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Characters in Webcomic/SisterClaire. Fair warning, they contain '''UNMARKED SPOILERS'''.


!! Main Characters

The heroine of the story, a orphan who was left on the doorstep of the Sister of Mercy chapel and raised by Sister Catharine. Though she tries to fit in with the other nuns, she feels horribly out of place. That all changes one particular night as she's using the can and gets an unexpected visitor.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Sort of a misfit in her covenant. Though played more seriously as she was growing up due to her resemblance to Clementine.
* {{Asexuality}}: Like her foster mother, Claire is asexual. Whether she is aromantic as well has yet to be decided.
* ChosenOne: Picked to be the next mother of Christ long before she was even born. [[spoiler:In reality, she's not so much the mother of the Savior, so much as she is the Savior ''period.'' ]]
* CloneJesus: She grew from what was left of Clementine.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: At the beginning of the comic.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: The closest thing she has to a biological parent is long-dead.
* FlatCharacter: If one ignores the mysteries surrounding Claire and focus on her character and her personality she is bland and unremarkable. This is made more obvious as the series has focused less and less on Claire and has put much more emphasis on developing the rest of the cast.
* HeroicBSOD: Claire undergoes one after she learns that her pregnancy wasn't really a pregnancy, and that she's the reincarnation of one of the most infamous witches who ever lived. Information that Gabrielle, Oscar, and ''especially'' Catharine - who more or less raised her and is the closest thing she has to a parent - deliberately kept from her.
* HornedHumanoid: Like Clementine, she starts to sprout horns from her head after purifying a humongous Shard.
* KiddieKid: Acts and is treated as much younger than her actual age by the residents of the Abbey, to the point where her ostensible mother uses a euphemism for ''kissing'' around her when she is 20 years old. Deconstructed, as she has been socialized this way by people who believe that it would be dangerous if she made informed but risky decisions. After undergoing a downplayed PlotRelevantAgeUp through healing a shard and absorbing the part of her that was Clementine into herself, she asserts that she deserves to be trusted and told the truth.
* KindheartedCatLover: Indeed, she seems to attract them without even trying though the story hints this isn't coincidence.
* LawOfInverseFertility: In purifying the enormous Shard that attacks her friends, she apparently reabsorbs her pregnancy. Gabrielle reveals that whatever was growing inside Claire was never a baby to begin with.
* LegacyCharacter: Her nickname, Clementine, is shared with Catharine's younger sister, the Bright One. As it turns out, she's Clementine's reincarnation.
* MeaningfulName: Claire means "bright" as pointed out [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/530 by Marguerite]], who was the one who actually came up with the name. Given the implied connection between Claire and The Horned One, known to other witches as "The Bright One," this is telling.
* MysticalPregnancy: Just like Mary from the Bible, she becomes pregnant through no sex whatsoever. What's more [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/428 it's progressing at an alarming rate.]] Later {{subverted}}, as it is revealed that it was never a baby growing inside her.
* OlderThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod she's around [[http://sisterclaire.tumblr.com/post/32734786722/how-old-is-claire 18 to 20]].
* RapunzelHair: She had this as a child, but it was cut short due to bullying since it looked similar to Clementine.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Strongly implied to be one to Clementine due to her nickname, similar appearance, and red hair. Ultimately confirmed after the encounter with the giant shard when Gabrielle reveals Claire spontaneously regenerated from what remained of Clementine after she died.
* RedHeadedStepchild: When she was a child some of the other kids at the school bullied her because of her red hair due to the fact that a story they were told said that the Witch Queen had red hair as well. While they shouldn't have bullied her, they ''were'' onto something about her looking like the Witch Queen...
* ReplacementGoldfish: Once she finds out about her being Clementine Reborn, she starts to feel like this was all she was to Catharine (Clem's sister) and Gabrielle (Clem's lover). Gabrielle is more accepting of Claire as her own person, but Catharine is noticeably more reluctant to acknowledge that Claire is a separate personality than Clementine, referring to her as Clementine on multiple occasions.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starting with confronting Grimm with a holy watergun and later learning nun-fu. She also becomes much more assertive as the comic goes on.
* TransformationHorror: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/460 Gains horns at the end of the sixth chapter in Book 2.]]
%%* VirginPower
* WackyCravings: Due to her pregnancy she seems to have gotten an odd taste for wood.
* WhamLine: It's not so much what's said but ''how'' it's said, but [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/475 this page]] qualifies because Clementine also spoke with a stutter.

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An angel who delivers the news to Claire that she will be the next mother of the holy one. Playful and supportive, she does her best to prepare her for the trials to come.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Blue skinned This was a result of her losing her pelt when she was a Selkie as part of a transformation that nearly turned her into a monster.
* BaldWoman: Reveals that her blonde hair is really a wig (likely a keepsake given to her by Sabine) and that she lost her real hair when one of Clemintine's horns were broken and the darkness inside it burned off all her hair. Later Missing Moments stories revealed she could talk her pelt off like a wig as well.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo:
** Pretty much tells Claire that her "pregnancy" was an order of God, no point in fighting it. Still she knows the hardships of what's to come down the line and tries her best to give a comforting hand to her. This is, in actuality, a complicated and circuitous ruse designed to convince Claire to submit to removal of the substance growing inside of her, revealed to be the whole of Clementine's essence and powers.
* BigDamnHeroes: In one ''Missing Moment'' story, Oscar manages to summon her after Abraham sets fire to the Mercy abbey. She uses the water from the fountain to put out the fire. Though it drains her instantly and Oscar has to return her to the portal immediately.
* TheBusCameBack: After the Atlantis chapter she pretty much disappered from the comic for a long time. Eventually she did return in the Missing Moment stories albeit tales set in the past. She ''finally'' [[TheBusCameBack returned in the comic proper]] in the 6th chapter of Book 2 (or the 15th chapter if you wanna get technical).
* ChekhovsGun: The blonde wig she tries on when she first meets Sabine in the ''Missing Moments'' story.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While discussing Claire's pregnancy over drinks, [[SlippingAMickey Gabrielle uses her siren powers to influence Claire into doing something Claire is unsure of.]]
* DynamicEntry: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=15 Makes coming]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=16 from the crapper]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=17 actually look beautiful.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: Is blue-skinned due to partially transforming into a Siren after ichor from Clementine's wounded horn burned away her pelt and fatally injured her, transforming her into the Selkie version of a shard.
* EldritchAbomination: What she'll turn into if and when the transformation completes.
* EnthrallingSiren: What she is now technically. She explains Selkies turn into these as a result of losing their pelt, basically sea versions of Shards. The only difference however is 1) It turns them into EldritchAbomination where there upper halves are beautiful but their lower ones are monstrous and 2) Unlike Shards, who are fueled by the pain of how they died and don't truly wish to hurt anyone. Sirens ''enjoy'' actively trying to hunt and kill people.
* GenkiGirl: Used to be one when she was a Selkie.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic/book-1-chapter-5-pg-90-2 This page where she calms Claire down]]. A sign of her Siren powers.
* FormerlyFat: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/495# Was very chubby looking in her humanoid form during her Selkie days. Somewhat justified as she was a seal pup.]]
* HeroicRROD: As she reveals later, the reason her visits are so brief is because she can only come when summoned by someone. And even then she can't stay out of the water for long periods of time or it'll continue the monster transformation.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: After the encounter with the giant shard and Clarie's baby disappearing, she ultimately confesses that she lied and what was growing inside Claire wasn't a baby at all, stating she, Catherine, and Oscar -- who were in on it too -- did it to keep what happened to the Witch Queen from happening to Claire.
* IHaveManyNames: And forms apparently. She mentions to Margurite as she's rescuing her that her form can be whatever she wishes it to be. Though this was either her playing up the angel act to calm her down or the Siren personality talking.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the Witch Queen, Clementine, when they were younger.
* {{Irony}}: She actually met Clementine not long after making friends with Catharine when they were children with both sisters completely unaware of this.
* LetsGetDangerous: When Claire was really in trouble, Catharine managed to summon her, [[https://www.sisterclaire.com/comic/book-2-chapter-6-pg-129 this time with her donning a battle outfit]].
* LivingOnBorrowedTime: While she still has her sense of self, the siren transformation is irreversible due to losing her pelt and she knows sooner or later it'll progress to the point that she'll become a full one in due time.
* MakingASplash: Shown to have power over water.
* MysteriousPast: She seems to know Oscar before Catharine did (which is explained later in another Missing Moment story), as well as the fact that Claire was chosen to be the next mother of Christ. Plus mentions as she puts out the fire Abraham started that she recognizes the evil surrounding it. Everything is still vague, however.
* NakedFirstImpression: How she met Clarie when she was younger. Her excuse being clothes, at the time, didn't transport well between portals. She had the same quirk when she was a Selkie. Ironically, it's also how Marie meets her years later.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Subverted, it was part of her act to protect Claire. She's actually a sea creature.
* PeekABangs: Her hair always covers her eye on the left side. The reason being she lost her original eye when some of the darkness from Clementine's broken [[EyeScream horn fell on it and apparently burned it out. She still has it, but it's part of the Siren transformation and she's likely hiding it to keep it from continuing.]]
* RapunzelHair: Has some lengthy blonde hair that stretches down her back. However, it's actually a very elaborate wig.
* ScarsAreForever: Was once hit by a harpoon thrown by a hunter trying to capture her. While the wound healed, fur was unable to grow around that area of her body.
* SelkiesAndWereseals: Was a Selkie who rescued a drowning Catharine. Interestingly, unlike the typical Selkie's of myth who can remove their pelt like a coat. Her pelt turned into her hair when she took a humanoid form.
* SexyMentor: Much to Claire's shock, having grown up in an abbey. This caused problems when she used to appear to a child Claire sans clothing. Leads to a FunnyBackgroundEvent where we see how Catharine [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/421 oh so subtly censored Claire's drawing of her]].
* SpiritAdvisor: Well she is an angel. Except not really.
* TheUndead: Technically. Turning into a Siren is basically death for a Selkie and the rise of an evil monster in its place. Clem and her friends managed to stop the transformation partially leaving Gabrielle in an in-between state: Part monster but still having her rightful mind. However question is how long it'll last.
* VoluntaryTransformation: Used to when she was a Selkie by allowing her to change into a human form when taking off the pelt.
* WalkingSpoiler: Pretty much a given considering how mysterious her character was.
* WeHaveReserves: Her bubble babies, cherubic sprites she conjures up out of thin air.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Catharine chews her out for introducing herself to a young Clarie naked. This wouldn't be so bad, except Claire starts making drawings of her in that form and Catharine is rightly worried that this won't sit well with the other sisters if they see it.
** A more serious one comes up when Claire gets mad at both Catharine and her for keeping secrets about her past from her.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: In the past, she was exiled from her pod due to having a relationship with Clementine. Clem...[[BerserkButton doesn't take this news well.]]

Claire's guardian and maternal figure. She was the one who found Claire and raise her, thus both have a deep attachment to one another even though she's allergic to cats and Claire constantly stays in contact with them. However it seem there are some secrets she been hiding from both Claire and the Sisters of Mercy that have recently been coming to light. Secrets that seem to be connected to Claire.
* AbusiveParents: One of the ''Missing Moments'' chapters revealed that her father constantly kept hitting her and her sister.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Possibly, no confirmation however. At the very least she is a witch, or at least was raised as one before taking her vows.
* {{Asexuality}}: WordOfGod confirms that Catharine is a romantic asexual, accounting for how she can still have a relationship with Oscar.
* BerserkButton:
** Hurting the ones she loves as Hanabi nearly found out the hard way after she mortally wounded Oscar.
** Any mention of the Witch Queen. She reacts...poorly when the healer notes Claire looks similar to her. With good reason, Claire is her sister reincarnated.
* BrokenBird: The ''Missing Moments'' show that when she first came to the abbey, she'd obviously been through some trauma and loss -- namely the loss of almost everyone she knew and loved.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: There have been hints, especially in the prequel comics, that show that Catharine hasn't had the easiest life. The most known so far, She and her sister were raised by an abusive father and, though taken in by kindly nuns, Catharine got scared when Clementine's powers awoke and hastily ran away from home with her. The ship carrying them sunk mid-journey however and she was separated from Clementine believing her dead for many years. While they were eventually reunited, a series of events lead to the loss of her second home, Thronum Mare, by Shards and Clem being labeled as evil by nuns which sparked a war between nuns and witches. It's hinted she watched Clem die from... something that was growing inside her and suffered much trauma afterward before being taken in at the Sisters of Mercy abbey. Nearly losing Oscar during the Hanabi incident, almost dying from that and nearly being burned alive by her former foster mother didn't do her any favors either.
* GetOut: Said toward Hanabi after she mortally wounded Oscar, giving extra incentive by taking the horn Hanabi was holding and levitating it at her throat.
* GrossupCloseup: Initially anyway, [[http://i.imgur.com/iUwGtvH.jpg the original version]] had Catharine break out into grotesque pimples when she finds out Claire was hanging out with cats. [[http://i.imgur.com/9EmPO9p.png This was downplayed in the re-release]] as just not being able to breathe.
* HealingHands: A power of hers she first displays in the ''Missing Moments'' story, she can take in the pain of others to heal them, [[HeroicRROD but it transfers onto herself as a result.]] It nearly killed her twice. First time, timeline wise, when she used it to cure Sabrine of her Alzheimer's just as she was in the final stages of the disease. And secondly, when she used it to heal a mortally wounded Oscar after Hanabi attacked her.
* HappilyMarried: A picture in Gabby's dwelling reveals that Oscar and she got married at some point in the past. If they still are is unknown.
* LosingAShoeInTheStruggle: Or rather left them behind when she fled the abbey with Claire, she's barefoot for most of their journey until they eventually run into a healer who gives them new clothes.
* MamaBear: The ''Missing Moments'' segments show she can be one such as when Gabrielle first introduced herself to Clarie when she was a child.
* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was little.
* OfficialCouple: With Oscar. They were even married.
* OhCrap: Gets this expression at the end of sixth chapter of Book 2 upon seeing Claire suddenly gain horns. Considering her past relationship with the Witch Queen, she's horrified that history is pretty much repeating itself.
* ParentalSubstitute: Just as good as any mother to Claire.
* PlotAllergy: Allergic to cats which is the only negative in her relationship to Claire. And considering her connection with Grimm, their might be a deeper reason for it.
* ProjectileSpell: A variation. The ''Missing Moments'' segments shows that she can gather energy around her hand and shoot it at a target. It seems like an extension of her empathic powers such as when she saves Oscar from being killed by a competitor in the Tournament at Thronum Mare. She transferred the injury she took from Oscar earlier to the competitor, shattering his arm in the process.
* PunnyName: Sister '''Cat'''harine. May be counted as {{Foreshadowing}} once you consider her relationship with Grimm.
* RescueRomance: How her relationship with Oscar started when she saved her from drowning and nursed her back to health.
* SanitySlippage: Whatever affecting her is messing with her demeanor and is only getting worse during the travels. Somehow she's drowning in her own mind. Claire has to eventually dive into her mindscape to save her.
* {{Tsurime}}: Further emphasizing her relation to cats.
* WhatTheHellHero: Claire gives one to Gabrielle and her for keeping secrets about her past from her.


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A.K.A Evil Cat. The malevolent-looking and cantankerous Cheshire-looking cat that seems to be stalking Claire. Catharine did a ritual which somehow enables it to posses her body. Grimm wants Claire for some reason, but for what hasn't been revealed yet.
* AdorableAbomination: Grimm is a partially-cleansed Shard formed from the corrupted soul of an abused child amalgamated with that of the person who killed them... in the form of an adorably wicked-looking black and purple demon-kitty.
* CheshireCatGrin: Considering who their design is based off of...
* DemonicPossession: After they possess Catharine, they gain control of her body at night until Claire's use of magic to save Catharine somehow separates them again.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Grimm briefly appears in [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=19 Chapter 2]], watching Claire and Gabby talk.
* FemmeFatalons: When in Catharine's body, her fingernails grow to this.
* GoodHairEvilHair: An indication of whose in control at the time. Grimm's hair while in Catharine is much more wild and feral looking.
* GreenEyedMonster: Is this toward Catharine and Snowy as Grimm feels Claire (a.k.a Clementine) should need no one but Grimm.
* HeelFaceTurn: Was initially antagonistic before calming down, and has now assimilated into the group of cats accompanying Claire.
* LackOfEmpathy: Cares for no one except Claire, due to Grimm having initially mistaken her for Clementine. So much so Grimm was willing to take over Catharine's body just to be close to her.
* NoBiologicalSex: WordOfGod states that Grimm -- like other Shards -- is OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous, and refers to Grimm as [[http://sisterclaire.tumblr.com/post/22184471962/i-havent-talked-much-about-grimm-aka-evil-cat "they"]], having decided not to use "it" due to the ItIsDehumanizing trope.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Grimm isn't evil, they just mistook Claire for Clementine and had a hard time expressing themselves in ways that don't involve antagonism and violence.
* TheReveal: A ''Missing Moment'' story revealed its origin to be a Shard born from [[MergerOfSouls the amalgamation]] of a child that was beaten to death and the person who abused them. The Shard was partially purified by Clementine and reborn as a cat. Unlike Snowy however, Grim's Shard form was much bigger and an inexperienced Clementine couldn't take out all of its pain resulting in it current appearance. This might be why Grimm is referred to as "they" as it's not one person but several.
* TranslatorBuddy: Being the only cat able to speak to the humans, Grimm serves as a translator for Snowy and the others.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Apparently one of its powers, as a ''Missing Moments'' story reveal it [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/741 can take a bit of a small humanoid form]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Catharine claims that Grimm isn't evil and has a reason for wanting Claire. Turns out it's because Grimm was Clementine's pet cat back in the past and Grimm wants to be reunited with her.


A cat that Claire has taken in.

* BeautyEqualsGoodness: After Claire purifies their Shard form, they comes back as a white kitten.
* HeelFaceTurn: Was once a Shard monster that Claire managed to purify when she was little.
* NoBiologicalSex: Like Grimm, Snowy [[OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous is referred to without gendered pronouns due to being a purified Shard]].
* NonhumanSidekick: Considering how often they hangs around Clarie and is usually the one leading the other cats.
* TeamPet: To Claire, which isn't surprising given their past.

!! Sisters of Mercy

The abbey where Claire was raised, run by quirky bunch of nuns who [[AllMonksKnowKungFu specialize in various combat]] due to a majority being monsters hunters following the witch wars and having passed down their abilities to others.

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A very strict nun of the Sisters of Mercy. Enjoys punishing Claire for any minor offenses.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: She's green-skinned, at least when her energia's being blocked. She becomes normal when it's not. Oddly she never had this in stories dealing with the past, so it's a recent development.
* {{Determinator}}: In a ''Missing Moment'' story, after Abraham locks her inside the abbey and tries to burn it down. She stays with the comatose Catharine (weakened after using her magic to save Oscar following the Hanabi incident) amidst the flames and sings a calming song despite knowing they'll likely die.
* FanDisservice: While the other nuns are bathing, Marguerite decides to join them, with one panel showing [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=282 her wrinkly butt]].
* GlowingEyes: When summoning the mecha.
* {{Jerkass}}: She was a bitter, foul-tempered and sadistic woman, insistent that Catherine be tried and burnt as a witch. Her personality turns a 180 after her energia is unblocked.
** Interestingly,
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It becomes more obvious she has some more depths to her given her past, as the storyline for Sister Claire's past shows that while Marguerite was still not exactly cuddly she did get along pretty well with little Claire. Among other things, she looked after her with some kindness when Catharine was ill, apologized for frightening her when having a panic attack over a fire, and sincerely thanks Claire for bringing her tea. There's also the fact that something is possibly affecting her mind.
* PlayingWithSyringes: In the original version, [[http://i.imgur.com/ATNn0e5.jpg her first interaction with Claire was sticking her with a needle full of laxatives]] as punishment for playing with cats. [[RunningGag Again]]. This was taken out in the newer drawings however to which she just chastises Claire for it.
* SecretKeeper: The Missing Moments imply she either knows or at least suspects a connection between Claire and the Witch Queen, Clementine since she met the latter and was the one who suggested Claire's name, which means "bright" tying directly to the Queen's title of "the bright one" among witches.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: She's the one who trained Catharine.
* SummonMagic: Her power is connected to a mecha that was given to the search party by Mother Superior. The problem however is that she needs to keep her emotions in check otherwise it'll run rampant.
* TookALevelInKindness: Once her energia is unblocked she becomes a much kinder, gentler, and normal-looking person..
* TortureTechnician: She ''really'' loves her job.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Deathly afraid of fire due to almost being burned alive by Sister Abraham.


The head sister or "Mother Superior" of the Sisters of Mercy. A short, fairly rational minded elderly nun.
* {{Expy}}: [[StarWars A certain green skinned Jedi, she is based on. Hmm?]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: She has goblin ancestry, explaining her green skin and diminutive stature.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Elderly and the shortest character of the cast.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Stern but always willing to give a chance to all but the unrepentantly evil. WordOfGod also says that she's well aware of the relationships between some of the nuns, specifically Oscar and Catharine and Olga and Jackson but as long as it doesn't interfere with their duties she doesn't care.


One of the teachers of the covenant. She's the one that trains Claire in the art of Nun-Fu.
* BrawnHilda: Very muscular looking when she's not wearing a full nun habit.
* BrokenBird: Along with her Dark and Troubled Past below. Her time staying with the Helsing Branch likewise wasn't kind to her.
* ButchLesbian: Not feminine at all in in a relationship with Janelle.
* DarkAndTroubledPast:
** During her apprentice days, her mentor was killed and eaten by wolf witches after saving her while she looked on helpless to do anything. She vowed from then on to not let something like that happen again.
** It gets much worse before then. A Missing Moments story reveals that, as a child, she was infected by a Moon Wolf's spores while on an outing with her brothers and started turning into one herself. Her family was forced to lock her in the basement of her house. But she managed to escape and reached the Helsing abbey. Though they did treat her, they had to keep her likewise locked up for her safety while Abraham went to check out her village for the Moon Wolf. Unfortunately finding that they were likewise infected, including her family apparently. Abraham was forced to burn the village to the ground to keep the infection from spreading further. It's implied Olga doesn't know her family's fate.
* DeadpanSnarker: In her less serious moments, she's this.
* DealWithTheDevil: Makes one with Azi which, in exchange for healing her legs, she must ''never'' hunt a wolf witch again or she'll turn into what she fears most.
* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod is her design is based on [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Helga Sinclair]].
* HeroicRROD: Her Hulking Out power is useful against monsters but, along with affecting her judgement, it puts a toll on her body's muscles including her heart. Meaning she can only use it in short bursts.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Her KnightTemplar attitude and hatred of witches has some unfortunate layers. Though it's revealed in ''Missing Moments'', she's a transfer from the Helsing group of nuns who're infamous for this behavior.
* HulkingOut: Can use a special technique to make her herself much more muscle-y, giving he a power boost.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She hates witches and distrusts magick users, despite the fact that a lot of her strength comes inheriting magick from her parents. She's also in a romantic relationship with Jackson, a weatherwitch whose mother was the most powerful weatherwitch of all time
* KarmicTransformation: As per the rules of her deal with Azi, smacking Azi during fit of paranoia starts turning ''her'' into a wolf witch. [[spoiler:However, this might not be the case, as ''Missing Moments'' reveals that Olga was infected by a Moon Wolf as a child and her transformation into one was halted by the Helsings. This implies that the deal she made with Azi somehow cause her transformation to resume.]]
* LeeroyJenkins: As good a fighter she is, she also has the unfortunate tendency to start assuming or attacking before really assessing the situation (''Especially'' if it concerns wolf witches). So this has gotten her in trouble a few times, though likely this was because of her upbringing with the Helsing group.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The ''Missing Moments'' imply she has no idea that her family is dead, likely to spare her the guilt of being the one who likely infected them.
* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: The sole sister to six brothers.
* RealityEnsues: Turns out HulkingOut like that leaves her with some wicked stretch marks.
* ScarsAreForever: Has a few on her left eye, as well as all over her body.
* SecretRelationship: With Jackson. The other nuns always knew though, but apparently Olga wasn't aware of it until Azi brought it to light. Making it even more funny, Azi had just met the group and could tell from ''first sight''.
* ShapeshifterBaggage: Averted. She weighs the same in her regular form as her HulkingOut form.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: As mentioned, she put Claire through rigorous training to toughen her up.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Within the Helsing group. She mentions they often belittled her for not going along with their methods and deem her as weak.
* {{Tsundere}}: Is becoming one as the story goes.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Gets called out for her unnecessary force by Sister Jackson and Yolanda when trying to stop Claire from freeing Catharine after the witch trial which resulted in Jackson getting her arm broken trying to stop her.
** And gets another from Azi for assuming all Wolf Witches were like the ones she encountered in the past which put Azi's family, a peaceful faction, in danger when Olga called Abraham after encountering Lupo.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: A side effect of her power-up. The longer she stays within it, the more it affects her judgement that she'll start attacking both friend and foe.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She wants to protect people, but is a tad overzealous in trying to fight evil that it often clouds her sense of right and wrong.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Talked like this in her younger days as she was still learning English from Abraham at the time.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: At some point while tracking Claire's group. She was somehow poisoned which is slowly killing her. It eventually takes its toll rendering her unable to walk and Marguerite states she only has hours left. Azi manages to partly cure her of the poison, though needs additional help to help Olga walk again.

[[folder:Rosalie and Marie Nabavi]]

Two twin sisters who've were at the abbey long before Claire joined.
* AscendedExtra: According to Yamino, they started as a one-panel sight gag, but over time their role grew to what it is now.
* BigDamnHeroes: They show up to break up a fight between Olga and Grimm-Catherine, [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=196 decked out in Sailor Senshi-like habits]].
* BishieSparkle: They apparently picked it up from Sister Oscar. It's a family trait, apparently.
* CoolShades: When they go into action.
* GreenEyedMonster: Their indifference to Catharine after her possession is because of their jealousy over how she takes some of Oscar's attention away from them.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: The two of them are technically identical, but have a number of [[http://yamino.deviantart.com/art/All-about-the-Twins-183960119 differences]] that allow them to be told apart.
* JumpedAtTheCall: When offered to come with Claire and Catharine, they didn't even need to think about it before saying yes.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Much to the surprise of Claire as nuns usually keep their hair short and consider long hair a sin of vanity.
* RedOniBlueOni: Rosalie's the red, Marie's the blue. [[http://yamino.deviantart.com/art/Young-Twins-291438443 This pic does a good job of showcasing it nicely.]] [[http://yamino.deviantart.com/art/All-about-the-Twins-183960119 This one shows off some other differences.]]
* TheReveal: Barring any plot switch ups (Ash is ''very'' infamous for that), the ''Missing Moments'' story reveal they were actually born as semi-Shards. For some reason however, they manage to keep their humanoid form but were stuck in a limbo between life and death before finally being revived by Clementine. If they still are Shards remains to be seen at the moment though they did have their Twin Telepathy since birth.
* SingleMindedTwins: Somewhat, they're usually seen together most of the time and on the same mindset. But do occasionally bicker now and then. Having telepathy helps with this.
* SomethingAboutARose: A motif of theirs, used as a reference to Tuxedo Mask from ''Sailor Moon''.
* TooDumbToLive: Well not often but they can be gung-ho most of the time. When they confront Catharine about her secret she hiding and that she was lying during her witch trial. Catharine asks how they knew this. Rosalie is quick to clam up and drop the issue but Marie blurts out they could tell from her aura, giving the twin's secret power away.
* TwinTelepathy: An ability they developed over time. However they prefer to keep it secret as such ability would be considered witchcraft in their covenant. It turns out their telepathy ''is'' witchcraft, albeit developed subconsciously.

* EatenAlive: Rosalie by the Shard monster in the 6th chapter of Book 2. She manages to survive though.
* MasterSwordsman: She is very skilled at fencing.

* TaremeEyes: Marie has downward slanting eyes, in contrast to Rosalie's upward slanting eyes. Rosalie doesn't quite have TsurimeEyes though, since hers are rounded on top.
* ValleyGirl: Marie tends to talk and act like this.

[[folder:Janelle Jackson]]

Another one of the Sisters of Mercy. She seems to be one of the most normal sisters among the bunch.
* AfroAsskicker: Her afro puffs up when she's fighting.
* AlliterativeName: '''J'''anelle '''J'''ackson.
* DanceBattler: Illustrations from Yamino's Tumblr seem to suggest this.
* FunnyAfro: What she's hiding under her habit.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone calls her by her last name.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: Apparently. When Azi seemingly attacked Olga, her afro suddenly poofed up and made her hair much more wild. A ''Missing Moments'' story confirms this as in the past, after an argument with Olga, her unrestrained power caused her hair to frizz. This is due to being part witch herself.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's a TechnicalPacifist and willing to talk a situation down before going into action.
* {{Sarashi}}: Uses the bra version.
* SecretRelationship: With Olga. The other nuns catch on pretty quickly however but say nothing out of respect for them.
* ShockAndAwe: A power she posseses due to being a half Weatherwitch. If she gets really riled, she can summon storm clouds and bring down the thunder.
* TheLeader: Of the search party tracking Claire's group.
* TheReveal: [[HalfHumanHybrid Part witch on her mother's side]]. In her case, a Weatherwitch, which would explain why her hair poofs up with electricity when under distress. However her mother was part of the peaceful fraction.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the Missing Moment story, after both the visit from Hanabi and Abraham and nearly losing loved ones and the abbey. She goes to train under Yolanda so she'll be able to protect her home.
* TokenMinority: The only black nun in the covenant, though her aunt was among the refugees staying near there.

[[folder:Oscar Nabavi]]

Another teacher and nun. Mentor and Parental figure to Rosalie and Marie.
* AscendedExtra: Along with the twins, her role likewise was expanded from a one-panel gag. Especially concerning the ''Missing Moments'' stories.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php Saved a young Clarie from a monster with nothing but a tree branch!]]
* BishieSparkle: A humorous running gag is Oscar being constantly surrounded by sparkles.
* DoomedHometown: Thronum Mare, once a shining city that's now a desolate wasteland surrounded by a poisonous lake. It was revealed in the live-writes that Shards overran the city.
* GenderBlenderName: "Oscar" is a male name, though it's also an obvious ShoutOut to Lady Oscar from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''.
* HappilyMarried: A picture in Gabrielle's dwelling shows that Catharine and she got married at some point. If they still are is unknown at the moment.
* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: Asked this of Clementine at one point if she could simply try to live normally without trying to cure shards, largely just of of worry for her well being. But then realizes it was hypocritical of her to do so when she relates her own experiences in her younger days concerning Genevieve and her gender.
* HeroicBastard: Whoever her biological mother was, she was ''not'' the legal spouse of the King of Thronum Mare, who at the time she was conceived had not yet met the Queen.
* IAmWho: The daughter of the king of Thronum Mare. Which means she has RoyalBlood.
* MamaBear: Very protective of Claire, Rosalie, and Marie when they were kids.
* OfficialCouple: With Catharine. This would explain why she didn't try to stop Claire and her when they left the abbey following the witch trials.
* ParentalSubstitute: To the twins, although she initially lashed out whenever they called her their mother. She grows to see them as hers, and even proclaims as such during her argument with Hanabi.
* PowerFantasy: Unlike many transgender people and characters in reality and fiction, Oscar rarely encounters any difficulty regarding people's perception of her gender. The authors dislike placing her within these conflicts as they are all too common--and often dangerous or fatal for the transgender person involved--in reality.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=207 Oh yeah, she TOTALLY didn't know they were there.]]
* RescueRomance: How her relationship with Catharine started after she saved her from drowning and nurse her back to health.
* RoyalBlood: Considering who her father is, she technically does have this.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The King of Thronum Mare looks exactly [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/593 like Oscar with a beard]] which is how the Queen realized they were related.
* TechnicalPacifist: Like Jackson, she hates violence and wants to find a peaceful solution before resorting to action.
* {{Transgender}}: She's MTF.
* TheReveal: Two major ones concerning her:
** During the stop in the hot springs she's revealed to be {{transgender}}. One Missing Moment section set during her childhood implies Oscar has always identified as a girl, since Maman corrects a doctor who calls her "boy." And when asked whey she kept the name Oscar despite identifying as female, WordOfGod says it's because her mother gave it to her.
** She's the missing daughter of the King of Thronum Mare who was sent away as she was born to a commoner.

!! Helsing Branch

A group of nuns that take their monster hunting [[VanHelsingHateCrime a bit too seriously]]. Olga was a member with them before transferring to the Sisters of Mercy.

[[folder:Mother Abigail Abraham]]

Leader of the Helsing nuns, known for being excessively violent in her pursuit of witchcraft.
* BodyHorror: The right side of her face. ''Missing Moment'' stories revealed it was from an accident by Clementine when she first started exhibiting her powers and unintentionally burned her face.
* TheDreaded: Her branch is very feared among witches that many run the first warning they get if they hear they're coming their way. Considering Abigail's methods, it's not hard to see why. Both Olga and Jackson likewise are very fearful of her.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** Ironically when she did come for Catharine years before the main story, she refused to harm Yolanda, having some respect for her due to being raised by her. Instead she simply knocks her out.
** We later find out she had relations with Clementine a.k.a The Witch Queen when she was little.
** Apparently her relationship with Zora was also this when she was still alive.
* {{Expy}}: Based on a combination of Jonah Hex and Van Helsing.
* FallenHero: ''Missing Moment'' stories reveal she was quite kind back then before whatever incident (likely the war) made her go after witches. She raised Clementine herself, beared no ill-will against her for accidentally burning her face and wanted to help her, and was even close friends with one of the witches as well.
* HangingJudge: Her introduction panel even showcased her prepping some gallows.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes on and on how love is a deterrent to her mission and hammers this philosophy to her fellow Helsing nuns. However she was more then willing to spare her former parental figure, Yolanda, despite knowing she was housing a witch. And, as the past shows, she even raised both Catharine and Clementine when they were little and ''even had a friend who was a witch''.
* KillItWithFire: Her favored method of dealing with witches.
* KnightTemplar: A very hardcore one. She's dead set on "purging" evil, which to her is anyone with the potential to become witches -- even if they have no malicious intent. Case in point, she burned down a fellow abbey just because she heard there were people who could use magic within it. Despite the fact that there were ''kids'' staying there.
* {{Irony}}:
** Was raised by Yolanda, a half human, half goblin.
** Partially raised the Witch Queen herself.
** She and Jackson's mother, Zora, a Weatherwitch, were close friends in the past. In fact, she was actually named Jackson's ''godmother''.
* LackOfEmpathy: Even if she is trying to get witches, she won't hesitate to kill innocents or sympathizers in pursuit of her targets.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Firmly believes this and while she doesn't express often, she mocks Olga for this reason. Of course considering her feelings for Yolanda, her maternal figure, it's hypocritical of her.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Has very high energia (basically this world's equivalent of ki) that she sensed the conflict with Hanabi from miles away.
* VillainHasAPoint:
** When she was training Clementine to use her powers more effectively, Abraham forced her to ignore a shard stating that Clementine weakens herself with each purification and, if she kept going, she'll put herself in a position where she won't have enough energy for the next encounter. Essentially telling Clem that she sometime has to come back later for them when she's stronger.
** Another incident in the past had Clem nearly bring down the Helsing Abbey in anger after Gabby informed her of her tribe exiling her. When she calmed down, Helsing told that it was alright to be angry but to find better outlets for it as her power is still too uncontrolled if she gives in to her emotion and could hurt potential innocents in the process. Considering that, at the time, Clem lived with a flock of bird witches and her sister she visited lived in a very populated area. Abe wasn't wrong.
* WouldHurtAChild: Yes, even children won't be spared from her if they can use magick.

A Helsing nun introduced int he Missing Moment stories that was stationed at one of the outposts when her group encountered The Witch Queen as she started her pilgrimage across the land to cure shards.


* BerserkButton: Slightly, she doesn't like being called an "old woman" despite, at the time of the ''Missing Moments'', looking roughly in her late 20s - early 30s. She responds in annoyance when Abraham refers the both of them as such while talking to Olga.
* BrokenBird: Sorta, she watched a fellow nun die when they tried to pick up one of the pieces of Clemintine's horn after it was shot off and whatever kind of force inside consumed her. The image still clearly haunts her.
* PosthumousCharacter: At the current as her fate in the main story is unknown.
* {{ShoutOut}}: Design-wise, she looks a bit like [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Kuvira]] with her hair down.

!! Witches

The supposedly natural enemies within this comic's world. They were beaten back following a war but some are still out there in hiding. A few are neutral and just wish to live in peace, but of course there are others who either have a grudge against monster hunters (not without justification considering many of their homes were destroyed by them) or are still doing their evil practices. Later stories reveal however that this is how the nuns and a majority of the populace see them. Many witches were quite docile before the war, but even then were persecuted against due to fear of magic. If there are any truly evil witches, they've yet to appear in the story.

[[folder:The Bright One[=/=]The Horned One[=/=]Clementine]]

The leader of the witch faction during the rebellion, who was killed just before the end of the war. [[spoiler: Her real name was Clementine; she was Catharine's younger sister, Gabrielle's beloved, is Claire's previous incarnation, and is connected to the pasts of just about everyone in the comic.]]


* AChildShallLeadThem: Implied to have been younger than Claire, who was eighteen at the start of the comics.
* AbusiveParents: Mentions that her father hit her when she was little. She's actually ''glad'' he's dead and it's revealed that when he was fatally wounded in an accident, she didn't even bother trying to help him.
* AnArmAndALeg: Sacrificed an arm to [[spoiler:purify Rosie and Marie]], and replaced it with a plant prosthetic.
* BerserkButton: Harming her friends as well as abusing Shards. She destroyed an entire village after finding out they had used a Shard they had captured and muzzled to power a mill. Granted the villagers didn't see Shards the way she did but still.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her past, she was a genuinely nice person. But she has no scruples about harming people if her friends or family are mistreated. And certainly will let people die if she feels they deserve it for their heinous actions.
* BigBad: According to the nuns....
* BigGood: ...However, the witches think of her reverentially, with Hanabi calling her 'The Bright One.'
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: On some occasions. For example, nobody bothered to tell her that it's not natural to swim in fountains and mess with the coins within. So she took offense when she got disapproving looks from people at the town she has saved. When she was summoned to Thorem Mare, she wrote back that she would come as long as she got to play in the fountain and the coins (though stated the could keep the coins).
* CoveredInScars: Years of travelling and purifying Shards left her visible skin covered in scratches and small scars.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Ye ''Gods'', where to even begin...
** She and Catharine were horribly abused by their parents, to the point where Clementine could feel her father's pain when he had a fatal accident outside and ''refused'' to heal him. Then she and Catharine were taken by nuns, ran away when she inadvertently hurt Sister Abraham, and a storm wrecked their ship and separated them, leading both sisters to believe that the other had died. She's then taken in by a flock of vagrant witches, and is constantly plagued by nightmares of her horrific childhood. ''Then'' she grows horns on her head from trying to heal the Shard that would become Grimm. As a result of these horns, Clementine gained the ability to understand Shards and feel their pain, giving her a compulsive need to heal them to her own detriment. The more Shards she heals, the longer the horns grow, giving her headaches and other pains, driving her at one point to try and cut them off herself. Then comes the revelation that there's...''something'' growing in those horns. Something that burns or tries to ''eat'' people who try to touch them.
* {{Determinator}}: She had a pathological need to help Shards and wouldn't be deterred from it despite the pain it brought her and the worry of her peers.
* TheDreaded: Was called 'The Horned One' amongst Nuns.
* EvilRedhead: Apparently had bright, long red hair and horns, which gave her the nickname of 'Witchdevil' among the nuns. Subverted, she wasn't evil.
* GreenThumb: Revealed to be a power of hers, she can make flowers bloom if she concentrates hard enough. This even extends to FertileFeet as well. It's what also saved her life when Hum brings flowers to try to help her get better and Magpie noticed the healing properties connected to her magic. As she grew older, she likewise started gaining power over trees and plants as well.
* HealingHands:
** Could take in the pain of Shards to end their threats, but in doing so causes her to experience pain and exhaustion, sometimes even seizures for more powerful Shards, horns to grow on her head.
** Alternatively she has the ability to heal herself by taking the life of others, as shown when she was able to heal an arrow wound by sucking the life from a patch of grass, causing it to wither.
* HornedHumanoid: She had horns (or antlers more accurately), that grow bigger when she purifies Shards. They fall off over time, especially when she's happy but otherwise house a dark power in them that will try to consume anyone it comes across if they're broken off before then. Hanabi wound up with a piece of one of them after she was killed.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Gabrielle when they were younger.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: She has expressed a few times she wishes she was just a normal girl and wished to live a simple life.
* KnightTemplar: One of her biggest flaws is that she can be rather self righteous and unapologetic about her actions, no matter how questionable they might be. When she learned a hamlet of witches had enslaved a shard, she indiscriminately destroyed the entire village out of anger, despite her friends' protests. Much later, upon learning that Gabby had been rejected from her pod for befriending humans, she flew into a rage and allowed her powers to run rampant, nearly destroying the Helsing Branch's abbey and endangering everyone inside it. When Abraham confronted her on this, Clementine refused to openly admit that she did anything wrong.
* MissingMom: Died when she was little.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: In the Missing Moments comics, Catharine states that all she ever wanted was peace between witches and nuns. Most of the nuns don't seem to share her opinion, if Hanabi is to be believed. Ironically back in the past, some nuns were very supportive of her ''including Abraham''.
* NotQuiteDead: In past stories anyway, Catharine initially thought she died in a shipwreck. While she did survive the crash, she nearly did die from her wounds and collapsed in a forest. Luckily Magpie and his flock managed to find and save her. Oddly enough, this extends into the main story as Claire was revealed to be her reincarnation.
* PosthumousCharacter: What with her being dead before the start of the series.
* ThePromisedLand: She helped to found Eden, a refuge for Witches during the war.
* RaisedByWolves: Or a vagrant batch of bird witches.
* RegalRinglets: The cover of chapter 6 shows her with these.
* SealedEvilInACan: Whenever she purges a shard it transfers into her horns, growing bigger with each pain she takes in. They fall off over time, especially if Clem is really happy. However it's revealed that some dark force lay within the horns and, if any pieces of the horns are ever broken off before then and someone tries to touch it, the dark force will try to consume that person. Some, like Clem's friend, Pidge, and Gabrielle manage to survive it though at the cost of burns and, in the latter's case, serious wounds. However one unlucky Helsing nun had the misfortune to try to pick up a piece and was instantly devoured whole.
* SpeechImpediment: Has a stutter in flashbacks that becomes more pronounced when she's stressed, but she manages to [[StutterStop break through it]] due to willpower on occasion. One of the reasons she became so upset with the bird witches was because, unlike Catharine, they didn't know how to coach her to find other words to use. At least until Lark taught her how to use UsefulNotes/SignLanguage.
* TransformationHorror: One of the ''Missing Moment'' stories revealed she gained her horns after partially curing a Shard that would later become Grimm. [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/673 The illustration even shows blood dripping from from the newly gained horns despite the shadows.]]
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: When truly enraged, [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comics/1476910260-13_s.png her horns become covered in thorns]] and her magical control over plant live risks causing massive amounts of destruction.


A seemingly normal bar worker that a few of the tracking Sisters of Mercy encounter. It turns out he's a Wolf Witch.
* BerserkButton: Don't touch his dog. Also nuns, especially if they're monster hunters.
* BiTheWay: It's mentioned casually that he's (tried to) date [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/582 both men and women]] in the past.
* BrokenBird: Even worse then Olga, he saw his whole clan killed by nuns when he was nothing but a pup and can't even stand the sight of them without remembering that day. This becomes a problem when his adopted father questions if he wants to go to the city which is full of nuns. Lupo tries to save face and claim he can handle it. Barely a week passes before he starts having anxiety attacks.
* ButtMonkey: ''Nothing'' ever goes right for Lupo.
* HappilyAdopted: Played with. His clan was wiped out by Witch Hunters, and he was taken in by another clan. But while the clan leaders see,treat,and love him like their own son, his bullying "sister" Azi makes it her business to make him feel inferior and constantly tell him that they aren't really his family. Subverted later as she does love him, just has a rough way of showing it.
* InTheHood: In his Witch outfit.
* LeeroyJenkins: His over-zealousness revealed that the Wolf Witches clan was still alive to the nuns, which forced his pack to relocate. To add insult to injury, his pack was a ''peaceful'' division of Wolf Witches. So he wound up putting his whole family in danger for a petty grudge which the leaders rightly chastise him for.
* PlayingWithFire: Lupo has shown he has the power to conjure and shoot flames, although the full extent of this ability is unknown.
* ShoutOut: His design, both physically and clothing-wise, is a deliberate reference to Ezio from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''
* [[TalkToTheFist Talk To The Foot]]: When he reveals himself to the currently fleeing foursome of Claire, Cat and the Twins, he gets a swift boot to the sternum.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Subverted in his case, he has the power to transform into a wolf. But due to past trauma, can't really control it and its sporadic at best.


Lupo's sister. Likewise a Wolf Witch.

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite how she acted before, she's actually horrified when the nuns tell her the gigantic Shard they just saw could be attracted to Claire's group. And then [[OhCrap remembers]] that Lupo was suppose to track them. A ''Missing Moments'' story focusing on their past shows that, while she's brash, loved to insult him and got into fights (then again remember these are wolves and roughhousing is a common trait for them) deep down she really does care for him.
* DealWithTheDevil: Offers to heal Olga from the poison slowly killing her, but in exchange she must not hunt Wolf Witches ever again or she'll turn into what she fears most.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Not that most of her clan wears them too.
* HairTriggerTemper: Always seems itching for a fight and nearly pummeled Lupo over an accidental scratch during their arguing.
* InTheHood: A red one.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Constantly puts down Lupo and keeps reminds him that he's an outsider in their clan (though Subverted later as she does love him, just has a rough way of showing it). [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=410 Her introduction to the search party nuns likewise]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=411 wasn't the most subtle of entrances]] considering her leaders (i.e mother and father) specifically ''told her'' to find and protect them. However as the story goes on, it's revealed later that she has just has a rough way of showing her caring side and she's not as bad as she seems. Apparently constantly being in hiding from nuns and losing a girlfriend has jaded her a bit.
* JerkassHasAPoint: She points out it ''was'' Lupo's fault that the clan was forced to relocate due to his need for vengeance. She also chastises him that he should have took into consideration his family as well before doing the act.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting : A trait of the wolf witches which allow her to change into a normal and hybrid wolf forms.


A witch introduced in a ''Missing Moments'' story and a former follower of the Witch Queen. She's the first one who noticed Rosalie and Marie's ability to use magic and attempted to take them away from the nuns.

* AbusiveParents: Well close to it anyway.Her mentor, Sister Agatha would punish her for using her powers, which most of the time happened subconsciously while Hanabi was sleeping. This was despite the fact the magic was fairly harmless (just light projections when she was younger). Ultimately Hanabi ended up killing her, though it was implied that it was self-defense as Agatha got too overzealous in her methods.
* AffablyEvil: Debatable on the evil part but she does starts off well mannered and speaking nicely to the nuns when she comes across the abby But after finding out the twins can use magic, tries to take them by force rather than talking it out with the nuns. Even when Oscar pleas with them, she refuses and knocks her away.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Fitting considering she's a witch.
* ForYourOwnGood: She claims the nuns will eventually turn on the twins when they find out they have magic or teach them that witches are bad, hence why she should take them away. Oscar argues to the contrary but Hanabi refuses to relent. It's only until speaking with Catharine does she finally agree and that's ''only'' because she's a fellow witch. [[spoiler:As well as the sister of the Bright One.]]
* FreudianExcuse:
** A Missing Moments story reveals she used to be apprentice to a Mother Nun herself. From what little dialogue we get from the Mother, she was doing a very poor job in training and taking care of her (the mother nun flat out scoff at Abraham's offer to help). Which, along with the war between witches and nuns, probably lead to Hanabi's mindset that all nuns were evil.
** In another Missing Moments story, we learn that Sister Agatha, the Mother Nun in charge of her, was abusive and punished her whenever she used her powers. However, Hanabi would develop her powers in secret and eventually killed Sister Agatha to prevent her from treating any other children the same way. This decision would haunt Hanabi for years until Pidge and Lark comforted her and told her they believed she made the right choice, inadvertently setting up her mentality that she's justified in hurting and killing nuns in order to protect magick children.
* GreenThumb: Supposedly can use plant magic as uses was able to make vines to keep Jackson from attacking her during her visit.
* HairDecorations: A head band with a antler sticking out of it it apparently belonged to the Witch Queen. She loses it when Catherine takes the horn from her and threatens to kill her with it.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Arguing that taking the twins away will prevent the nuns from proclaiming witches are evil. Yet is ''exactly proving the nuns right'' by forcibly kidnapping the twins from Oscar who considers them her daughters then nearly killing Oscar when she tries to stop them.
** Then we find out she was actually a ''[[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missing-moments/missing-moment-un39altra-madre-2 nun herself''.]]
* InTheHood: Noticing a pattern here? In this case [[http://i.imgur.com/cZIVoMv.png A purple cloak]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Uses a claim that magical children are in danger at the abbeys as one of the reasons for taking the twins away. Turns out that she was entirely correct with that one. Granted it doesn't excuse her actions, but still.
* KarmaHoudini: Tries kidnapping the twins, blasts a hole through Oscar's torso, and gets to walk away with zero retribution.
* LightEmUp: Specializes in a sort of hard-light projection type of magic. And can easily weaponize it.
* OhCrap: Gets this reaction when she recognizes Catharine, the older sister of her former leader, is at the abbey and that Oscar is a loved one of hers whom Hanabi just mortally wounded right in front her. As you can imagine, Catharine threatens retribution by levitating the horn at Hanabi's throat and tells her to leave or else.
* YouShallNotPass: When the Helsing nuns zero in on her coven's location, she decides to confront them head on to give the others a chance to escape.
* WhatTheHellHero: From a certain point of view, but during the Mercy Incident in the past, Catharine states the Witch Queen just wanted peace for both her kind and the nuns. What Hanabi's doing is the ''exact opposite'' as she attacking people who're likewise protecting their own families because they don't agree with ''her'' methods.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She's just trying to look after her own kind, but seems unwilling to compromise with anyone who isn't a witch and starchily believes all nuns will kill them without remorse. This is ironic when it's revealed later that many of the Sisters of Mercy can likewise use magic. She does have a point about the twins being in danger when it's revealed that the Helsing Sister Abraham had burned down an abbey with magick children.


A female bird witch who is also Hanabi's daughter.

* DisturbedDoves: As her name implies, she has the ability to turn herself into a dove.
* NiceGuy: Assists her mother in helping witches and leads Lupo's pack of Wolfwitches to safety after they're exposed.


A young bird witch who Marguerite was acquainted with in the past. Introduced in the ''Missing Moments'' stories.

* DueToTheDead: When Magpie came across Clementine (not Claire, rather Catharine's younger sister)'s body and thought she was dead. Magpie offered words of comfort and was even going to bury her. Granted, it was in the hopes of keeping her from turning into a Shard but Magpie was sincere about it.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Magpie usually likes to go barefoot.
* {{Expy}}: Of ''Literature/PeterPan'' with his flock resembling the Lost Boys (though they have girls in this case). There's even an allusion that he helps his group fly by finding their "happy thought".
* MyGreatestFailure: A young girl under his charge, Sparrow, fell ill and he couldn't get the medicine needed to cure her. Helplessly watching as she grew worse before fading away. However...
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Magpie later encounters Sparrow's ghost when Clementine was drawn to her, though near on the verge of becoming a Shard. Magpie manages to calm her down by presenting her the medicine he promised which allowed her spirit to finally rest in peace. Though he managed to save her, the incident still haunts him because he couldn't do so when she was alive. But Clementine helps him get over it and shows assure him that's Sparrow's spirit is happy.
* TheLeader: Of a flock of various bird witches.
* TheMentor: For a bit to Clementine when she was little.
* ThePigpen: Shown to be filthy due to living out in woods and trees.
* {{Transgender}}: Magpie is genderfluid. Sometimes he's male, sometimes she's female, sometimes both, sometimes neither. It's unclear if there's a physical transformation involved as well.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: As with the wolf witches, Magpie can turn into his associated animal. In this case, a...well, magpie.

One of Magpie's flock. Shown to be interested in art.
* {{Adorkable}}: Very shy, but very cute.
* MeaningfulName: Hum as in Hummingbird, his bird form.
* {{Megane}}: Shown that he wears glasses.

Another one of Magpie's flock. Is revealed to deaf but can communicate through sign language.
* KnifeNut: Not really a user of them but brandished one when confronting the the near Shard form of her friend, Sparrow.
* MeaningfulName: Lark which of course is a type of bird.

A bunny witch (or Bunwitch) Clementine and the bird witches meet in the woods.
* GirlishPigtails: A pair that go past down her shoulders.
* InHarmonyWithNature: Is shown that she can "hear" nature and upon meeting Clem, notes that the "dirt likes her".
* VoluntaryTransformation: Can change into a bunny form.

A Weatherwitch and the mother of Jane Jackson.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A loving individual but don't be fooled, she was tougher then she looked.
* HitMeDammit: When she came across Clementine and Abraham who were traveling together at the time, she could sense all the pent up pain within her. When they were alone together, she ordered Clementine to just let it all out and hit her with everything she had. Clementine did and Zora easily kept flipping her on her back. But the therapy indeed made Clem feel much better.
* {{Irony}}: She and Abraham were actually quite close in the past. In fact, She named Abraham as Jackson's ''godmother''.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dead before the start of the main story.
* SassyBlackWoman: Very much so. You can see where her daughter gets it from.

A healer that Claire's group and later Jackson's, come across. Also an aunt to Azi and Lupo.
* FantasticRacism: Is mentioned she doesn't like nuns, ''especially'' Helsings. She only made an exception to Claire's group because Claire looked like Clementine.
* HopeSpot: Essentially one toward Jackson's group as she's the healer Azi was talking about toward healing Olga's legs. However when they reach her, she tells them there isn't anything she can do.
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missing-moments/missing-moment-ingranaggi-7 Boy howdy]] was she.
* TheMedic: Was the one that helped Claire dive into Catharine's mind to save her from her sickness which separated Grimm from her in the process.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Deathly afraid of being alone and begs this of Cog when he tells her he has to leave to get materials to help Olga walk again.

A hefty looking male that lives with Esperanza. Her grandson.
* {{Technopath}}: Mentions that his magic focuses on manipulating technology.
* WeCanRebuildHim: After Esperanza mentions she can't heal Olga's legs organically. He offers to use his tech magic to make new legs connected to Olga's mind to help her walk again.

!! Others
Characters that don't have any alignment with a group. Most of these are from the ''Missing Moment'' stories.

Gabrielle's friend, a lizard merman. They seem to have some history together.
* FishPeople: A lizard in his case.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Towards Gabrielle during the brief moments he in the main story at the start. These [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/92 two]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/96 pages]] in particular being the most arduous examples.
* RaginCajun: Certainly has the accent.


Oscar's caretaker during her childhood days.
* AffectionateNickname: People refer to her as Maman.
* BerserkButton: She may run a brothel but mostly to help the downtrodden of the city. Genevieve really hits a sore spot when she sounds like she disapproves of such people.
* GagBoobs: Described as "Fearsomely large" by a gossiping citizen.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: She, well, ran a brothel back in the heyday. It also turned out to be a safehouse for witches as well since the city it was based in was (not surprisingly) hard on them.
* IllGirl: Became this by the time Oscar was a young adult having contracted a degenerative disease that WordOfGod confirmed as being early onset Alzheimer's. This is cured by Catharine who uses her powers to take the disease out of Sabrine and onto herself, nearly killing Catharine in the process.
* MamaBear: '''Oh yes''', she won't let ''anyone'' talk bad about her clients and occupants.
* ParentalSubstitute: Towards Oscar and Catharine and later Clementine whom she took care of.
* PosthumousCharacter: She died when the Shards attacked Thronum Mare and she refused to leave the city without Oscar. Though before then, her disease meant she likely didn't have long to live anyway.
* SassyBlackWoman: Hard to say, but she certainly acts the part. [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/543 At one point]] she speaks Farsi to Catharine when trying to figure out what language the girl knows and refers to it as "mine" implying she's the Siter Claire-equivalent of Persian.
* {{Transgender}}: WordOfGod mentions she is, which would explain why she knows how Oscar feels.


One of the local nuns around Thronum Mare. Friendly with Oscar when she was a kid.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She argues of her disapproval of the occupants of Sabine's building, until Sabine reveals Genevieve ''herself'' used to live there.
* {{Meganekko}}: Seen wearing glasses.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Got a ''very'' vicious one from Catharine when she thought she was trying to take Oscar away during Sabine's and Genevieve's arguing.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Well Oscar could've worded it better, but Genevieve instantly assumes the worst when Oscar tells her that Catharine has been sleeping in her room. Oscar meant as emotional support obviously, not...yeah.
* PosthumousCharacter: As with Sabine, she shows up in Oscar's childhood stories. She died when the Shards attacked Thronum Mare.
* ThatCameOutWrong: She means well but her wording while arguing with Sabine starts to hit some personal levels.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: Naturally she doesn't really approve of Oscar living in a brothel nor what she considers Oscar's gender confusion. As such, Sabine and she have been butting heads for awhile over the issue.

[[folder:King Michel]]
The king of Thronum Mare in the past.
* BishieSparkle: Where do you think Oscar gets it from?
* LukeIAmYourFather: Very obviously is Oscar's father, born to another woman however. It's implied since the woman wasn't royalty, they had Oscar shipped away to avoid scrutiny for being a bastard child. It's something he very much regrets doing however.
* PosthumousCharacter: Very likely especially considering the fate of the kingdom later.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Basically looks like Oscar with a beard.
* UpperClassTwit: Averted per WordOfGod, he's more of a ShelteredAristocrat but not a bad guy by any means. Sylvia's influence has made him a lot better about understanding the lower classes of Thronum Mare.

[[folder:Queen Sylvia]]

The queen of Thronum Mare in the past.
* {{Expy}}: Bears a not-at-all coincidental resemblance to [[{{Disney/Frozen}} Elsa]].
* IllGirl: Multiple pregnancies have taken a toll on her body.
* ItsAllMyFault: Feels this way toward her failed pregnancies. The latest really hitting hard as her babies were alive, but fell to sickness not shortly after.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Subverted, while the king is indeed Oscar's father. She mentions Oscar was born to another woman.
* PosthumousCharacter: Very likely considering she was very sickly when Oscar was little.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When Gabby unwittingly invades the castle's garden and finds Sylvia there followed shortly by Oscar. She actually invites the two to join her for a bit.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Strongly implied that she decides to sponsor Oscar, her husband's child because of the deaths of her own.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her daughters Rosalie and Marie, but Marie takes more after her physically and Rosalie got more of her personality.


A friend of Oscar's during her childhood days.
* PosthumousCharacter: Again possibly.
* TheMedic: Said to be a healer in training.
* {{Tomboy}}: Was a former street urchin before joining an abbey and her speech indicates she hasn't let go of this distinction either.
* YouGotSpunk: After she asks if Catharine was the one who broke Genevieve's nose and is confirmed, she admits she's impressed and even asks if Catharine would like a go at her.