The characters of the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Zap}}'':


[[folder:Excelsior's Crew, past and present]]
!!Zap Vexler

A [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesiac]] [[PsychicPowers psychic]] [[CoolShip spaceship]] [[TheCaptain captain.]] He sometimes lapses into a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, especially when Reona is in danger. Most of the time he's the IdiotHero, though.

* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler: Zap, Efrem, and Gunner were on the same side, and Zap was much darker than his post amnesia personality.]]
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:In the final chapter, he uses up too much energy and disperses throughout the universe. But after 3 years, thanks to the PowerOfLove, he is eventually able to piece himself back together]].
* BattleAura
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Gunner puts him through psychic torture and brainwashing to force Zap into helping him KillAllHumans.
* TheCaptain: He really grew into this role over time.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Zap, on the run from the GEF, literally falls into the cargo hatch and is made captain by the ship.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Or at least Reona.
* IdiotHero
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Zap forgets nearly everything, leaving no remnant of his former skills, just his name. [[spoiler:It turns out he did this to himself to distract Gunner.]]
* TheLastOfHisKind: Along with Gunner and Efrem, he is one of the last known surviving Lost Ones. He believes that there are others out there, but Gunner is not so optimistic.
* LetsGetDangerous: When you see Zap start to [[PowerGlows glow]], some shit's goin' down.
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:He was originally working with Gunner to get revenge against the GEF. But after Efrem located the literal girl of his dreams, he was able to get Zap to join his side.]]
* PsychicPowers
* ReplacementGoldfish: There's various [[LampshadeHanging comments]] on how like Ephrem Zap is. At least one side character calls Zap Reona's "Replacement Boyfriend."

!!Reona Lightstar

The [[HeroesWantRedHeads redheaded]] [[NumberTwo first mate]] of the ship with an ArmCannon.

* ArmCannon
* NoConservationOfEnergy: Averted, sort of, with a {{Handwave}}. Her ArmCannon draws energy from Reona's own body, as confirmed by WordOfGod. In [[ this strip]], she got the power pack upgraded.
* NumberTwo: To Efrem, and then to Zap. While they were both gone, she moved more into the role of TheCaptain.
* {{Tsundere}}: She seems to be Type A at first, but CharacterDevelopment reveals that she's hiding emotional wounds and insecurities and is naturally a Type B.


The ship herself, who communicates via Robot and can choose her own captain.

* SapientShip: The ''Excelsior'' is sentient and chooses its own captain.
* SpaceshipGirl: A spectral woman from Zap's [[ forced flashbacks of his earlier life]] turns out to be the [[ holographic projection of the Excelsior's AI]].

!!Grontar Grott

A huge [[MultiArmedAndDangerous four armed]] GeniusBruiser, with OverprotectiveDad tendencies towards Reona.

* AlliterativeName
* BigEater: [[ See for yourself.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* MultiArmedAndDangerous
* OverprotectiveDad


Formerly named XR-7439-Q, Robot is the SnarkyNonHumanSidekick, a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots sentient]] RobotBuddy (though the "buddy" part is involuntary and quite questionable).

* ADogNamedDog: Because Zap can't remember his real name, XR-7439-Q gets redubbed to Robot.
* LastOfHisKind: Robot is the last robot left with a learning AI.
* MomentKiller: Robot does this a few [[ times]].
* RestrainingBolt: He is programmed to obey the captain, like it or not.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots
* RobotBuddy
* RobotNames: XR-7439-Q is Robot's former name.
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick


Kasey is a type of alien called a Stickle, and is a WrenchWench and BunglingInventor.

* BishieSparkle: [[ See for yourself.]]
* BunglingInventor: A racial trait, actually. Kasey, having at least one invention that has not catastrophically failed, may be the ''least'' bungling inventor of the Stickles.
* CatSmile: Appropriate, since she is vaguely lion-like.
* LittleBitBeastly: Kasey has a lion's tail and slit pupils, plus long, pointy, and slightly floppy ears.
* WingdingEyes: Of the HeartSymbol type when she gushes over Robot.
* WrenchWench

!!Efrem Nutari

The LeftForDead former captain, and is not as he first seemed.

* BattleAura
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: He was hinted to have been placed under mind control by the psychic crown he wears, but this turned out to be incorrect.
* FaceHeelTurn: It is later revealed that he hadn't and was only operating as TheMole.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HeroicSacrifice: He sacrificed his own life to save Reona and Grontar. [[spoiler:Except maybe not. But played straight in the finale, where he runs out of energy and disperses]].
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: [[spoiler:This turns out to be one of the real reasons he left Reona. He was heading off to rejoin and work as TheMole against Gunner's genocidal scheme and didn't want her drawn into the danger.]]
* TheLastOfHisKind: [[spoiler:Along with Gunner and Zap, he is one of the last known surviving Lost Ones.]]
* LeftForDead
* TheLostLenore: For Reona, [[spoiler:until he pretends to try to kill her, anyway.]]
* MatchmakerCrush: [[spoiler:Efrem had intended Reona for Zap all along, but formed a relationship with her due to wanting to have something Zap wanted]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:He was seemingly this to the Resistance. Though he is actually this to Gunner. Gunner is well aware of this however, and has threatened to kill his "friend" if he actively goes against his plan.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: After Efrem's apparent death, the crew was [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleported]] back to the ship.
* PsychicPowers: Only a psychic can pilot Excelsior.

!!Holly Kidson

A SpacePirate who kidnaps Reona and Robot seeking to use them in her quest for revenge. She later joins the crew of the Excelsior.

* SpacePirates
* TalkLikeAPirate: Much to the confusion of her crewmates, sometimes.
-->'''Holly''': Arr, shiver her timbers, mates!
-->'''Inman and Scherzer''': ''(confused looks)''
-->'''Holly''': Just... hit her on the head.

!!Inman and Scherzer

Holly's underlings, who refused to leave after she dismissed them.

* SpacePirates


[[folder:The Rebellion]]
!!Justin Smith

A high-ranking member of the Rebellion, and Reona's superior. He was captured by William and held captive by the GEF until his rescue by Grontar.

!!Jason Wilkins

A Rebellion grunt who drinks too much. He pointed the GEF at Zap in the backstory, causing him to flee and land aboard the Excelsior. Captured by the GEF at the same time Justin was.


Demonica was a fellow waitress with Reona, and introduced her to Efrem. She has since taken over the Rings of Luck Casino and helps out the Rebellion.

* AlienHair
* KnowledgeBroker
* PrehensileHair: Though it's [[AlienHair not quite hair]].


[[folder:The Serpent's Faction]]
!!Gunner Stryfe

A mysterious psychic from Zap's past with a MeaningfulName.

* CombatPragmatist: Gunner gets tired of the psychic battle and just [[spoiler: [[ shoots Zap.]]]]
* {{Depower}}: [[spoiler:Unwilling to kill him, Zap strips him of his psychic powers and exiles him to an uninhabited planet]].
* FiringOneHanded
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* TheGunslinger
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler:His ultimate goal is to annihilate the human race as revenge for the GEF destroying his.]]
* TheLastOfHisKind: Along with Zap and Efrem, he is one of the last known surviving Lost Ones. Zap believes that there are others out there, but he is not so optimistic.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: So pretty he's very much subject to DracoInLeatherPants.
* MeaningfulName: And not just his last and first name, either.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:Most of his race was destroyed by the GEF, and he seeks to KillAllHumans as revenge.]] He is willing to do ''anything'' to accomplish his vengeance, even torture or murder his best friends. Vitale knows that Gunner is beyond dissuasion, but points out just how pointless his actions are.
* TheUnfettered: He is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way of his quest for revenge. Even his closest friends, [[spoiler:the only other survivors of the destruction of his world]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The GEF killed off his entire race, save himself, Zap, and possibly Efrem. His response? [[spoiler:KillEmAll]].

!!Naveed Catlos

A deadly [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana wielding]] CatGirl. She cut off Reona's arm in a flashback.

* BerserkButton: If you like your insides where they are, don't damage her katana, and ''don't'' hit on Gunner. Or look like you might touch Gunner.
* CatGirl
* CatsAreMean
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Gunner. Implied to be the reason she wiped Zap's memories.
* TheDragon: To Gunner.
* FemmeFatalons: [[ They look sharp]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* MsFanservice: Naveed provides lots of eyecandy with her {{stripperiffic}} outfits.
* PsychoForHire: Naveed and her cat-like toying with her prey.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheVamp


The leader of the the Galilean Satellites, Io has the power of fire. He seems to be serious in personality.

* FlamingHair: When he's using his powers. Otherwise, it's BaldOfAwesome.
* KillItWithFire
* LastOfHisKind: With the other four satellites, they are the last of the Elementaros.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After finding out that Naveed doesn't value [[spoiler: Callisto's sacrifice]] all that much.


One of the Elementaros, a race that can control the elements, and a member of the Galilean Satellites. Callisto has control over water.

* ElementalHair
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:She sacrifices her life to save Naveed.]]
* LastOfHerKind: With the other four satellites, they are the last of the Elementaros.
* MakingASplash


One of the Elementaros, a race that can control the elements, and a member of the Galilean Satellites. Europa has control over wind.

* BlowYouAway
* ElementalHair
* {{Expy}}: Of ComicBook/{{Storm}}, at least in design.
* LastOfHerKind: With the other four satellites, they are the last of the Elementaros.


They youngest of the Elementaros, a race that can control the elements, and a member of the Galilean Satellites. Ganymede has control over earth.

* ChildSoldier
* DishingOutDirt
* ElementalHair
* LastOfHisKind: With the other four satellites, they are the last of the Elementaros.


[[folder:The GEF]]
!!President Billings

The bungling head of the GEF, who has started a pogrom against Psychics.

* AssholeVictim: The President was ''not'' a nice man, but Gunner, the mastermind behind his murder, is arguably worse.
* CorruptPolitician: He forcibly annexes planets to the GEF and is mostly in it for the money.
* EvilLaugh: [[ Seen here]].
* AGlassOfChianti: Billings does this on one scene where he tries to be serious.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Buffoon.
* PuppetKing: While nominally in charge of the GEF, Maximus and Feonix are able to play him like a puppet by baiting him with promises of money. However, they apparently do get tired of technically answering to him and [[spoiler:assassinate him. It turns out that they originally ''had'' been perfectly satisfied using him as a figurehead, but Gunner planted a desire in their minds to get revenge and seize direct power.]]
* ShooOutTheClowns: While thoroughly evil and even genocidal, he is quite comical. Naturally, he gets assassinated by his own generals as the comic starts taking a darker tone.

!!William Haskins

A GEF commander and the head of the Psychic Academy. His character is gaining importance in the story.

* {{Bishonen}}
* MindControlEyes: After being controlled by Gunner.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: At first, anyway.
* VillainOverride


A powerful psychic and adviser to the President. Vitale adopted the orphaned William and raised him.

!!Maximus Verbatim

The general of the GEF's ground forces. He's planning a coup.

* BeardOfEvil
* EightiesHair
* EyepatchOfPower: It's metal and apparently riveted in place. Ouch.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:He was originally satisfied with using Billings as a PuppetKing, but after Gunner plants a desire to rule directly, he works together with Feonix to murder the President in a coup to seize power for themselves]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green hair.

!!Feonix Yago

The general of the GEF's aquatic forces. His species rebelled against the GEF long ago, but Yago seemingly betrayed them and surrendered. Now he seeks to destroy the GEF from the inside.

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After Gunner releases the mind control he used to make Feonix and Maximus murder the president, Feonix is absolutely horrified.]]
* OffWithHisHead: He is killed by Zap.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: 712, to be precise.
* {{Revenge}}
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:He supposedly betrayed his people, but in actuality did this to seize power inside the GEF on his people's behalf. For a long time, he was satisfied with using Billings as a PuppetKing, but Gunner used his psychic powers to plant a desire for vengeance, resulting in him working together with Maximus to assassinate Billings and seize power for himself.]]