Characters from the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{HERO}}''. Beware of spoilers.\\

!! Generally applicable character tropes:
* {{Animorphism}}: All over the place. The demons, for one, all seem to have human and nonhuman forms.
* {{Bishonen}} / {{Bifauxnen}}: Occasionally ''very'' deliberate, as with the sibling pair where "the boy" has waist-length hair and "the girl" sports a boyish pixie cut.
* CameBackWrong:
** Fitting under none of the listed subtypes, actually. [[spoiler: The protagonist looks just like Eira and even has some of Eira's personality and ability to involuntarily access his memories... But he isn't Eira.]]
** Heavily implied of the two recurring golem characters.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Sweet mercy, ''yes''.
* GlamourFailure: The demons are occasionally drawn with clawed feet or hands even when they are ''not'' embedding their nails in someone's throat. They may also have different shadows.
* OnlyOneName: For most of the cast.

!! Major Characters:

'''The Narrator'''
* CameBackWrong: A benign example. While he certainly looks like Eira, has a similar skillset, and has the general idealism which Eira possessed, he is generally not accepted as a direct copy of Eira, since "A life once ended may not be remade." [[spoiler: And according to Lord d'Urfe, he is no longer a golem, either.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Since he isn't exactly up to beating on Valentine, he resorts to throwing his notebook at Valentine ''really hard''.
* LiteralMinded: Especially at first.
* LossOfIdentity: Our unnamed protagonist, though it's not a loss so much as a general WTF-who-am-I deal.
* MysteriousPast: Averted. The protagonist is ripe material, but the focus quickly moves from discovering his past to trying to deal with the interaction of past, present, and future.
* TheNameless: Not the only one, but he doesn't even have a set title or epithet, unlike the rest.
* PensieveFlashback: The protagonist, several times -- though he experiences it from the POV of the owner of the memory, the only thing he can do that deviates from the memory is to think... And technically, [[spoiler: the ones in the compass and the City of Memory were Eira's.]]
* ThePhilosopher: Most notably him, but also pretty much every other character at one point or another.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Valentine fights over him with Juno and Ganymar.
* TheSpeechless: To most non-golem characters.

'''The Duck'''
* [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter Involuntary Shapeshifting]] ''and'' VoluntaryShapeshifting: The first harks back to the Duck's name. The second usually heralds a BigDamnHeroes moment.
* MoralityPet: It cannot fly as high, fast, or long as the others of its kind, but Valentine still loves it.
* TalkingApplianceSidekick: Of the non-snarky, SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments-y kind. Usually a motorcycle.

'''Valentine Liosbri'''
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Granted, the women attracted to him are demons themselves, but the women are at least more polite.
* AnythingThatMoves: Or ''almost'' anything, as he insists. He has ''some'' standards.
* {{BFS}}: Probably qualifies.
* CatsAreMean: According to him. The fact that people do all sorts of stupid things for Valentine and he never loves them back, except for the Duck and Eira, alternates between being played for laughs and for drama.
* ChickMagnet: At least, for other demons.
* {{Fingore}}: He breaks off all of the nails on one hand to leave them in Ganymar's throat. They are retractable, like a cat's claws, and the injury is mentioned to be extremely painful.
* FunetikAksent: Averted with his Cockney accent, to the point where words like "moggy" are even ''more'' noticeable.
* HeroicBuild: Well. He at least has the enormous muscles.
* HotBlooded
* {{Hypocrite}}: Valentine hates cats, but acts exactly the way he describes one to act, and has retractable claws.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He genuinely loves the Duck. He also expresses regret both for being a terrible brother to the Serpent, and for his failure to keep [[spoiler: Eira]] alive.
* LoveableRogue: There's that small matter of being rather blasé about eating people / golems, but as the protagonist's friend and protector, we see his sympathetic side very clearly... And, well, demons are ''supposed'' to eat people.
* PapaWolf: To the narrator, of course.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "''I've decided that I'm not very happy to see you.''"
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The latter to Ganymar's former. He is brash, foulmouthed, ruggedly handsome, and shows no affection to anyone except a few people. However, he did take [[spoiler: Eira's death]] so hard that he [[spoiler: created the narrator out of what was left.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is [[RavenHairIvorySkin fairly pale]] after being trapped in the watchtower, but takes all of ten panels to get a rocking tan.
* ThereWasADoor: Although he doesn't have anything against doors in general.

'''The Serpent'''
* BadassNormal: He may not have opened the box his mother offered him, but is still invincible as long as he has people to protect.
* BigBrotherMentor: To a T.
* {{BFS}}: His ''definitely'' qualifies. It is half of an enormous fanged jaw.
* DramaticUnmask: Inverted with his introduction, which was more of a Dramatic, er, Remask.
* ExtremeDoormat: He would rather do something he hates than let someone he cares about die. As Valentine and [[spoiler: the Demon King]] demonstrate.
* LoadBearingBoss: Inverted with his introduction, as well. The city Venice is his namesake. When he takes on his more powerful form, the city along with his human form disappears.
* NobleDemon: He can do ''anything'' if there is a person he must save.
* RedBaron: He was born Venice Liosbri. As a demon, he is only known as "The Serpent."
* RedIsHeroic: It is not his natural hair color, which further contrasts his nobility to Valentine's selfishness and Vin's detachment.
* SleepModeSize: Takes on the form of a child (possibly even children) when he is not at full strength.
* PapaWolf: Both as the Serpent and as just Venice.

* AmnesiaLoop: With regard to [[spoiler: the memory of how Eira died]]. Apparently this has happened often enough that [[NoteToSelf Juno includes it on a list of instructions-for-every-situation]].
* CoolHorse: Not only is Nyk a black and white unicorn, but she can shapeshift -- though, this ability is limited to [[GlamourFailure other animals that are black and white]], like magpies or killer whales.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A magnet for this trope. In the beginning of the comic he was impaled by the throat with five of Valentine's claws, and recovered fairly quickly. [[spoiler: His past human life was ended in a similar fashion. Just on a bigger scale... With more fatality.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: No one will tell him [[spoiler: how Eira died]], but mostly out of compassion. Every time he learns what happened, he takes it so hard that he begs Juno to wipe his memory of it.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The former to Valentine's latter. He is gentle and kind to everyone, except Valentine, and has a frailer look (though he is no less deadly in combat).
* TheStoryteller: More evident in the same-universe short comic ''Vefurrin'', but his storyteller side shows through in ''Webcomic/{{HERO}}'' with time.


* DualWielding: She fights with a matched pair of long, curved knives.
* {{Necromantic}}: In her past human life, she tried to bring back her dead lover as a golem. She got the golem, but [[TearJerker it only looked like him.]]
* MamaBear: To Eira. It's not so much that she reveals a hidden scary badass side, as that she cranks it up to eleven.

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* HappilyAdopted
* MistakenIdentity: Since he had the mark of Lord d'Urfe on his forehead and spent all his time with two powerful golems, both Valentine and the Lady mistook him for a golem as well.
* RaisedByWolves: By golems, At Lord d'Urfe's behest.
* PosthumousCharacter: Despite Valentine's efforts.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For Juno and Ganymar, who remember what it was like to be loving parents and treat him accordingly.

!! Other characters of note:

'''The Witch'''
* WickedWitch: Averted. She takes the narrator in despite not knowing who he is or where he came from.

'''The Priest'''

'''The Lady'''
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Very heavily implied towards Valentine.
* TheMagicGoesAway: Not literally, but she seems to be the landlady for the City of Desire (which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a place where one's desires manifest into reality]]). "''It '''was''' better in the old days. It's hard for a city to stay magical once you start having to worry about paying for rent.''"

'''The Fisherman'''
* UnusualEars: Due to the fact that [[spoiler: he is actually a wolf.]]

'''The Tiger-Voiced Man'''
* PapaWolf: To the fisherman. (There are a lot of protective powerful characters.)

'''Vin Liosbri'''
* TheChick: Averted. Being invincible, she does not have to be rescued by her brother at all, as opposed to her other brother. And to be invincible, one must avoid attachment.
* WomenAreWiser: Averted. She joined Valentine in jumping off cliffs and eating villagers while the Serpent stayed behind.

'''Lord Renard d'Urfe'''
* PhysicalGod: He and the rest of the Baroque. Apparently it's possible for them to ''stop'' being gods, if they start to desire things.
* AllThereInTheManual: [[ His first name]] is only mentioned on the author's Website/DeviantArt account.

'''The Red Rider'''
* CoolHorse
* DefrostingIceQueen: Visually represented with an iron box [[spoiler: that has absorbed her original heart]]. She is stoic and pragmatic when speaking to Eira, but her box cracks when she sees [[spoiler: Valentine]] dying.
* DramaticUnmask
* DramaticWind: Her hair and cape are constantly blowing in a wind that does not so much as ruffle Eira's.
* FieryRedhead: Subverted. Her hair is only red while her mask is on. When she takes it off, it turns brown.
* MsExposition: Thanks to her, we finally understand what the boxes do.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is about Valentine's height, which is one head taller than Eira.
* RapunzelHair: Done up in a high ponytail, it still streams out behind her by six or seven feet.