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Baccano: Novels Only Characters
Characters who appear only in the Baccano! light novels. Some of them have been Demoted to Extra or cameo in the anime, but most of them have been Adapted Out.

For the characters who appeared in the anime, go here!

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    The Gandor Family and associates 

Maria Barcelito

One of the assassins hired by Gustavo Baggetta in 1932 to destroy the Daily Days, Maria is a battle-loving Blood Knight. After losing to Claire, she somehow ends up joining the Gandor Family as one of their bodyguards. Along with Tick, she is one of the major players of the 1933 arc.

Edith

A speakeasy waitresses for a bar owned by the Gandors, Edith is the only woman among four siblings enamored with the newspaper industry. Edith went through a lot for being Roy's girlfriend and ensuring he doesn't waste his life by being a drug addict; from trying to talk the Runoratas out of pressing Roy with their drug trafficking operations, to insubordinating the Gandors by taking responsability for all of the problems Roy brought with him.

  • Love Martyr: A major part of Edith's entire character. There's a long list of things she's done for Roy, whether he's aware of it or not.
  • Plucky Girl: When it comes to helping Roy, Edith will never throw in the towel. Taking a once in a lifetime chance to earn a Fate Worse than Death by resident Torture Technicians Claire and Tick? No problem if Roy is forgiven.
  • Odd Friendship: With Tick. Edith became one of his few friends after the "torture" event. In 1933, it's mentioned that she often sends him bouquets of flowers. She's on good terms with Claire as well.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: After being horribly mistreated at the Daily Days for trying to gather information on Roy and the Runoratas, she brought Claire with her when paying the newspaper a second visit. Unsurprisingly, Edith was treated very differently this time around.
  • Taking the Heat: For almost any of Roy's wrongdoing.
  • Traumatic Haircut: A subversion. Tick thought that cutting short Edith's beautiful long hair would be proper punishment for insubordination. Edith herself considered this to be a Poke the Poodle and grew to like the haircut.

    The Russo Family and associates 

Ricardo Russo (Lydia Russo)

Placido Russo's only grandchild and heir to the Russo Family. Ricardo is a calm boy who has no interest in being a mafioso, especially since his parents were killed by a car bomb just for their Russo connection. Ricardo is actually a girl who was raised as a boy so that she could one day take over the Russo Family. Huey tried to use Sham to control Ricardo, but this failed because he did not realize her true gender, and Sham refused to take control of a girl. Ricardo and Sham now share their consciousness.

    The Beriam family and associates 

Former Felix Walken

An assassin whose abilities, infamy and success account are comparable to that of Vino himself. In 1932, he is hired to finally put an end Vino's legacy and leave him as the only most efficient assassin in the United States. It turns out that the legend is quite old and not in the prime of his abilities anymore. He sold his name to three of Sham's vessels, and is currently living as a bodyguard for the Beriam family.

Not to be confused with the Felix Walken that Claire bought his name from—that one is a woman in her thirties whom Claire considers to be a Worthy Opponent. She retired after giving birth to a daughter.

    Lamia and Larva 

Adele

"E-Excuse me… Tim, is this person really okay? He’s really glaring at us hard."

A member of Lamia. Adele is an apprehensive woman of few words who has trouble maintaining eye contact with strangers. Despite appearances, however, she is a formidable fighter with unquenchable bloodlust.

Tim/Tack Jefferson

"All righty, let’s redo our introductions. I’m Tim. I’ve been put in charge of this lot, something like their leader."

The leader of Larva, and the only human within the group full of homunculi. Something of a genius, Tim was taken in by Huey while he was still in his teens. He is dedicated to his missions and following Huey's orders.

Christopher Shouldered

"Hey, wanna be friends?"

A member of Lamia, a group within Larva. Christopher likes to follow his own agenda and often plays Rules Lawyer with Tim's orders, doing as he pleases. Chris has constant blood-shot eyes and razor-sharp teeth. After his debut arc he joins the Russo family as Ricardo's bodyguard.

Hong Chimei "Chi"

The oldest homunculus within Lamia. He may not be the strongest, but is the most rational and most experienced. Hong is a close range fighter, and easily the fastest whithin Lamia. He's part of the team that comes to New York in 1933 to back up Tim, and shows up again in 1934 as part of Huey's experiment in Chicago.

Rail

A member of Lamia created less than 15 years ago. Rail is an explosives specialist with an outspoken hatred of his master and creator Huey. He hero-worships Christopher, who befriended him after a particularly traumatizing experiment. Later in 1934, Rail leaves Huey's side after befriending Nice and joining Jacuzzi's gang. He is also revealed to be female.

Frank

A member of Lamia whose body is proportioned like a child, but is over 7 feet tall. Frank is one of Rail's closest friends. He is kidnapped by Renée's team of scientists during the raid on Russo Manor, but is recovered by Huey at the end of 1934.

Sickle

"so troublesome..."

One of the last members of Lamia to be introduced along with Rail, Frank and “The Poet” after The Slash arc. Sickle is a fighter well-versed in kick-based attacks with her main style being (admittedly) not-quite-Capoeira; her mission is to intervene with the Russos' sudden meddling with Lamia affairs.

"The Poet"

"Just passing by"

“The Poet” is Lamia's resident wannabe gentleman. As his name suggests he is very fond of poetry and likes to recite them at any time given, and much to everyone's dismay, he happens to recite them or make his conversation into a rhythmic banter pretty much any time he opens his mouth. Graham seems to be the only one who appreciates his poetry.

Leeza Laforet (Hilton)

"Daddy, daddy, can I kill him? Pretty please?"

Huey's younger daughter and Chane's sister. She is a little girl who is viciously loyal to her father and practically worships him. In 1933 and 1934, Leeza is with Huey in his cell in Alcatraz, but is somehow able to know of things that are going on outside the prison. When not in Alcatraz, Leeza appears as a disembodied voice. Leeza is actually Hilton's first vessel. Huey had the infant Leeza drink the water that contained the consciousness of Hilton, which overrode Leeza. Didn't make much of a difference as far as personality and intellect goes, as Hilton was also newly-made at the time.

"The Twins" Sham and Hilton

A pair of twins who, within Lamia, are in charge of information and communication. They are seemingly omnipresent, appearing in multiple places at the same time. They are the consciousnesses contained within a "water"—whoever drinks it either consumes or is consumed by the consciousness. Sham only consumes males, while Hilton is in charge of females. Together, they are in control of hundreds of people across the country.

  • The Beastmaster: Hilton controls not only women, but about a hundred female falcons as well.
  • Double Agent: Sham's vessels include Graham's right-hand man Shaft and a Nebula researcher, among many others. He's playing them all for his own ends.
  • Identity Absorption: Pulls this on anyone who drinks their water. However, there is a (yet-undocumented) chance that the reverse may occur.
  • Hive Mind
  • The Mole: Sham's been feeding information to Nebula and the Daily Days.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Huey notes that while Hilton is fiercely protective of her first vessel Leeza and values Leeza's blood relation to Huey, Sham personally destroyed his first vessel and considers all of his vessels to be of similar value.
  • Voices Are Mental: Averted. Each vessel has its own voice.

    Immortals and related characters 

Nile

One of the 1711 immortals. After becoming immortal, he began to frequent battlefields so that he would never forget the meaning of death, but ended up desensitizing himself to it instead. Usually calm, collected, and stoical, but once he gets angry, watch out. In 2001, he is traveling with Maiza, Czes, and Sylvie in search of the remaining 1711 immortals.

  • Always Someone Better: Nile got schooled on this by none other than Shizuo.
  • Badass: Implied to be the one who destroyed Christopher's teeth.
  • Blade on a Stick
  • Blood Knight
  • The Cameo: Has one line in the 1934 novel. Turns out he was passing through Chicago.
  • Character Overlap: Elmer alludes to a fight Nile got into with Shizuo Heiwajima during the year they both spent in Japan. The same fight is referenced in the fifth Durarara!! book, when Shizuo comments that Chikage was almost as hard to take down as that one foreigner he fought a couple years back.
  • Cool Mask: Implied to have been wearing one since the Cold War
  • From a Single Cell
  • Frozen Face: Years of war trauma killed Nile's ability to show emotion on his face. It disturbs him enough that he never wants to look at it again, hence the Cool Mask.
    “Yet... there was one thing that had changed. My face. I cried out at my own helplessness. I thought that my mind would explode from rage, or be crushed by sadness. But the face that stared back at me from the lake’s mirrored surface was... nearly expressionless, with only a hint of sourness about it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: If something annoys him, Nile will consider killing it.
  • Only One Name
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: To Felt in 2001.
  • Stereotype Reaction Gag: When they first meet and trade stories about why they're in Lotto Valentino, Victor tells him, Zank and Denkuro about how he got kicked out of England: He told the South Sea Company charterers that they couldn't justify an African slave trade with the notion that they were savage barbarians when, according to his own extensive research, race theories were complete BS. Hearing this story, Nile offers to help:
    Nile: Give me the names of these men of influence. I will flay them alive and hang their skins on treetops.
  • Straight Man: Elmer decides that he's his new Straight Man after they meet up. Nile is not amused by this.
    Nile: I say this: Die, Elmer. No, I will kill you myself.
  • Unstoppable Rage
  • Verbal Tic: Prefaces statements with "I say this".

Denkuro Tougo

One of the 1711 immortals. A Japanese man who, after the Advenna Avis landed in America, decided to get back to his homeland via Siberia. He was trapped in ice for about 250 years, but after a great deal of grief during the Cold War, he manages to find his way back to Japan. Finally joins up with the surviving 1711 immortals in 2002.

Victor Talbot

One of the 1711 immortals, Victor is part of the immortal-monitoring division at the FBI. Because his best friend, a fellow 1711 immortal, was the alchemist that Ennis devoured, Victor has a grudge against her and Szilard.

  • Butt Monkey
  • Character Filibuster: Perp Sweating allows him the opportunity, much to the interrogated's annoyance. They're much less eloquent than the usual fare, and he hasn't exactly mastered breath control.
    Firo: "Sheesh, don't rant 'till you run out of breath, dumbass. And twice? What are you, twelve?"
  • The Exile: Victor originally came from the UK. Then he decided to voice his sincere thoughts on the South Sea Company to the guys drawing up the charter in typical Victor fashion. They did not agree with his opinion.
  • FBI Agent
  • Friend on the Force: Albeit an incredibly abrasive, ill-tempered "friend" who's helping out only because tweaking Firo's passport is a significantly smaller pain in the ass than getting called in to vouch for the ninety-year-old teenager's true age.
  • From a Single Cell
  • Genre Savvy: Knows full well that you do not attempt to engage the Manipulative Bastard and Mad Scientist in any meaningful conversation, much less interrogate them. Thus he just shuts down any attempts at Hannibal Lectures through conversation-derailing Character Filibusters
    "Imagine what'd happen if I let someone like you loose on a buncha politicians and scientists. You'd have them brainwashed in three days flat. First you'd whisper your promises into their ears, getting them interested, and before they knew it they'd be eating out of your goddamn hand. One of those scientists'd say, 'Hey, this Huey fella, I think he's a really swell guy. We should talk to him and see what sort of information he might share with us'. And you can bet your ass by that point his brain'd already be dribbling out his ears. Then oh, look, a strap on your straightjacket came loose, and oh, the next day they walk in and find out everyone in the lab is dead, and oh, Huey fucking Laforet is nowhere to be fucking seen! Oh no oh what ever shall we fucking do Mr. Talbot please do something even though you told us this exact thing was going to happen and we ignored you like the fucking idiots we are... and then they'll try and get me to find you, but you know what? I'll say no! Lemme say that again! No! Once more for good measure! Read my lips! Enn! Oh! No!"
  • Good Is Not Nice: He is the most just of the alchemists, but also one of the least pleasant ones.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes across as a jerk, but Victor shows concern for the children of Lotto Valentino since he considers the adults a bunch of rotters. He also cares for his subordinates, and at one point nostalgically looks back to eating with Nile, Zank and Denkuro.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Lucrezia left Victor ignorant on her Faking the Dead plan for trolling purposes.
    Huey: "My apologies, Victor. Lady Lucrezia specifically instructed me to remain silent, wishing to see your surprised face when the time came."
  • Loophole Abuse: Uses it to, among other thing, troll Firo upon their first meeting.
    "The demon's rules had a few loopholes, you see. I can't give a false name, but someone else can certainly introduce me with one. Neat, isn't it?"
  • The Mean Brit
  • Motor Mouth: When he gets excited.
  • Pet the Dog: Victor is, generally speaking, a demanding and verbally abusive boss. After a suicide bomber sent by Huey endangers his subordinates, Victor shows genuine concern for their well-being and relief that they are unhurt. The subordinates are duly surprised and make snarky comments about it.
  • Rabid Cop: Comes across as this to Firo.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: To some extent. Despite his Jerkass tendencies, Victor refuses to stoop so low as to take revenge on Ennis for devouring his friend. He also does not devour Huey or Firo, both of whom are in his custody for an extended period of time. In addition, he's willing to abuse a few loopholes to provide technically legal ID cards (same name, government issued, different date of birth), mostly so he doesn't have to deal with Firo getting arrested for his "obviously fake" passport again.
    • To generalize, he refuses to devour anyone for personal reasons on the grounds that this would make him Not So Different from Szilard.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: It's even noted in the Dramatis Personae.
  • Smug Snake
  • Subordinate Excuse: Why did he work for House Dormentaire back in 1711? Because Lucrezia.

Begg Garott

One of the 1711 immortals, Begg works for the Runorata Family. Even before 1711, he's been creating all sorts of drugs to bring people "ultimate happiness". He and Fermet studied together under the same alchemy teacher.

  • The Aggressive Drug Dealer: Justified, as Begg is actively looking for people to test out his drugs on.
  • From a Single Cell
  • For Happiness
  • Happy Place: After Bartolo Runorata's death, he's gone to one of these with no signs of recovery.
  • Immune to Drugs: He's injected himself with so much drugs that's he's developed an immunity to them.
  • Pet the Dog: After Czes loses the explosives he was going to use to negotiate with the Runoratas, Begg reveals that he was the Runorata buyer, and that Czes won't be held responsible for the loss of the explosives. The whole negotiation was set up by Begg so that he could help Czes financially without arousing suspicion.

Melvi

A mysterious newcomer to the crime world with connections to the Runorattas and a suspicious physical resemblance to Maiza's late brother, Gretto. Cold and vindictive, Melvi bears a strong grudge against Firo for stealing what he sees as rightfully his - Szilard's memories - and is more than happy to make him suffer for it.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Likes to put up a polite face until violence becomes a more convenient solution than negotiaton.
  • Complete Immortality
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Melvi's cruel behavior is a stark contrast to his boyish appearence.
  • Identical Stranger: To Gretto, a fact which disturbs both Maiza and Firo.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Held this view towards Szilard Quates. He was anything but happy to discover that Firo beat him to the chase.
    Melvi: You stole my future, Firo. I'm just taking it back.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Melvi has no qualms attacking people close to Firo in order to get at him.
  • Self-Mutilation Demonstration: Bites his lip hard enough to bleed when introducing himself to Firo and assuring him that he wants "nothing more, nothing less" than Szilard's Memories, turning the act into a veiled death threat.
  • Smug Snake: Melvi is very secure in knowing that he's under Claire Stanfield's protection. Unfortunately, "bodyguard" is not synonymous with "attack dog", to say nothing for Claire's plans for Melvi once the contract's been completed.

    Nebula Sky 

Renée Palamades Brinvillier

A scientist working at Nebula. Renée is a clumsy and forgetful woman who is nevertheless devoted to science, to a frightening degree. Her attractive figure is the subject of much attention from her fellow researchers, but Renée doesn't seem to care about anything not related to her experiments. She was also Huey, Elmer, and Monica's alchemy teacher in the early 1700s. Renée is from a generation of immortals even earlier than the 1711 group, though details on that are still sparse.

    Lotto Valentino Inhabitants 

The Mask Maker

A masked Serial Killer who terrorizes the city of Lotto Valentino in 1705. Very little is known about him—not even his gender or approximate age. The Mask Maker's victims are all stabbed to death with a stiletto and their faces are covered with the same white mask worn by the killer himself. It is said that anyone who witnesses the Mask Maker will become his next target. His true identity is Monica Campanella, a student at the alchemy school. She had been targeting key members of the Lotto Valentino drug trade and the slave children who acted as runners in order to increase profits for Huey's counterfeiting operation. Elmer temporarily borrows the identity in order to get Monica together with Huey.

Monica Campanella / Maribel Boroñal

An alchemy school classmate of Huey and Elmer, Monica is a friendly girl who works at a nearby patisserie. She has a massive unrequited crush on Huey, and the aftermath of her confession starts off the 1705 story. In reality, she is the serial killer, the Mask Maker. Eventually marries Huey, but is killed by Fermet in 1710.

  • Action Girl
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Completely smitten with the misanthropic, Troubled, but Cute Huey Laforet. After all, you know what they say about misanthropic birds of a feather...
  • Beneath the Mask: Under the cheerful girl-next-door exterior is the mind of a world-hating serial killer.
  • Blue Blood: She's the younger sister of Count Esperança C. Boroñal.
  • Death Faked for You: After Monica killed Gardi Dormentaire, her death was faked and she took up the name Monica Campanella. Later, Huey and Elmer attempts to fake her death a second time, but they are too late and she dies for real.
  • Decoy Damsel: After witnessing the Mask Maker and becoming a potential target, Monica gets Huey to walk her home from school. Of course, Monica is the Mask Maker. Elmer set up the situation to help Monica get together with Huey.
  • Doomed by Canon: Monica's death is first mentioned in the 2002 story, two books before she actually dies.
  • Generation Xerox: When Huey's mother was put on trial for witchcraft, she smiled at Huey before she was thrown into the lake. In 1710, Monica smiles at Huey as she disappears into the water.
  • Go Out with a Smile
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted.
  • Hidden Depths: Just look at all the spoiler tags.
  • The Ingenue: Or so she lets on...
  • Longing Look: If Huey is within eye shot, Monica will constantly glance back at him even in lectures or when talking to others ("How does she not get tired of staring at the same face for nearly five years?"). The one time she doesn't do this is a sign to Huey that something is off (namely, House Dormentaire has arrived at Lotto Valentino with the stated mission to find a murderer - her).
  • The Lost Lenore: The Mask Maker's legacy is one of the driving forces of the 2002 plot, and Monica's death in particular is part of Luchino's main motivation.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Started her killing spree in order to facilitate Huey's counterfeiting operation. Without his knowledge.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: The 1705 novel starts five days after she confesses to Huey (with no clear answer).
  • Stalker with a Crush: Has some shades of this.
  • Stepford Smiler
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Huey, sometime between 1705 and 1710.
  • Yandere: Inverted. Monica is a cold-blooded serial killer who hates the world, but she becomes your typical Smitten Teenage Girl whenever Huey's involved.

Esperança C. Boroñal

An eccentric count who governs the city of Lotto Valentino. Esperança is a famed womanizer who will go above and beyond the call of duty in order to serve a woman's needs, be she old, young, fat, skinny, rich, poor, etc. In 1705, he is hosting Elmer, who had come to Lotto Valentino in order to study alchemy.

Niki

A witness of the Mask Maker's serial killings. Niki meets Huey and Monica during an unfortunate run-in with a group of thugs. She is later saved by Elmer from those same thugs, and ends up staying at Esperança's estate as Elmer's guest. Niki is actually one of the young slaves that the residents of Lotto Valentino use as tools for a lucrative drug trade. At the end of the 1705 story, despite Esperança's offer to house her, she leaves Lotto Valentino. In the 1711 story, she falls for Fermet and volunteers to take his place under the guise of a Mask Maker as a distraction to Advenna Avis escape and dies in the process. Tragically, she never realizes that this is all orchestrated by Fermet.

Dalton Strauss

The headmaster of the alchemy school in Lotto Valentino. He is an elderly man who commands a great deal of respect from his students. Dalton knows about the truth behind many of the events that are occurring in Lotto Valentino in 1705, and discloses his knowledge to the visiting Denkuro and Zank.

Aile

The leader of the Rotten Eggs, a gang composed of disgruntled aristocratic youth. His real name is Maiza Avaro.

  • Bad Boss: Stabs the hand of a gang member who got into a fight of which he did not approve.
  • Blue Blood
  • Death Glare: The narration goes on about how "sharp" his eyes are and how intimidating it is to meet his gaze.
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: Do not call him Maiza.
  • Neighborhood Friendly Gangster: He wants what's best for Lotto Valentino; what his subordinates want is less clear.
  • Noble Demon: Despite the harsh manner in which he does so, his motives for warning various people to stay out of Lotto Valentinian politics appear to be altruistic. Elmer calls him on it, and he doesn't deny it.
  • Young Future Famous People: In-universe.

    Members of House Dormentaire 

Carla Alvarez Santonia

Loyal bodyguard of Lucrezia Dormentaire. She was sent to Lotto Valentino in 1711 in order to find the fugitive who killed Lucreza's brother ten years prior. This is a cover story. The real mission is to determine the truth behind the rumors of the elixir of life and the Mask Maker's counterfeit gold (so that she can claim both for House Dormentaire). In 1711 she's also tasked with discovering the identity of the rogue bomber terrorizing the city.

  • Action Girl
  • Ambiguously Gay: It isn't specified if Lucrezia takes her to bed like she does many of her other servants, but given Carla's care for her mistress and the way Lucrezia usually talks or refers to her, it's far from unlikely.
  • Berserk Button: Have a problem with being commanded by a crossdressing woman in 1710? Then you'll also have a problem talking, walking, and/or fathering children.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is polite and reasonable when she has no reason to be angry. Give her a reason, and you may very well lose a body part.
  • Bifauxnen: Is one chestwrap away from being a Wholesome Crossdresser
  • The Chains of Commanding: Runs into a tough decision when Monica turns herself in as the fugitive Dormentaire was looking for, hoping to end the search before they can connect her to the Mask Makers and Huey's counterfeiting ring. The problem is, searching for the fugitive was only a cover story, as well as Dormentaire's only justification for remaining in the city. Lucrezia's order is to do what she wishes with the girl, so long as she finishes her true mission. Monica's original crime against Dormentaire was purely in self-defense and already settled in secret through her falsified death, so Carla doesn't feel comfortable killing what she believes is an innocent girl. However, Monica's identity as the fugitive is already highly suspected by the public, so quietly releasing her is likely to end with her lynching. Carla tries to Take The Third Option and keep her in custody in secret until she can complete the actual mission... Which backfires spectacularly when Huey discovers her location takes action with a very pyrotechnic-heavy jailbreak.
  • Complete Immortality: Implied, as Lucrezia has shared the Elixir of Life with her subordinates.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Maiza. Sure, House Dormentaire is basically taking over his city solely for personal gain, but that's no reason to hate anyone.
  • Lady and Knight: Knight to Lucrezia's Lady.
  • Legacy of Service: Her family has served the Dormentaires for generations
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Like Victor, Lucrezia didn't let Carla in on her Faking the Dead plan because she wanted to see the look on her bodyguard's face when she found out. The answer is Tears of Joy, quickly followed by an angry lecture.
    Lucrezia: Carla! Your face is so much more adorable than I was ever expecting, sweetheart!
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: In her own words, she "will do anything to get a hold of the objects of [Lucrezia's] desire," even if she doesn't always approve of the request.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is usually very level-headed.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: Even with the ulterior motive, she's not terribly scornworthy
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Lucrezia's Girly Girl.

Lucrezia de Dormentaire

Spanish noblewoman of House Dormentaire who sends Carla (and later Victor and Szilard) to Lotto Valentino in order to uncover alchemical research on immortality and counterfeit gold. An unrepentant hedonist whole loves all the world.

    The Children of Bottle Characters 

Phil

Five identical girls, all calling themselves Phil, who live in the castle with Elmer. Prior to his taking up residence in the castle, they lived in the village, where they were regarded as demonic by the villagers. In fact, all five are vessels of a single "water" being created by the Quates family.

Dez Nibel

The mayor of the village. Highly suspicious and hostile toward outsiders. A homunculus/water being who escaped from the Quates family's lab and tried to live as a normal villager. After the death of his human wife, he had a bit of a breakdown and became determined to destroy the village and its creators.

NOTE: This character is treated as two separate people, Dez and Felt, throughout most of the book. After the character's true nature is revealed, he is referred to exclusively as Felt. Tropes that apply to the character throughout the book will be duplicated on both sheets. Tropes that only occur after the reveal will be listed on Felt's sheet.

  • Artificial Human
  • Freudian Excuse: He truly snapped when his wife died due to the outdated medical practices of the village, with Dez knowing that modern technology such as the lab used could have saved her.
  • Hive Mind: Dez, his son Felt, and a couple of flesh-blobs are all controlled by one consciousness.
  • Identity Absorption: Tries to do this to the villagers, then Czes, then Elmer.
  • Our Homunculi Are Different
  • Turned Against Their Masters
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The villagers love him, which allows his to use their paranoia to his advantage, incite them to abuse Phil for no reason, and after his Dez body dies, use his Felt persona to whip them into a vengeful/fearful frenzy that drives them to capture Czes for him.

Felt Nibel

Dez's son. He is kinder and more open-minded than his father. Except that he and his father are actually the same person, a water consciousness created by the Quates family and occupying multiple vessels.

The Peddler/Bild Quates

  • The Atoner: for the misdeeds his ancestors committed to create the village.
  • Fatherly Scientist: to Phil, although rather ineffectual for most of her life.
  • I Am Not My Father: Nor is he his grandfather. Or his great grandfather. Or his...
  • Identical Grandson: To the point that Elmer initially mistook him for Szilard.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Self-inflicted. Maiza also reacts rather badly upon first hearing his name.
  • White Sheep: All the Quateses from Szilard on down seem to have been amoral mad scientists except for him.

    The Walken Family 

Claudia Walken

"From the moment I was born, the world's belonged to me!"

A world-renowned actress who is aboard the luxury cruise liner Entrance to promote her new movie, Mode Gears 2—Shark Flight. Claudia is an outgoing 14-year old solipsist, and is the great-granddaughter of Claire and Chane. At the end of 2002, she decides to put all of her funds into a private investigation to find the kidnapped Illness.

Charon Walken

"..."

Claudia's younger brother, Charon is a 13-year old stuntman known for his incredible athletic capabilities. He is aboard the Entrance along with Claudia to promote the new movie. He is the great-grandson of Claire and Chane.

    Bobby's Gang 

Bobby Splot

The leader of a small gang of delinquents. He (along with the gang) stows away on the Entrance in order to get revenge on the Martillo Family for taking back the camera they stole. Bobby is the great-grandson of Jacuzzi and Nice, though he has none of Jacuzzi's crybaby attitude. He has what seems to be some of Jacuzzi's Magnetic Hero-ism, though. At the end of 2002, he and his gang join the Martillo Family.

Troy

A member of Bobby's gang, nicknamed "Troy" by Bobby because he's the resident Smart Guy with a fondness for collecting Trojans.

Humpty

Tall

Carnea Kaufman

A stowaway girl who runs into Bobby's gang while trying to find a hiding place. She stowed away on the Entrance in order to find Angelo. Carnea is actually the only living blood relative of Angelo's boss, who was recently assassinated. Carnea never knew about her father's involvement in the drug industry, but became the organization's leader after his death. At the end of 2002, she goes to New York with Angelo, who starts working for the Martillo Family.

    Mask Makers 

Luchino B. Campanella "The Rookie Warlock"

The head of the group of assassins known as Mask Makers, Luchino is a stage magician who boards the Exit under the cover of a performer. He is the Boss of the Mask Makers. However, he dislikes the feeling of killing, to the point of physical sickness (usually manifested in a great deal of vomiting). He wants to find Huey and demand answers from him why he killed a certain Campanella. It's revealed that Luchino is, in fact, a descendant of Huey and Monica. At the end of 2002, Elmer joins him and Aging in trying to find out the true culprit behind these incidents.

  • Ancestral Weapon: The Mask Maker's stiletto. It's not known if it's the very same one used in 1705, however.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Subverted. Luchino's stuck in his Magician suit on the Exit because he wasn't planning to take an active part in this particular mission.
  • Beneath the Mask: Whenever Luchino kills, he puts on a mask of uncaring coldness. Then he takes off his mask and throws up in disgust.
  • Cultured Badass: Luchino's both a skilled stage magician and an experienced assassin.
  • Improbable Age: 17 years old as of 2002, and leader of a group of assassins.
  • Knife Nut: Luchino uses the same stiletto as the original Mask Maker.
  • The Man Wearing the Kingly Mask: Everyone treats Luchino with respect befitting the leader of the Mask Makers, and Luchino himself lives up to his reputation of being a merciless assassin. What he doesn't show his team, though, is the fact that he has a great deal of psychological difficulty in killing people.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Aging's Masculine Girl.
  • Mutilation Interrogation: Threatens to use this against Life, but he gets away.
  • The Reveal: He's a descendant of Huey and the only woman he ever loved, Monica.
  • Revenge: His main motivation is to avenge his ancestor Monica, whom he believes was killed by her own husband Huey.
  • Stage Magician
  • Stepford Smiler
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Tiny Guy to Aging's Huge Girl.
  • What a Drag: Inflicts this on Bride by tying him to Entrance as it skids by Exit.

Illness

A member of the Mask Makers, Illness is one of the main combatants of the group. She befriends Czes and Claudia on the trip despite her actual reason for being on the ship. Like Luchino, she has a tendency to get nauseous after a killing spree. Since infancy, Illness was worshipped as a god by a branch of SAMPLE and experienced constant abuse at their hands. When the branch was annihilated by the Mask Makers, she was taken in as one of them. At the end of the 2002 story, she is kidnapped by SAMPLE to become their next leader.

Aging

A member of the Mask Makers. She is noticable for her well toned body and huge stature of over 2 meters, or about six feet and a half. Aging is in her late twenties to early thirties. She is the brute force of the squad who is bold and fearless in combat, as she knows that there are very few people who are actually good enough fighters to lay a scratch on her. She loves to fight and is always seeking new challenges.

Death

The most experienced member of the Mask Makers, and according to Aging, the only member who's from a background as a proper mercenary. He is shot and killed by Angelo at the beginning of 2002.

Life

A member of the Mask Makers. He constantly keeps his face hidden, and is in charge of smuggling weapons onto the Entrance and planting poison gas in the ventilation systems. Life ends up chasing after Bobby and Carnea when they accidentally stumble on his poison gas setups.

Life is actually Fermet, working as a Triple Agent who is also working with SAMPLE as well as Angelo.

  • Dramatic Unmask: Angelo takes off his goggles and finds out that Life is also the Demolisher.
  • Wall Crawl: Life jumps off the Mask Makers' cruiser, onto the hull of the Entrance, and crawls up to a window.

    Drug Cartel 

Angelo

A professional assassin currently working for a South American drug cartel, Angelo is seeking revenge for his recently-assassinated boss. He is working with the Demolisher to fight the Mask Makers on the Entrance. He runs into Firo at the ship's casino, and upon finding out about Firo's immortality, teams up with him against the Mask Makers. At the end of the 2002 story, he joins the Martillo Family along with Carnea.

    SAMPLE 

Bride

The 43rd and current leader of the Cult known as SAMPLE. "Bride" is likely not his real name, but a title given to the leader, who is the "bride" of the cult's current god. He is normally a slightly shy but affable man, but becomes a charismatic leader when he injects himself with dextrose. Seems to enjoy playing video games. With the cooperation of the cult's supervisor, Viralesque, he leads the cult in the hijacking of the cruise ship Exit.

  • An Arm And Another Arm: His arms are cut off when he gets caught between the Entrance and the Exit as they skid past each other.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Loses his arms and is eaten by sharks.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Face Death with Dignity: Viralesque offers the dying Bride the incomplete elixir of life, but he refuses and jumps into shark-infested waters.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Bride ditches the glasses whenever he's in the role of the dextrose-high cult leader.
  • Lolicon: Discussed and Defied. Bride prefers older women, it seems.
  • Marriage to a God: Par the course for the leader of SAMPLE. Bride explains that "marriage" in this cult, however, is not necessarily what the legal definition means.
  • Old Man Marrying A Child: Bride isn't old by any stretch of the imagination, but he mentions that most (if not all) of his wives so far have been ten-year old girls.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: SAMPLE's dress code involves a lot of black and red, it seems.
  • Softspoken Sadist
  • Til Murder Do Us Part: He's planning to kill his temporary "wife" once SAMPLE obtains Sylvie, the permanent-wife candidate.
  • Torture Technician
  • Villains Out Shopping: His very first words he says upon showing up at SAMPLE's most recent meeting is, "Oh, sorry about this, everyone! I can't believe I was late! The final boss was much tougher than I'd expected. I had to start over five times!"
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