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!Greenhilt Family

[[folder:Roy Greenhilt]]
See [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]].

[[folder:Eugene Greenhilt]]
!!Eugene Greenhilt

->''"I'll have you know that I was named Best Illusionist of the Year three times by the Wizzie Awards by the time I was your age."''

->'''Race:''' Ghost (formerly human)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Wizard (illusionist)\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood (at time of death)

Roy's rather selfish father who swore a BloodOath of Vengeance after Xykon killed and zombified his master. He's a condescending asshole to damn near everyone. [[PosthumousCharacter Dead before the beginning of the story]], he pays ghostly visits to his son.
* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Of the emotional/neglectful variety, mainly, but there's a few hints of others. Most notably, it's strongly implied that his careless neglect resulted in the death of his infant son. [[spoiler:Later confirmed. His tinkering with spells resulted in the young child's death, but he refused to try to make up for it aside from resurrection spells or even admit that he'd done anything wrong.]]
* AccidentalMurder: Of his second son, Eric, who died in the process of his research.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: A more serious example than what one would believe. His wife Sara figures that this is Eugene's FatalFlaw. Whenever Eugene sets out a goal, he pursues it with intense determination. Whether it was slaying Xykon, creating new spells or courting Sara, he pursued it devotedly. Sara herself points out that back when his goal was settling down with her, [[HappilyMarried their relationship was a very happy one.]] Unfortunately, he eventually waivers from the goal in pursuit of another one, failing to follow through on any of his "projects". [[RealityEnsues Of course this leads to large consequences where he is in a position he cannot leave, such as unable to leave his family]] and the blood oath he gave to destroy Xykon preventing him entering the LawfulGood heaven. Now that he's dead, the heavenly forces are more or less forcing him to finish what he has to do, making him bitter and unhappy (well, more than usual).
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: As seen in the prequels, Eugene led his own party of adventurers to pursue Xykon when he was a much younger man.
* BloodOath: "I, Eugene Greenhilt, swear on the blood that flows from my wounds this day that I shall not rest, in this life or any other, until I or my heirs have enacted horrible vengeance on those that have slighted me, named here as Xykon the sorcerer." Comes back to bite him in the butt, hard, as he kept pushing off that quest to kill Xykon until he eventually died. Now he's pushing his son Roy towards it -- insulting him all the while for being a (in Eugene's mind) DumbMuscle fighter instead of a wizard like he was.
* CareerVersusFamily: A rare male example, where he admits to Roy he regrets having had a family and not spending as much time on being a wizard, since he might have killed Xykon by then. [[spoiler:Contrasting V who very much misses their mate, having done what Eugene wishes they could do.]]
* CharacterAlignment: [[invoked]] His nominal alignment is LawfulGood, but this is subject to some discussion in-universe. He is currently waiting for a member of his family to fulfill the BloodOath he made years ago to slay Xykon; until that time, he is stuck in a limbo-like plane of existence where the deceased go to see which afterlife they are suited for. Based on Roy's judgement, it is implied that he is not really Lawful Good, or rather that he has failed to live up to the responsibilities of his alignment, and had not truly been Lawful Good for several years. The Prequel comic seems to have indicated that he would have been allowed in at the time of his death, but his impatience and inability to do anything has since resulted in an alignment shift (or rather, the fact that he stopped trying to fulfill his oath, even in his last days). In fact, the most recent comics show that he's perfectly willing to let the world be destroyed since Xykon would be destroyed with it and that would technically fulfill his oath.
* DeathIsCheap: He died and was resurrected six times before finally succumbing to old age.
* DirtyOldMan: Being dead hasn't stopped him from dating. By his own admission, he's been spying on Haley under the shower.
* EveryoneHasStandards: When he asks Roy why he doesn't just [[spoiler:let the gods destroy the world in order to thwart the Snarl, thereby letting him move on to the afterlife, Roy reminds him that if that happens, the dwarves will be condemned to an eternity of slavery ruled over by Hel. Eugene concedes that his son has a point, and is pretty critical of the way the dwarven afterlife works.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: When his soul is getting judged, it is stated that he never did anything seriously wrong in his life, but he ''was'' a {{jerkass}}.
* GretzkyHasTheBall: He thinks there are homeruns in soccer, and has no clue if winning a game by 3-2 is good. His wife Sara deconstructs this by pointing out that as smart as he is, he could easily learn the rules of any physical sport in a short time, but won't because he feels it's beneath him.
* GrumpyOldMan: He looks just as old as the day he died in the afterlife, even though the afterlife allows people to look like idealized self-images (see the entry for his wife Sara Greenhilt). This because he was always bitter and ornery by nature, though the Blood Oath he swore didn't help.
-->'''Roy:''' Then why did Dad still look like a wrinkled old man?\\
'''Sara:''' Because your father has ALWAYS been a wrinkled old man in his heart, he was just hiding in a younger man's body most of his life.
* HandshakeRefusal: As a ghost, he's lost the ability to hold anything corporeal, so he doesn't see the point to using handshakes anymore.
* HappilyMarried: [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]] originally with Eugene and Sara. As explained above in AttentionDeficitOohShiny, when he courts Sara, he devotes himself 100% to being a good boyfriend and later husband. This is why she doesn't want Roy to speak ill of him. However, Eugene's nature means he eventually becomes 100% devoted to something else though he has a family that he won't leave. "Till death do you part," indeed.
* InsufferableGenius: Has a natural disdain for fighters, which is the reason why he never got along with his father and son. Likewise, his master was also quite arrogant towards sorcerers, which got him killed by Xykon.
* IResembleThatRemark: In ''Recap/OnTheOriginOfPCs'', Roy suggests that a common flaw amongst arcane spellcasters is a supreme belief in their own abilities. Eugene's response is an arrogant tirade about how magic is all-powerful and there is no problem that it cannot solve.
* {{Irony}}:
** In "Start of Darkness", he advises Right-Eye to drop his quest to destroy Xykon by pointing out that, when he's dead, he won't look back and say "Darn, I didn't spend enough time on petty revenge." After he dies, Eugene will indeed end up regretting the fact that he didn't spend enough time on 'petty' revenge.
** Also, his constant badgering of Roy for becoming a fighter and obsessing over the Greenhilt Sword, [[spoiler:which leads his son to become a MagicKnight dedicated to the sword.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Nothing is too horrific in his eyes if it means destroying Xykon so he can get into the afterlife. This includes, but is not limited to, regretting having ever started a family, [[spoiler:forever tainting one's soul via making a deal with all three Lower Planes at once in a bid for power, and destroying the entire planet along with everyone on it, so long as Xykon is swept away in the destruction as well]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Disdain for fighters, emotionally abusive to his children, and overall a cranky and bitter person. His father even mentions that Eugene was rude and disrespectful to him simply for being a fighter.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In ''Start of Darkness'' he refuses to cooperate with Right-Eye to take down Xykon because he refuses to put his family at risk of being targeted by Xykon, or leaving his wife and son alone, and suggests that Right-Eye drop it too. While he may be a terrible parent to Roy, part of him does care about his family, at least when he was alive.
-->'''Eugene:''' Well, if you want my advice, you should both forget about working for some evil mastermind and move forward with your lives. When you're dead, you're never going to look back on your life and say, [[TemptingFate "Darn, I didn't spend enough time on petty revenge."]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One scene in ''Start of Darkness'' portrays him as such, [[spoiler:where he declines a perfect opportunity to defeat Xykon out of concern for leaving his wife widowed and son fatherless. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Assuming he wasn't using that as an excuse]], given how disdainful he is towards Roy and Sara immediately thereafter.]]
* MasterOfIllusion: Illusion is his favored school. He's good enough to fool an entire group of paladins that he's really a being of light and good.
* NominalHero: He's only ''technically'' on the side of good; very, ''very'' technically. This is why he's only barely inside {{heaven}} at all; he doesn't really care about doing good, he just happens to have done good during his life.
* TheOathbreaker: Part of the reason why he's not allowed to pass on is as punishment for ignoring the blood oath he made as soon as it stopped being interesting for him.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[PlayedForLaughs Played For]] BlackComedy; he comments about allowing the [[spoiler:gods to destroy the world to stop the Snarl]], as it would destroy Xykon and let him to pass on. He only withdraws the opinion when Roy points out that this would [[spoiler:condemn all the Dwarves to hell]], and even after this is noted, his solution is to have them all go out and get themselves killed first.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: There are a number of rules involving ghost intervention: summoning, family heirlooms, blood oaths, etc.
* PosthumousCharacter: His introduction is as Roy's SpiritAdvisor.
* PrematurelyBald: In flashbacks to his youth, though his beard may be brown he is already bald.
* ProphecyTwist: "When the goat turns red strikes true." Eugene, ever heard of [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma the comma]]?
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:He would be perfectly happy to see the world destroyed if it meant killing Xykon.]] What keeps this firmly PlayedForLaughs is the fact that he can't actually act on this, due to being, you know, ''dead''.
* SpiritAdvisor: To Roy in the beginning. He's not tremendously helpful.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's far nicer in ''Start of Darkness'' than after he died.
* UnfinishedBusiness: That's why he's stuck on FluffyCloudHeaven and can't join the true afterlife. His blood oath is unfulfilled.

[[folder:Julia Greenhilt]]
!!Julia Greenhilt

->''"I can feel my Coolness Factor dropping just by being in the same room as these dorks."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Wizard\\
'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

Roy's younger sister (and technically [[spoiler: Eric's as well]]). A mage student at Warthog's School of Wizardry and Sorcery.
* ActionSurvivor: She isn't high enough level to be of much use in combat, but she still manages to help out the Order during their fight with the Linear Guild by running messages through the battlefield and destroying some of Pompey's minions.
* AlphaBitch: Implied to be one by her attitude and dismissal of students. Check out her page quote.
* AttentionWhore: She is upset that she can't get Durkon's attention when Durkon is casting a spell to save the Order in Cliffport.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: While she and Roy argue, they do love each other as brother and sister, something that Nale [[EvilCannotComprehendGood finds absolutely alien.]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Julia inherited her rude and egotistical personality from her father.
* CharacterAlignment: TrueNeutral ("[[DoubleEntendre I go both ways.]]") [[invoked]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker:
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Her favorite way of getting attention is flaunting herself -- but to her dismay it doesn't work on Durkon.
* MulticoloredHair: A green lock; she dyed it in school.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Durkon gives her a talking-to about respecting herself and her body (it does leave an impact, even telling him "yes sir" when he's finished.) In contrast, Roy thinks her state of dress is Nale's fault.
* PutOnABus: We haven't seen hide or hair of her since the Order left Cliffport.
* SpoiledBrat: The only thing Roy tells [[spoiler: Eric]] about her is that she was spoiled rotten.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Roy thinks her BareYourMidriff outfit is a case of GoGoEnslavement, calling it a "faux-punk whore" style.

[[folder:Sara Greenhilt]]
!!Sara Greenhilt

->''"This is the afterlife, Roy, honey. We all appear as our ideal version of ourselves, and I guess I never stopped thinking of myself as the 19-year-old looker who had never even heard the name 'Eugene Greenhilt'."''

->'''Race:''' Ghost (formerly human)\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Eugene's wife, mother of Roy, Julia and Eric. Dead years before the start of the story, she meets with Roy during his visit in the afterlife.
* {{Amazingly Embarrassing Parent|s}}: Her comment about grandchildren reminds Roy why he never tells her about anyone he dates.
* EthicalSlut: Sara becomes a total slut after her own death, when she finds out that the LawfulGood paradise is a FreeLoveFuture. [[spoiler:Roy found this really embarrassing and awkward when he died and hung out with her while waiting for resurrection. Especially since her idealized self is [[OlderThanTheyLook younger than him]] and quite attractive.]]
* GirlishPigtails: It's part of the "19-year-old looker" thing.
* GoodParents: She is likely the cause for Roy's turn as a hero, as she raised her children more-or-less by herself.
* HappilyMarried: There was a time she and Eugene had a very happy relationship, back when they were first together. It's why she won't let Roy bad-mouth him.
* IWantGrandkids: Encourages Roy to get Celia pregnant so she can hear the pitter-patter of little feet... or the woosh-woosh of little wings, as the case may be.
* LatinLover: Roy meets with Enriqué, his mom's current lover, during his visit.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Because of the "idealized heavenly self" thing, she's an old woman with a teenager's body.
* PosthumousCharacter: Like her husband, she's dead by the start of the story.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: In the LawfulGood afterlife, people have an idealized version of their bodies. As a result, despite dying of old age and being wizened in the flashbacks that include her, her afterlife body is that of her 19-year-old self.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: Or Understanding Wife -- she has Eugene figured out better than anyone. She explains to Roy about Eugene's [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny intense, but shifting focus]] and how it factored into their marriage, while also keeping Roy from bad-mouthing him. She points out she was married to him for 30 years and hoped to gain some insight on him, all with a rather snarky and confident look on her face.

[[folder:Eric Greenhilt]]
!!Eric Greenhilt

->''"hi roy! wanna play blocks with me?"''

->'''Race:''' Ghost (formerly human)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' None[[note]]Roy surmises he might've become a Bard due to his love of a toy piano his uncle gave him. While its impossible for Lawful characters to be Bards in ''D&D'' 3.5., Eric's LawfulGood affinity is the result of him dying as a toddler, as seen in ChildrenAreInnocent. [[/note]]\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Roy's baby brother, killed by Eugene's negligence. Technically Julia's older brother as well.
* AllLowercaseLetters: Due to being a toddler when he died.
* CheerfulChild: He's consistently seen happy. Roy thinks this is why he couldn't be raised; he wasn't bothered by death and was pretty happy and content in the LawfulGood heaven.
* ChekhovsGunman: He can be spotted in an early strip's flashback: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0113.html "Memories, Like the Edges of My Sword"]]
* ChildrenAreInnocent: He went straight to the LawfulGood afterlife because he was a child unburdened by any sort of problem.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. He's still a toddler in the True Afterlife.
* PosthumousCharacter: He died many years before the start of the story.

[[folder:Horace Greenhilt]]
!!Horace Greenhilt

->''"I was long in my grave before either of you were more than a gleam in my boy Eugene's eye."''

->'''Race:''' Ghost (formerly human)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Fighter\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Eugene's father, dead before his grandchildren were born. Roy's childhood hero from the stories told by his mother.
%%* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa: Listening to stories about his heroic adventurer grandfather inspired Roy to become one himself. The man hasn't lost his touch in the afterlife.
* CoolOldGuy: Roy has a much better relationship with him than his father because they relate better. Eugene also takes time to visit his daughter-in-law and his toddler grandson every now and then.
* CoolSword: A spiritual copy of the Greenhilt family sword.
* GiveMeASword: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0497.html "ROY! Heads up!"]]
* OldMaster: Teaches Roy a sword feat in the afterlife.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was dead before Roy was born.

!Crew of the ''Mechane''

[[folder:The ''Mechane'']]
!!The ''Mechane''

Yes, the ship herself. Despite only having a handful of appearances, she's already made a profound impact on the plot.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Julio Scoundrél definitely knows his great and appropriately self-referential names.
* BoardingParty: Her crew fends off a boarding attempt by a swarm of [[PettingZooPeople Horusfolk]], inhabiting an AncientEgypt-themed setting, during Julio's salad days.
* CoolAirship: She [[{{Expy}} looks exactly like]] the ''Blackjack'' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
* DeathFromAbove: The ''Mechane'' is heavily armed, carrying ballistae and a store of firebomb grenades.
* DeusExMachina: Invoked by her name.
* DressedToPlunder: Every single crewmember.
%%* GenreSavvy: The whole damn crew, thanks to Julio's influence.
* GlobalAirship: She fulfills this role, first for Elan in Book 3, then [[spoiler:for the whole Order of the Stick at the end of Book 5]].
* HeroicNeutral: You wouldn't expect the ''ship itself'' to have an alignment, but alas. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1051.html According to Julio]] (as relayed by the crew), the ''Mechane''[='=]s nick-of-time arrival requires a good-faith effort at heroism -- which means it can't be exploited to run away from a fight.
* {{Magitek}}: {{Downplayed|Trope}} by the ''Mechane'' herself. Her hull is enchanted for greater strength and lightness, and the helium for her balloon is summoned from the Elemental Plane of Air, but she otherwise operates according to mundane physical mechanics of lighter-than-air buoyancy and airfoil thrust.
* SchizoTech: The ''Mechane'' is revealed to have electronic components in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0949.html #949]], and yet she's still armed with nothing more sophisticated than ballistae.
* TheSkyIsAnOcean: Indeed, she appears to be a rather standard seagoing vessel with a giant balloon and an engine instead of sails. Bandana is unsure how seaworthy she could be when forced to do a water landing, so the trope is downplayed.
* {{Sky Pirate}}s: Those exact words are used. Julio is the captain of an airship and its sky pirate crew.
* TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: Explicitly [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0937.html stated]] to only ever reach a destination in the nick of time. [[spoiler:[[MundaneMadeAwesome Even for dentist appointments.]]]]
* {{Troperiffic}}: The ''Mechane'' and her crew clearly delight in their tropes. No surprise considering their captain.
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Evokes the time period, though instead of cannons, they use ballistae and firebombs.

[[folder:Julio Scoundrél]]
!!Julio Scoundrél

->''"So, now's probably a good time to mention that I'm a wanted criminal in Azure City. I admit to nothing, but I have it on good authority that there are several attractive young heiresses in this town that are quite shamefully lax in securing their most valuable jewelry."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Dashing Swordsman\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticNeutral
%% Alignment confirmed by Word of the Giant.

A swashbuckling adventurer who takes Elan briefly under his wing. Captain and owner of the ''Mechane''.
* BadassLongcoat: His iconic look. He has a full collection of them.
* BadassMustache: A "[[Franchise/{{Zorro}} Diego de la Vega]]"-style mustache, part of the DashingHispanic package.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He appears to join the fight against Tarquin just when the Order looks completely defeated.]]
* TheBusCameBack: Or in his case, the Airship Came Back -- [[spoiler:[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0930.html in a dramatic unveiling of Elan's plan to turn the tables on his father.]]]]
* CaptainMorganPose: In the panel describing his fame, he proudly takes this pose.
* TheCasanova: He has a son and/or daughter in every port of the continent.
* CelebrityEndorsement: He advertises a brand of healing potion à la Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld.
* ChickMagnet: Among certainly many others, both Laurin and Elan's mom had crushes on him.
* DareToBeBadass: [[spoiler:This is how Elan convinces him to help out against Tarquin. "Any hero can defy danger but only a special hero can defy the story itself."]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: He has a short story all for himself in ''Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails'', aiding a DamselInDistress recover a priceless jewel. On an interesting side-note, he rescued said damsel from [[spoiler:Tarquin.]]
* DefiedTrope: He attempts to defy the standard mentor death by staying far away from Elan. [[spoiler:Elan convinces him it'll be cooler if he shows up and defies the trope anyway. Indeed, the only reason he does so is specifically ''for the privilege of defying the trope''.]]
* DashingHispanic: His first name, prestige class and mustache all allude to this trope.
* DisappearedDad: Julio makes an offhand remark about having a son and/or daughter in every port on the continent, and one of the side-stories has him reminding people that he's got a separate PO box for legal issues for things like suing him for child support.
* FamedInStory: He's a world-famous sky pirate, renown ladies' man, and all-around dashing action hero. Just hearing the name of his airship is enough for Elan to identify him (no surprise as he's a bard, plus his mom is probably Julio's biggest fan).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the initial duel between Tarquin and Elan, the former offhandedly mentions that he's found a way to counter such [[YouFightLikeACow pun-fighting techniques.]] Guess who shows up near the tail-end of the Empire of Blood arc?
* GenreSavvy: UpToEleven (being ''even more savvy than Tarquin at his best''). He is well aware of the values of {{training montage}}s, of iconic heroic images (longcoat, mustache, etc.), and especially of the fate that awaits the MentorArchetype.
* GentlemanThief: Combines this with TheCasanova to great effect, as his character quote attests.
* GoodCounterpart: [[spoiler:To Tarquin.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Elan:''' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0930.html I thought what we needed to balance]] an '''evil''' father figure -- was a '''good''' father figure!]]
* GoodHurtsEvil: Or Chaos Hurts Lawfulness in the present case; Julio carries a Chaos Sabre, which [[spoiler:gives Tarquin a painful wound.]]
* HamToHamCombat: Part of the Dashing Swordsman class -- he teaches the rudiments to Elan.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Literally. There's a whole other story (in Stick Figure HD) about him in ''Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails''. Also, there's a forthcoming Julio Scoundrél PDF that will invoke this.
* ImprovisedTraining: He set up a fake training montage for Elan, complete with backgrounds to indicate a time lapse.
-->'''Julio:''' Elan, ''never'' underestimate the value of a good training montage. It could save your life one day. Although I suppose I should get around to actually ''teaching'' you some of this...
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: The fact that he isn't perpetually seen in this state is because of Felix's tireless efforts.
* InformedAttractiveness: He held the title of "Sexiest Man Alive" for a time, yet like Elan (and everyone else, for that matter), he's a stick figure.
* InSeriesNickname: The "Julioteers" for Julio's female fans.
* IShallTauntYou: To [[spoiler:Tarquin]], his old nemesis.
-->'''Julio:''' I think that's half your problem, T -- you always think everything that happens is about '''you'''!
* JustInTime: The only way he arrives for anything ([[MundaneMadeAwesome including dentist appointments]]).
* LoveableRogue: The poster boy for the loveable rogue in the ''[=OotS=]'' universe. Literally -- he has a poster.
* MagicCarpet: He owns a blue one, and even uses it in fights for mobility. [[spoiler:He apparently stole it from Tarquin, who gouges it in half in their latest encounter.]]
* MagicWand: Always carries a wand of ''Sending'' in his coat pocket.
* {{Mentor|s}}: For Elan -- only during a few days, but this has considerable influence on Elan's CharacterDevelopment.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: He's GenreSavvy enough to try to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0392.html avoid this]]. [[spoiler:Though he can still be convinced to help out, as shown in episode #930. True to form, he defies it spectacularly in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0933.html #933]].]]
-->'''Julio:''' Well, as an older mentor figure, the most likely scenario is that I'd return only to be randomly killed by an enemy of yours so that [[PietaPlagiarism you can cradle my dying body]] while swearing revenge -- so don't take it personally if I say that I sincerely hope we never cross paths again.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His self-induced absence from the ''Mechane'' is probably the single greatest factor that allows [[spoiler:Andi to become TheStarscream and perpetrate TheMutiny against Bandana, who Julio had appointed as captain in his absence]].
* PassingTheTorch: Julio decides to hit the road and visit the Outer Planes, but not before giving his Chaos Sabre and control of the ''Mechane'' to Elan for the last leg of the Order's journey. This is [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously done]] since the letter that he left to Elan has him doing the voice-over ... with him standing right beside Elan.
-->'''Elan:''' Oh man! [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye I can't believe he left without saying goodbye]]! There's so much I wanted to tell him!\\
'''Haley:''' Well, you could just turn around. He's standing right behind you doing the voice-over through a can.\\
'''Elan:''' [[ContractualGenreBlindness Farewell, brave captain! I know not when we shall see your like again!]]\\
'''Julio:''' "PS: Actually, maybe I better hit the head before I go."
* PrestigeClass: Dashing Swordman. It compensates his average Strength and Dexterity scores by making Charisma his primary fighting attribute.
* PutOnABus: Deliberately, see above.
* ReallyGetsAround: Julio has a lot of success with the ladies. [[DisappearedDad Using the protection that goes with it on the other hand]]...
* RoyalRapier: The weapon of choice of the Dashing Swordman. [[spoiler:On his return in Book 5, he switched to a Chaos Sabre, which is close enough.]]
* RuleOfDrama: A lot of the things he does are because they will make for a better story. When Elan finds out that [[spoiler:Julio could have given Elan a ''Sending'' wand to warn Haley that Nale was impersonating him]] but didn't because it would make for a better story (which is incidentally also why he didn't mention Elan's uncanny resemblance to one of his "B-List villains"), he has mixed feelings about it. After meeting a villain who also follows the rule of drama, Elan thinks that good stories aren't worth hurting people over.
* SilverFox: He now has grey hair, unlike on the cover of ''Townspeople Weekly'' describing him as the "Sexiest Man Alive", but it's doubtful he's considered any less attractive.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Although he sticks to the BadassLongcoat look and V-neck shirt, he has lots of costumes, changing twice during Elan's 20-minute-long TrainingMontage. [[spoiler:He does it on his return too, having changed clothes between receiving the Sending and confronting Tarquin, and again afterward.]]
-->'''Julio:''' Now if you'll excuse me, I'm in desperate need of a wardrobe change.
* WeMeetAgain: [[spoiler:"General Tarquin, we meet again!"]]
* AYearAndADay: In the Julio comic from ''Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails'', the Mummy Queen informs him that her curse holds him for a hundred years and a day.


->''"You kiddin'? I've been workin' toward bein' captain my whole life!!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Rogue\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Pilot and acting captain of Julio Scoundrél's CoolAirship ''Mechane''.
* AcePilot: Looks that way. She succeeded her father on this post. Her efforts in pitching and rolling the ship [[spoiler:contribute in keeping Tarquin from climbing back onboard]].
* TheCaptain: Effectively, since Julio's departure from the ''Mechane''.
* CoolBigSis: Haley tries being this to Bandana, but Bandana proves to be made of sterner stuff than Haley believed, and she doesn't need any special help. She's still grateful for the thought, though.
* {{Determinator}}: Knew from the time she was a girl that she wanted to command her own ship, despite her father being an enlisted member of Julio's crew. She views captaining the ''Mechane'' as merely a jumping off point to getting her own ship.
* AFatherToHisMen: In this case, A Mother to Her Men -- after Julio's departure, when she takes over as acting Captain, it's clear she cares a lot about the crew.
-->'''Haley:''' ''[after shooting the ''Mechane''[='s=] control console with frost arrows]'' ...I didn't just make that worse, did I?\\
'''Bandana:''' Worry 'bout it when all my people are safe.
* {{Foil}}: To Haley herself. Haley offers to help Bandana get acclimated to command, based on her experience as a leader in the Azure City Resistance. Turns out, however, that Bandana's been planning for command her whole life, and doesn't suffer the usual Rogue hangups about being in a position of authority.
* GenerationXerox: Followed in the footsteps of her father, Mr. Secundus, Julio's previous AcePilot and NumberTwo.
* GenreSavvy: To be expected from Julio's second in command, she immediately realizes that, despite it being her ship, the Order, and more specifically Elan, is in charge.
* JurisdictionFriction: Sensibly avoided when the Order boards the ''Mechane''.
* NervesOfSteel: Keeps her cool (and remains an effective officer) under pressure, barely flinching when both the ''Mechane''[='s=] engines fail and things start exploding. When she and Haley are attacked by [[spoiler:a reanimated Crystal]], she immediately counters with what she gauges to be the most effective weapon, while [[CasualDangerDialog chatting with Haley]].
* NumberTwo: To Julio.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It's a safe bet that "Bandana" isn't her real name. Considering her father was Mr. Secundus from ''Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails'', it's probable her last name is also [[MeaningfulName Secundus]].
* PirateGirl: Considering the {{Troperiffic}} nature of the ''Mechane'' and her crew (Bandana included), she's a very mild example.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Her and Elan's initial reaction indicates that they met when Julio initially trained Elan to be a Dashing Swordsman, but she's never actually appeared before [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0933.html page #933]].
* SelfMadeWoman. She grew up on the ''Mechane'', watching her parents be ordered around by Julio and his officers, and resolved that she'd give the orders one day. Now she can, as acting captain and she plans to get her own ship, in good time.
* StraightGay: She mentions an ex-girlfriend when loaning Haley some of said ex's armor. [[WordOfGod Word of the Giant]] confirms that she is gay rather than bisexual.


->''"Captain, that lightning hit us square! Both main propellers are stalled and we're losing--"'' [[[ExplosiveInstrumentation console explodes in his face]]]

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

The ''Mechane'''s electrical engineer and helmsman.
* AcePilot: Once Bandana ascends to acting captain, he takes over as chief helmsman, though he doesn't hesitate to surrender the helm to Bandana herself or to junior crew members when the situation calls for it.
* DreadlockRasta: His hairstyle, making him easy to visually identify among the crew.
* TheEngineer: Apparently supervises the ''Mechane'''s engines and electronic components, making him this.
* ExplosiveInstrumentation: In a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', his command console explodes in his face after the ''Mechane'' is hit by lightning.
* TheFashionista: He was Julio Scoundrél's personal sartorial adviser, and when picking winter gear for the Order he takes care in choosing the right sizes and color schemes. Of course, being part of a pirate crew certainly makes him an ActionFashionista too. Apparently, Julio's taste in clothing was so bad, the fact that Felix managed to become a competent pilot between fixing Julio's frequent assaults on good taste in clothing is a testament to his work ethic.
* NumberTwo: To Bandana after she becomes acting captain.
* SeriousBusiness: Fashion is this for him. He can't let his captain go on an adventure while dressed in tacky clothes. Even when the ''Mechane'' is under attack from boulder-chucking giants and just a few impacts from falling out of the sky, Felix's reaction is bafflement at the giants' lack of sartorial creativity.
-->'''Felix:''' Would it kill them to break up all that blue and grey with a few gold accents to pull their ensembles together? ''[crew glares at him]'' What? You think a splash of fuschia would pop better?
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0951.html Is initially unhappy about working with Elan to effect repairs]], [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0949.html due to Elan's, shall we say, unorthodox medical procedure]], but they're seen getting along once they've started.

!!Andromeda (Andi)

->''"Everybody, stay back! You know the captain's orders: No interfering with third-act duels!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

Chief engineer of the ''Mechane''.
* BerserkButton: Damage the ship after she's fixed it. {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that, when Belkar explained that he wanted to make stakes [[spoiler:to use against Vampire Durkon]], she offers him scrap wood to use.
* DudeWheresMyReward: Considers herself to have more of a "claim" to the captaincy of the ''Mechane'' than Bandana does, on the grounds of having substantially longer service aboard the ship.
* TheEngineer: The Mechane's chief engineer, with fifteen years of experience patching it up.
* GadgeteerGenius: Cannibalizes the ''Mechane'''s starboard engine to repair her port engine, getting her to half speed where she had been dead in the air and losing altitude.
* GenreSavvy: She's the one to remind the crew about Julio's orders concerning [=PCs'=] duels. And like Belkar, she thinks it's a bad idea to have [[spoiler:Vampire Durkon]] walking around. [[spoiler:And she's right.]]
* {{Irony}}: Not only does she ''not'' even have seniority (there's a half-elf crewmember), she quickly turns out to be far, far worse as a captain than Bandana, being indecisive, lacking the ability to command, and being more concerned with tying up Bandana than the approaching mountains.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: She looks genuinely horrified after whacking Bandanna with a wrench in a moment of fury.]]
* OhCrap: After [[spoiler:her mutiny, Mateo asks her where to go since she pretty much sent them to a dead end.]]
* PeekABangs: This hairstyle makes her easily recognizable amongst the crew.
* RantInducingSlight: Complains frequently that the younger Bandana was placed in temporary command of the ''Mechane'' instead of her.
* SarcasticDevotee: Been this to Bandana ever since she was left in charge of the ''Mechane''. She has to be constantly reminded that it's ''Captain'' Bandana now. She considers Bandana's position as Captain to be temporary experience-building, and believes that she has more of a claim to the ship if Julio retires for real.
* TheStarscream: Ultimately, when she disagrees too vehemently with Bandana's assessment of the frost giant-filled pass, [[spoiler: she smashes her wrench against her head and seizes control of the ship.]]
* SuddenNameChange: Andi was named Sally at first, but The Giant retconned her name and [[https://twitter.com/RichBurlew/status/506304691412955137 jokingly feigned ignorance about the change.]]
* WrenchWench: Bandana has Roy take over holding down a rope so she and Felix can repair the engines.


->''"We're close to maximum altitude already!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

The ''Mechane'''s aeronautical engineer.

* CasualDangerDialog: Kwesi would rather work out who's fault it is that giants are attacking the ''Mechane'' than worry about falling out of the sky in a flaming wreck.
-->'''Andi:''' We're doomed if they target the engines!\\
'''Carol:''' How are there even this many giants in one place?\\
'''Kwesi:''' Yeah, what'd those adventurers do to piss them off?
* DeadpanSnarker: Mortal peril doesn't bother Kwesi nearly as much as not being able to get the ''Mechane'' to do what she wants it to do.
-->'''Andi:''' This is insane! These giants are going to knock us out of the sky!!\\
'''Kwesi:''' Tell me about it.
* TheEngineer: Bandana looks to Kwesi to manage the ''Mechane'''s airworthiness and altitude.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink, with the back and sides shaved.

[[folder: Mateo]]

->''"It's not a straight pass!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

The ''Mechane'''s junior helmsman.

* AcePilot: Not to the degree of Bandana or Felix, but Bandana relies on him in a pinch when Felix is managing the ''Mechane'''s electronics.
* {{Determinator}}: When a giant's thrown rock smashes into the bridge, only he and Bandana manage not to go flying. Mateo hangs onto the helm with his fingertips, but doesn't let go. Also pilots with his tongue sticking out in effort.


[[folder:Elan's Mother]]
!!Elan's Mother

->''"--then Teri, you double back and refit the peanut bowls on all the tables where the number of guests is a prime number. Any questions?"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (probably Commoner)\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

Elan and Nale's ChaoticGood mother, a tavern waitress who reared him to be trustworthy and honest. She used to be married to Elan's father, before he had an entire tavern killed because someone pinched her rear.
* TheCameo: She has appeared in only two flashback panels in the entire comic, [[spoiler:aside from the LotusEaterMachine.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: A trait Nale inherited from her, as you can probably surmise by the quote. Plus, she's in the current page image.
* DatingCatwoman: She was married to an evil dictator despite being ChaoticGood. Deconstructed, as this was why they broke up.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Like Elan. But not like Nale.
* NoNameGiven: To the point that in [[spoiler:the LotusEaterMachine]], the priest refers to her as "Elan's mother".
* SatelliteCharacter: In contrast to her family, she doesn't have much of a role in the story besides being related to Elan, Nale and Tarquin. Even her Complexity Addiction serves just as an explanation where Nale got it from.


->''"I just don't understand all the violence. I'll admit that I got caught up in the thrill of it all a few times, but I just can't stomach the idea of willfully deciding to end someone's life."''

->'''Race:''' Sylph\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Sorcerer\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Celia is a [[WingedHumanoid sylph]] and [[BunnyEarsLawyer lawyer]] from the Elemental Plane of Air. She's also Roy's girlfriend.
* ActualPacifist: Much to Haley and Belkar's frustration. Though she has been known to let loose the occasional lightning bolt in anger. She also doesn't mind using violence against non-living things like golems, though her utility in that is hampered by the fact that golems are immune to most spells and some, like flesh golems, get buffs from lightning.
* BareYourMidriff: Her original Sigil Guardian costume leaves her belly exposed.
* BatmanGambit: Celia tricks Hank and other members of the Thieves Guild by playing on their greed. Bonus points in the fact that they know she could be tricking them, but the prospect of getting gold and magical items is too good to pass up in tough economic times.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ditzy to say the least, but still a good lawyer (in-training).
* DamselInDistress: {{Lampshaded}} by Roy.
-->'''Roy:''' Ah, there's my damsel. In distress. As is quickly becoming standard.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When cornered and grabbed in Blind Pete's house, she rescues not only herself but her party members by [[spoiler:renegotiating Haley's contract with the Rogue's Guild.]]
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: She and Roy [[DiscussedTrope talk about the root cause of her conflicts with insiders like Haley.]] Outsiders can't be revived nor do they have an afterlife, so they have different ideas about death than those that can come BackFromTheDead every day of the week given sufficient resources.
* DitzyGenius: She's a highly competent lawyer (even though she's still in law school!), but lacks basic knowledge of the material plane and is very naive.
* FairySexy: Roy thought so.
* FishOutOfWater: She's not familiar with how the Prime Material Plane or its inhabitants operate.
* {{Flight}}: Normal for a sylph, but she's a surprisingly strong flyer too, able to carry Roy along with her.
* GoodCounterpart: For Sabine in the Linear Guild; both are winged outsiders with supernatural powers, and both are in a relationship with the leaders of their respective parties.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Translucent dragonfly wings, both good and fey.
* GranolaGirl: She's a vegetarian on top of being a pacifist.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as the caster for the Haley/Belkar/[[spoiler:Roy's Corpse]] group in the "Don't Split the Party" arc.
* HelloAttorney: From Roy's point of view.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She's incredibly naïve and liable to trust people who really don't deserve to be trusted.
* InterspeciesRomance: Her boyfriend is a human.
* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: She finds it very strange that humans cannot [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0529.html shoot lightning from their fingers]] or [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0531.html sense magic fields with their teeth]].
* MeaningfulName: Suitably for an air elemental, her name means "heavenly" in Latin.
* MonsterFunFacts: Averted. She does ''not'' tell the Order about her species because she thinks that all these facts would be common knowledge even for humans. Conversely, she doesn't know much about humans, either. As she notes, humans don't even have a Monster Manual entry that she could look up their abilities in.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Sign of her connection to the Elemental Plane of Air and her sorcerous powers over air and lightning.
* PointyEars: Sylphs share this trait with elves.
* PutOnABus: Put on Another Plane of Existence; that ''is'' where she lives, after all.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her party dress in Azure City is backless. It has the advantage of letting her fairy wings free.
* ShockAndAwe: Although she doesn't like to use it offensively, lightning is a natural power of hers.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Which puts her at odds with the adventurers. Although she has no problem cheering Haley on as she kills people.
* TokenGoodTeammate: A pacifist adventuring with Haley (who is pragmatic about killing) and Belkar (who relishes it).
%% Do not remove Celia from this trope; Token Good Teammate isn't about whether or not most of the party is good; it's about one member having HIGHER STANDARDS than the rest. Which fits perfectly with Celia's pacifism against adventurer values.
* TooDumbToLive: {{Justified|Trope}} by her outsider status, she's completely unaware of how the Prime Material Plane functions.
%% WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Trope not applying, do not add it back.
* WingedHumanoid: Sylphs have two pairs of dragonfly-like wings and an elfin body. Although Celia is medium-sized, unlike what's described in the ''D&D'' rules (no doubt to ease the romance with Roy).

[[folder:The Oracle]]
!!The Oracle

->''"Geez, I can peer into the murky depths of the future, and yet I always seem to get interrupted during bath time."''

->'''Race:''' Kobold\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Expert\\
'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral
%% Alignment confirmed by Word of the Giant.

Tiamat's Oracle of the Sunken Valley is a snarky kobold with a dislike for Belkar specifically and everyone in general.
* BackFromTheDead: It takes him all of maybe three minutes; being an oracle, he sets up his resurrections in advance, down to the minute of death.
* CrazyPrepared: Seeing the future allows him to always have the magic item he needs on hand.
* CallForward: With his precognitive powers and tendency to ramble, he often makes references to events that haven't happened yet. Take this exchange with Eugene Greenhilt in ''Recap/StartOfDarkness'';
-->'''Oracle:''' Hey, it's Film/GhostDad!\\
'''Eugene:''' Huh?\\
'''Oracle:''' Eh, it'll be funny later. Funnier than the Cosby movie, at least.
* DeadpanSnarker: At each and every customer, or at least the ones he doesn't respect. For instance, when Roy gives his overly specific question, he responds, "you've outsmarted yourself at least."
* DeathIsCheap: But painful.
-->'''Oracle:''' I think the halfling ''dulls his blades'' just to make it hurt more.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[invoked]] Invoked by the Oracle during his Fourth Wall Aside to "Oracle fans".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Just "Oracle" or "the Oracle of Sunken Valley".
* ExactWords: He phrases his prophecies like this sometimes.
* FantasticRacism: "You mammals are disgusting..."
* ForeseeingMyDeath: Naturally, due to his abilities, and he has hired a wizard and a cleric to teleport to his location and provide him with a ''raise dead'' or ''resurrection'' spell at very specific times. If he sees himself dying by violence, he'll also try to find some way to screw with his murderer, [[spoiler:such as tricking Belkar into activating his Mark of Justice]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: That's his job, being an oracle and all. He's foreshadowed very important happenstances, like Roy's and Elan's "family reunions" (Nale kidnapping Julia in Cliffport) and, quite early, even [[spoiler:Belkar's incoming demise]].
* FourthWallObserver: "Fourth Wall Aside" demonstrates that his oracle vision can see the fourth wall in addition to the future.
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: He was dangled out a window by Roy and Durkon, as seen in a flashback, before conceding them a third question.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Though at first he pretends not to, in order to snub [[spoiler:Roy's ghost]]. When he reveals he can perceive ghosts, it's a PokeInTheThirdEye since [[spoiler:Roy assumed no living person could hear or see him]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Downplayed. Given proper respect, or maybe as a favor to fellow reptiles or followers of Tiamat, he is quite genial. The Order tends to be abusive to him, which results in him treating them poorly.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His interactions with the Order are mutually abusive, with him being a snarky jerk who charges a lot for potentially vague and meaningless answers should the questioner not be specific enough, and the Order threatens and enacts physical violence on him for being that way. However, he's got a vested interest in the Order succeeding against Xykon so when Roy gives a very specific question that excludes what he actually wants, the Oracle tries to convince Roy to rephrase the question and is ignored. Meanwhile, his interactions with his fellow reptilians are quite genial.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Visitors to the Sunken Valley remember his prophecies, but nothing else about their visit due to a charm, including the Oracle's true identity. This spell nearly keeps the Order from returning to Azure City to defend it from Xykon's attack, but it also keeps Belkar from getting kicked out of the Order and left to die from his curse after he kills the Oracle. He dismisses Roy's ghost in such a way, however, that he ''remembers'' his encounter with the Oracle. (Of course, Roy's memories get hazy anyway when he's resurrected.)
* LizardFolk: He's a kobold.
* MathematiciansAnswer:
** The Oracle's answers can be extremely literal. He gives one to Belkar, to the halfing's disgust, and gave one to Roy during his first visit.
--->'''Oracle:''' Hey, "in his throne room," was a perfectly legitimate answer to the question "Where is Xykon?"
** Thanks to that incident, Roy is smart enough to have a specifically-worded question prepared, to prevent the Oracle from doing this during his second visit. Unfortunately, Roy's question is ''so'' specifically-worded that he manages to outsmart himself. The Oracle ''does'' try to warn him.
* MediumAwareness: Higher than any other characters in the comic, which is saying something. In fact, he says he understands Haley while she was dealing with a language affliction only because he ''reads the graphic novels'' (which haven't been printed at that point) and saw the translations there. In his meeting with Eugene he points out that they're meeting in a flashback nested in a callback in a prequel book already, so it's unlikely they'll meet again.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: His argument for Belkar's prophecy fulfilled on their second visit. [[TemptingFate It becomes literally true immediately after, as one of the people Belkar asked if he'd end up killing was the Oracle himself.]]
* {{Omniglot}}: A special case. He can tell what Haley is saying despite the CypherLanguage because he can look into the future [[NoFourthWall when the translations are included in the book]]. He can also understand Blackwing's caws.
* NonMammalMammaries: Specifically mentions getting to second base with another kobold. Eugene [[FridgeLogic asks how that's possible]] [[LampshadeHanging if she's a reptile]]
* PowerFloats: During the oracular trance, he floats above the ground.
* {{Revenge}}: He gets his over Belkar, who is cursed by the Mark of Justice to never harm a living being within a settlement, by creating the town of [=LickMyOrangeBallsHalfling=]. [Founded: Last week. Population: Just Enough.]
-->[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "No, seriously, give them a good once-over!"]]
* RuleOfFunny: Invoked, as usual. The Oracle admits he considered calling the aforementioned kobold town [=ShouldHaveCheckedAMap=] [[ToiletHumor but decided to go blue instead.]]
* {{Seer|s}}: Probably the most well-known and reputed oracle in the ''[=OotS=]'' world (although not many people know he's a kobold).
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: It happens, such as with Belkar. [[spoiler:He predicts that Belkar will kill him and then ticks him off to the point that he does, and activates the Mark of Justice.]]
* SpeechBubbles: His normal (white) speech bubbles turn green when entering the trance and doing a prediction; incidentally this answer is all the petitioner will remember.
* YourMom: The type of insults he trades with [[spoiler:Roy's ghost]].


->''"See, the first lesson of being 18-inches tall is: Find someone more powerful than you are, and glue your lips to their ass."''

->'''Race:''' Imp\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Sorcerer\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

An imp, the IFCC's latest employee and former minion of Kubota (and an unknown devil).
* AffablyEvil: A given, considering his line of work is butt-kissing and temptation.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Being a go-getter is the reason the IFCC hired him.
* CharmPerson: He can charm dozens of monsters to attack good-aligned characters.
* DealWithTheDevil:
** Tries to make a simple one with V -- he would give the elf tips on evil spell components in exchange for helping him find an evil artifact. V's response is "Disintegrate!" [[spoiler:However, he's the link to V's actual deal.]]
** He tries another one on Blackwing, but instead tips his hand and reveals crucial information. The familiar notes that he kinda sucks at the temptation thing.
* DirtyCoward: Qarr will ''not'' stay around if confronted by anything stronger than him unless he has powerful help. [[spoiler:Despite being his familiar, he leaves Zz'dtri to die at Vampire Durkon's hands without a second thought.]]
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:As Zz'dtri's familiar. He's only serving Zz'dtri so he can attempt to lead V further astray.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: If he was a decent advisor to Kubota, Qarr has much less success in tempting the heroic types. He nearly gets disintegrated by Vaarsuvius for his effort, and later, when attempting to bargain with Blackwing, all he manages to do is leak out vital information to the bird.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:The literal devil to Blackwing's "[[TheConscience good angel]]".]]
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: He finds the revelation of [[spoiler:the full effect of the Familicide spell]] to be ''uproariously funny''. [[spoiler:Then again, he knows it was Vaarsuvius who did the Familicide, and is the only one aside from V and the IFCC to understand the true {{Irony}}.]]
* {{Flight}}: With bat-like wings. In fact, it's quite rare to see him on the ground.
* {{Familiar}}: [[spoiler:To [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0790.html Zz'dtri]], though it's mostly so the fiends have someone keeping an eye on Vaarsuvius for them.]]
* HornedHumanoid: Being an imp.
* TheImp: Since imps are embodiments of LawfulEvil, [[InNameOnly the trope does not apply]].
* ProfessionalButtKisser: He's small, kinda weak, around the right size to punt into a wall, and as a fiend lives in a world where the strong have all the power. He states that this is how his kind gets around.
* SarcasmBlind: He has some trouble understanding Vaarsuvius's heavy sarcasm during their exchange.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:When Durkon reveals that his newly evil alignment ''doesn't'' affect his loyalties (only making him more ruthless) and he goes after Zz'dtri, Qarr says he's out and wishes the drow good luck.]]
* {{Telepathy}}: He used this to rely Kubota's orders. He can also sense "feelings" in people while relying them too.
* VillainTeleportation: He uses it liberally during his fight with Blackwing, noting that it's useless trying to outrun him.
* TheWatson: Similar to Jirix, the author's commentary implies he was kept on the cast so the archfiends could have someone they could explain their plans to.
* WingedHumanoid: For a given value of "humanoid"; his tail and shape make him rather look a bit monkey-like.


->''"I am sure it will be well-received when your Other Parent finishes mastering the way of magic and comes home. Now go wash up, both of you. Lunch is ready."''

->'''Race:''' Elf\\
'''Gender:''' Unknown\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (probably Commoner or Expert)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Vaarsuvius's ex-mate.
* AmbiguousGender: Has the same angular body shape as established male characters of the comic.
* {{Elfeminate}}: Like V, this makes determining Inkyrius' gender difficult.
* InSeriesNickname: V calls them Kyrie.
* MamaBear or PapaWolf: Is prepared to defend their children against [[spoiler:evil V]] with a stick.
* [[NonActionGuy Non-Action]] [[AmbiguousGender Person]]: A baker by trade.
* PointyEars: An elf.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green in this case.

[[folder:Team Peregrine]]
!!Team Peregrine

->''"Team Peregrine to Elven Command: covert insertion succesful. Will penetrate Cloistered territory on foot and rendezvous with designee 'Thanh' to coordinate further insertions. Liberation: commencing."''

->'''Race:''' Elves\\
'''Gender:''' Varies\\
'''Class:''' Varies\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

A team of elves sent to help liberate Azure City from the hobgoblins.
%%* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]]
* AssholeVictim: They are walking justification for Redcloak's point of view towards PC races. They are all massacred horribly, the Commander and Second suffering the only use of ''Implosion'' in the comic.
* AttackAttackAttack: [[spoiler:The Commander attempts to assault Redcloak due to an attempted RoaringRampageOfRevenge for his fallen comrades, despite being completely outnumbered and outmatched. This ends quite poorly, as you might expect.]]
%%* CowboyCop: The commander
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:The aforementioned deaths of the Commander and Lieutenant. This might have been the case for the rest of the team as well.]]
* FantasticRacism: As far as the commander is concerned, the only good goblins are dead goblins.
* {{Flat Character}}s: Granted, they're supporting cast members and get less focus, but there are plenty of supporting cast characters with more focus than them. [[spoiler:It's a moot point since they're dead.]]
* KickTheDog: The commander gives a hobgoblin prisoner false hope before throwing him off the ramparts of the prison, instead of just explaining that it was too big a risk and [[ShootTheDog offing him quickly]]. Later, Redcloak is told that, besides the prison guards, casualties include a pair of innocent hobgoblin bystanders who were shot in the back, presumably [[LeaveNoWitnesses because they saw the elves escaping]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Considering his [[FantasticRacism attitude towards goblins]] and that his KickTheDog moment was his only real scene before his death, the murder of the Commander by Redcloak can easily be seen as this. The Giant admitted in the book commentary that he wrote the Commander specifically so Redcloak could use Implosion on someone that wouldn't be terribly missed.]]
* MeaningfulName: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_Falcon Peregrine falcon]] is the fastest hunting bird on Earth, swooping on its preys before they're even aware it's here. The first time we see Team Peregrine, they teleport in the midst of a hobgoblin patrol and kill them all in one round. Very fitting.
* MoralMyopia: Commander "The Only Good Goblin Is a ''Dead'' Goblin" screams that he'll avenge every elf slain by Redcloak. Redcloak, for his part, doesn't comment on the irony of all the hobgoblins he avenges [[spoiler:by making the commander implode.]]
* NoNameGiven: None of them are given monickers beyond their rank in the team.
* OurElvesAreBetter: They are all elves. They are all awesome (when not being jerks, but again, elves).
* PointyEars: Again, elves.
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:The Commander when he returns to the Resistance HQ only to see half of his team slaughtered by Redcloak]].
* ShootTheDog: The Azurites are unwilling to kill hapless civilians in their fights. Team Peregrine is not.
* TotalPartyKill: [[spoiler:The wizard and cleric are killed off-panel by horned devils, and the Commander and Lieutenant are imploded by Redcloak.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: One of the Azure City Resistance members is quite disturbed by the commander's ruthlessness. [[CantArgueWithElves Another finds it awesome.]]
%% WorfEffect: This trope is for badass character(s) *regularly* beaten by the bad guys. It does not apply here, at all.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or white hair, or pink hair...

[[folder:The Lawyers]]
!!The Lawyers

->'''Mr. Jones:''' We might have some success citing precedent. Get me the case files for [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron vs. Baggins]], [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Takhisis vs. Everman]], and... [[Literature/HarryPotter Riddle vs. Board of Education]].\\
'''Rodriguez:''' How about [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Witch vs. Gale]]?\\
'''Mr. Jones:''' Hmmmm. Yeah, OK, but East, not West.

->'''Race:''' Humans\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral (Jones), Unknown (Rodriguez)
%% Alignment confirmed by Word of the Giant.

Messrs. Jones and Rodriguez -- attorneys at law. Two lawyers who enforce copyright for Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast, they also sometimes take court cases.
* AmoralAttorney: It's implied that the only reason Jones keeps Rodriguez around is so that the latter's record can absorb all losses in court, keeping the former's record flawless. 5-0 for Jones, 0-180-ish for Rodriguez.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Phil Rodriguez is about as cuckoo as Elan, as seen from [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0032.html his very first appearance]].
* TheComicallySerious: Jones is a never-smiling, serious man, to better contrast with his ditzy partner and the ridiculous situations they're put in.
* CutenessProximity:
-->'''Rodriguez:''' Ohmygod!!! You have a kitty!!!
* HilaritySues: Their main role is suing for comedy.
* IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt: When the two are confronted by brigands...
-->'''Mr. Jones:''' Get back! I have a restraining order and I'm not afraid to use it!
* NeverMyFault: Jones is an incompetent who uses Rodriguez to pass on all the blame for his failures as a lawyer.
* NoFourthWall: All of the characters are aware of the fourth wall, but the lawyers are explicitly from outside the comic strip. They were originally introduced for the purpose of carrying off anything that might be a violation of copyright (including a Mind Flayer and a Drizzt clone).
* RecurringExtra: You can never tell when they'll show up for a gag. They even get once mixed up with the Flumphs.

[[folder:The Flumphs]]
!!The Flumphs

->''"...and ever since then, I've felt like... I don't know, like just I'm a... a minor character in, you know, someone else's story."''

->'''Race:''' Flumph\\
'''Gender:''' Unknown\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

A pair of bizarre aberrations left over from ''D&D'' 1st edition. Originally kept as part of Dorukan's menagerie of discontinued monsters, the flumphs escaped the dungeon's destruction after Xykon's defeat. Ever since, they keep running into the oblivious main characters... who keep landing on them from great heights.
* TheChewToy: They exist solely as landing cushions for the main characters.
* LivingCrashpad: Their lot in life.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They are joined, for a strip, by the Ghost of Lame Monsters Past, who looks like a ChainedByFashion Flumph. He soon serves as an incorporeal crashpad for [[spoiler:Roy's ghost falling from Heaven]].
* RecurringExtra: You can never tell when they'll show up for a gag. They even once get mixed up with the Lawyers.
* RunningGag: Someone falling on them.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Played with and lampshaded all to hell. [[spoiler:When Roy died, one of the Flumphs felt that he had to be somewhere as a gag. Then you realize how many times the Flumphs have saved the lives of all the people who landed on them.]]

[[folder:The Snail]]
!!The Snail

->''"I am a vampiric half-dragon half-troll lycanthropic fiendish snail! Tremble at my illogical glory!"''

->'''Race:''' Vampiric Half-Dragon Half-Troll Lycanthropic Fiendish Phrenic Snail\\
'''Gender:''' Hermaphrodite\\
'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

A heavily templated snail and primary antagonist of the ''Dragon'' magazine comics.
%%* AllTrollsAreDifferent
* {{Dracolich}}: Due to being both a vampire and "half"-dragon.
%%* {{Flight}}
* HybridOverkillAvoidance: A big parody of the concept.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Vampiric Half-Dragon Half-Troll Lycanthropic Fiendish Phrenic Snail
%%* PsychicPowers
%%* OurDemonsAreDifferent
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
%%* OurVampiresAreDifferent:
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Can change into a slightly hairier snail.
* TooManyHalves: Six.

[[folder:The Black Dragon]]
!!The Black Dragon
->''"Say 'Disintegrate' one more time, Vaarsuvius. For me."''

->'''Race:''' Black Dragon\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil\\

An ancient black dragon that is the mother of a teenage black dragon that Vaarsuvius killed. She seeks revenge upon Vaarsuvius for the death of her son.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Tries desperately to surrender just before Vaarsuvius casts Familicide, even though by this point she's just a reanimated head and the fighting is conclusively over.
* AntiMagic: Claims to be no slouch at spellcasting herself, but intentionally uses the spell Antimagic Field to remove V's ability to defend themself.
-->'''Black Dragon:''' What would happen if we turned the magic off? ...Fascinating. It appears that you cease to be a mighty wizard and become a fragile, pointy-eared monkey. While I? I am still a dragon.
* BreathWeapon: As a black dragon, her breath weapon is a stream of acid, which Vaarsuvius barely avoids. Even mere droplets of spit from her are shown sizzling on the ground.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Attempts to deal one to V rather than just kill them, and gets hit with one in turn.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She's very polite towards Vaarsuvius as she attacks them, complimenting the use of Forcecage. But then she grapples V and [[EvilGloating gloats]] about how she'll first torture and then brutally murder Vaarsuvius's own children, then bind their souls to her for eternity, plus maybe skin the spouse alive and make a nice hat, for completion's sake.
* MamaBear: Her attack is solely to avenge her son and make Vaarsuvius pay by taking the lives of Vaarsuvius's children.
* YouMonster: After being animated as a disembodied head, so Vaarsuvius can use Familicide on her entire line so no-one else will come their family, this is her response to Vaarsuvius who coldly replies "We're all somewhere in the Monster Manual aren't we?" before finishing her off for good.

[[folder:High Priest of Hel]]
!!High Priest of Hel
->''"You are who you are on your very worst day, Durkon. Anything less is just a comforting lie you tell yourself to numb the pain. And that's who I am. Your worst day, personified."''

->'''Race:''' Vampire (spirit controlling a dead dwarf)\\
'''Gender:''' Unknown (acts male)\\
'''Class:''' Cleric\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

A spirit sent by the goddess Hel to control Durkon's corpse as a vampire. It has access to all of Durkon's memories, and briefly fooled the Order into believing Durkon is just a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.
* AndIMustScream: In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0946.html "It's What's Inside That Counts"]], it's revealed that Durkon's spirit is trapped helplessly inside his vamped body, and something else entirely is in control.
* {{Animorphism}}: As a vampire, he can take some animal alternate forms. He's used bat and wolf forms so far.
* ArcVillain: Of Book 6, confirmed by [[WordOfGod Word of the Giant]].
* ArtifactTitle: He's not ''actually'' the High Priest of the Church of Hel anymore (having given it up to a random vamp cleric at the Godsmoot), but is still referred to as such because he (a) is not Durkon, (b) hasn't given himself an alternative name, and (c) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking it's hard to come up with a good name for him]], as the Order of the Stick can testify.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Subverted. Whenever the two converse, particularly when the High Priest needs something from Durkon's memories, perspective shifts to a kind of [[WombLevel fleshy realm inside of Durkon's mind]], where they observe memories on some kind of movie-like projection. However, Durkon is bound during these encounters and cannot "fight" the High Priest's control no matter how hard he resists, and since they take place "at the speed of thought," he can't try to force any meaningful delays either to make the others notice something's up.
* BodySnatcher: He is possessing Durkon's body and ransacking the dwarf's memories to pose as him.
* CallAHumanAMeatbag: He once calls Roy a "PULSING BLOODSACK!" -- but only inside his head, as it is too soon yet to reveal his true nature.
* CameBackStrong: Uses his newfound vampiric SuperStrength to effortlessly defeat two members of the Linear Guild with a SimpleStaff, and to snap Zz'dtri's neck one-handed.
* CameBackWrong: Not only is he a vampire, but he was purposely kept under a Thrall effect for a number of strips. After being freed, he also shows a far more ruthless personality, though he still considers the rest of the Order his TrueCompanions... or so he claims. As of #946: vampire Durkon has been revealed to be a creation of Hel overpowering the old Durkon, and, as her hand in the world, is intent on bringing ruin to the world and Thor. Wrong, indeed.
* CombatMedic: He has a slew of deadly spells while retaining some of Durkon's healing powers. [[note]]Evil Clerics (vampires are AlwaysChaoticEvil for alignment purposes) can convert any spell slot to "Inflict Wounds" spell of appropriate level that will hurt living and heal undead. However they can still prepare healing spells normally just like good clerics can prepare "Inflict Wounds" spells[[/note]]
* DarkIsEvil: As of #946, vampire Durkon is proven to be really in control, and he plans to doom every dwarf in creation to a gloomy, awful afterlife in his goddess's name. He's only ''pretending'' to be AffablyEvil.
* DaywalkingVampire: Thanks to Malack's ''Protection from Daylight'' spell. He still has charges remaining in the staff he obtained from Malack, and is trying to learn how to cast it himself.
* DemonicPossession: The dominant personality seems to be a spirit native to Hel's divine realm.
* EnemyWithin: Who is also an EnemyWithout, since while he is an evil vampire spirit from Hel, he ''is'' Durkon's inner resentment and HeroicBSOD given life, form, and [[KillEmAll purpose.]] Even he noted that were he sent to another Dwarf without as much hidden resentment as Durkon, he might have rejected Hel's plan right away.
* EvilAllAlong: For a while, he fooled the audience along with the characters into thinking he was actually the real Durkon, just vampirized. Then TheReveal came round that he was actually not Durkon at all, but an evil entity controlling his body and pretending to be him for its own purposes.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Whilst looking over Durkon's childhood memories of love, affection, and admiration for his mother, the vampire can only express a desire to "yarf". Somewhat justified: it is comprised of negative material energy.
** While reviewing a childhood memory about Durkon being taught not to help people without permission lest he get in the way, the High Priest gets bored and asks to watch a memory about a fight. In the 2[-[[superscript:nd]]-] memory, Durkon is asked to help people pro-actively when they get eaten by monsters. Durkon makes the rather obvious observation that the selected memory was closely associated with the previous. But the High Priest completely misses the point. This is likely linked to the fact that most undead in-setting have demonstrated [[StaticCharacter an inability to meaningfully develop or change beyond the state they're "set" into at creation]]. This come back to bite him when he brings up Roy's failures to protect people and makes the latter realize he is not Durkon.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: He finds it hilarious to mislead his victim's friends about the nature of vampirism and gets a kick out of committing horrific actions while "in-character". Somewhat differently than other ''[=OotS=]'' examples of this trope, who are LaughablyEvil, the High Priest ''only'' finds this kind of thing funny and does not understand or is repulsed by any positive emotions.
* FaceMonsterTurn: Subverted. The monster is its own beast entirely, with Durkon himself not affected besides being in an AndIMustScream. It is simply allowing the Order to ''believe'' this is not the case.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Thanks to its access to Durkon's memories, the spirit pretends to be the same old lovable Durkon, except with an unfortunate forced alignment change, when in reality, the spirit is a malign creature with no loyalty to the Order, and plotting to carry out great evil. Best shown during its discussion with the Stone priests at the Godsmoot. It amicably talks shop with one [[spoiler:then immediately kills him and drains his blood once it has confirmed it can get away with it scot free. Then, it's implied, it goes on to do the same with the other unprotected priests of the Creed of Stone at the Moot]].
* {{Flight}}: Thanks to his bat shape (and he may still have access to Wind Walk).
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: After being freed from Malack, he affects this behavior around the Order. He claims he's evil, but not more so than Belkar, and is thus still helping the Order save the world. As of #946 we find out it's a façade, and he's no longer Durkon at all.
* ForTheEvulz: Claims at one point that being evil is sufficient motive for destroying the world; Roy counters with evil characters who don't want to destroy it, and Belkar who's actually helping save it.
* HealingHands: Inverted, since all evil clerics channel negative energy. He can still heal, but they won't be on-the-spot conversions whenever he wants.
* HealingFactor: He has a vampire's ''fast healing'' powers, so he doesn't need to spend healing spells on himself anymore. Notably, in the strip where Belkar shanks him in the chin, it's regenerated before the end.
* TheHeartless: According to the High Priest of Hel, a vampire's spirit may be created by the patron god of undead for the country they originate from, but they are shaped by the negative emotions within the victim's own heart. As a result, the High Priest of Hel has inherited Durkon's negative feelings for the way the dwarves made him TheExile.
* HighPriest: Of Hel, though this also means he's most likely the ''only'' priest of Hel. It allows him to represent his goddess at the Godsmoot like any high priest, though. He later [[spoiler:passes the title down to one of his newly-sired minions, allowing him to leave the Godsmoot to carry out the next part of Hel's plan without voiding her vote]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** His attempt to Dominate Roy backfires when it makes Roy realize he's not the real Durkon.
** His retaliation to Belkar by dominating him into jumping off the ship [[spoiler:encourages him to get a Feather Fall item, which saves him from falling down a mountain.]]
* KickTheDog: Eats several priests of the Creed of the Stone at the Godsmoot, since they are not protected by the rules. He also cruelly brings up Roy's dead brother when fighting him, and pokes at Roy's private insecurities on the subject to break his will. [[spoiler:The latter turns out to be a mistake. The ''former'' is all part of his master plan.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: He kills Zz'dtri by breaking his neck after he realizes that the Order of the Stick will be more helpful towards him in reaching the dwarvern homelands. Since Zz'dtri enjoyed turning people into stone and was willing to kill his own comrade to save his own skin....
* MadeOfEvil: He is, by his own admission, composed entirely of negative energy.
* MagicKnight: Even worse than Durkon since he has vampire perks.
* MagicStaff: He keeps Malack's, after the latter gets smoked by Nale and Zz'dtri. And unlike Malack, he uses it as a melee weapon too, using its spells to protect him from daylight. [[spoiler:And, off-panel, to accelerate the vampiric transformation process to create vampiric minions from the Creed of Stone priests.]]
* TheMedic: Since vampire clerics channel '''negative''' energy, it's going to be a bit harder for him to heal his companions without ahead-of-time preparation.
* TheMole: For Hel, in the Order of the Stick.
* MorphicResonance:
** Even when transformed into a bat, he keeps his beard.
** Downplayed with his wolf form. He has the same shades as his usual form, but any possible beard is hidden under the preexisting fur of a huge wolf.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His BreakingSpeech [[OutOfCharacterAlert convinces Roy]] that he isn't Durkon, which makes him stop holding back. Even fighting Roy at all counts as this since the High Priest acknowledges he just needs to survive to win and could turn into an incorporeal mist and wait out the clock. This also results in Roy [[spoiler:willing the Greenhilt Sword into a Weapon of Legacy.]]
* NoNameGiven: He doesn't have an actual name, just his title. And later he doesn't even have that anymore, [[spoiler:since he's abdicated his position as High Priest of Hel to one of his freshly sired minions]].
* NotHimself: The most reliable way to see that this is ''not'' Durkon, even a corrupt Durkon, but rather something else entirely is that he is merely affecting Durkon's natural FunetikAksent, and sometimes slips in moments of high stress.
* OhCrap:
** His reaction to finding out Thor is onto him.
** And again when Roy breaks free from his vampiric gaze.
* OmnicidalManiac: The events of the Godsmoot reveal that he has been carefully, systematically, working to have the Gods destroy the world on behalf of the goddess Hel. That they plan to recreate it afterwards does nothing for the people currently alive.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Occasionally slips up on Durkon's "ridiculous" accent, but no characters have shown to realize this but himself.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: He is a dark spirit, keeping the soul of the real Durkon chained inside his own mind.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: {{Invoked|Trope}} in Belkar's claim that Durkon wouldn't have the Control Weather spell prepared or use it to calm a storm, since he could simply pray to Thor instead. Given that Durkon has used that same spell to call lightning, his god's specialty, this argument [[SubvertedTrope doesn't hold water with Roy]]. [[spoiler:But later, right when he is on the verge of delivering a successful BreakingSpeech to Roy, he makes a slip that makes Roy realize he isn't Durkon at all]].
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: He's the High Priest of Hel... because he's the ''only'' priest of Hel.
* PaintItBlack: Upon being vampirized by Malack, beyond a vampire's complexion his armor turns quite dark and his beard gray.
* PaletteSwap: When talking to Durkon inside their shared mind, he appears as a monochrome version of the dwarf.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: He uses his vampiric gaze to make Belkar jump off the ''Mechane'' whenever the halfling tries to jump him. [[DisneyDeath It never takes.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Apparently, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0962.html he doesn't like his job involving being inside Durkon any more than Durkon does]]. Heck, he doesn't even dislike Durkon personally, although this does not extend into caring in any way about Durkon's well-being either.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes turn red when he reawakens as a vampire.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: After Malack defeats him, he makes Durkon into a vampire thrall. As it turns out, he's actually ''Hel's'' minion.
* ShadowArchetype: He's the part of Durkon that Durkon's been denying. Every spiteful thought, every stray feeling of hate or despair. Durkon denies that they're alike, but after showing Durkon visions of his past along with a BreakingSpeech, he leaves Durkon in a silent HeroicBSOD.
* SimpleStaff: He uses Malack's staff instead of Durkon's warhammer and shield.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: "Hel's Might."
* SmugSnake: He's evil and he takes great pleasure in rubbing his control over Durkon's body in Durkon's face. Lampshaded in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0983.html strip #983]].
--> '''Durkon:''' I'd ne'er become tha tool o' yer mistress' reckoning ''if'n ye were na usin' me as a frickin tool!''\\
'''[=HPoH:=]''' OK, sure, but my way I get to act ''much'' smugger about it.
* StaticCharacter: His inability to understand Durkon's memory-linked CharacterDevelopment hints at a broader inability (shared by some other undead in-setting) to change or grow beyond their "default" state the way living characters do. It belies his claim that Durkon is no better than him because of an angry comment he made while freezing to death because the GenreBlind leaders of his faith exiled him without telling him why, giving him time to prepare, or letting him bid his mother farewell.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: The High Priest {{Lampshade}}s the fact that he could easily achieve victory against Roy by entering his mist form and waiting for the gods to finish their vote on whether to destroy the world, except that he wants the satisfaction of killing Roy himself. [[spoiler:He also has a trump card in case it all goes wrong anyway: an ''antilife shell''.]]
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] The Priest's reaction to Durkon's heartwarming childhood memories with his mother.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Even more so than ''Belkar'', since he's [[spoiler:actively trying to bring about the end of the world]].
* TookALevelInDumbass: Just after being vampirized -- since he's effectively a newborn person in an adult's body -- he has to be reminded not to always talk at full volume, blunders into full sunlight and doesn't realize that the "sorry, your Gate is in another pyramid" message is no longer relevant when the Gate is blown up... in the pyramid they just left. He gets better after Malack is killed and he's released from his thrall.
* TurnUndead: As a vampire cleric, it's likely this effect will now bolster[=/=]rebuke[=/=]command undead instead. Though one could say that Durkon has literally [[{{Pun}} turned undead]].
* UndercoverWhenAlone: Prior to TheReveal, the High Priest of Hel (a few slips aside) maintains Durkon's accent even when absolutely no-one is around to hear it. Presumably, given the comic's lack of a fourth wall, maintaining his cover to ''the reader'' is a completely valid in-universe motivation for this.
* UndyingLoyalty: Subverted. The newly raised Durkon is his own beast entirely. He is simply pretending to be the old Durkon so that the Order will accept him, fooling them into helping him accomplish his goals for his goddess.
* UngratefulBastard: After he is freed by Nale and Zz'dtri, he attacks the former and kills the latter. This is probably because he realizes it's in his best interests to maintain the illusion that he's still Durkon (and, hence, the Linear Guild's enemy) so he can remain with the Order and catch a ride to the Dwarven Lands. That, and as a being of pure negative material energy, he literally can't feel gratitude and realizes the two of them are scrubs who are useless to him anyway.
* VillainBall: Like Xykon, he prefers toying with his opponents and will kill innocents even if it is counterproductive.
* WalkingSpoiler: On two levels. First, the very fact that Durkon is a vampire is a major spoiler for late in Book 5, ''Blood Runs in the Family''. Second is the fact that this being is ''not'' Durkon, but is commandeering his corpse, with the original stuck in an AndIMustScream situation.
* WallCrawl: He can climb sheer walls without visible effort; another standard vampiric power.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Claims to be this for Durkon, being shaped from his worse moments.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The literal personification of this. When he first came into existence, he learned of Durkon's worst day in his life, and he ''feels'' it. In many ways, he is what Durkon might have become had he not met Roy.
-->'''High Priest of Hel:''' ...but for that one moment? You felt exactly what I feel. ...And that's who I am. Your worst day, personified. Hel may have created me, but she shaped me to fit perfectly in the hole in '''your''' heart.
* WeaponOfChoice: Malack's staff[[spoiler:, until Roy destroys it]].
* XanatosSpeedChess: Has proven to be ''extremely'' adaptable. [[spoiler:He arranged for a tie at the Godsmoot, forcing the demigods to vote. Hel already suspected how they would vote or convinced them to vote her way, but when Hermod votes against the destruction of the world he is shown to have a backup plan: with the last god to vote being Dvalin, who refuses to vote without polling the heads of the dwarven clans, he had vampire Gontor Hammerfell steal the Teleport Orb from the ''Mechane'', allowing them to teleport to the elders and dominate them. And he relinquishes his position as High Priest to one of his newly-vampirized minions, allowing him to accompany Gontor (as the physical presence of a High Priest is necessary for Hel's vote to remain valid).]]

[[folder:Sigdi Thundershield]]
!!Sigdi Thundershield

->''"Let's go back unnergound, aye? Tha sky's pretty, sure, but ain't no place fer us dwarves."''

->'''Race:''' Dwarf\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (probably Fighter) \\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably Lawful Good)

Durkon's mother. Briefly mentioned by her son early in the comic, she appears in flashbacks much later. She is widowed, her husband Tenrin having died before Durkon's birth in an accident while fighting a troll.
* AnArmAndALeg: She is missing her right arm due to an accident that led to her husband's death.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In her first comic, she saves another dwarf [[{{Pun}} single-handedly]], then brushes it off as nothing and makes Durkon his favorite dinner.
* FullNameUltimatum: Administers one to Durkon.
* GoodParents: All of Durkon's memories of her are happy ones. She teaches him how to be a proper adult dwarf, and when he makes mistakes, she treats them as learning experiences instead of failures. It's easy to see how he grew up to be such a heroic character.
* HandicappedBadass: She may have only one arm, but she's the first to react when a fellow dwarf is in danger.
* HonorBeforeReason: Durkon cited her as teaching him to suppress emotions. This lead to some fannish speculations that she meant him to be TheStoic, but later flashbacks makes it clear she had no objections to emotions that do not interfere with duty.
* RetiredBadass: She mentions a pension at one point, and formerly served as a sergeant in the dwarven army. During that time she was said to have slain many monsters.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: She discovered her pregnancy after her husband's death.
* TakeMyHand: She prevents a fellow dwarf from falling to his death by holding him with her sole hand long enough for the guards to help her.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] In the opinion of a negative energy being, to be sure.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: After the rescue -- nothing anyone else wouldn't've done.
* ThroughHisStomach: A grilled cheese sandwich, just as Durkon asked for. She entertains her friends this way, with dinner parties every other Wednesday. Though she claims that before she had Durkon, she was a LethalChef.
* TrueCompanions: Five friends of hers, whom she has as guests every party.
* UnequalPairing: With her husband, who was a soldier in her squad under her command when she was sergeant.

[[folder:Tenrin Thundershield]]
!!Tenrin Thundershield

->'''Race:''' Dwarf\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (presumably Fighter)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (presumably Lawful Good)

Durkon's father and the late husband of Sigdi Thundershield, he was a dwarven soldier part of his wife's squad in which he served as a sapper. He was killed in a confrontation with a troll with dragon blood after causing a cave-in to trap it there.
* BadassBookworm: He was described by one of Sigdi's friends as a geological genius and a "true savant" on the subject.
* BuryingASubstitute: As his body was crushed beneath a massive cave in, only a bit of beard that Sigdi had in her keeping was buried at his funeral.
* DemolitionsExpert: He was his squad's sapper.
* DisappearedDad: To Durkon due to being dead.
* HeroicSacrifice: Caused a cave-in to save the rest of his squad from a troll with dragon blood. (Although it's been pretty strongly hinted that neither Durkon or the reader has yet gotten the full unvarnished truth on this incident.)
* NotEnoughToBury: Since the Dwarves NeverFoundTheBody after the cave-in, all that was buried was a hair lock of his beard.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was dead before Durkon was born.
* UnequalPairing: With his wife, who was his squad leader.


->''"Hey, I'm just as good as those stuffy hierarchical frumps! They wouldn't have picked me to represent the combined Western and elven pantheons if I wasn't!"''

->'''Race:''' Elf\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Favored Soul\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably Good)

An elven priestess that Durkon and Roy met to ask to resurrect Durkon. Representative of the Western pantheon at the Godsmoot.
* CannotKeepASecret: She blurts out about their secret mission less than a minute after meeting Roy for the first time. As Wrecan puts it out:
-->'''Wrecan:''' That elf has never had a thought that she didn't immediately articulate.
* TheChosenOne: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. As a Favored Soul, she is granted an innate connection to her goddess; however, said goddess is "extremely minor" and her purpose at the Godsmoot is [[spoiler:only to relay the Western Pantheon's decision rather than to participate]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pokes the vamped Durkon, while saying she's never seen a vampire before, ignoring how dangerous he is. Then invites him and Roy in, saying they "seem nice." Also blurts out several times she's on a secret mission.
* ContestWinnerCameo:[[invoked]] From the Kickstarter. Lampshaded by LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
-->'''Veldrina:''' That's money I could have spent on a new brooch. Or maybe a nice ''cameo''.
* DitzyGenius: She's personable, articulate, and shows signs of great intelligence, but is so bereft of common sense as to [[AdmiringTheAbomination tickle a vampire's chin]].
* FluffyTamer: Has a pet tiger, [[FluffyTheTerrible Little Whiskers]].
* LiteralMinded: Another Cuckoolander trait. When Roy asks her to "just put a good word" for the Order with her fellow priests, she start searching what could be that word.
* MagiBabble: Indulges in it about Durkon's resurrection.
-->'''Veldrina:''' Would that even work with a Raise Dead spell? No, I think it would need to be Resurrection, due to the negative particle wave interference.
* MagicKnight: Her class is more combat-oriented than say, a Cleric.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dumplings, apparently.
* UnskilledButStrong: How the Favored Soul class works when compared to clerics; they're to them what sorcerers are to wizards.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like many other elves she has an exotic hair color, lilac in her case.


->''"They can't end the world right now, my wife and kids are on the other side of it!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Crusader\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably Good)

Veldrina's bodyguard, and her minder. Familiar with Godsmoots from attending several as bodyguard for the Church of Marduk.
* BodyguardingABadass: Veldrina is a high-level MagicKnight caster. Justified in that he has to guard her while she "trances", and more importantly, Veldrina not being endowed with a lot of (or even a little) common sense, someone has to be the straight man.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Acts as this to Veldrina. His job may well be more this than actual bodyguarding.
* GenreSavvy:
** Says Durkon might stab them in the back later, then ask for forgiveness, due to having to hear that sort of thing from his teenage daughters (they apparently read a lot of vampire novels). As such, he's far more willing than Roy to listen to Belkar's concerns about Durkon.
** He uses CallingYourAttack to distract an enemy he cannot directly attack, so Roy has enough time to heal up.
* GoodWithNumbers: Mentions he likes to count things.
* IHaveThisFriend: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0989.html "Does that trick works on elves? Asking for a friend."]]
%%* InMemoriam: Word of the Giant is that's he's based off a member of the forums who passed away. This is trivia and noted in the trivia tab.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His final conversation with Roy is more or less openly about the real Wrecan, a prolific member of the forum who died of heart failure. He spends one panel looking directly at the audience.
-->'''Roy:''' I'm...I wish there had been more time. To get to know you better.\\
'''Wrecan:''' There's never enough time. Every day, one after another, until we wake up and it turns out that's the day our world ends.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: He's a bodyguard so he carries a shield.
* MrExposition: He's quite informed about the Godsmoot and its rules, having attended a few already as bodyguard, and imparts this knowledge to Roy and the rest of the Order (and thus, the readers). [[spoiler:Later he tells Roy about legacy weapons]]
-->'''Belkar:''' Thanks, Sacred Knight of the Expository Aside.
* SarcasticDevotee: Sure, he's a loyal bodyguard for Veldrina, but that doesn't stop him from snarking at her idiosyncrasies at every opportunity.
-->'''Wrecan:''' Not as fascinating as your uncanny ability to find the straightest line between your nose and something dangerous. '''''Back up.'''''
* StraightMan: To Veldrina. He makes her idiosyncrasies funnier by reacting to them.

[[folder:Little Whiskers]]
See [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickAnimalCompanions Animal Companions]]