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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 UNdead: 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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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.Associated Tropes
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 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:
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 leader.Associated tropes:
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.Associated tropes:
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.Associated tropes:
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.Associated tropes:
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
Big Bad: Of the 10th Anniversary event, where he unleashed Operation Gameocide.
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.
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
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.Associated tropes:
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.
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:
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:
The Only One Allowed to Eat 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Associated Tropes:
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.Associated Tropes:
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:
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 Inventor
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:
Big Eater: What's set up as a Brick Joke later on, he eats the giant cake that was made for the celebration of AQ world's 2nd birthday.
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:
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 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.
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:
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.
Cool Helmet / Cool Mask: 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.
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.
Not So Stoic / Expressive Helm: During his wedding event, he shows serious concerns such as the wedding cake (baked by Oishii and Cysero), upcoming honeymoon (in which the cruise were infested by Chaos Goats) and wedding crashers (By Filthy McGee and his gang of bandits).
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.
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.
Suddenly Voiced: In both the Fear Chaser event and the 2012 Heroes' Heart Day event (the latter by none other than George Lowe).
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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:
Brainwashed and Crazy: She was Brainwashed by Drakath with a Chaos Tune that wouldn't go out of her head.
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
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
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.Associated Tropes
Suddenly Voiced: Speaks in the May 2011 and April 2012 Friday the 13th Event.
The Other Darrin: One of the AE members voices him in the April and July 2012 one.
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.Associated Tropes
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.
I See Fear: As the Fear Chaser, she's able to see everyone's fear...except the Hero's for some reason.
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
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
Magic Music: Uses this to lure ships out to sea, just like the Sirens of legend. However, unlike the Sirens, she doesn't want to kill them.