Here's a list of characters from the WebComic ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.

It's an ongoing story about an [[GenderBending young man who woke as a woman]], except the plot is treated with much more emotional depth and serious character consideration than is the norm.

If you haven't read the comic first, [[ there you go]].



[[folder: Ash Upton]]

The girl who was a boy.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AttractiveBentGender: In full effect, to Ash's constant chagrin. In his/"her" own words, "What I wouldn't have given to be a flat chested no-looker that no one noticed." Not that his developed female body is that surprising given he inherits it from his mother, a former lingerie model.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Ash's father Dr. Edward Upton is a gynecologist who "never forgets a vagina" (and isn't at all shy about talking about them--see UltimateJobSecurity below) while Ash's mom Marie is a former lingerie model who has appeared in her fair share of racy catalogs. Ash notes that trying on bras would be awkward enough even if there wasn't a [[ large poster of his topless mother hanging in the fitting room.]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Played with: Ash relies on DontThinkFeel for his driving techniques, but Ash's ''racing'' technique is to constantly analyze the situation until he finds an advantage he can capitalize on. Ironically his reflexive driving skills leave his mind free to to concentrate on the race itself.
* BadassDriver
* BecomingTheMask: Ash fears that pretending to be a girl all the time will result in becoming one in mind as well as body. Ash has rather feminine body language and reactions, although he doesn't notice unless it goes over the top (like the swooning incident).
* ButchLesbian: Would come off as this, due to his sexual preferences not changing in the misfile... if people knew that Ash wasn't straight, that is. To most people, "she" is simply extremely tomboyish (though there are some who correctly suspect that Ash doesn't like guys, they haven't been able to prove it yet).
* ButtMonkey: Ash. So far he's been changed into a girl, shanghaied into several races he'd rather not take part of, or in which the odds were artificially inflated against him, and gone through a whole lot of emotional hurt without being able to do much about it. Ash was also threatened none-too-subtly with rape by two men.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DudeLooksLikeALady[=/=]BoyishShortHair: Had the same haircut as a boy.
* FieryRedhead: Has quite a big temper; as Rumsiel states, "Just because she needs you doesn't mean she won't kill you in a fit of rage."
* GreenEyes
* GoodAngelBadAngel
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ash can be brash and judgemental, hot-tempered and at times impulsive; but he's also a genuinely well-meaning person with a strong conscience, cares deeply about his family and friends, and despite his bull-headedness carries a depth of empathy and a strong moral code. In other words, just your average guy caught in extenuating circumstances but trying to make the best of them.
* MenDontCry: Firmly believes this, along with a lot of other masculine stereotypes, and is distressed when he starts crying because he thinks it means he's becoming accustomed to his new sex.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Why he broke up with Missy
* RedHeadedHero: Though it's more orange than red.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Though Ash isn't thrilled about the prospects
* {{Tomboy}}: Given that Ash is a gender bended boy, he dresses accordingly. But sometimes he is put into [[DraggedIntoDrag drag]].
* {{Transsexual}}: Ash acts more like a real transgender teenager than most GenderBender {{webcomic}} protagonists. Emily even suggests gender reassignment surgery as an option at one point. The possibility was addressed in Ask Ash, where he is worried that girl!Ash getting gender reassignment surgery prior to Rumisiel fixing everything would result in him retroactively getting gender reassignment surgery after the mistake is corrected. Not to mention F-to-M surgery is pretty damn crappy at this point in time.
* TroubledButCute: To a degree, given the MissingMom and emotionally distant dad (and of course the CosmicRetcon...)
* {{Tsundere}}: Mix of A and B, though more often A since it's not common to see Ash become mushy and sweet.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Part of his preferred swimwear, as seen in book 5.
* WouldNotHitAGirl: Minor BSOD when Ash punches a girl in the face, something he would have never done prior to the misfile and something Emily had already lampshaded as being tantamount to surrendering his manhood.
* WrenchWench: Girl-Ash was called "Crazy Car Girl".
* YaoiFangirl[=/=]YuriFan: Girl-Ash was apparently the prior, so logically Ash himself is the latter.


[[folder: Emily McArthur]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Emily's basic MO throughout the comic but really comes to the fore in the arc centered around her first race where she reads up on psychology in order to rattle her opponent.
* BadassDriver: Gets her own moment when she beats Heather.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: After Ms. [=McArthur=] [[spoiler:goes to the hospital with heart palpitations due to her use of '''speed'''. Ms. [=McArthur=] claiming it's for the sake of being able to send Emily to college [[BerserkButton doesn't help her case]]]], as [[ is shown here]].
* CharacterDevelopment: GirlPosse -> TheSmartGirl -> BadassBookworm
** Also shown in that she becomes more understanding of Ash, as she originally considered her problem to be worse.
* CleavageWindow: Several of her outfits include this.
* [[spoiler:DeadManWalking]]: [[spoiler:Were it not for the misfile, she'd most likely have died when Molly's car got T-boned in chapter 6.]]
* DisappearedDad: Since she's the result of a TeenPregnancy.
* GirlPosse: Former member of Molly's posse.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Her lack of experience with normal romantic relationships and the fact that her and Ash's relationship is not a normal one make her pretty insecure. Becomes more obvious when Ash meets a guy that Emily thinks might be a better match for Ash than she is.
* PurpleEyes
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: She obsessively studied to get into Harvard, because of her EducationMama. This makes her extremely knowledgeable and very smart. There is, however, a problem with this: she has several social problems because she hasn't done any socializing in her past life.
* YouAreGrounded: This incapacitates her for at least an entire chapter. [[CallingTheOldManOut This turns out to be the best way for her mother to lose Molly's respect.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: When colored, Emily's hair is depicted as a dark blue. It's unknown whether this is a dye job, her natural color via a small tweak to reality (as in Webcomic/ElGoonishShive), or simply a bit of ArtisticLicense.


[[folder: Dr. Edward Upton]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: It's not enough that he memorizes women's vaginas, due to his job as a gynecologist... it's the fact that he'll ''describe'' them for everyone in earshot at the drop of a hat.
* {{Blackmail}}: Of sorts - to make sure that Ms. [=MacArthur=] doesn't prohibit Emily from spending time with Ash, he notes that he could really help Emily get into Harvard, as he knows several people there. But he'd really only go that far for his daughter's friends.
* ControlFreak: The reason that Ash's mother left him. Matured out of this for the current timeline. He matured out of it in ''both'' timelines; the difference lies in how he treats his child. As a boy, Ash was given the cold shoulder by his emotionally distant father; as a girl, she gets a DotingParent out of the deal. Besides the relationship element, Edward probably sees even more of Marie in girl-Ash, hence his more affectionate manner. Indeed: he seems quite upset about how distant he and Ash have been since the misfile (which is no less than they were when Ash was male), and openly comments on it. Ash, of course, is too uncomfortable to really reply.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: He might not have ''known'' that Ramael's an angel, but standing up to the guy (mysterious stranger with shady look about him, anyone?) was still pretty {{Badass}} of Dr. Upton. Ash, and even Vashiel, were both gobsmacked and awed by it.
* DirtyOldMan: Though he doesn't seem to be older than thirties.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* {{Kuudere}}
* NotGoodWithPeople
* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler: His actual intent behind giving Rumisiel a bunch of manual labor chores during summer break.]]
* UltimateJobSecurity: He might be creepy, but he's apparently just that damn good at gynecology.


[[folder: Molly]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: Though it's Emily's mother, not her own, that's on the recieving end. She then reveals that she was going to do it anyway before leaving for college, and Ms. [=McArthur's=] recent ABRASIVENESS toward her own daughter has provided her with an opportunity to let loose what she REALLY thinks of Emily's [[MyBelovedSmother beloved smother]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from AlphaBitch to LovableAlphaBitch
* LovableAlphaBitch
* [[spoiler: NearDeathExperience]]


[[folder: Colin]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* DoggedNiceGuy: Acts like this, and is rather crushed when Ash isn't interested
* StalkerWithACrush: Gives off the vibe, but he only is that way when Ash comes to the store


[[folder: Tom Fuller]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AloofOlderBrother: Has some elements towards Missi.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkJock: Though more regarding racing, but yeah, he otherwise fits the criteria.
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse - hasn't happened (yet), but would if Missi reveals if she did all the work on his car.
* TheRival: He was Ash's while at High School, though even now he's the one driver who could be called his/her ArchEnemy.
* ParentalFavoritism: Strong indications that he's favored over his sister, Missi.
* PutOnABus: Sent off to college.
* StarterVillain: Not ''villain'' per se, but he fits the general criteria.
* StrawMisogynist: Has elements of this, though it could just be a hatred of Ash.

[[folder: (Kamikaze) Kate [[spoiler:Walsh]]]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AxCrazy: At first.
* BadassDriver: Acknowledged to be the best in the cast. It was considered an incredible performance when Ash had a chance at winning their second race.
* BloodKnight: Racing version.
* BrokenBird
* TheComicallySerious: Funniest when she is completely serious
* CoolBigSis: Develops into this, of sorts. Mind you, she still scares the crap out of Ash.
* DeathSeeker: At first.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* TheDreaded: Her reputation in Tempest, which hasn't quite faded yet even though [[spoiler:Rumisiel exorcised her sister's soul.]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: Her and Harry.]]
* MsFanservice: In her Princess Leia costume, at Halloween.
* RedBaron: "Kamikaze Kate".
* ReplacementGoldfish: All but asked Ash to be her sister, and plenty of hints that she still sees Ash this way.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Figuratively and literally.
* {{Tsundere}}: Of the non-love interest variety towards Ash.

[[folder: Harry Walsh]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* DeadpanSnarker: Examples such as being concerned about what would happen if Kate entered a church, and when Ash needed to back out for him to get out
* FunetikAksent
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: Looks to be that way with Kate.]]
* KirkSummation: Gives one to Heather that makes it stop for a moment.
* NiceGuy: He's in PerpetualPoverty, yet he still charges reasonable rates to his customers.
* PerpetualPoverty: Mentioned that he had some issues making ends meet.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Supposedly Welsh, but [[LampshadeHanging noted in-story]] as being nigh-impossible to place.

[[folder: Missi Fuller]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* [[ACupAngst A-Cup Angst]]: Missi, of course. At least until she gets the impression that [[PetitePride Ash prefers small breasts.]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sometimes, though as Kate said, she grows on you.
* BigEater
* ChineseGirl: Albeit only by ancestry, since she's Tom's ''adopted'' sister. She also doesn't know martial arts.
* GenkiGirl: From time to time.
* HiddenDepths: Which are gradually unveiled over the course of the story.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Deconstructed; the fact that Ash does interest her romantically (alone among all girls) is the cause of quite a bit of heartache for her.
* RomanticFalseLead
* {{Tomboy}}
* TheUnfavorite
* WrenchWench: She doesn't have her license yet, and yet she's already capable of putting together quality racing vehicles (she was the one responsible for all of Tom's cars).

[[folder: Eponine]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AscendedExtra: Originally just a friend from Ash's Gym Class, who showed up every once in a while. Now, she's become a fairly important plot character character.
* MoralityPet: Ever since befriending Cassiel, the angel has been getting less and less selfish.
* NiceGirl: Which is noted - Ash remembers her as one of the few girls who was genuinely kind and friendly towards him/her, and she manages to avoid being a doormat despite her sweet nature. She's also apparently the only human Cassiel shows genuine regard for.
* PalsWithJesus: Although she doesn't know Cassiel is an angel, her friendship with Cassiel is genuinely a friendship, in contrast with Ash and Emily's 'friendship' with Rumisiel, where Ash is just waiting for Rumi to correct the Misfile.
* TokenBlack: Kind of, seeing as there aren't any other dark-skinned characters of importance. Still, given the centralized cast, it's not really very jarring - especially since she's ''not'' a stereotyped character.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Gives one to Ash for not trusting Logan about the pictures, and not talking to her about it.
** And then when Ash finally tries to make amends ''weeks'' later, it turns out 'Nine had let it go after only a few days and is quite willing to forgive. NiceGirl? Without a ''doubt''.


[[folder: James]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* BadassDriver: Ash is better, but he did teach Ash to race and drive.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Had he not been so manic while racing Ash, who knows if he would have lost.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: At first, though justified because he thought that Rumsiel was just a jerk.
* {{Megane}}
* PutOnABus: Wasn't seen for over a thousand strips after the Cape Cod race.
%%** TheBusCameBack
* RelationshipUpgrade: Played with, it seems that girl-Ash's 'fun' with him that one night in the car caused James to interpret that as such. Unfortunately for him, the Misfiled Ash we know wants to keep him as her best friend.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Not only was James the best friend of boy-Ash, it's revealed that girl-ash even lost her virginity to him. Unfortunately, the misfiled Ash is squicked out by this.


[[folder: Logan]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AnimeHair: His spiky hair was even the source of his fan nickname!
* AuraVision: Logan can tell the difference between humans and angel, without the angel needing to reveal themselves.
* BadassDriver: Despite never racing before, he's very naturally gifted and proved a challenge for Ash, a more experienced racer.
* BadassPacifist: Logan manages to save Ash and Missi from their near rape experience, not by beating the pulp out of the two would be rapists, but by taking a picture and threatening that he'd run and tell the cops if they wouldn't leave... He just moments later reveals to the two his phone battery was dead, and he wasn't all that fast a runner.
* BigDamnHeroes
* FanNickname: Due to his spiky hair, he was given the fan nickname '[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]]' in the forums before his actual name was revealed.
* JustInTime: Saved Ash and Missi from a near rape experience.


[[folder: Marie Upton]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: She's a former lingerie model.
* BuxomIsBetter: As one would expect from a former lingerie model.
* MissingMom: Male Ash lived with his father, his mother leaving when she was little, and had to be told a certain picture was of his Mom. Girl Ash, however, had more contact with her Mom. The discretion is that both had written a letter to her, but Girl-Ash sent the letter, while Boy-Ash ripped it up because it made him feel 'like a sissy boy'.
* MyGirlIsASlut: recently revealed that she met Edward Upton in a wild night, including a ''threesome''!


[[folder: Ms. McArthur]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* EducationMama: Ms. [=McArthur=] pretty much has an obsession with seeing Emily go to an Ivy League school. She prefers Harvard, although she's more than willing to consider other options.
* [[spoiler:HiddenDepths: She shows some unexpected appreciation and insight about cars, as she reveals when she sees the classic Mustang Emily received from Ash's winning against Burt - her father actually owned a car of the same kind when she was a girl. Emily states the next day that they talked for a good while, her mother giving Emily insight into her grandparents.]]
* KickTheDog: Rare non-villainous example: she actually YELLS at Emily and tears her a NEW one (a whole LOT of new ones, in fact) for running away. [[CallingTheOldManOut This unusually abrasive act costs her Molly's respect in nothing flat.]]
* LastNameBasis: Her first name has not been stated.
* MyBelovedSmother: Pretty much the degree Ms.M takes that whole 'Education Mama' thing. This eventually reaches the point where Molly [[CallingTheOldManOut yells at her to go FUCK herself for grounding Emily in a fit of UTTER rage and revealing that she was about to vent her feelings toward her anyway since she was about to go to college and Ms. [=McArthur's=] going off on her own daughter has given her such an exceptional opportunity.]]
* TeenPregnancy: She got pregnant with Emily in high school, which was why she didn't end up going to Harvard herself.


[[folder: Rumisiel]]
''[[ Ash, this is Emily, Emily, that's Ash. I'm sorta responsible for both your situations.]]''

'''Associated tropes:'''
* {{Adorkable}}: Rumisiel, when he is sober and genuinely trying to help, has a distinct tendency towards Adorkability in social situations.
* TheAtoner: Somewhat half-heartedly at first, but he has recently started to become more proactive in his role.
* BadassBoast: Rumisiel has [[ one]] as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* TheBeard
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* DeadpanSnarker: Rumisiel sometimes gets some true gems. [[ See here]].
* EruditeStoner: Whenever Rumisiel isn't unconscious, puking or whimpering, you can tell that he's [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really An Ancient, Wise Angelic Being.]] Of course, he used to spend thirty percent of his time doing each of those.
* HiddenDepths: When he explains how he ''really'' felt about his job and why he screwed up, he becomes somewhat more sympathetic both to viewers and to Ash (as much as he ''can'' be, at any rate).
* MundaneUtility: Rumisiel is an angel, and you'd expect him to have some kind of awesome holy weapon for smiting the heathens, right? Wrong. He works in filing, so he gets a "filing multi-tool" that "does all sorts of neat records-keeping stuff. It scans, records, photographs. The newest upgrade even has web access." Wait... So '''''THAT'S''''' where [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] got his [[ cell phone!]]
-->'''Ash''': ''You probably just use it to [[TheInternetIsForPorn look at porn.]]''\\
'''Rumisiel''': ''No way!''\\
'''Ash''': '''''Let me see your bookmarks!'''''\\
'''Rumisiel''': '''''No! I'm sending it back to the ether! It's not for mortal eyes!'''''
* NailedToTheWagon
* ObfuscatingStupidity: While he ''can'' generally be a bit of a moron, much of the time he acts like a nuisance when Ash is in a sour mood, he's actually hoping for Ash to vent his/her frustration on Rumi as a coping mechanism. [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Rumisiel [[ here]].
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* PermaStubble
* PointyEars
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Feels he was being this for Cassiel, which is why he broke up with her.


[[folder: Vashiel]]
''[[ My name is Vashiel of the second order of holy swords, divine punishment division. I am here to see Rumishiel. Is he here ?]]''

Rumisiel's loving big brother. He takes an administrative leave after this one was kicked out of Heaven to come to Earth and to help him get back. Since he is incapable of telling a lie, he is kept in the dark about Ash and Emily's little problems.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: For past misdeeds unknown to his little brother.]]
* {{Badass}}: Though his powers are partially sealed due to being based on
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CannotTellALie: To the extreme - not only can he not tell a lie, he tells the truth in its entirety even if it would be better not to. He literally cannot hide falsehood nor details. It's likely the only reason he hasn't been locked away is because nothing he's said is ''too'' outlandish... and because his brother is there to prevent such from happening.
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast]]
* FishOutOfWater: He's noticeably not ''quite'' as well-adapted to life on Earth as his brother.
* FlamingSword: Has one.
* GoodIsNotDumb: It's a ''punishment angel'', for Heaven sake!
* InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality: Vashiel is an Angel of Vengeance, and is endowed with a [[FlamingSword Flaming]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Holy Sword]] that can even kill other angels. He hasn't done any "[[ really good smiting]]" in centuries, so all he really uses it for is scaring televangelists.
* [[spoiler:KnightTemplar: In his backstory - apparently he destroyed a city and smote many people, for which he was punished by the Celestial Beaurocracy. For his part, Vashiel believes the punishment was right and just.]]
* KnightTemplarBigBrother
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Justified.
* NiceGuy: Absurdly so. [[spoiler:He has a DarkAndTroubledPast, but has for the most part moved past it and seems genuinely well-adjusted these days.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}: Quite prone to them.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* PointyEars
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld

[[folder: Cassiel]]

Rumisiel's ex, who has taken some time off to pop down and see how he's doing with his punishment. But not in a good way; things apparently went south between the two, and she seems quite eager to make sure his sojourn to Earth becomes a bit more permanent. She's also {{Satan}}'s neice.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AlphaBitch
* BeleagueredBureaucrat
* CastingCouch: Rumisiel claims that she used their relationship (and connections with his father, the ArchangelGabriel) to get a job in the CelestialBureaucracy.
* CleavageWindow: Several of her outfits in her human disguise contain these.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HumiliationConga: Frequently.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain:
** So far, her biggest victory over Rumi has been [[PokeThePoodle serving him substandard hors d'oeuvres]]. And even that [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin blows up in her face]].
** Although she did [[spoiler:convince James to fake being in a relationship with her to try and make Ash jealous and stir up Rumisiel]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't go anywhere - Ash's attempts to "feel happy for him" make James feel guilty for doing it, and he informs Cassi than he's ending the charade just before cheerfully slamming the door in her face.]]
* {{Jerkass}} -> JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MasterOfIllusion: While all angels can appear as normal humans, Cass is the only one to bother to. Rumi is just bad at it, and it's hinted that Vash's [[CannotTellALie compulsive honesty]] prevents him from doing so.
* MoralityPet: Eponine is this to her.
* NotHyperbole: She really is Satan's niece.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* PetTheDog: Whatever she thinks of other people, human or angel, she genuinely cares about Eponine.
* PointyEars
* PokeThePoodle
* PowerPerversionPotential: Heavily hinted to have explored this with Rumisiel; her usual disguise is confirmed to be the one she used to use when role-playing with him.
* PsychoExGirlfriend
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ShapeShifterDefaultForm: Type B; even though she [[InformedAbility is said]] to be capable of many different illusiory forms, she sticks to the one, even when it'd make more sense to try another (such as when she tried to fool Rumisiel the first time).
* WomanScorned: Not elaborated on at this time, but this is her main motivation for her issues with Rumi.


[[folder: Ramael]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* BloodKnight: Admits that he finds smiting evildoers to be addictive.
* FlamingSword
* [[spoiler: KnightTemplar]]: This seems to be why he [[spoiler: killed those would-be rapists]], though we have to wait to be sure.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld


[[folder: Xaphrael]]

'''Associated tropes:'''
* {{Badass}}: Formerly a member of Vashiel's forces, his current position makes him Rumisiel's superior.
* TheChainsOfCommanding
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* IKnowYoureWatchingMe: Part of his angelic role, there is nowhere to hide.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Consider that he chose to be lenient with Rumisiel for [[spoiler: eliminating the body of a dead Archon - despite it being crucial evidence for a case being investigated - because Rumisiel's motive was well-intentioned defence of his brother.]]