! Newly introduced characters
Born January 14, 1979 in Wismar, Mecklenburg, European Germany

* AuthorAvatar
* CharacterDevelopment
* ChickMagnet: Deconstructed. May have contributed to his fling in Judea, but gets more of a point in Hamburg where it landed him the acquaintance of a [[RidiculouslyFastConstruction crucial bunch of engineers]] and he lets you know that he grew sick and tired of this kind of attention once in a while. He also says that his [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour early loss of innocence stems]] from the opportunity of external initiative and he doesn't mean Natascha.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: At least his old friends from Wismar just call him "Samowar".
* HandsomeLech: He even admits that he at least used to be some kind of a dick. Like in Hamburg.
* HormoneAddledTeenager
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: He has troubles remembering his first sexual intercourse and struggles to judge if it's been the "drunken number in the woods or the drunken number on the hey in the barn", only knowing that both occassion happened with the same girl whose name he forgot.
* LikesOlderWomen: Yes, he does. But on the other hand, he started an active sex life as a young teenager and [[JustifiedTrope age mates may hardly match his idea on "real women"]]. And if an average of three years his senior really counts?
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Björn serves as a case study on how you get an ordinary everyman as close to the center of affairs as possible and remotely plausible.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Averted big time.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: During a flashblack to four years before the Streich, you see a fatalist ten-year-old Björn in his classroom whose tutor is worried he might be prone to suicide. Oh, and he became to be a [[JailBait real toyboy]] soon after that.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: Dude, did he ever have a childhood?
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He used to look more like eighteen or twenty when he was fourteen, which makes [[HandWave a convenient excuse]] why a guy like him would get into the Peklo and why an older girl would hook up with him in the first place.

Born 1976 in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Paulskirchen]], German Atlantis

* AuthorAvatar: Yes, there are two.
* {{Landlord}}
* NaughtyByNight: She's seen to especially like to tease unfit tenant-candidates by first living out the woman in her with them before stating that exactly this sexual compatibility stands in the way to pursue a professional relationship like the envisioned tenancy.
* OtakuSurrogate: She reads one or another BrainBleach every now and then.

[[folder:Patricia Ó Domnhall]]
[[LandDownUnder Antipodian]] from Caisleanúr [[note]]Newcastle, NSW[[/note]].

* {{Hypocrite}}
* IdenticalStranger: to Natascha from Judea. This will be noted on at least two continents.
* IrishPriest: or rather missionary
* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Somewhere between this and NaughtyNuns and maybe a HardDrinkingPartyGirl.

! Canon characters from the Literature/ChaosTimeline [[note]]and their extended families that needn't be canon[[/note]]

[[folder:Schuhmann family]]
* DysfunctionalFamily
--> '''Björn:''' ''"How pretty is the harmony, just as he boozed so did she!"''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's actually quite uncommon for the all-world name Schumann (lit. "shoe-man") to be written with the last letter H in the "Schuh", same goes for related names like Schumacher (lit. "shoe-maker").
!!! Ignaz (canon)
* TheAlcoholic
* FormerRegimePersonnel: He had quite a successful career at the technocracy's SecretPolice, especially after about ten years of service in Europe payed off in form of a promotion to chief inspector in his Atlantean homeland. Things may have continued this way if not for the VelvetRevolution.
* FutureLoser
* IronWoobie: A really ''arme Sau'' by all accounts.
* IWasBeatenByAGirl: By his own daughter for the sake of self-defence.
* JadedWashout
* JerkassWoobie: There wasn't a place for people like him anymore after the [[VelvetRevolution Streich]] got his SecretPolice disbanded. He first became a cab driver, then turned into a drunkard and essentially lost his licence and lived on the dole ever since. Essentially being a JadedWashout, his daughter is actually running him and, to top it all, dates this Björn guy from the "old motherland" that [[RantInducingSlight left serious issues to him]].
* NotGoodWithPeople: [[NoPunIntended "Nazi"]] has never been a people's person, even per WordOfGod.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After his mother dies, he moves from the Dakotas to her vacated home in Pennsylvania to save rent and tell the rest of the world to go screw itself.
* [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell Why We're Bummed The Logos Striked]]: An ultimate poster child of this trope. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse The question what happened to this man]] was a major reason why the whole story has been written.
!!! Rosemarie
* ShoutOut: Rosi is a shout-out to the song "Skandal im Sperrbezirk" by the SpiderMurphyGang. On a further note, Germans also think of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemarie_Nitribitt another Rosemarie]] when they hear that name. But no, the fanfic's characther [[FelonyMisdemeanor never sold her body or did anything especially naughty for that matter]].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: An absolute necessity considering [[FormerRegimePersonnel who her father is]].
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: She was born and raised in Southern European Germany, albeit at various places. Though she finally sounded "Hochdeutsch" enough, it seemed like a problem when the family came back to Atlantis.

[[folder:Cats from Judea]]
* JewishComplaining: And essentially all the other tropes associated with Jews and modern Israelis.
* MatzoFever: Björn says that no catwalk were fit to hold a candle to an ordinary Judean street.
!!! Tatjana (canon)
* BareYourMidriff: This actually matches WordOfGod from the [[Literature/ChaosTimeline mothership]], but here it gets conversed to show that [[PlanetOfHats all Judean women dress like 20-somethings]].
* CoolBigSis: Mind you that the [[CatGirl "Kampfkatze"]] is actually Natascha's older cousin by a 20-year margin. But this trope is still valid from Björn's perspective.
* {{Goth}}: Unfortunately, when she had her HeroicBSOD regarding the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything 7/13]] [[WorldWarIII crisis]], Natascha abused it as a TakeThat moment that even her hormone-ridden lay found [[DudeNotFunny anything but tactful]].
* LipstickLesbian
* StatuesqueStunner
!!! Natascha
* [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Bratty Teenage]] [[SubvertedTrope Sex Partner]]: Sorta in the eyes of Björn, at least in 1993. He shook his head about his 17-year-old lay and her disrespect for her adult cousin's professionality and [[ValleyGirl her tendency]] [[PopularIsDumb to rather be]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity "just a girl"]], mind you that he himself was only 14 years old. But [[ItGotBetter she got better]] in the end.
* CharacterDevelopment: But of course!
* EthicalSlut / Fille Fatale / Femme Fatale
* FieryRedhead: She's based on a heavy multiple AuthorAppeal and [[JewishComplaining is a Judean]], all the Mediterranean temperament included.
* HormoneAddledTeenager
* IdenticalStranger: The [[IrishPriest Irish-Catholic]] missionary Patricia Ó Domnhall.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Yes, even for a fellow HormoneAddledTeenager, the most thrilling Judean redhead sex pales in comparison to the completely different qualities of Tatjana.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Subverted. Yes, Tascha has first and foremost been good for knocking boots, but Björn achieving OneDegreeOfSeparation with a whole crowd of [[PlayfulHacker Logos]] would have been unthinkable without her.
* ShoutOut: A multiple one, including
** A character called Natascha in the German song ''Willenlos'' (lit. "without an own will") from Marius-Müller Westernhagen. [[note]]The line roughly translates as "Her name was Natascha, she came from Novosibirsk, we drank vodka from bottles, she almost strangled me. She had pride, no question, I sent her orchids, man, I really wasn't capable to get out of her way, out of her way."[[/note]]
** The essential namesake of the characters is redhead singer Natasha Hamilton from Music/AtomicKitten. [[note]]That's why Björn often contracted his fling to "Tascha" in a way similar to "Tash" at said Hamilton lady.[[/note]]
** The other redhead is LindsayLohan whose sexual qualities have been similarly described in the yellow press as, ahem, [[note]] may we advice you to the [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready Expy entry at the main page]] ?[[/note]]
* ValleyGirl: Björn supposed Natascha to be a so-called ''Paradeiser'' girl. [[note]]Austrian short form of "paradise apple" or "tomato", implying overtanned skin, a bit like in Australian "Pom" for British. Remember that this timeline's Hollywood is actually called [[MeaningfulName Paradies]], make of that [[UnfortunateImplications what you will]].[[/note]]

!!! Magnus aka "Fynstr"
* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness
* MeaningfulName: Lampshaded in "A Tale Of Two Brothers"
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom
!!! Ruedi
* EmptyShell
* TattooedCrook: No less than twelve bulbous spires on his back for every year in Argentinian jail.