Characters of the RPG style story ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''.

Beware of spoilers!

(Could use some character description improvement)


[[folder: Patients]]
!!'''Ruby''' / Subject #7


-->''A young hare ventured from her den''
-->''And as she danced in field and glen ''
-->''The world sang joy about her. ''
-->''But wicked hateful things abound...''

A female rabbit who wakes up in a box, and main character of the story. The players take control of her for the majority of the game. [[spoiler:Develops a third eye allowing her to see a darkened view of the world, where certain things stand out.]] She is rather clever, somewhat agile, and able to figure out how to work computers and puzzles with relative ease. Her figure is admirably girlish and she can perform most feats an ordinary person could be reasonably expected to do.

* ActionGirl / ActionSurvivor: Ruby has a mean [[{{Pun}} left hook]].
* ACupAngst: One player suggests that Ruby should flash Tom to get him to cooperate with her escape, but Weaver replies with "Oh no! Unfortunately for all parties involved, Ruby is flat as a board! That probably won't work."
* BadassNormal: Unlike Tom, she doesn't even make use of her [[spoiler:crazy, new mutations]] in combat. She just uses her [[FistOfRage fists of concentrated kick-ass]].
* BerserkerTears
* [[GirlInABox Bunny in a Box]]
* {{Fanservice}}: In the April Fool's day gag, the other half of her skirt is missing (and she is apparently not wearing any underwear). And another ''big'' one at the end.
* FlippingTheBird: Does this to Filbert.
* GenreSavvy: "Ruby throws away the FOOTY SOCK PAJAMA FOOT. Her genre instincts tell her she won't need it."
* HeroicBSOD
* ImprovisedWeapon: Ruby has used a longshoreman's hook, a scalpel, a crowbar, a combined cane and shovel head, and a glove wrapped in barbed wire as weapons.
* TheSouthpaw: Is likely left-handed.
* SplitPersonality: Ruby, mostly by being controlled by the HiveMind known as Anonymous: Hundreds of people telling her to do things.
* TalkLikeAPirate: At one point, to cheer up Tom who was ''not'' feeling well at the time.
* [[spoiler: ThirdEye: Her mutation.]]
* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: [[spoiler: ''[[ShootTheDog Poor]], [[TheresNoKillLikeOverKill poor]] [[InnocentBystander Stitches...]]'']]
* WeaponOfChoice: The improvised "bludgeony caneshovel," or her scalpel.
* WeirdnessMagnet: She usually experiences more of the bizarre occurrences than Tom, [[spoiler:mostly due to her third eye/ psychic powers.]]
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number Seven]]

!!'''Tom / Subject #5 [[spoiler: actually #6]]'''


-->''But the cat stood up and shook his head''
-->''And rising from his metal bed ''
-->''He said "For now, I am not dead,''
-->''And I will not die in vain!"...''

A male cat who is found in the brig, and Ruby's companion through most of the adventure. The only other character the players take control of. He is not as smart as Ruby, but is significantly stronger. Despite the horror around him, he does not always take his trials as seriously as he ought to.

* AscendedExtra: According to Weaver, he was not intended to be an important character, and only existed to facilitate a puzzle, before he decided to make him a constant partner.
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy]] Apparently, his earlier state of being, as stated in one of the medical notes.
* TheBigGuy: The brawn to Ruby's brains.
* BloodFromTheMouth
* CharacterNameAlias: "Rover" in the April Fool's day gag.
* CovertPervert: He peeks up Ruby's skirt when hoisting her up on his shoulders, pays very careful attention to her behind when she crawls through vents sometimes, and was very enthused when she asked him for the condom he'd found in his pocket.
* CrowbarCombatant: He usually wields a crowbar, and often uses it to smash up everything players [[DungeonBypass don't feel like finding the keys for]].
* {{Deuteragonist}}: To Ruby's protagonist.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: [[spoiler:''Maybe'' poking the Dummy in its [[{{Squick}} squishy]] eye was a bad idea?]]
* EyePatchOfPower: After losing one of his eyes.
* {{Facepalm}}: His frustrated response to /tg/'s "flooding of the thread with pointless comments".
* TheFool: Probably not considered a true "Fool"; but he ''is'' known for thinking more with his crowbar than he does with his head.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: Subverted.
* LargeHam: On occasions.
* [[spoiler:MultiArmedAndDangerous]]
* [[spoiler:OneSteveLimit]]: Subverted.
* PunnyName: On "tomcat".
* RageBreakingPoint: A ''huge'' one near the end.
* [[spoiler:SuperStrength/ ExtremeMeleeRevenge]]
* [[spoiler:TheseHandsHaveKilled]]: Also subverted.
* WeaponOfChoice: His crowbar.
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number Five]][[spoiler:...or should I say, Six?]]

!!'''Stitches''' / Subject #1


-->''The bear cried "this is just our lot",''
--> ''and surrendered to his pain.''

A bear, first discovered as a monstrous and bloody mass in a closet. He chases Ruby and ends up decapitated by the Z-hatch. He gets better, although he's still horribly mutated and barely lucid at the best of times.

* BearsAreBadNews: Subverted. He is actually a pretty nice guy when he's sane.
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes]]
* BodyHorror
* [[spoiler:GetItOverWith: After he had been left ''very'' badly mutated and barely able to think, he shrieked and cried for death.]]
** Averted when [[spoiler:they simply tranquilize him and stow him in the locker.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:InnocentBystander]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Well, not really in that he's evil ([[spoiler:he actually saves the heroes at the end]]), but it was his first appearance that heralded the [[GenreShift reveal of the actual genre]].
* NoIndoorVoice: He is often known for screeching something horrible when addressing Ruby or Tom in the later parts of the story.
* OffWithHisHead
* PropheticNames: It seems that his name was "Stitches" even ''before'' [[spoiler:he was [[UnfortunateNames shredded to pieces in a giant fan and sewn back together... ]]]]
* RevealShot: Woah, who's that? Maybe they'll be friends wit'''OH MY GOD AJJHGFGJ'''
* ScaryStitches: Held together by stitches.
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number One]]

!!'''Daisy''' / The Hound / Subject #8

-->''The hound was still''
Daisy was found in the Dummy Room, and when Ruby smashed the maintenance room's window in desperation, she attacked, becoming the first true 'boss' of Ruby Quest. She was killed by the combined efforts of acid and being thrown into an electrical panel. The last scene in Ruby Quest is Daisy waking up in a coffin, mirroring the opening of Ruby Quest.

* BodyHorror: The fact that /tg/ called her beginning form "Plant Zombie" speaks for itself.
* FaceRevealingTurn: Jesus Christ there's someone behind that mirror! Oh well, maybe this time they'll be fr-''' HOLY SHIT'''
* FanNickname: Hound Zombie and Plant Zombie. Also Maddie, although that was more a case of mistaken identity.
* MistakenIdentity: Was called the Hound until a note mentioning Subject #2 aka Maddie appeared, and was referred to as that until another note which revealed that Maddie had died and never came back, but that same note revealed her name to be ''Daisy'', which has confirmed to be her real name.
* SequelHook: TheStinger has [[spoiler:Daisy wake up in a coffin, just like Ruby at the beginning.]]
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number Eight]]


* BuffySpeak
* DeadpanSnarker/ RageQuit: ''"Ferget this, I'm going t'eat my spaghetti..."''
* [[MistakenIdentity Identity Confused]]: At first, Daisy goes by "Maddie" and later storms away, [[spoiler:coming back wearing a pig mask[[note]](likely referencing the lost patient "Lucy," a supposed man-bear-pig creature)[[/note]], calling herself "Ruby" and that everyone should trust her because of that.]]
* NoFourthWall: In "[=NotWeaver's=]" mini-installment, Daisy directly converses with /tg/.
* [[RealityWarper Space-Time Fucker-uper]]: As pointed out by Anonymous.
* WrongGenreSavvy: "Maddie" had mistaken "{{Yandere}}" as French in the fore-mentioned interlude.

!!'''"Tom Nook" / Subject #6 [[spoiler:actually #5]]'''


A shriveled raccoon locked in the Upper Lab B. [[spoiler:His fleshy growths have taken over his entire room.]]

* AffablyEvil: Subject 6 is possibly the creepiest character of them all. He's dangerous, violent and apparently delusional, but is also capable of having a [[SarcasmMode nice friendly chat]] with Ruby without harming her, [[spoiler:as well as providing her with an important key.]]
** [[spoiler: And fans would think this to be true up till the game ended. But one of the ripped notes thrown into the water proves otherwise -- that the character they thought to be '6' turned out to be Subject '''FIVE'''.]]
** [[spoiler: Tom was Subject 6. Back before things went to hell, he began acting violent FIRST, thus the "dangerous" description he was given. This also explains why he busted up so much stuff on the player's whims.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He's shown to be very much in love with someone named "Lucy" and has been waiting for her probably as long as he's been without her. He has even become so deluded that he believes ''Ruby'' is "Lucy".
* [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination]]: Tom finds the light switch.
* [[spoiler: ExtraEyes]]: If you thought Ruby was bad...
* [[spoiler: EyelessFace: And no, that's not a contradiction of the above�]]
* IWantMyMommy
* LastRequest: Scissors. (Although he wasn't ''exactly'' dying)
* [[spoiler: LovecraftianSuperpower: The fleshy growths.]]
* MadnessMantra:
** It's later overridden by "[[TheDreaded ACE]] [[OhCrap IS COMING]]"
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood
* ThePigPen
* [[OneSteveLimit One Tom Limit]]: His name is coincidentally also Tom, but most people just call him Subject #6 or by his last name "Nook" to avoid confusion.
* SpockSpeak: In a way, along with his voice being "strange and hollow".
* {{Yandere}}
* YouAreNumberSix [[spoiler:... oops, I mean, Number five.]]
* [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger than They Act]]: He calls Ruby "CHILD" even though they are most likely about the same age.
** Probably justified in that Ruby [[spoiler:has been "resetted" recently]], something that can't be said for #6.

!!'''Jay''' / Subject #4

-->''And the birds all cried''

A bird [[spoiler:stuffed in the water filtration system in cold storage, his blood contaminating all the water. Consequentially, his powers consist of being able to astrally project himself into rooms around the glen.]]

* {{Emo}}
** [[spoiler:ADarkerMe: Quite literally, as his other form.]]
* {{Expy}}: Jay's [[spoiler:other form]] is comically mistaken by a player for a [[LeftForDead Witch]] at one point.
* FanNickname: Emobird
* GetItOverWith: Averted.
* MercyKill: What Weaver intended to happen to him. The players had other ideas, and decided to save him. Weaver went with it, so Jay escapes the facility along with Ruby and Tom.
* TheQuietOne
* ThrowTheDogABone: Spent a year in pain stuck in the water filtration system, but got rescued by Ruby and Tom and escaped the facility with them.
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number Four]]


* IdentityImpersonator: It is revealed at the end of the April Fool's day gag that Jay had apparently [[spoiler:been impersonating Ace the whole time.]]

!!'''Lucy''' / Subject #3

A pig who was in love with Tom Nook.

* TheGhost: Is mentioned, but never seen.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: On account of being TheGhost. We only know about her from Tom Nook's ramblings, so the only thing we get of her personality was that she was Tom Nook' lover.

!!'''Maddie''' / Subject #2

Presumably a dog. She is only mentioned through notes.

* TheGhost: Is mentioned but never seen, [[spoiler:because she died and never came back as a result of Filbert experimenting with the treatment on her.]] She might be a dog (her Animal Crossing counterpart is one), but we don't know.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Filbert killed her to test the limits of the Cure. She didn't come back.]]
* MistakenIdentity: After her first mention in a note she was thought to be Daisy aka The Hound, but that changed when another note revealed she had [[spoiler:died and never came back]].

[[folder: Staff]]


-->''The birds said naught...''

->''"Ace will get you! He won't listen to his orders anymore -- he won't even listen to HER! But, he is still obedient. I don't know who, but I know he is still listening to SOMEONE! He will GET you!"''
-->--'''Filbert's''' warning towards Ruby, paraphrased

A massive, bird-esque creature employed at the facility as an orderly, janitor, and security guard.

* AlmightyJanitor: The janitor is literally the most threatening thing there is at the facility.
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* BadassPacifist/ TechnicalPacifist: Even though he is the most feared creature in the facility, and even being known to charge around the facility with a freakish spear-hook, he is never actually seen harming anyone. More likely, he gets his fearsome reputation by sheer intimidation, which, for him really isn't that hard. WordOfGod even states that Ace is ''not'' to harm (or at least ''kill'') any of the patients or other staff, himself, [[spoiler:due to his mind being controlled by the CJOPAZE]].
** Though, in one of Weaver's half-discontinuities, he is seen stunning Ruby with an electric prod.
* BattleAura: Near the very end, he is outlined--presumably glowing--with a blood red color.
* BrokenAce
* ChestInsignia
** Lampshaded after the discontinued wearing of his ♠ shirt after the facility's transition.
** And near the end he briefly changes it for [[spoiler:what seems the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Barbed]] [[ArcSymbol Wheel]]]].
* CollectorOfTheStrange: [[spoiler:It is revealed that Ace had been collecting the various artifacts from around the facility and hiding them in his personal cold storage room.]]
* CoolMask: At some points, players almost constantly told Weaver that Ruby should take Ace's mask and wear it.
* [[spoiler: TheDragon: Since the discovery of his secret storage room and the contents within, this is most likely.]]
* TheDreaded: Almost everyone in the facility, including the staff, fears Ace. Even the deranged EldritchAbomination "#6" cringes at the thought of him!
* [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination]]: ''Maybe''.
* {{Expy}}: Pyramid Head from SilentHill.
* FacelessGoons: That's because he is wearing a mask. [[spoiler:When it is taken off, it's not pretty]].
* FanNickname: He was referred to as "Spade" for a time, due to the famous symbol ♠ attributed to him. This mistake was corrected later when it was made clear that "Ace" was his true name.
* ImplacableMan
* InexplicablyAwesome: Ace. Literally nothing is known about him [[spoiler: except that he obeys ''someone else'' and is quite possibly TheWormThatWalks]].
* MeaningfulName: The Ace of Spades is also commonly known as the '''"death card."'''
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* [[spoiler:NoFaceUnderTheMask]]: Subverted during the April Fool's day gag, where he is shown to have a [[spoiler:''normal'', anthro bird-man's face.]]
** [[spoiler:Played somewhat straight in the canon; there's definitely something under the mask, [[TheWormThatWalks but it ain't a face...]]]]
* NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat
* NotHimself: Subverted FromACertainPointOfView.
* SuperStrength
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Is that Ace's mask? So we'll finally be able to see his fac'''[[TheWormThatWalks HGHVGFACAAXDFAADFAGXGDGHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA]]''']]
* TheSpeechless
* UnfortunateNames: Due to incompatibility with his symbol in the facility's new font type, his name had to be changed from "♠" to "?".
* [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan Was Once a Bird]]]]: He used to be a perfectly normal orderly, but TheCorruption hit him the worst (probably because he died the least).
* WeaponOfChoice: Some sort of improvised, hook/spear thing.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom
* [[spoiler: TheWormThatWalks]]: The other explanation for what he is.
* YourSizeMayVary: At times, he is seen to be twice as tall as Ruby and the rest of them; other times, he is only slightly taller.


* AccidentalPervert: In the April Fool's day gag.
* DumbJock/ DumbMuscle: Portrayed as such in the April Fool's day gag.
* IShallTauntYou: Once, to John from John Quest, though not specifically canon to Ruby Quest.
** More than likely just a TakeThat to the players to constantly suggested '''"READ NOTE".'''
* LargeHam: In the April Fools day gag.
* NiceGuy: In the April Fool's day gag, Ace is apparently accompanying Ruby to help aid her in finding her missing boyfriend, "Rover".


-->''And the fox just laughed,''
-->''The fox denied he had been caught...''

Chief diagnostician and head of research.

* AmbiguousDisorder
* TheBadGuyWins: As WordOfGod says: "You know, from Red's point of view, he won. He never got caught. He never got beaten. He never gave up. [[spoiler:And he exited on his own terms. And most of all, he died with a smile on his face."]]
** HeroOfAnotherStory: Because saying "The Bad Guy Wins" implies that Ruby's and Tom's success depended on Red's defeat and vice versa. Thankfully for all parties involved, this wasn't the case.
* BerserkButton: Best advice? Do ''not'' ask Red too many questions.[[note]](though, actually a little more gradual than an average BerserkButton)[[/note]]
* CaneFu: [[spoiler:To Ruby, ''hard''.]]
* DirtyCoward: He describes his actions as such in one of his last journal entries.
* DissonantLaughter
* EvilLaugh: ''Oh, god...''
* {{Expy}}: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and in addition, the closest one to his Animal Crossing counterpart.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn/ HeelFaceTurn]]: Incredibly hard to truly determine.
* GlasgowGrin: [[spoiler:Ruby]] gave him one prior to the events of the game. He ''seems'' to have healed from it, [[SlasherSmile not that it makes him any more pleasant...]]
* HearingVoices
* JerkassFacade
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: And he made sure he was.]]
* LaughingMad
* MoodDissonance/ DissonantSerenity: Red is known for this.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* [[spoiler:NotEvilJustMisunderstood]]
* [[spoiler:ResistTheBeast: Red had attempted to avoid consumption of the new medication, but Filbert would not have it.]]
* RiddleMeThis
* SlasherSmile
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit: He figured out a way to commit suicide so that Ace couldn't possibly bring him back.]]
* TheSmartGuy
* [[spoiler:UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: It was originally his idea to obtain and administer the new "cure" which had unintentionally caused the unfathomably catastrophic meltdown of the facility.]]
* VillainByDefault: Besides Tom whom ate the tank fish, Red is the only one in the story blatantly established to be a predator, by nature.
** Though, he most always seems to be in control of this--lampshaded by the cereal--and this is handwaved after he states that he was "just kidding" after threatening to bite Ruby's throat out.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Red is occasionally mistaken to be much older than he actually is; often due to the use of his cane, which was sort of implied as an elderly crippling. WordOfGod states that he is just as old as Ruby and Tom.


* NiceGuy: Apparently, he had been a very nice man--er, fox--before [[spoiler:his first suicide]]. By "Maddie's" accounting, he even told good jokes.
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Psycho-Nut with a Heart of Gold]]: At least by "Maddie's" account, [[NiceGuy Red actually treated the patients nicely]].
* SharpDressedMan: Often portrayed as such in fanart. [[note]](Furthermore, is often his general perception among the fandom -- Possibly canonized when Weaver posted the second image in his ''Daisy Quest'' thread)[[/note]]


A male squirrel and the head doctor at the facility.

* BadBoss: Even before everything went to hell, he disobeyed Red's wishes to avoid consuming the cure by having Ace slip it into his food. He's now completely insane, making his BadBoss tendencies even worse.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: It's strongly implied that this is how he can so strongly deny [[spoiler:his infection.]]
* BerserkButton: Disobeying a direct order is a ''definite'' no-no.
* [[spoiler:BodyHorror: He keeps mumbling about how he's "clean" even after he turns into a horrific mess of mixed-up body parts.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* DrJerk: He is so paranoid that he believes he is the only one allowed to leave the facility.
* EarlyBirdCameo: His first appearance is notably the first instance of a character appearing for a single panel, then scurrying off after the audience notices, but before the main characters do.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It seems that Filbert will not resort to violence if it does not involve either medical research, or the "cutting of badness" out of others.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seems nice at first, but the mask covering his true insanity slips pretty quickly.
* ForScience: [[spoiler:He had Subject 2 killed to test the limits of what the treatment can do.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* IRejectYourReality: Believes that he's the only one not infected, despite the fact that he happily took the Cure before its side effects were known. He persists in this belief even [[spoiler: after he's been turned into a mass of BodyHorror]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:''"'''I'M''' THE ONLY ONE CLEAN! '''I'M''' THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN ESCAPE!"'']]
* LackOfEmpathy: His only reaction to [[spoiler: Maddie's death because of one of his experiments]] is annoyance.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: He cuts off his own hand to prevent himself from becoming infected. [[spoiler: {{Downplayed}}, as it didn't help and never would have, since there was no infection to begin with, just the Cure.]]
* [[spoiler: LovecraftianSuperpower: After he gets turned into a mass of BodyHorror wielding a bonesaw.]]
* MadScientist:[[spoiler: has Maddie, and later Daisy, killed to test the limits of the Cure. Daisy comes back. Maddie [[KilledOffForReal doesn't]].]]
* MadnessMantra: Filbert would like you to know he is clean. And he needs to cut the bad out of you.
* ManipulativeBastard: As seen when Ruby first meets him, he can easily fake sympathy and gain pity without even trying. He can also fool others into thinking he's a competent doctor and most often manipulate them into doing nearly anything he wants.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Filbert is the Metal Glen's head doctor and wasn't the best of persons even ''before'' the "infection"/cure spread and he went insane.
* NoteToSelf: ''"Well, this explains a lot."''
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: of the BodyHorror variety. By the second time Ruby meets Filbert, he's mutated into a horrific mass of mixed-up body parts.]]
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Tom kills him by ripping his head off.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: He had been assaulted ''hard'' by Ruby's barbed-wire glove, but gives almost no recognition to this injury and continues his attempts to make Ruby acknowledge his commands and wild rantings.
* WeaponOfChoice: A medical bone-saw, which he uses to cut the bad out of people.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He desires to remove the infection from everyone in the facility and to escape, but his [[IRejectYourReality madness]] twists those goals beyond all recognition.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Filbert constantly defines himself as ''"clean"'' and everyone else ''"infected"'', while few others recognize such statuses.


* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: From "Maddie's" (Daisy's) point of view that [[spoiler:the "cure" Filbert was giving the patients had apparently just been him having some ''sick fun''.]]
* StockPhrases: Something very close to "Don't worry, I'm a doctor".

!!'''Dr. S'''
[[caption-width-right:272:What is assumed to be Dr.S's remains]]
[[caption-width-right:272:Click to see the real Dr. S:[[note]]]][[/note]]

->''"To whatever staff member or patient fancies himself a prankster: you've had your fun. Some of us have work to do."''
-->--From Dr's S's note

Another doctor at the facility, though not apparent through the course of the adventure. His/ her presence was confirmed by a formal notice of complaint seen by Ruby. [[WildMassGuessing It has been speculated that the goat head found in the cabinet belonged to him.]]

* DaChief
* EldritchAbomination: What he was planned to be, see the noted picture.
** BodyHorror
** ExtraEyes
** EyesDoNotBelongThere
* [[HearingVoices Hearing Strange Laughter and other Voices]]
* MoreThanMindControl: Was meant to try and bring Ruby over to his side via this, before he was cut.
* MrExposition: Was supposed to reveal plenty of important information.
* OnlySaneEmployee: More then likely, along with Bella.
** Turns out to be completely averted, as Weaver has stated that he's possibly more far gone than anyone else, despite being able to act cognizant.
* PosthumousCharacter: Possibly.
** {{Jossed}}: Turns out that Weaver just never found a good place to put him into the story, so Dr. S was almost completely cut save for a few references.
* TheSpock
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Never made it into the story proper besides some references. Weaver states that Filbert filled in for most of Dr. S's purposes.


Bella is a mouse and the receptionist/head systems manager of the Metal Glen. She maintains the facility's lockdown, and surveys the place through monitors.

* BigNo
* {{Cyborg}}: Her body is/was so badly damaged that the only way she could stay alive to continue her duty was with immensely heavy life support.
* FanNickname: Monitorface
* [[spoiler:GetItOverWith]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Since she wasn't exposed to the "cure".]]
* IronicName: 'Bella' means 'Beautiful', which she isn't.
* [[spoiler: MercyKill]]
* OnlySaneEmployee
* SeenItAll
* UndyingLoyalty: Bella has been tasked with maintaining the lock-down of the facility and will continue to do so until her death.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever

[[folder: Other]]

!!'''The Dummy'''


An unnaturally-tightly leather-bound scarecrown/ dummy bolted to a rotating pivot that seems to ''always'' be staring toward the players.

* ArtifactOfDoom: As stated from the last of Filbert's notes, the Dummy--along with several other malevolent artifacts--were retrieved from the recently excavated, lost chamber at the bottom of the facility.
** It's implied that the dummy [[spoiler:is a conduit for the EldritchAbomination inside the facility.]]
* BeamMeUpScotty: As a sort of MemeticMutation; Red's schizophrenic, graffiti-messages are often attributed to it.
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Dummy]]
* DemonicDummy: Literally. The dummy (originally in the room named after it, but later found in [[spoiler:Cold Storage]]) is absolutely, positively evil. It turned to look at them when it was tied to the post, and if that's not creepy enough, later its nature was absolutely confirmed when [[spoiler:it grew tentacles on the ceiling of Cold Storage, Ace's room]]. It was excavated from below the station in the first place. Considering the stuff apparently imprisoned down there, that alone comfirms its evil nature.
* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination]]: In part; lampshaded.
** '''Dummy in the dark''' and '''''[[spoiler:FUCKING CJOPAZE!!]]'''''
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: It isn't staring at the character, it's staring at you.
* {{Irony}}[=/=]FridgeLogic: "The Dummy's skin was made of leather" is technically a contradiction, by the definition of leather.
* [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan The Dummy Behind the Bird]]]]
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: It is implied that The Dummy, itself, had a sort of special psychic-control over Ace, influencing his actions and causing him to take it from its original place to Ace's hideaway in cold storage.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Only in the dark, though.
* TheSpeechless: Well it is just a dummy, [[spoiler: or is it?]]

!!The Water Cooler
[[caption-width-right:92:''[-"Mr. Water will go out like the champion of neutrality he is. [[DefiantToTheEnd Judging ever eternally from under the rubble.]]"-]'']]

* AffectionateNickname: "Mr. Water Cooler"
* RunningGag: He is disappointed in us all.[[note]](Because of the position of the water cooler's taps, many players have referenced it as an appearance of a vexed expression. It has since become a sort of running joke by the Ruby Quest players and have referenced the fact many times during later parts of the game, often as a sort of AnimalReactionShot)[[/note]]
* TheSpeechless
* TheStoic


[[folder:The Barbed Wheel]]
The great, ancient, unseen Eldritch Horror responsible for all the reality-bent chaos within the Metal Glen facility.

* BerserkButton: It's probably not a coincidence that when Tom and Ruby gave Bella her MercyKill Ace flew into a blind, ''[[OhCrap glowing]]'' [[UnstoppableRage fury]].
* BigBad: What ever the hell is going on in facility is this thing's fault.
* TheCorruption: The reason why everyone went crazy.
* EldritchAbomination: What ever it looks like, it can't be pretty.
* [[MindRape Mind Rapist]]: Screwed around with everyone for no apparent reason.
* IWantThemAlive: It is never made clear just why Ace is ordered to resurrect everyone just to have them destroy everyone, but the dark entity seems to need them for ''some'' reason other than just ForTheEvulz.
* NoNameGiven: At least not until the Mushroom Forest special.
** IHaveManyNames: Cjopaze, Perogra, the Bound Watcher, He Who Slumbers in the Buried Dark, and the God of the Green Throne
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: If you consider the filmy, red "cure" and the black void relative to it, then it counts.
* TheSpeechless: It may or may not talk, but we never hear.
* UltimateEvil: What it is, we do not know.
* WalkingSpoiler: You do know why this is kept in a separate folder from the other characters.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: In theory, Ruby quite possibly could have in the cold-storage room if her third eye wasn't hurting so bad (of course, trying to use her super-power to view such an other-worldly force directly would probably leave her in a permanent state of insanity)

-->''And what became of cat and hare?\\
Did they break free to purer air?\\
To guess their fate we shouldn't dare\\
Perhaps their tale closed well...''