!!Main Characters
[[folder: Sam Herbert]]
[[caption-width-right:267:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/sam2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "[[{{Tsundere}} Look, I don't want your 'help,' okay]]? [[IWasJustPassingThrough I was just leaving]]!"

A sysadmin and the first character introduced. Hates to be around others and wants to get out as soon as possible. He has number '''0''' [[spoiler:and Paranoid Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98630/Sam-Herbert Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/manual-override 8tracks mix]].
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Subverted. He initially doesn't seem keen on his dad...but then we have a flashback and both he and the readers realize he [[GoodParents one of the most accepting and positive figures in his life]], if [[TheGamblingAddict a little neglectful]]. It's also mentioned that Sam's mother could be "scary" sometimes, but that she couldn't seem to help it.]]
* ButtMonkey
* ConspiracyTheorist: He's beginning to get some ideas about the hospital and the people he meets there.
* FourElementEnsemble: Lightning. Earlier in the story, people tended to follow him all the time, just like lightning draws attention. He's a sysadmin, and works with computers that use electricity. [[spoiler: His personal room constantly has a thunderstorm outside]].
* GolfClubbing: Though he hasn't played in a long time.
* HairTriggerTemper
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD: After gaining the realization that the hospital he and the rest of characters are trapped in is indeed a virtual one, he slowly makes his way to his bed and curls up in a confused mess]].
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToHaveFriends]]
* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Somewhere between the two. He honestly hates dealing with other people, but he's not malevolent, just suspicious and wants to avoid being taken advantage of.
* MessyHair
* MilkyWhiteEyes
* [[spoiler:MissingMom]]
* MyHeroZero
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[http://jovian12.tumblr.com/post/33797045282 Was going to be this]] in [[ShowWithinAShow Vera and the Dragon]].
* [[spoiler:RageAgainstTheReflection]]
* TarotMotifs: The Fool.
* [[spoiler:TheGamblingAddict: His dad]].
* TheNapoleon: He's the shortest male in the cast, with a temper to boot.
* {{Nerd}}: Unattractive, dislikes socializing, good with computers.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Eventually realizes that wiping the computer to cover his tracks and swiping the information from it without mentioning it to anyone has caused serious problems and delays for Grey]].
* PerpetualFrowner
* SourOutsideSadInside
* TeensAreMonsters: He didn't like high school much.
* [[spoiler:{{Transsexual}}: Female to male]].
* {{Tsundere}}: [[http://jovian12.tumblr.com/post/67391512332 Yep]].
* TwitchyEye: [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=54 Has one]] when he gets annoyed.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: Investigating the basement early and alone caused the situation to escalate severely.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Quin learns first-hand that chasing and cornering Sam is [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=731 not a good idea.]] It immediately lampshaded on the next page.
-->"What kind of twisted freak would hit a girl?!"

[[folder:Percy O'Neil]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/percy2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "Surely we could compare notes! Aren't you as confused as I?"

A nonfiction-novelist-slash-newspaper-columnist. Never seen without his notebook and is trying hard to figure out the hospital's mysteries. He has number '''4''' [[spoiler:and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98631/Percy-ONeil Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/your-own-worst-critic 8tracks mix]].
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]: [[spoiler:Percy's folks worked him to the bone, resulting in the overanxious perfectionist he is as an adult. His own shadow is a personification of a critical, domineering parental voice.]]
* BigOlEyebrows
* CreatureOfHabit: Follows a pattern in that he always asks questions of every new person he meets and takes notes on every odd thing he finds.
* [[spoiler:DeniedFoodAsPunishment]]: [[spoiler:Shadow Percy mentions his parents refused him food until he'd done his work.]]
* DishingOutDirt: His associated element.
* ExpressiveMask: His glasses.
* EyeGlasses: It's an ongoing joke by the author that the glasses may as well ''be'' his eyes.
* HenpeckedHusband: If his flashbacks are to be believed. [[spoiler:Turns out he was the one being an asshole to his wife, being stubborn against her suggestions. Accepting this is what saves him from his shadow.]]
* NeatFreak: He feels obligated to make his bed after he wakes up and closes doors in the hallway.
* RantInducingSlight: Eventually blows up at Rick.
* TheSouthpaw
* StealthPun: [[spoiler:Percy's shadow is a literal "inner critic".]]
* SuperOCD
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Has an [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=28 irrational fear of monsters]].

[[folder: Ava von Hall]]
[[caption-width-right:293:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/ava2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "This place is spooky! I thought I was soooooo alone here!"

A college dropout and waitress. Appears to care more about flirting and socialization than her new situation. She has number '''50''' [[spoiler:and Histrionic Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98632/Ava-von-Hall Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/let-s-hook-up 8tracks mix]].
* AttentionWhore
* [[spoiler:DisappearedDad: Was a one-night stand with her mother.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Thinks her birth due to her mother's one-night stand broke up her family, which eventually led her down the "if I didn't exist..." line of reasoning.. Subverted as she didn't go through with it.]]
* GenkiGirl
* GoodBadGirl
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[http://jovian12.tumblr.com/post/33797045282 What she was going to be]] in [[ShowWithinAShow Vera and the Dragon]]. [[spoiler: Afterall, she's a...]]
** [[spoiler:HeroicBastard]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: Undergoes a ''major'' one where she goes dangerously close to the DespairEventHorizon and get possessed by her shadow.]]
* LightEmUp: Her associated element.
* MaleGaze: Seems to be [[InvokedTrope going for this]] with her unbuttoned shirt.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler]]
* TheVonTropeFamily
* {{Tsundere}}: Gets huffy when her charms fail on others.
* {{Tsurime Eyes}}
* [[spoiler:TheUnfavorite: Especially as she's an illegitimate child.]]
* YouthfulFreckles

[[folder:Cherry Trau]]
[[caption-width-right:211:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/cherry2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "Uh... never... nevermind... "

A college biology student. Ridiculously shy and has a [[SpeechImpediment stuttering problem]], but tries to be helpful. She has number '''82''' [[spoiler:and Avoidant Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98635/Cherry-Trau Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/knight-errant 8tracks mix]].
* ExtremeDoormat
* EyeTake: She's [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=127 fond]] [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=211 of]] [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=221 these]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Rick.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MakingASplash: Her associated element.
* MoralityPet: To Rick.
* NonIndicativeName: Is not the red person, nor does she like cherries.
* OppositesAttract: She and Rick. Grey even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]] in his thoughts.
* ShrinkingViolet
* SpeechImpediment: Has a fairly severe stutter, though this may be due to anxiety rather than a genuine speech impediment.
* StutterStop: She seems to speak more clearly when she gets upset enough that she briefly stops being nervous.
* TookALevelInBadass: She manages to gather the courage to [[spoiler:push Louis off a cliff when he starts torturing Ava.]]
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: She regrets her own name.
** And [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=442 Rick]] eventually [[LampshadeHanging brings it up]].

[[folder: Rick L. Worth]]
[[caption-width-right:321:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/rick2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "You must not have run into many good people, but never fear. You've ran into the best possible option."

A football coach and PE teacher. Radical and laid-back, Rick towers over the rest of the cast and readily talks about himself. Despite this, he's graceful and fun. He has number '''81''' [[spoiler:and Narcissistic Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98636/Rick-L.-Worth Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/lonely-at-the-top 8tracks mix]].
* TheAce: He slathers this persona all over his intro.
** [[spoiler:BrokenAce]]
* AttentionWhore: Butts into conversations so he can be the focus.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Having his graduation invitation ripped to pieces]] is enough to send him into a blind rage.
* EyeOpen: [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=495 When]] [[spoiler:Louis rips up his graduation invitation]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Cherry.
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeSpecial]]
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Much to Ava's shock.
* [[spoiler:InferioritySuperiorityComplex]]
* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: Subverted. He rears back like he's going to hit Cherry after being sent into a HeroicBSOD after encountering his shadow's BlackBugRoom...then notices she's cowering and backs off, [[PetTheDog apologizing for scaring her.]]]]
* LanternJawOfJustice
* LargeHam
* [[spoiler:ManlyGay / StraightGay]]: Much to Cherry's surprise.
* {{Narcissist}}: Patterned after one. [[spoiler: It's an act]].
* PermaStubble: [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=197 Intentionally maintained]].
* PlayingWithFire: His associated element.
* TopHeavyGuy
* VoodooShark: PlayedForLaughs; His catch-all explanation of the strange occurrences as supernatural only raises more questions.
* [[spoiler:WhenYouComingHomeDad: His parents didn't attend his graduation]].

[[folder:Red Diamond/Louis Stone]]
[[caption-width-right:347:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/louis2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "I don't take kindly to being shoved around."

A stockbroker who introduces himself with an alias. Skeptical and calm, until [[BerserkButton others get on his nerves.]] He has number '''7''' [[spoiler:and Antisocial Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98643/Louis-Stone Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/half-breed 8tracks mix]].
* AGlassOfChianti: WordOfGod says Louis is very fond of (and knowledgeable about) wine.
* AgentScully
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Is he really that much of a dick or is the hospital just getting to him?
* CastingAShadow: His associated element.
* ConsummateLiar: Being TheSociopath, this only comes as a natural. On the former ask blog, he got the question if it was true he crashed the stock market.
--> '''Louis''': "Invest in dot.coms", I said. "They'll be around forever", I said...
* DisabledSnarker: Apparently has hearing problems.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:At the hands of [[TookALevelInBadass Cherry]]. [[PlayingWithATrope Time will tell if he actually dies.]] His shadow, at least, has resurfaced as a continuing threat]].
* DissonantLaughter: Laughs as Rick punches him out.
* DoNotCallMePaul: [[spoiler:He does not like being called [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&id=1122 Russell]], which is also his middle name.]]
* GoodIsBoring: Seems to follow this line of thinking, purposefully inducing a fight just to get some excitement.
* IHaveManyNames: We only know one, but according to him he has many aliases.
* JerkAss: Even moreso than Sam. He's fairly unpredictable: one moment he retreats to his room because he's bored, in the other he can be causing chaos wherever he goes - which seems to be his favorite thing to do. Though not necessarily evil (or so we think), he's difficult to keep track of, as one never knows what's going on in his mind, always sheming for the next thing.
* KickTheDog: So much. One such moment was when he [[spoiler:took Rick's graduation invitation and slowly ripped it in half right in front of him]].
* [[spoiler:SerialKiller: His father(?), who killed his own co-workers and boss before the events of the story]].
* SlasherSmile: [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=314 Hello Louis]].
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath: ''Yes''.
* UnkemptBeauty: [[spoiler: His shadow]] is basically a scruffier, unkempt version of himself.

[[folder: Juliet Ross]]
[[caption-width-right:295:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/juliet2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "I've been expecting you!"

A telephone psychic who has been obsessively painting pictures across the hospital. She has number '''22''' [[spoiler:and Schizotypal Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98649/Juliet-Ross Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/ten-of-swords 8tracks mix]].
* BackgroundHalo: In her [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=349 introduction page]].
* BigGood: Early on, she's the one leaving messages and guiding the others. This doesn't last, as the messages are destroyed by the hospital's ChaosArchitecture and the others write her off as a crackpot after meeting her in person.
* BiTheWay: Pansexual, specifically.
* BlowYouAway: [[WindIsGreen Her associated element]].
* CouldntFindAPen: Instead, uses milk-based paint.
* CloudCuckoolander: Besides her fingerpainting, she doesn't seem the least bit concerned about her predicament.
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Ends up hitting this despite Grey's attempts to reach out to her]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FourthWallObserver: Addresses the reader directly. [[spoiler: As if they're a voice in her head]].
* FortuneTeller
* [[spoiler: NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Turns into this. [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=1628 Her glitches]] show her making odd and jerky movements, a la [[LetsPlay/JackSepticEye Antisepticeye]]]].
* PstandardPsychicPstance: [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=354 Seen here]].
* [[spoiler:PhonyPsychic: According to Vivian, her shadow]].
* StealthHiBye: Pulls one when Sam and Quin leave her big meeting.[[spoiler:It's the result of Vivian taking over]].
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Appears like this [[http://mspfa.com/?s=275&p=1625 here]].
* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityTakeover: Is unable to face and win against Vivian, and ends up losing control of her virtual body. In the end, they're both destroyed by this]].
* VaguenessIsComing: Talks about the hospital in this fashion.
* [[spoiler: WrongGenreSavvy]]

[[folder: Quin Orwell]]
[[caption-width-right:252:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/quin2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "[[DeadpanSnarker You're really great at first impressions!]]"

A photographer who was found on the roof. Gets irritated easily. She has number '''83''' [[spoiler:and Borderline Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98651/Quin-Orwell Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/the-black-hole 8tracks mix]].
* AnIcePerson: Her associated element.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: WordOfGod says it's bleached.
* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad: He died saving her from drowning in a frozen lake. Needless to say it's left her pretty messed up.]]
* {{Fingore}}: Quin's missing part of her pinky finger on her left hand. [[spoiler: She lost it to hypothermia when she fell into frozen water as a kid]].
* GenderBlenderName: Though her first name is Deirdre, she goes by her more androgynous middle name.
* HairTriggerTemper
* LadyLooksLikeADude
* MoodSwinger: A result of her [[spoiler: Borderline Personality Disorder]].
* {{Tsundere}}
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She has a phobia towards lakes [[spoiler: because of a childhood accident that killed her father]].

[[folder:Helen Bixby]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/helen2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "We have to stick together, okay?"

A well-to-do homemaker who is afraid of being alone. After her number was called by Juliet through the intercom, she woke up on a bed in the middle of a forest within Room 2310. She has number '''6''' [[spoiler:and Dependent Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98652/Helen-Bixby Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/safe-and-sound 8tracks mix]].
* BlackBeadEyes
** TaremeEyes
* ExtremeDoormat: Has a really hard time making decisions by herself.
* GreenThumb: Her associated element.
* HappilyMarried: At the very least, she considers her husband wonderful. [[spoiler:He's not.]]
* LostWeddingRing: She notices after waking up that her wedding ring has disappeared.
* TeamMom: Doesn't want there to be any fighting.

[[folder:Darrel Grey]]
[[caption-width-right:238:[[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/grey2013.png Full reference]]]]
--> "..."

A doctor who was woken up by Helen. He is currently "checking a few things", as per his words. He has number '''20''' [[spoiler:and Schizoid Personality Disorder]]. Has a [[http://charahub.com/character/98653/Dr.-Darrel-Grey Charahub profile]] (spoilers) and an [[https://8tracks.com/jovian/exit-mundi 8tracks mix]].
* {{Asexuality}}: According to WordofGod
* {{Expy}}: Looks very much like one [[VideoGame/HalfLife Dr. Freeman]].
* ExtraOreDinary: His associated element.
* HatesBeingTouched
* HatesSmallTalk: It surely seems so. Later on, Sam is trying to get some information about the switch and the basement, and his answers aren't very elaborate, agitating Sam.
--> '''Sam''': Am I talking to a wall?
* NoSocialSkills
* TheStoic
** TheQuietOne: Doesn't disclose much, even to the audience.
* OpaqueLenses
* WalkingSpoiler: WordOfGod confirms Grey will eventually become this.

!!Spoiler Characters
[[folder:[[spoiler:The Shadows]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Full lineup [[http://jovian12.net/Superego/references/slineupcurrent.png here.]]]]
A group of monsters who patrol the hospital, seeming to be the [[EnemyWithout embodied self-destructive impulses]] of the characters. They have the ability to take the form of a mass of black tentacles or a colored outline of the character they're pursuing at the time. They also seem to have some control over the hospital itself, being able to create doors to surreal {{Black Bug Room}}s which may or may not be the shadows themselves.
!!All of Them
* AChatWithSatan: Their purpose. Some of them are even quite personable to people other than "themselves".
* AllThereInTheManual: Some of them are described in the author's tag, and the Charahub profiles for the cast mention nicknames for all of them and their rooms.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: They resemble the shadow selves in the mobile story 'The Crown and the Flame' in looks (both are almost entirely black versions of the cast with glowing eyes) and in behavior (being a twisted and a warped version of them and talking in a creepy fashion). This troper even called them 'Shadow (character)' before they got referred as such.
* {{Big Bad}}s: As of yet, or at least the real one's CoDragons.
* BreakThemByTalking: Their ''modus operandi''. [[spoiler: Which is also how they're 'defeated']].
* CombatTentacles
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: Seem to be able to hitch a ride with their respective characters when they choose to embrace their negative qualities. They don't seem to be able to influence actions beyond needling their counterparts, but they can make hosts look ''[[NightmareFuel really creepy]]'']].
* EldritchAbomination: All of them are horrific, reality-bending monsters that twist local [[spoiler: virtual]] reality into a bizarre representation of their own mind.
* HearingVoices: Seem to be able to invoke this.
* IronicHell: Their personality, traits and room often combine to form a sick subversion of [[spoiler: their counterpart's personality and traits]]. For example, [[spoiler: Shadow Rick has to view a burning city never able to help]].
* MeaningfulName: They're just about everything in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_(psychology) this]] article, the repressed personality traits of the characters.
* MentalWorld: The room they appear in very much reflects the psyche of their counterparts.
* NothingIsScarier: They have a tendency to stalk the characters in "black squiggle" form. They don't notice it, but the audience does.
* PsychologicalTormentZone: They all hide in these, and it usually has something to do with their counterparts (for example, [[spoiler: Shadow Quin's place is all icy and snow because of Quin's accident]]). When [[spoiler: they are 'defeated', the place breaks down along with them]].
* [[spoiler:SecretTestOfCharacter: Their goal is to make their normal versions accept the personality traits they represent. This is not a bad thing]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Possibly. They speak with their respective character's color (if a bit brighter) with a black highlight, in all lower case, with minimal punctuation.

!!Shadow Sam
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98630/Sam-Herbert Sam's Charahub profile,]] his shadow's nickname is Samuel, and his room is called the Lake House.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He turns out to be fairly nice when dealing with people not Sam and even explains to Ava and Quin where Sam is.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Looks like a well-kempt version of Sam without the teeth gap.

!!Shadow Percy
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98631/Percy-ONeil Percy's Charahub profile,]] his shadow's nickname is Percival, and his room is called the Editor's Hideout.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:He got into Percy's notes, which are also a representation of the out of character scene list and profiles. He proceeded to vandalize those with nightmarish graffiti until Percy got the notes back]].
* {{Jerkass}}: At first.

!!Shadow Ava
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98632/Ava-von-Hall Ava's Charahub profile,]] her shadow's nickname is Little Ava, and her room is called Luna Park.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She's pretty similar to Shadow Sam, though she turns more malevolent when faced with Ava and is incredibly clingy.

!!Shadow Cherry
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98635/Cherry-Trau Cherry's Charahub profile,]] her shadow's nickname is Vera (much like her in-universe original character), and her room is called the Sea of Tears.
* {{Jerkass}}: At first.

!!Shadow Rick
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98636/Rick-L.-Worth Rick's Charahub profile,]] his shadow's nickname is Ricky, and his room is called the Burning City.
* MoodWhiplash: Shadow Rick is pretty elated to see Cherry. Rick himself...not so much.

!!Shadow Louis
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98643/Louis-Stone Louis' Charahub profile,]] his shadow's nickname is Russell, similarly to how he refers to Louis himself all the time.
* UnkemptBeauty
* WallOfBlather: [[http://jovian12.tumblr.com/post/160817042066 In this doodle]], crossing over with BrokenRecord.
--> hehe hey hey hey you two lets have fun lets go do something huh huh huh doesnt that sound grand man youre a bunch of crybabies ha ha man you look like you have seen ghosts cmon cheer up hehe live a little lets go punch sam i think hell find that funny cmon cmon ill pay you

!!Shadow Juliet
* AllThereInTheManual: Juliet's shadow Vivian is the only shadow nickname we really see in-story, but [[http://charahub.com/character/98649/Juliet-Ross her Charahub]] also informs us her room's name is the Art Exhibit.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MadEye

!!Shadow Quin
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98651/Quin-Orwell Quin's Charahub profile,]] her shadow's nickname is Deirdre, and her room is called the Frozen Wastes.

!!Shadow Helen
* AllThereInTheManual: According to [[http://charahub.com/character/98652/Helen-Bixby Helen's Charahub profile,]] her shadow's nickname is Miss Lansing, and her room is called the Overgrowth.