run away from Akron when the party finally comes face to face with him, effectively shaming Matt and Lance into fighting in the process. A game later, she's the only one who never considers running away and hiding in a cave instead of confronting Godcat.
* RedMage: Casts both offensive magic and defensive magic. Since she's the principal caster of the series, she does not appear to sacrifice anything to master both.
** BlackMage: In ''4'', courtesy of modifications to her skill chart, Natalie no longer naturally learns healing spells (She'll still have one upon recruitment, but it's considered a shared skill and can be removed from her and given to any of the other PC's), and has lost a lot of her buff spells, but her nuking potential remains intact.
* SquishyWizard: The most fragile member of the team and the crappiest at attacking, but undeniably the strongest at magic.
* SummonMagic: She has this in the first two games. In the fourth game, all party members share the same summons and Summon Points meter, and the strength of the summons is determined by the summoner's level, not stats, so her magic is irrelevant.
* TechnicalPacifist: She seems to see herself as one.
-->'''Natalie:''' [[MoralMyopia We're not here to hunt innocent animals... though I guess it's alright to euthanize some if they get in the way.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Staves.
* WhiteMage: Is more of a RedMage, but can be played this way, and her outfit in the first game definitely has her looking like one.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Wasps and Spiders?!]]: Natz is creeped out by both wasps and spiders, and naturally has to face them both in ''Bullet Heaven 2''. [[spoiler:Including a BonusBoss that is essentially a combination of spider and wasp]].

[[caption-width-right:220:Lance, as seen in Bullet Heaven 2]]
The BigBad of the second game, a [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-meaning]] [[PuttingOnTheReich Neo-Nazi-esque]] warlord with enough MoreDakka to make the U.S. army blush. After being defeated in battle by Matt and Natz, he turns out to be not such a bad person after all, and is a playable character in ''3'', ''4'', and ''Bullet Heaven''.
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: When arriving at the Waste Disposal Plant in ''4'', the other three characters start to feel ill, especially Anna. Lance doesn't even smell anything. In addition, his standard diet has consisted of coffee, energy drinks, and junk food for so long that he no longer feels ill effects from absorbing almost no nutrients.
* BigBad: Of the second game.
* {{BFG}}: The equippable part of his weapon.
* ColdSniper: Has a useful Snipe ability to take out high-evasion enemies, and several of his equips also boost his accuracy even further, including an actual sniper rifle.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[WorldOfSnark Everyone in the party is this]], but no one is as eager or effective a snarker as him.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: His dad was a miner that got killed by a Creeper. He left behind some wood and a chunk of coal, from which Lance began to build his empire.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Or re-friendship.
* DirtyOldMan: Not ''super'' old, but he certainly comes off as this when he flirts with high school girls, when he, at minimum, is in his mid twenties.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He balks at desecrating a religious monument, saying that that would be a new low for him. He changes his mind after cats from the monument start attacking him.
* FantasticRacism: Towards cats, which is a problem when one of his own teammates is a cat. Come the fourth game, it turns out he was right all along when many cats try to summon an old god to take over the world.
* {{Flanderization}}: Lance starts out as a [[ColdSniper no-nonsense]] WellIntentionedExtremist (Becoming a PragmaticHero when he joins the party) humanized with a few conversations where he tries (and fails miserably) to flirt with girls and [[CovertPervert secretly perv on Natalie]]. In the fourth game, those moments start to overshadow his original character, where his one scene of trying to perv on Natz turns into a RunningGag of ridiculously complicated schemes to see her topless.
* GunNut: Like Matt and his swords, Lance likes his guns. A ''lot.''
* HeroicRROD: Using Unload in the 4th game drastically decreases his stats. It didn't do this in previous games, and it's justified by Lance not maintaining his guns as well.
* JackOfAllStats: Lance is pretty much the team's "do anything" guy. He has respectable damage output on both the physical and magical fronts, an array of support abilities, and middle-of-the-road defenses on both sides.
* KleptomaniacHero: Steals just as often as Matt does.
* TheLancer: To Matt, [[NotSoAboveItAll sort of...]]
* MixAndMatchWeapon: Uses a revolver gunblade.
* MoreDakka: One of his abilities has his Valkyrie tank spray its machine guns.
* NoSocialSkills: Part of his ColdSniper attitude. He hasn't left a good impression on anyone but Matt and rarely has a nice word to say about anyone. Even worse when he's talking to girls, especially Natz.
--> "Uh... [[UnusualEuphemism Wanna see my gun]]?"
--> "*whispering* Take your top off... Who said that? [[BlatantLies Wasn't me]]."
--> "That's not a fair criticism! I'm very subtle about [staring at Natz]. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I've got hidden cameras on my clothes, so that I don't even have to look in her direction]]."
* NoSwastikas: Played with. His iconic military outfit initially had a "swastika" on it to invoke PuttingOnTheReich, but it's a reversed one that's a peace symbol in Hindu. Later on when his outfit can be unlocked again, it's an Iron Cross instead.
* NukeEm: One of the tank parts in 2 is a nuke. He then gets a nuke for a LimitBreak in ''3'' and ''4'' (and it's expected to use this on low level enemies close to maximum level for one of the damage medals).
* PuttingOnTheReich: His iconic outfit in the second game that can be reacquired late in the third game and is his starting outfit in ''4''.
* PragmaticHero: Justifies his constant [[KleptomaniacHero petty theft]] as necessary resource-acquisition. Matt just steals because he wants the shiny objects.
* PromotedToPlayable: Joins the party in the third game after they defeat him in the second.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: His WeaponOfChoice is a gunblade with a revolver built into the handle.
* SupportPartyMember: He's capable of devastating damage himself, though several of his abilities are supportive (like Medipack). The official guide by the author recommends making Matt and Natalie the main damage-dealers.
* [[TokenEvilTeammate Token (ex?)Evil Teammate]].
* TankGoodness: His tank, ''Valkyrie''. Comes with machine guns, a main cannon, spikes on the front, drills and [[HammerSpace other weapons]] [[NukeEm including]] '''a nuke'''.
-->"[[PreAsskickingOneliner Valkyrie, nuke my position, now.]] [[LimitBreak Stand back team,]] [[BadassBoast I'm gonna glass this whole area]]."
* WaveMotionGun: His SmartBomb attack in ''Bullet Heaven''.
* WeaponOfChoice: A kinda-sorta gun sword. With magical bullets.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He was supposedly this in the second game, claiming to want to save the world by destroying it, or something similar. [[DefeatMeansFriendship The rest of the party accept this.]]
** To clarify, the partial destruction of the world due to events in the first game left everyone in chaos. Lance wanted to bring peace and order by basically eliminating all traces of a previous world government, taking over, and getting rid of any possible competition or obstacles via force if necessary. He is ''extremely'' extremist, but ultimately well-intentioned. The fact that he was so EasilyForgiven may have been a bit of a parody of DefeatMeansFriendship. It certainly seemed like one.
** This is [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolized]] by the fact that the Swastika on his arm is actually inverted, turning it into an oriental good-luck symbol.

[[caption-width-right:218:Anna, as seen in Bullet Heaven 2]]
TheProtagonist of the fourth game, a no-nonsense ForestRanger of sorts who sets out to track down the other three protagonists after the MineralMacguffin in her hometown is stolen.
* ActionGirl: Her damage potential doesn't ''quite'' match Natalie's, but she's still an extremely competent fighter.
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: The rotting flesh smell given by the flowers in Lankyroot Jungle make Lance and Natalie gag. Anna thinks it's nice.
* AmbiguouslyBi / AmbiguouslyGay: Possibly with regards to [[MsFanservice Natalie]]. Her first thought upon seeing her is "Wow, she's really pretty!", and she later strikes up an... [[CovertPervert "Interesting"]] discussion about Natz's GagBoobs, (culminating with her muttering under her breath that ''[[CovertPervert she wanted to]] [[SkinshipGrope touch them]]''). It made even the usually oblivious Matt feel uncomfortable.
* ApologeticAttacker: Possibly. See "CuteClumsyGirl" below.
* ArcherArchetype: Wields a bow that can be used to fire off lightning, fire, water, and ice arrows.
* BlowYouAway: A few of her magic spells conjure up gusts of wind, and eventually, tornadoes to attack enemies.
* CombatMedic: Quite an efficient damage dealer, and she's also the only member of the party in ''4'' that naturally learns healing spells. (Natalie has them too, but they're technically in the "Shared" section of the skill screen, and can therefore be given to anyone else, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment including Anna, if you're feeling redundant]].)
* {{Cute Clumsy Girl}}: She seems to be this, considering that her victory animation has her saying "Oops!" and "Sorry!"
* EarlyBirdCameo: She actually appeared in the first game, as evidenced by the hair. You're not likely to realize unless you play Bullet Heaven, see her portrait, then go back and play the first EBF, though.
* GreenEyes
* GreenThumb: Any of her attack spells that aren't BlowYouAway manifest as this, whether she's summoning [[PoisonousPerson poisonous vines and nettles]] or gigantic logs to drop on enemies.
* TheHeart: Mostly takes over this role from Natz. Just like she did in the third game, Anna encourages the party to save the world because it's their fault it's in trouble to begin with.
* MagicMusic: She casts spells with various flutes.
* {{Multishot}}: Anna's most damaging bow ability is a rain of arrows.
* NatureHero: One of her random animations has her pick up and hug a bush-type creature.
* OnlySaneWoman: Even more so than Natz.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Well, she's the least HeroicNeutral, anyway. Every time Matt or Lance [[KleptomaniacHero steal something]] and Natz does nothing to stop them, Anna tries to chew them out.
** This hilariously falls flat when the player spends the first five minutes of the game controlling Anna (and only Anna) [[MoralMyopia stealing all her neighbors' property]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation that isn't nailed down]].
* TrickArrow: Several of her spells are magically enchanted arrows.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* WeaponOfChoice: A bow.

[[caption-width-right:221:No Legs, as seen in Bullet Heaven 2]]
* BreakoutCharacter: He becomes more prominent with each passing game, going from one summon out of many to a full-fledged character in his own right.
* ButtMonkey: In addition to his constant string of injuries, at least two members of his party are too willing to casually threaten him, belittle his opinions, and make fun of his religion.
* CuteKitten
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He's a cat with no visible limbs (which doesn't stop him from wielding a sword and shield).
* EvilCounterPart: Dry [=NoLegs=].
* InvisibleAnatomy
* LastOfHisKind: According to one of the minigames, he's the last of his tribe (there's still an entire kingdom of cats left, but they want both him and the heroes dead). By the end of EBF 4, he becomes the last of his kind [[spoiler: in the world, since the other cats leave with Godcat to find a new home of their own.]]
** And then the first level of Bullet Heaven 2 brings back even more cats to shoot down.
* MeaningfulName: He... has no legs. Mainly due to the art style.
* PalsWithJesus: [[spoiler:He still keeps in touch with Godcat after they leave.]]
* PromotedToPlayable: Will be a full-fledged party member in EBF 5, having been a mere summon in the previous games.
* StarPower: His entire moveset in the ''Bullet Heaven'' series are related around stars.
* TeamPet: And proud of it, to the point where he antagonizes other cute creatures that could threaten his role as local cute thing.
* TookALevelInBadass: He's been doing so throughout the games.

! Antagonists

'''All spoilers in the following entries are unmarked.'''

* BattleThemeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tiGc6-5RmA Divine Madness]], well suited for fighting a PhysicalGod. In ''Bullet Heaven 2'', he gets a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USNDEChRNr0 techno trance mix thereof]].
* BigBad: Of the third game.
* BossBanter: Remarks on how long he's existed, and how he's been subjugated time and time before, but always won out in the end. There's also shades of WhoWantsToLiveForever in his boss speech.
* BullyingADragon: [[TooDumbToLive Yeah guys, poking the ancient sealed demon god with swords is a GREAT idea!]]
* CombatTentacles: In line with his EldritchAbomination nature, he uses tentacles (with blades on their tips) for combat.
* TheDragon: It's revealed during the final battle of 4 that Akron was created to be this to Godcat.
* EldritchAbomination: He's an ancient demon god capable of creating black holes, for crying out loud!
* FinalBoss: Once again, of the third game. And of Bullet Heaven 2.
* FlunkyBoss: He belches out two worm-like creatures during the battle.
* PhysicalGod: Or at least one's creation.
* SatanicArchetype: He was created by Godcat, and in terms of power among villains, he is second only to her. He also apparently started out good, but was twisted into his form in 3, perhaps by Godcat to ensure her plans go along.

[[folder:Antagonist of [=EBF4=]]]
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: After you beat her, she travels into outer-space with her cat followers to create a perfect world for cats, free of her past mistakes.
* BigBad: Of 4, and arguably of Bullet Heaven, too. Quite possibly of the entire series as well, considering she created previous BigBad Akron to be her [[TheDragon Dragon]].
* CatsAreMean: If you're not a cat, at least.
* ClippedWingAngel: The Creator and the Destroyer look intimidating, but they are absolutely nothing compared to the base forms of the Godcat. This seems to be a case where the boss is WillfullyWeak.
* DualBoss: You eventually fight both of her forms SIMULTANEOUSLY during the final battle.
* EldritchAbomination: Definitely toned down a few levels from Akron, but it's still very much there. Hell, that she MADE Akron is proof enough of this trope.
* FinalBoss: The last challenge in the fourth game.
* FlunkyBoss: As with just about every boss in the series, Godcat can summon enemies to aid her. Notably, Godcat's summons are completely unique to her fight.
* FinalBossPreview: Both the light and dark aspects of (the mindless and not-yet fully revived) Godcat will separately ambush you in ''4''. [[HopelessBossFight It's impossible to kill her during this encounter, as her stats are insanely high and she avoids all of your attacks]]. You can only stick it out for a little bit as she kills off your party members, and revive whoever drops, because if you survive long enough she'll depart and summon two ice crystal enemies which ''can'' be killed.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: If it wasn't made apparent that the party has no hope in hell of actually killing Godcat, let's look at a snippet of her scan values for Normal difficulty: both her Creator and Destructor forms have well over 570k HP when fought separately, and total a little over 760k HP total when fought [[DualBoss together]], meaning you have to do over ''1.33 million'' HP worth of damage in all to beat her. An incredible feat in and of itself. But remember: this is for their alternate forms. The HP of a single Godcat aspect in its light form? '''''5.3 MILLION.''''' Again, this is for ''one'' aspect of Godcat (they both have the same HP), and again, this is on ''Normal''. Yeah, killing her off for good is ''not'' happening.
** Trying to kill her is such a hopeless affair that '''she has no death animation''' and no contingency by the game in the event this were to happen. Therefore, if you do kill her (only possible with the aid of hacking), the game simply freezes. [[RealityBreakingParadox Makes sense]], since you've just murdered TheMaker.
* GodIsEvil: As if the name wasn't enough to tip the player off, she's the creator of the EBF world.
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: She's really not that much better than Akron.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Humanity as a whole. They were made to be an opposing force for her cats to compete against and subsequently conquer, developing the necessary traits of strength, wisdom and courage to run their own world. Godcat was [[{{Understatement}} less than pleased]] when humanity rose to power instead.
* HeelRealization: After the protagonists demonstrate humanity's determination in the face of impossible odds, she realizes that humans are worthy rulers of the planet she had intended for cats. She also resolves to be a better mother to her feline children, and flies off with the kittens who summoned her to start again on another world.
* JerkassGods: Not necessarily jerkish so much as protective of her cat offspring, but she's definitely not a friend of humanity.
* LimitBreak: On higher difficulties, the Creator and Destroyer forms can use the [[KillItWithIce Absolute Zero]] and [[KillItWithFire Supernova]] Limit Breaks respectively when low on health.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Godcat has both a dark and a light aspect that manifest as separate forms.
* MarathonBoss: Ohhhhhhhh yeah. The final battle with her consists of no less than four forms and SIX phases. During the sixth phase you even have to fight BOTH of their larger forms AT THE SAME TIME.
* OmnicidalManiac: After learning of the cats becoming allies of man, she decided to kill off all her cat creations...or at least try to. The ones that managed to survive had their arms and legs taken. (Or so the legend goes) Her main goal after being revived is to destroy humanity.
** Her boss banter reveals that she created humanity as a slave race to serve her chosen creations, the cats. According to Godcat, cats eventually became dependent on their human slaves, and humanity grew stronger than catkind; she destroyed cat civilization and took their limbs because she was "disappointed" in her children. After being summoned at the end of the game she plans on destroying humanity, believing them to be a mistake.
* PhysicalGod: The name "Godcat" should be a hint.
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: After the party's demonstration of their strength and will to live in the final battle, she reasons that humanity has earned its place in the world she made.
* SealedEvilInACan: She spends most of 4 dead, waiting to be revived.
* SequentialBoss: First the Creator, then the Destroyer, then ''both at once''. Fortunately, you get breather waves between forms to prepare for the next.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's impossible to talk about her role in the story without spoiling it entirely. Heck, at one point her entry was ''almost entirely covered'' in spoiler tags.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Subverted since the heroes are far from being capable of killing her. She lets them go, being impressed by their [[WorthyOpponent tenacity]] and realizing that she has not been a good mother to her cats.
* YinYangBomb: Has both a light and dark form, both capable of existing in the same place at the same time. And neither one is [[DarkIsEvil particularly]] [[LightIsNotGood nice]].