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The Hero of AdventureQuest Worlds
The Hero of The Story who is off to stop Drakath and the 13 Lords of Chaos.Associated tropes:
- Action Girl: If The Hero is a girl, of course.
- Affably Evil: If the Hero is on the side of evil. Even so, he/she still does do some nice things for other people.
- Alternate Self: (S)he is the eternal champion of Lore, and is thus this to the Heroes of MechQuest, AdventureQuest, and Dragon Fable. Though oddly enough, the Dragonfable Hero also seems to have a second, Cypher Scythed Alternate Self, who plays the role of The Dragonlord of Dragonfable's Book 1 in AdventureQuest Worlds's past.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: If The Hero has unrealistic skin tone
- Ambiguously Human: apart from said unrealistic skin tone, many items add inhuman traits to the character (glowing eyes, horns, and much more besides), and that's not even including the morph armors that are explicitly stated to be a different species entirely.
- Amnesiac God: According to Drakath, The Hero is actually the god of their world. In his/her previous incarnation as the Eternal Dragon of Time, (s)he was slain by Galanoth, but was reborn with the universe as a human with no memory or knowledge of his/her true nature.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of time, on top of being the god of his/her world. Also, as this version of Lore's incarnation of The Hero, (s)he is the Champion of Balance. Later, via You Kill It, You Bought It, (s)he also becomes the incarnation of Death, much to Drakath's exasperation. (S)he also briefly becomes the Champion of Light and Darkness. However, (s)he ends up having to sacrifice all of his/her personifications in order to enter the Chaos Gate.
- Animesque: The main style of art for The Hero.
- Archer Archetype: If The Hero has the Ranger Class.
- BFS: If the hero wields one of the game's many giant swords
- Badass: With his or her very impressive track record (up to and including ten defeated Chaos Lords and sundry other nasties) it's not hard to see your character as this at times. Especially if you like to solo bosses.
- Bad with the Bone: If The Hero has The Bone Sword or Bone Axe as well as other bone based weapons.
- Balance Between Good and Evil: (S)he is the eternal hero of Lore and the Champion of Balance, preserving the powers of Good, Evil, Chaos, Order, Space, Time, Life, and Death.
- The Barber: If The Hero has Barber Class.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: The Male Hero has no nipples.
- The Berserker: If The Hero has Berserker Class or Beta Berserker.
- Big Red Devil: You can make The Hero look like this.
- Black Knight: There are choices of black armors for The Hero to choose.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens twice to The Hero, once through being turned into an undead slave by Vordred, and again when Drakath Chaorrupts him/her into the Thirteenth Lord of Chaos.
- Cat Girl: If The Female Hero is a 'Kittarian' or has 'Cat Ears'.
- Chainmail Bikini: If The Hero is a girl, her form as a Chaos Lord Warrior will sport one of these.
- Chaos Is Evil: Mainly The Hero can subvert this or play it straight.
- The Chosen One: It seems as if the Hero is chosen for something—as seen by Gravelyn and Artix's reactions in Doomwood Pt 2—but it's not made clear just what they're chosen for. But we do know what Drakath has chosen for you: The 13th Lord of Chaos. As the 13th Chaos Lord, The Hero is fated to wage war on Lore and unleash the 13th Chaos Beast. The Hero is ultimately revealed to be the very deity of their world, the Eternal Dragon of Time in human form.
- Confusion Fu: If the Hero uses the 'Chaos Shaper' Class.
- The Corruption: If The Hero has 'Chaos' Powers, though this is mostly a case of Gameplay and Story Segregation. Happens in-story after Drakath defeats The Hero and chaorrupts them into the 13th Lord of Chaos. While The Hero will remain free to make good/evil decisions, they will wage a war on Lore and become its antagonist.
- Combat Medic: If the Hero has the 'Healer Class' and uses a weapon not a staff.
- Dark Is Not Evil / Dark Is Evil / Light Is Not Good / Light Is Good: Depends on the player.
- Depower: The Hero was the god of his/her world, and even became the personification of Death, Light, and Darkness, but was forced to sacrifice it all in order to enter the Chaos Realm.
- The Dreaded: There are armors that that make the hero this like Berserker Champion and Doom Knight Overlord and with Sepulchure's Helmet the hero becomes more feared
- Evil Costume Switch: Happens after Drakath chaorrupts The Hero into the 13th Lord of Chaos. For the Hero's form as the Chaos Lord, you are allowed to pick between one of the 4 starting classes as a chaotic variant. The Chaos Lord Warrior forms look particularly monstrous and sport a Slasher Smile. The Chaos Lord Rogue outfit makes The Hero into a Tin Tyrant. The Chaos Lord Mage class will leave The Hero as a still somewhat normal looking if Chaos aligned mystic. The Chaos Lord Healer class will give The Hero a shredded looking Badass Long Robe and a dark hood.
- Evil Weapon: The Hero can use cursed weapons as well as chaorrupted weapons.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: If the Hero has the Chaos Shaper Class or equipped 'Corrupted Dark Lord'
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: The three starting classes of the game, with the other being 'the Healer'.
- Girlish Pigtails: One of the available hairstyles. As the 13th Chaos Lord, if The Hero is a female Chaos Lord Mage, she will automatically have this hairstyle.
- God in Human Form: The Hero is actually the god of his/her world, reincarnated as a human.
- Healing Hands: Comes with being a Healer. Paladins can also heal, as well as Bards, Defenders, Shamans, and Oracles. Undead Slayers and other classes can also heal, but this is limited to themselves.
- Humanoid Abomination: Again, optional with certain equipment.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: If the hero decides to attack with swords.
- High Collar of Doom: If The Hero wears a cape with a High Collar
- Horrifying Hero: You can make the hero this
- Idiot Hero
- Too Dumb to Live: If you think you could even stand a chance against monsters 10 or more levels above your own, chances are that this trope applies to you. (And despite first impressions, Bribing Your Way to Victory will never help you overcome that obvious level gap. Even more so if you choose to ignore others who kept telling you that you're in the wrong area.)
- Informed Equipment: It is possible to hide both your helm and your cloak, but not your armor and your weapon.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: What you can choose to be by choosing only the good choices during some cutscenes.
- Legacy Character: The Hero didn't exist in the original iteration of Adventure Quest Worlds, at least in his/her present form. Sepulchure easily conquered the world and killed many people, so Galanoth set to make things right by slaying the Great Dragon of Time. As a result, The Hero was created from the heroes of three other alternate universes, sharing many of their characteristics.
- Let's You and Him Fight: As the 13th Lord of Chaos, (s)he successfully tricks the Lycans and Vampires into fighting with one another by using traitors to plant rumors that the other side has defected to Chaos. As a result, the werewolves successfully assassinate the vampire queen.
- Like a Badass out of Hell: When Drakath takes control of Death to prevent the Hero from respawning, (s)he kills Death to become the new personification and uses his/her new status to resurrect him/herself and Stalagbite.
- Mage Killer: If The Hero has PaladinSlayer Class, which has the ability to shut down classes that rely on healing abilities to stay in a fight (such as the Paladin and the Healer).
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: As a Chaos Lord Healer, the Hero wears a hood, concealing their head, but a considerable array of teeth remains visible.
- Necromancer: If The Hero has Necromancer Class.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Causes a lot of bad stuff in order to stop the Chaos Lords. (S)he outright admits just how badly (s)he has ruined the world trying to save it.
- And also the Arc Attack live event ending...all because they had a guitar and lots of electrical power in their hands.
- And then there's the Etherstorm saga, which was kicked off by the Hero being tricked into releasing Desoloth, one of the most powerful dragons in existence, to wreak havoc upon Lore, and ends with the Hero killing him in order to end this threat to the world — except that this gives Drakath the opportunity to acquire perhaps his most powerful weapon ever by turning him into a Chaotic Dracolich under his control! Nice job breaking it, indeed.
- Not So Different: In the 4th Mogloween Event, Kimberly notes that even though the Hero isn't a complete Cloudcuckoolander like her and Cysero, the Hero is crazy enough to fight monsters vastly more powerful than him or her every single week.
- Our Hero Is Dead: Starts off early in the Doomwood arc when the hero's unfortunate encounter with the Nigh Invulnerable PaladinSlayer Vordred, turning him/her into his undead slave... Only to be revived by Vayle who has her own agenda against Artix.
- Ninja: If The Hero has Ninja Class
- One-Man Army: Frequently takes out enemies very easily in the cutscenes. Also, the level difference works both ways; if the enemies are much weaker than you, it's very easy to crush dozens or even hundreds without even needing to stop and recover.
- The Paladin: If The Hero has Paladin Class
- Perma Shave: The Male Hero can be a generic clean shaven hero
- Physical God: Claims to be this upon unleashing his/her Chaos Beast.
- Pirate: If The Hero has Pirate Class or Alpha Pirate
- Power Dyes Your Hair: After being chosen as the 13th Chaos Lord, if you choose to become a Chaos Lord Warrior or Mage, your character's hair will turn purple
- Power Gives You Wings: optional with items. The hero's reveal as the eternal dragon of time gives them dragon wings very briefly. In the final, After being reborn as Death as well, the hero has shadowy black feathered wings along with the eternal dragon's ones.
- The Power of Rock: Using the Bard class and what the Hero uses in the Arc Attack live event.
- Protagonist Without A Past: YMMV, since the beginning shows the character on the cliff (for some unknown reason) that is struck by lightning...then spends about a minute falling down the mountainside before going to the first part of the game. His/her past is ultimately revealed and happens to be one of the biggest spoilers in the game.
- Reincarnation: (S)he is this world's incarnation of the Hero of Lore and Champion of Balance, as well as the rebirth of the Eternal Dragon of Time.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Can be subverted or played straight.
- Red Is Heroic: If the Hero is Good and Red.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to some people but Blue to Cysero and Kimberly.
- Resurrective Immortality: Whenever The Hero dies, (s)he is simply brought back to life by Death. Drakath tries to get around this by taking control of him.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: If you betray Artix in the Doomwood finale, Vordred "rewards" you by turning you back into an undead, just before unleashing a Zombie Apocalypse upon Lore in the Bad Ending! And then the Reset Button appears after the credits, which 'resets' the entire event back to where The Hero started.
- Shoulders of Doom: If The Hero has armor with biggest shoulder-wear like Berserker Champion, Phoenix Plate, Shadowscythe Reaver, Imperial Plate Armor, and Mirror Drakath Armor
- Spikes of Villainy: If wearing an Armor with Spikes The Hero can Invert this or play it Straight.
- The Star Scream: Potentially this to Drakath, after unleashing his/her Chaos Beast.
- Status Buff: The use of the Bard Class.
- Stone Wall: The Defender class allows the Hero to be this, but most PCs use the easier-to-obtain Warrior for tanking purposes.
- Stripperiffic: Almost an Enforced Trope for female heroes when the game was first released in 2008. Now an optional trope.
- Tomato in the Mirror: The Hero wasn't just chosen as the 13th Lord of Chaos, for (s)he is the reincarnation of the Eternal Dragon of Time taken a human guise.
- Villain Protagonist: As a member of the Evil faction, you can play as one of these. More literally and completely becomes this when Drakath chaorrupts The Hero into the 13th Lord of Chaos and makes them wage war on Lore.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: If The Hero is a boy, his form as a Chaos Lord Warrior will be bare-chested, save a shoulder pad.
- Would Hit a Girl: Since quite a few of your enemies in the game are female.
- Would Hurt a Child: Subverted - the only major kids that the Hero has laid sword to were Princess Tara (who was under the control of an evil ring) and the Chaos Kids from the 2010 Mogloween event (who were under the control of the monstrous Stalkwalker). Neither of them were killed as a result, mainly because the Hero doesn't kill unless it's necessary.
- Winged Humanoid: Several items in the cape slot will give your character wings. The Hero gains draconic wings in story when (s)he learns that (s)he is actually the Eternal Dragon of Time. And in the final battle, they also have black feathered wings due to being death along with the dragon ones. If you still have a winged cape equipped at this point, things get somewhat out of hand.
- You Already Changed The Past: The Hero sends They Might Be Giants to the past to read the letter to the past version of The Hero
- You Kill It, You Bought It: Becomes the new incarnation of Death by killing the old one.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Every single leotard-themed armor for the female player comes with thigh-high boots, and some minidresses do the same.
The Book of Lore
After saving it from Dog-Ear who wants to eat The Book, The Book has been used as a way to keep track of The Hero's progress.Associated Tropes
- Big Eater: The book eating the book written in ancient dragon language. There are even options to eat it with ketchup or chocolate fudge!
- Chekhov's Gun: Not only is he used for maintaining info about the player, He's able to translate ancient books. BY EATING THEM.
- Great Big Book of Everything: Keeps an eye on all the accomplishments, badges, special clips, etc. that The Hero has obtained.
- I'm a Humanitarian: And it counts as cannibalism due to the fact that it is a book that eats other books
Main FactionsThe Kingdom of SwordhavenThe Shadowscythe EmpireThe Forces of Chaos
Yulgar is Battleon's primary blacksmith and innkeeper.Associated tropes:
Cleric JoyAssociated tropes:
Cysero the Mad Weaponsmith
The one and only Mad Weaponsmith is back
and is now ready to cause 'mayhem and chaotic events' wherever he goes!Associated tropes:
- Blinding Bangs: No one knows what his eyes are like... so far.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": He has a belt buckle and shoulder pad with a 'C' on it.
- Cardboard Prison: Trapped in a circle with an arrow pointing to it saying Do Not Cross during the Golden Onslaught.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In spades. Nursey, during the Cysero wedding event, even lampshades this as one of the reasons she loves him.
- Crazy-Prepared: Somehow carried two types of trail mix and a whole roast turkey on him during the 4th Mogloween Event.
- Died Standing Up: In the Pandinus Insane Asylum when The Hero arrived Cysero acts all silent while standing and The Hero thinks Cysero is dead standing up but its Subverted since Cysero is sleep standing and is not dead standing up.
- Happily Married: In-game and real life.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Seeing Junior and Mr. Socks in straitjackets during the 4th Mogloween Event only makes him want to find one of those 'awesome' jackets.
- Real Men Hate Sugar: Averted. In real life, he's known to make lots of sweets and goodies.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Warlic's Blue. but he is wearing green
- Suddenly Voiced: For the 4th Mogloween Event
A newcomer to the game (and by extension, Artix Entertianment), Beleen is known for two things: 1) her EXTENSIVE Love of the color pink and 2) her little chinchilla friend that follows her around. She's stated to be one of the great heroes (along with The Hero, Cysero and Artix), but it's still unclear on what
she really is up to...Associated tropes:
- Canon Immigrant: Was shown briefly into a recent 'Dragon Fable'' storyline based on Valentine's Day.
- Cool Pet: It's a chinchilla named Chongo.
- Evil Laugh: Has one in the Ebil Dread portion of the August 2010 Friday the 13th event.
- Informed Ability: Said to be one of the great heroes in Battleon, but we have no idea how she fights nor have we ever seen her fight.
Known as "The Blue Mage" by all in Dragon Fable
, he now runs the 'Magic Shop' in Battleon. He hasn't been seen in any of the major story-lines so far, but he might soon
- Big "WHAT?!": Says this when Ayi Jihu explains how he defeated Nyctox.
- Healing Hands: Like many moglins, Twilly is a capable healer, and brings the Hero up to tip-top shape after his or her big fall at the beginning of the game.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Says "You're right! The dark isn't scary at all!" in front of the manifestation of the fear of darkness, Nyctox.
Valencia SurehunterAssociated tropes:
Promoter of all things glorious, she hangs out in Battleon Square dealing with promotions.Associated tropes:
Aria is the daughter of Yulgar. She is a very big animal lover, and owns Battleon's Pet Shop.Associated tropes:
Drakath The Champion of Order
In the Mirror Realm, he defends the land alongside the 13 Lords of Order after King Alteon killed his father. He also states that the Chaos Drakath may have a similar power to his.Associated tropes:
- The Unreveal: He asks the Hero if his dark counterpart has a specific power...but then states "Never Mind."
- It seems he was asking about Drakath able to create portals into the Mirror World, since he swapped the original Xang for the one in the Mirror World.
Lords of Order
The 13 Lords of Order (although we only see 6 of them) help Drakath fight off King Alteon. They were captured, but were freed by the Hero.Associated tropes:
Mirror CyseroAssociated tropes:
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's Blue to Warlic's Red made even more confusing when he is wearing red while his personality is blue. He's also quite sane unlike his regular incarnation.
Mirror WarlicAssociated tropes:
Mirror ZorbakAssociated tropes:
Lycan Queen SafiriaAssociated tropes:
- Our Werewolves Are Different: The werewolves of Lightovia are significantly different from those of Darkovia. For starters, they love silver.
King Alteon the Imbalanced's Faction
King Alteon the ImbalancedAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: of AdventureQuest Worlds 2nd Birthday
Undead ArtixAssociated tropes:
The Berserker Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Warrior/Warlord Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Mage/Sorcerer Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Healer/Acolyte Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Rogue/Renegade Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Ninja/Assassin Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Dragonslayer Trainer, Galanoth is a legendary Dragonslayer who has slain many dragons in the land of Lore, including the Dragon of Time.
During the Etherstorm saga Galanoth was captured by As'iiur, the High Priest of the Air Dragon, and offered as a sacrifice to Desoloth. He was freed with the help of Ang'st and fought the powerful Desoloth one on one, but lost his right arm and almost his life as well. Warlic used all of his magical power in order to save Galanoth's life, but could not restore his arm without risking his existence
The Star Lord Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Dragon Lord Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Guardian Trainer,Associated Tropes
The Bard Trainer, and your general guide through Mythsong Valley.Associated Tropes
The Shaman Trainer, and master of Arcangrove's Tower of Magic, he helps the hero in his/her quest to complete the Supreme Arcane Staff and defeat Ledgermayne.Associated Tropes
The Ranger Trainer, He is a half-Sand Elven Ranger who was instrumental in the overthrow of Sek-Duat, who committed numerous crimes including the hunting of his people to extinction. In the Sandsea saga, he calls upon the hero to help him stop a renegade by the name of Zahart who has gotten his hands on a powerful Djinn by the name of Tibicenas.Associated tropes:
- Archer Archetype: One of the finest archers of all of Lore.
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Half-Human Hybrid: Zhoom's father was human, and his mother was the last of the Sand Elves, making him...
- Last of His Kind: Zhoom is all that remains of the Sand Elven race destroyed by Sek-Duat.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Goody for Zhoom to destroy the ring Zahart used to control Tibicenas. Way to go for releasing Tibicenas to destroy the Sandsea!!
- Offered the Crown: becomes ruler of Sandsea when the player gives him the crown, cause there's still a lot of threats to Lore they still have to fight off.
- Pointy Ears: Comes with the territory for being a half-sand elf.
The Master Evolved Shaman Trainer, found in Battleon who is also a Class Dealer, eager to sell the hard-to-obtain classes for 2,000 A Cs
Hs'Sakar is the High Priest of the Prime Fire Dragon, who places you in charge of finding the new Prime Fire Dragon, Ssikari. He is the oldest and wisest of the four Dravix High Priests, and is their de facto
As'iiur is the High Priest of the Prime Air Dragon, who places you in charge of destroying the Energy Tornado that is ripping his land apart. He is an able potionmaster and possesses much knowledge. He sides with Desoloth out of fear for the Dragons and tries to sacrifice Galanoth to him, but gives the Hero the power of Air. Desoloth kills As'iiur in ruthless fashion when his treachery against him is discovered, and Ang'st replaces him as the new High Priest
Ang'st is As'iiur's apprentice in the magic of air, and hopes to be its custodian someday. Following As'iiur's death at the hands of Desoloth, Ang'st has become the new High Priest of the Prime Air Dragon
Omom is Ang'st's friend, a Wind Lemur who has been with him since he was a young one in the clutch. He cares for her, and she watches his back and plays "Catch the Tail" to lighten his mood. Omom is killed in a Kick the Dog moment by Desoloth just before the final showdown
Ll'rillor is the High Priest of the Prime Water Dragon, who oversees the ritual to protect the new Prime Dragons. Since As'iiur has betrayed the other three and Ang'st is rather inexperienced in wielding Air power
, he has entrusted the Hero with the task of being the Air focus for the ritual in question.Associated tropes:
Dr'Rader is the High Priest of the Prime Earth Dragon, who places you in charge of rescuing the new Prime Earth Dragon, Arradia, from Desoloth.Associated tropes:
Tropes that most EbilCorp Employees have in common
Zorbak is the only ebil moglin of Lore, and is anything but cute. He doesn't really mind though. A powerful mage and necromancer, he has both helped and caused trouble for the heroes of Lore during his lifetime, mostly for his own amusement. Also, he's the CEO of EbilCorp.Associated tropes:
The head of EbilCorp, a corrupt corporate executive who sought to buy out Artix Entertainment and its gameline. Chairman Platinum first appeared in AQW on April Fools Day 2012, in which he took over Battleon and had it remodeled in EbilCorp fashion. In the AdventureQuest Worlds
4th Birthday event (and the 10th Anniversary event for Artix Entertainment's games in general), Platinum took over Battleon again, using it as the base to unleash his true plan, Operation Gameocide, which involved the invasion by millions of his evil robotic minions of all six of Artix Entertainment's games, with the aim of completely destroying Artix Entertainment's game network. The Artix player base fought back, and fought back hard, taking down all of his minions and saving all six games in just seven days.Associated Tropes
- Omnicidal Maniac: What Platinum hoped to achieve with Operation Gameocide. If it had been successful, Artix's entire game network, comprising at least three different worlds (and several different points in time of one world), would have been taken offline.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffered one of these when his minions in all six games were destroyed by the Artix gamer base.
EbilCorp DronesAssociated Tropes
General Porkon is the big boss of the Horc Fort, one of the early-level areas of the game.Associated tropes:
Thrax is one of the tougher Horcs you will encounter, who primarily lives in the Marsh. He is the final test of a Warrior's skill in the quests given by Thok.Associated tropes:
Elwood Bruise and Jake Bruise
Elwood and Jake Bruise are fought on the airship in Mythsong Canyon.Associated tropes:
At the start of the game he pretends to be the bookstore owner and hides the real owner, Maya, tied-up in a bush. He gives The Hero some quests until Maya is found, and then after a brief battle, he is defeated. The Hero's reward for defeating him is the Book of Lore.Associated Tropes
Oishii is an adorable Troll chef who you primarily meet during the Thanksgiving events.Associated tropes:
- Lethal Chef: During the Thanksgiving Event; it's so bad that everyone (including Artix) has to flee in terror.
- Meaningful Name: Oishii is Japanese for 'delicious', relating to her job as a chef.
- Supreme Chef: Oishii is one of the best cooks of the land of Lore.
Samba is a Troll dancer first encountered in Bloodtusk Ravine, though she also shows up in the 2011 Thanksgiving event.Associated tropes:
An oracle just like her twin brother Krellenos. Unlike Krellenos, her prophecies are ignored while Krellenos is showered with praise.Associated tropes:
- Beware the Nice Ones: See Chaos Lord entry above
- Cassandra Truth: Deconstructed. She takes up all the abuse so that everyone else gets to live in peace and gets nothing for it. For this, she decides to go against them and become the new Chaos Lord.
- Meaningful Name: Based on the famous oracle Cassandra, known for her prophecies that no one would ever believe.
One of the oracles of the Trolls. Like his sister Khasaanda, he was blessed with the gift of Seeing the future. Unlike his sister, Krellenos was showered with praise. When Drakath made Krellenos his newest Chaos Lord, he used his reputation to hide in plain sight while spreading Chaos among the Horcs and Trolls of Bloodtusk Ravine, until he made the mistake of chaorrupting his little brother Antiphuus, which would turn his sister against him when she found out the truth about him
Leader of the Troll faction.Associated tropes:
- My God, What Have I Done?: Upon finding out that the treatment Khasaanda took from him and the other Trolls led her to become the new Chaos Lord, he looks on in horror and disbelief.
- Unwitting Pawn: He thought he was bringing back help to help fight back against the godlike Mother of All Monsters. Instead, he gave an unstoppable alien army the means to invade Lore. On top of that, they ally with the Mother of All Monsters.
Broc and Brody
Wedding Crashing TrollsAssociated tropes:
Werewolf King ConstantinAssociated tropes:
The Werewolf Rep trader.Associated tropes:
Old Werewolf KingAssociated tropes:
- Eye Scream: Constantin pierced his eyes out with his claws.
Vampire Queen Safiria
The queen of the vampires of Darkovia, Safiria directs the efforts of her clan in trying to drive the Lycans out of her territory. She also appears in Mystcroft during Mogloween with the Cauldron Sisters.
She is one of the two forces responsible for first creating the creature known as Wolfwing.Associated tropes:
- Keystone Army: When she dies, all of her sires and their sires die with her, destroying all 10 million of her minions. With them gone, only a handful of vampires remain on Lore.
- Killed Off for Real: The 13th Lord of Chaos tricks the Lycans and Vampires into believing the other side has allied with Chaos. The Werewolves successfully assassinate her and are consequently driven to a retreat by the 13th Lord's armies.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: If Safiria gets really pissed, such as during your audience with her in Darkovia, she starts sporting a pair of these, which should be your cue to get out of there. Now.
The Vampire Rep trader.Associated tropes:
Edvard is one of Safiria's greatest warriors, a very sparkly vampire who frequently uses hair gel and arrogantly considers himself greater than Safiria herself.He is the boss of the Vampire/Lycan War, who took up Wolfwing's offer to assassinate Safiria after his girlfriend Beulah left him for a werewolf, with hopes of turning the war between the two night-breeds into an even deadlier one so that neither of the clans can bother Wolfwing again. After being defeated, Edvard turned into a bat and flew away, his current fate unknown.Associated tropes:
Vampire Lord Incubus
Incubus is the Vampire Lord that sought to take over Battleon during the close of 2010's Mogloween so that when Mystcroft vanished into the mists, Battleon would be taken with it. This plan was stopped with the Mogloween War.Associated tropes:
Another vampire encountered during the 2011 Mogloween event, Baron Luca is the ruler of a small village whose residents are being called away by the Pie of Rising Evil
. Baron Luca does not take kindly to this and wants to take it out of Cysero's hide.Associated tropes:
- Expy / Shout-Out: To Lord Dracula of Castlevania. He even has a second form that he turns into at half health.
- One-Winged Angel: The demonic form he takes in mid-battle. "Behold my true form and despair!" indeed.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He believes his slaves are for him to eat and not to be eaten by some voice that he believes to be that of Cysero which, of course, doesn't actually belong to Cysero but instead, unknown to Luca himself, belongs to the Pie of Rising Evil.
Sleezter Bunny is Deady's archnemesis, who in the April 2012 Friday the 13th event is trying to unleash a Bunnypocalypse upon Lore.
- The Ditz: Sleezter is amazingly stupid.
- Evil Counterpart: To Deady since he and Deady have an almost similar design
- Hair-Raising Hare: Sleezter would like to be this, but the fact of the matter is that compared to the Beastmaker, he's strictly small-fry.
- Mooks: His Bunny Minions.
- The Rival: To Deady.
The Beastmaker of the Neverworld
The creator of Sleezter Bunny and a whole bunch of other horror movie matinee rejects, who has been trying to replace Deady for years. A bit less stupid than Sleezter Bunny and the true threat behind the Bunnypocalypse. In the July 2012 Friday the 13th event, he's the Big Bad
- And I Must Scream: He gets locked away in his own Neverworld along with Sleezter after he accidentally bumps into him and knocks him back into his closet portal, and jumps in with him.
- Big Bad: of the current Friday the 13th saga.
- Harmless Villain: While slightly less stupid than Sleezter Bunny and having high damage, the Beastmaker is surprisingly easy to defeat in combat (but at least he's tough to solo), and he gets locked back up in his own Neverworld because of Sleezter's incompetence.
- Ultimate Evil: In the April 2012 Friday the 13th event. Not so much in July 2012.
- You Have Failed Me: Says this to Sleezter Bunny after the destruction of the undead Rabbit Beast, but surprisingly doesn't kill him at all, which is because of Sleezter's amazing stupidity. In July 2012, he decides not to trust his subordinate's actions any further when he sees that Sleezter is still just as stupid as before, and take matters into his own hands and take over Lore by himself, giving his henchman another task to accomplish while warning him not to fail this time.
The Undead Legion
Dage the Evil
The Dark Lord of the Undead Legion, Dage the Evil is currently hiding out in Shadowfall, willing to give players who find him an upgrade of their Undead Warrior armors they bought for AC's after they pass a series of trials set up for them by himself. He has a long-standing rivalry with his former master, the Abyss General, Nulgath.Associated tropes:
- Bad Boss: According to the description for one of his quests, he says that the Undead Legion does not tolerate failure and therefore does not wish for those aiming to join the Legion to fail and therefore end up meeting the same fate as the Undead Champions down in BattleUnder B.
- The Comically Serious: He's dead serious, even when some minions have comedic traits. (Get it? DEAD serious?) Anyway, he doesn't approve of humor within the Undead Legion, as shown when Laken cuts down a Legion Judge for talking about ponies and lollipops.
- Even Evil Has Standards / Pet the Dog: While Dage is evil, he is kind enough to lend you some rare items on his birthday. Then again, who says Dage is always evil?
- Evil Overlord: Or, should we say, Dark Lord of the Undead Legion.
- Kick the Dog: At least a few times in the Frostval 2013 event (he hasn't been seen doing it anytime else). What's the first thing he does after Nippy greets him with a Frostval gift? He throws him off a cliff, followed by his present itself (after which Nippy is later turned undead).
- He later throws a Legion Minion off a cliff for failing him after Frostfang has been defeated (See You Have Failed Me below).
- Lack of Empathy: He certainly shows no regrets for anybody willing to sell their souls to him to join the Undead Legion. According to the item description for the Undead Champion armor, he believes that remorse is a sign of weakness, and weakness is not tolerated.
- Obviously Evil: His skull-covered armor and demonic horns sure are a dead giveaway. Of course, however, like Nulgath, he doesn't kick dogs whatsoever (save for the 2013 Frostval event when he throws Nippy, his Frostval gift, and later one Legion Minion who had failed him off a cliff), let alone cross the depravity line.
- The Rival: To Nulgath.
- In the past, he also had another rival named Blightbringer, whom he had Rand deal with and kill for him.
- Smug Super: He is indeed VERY confident that he will show Nulgath that the student has surpassed the master.
- The Starscream: It is said that he wanted to become independent and free from eternal obedience to his former master Nulgath, and his quest to be so started a rivalry between the two that eventually graduated into an all-out war for the Underworld.
- You Have Failed Me: In the Frostval 2013 event, he throws a Legion Minion off a cliff in the same manner that he did with Nippy and his Frostval gift at the beginning of the adventure after Frostfang's defeat at the hero's hands.
- Your Soul Is Mine: He has a rather strong obsession with collecting them.
- Cool Sword: His Caladbolg weapon, which, surprisingly, all Skull Warriors who are others like him wield.
- King Mook: He's actually a generic Skull Warrior who provides heroes with shops and quests.
- Skull for a Head
The Stranger / Laken
- Ridiculously Successful Future Self: The Stranger is actually Laken from the future who, in fact, joined the Undead Legion before traveling back to the present for the Dage vs. Nulgath war.
A farm boy who lost his home, family, and friends when his hometown, Ravenscar Village, was attacked and destroyed by Blightbringer's undead army. He teamed up with Dage the Evil, who wanted to help him make Blightbringer pay for all the damage he had done. It turns out that Dage had him defeat Blightbringer for him so he could recruit him as the first member of his Undead Legion
- Fantastic Racism: His hatred towards the undead when they destroyed his village. In the end, however, he was turned undead by Dage before he could gain Blightbringer's power, and was forced to serve Dage in undeath.
- He Who Fights Monsters: His successful revenge against Blightbringer with Dage's help is what made him into Dage's first recruit... but not before he disposed of him and turned him undead because he didn't want him to become another competitor with him due to just having defeated one competitor once.
- Revenge: He's plenty pissed off at the undead and Blightbringer for what they did to Ravenscar, and he lets them know of this in no uncertain terms.
The Horsemen of the Undead Apocalypse
A group of four of Dage's most loyal servants, these undead centaur-looking god-like beings serve to test the skills of the players in combat. They appear in Dage's 2014 birthday event.
- Light Is Not Good: Conquest. According to the item descriptions for his capes, his clothing is made of bright white underworld heat, which is often mistaken for angelic light.
- Playing with Fire: War's flaming sword.
- Skull for a Head: Famine and Death. War also has one under his helmet, as shown in the armor.
Nulgath is a fiend of the Underworld and a General of the Abyss. He rules the hidden realm known as Tercessuinotlim. He was formerly known in his previous form as Miltonius. His rival is, no doubt, his former student, Dage the Evil.Associated tropes:
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: It is said that if one player moves, he'll immediately strike said player down with enough power to cost him / her all of his / her HP.
- Disappointed In You: States this to Dage during their final battle, just before some of his followers reveal themselves to be working with Dage now, to Nulgath's surprise.
- The Rival: To Dage the Evil. Interesting enough to note that both call each other "pretenders" to the title of Lord of Evil, which inspires their rivalry.
- Satan: He does make some deals however he has a Master that may fit the trope.
- Stern Teacher: And a patient one to those loyal to him.
An ogre who is Nulgath's General.
A female barbarian who is Nulgath's chief torturer.
A barbarian is Nulgath's loyal subordinate. He is The Dragon
to Nulgath himself.
- Expy: He and Dilligas share the same armor, only with different versions. Dilligas may either be his daughter or his sister.
Skew is Nulgath's enchanter, who infuses weapons of his choosing with the power of darkness.
A traveling cloaked magician who purifies weapons with the power of light. Polish is a good person who wants to do everything in his power to foil Nulgath's rise to power.
A Hork who has mastered the way of the samurai. He is willing to either lend his blade to or follow players wherever they go when they prove that they truly are pure of heart to him.
A pair of twins living in Nulgath's secret area of Tercessuinotlim. Together, Gothy and Girly make up the Yin-Yang Girls.
- Expy: They both look strikingly like Xing and Xang, the Second Lords of Chaos.
- Girly Girl: The appropriately-named Girly.
Other Heroes, Villains and Characters of Note
Maya is the real owner of Bookwyrms, who you meet in your introductory quest. Dogear has tied her up and hidden her in a bush while he eats her books. After being rescued, she gives The Hero
the Book of Lore.Associated Tropes
David The Mad Green InventorAssociated tropes:
- Animal Motifs: He at first did not know what motif he would be. He went from dog, vulture, alligator and then finally chose the Chicken.
A young moglin with a ribbon around his neck. Is known for his monstrous appetite for fish and ice cream.Associated tropes:
A mad scientist and dentist with a love of crazy machines. His plan during the Mogloween event was to turn candy sugar-free so that people's teeth wouldn't decay, which had the effect of making the Moglins go crazy and turn into Moglinsters.Associated tropes:
The primary villain of the 3rd Birthday Event featuring They Might Be Giants. His business is collecting people with great destinies, and since he needs these people in "mint condition," he's not simply going to let them go. He travels dimensions using a special device called the Vigilette, which the Hero ultimately uses to mount a rescue of the others with him or her.Associated tropes:
- Big Bad: of AdventureQuest Worlds 3rd Birthday
- The Collector / Collector of the Strange: He "collects" people who have not finished their great destiny like Young Drakath, They Might Be Giants and The Hero.
- Harmless Villain: The closest he got to hurting somebody was attempting to have his Doppelgangers of They drain the life force of the Johns. Other than that, he doesn't seem to be able to do anything other than collect people from different time periods, though. He's very much disinterested in letting those he "collects" (read: kidnaps) go regardless of the consequences to them or their worlds, however, as he needs them in "mint condition", and life in the glass cases can't really be called anything but imprisonment.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The Collector thinks of the people he "collects" as little more than collectible rares, and after the final battle with him, he ends up as a collectable for an even bigger Collector, and since he no longer has the Vigilette, he can't escape his case.
A villain of the Northlands, Aisha is a half ice elf and half dragon who commands a powerful ice dragon. The Hero and Nythera battle her during the Northland storyline.Associated tropes:
An evil mummy who has ruled the Sandsea for over a millennium, and was responsible for hunting Zhoom's people, the Sand Elves, to extinction.Associated tropes:
An insane pyromancer who kidnaps The AdventureQuest Worlds Hero with a very cunning trap. He has confused the AdventureQuest Worlds Hero with the DragonFable Hero, and he won't listen to reason. It is learned that he is seeking a new apprentice among the children of the village of Basani.Associated tropes:
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Xan's plan to prepare his apprentice for training as a pyromancer involves "burning their mind clean and starting over with their freshly broken mind." Xan's initial implication that he would use one of the children for this is enough to send the Hero into outrage mode. Unfortunately, he actually wants one of their parents for an apprentice instead.
- Hostage for MacGuffin: Tries this with Andesi's mother Scoria to get the Ring of Shurpu. Unfortunately for Xan, the Hero had a feeling Xan would pull something like this, leading to...
- Humiliation Conga: The Hero, right before facing Xan with the Ring of Shurpu, took a little detour to Escherion's Tower and used some of Escherion's Inversion Chaos Magic on the Ring. As a result, instead of amplifying Xan's fire magic by a thousand times, he's actually reduced his fire magic by a thousand times, rendering him virtually powerless — and because of the spell that he cast upon it preventing Warlic or the Hero from removing it just before putting it on, only Warlic or the Hero can remove it now. Tough break, Burnyhead!
- Obviously Evil: Of course. He has a flaming skull for a head as proof.
- Playing with Fire: He is a pyromancer, after all...
- Sanity Slippage: Xan's always been evil, but his mental state has taken a turn for the worse.
- As revealed in the 4th Mogloween Event, he got sent for treatment by Dr. De'Sawed, who put him through five months of horrible experiments that snapped his brain like a twig.
- You're Insane!: Is often given this by the Hero since he is... well, insane.
A benevolent genie who the Hero and Zhoom free from a magic lamp, he grants him wishes to stop Tibicenas. Unfortunately, despite being a genie, he couldn't stand up to Tibicenas.Associated tropes:
The ruler of all Djinn in the Djinn Realm, The Efreet is the one who cast out Tibicenas long ago.Associated tropes:
Last seen in Dragon Fable
, Vayle first appears to free the hero from Vordred's spell, then after helping him/her put Artix in Lightguard Keep's prison, sends him/her to travel across Doomwood learning information on both Artix and Vordred.Associated tropes:
A Dravix and faithful servant to Desoloth, who opens the 11-11-11 portal seeking help to free him before he is sealed away forever which in what he says to everyone could doom all of the elements of Lore. In truth he wants to free him so his master can devour the elements themselves.Associated tropes:
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated the hero into defeating the Prime Dragons and using the Dracoscintilla to free his master from confinement to allow him to devour the elements.
- Our Dragons Are Different: In this case, a Dravix.
J6 is a thief and bounty hunter who carries out daring heists.Associated tropes:
- Badass: he is even shown to be more Badass in one of the cutscenes in Mission 5 of The VR Room
- Body Snatcher: A rare heroic version. J6 uses host bodies to carry out his heists and bounties, but always helps his hosts carry out their missions before leaving them. The only exception to this rule was the Baron, whom he had to leave without letting him finish his mission, and this pissed off the Baron enough to swear revenge upon him. As of the end of the saga, he has fashioned a robotic body for himself and so does not need to rely on hosts anymore.
- Bounty Hunter
- Cool Helmet: J6 is never without it. As revealed in the finale of the saga, this is because the helmet is J6 itself, and the various costumes he's used throughout the saga belong to the people that he's used as hosts.
- Cool Ship: The Hyperium
- Foreshadowing: Remember that scene near the end of the 2012 Heroes Heart Day event when the Hero uses J6's head to smuggle Moore out of the underworld? There was a little note stating that why and how that was possible would be explained later on. See below.
- The Gunslinger: Probably the only AQW character to make extensive use of guns.
- Happily Married: To Cinazool, another Bounty Hunter he met when hunting down Filthy McGee.
- Losing Your Head: J6 is taken apart by a shipwreck in the beginning of the 2012 Hero's Heart Day event, but being a cyborg/android, his head is still functional, and is eventually used by the Hero to smuggle Moore/Romeo's spirit out of the Underworld so that he and Jeluti/Juliet can be together. This also happens if you cut the wrong wire during his third virtual mission.
- The Reveal: J6 was created by a brilliant inventor named Tyrone McAllister, who was hired by the Inertia Armed Forces to create a weapon to make their soldiers more efficient killers. He deemed J6 too valuable to turn over to them, so he escaped with it. By placing J6 upon his head, Tyrone was able to fight off the Inertia Soldiers and escape. He soon turned his new talents to superheroing, but after Tyrone was killed by a thug leader, J6 took over him and stole the Hyperium. He has traveled from world to world using people as hosts in exchange for helping them carry out their missions. The only exception to the rule was the Baron, whom he left without helping him finish his mission, and he's been out for revenge against J6 ever since. The various parts that J6 was collecting were not for a doomsday device as the Baron claimed, but for a new robotic body for J6 — he's sick of relying on hosts and playing Body Snatcher, and wants a body that can last him forever.
- Suddenly Voiced: Is voiced in the February 2012 Hero's Heart Day Event.
The L.O.S.E.R.s (League of Super Evil Rangers) are a group of bad guys who try to destroy the planet Banzai with their Doomsday Rocket.Associated tropes:
- Animal Motifs:
- Blue L.O.S.E.R.: Platypus
- Pink L.O.S.E.R.: Flamingo
- Yellow L.O.S.E.R.: Koala
- Black L.O.S.E.R.: Black moor
- Red L.O.S.E.R.: Aardvark
- Green L.O.S.E.R.: Honey Badger
- Prismatic L.O.S.E.R.: Chameleon
- Cool Helmet
- Expy: Of the Power Rangers.
- Gender Flip: The pink and yellow L.O.S.E.R.s are males based on female characters
- Punny Name
- Real Men Wear Pink: The Pink L.O.S.E.R.
- The Unfought: Only the Green L.O.S.E.R. and the Prismatic L.O.S.E.R. cannot be fought. However, they do have armors that can be equipped; the green one's can be dropped from the Absurd Foot, and the prismatic one's can be bought from J6's armory for ACs.
The Grim Reaper and the guardian of the UnderworldAssociated Tropes:
- A Day in the Limelight: He gets his own storyline when he and the hero switch places. He is less than successful in the role of the Hero.
- Blood Knight: he is a living person less than a day, and promptly starts fighting every hero he encounters, to the extent that the player Hero (who is the current personification of death at the time) is forced to intervene.
- Killed Off for Real: When Drakath takes control of Death after killing you in order to prevent you from coming back, you take a mission from Nulgath in the Underworld in order to kill him. Unlike the last time Death got deaded (see below), this has the effect of making YOU the new Death for the final battle.
- The Necromancer: Has the ability to turn your Red Dragon pet into a Dracolich, as well as having restored Chuckles (or at least his head) to unlife.
- The Problem with Fighting Death: When Sepulchure kills him in an alternate timeline, it puts an end to death and unleashes a Zombie Apocalypse. Though oddly enough, it instead results in You Kill It, You Bought It when The Hero kills him.
- Suddenly Voiced: In both the Fear Chaser event and the 2012 Heroes' Heart Day event (the latter by none other than George Lowe).
- You Kill It, You Bought It: You become the new Death after killing the old one, though you end up sacrificing this personification when you enter the Chaos Gate.
The Desterrat Moya
The Desterrat Moya is a powerful ancient evil from a time long before Lore's current pantheon. It clashed against gods and lost, and was sealed into its own dimension. But undead minions all across Lore worship him as a deity, seeking to be freed from their necromantic masters. This worship has given the Moya strength enough to breach a hole between its own dimension and the world of Lore, and now Knave1, King Alteon's personal Undead Slayer, needs your help to seal him back into his home dimension.Associated Tropes:
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: The Moya grows stronger with the prayers of undead minions, and killing these minions weakens him.
Dr. De'Sawed is the villain of the 2012 Mogloween event. He was once the chief of medicine at the Pandinus Insane Asylum, a hospital set up for the care of the mentally unfirm. Rumor had it that the asylum was a front for a sinister cult, and investigations into the asylum uncovered the fact that De'Sawed was performing some nasty experiments on his patients, having discovered a way to tap into the power of madness to turn nightmares into reality. When King Alteon learned of the horrors going down at the asylum, he had the place shut down, but the guards never caught De'Sawed.
Seeking new subjects for his twisted experiments, De'Sawed lures Cysero, Kimberly, and the Hero into the asylum, where his Scorpion Cult and his monstrous creations await...Associated Tropes:
- Cult: Leads one with a scorpion motif.
- Mad Doctor:
- Meaningful Name: De'Sawed's name sounds quite a lot like de Sade, himself rumored to be a madman back in the day.
- One-Winged Angel: Has turned himself into some creepy scorpionlike monster by the time you track him down.
- Playing with Syringes: Engaged in quite a lot of this at the asylum before he got shut down by King Alteon. Among his victims is a certain burny-headed pyromancer, though it's unclear whether the five months of experiments caused Xan's initial descent into insanity or just his recent mental turn for the worse.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The Hero and Kimberly try doing this after it becomes apparent that De'Sawed can't be killed. It doesn't work, and the Hero has to fight and seal him again.
- You Cannot Kill An Idea: Stated by Cysero as the reason that De'Sawed can't be killed.
Elim is the hero who originally fought Kezeroth and stopped his plan to destroy Lore, giving his life to prevent Quetzal's Comet from being brought down.Associated Tropes:
- Exactly What I Aimed At: Elim's sword did not hit Kezeroth, but it wasn't what he was aiming at — he was instead aiming for the stone that was projecting the tractor-beam, moving it out of alignment and averting doomsday for Lore.
Athon the Chronomancer
Athon is your questgiver in the 2012 Frostval event, the one who alerts the Hero to the threat of Kezeroth the World Ender.Associated Tropes:
- Heroic Sacrifice: Athon uses all his power to freeze Kezeroth back in time for at least another 26,000 years, at the cost of his life.
- Quest Giver: Your primary one for the 2012 Frostval event.
- Time Master: Like all Chronomancers.
Kezeroth the World Ender
The villain of the 2012 Frostval event. Kezeroth is an immensely powerful being who 20,000 years ago sought to destroy Lore by bringing Quetzal's Comet down onto it and freeing the Beast Quetzal from its prison, seeking to use the beast's power to bring about an eternal ice age and kill off all life. He was stopped by a hero by the name of Elim, who diverted the beam that would bring the comet down at the cost of his own life. Kezeroth was visited by a Chronocorruptor who offered to give Kezeroth a second chance to carry out his evil plan by sealing him in time until 20,000 years have passed and Quetzal's Comet comes to Lore again — which just happens to be 12-12-12, the present day.Associated Tropes:
- An Ice Person: Like many Frostval villains, Kezeroth is primarily an ice-themed villain, and seeks to cover Lore in eternal ice.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He's said to be more powerful than any villain the Hero has faced, and so far, he's proved it, taking down both Elim 20,000 years ago, and the Hero him/herself 20,000 years later.
- Dissonant Serenity: Did you see the way he calmly stood by and watched as Quetzal terrorized and destroyed villages everywhere? Then again, he's pretty much calm and emotionless most of the time, except during the parts where he throws his murderous fits of Unstoppable Rage.
- Drop the Hammer: Kezeroth's weapons of choice are two wicked-looking spiked hammers.
- Dual Wielding: He's able to carry both of his hammers with ease. He truly is a force to be reckoned with.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: He's got these as well.
- Hero Killer: Anytime this monstrosity shows up, the good guys don't stand a chance.
- The Juggernaut: This guy does not know when to lay down and die, and even after being defeated, the only thing that finally stops him is Athon using all his power in a Heroic Sacrifice to freeze him in time again.
- Knight of Cerebus: Compared to previous Frostval villains, Kezeroth is played perfectly straight; he even curbstomps The Hero to show that he really means business. Not even Maximilian Lionfang nor Dead Morice can have their threat levels compared to his own, even through Lionfang's Kick the Dog moment of burning the Frostval gifts and Moral Event Horizon moment of shattering the snow globe containing the Frostval Spirit and laying bare his intent to make the world suffer for surrendering to evil by destroying Frostval, and not to mention Morice's own Moral Event Horizon moments of transforming of several residents into Ice Symbiotes and capturing several Frostvale Moglins.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: He's known as the "World Ender", which should be reason enough to stay the hell away.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Delivers a fatal one of these to Elim after he foils his first attempt 26,000 years ago to destroy Lore.
- Obviously Evil: Let's see here... Spikes of Villainy, Glowing Eyes of Doom, deathly cold ice powers, giant horns, undead-like jaws, Dissonant Serenity... we can definitely tell he's definitely NOT a good guy.
- Omnicidal Maniac: This guy is the latest in a handful of bad guys with the goal of killing all life on Lore. He seeks to bring down Quetzal's Comet upon Lore and awaken the great beast known as Quetzal in order to bring an eternal ice age upon Lore.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After his first failure to bring about Lore's end, he was sealed voluntarily by a Chronocorruptor until the next time that Quetzal's Comet comes along. As a frigging Juggernaut, he proves impossible to destroy, so Athon, the Chronomancer allied with the Hero, uses all of his power in a Heroic Sacrifice to freeze him in time again.
- Spikes of Villainy
- Straw Nihilist: When the Hero asks Kezeroth why he is seeking to destroy the world, he has this to say:
Hero: But...why? You don't even know this world anymore. It's almost Frostval! A time of giving, to celebrate joy and the warmth of friendship. It's a time of hope!
Kezeroth: Little hero, Hope is a lie. Joy is a mask that all life wears to hide from the truth.
Hero: And what truth is that?
Kezeroth: That EVERYTHING ends. The universe's true nature is decay and rot. The universe's ultimate form after all is played out in cold, empty nothingness. I am an agent of that nothingness, and the Beast Quetzal is the tool I will use to speed all life on Lore to its end. Your world dies, not in flames, but in ice.
- Unstoppable Rage: Especially during his Villainous Breakdowns.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Frostval in general has an overall cheerful Christmasy theme, and you generally have no problem saving it from villains who try to ruin it, even if they kick dogs, much less cross the depravity line like Lionfang and Dead Morice did. And then you meet Kezeroth himself, who not only ACTUALLY considers all life as well as both happiness and joy, especially that of Frostval itself, meaningless, but also manages to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to Elim in the past, you in the present, and later Athon (also in the present) before his Heroic Sacrifice.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Elim redirected the beam that would have brought the comet down 20,000 years ago, Kezeroth lost it big-time, using his hammers to beat him to death in a fit of rage. Time will only tell what form his next breakdown will take.
- After the heroes take Quetzal down, Kezeroth loses it again, taking the Sword of Hope that the Hero was about to use to destroy Quetzal and finish the beast off himself for failing him, which is really shooting himself in the foot at this point due to the fact that if he hadn't killed it, Quetzal would have regained its power anyway.
- You Have Failed Me: Pulls this on Quetzal, the beast he summoned to destroy Lore, for being beaten unconscious by the heroes.
The master of the Vault of Endless Doom, along with several other of the world's most evil death trap-filled dungeons. He invites several players to his dungeon to watch them die embarrassing deaths over and over again.Associated tropes
- Big "NO!": When Artix is about to put the Dark Dragon Wedding Ring that Mort had accidentally placed on the pedestal in one of his dungeons around his finger, which transports both him and the hero to Adam's wedding chapel.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: A rather funny case of what happens when heroes who are invited to his dungeons try to get to the end of them.
- Faux Affably Evil: He seems rather friendly when sending players their invites to his dungeons. This is all just a facade, of course, and he goes from ingenuinely polite to batshit insane and obsessed with watching them die over and over again.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: His name is a combination of both the words "Grim" and "Skull", which is more than reason enough to stay away from his dungeons.
- Oh, Crap: Gets this upon realizing that his assistant Mort had accidentally placed the Dark Dragon Wedding Ring on the pedestal in one of his dungeons, which Artix puts on his finger at the hero's suggestion (which transports both him and the hero to Adam's wedding chapel). Cue his Big "NO!" just as Artix is about to perform said action.
- Obviously Evil: You can tell he's not a good guy when you see that his body is decayed and he has a Skull for a Head with a hood worn over it, and not to mention his robes are black as death.
- Villainous Breakdown: While he's already crazy from the start, he has one upon finding out that Raxgore, the unstoppable juggernaut he intended to send after you, starved to death due to not having been fed in ten years — and that Binky, the man-eating unicorn, ate all the necromancers that could have been used to raise him as undead.
- He quickly regains his so-called composure two cutscenes later, though.
- Wasn't That Fun?: After the defeat of the Ghost King Angler, Grimskull says what fun it was that the players got to go through his dungeon and tells them to exit through the Gift Shop room. However, this is just the first two floors of his dungeon!
Syrrus the Astromancer
Syrrus is an Astromancer living in the Tower of Winds on Draconis Island. He was compelled to open the Horologium Gate for a mage and his army that might help bring the fight to the Queen of Monsters. However, it turns out that he was manipulated into unleashing horrific creatures upon Lore by Karok the Fallen.Associated tropes:
- My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to the Frostspawn horde invading Lore, along with Karok's murder of his apprentice Lorentz.
Karok the Fallen
The leader of the Frostspawn horde who hails from the ice planet Glacera. He targets Lore out of desire to finish what his brother Kezeroth started.Associated tropes:
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Forms one with the Mother of All Monsters, though with the full intent of betraying her later.
- Evil Makes You Monstrous: The magic of his world makes you what you choose. As he grew increasingly twisted on the inside, it was reflected in his appearance.
- Fallen Hero: He once fought to protect his world from invaders. He sent away his wife and children for their safety, but they were captured by the enemy. The enemy offered to return them in return for his army. He gave in, and they sent back their corpses. He fell to an Unstoppable Rage and wiped them all out. His original army came to fear him and he grew increasingly monstrous.
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated Syrrus and the hero into using the seven elemental Starstones to open the Horologium gate so he could lead the Frostspawn horde to attack Lore.
- Obviously Evil: Deathly cold ice powers, check... Glowing Eyes of Doom, check... horns on his hood, check... icy-cold Sinister Scythe, check... You know this guy means business when it comes to evil.
Ethan is a game fanatic, a recovering Everquest addict, and an amateur artist. His often nonsensical, off-beat, or even moronic antics are the focus of the comic and the source of many of its plotlines. Ethan currently owns GameHaven, a video game store. Ethan is also described as the creator of Winter-een-mas, a seven-day celebration of video games, and founder of the Church of Gaming.Associated tropes:
- Only Sane Man: Inverted. Everybody else including The Hero can come across as sane when compared to him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Hero and Lucas act as The Blue to Ethan's Red
Lucas is a year older than Ethan. He is portrayed as more level-headed and down to earth than Ethan. Cynical and sarcastic, Lucas is something of a slacker, prepared to enjoy a good video game over actual work. Lucas is a programmer and previously worked at a computer store, where he offered technical assistance. More recently, he left to work for Ethan at Game Haven
as an assistant managerAssociated tropes:
Lilah defied Ethan's preconceived notion that girls (or at least, cute ones) don't play video games, after which they began dating. Lilah is the same age as Ethan and formerly worked as a secretary, but has been competing in tournaments as a professional gamer.Associated tropes:
Formerly known as the "Xbot", Zeke is a creation of EthanAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: of The Ctrl Alt Del Crossover
Role Playing GameAssociated tropes:
The primary characters of the AQW Hero's Heart Day 2012 event. A pair of Star-Crossed Lovers
(the original ones
, in fact) who were kept apart in life by the hatred of their families for each other, they are further grieved to learn that they are being kept apart even in death by the dying curse of Mercutio, Romeo's friend of the time. This forced separation has split the Underworld in two, which has Death, the guardian of the Underworld, very annoyed. With the help of Mia the Mer'Angel and everyone's favorite bounty hunter J6, the Hero must find a way to reunite these two lovers, in life or in death.
- Big Bad: of The 2012 Hero's Heart Day Event
- Dying Curse: Mercutio's dying curse from the original play, delivered in a moment of anger, which proved to have more far-reaching effects than even he anticipated.
The Magic Thief
Duchess WillaAssociated tropes:
One Eyed Doll
The lead guitarist and singer of One Eyed Doll, Kimberly is known for being hyperactive, energetic and all around crazy. She first shows up in the finale of the Mythsong saga, where she's revealed to be the real Chaos Lord of the storyline
. She's also seen in the July 2010 Friday the 13th Event featuring George Lowe and is somehow the voice actor for Sally in the Doomwood saga.Associated tropes:
Mr. SocksAssociated tropes:
A band that travels the dimensions setting up shows and occasionally helping people. They're the ones who originally summon the Hero to the Mirror Realm in the 2nd Anniversary Event.Associated Tropes
A very important factor in the band, he takes all of the electricity made by the giant tesla coils and amazes everyone by how he's not fazed by it.Associated Tropes
- Badass: In Real Life, he's getting blasted in the face with electricity.
- The Blank: Justified that he's wearing a special suit that's making sure he doesn't die from 2,000,000 volts of electricity.
King BeatAssociated Tropes
Along with John L, he makes up one-half of the duo "They Might Be Giants". He was taken by the Collector before his destiny to become a famous rock group, and his voice was altered due to surgery.Associated Tropes
Along with John F, he makes up the one-half of the duo "They Might Be Giants". He was taken by the Collector before his destiny to become a famous rock group, and has his vocal cords surgically altered, hence his weird voice.Associated Tropes
Other Guest Stars
A famous musician who's known for coming to Battleon once every Friday the 13th. Every time he appears, it seems as if undead and other abnormalities follow him around. Starting with the May 2011 Friday the 13th Event, he carries around a special weapon known as the Vorutanian Key Blade.Associated Tropes
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Starts wearing different suits starting with the January 2012 event though.
- Breakout Character: He's become the face of the Friday the 13th events for the Artix Entertainment games to the point that he has his own card in the Battleon Battle Card Came.
- Casting a Shadow: Can use Shadow Step with the Vorutanian Key Blade.
- Continuity Nod: He mentions some of the past Friday the 13th exploits during the January 2012 one ranging from fighting aliens and undead.
- In the April 2012 Event, he and Deady have the Unicorn Rider badges pinned on them.
- Cool Horse: A badass-looking black unicorn with flaming hoofs, as of the first 2012 Friday the 13th event.
- Musical Episode: His appearance in the first ever Friday the 13th event codified all future Friday the 13th—and all other special events—to have music based on the guests that come.
- Nice Hat: Has three versions: Regular Top Hat, Flaming Top Hat, and Horned Top Hat.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Somehow beating the one-armed bandit by himself in May 2011's Friday the 13th event.
- Punny Name: Vorutanian is based on the Japanese way of saying his name.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tried this in the January 2012 event when he hears the threat was a Robot Girl...until the Hero mentions that she shoots missiles.
- Techno Wizard: As shown in the April 2012 Event
- Thirteen Is Unlucky: Comes every Friday the 13th, but the only time something bad happened to him was him being cursed by the Cursed Guitar of Skull Punch Island in the first event.
- Weapon of Choice: Starts wielding the Vorutanian Key Blade since he obtained it in May 2011's Friday the 13th event.
Deady is Voltaire's evil extraterrestrial friend who usually takes the form of a teddy bear. In the last 2011 Friday the 13th event, he was revealed to be a native of the planet of Necronus by the name of Urkor Malravenus, and took on his true form to battle the leader of the aliens invading Lore while the Hero fought Yahorneth
A famous Chinese singer who comes during the special April 2011 Fear Chaser event. She needs the Hero—and Twilly's—help to fight the manifestations of the fears of Heights, Darkness and Death in addition to Fear Itself
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes dips into this.
- In a Single Bound: She's able to jump as high as the Manifestation of Heights is tall, and can jump from tree top to tree top.
- Magic Meteor: She states that she got her power after being hit by one of these. The Hero then lampshades how crazy it sounds.
A rising star on Youtube who's known as the "Unicorn Crooner", he helps out in the January 2012 Friday the 13th Event by helping tame what would eventually become Voltaire's flaming black unicorn.Associated Tropes
- The Beastmaster: Can tame unicorns.
- Butt Monkey: Deady sees him as a target for slapstick. (Knocked him unconscious, stomped on his left foot and rode him down the volcano following Voltaire on his newfound unicorn.)
- Leitmotif: Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The Unicorn Crooner, and Andrew's famous song is known as Pink Unicorns Dancing On Rainbows.
- Robosexual: At the end of the January 2012 Friday the 13th event, he proves to be quite taken with Amira 2.0, and is definitely a better match for her than the Jerkass King.
Mia J. Park
A rising star in Australia, she's a Mer'angel in the February 2012 Hero's Hearts Day event. She lures sailors to her so they could help reunite the cursed lovers Jeluti and Moore. Targeted by J6 for this phenomena, he succeeds in bringing her to Death himself, only to find out that the anomaly surrounding her hasn't disappeared.Associated Tropes
Legend Only Characters
Nukemichi/Shadow NukemichiAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: The Real Big Bad of The Akiba Expansion
- Undying Loyalty: To Princess Miko and Emperor Daisho However it turns out to be subverted
Nukemichi's Shadow who plans to assassinate Princess Miko However it turns out he is loyal and that Nukemichi is planing to use The LanternAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: of Nukemichi's Quest Line Subverted since he is not that evil and Nukemichi is the real bad guy
- Undying Loyalty: Unlike Nukemichi he is loyal to Princess Miko and Emperor Daisho
- Disney Villain Death: Though she's clearly not a villain, she was killed by the Master by being pushed off a cliff into the ocean by him.
- One Steve Limit: There is a princess named Tera who's name sounds like her but with one R instead of a double R
Duke EllingtonAssociated tropes:
Capt. 000000BeardAssociated tropes: