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Hosts in General
Ordinary mortals who were unlucky enough to be born (or reborn) at the exact moment a powerful alien, somewhere else in the galaxy, died and became a demon. Initially their demons have limited powers and follow them around as spirits, but each host and demon has the potential to make a contract, fusing their souls and becoming very, very powerful. So far we've met four- Ava, Maggie, Gil, and Odin.
- Blessed with Suck/Cursed with Awesome: Get incredible Game Breaking powers in exchange for being stuck with an unstable demon in your head. Exactly how difficult this situation is differs depending on the demon-host relationship.
- Bullying a Dragon: All four we've seen are or were victims of this to some degree.
- Ava's is invoked by Wrathia, as her friendless background is directly the result of her interference.
- Maggie's is only hinted at from the way she talks about Gil, it seems the girl doesn't have a good history with people.
- Odin's sisters are a more teasing type, but they also put a tracker on him by sabotaging a ring that's obviously important to him, and he implies he's never given a lot of respect from his family.
- Gil is forgotten by his old friends (who apparently reported his discussions with Nevy to the principal) and then would have been made a janitor instead of a doctor as he'd dreamed and studied for. Kinda lucky he never found out that last fact.
- Deal with the Devil: They can extend their powers through a "pact."
- Demonic Possession: In the literal sense, though Wrathia at least is (or was) capable of playing it fully straight.
- Dysfunction Junction: All the hosts have some unresolved issues that just seem to get worse around each other.
- Ava has a crippling lack of confidence, and due to Wrathia's influence, she has been ostracized her whole life. Basically every single time she's tried to do something to improve her life, it only seems to make things worse.
- Maggie is incredibly abrasive towards basically everyone except Gil, who she's crushing on. She downplays her own flaws and blows out of proportion those of others. Word of God implies that something terrible happened to her in the past that caused her to be this way, though, and that she should be pitied more than hated.
- Odin has serious self-esteem issues that he keeps hidden under a stoic facade, and it's implied his own family doesn't really care about him. He compensates by smoking and being standoffish towards basically everyone.
- Gil is the most well-adjusted of the four, but he died in a horrifying way when he was four, and has spent all the time since trying to belong in Titan's society, essentially becoming a religious fanatic. Towards Odin and Ava, who he thinks don't belong in Titan's society, he is rather insensitive and condescending.
- Elemental Powers: Though they can't access them until they form a pact, each is associated with an element
- Emotional Powers: According to Word of God.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Each has a glowing geometric shape in their eyes- circles for Ava, triangles for Maggie, squares for Odin, and diamonds for Gil. If the cast page is anything to go by, the remaining three have stars, hearts, and crescent moons.
- Hijacking Cthulhu: Ava proves this is possible for them- if difficult. Maggie also bullies Tuls, and Odin seems to have a bad relationship with Pedri without being as broken as Ava is.
- Humanoid Abomination: Unintentionally and to varying degrees depending on how fused they are with their demon, but yes. Just, yes.
- MacGuffin Super Person: Unconfirmed, but from Odin's discussion with his sisters it seems he was sent to collect Maggie for whoever's collected him.
- Made of Iron: With pacts they have Nigh-Invulnerability, and even without pacts Odin and Gil survive Ava's attack, and Odin survives his ship crashing with minimal injuries.
- Although in the latter case Gil was protected from debris by Maggie and Odin by Ava, it's noticeable that Convection Schmonvection is 100% averted for everyone but Maggie, Gil, Odin, and Strategos Six (though they're still affected by the heat none of them receive burns in situations where others do.)
- Meaningful Name: Everyone's name is related to their sins and powers. See individual characters for details.
- Mental World: Those that have made a pact have access to one.
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: According to Word of God, one way to read the comic is by assuming it's actually a Jekyll & Hyde/Enemy Within situation.
- Powers via Possession: As far as we know, only as pactmakers.
- Red Right Hand: Apart from the Treasure Chest Cavity, hosts who have made a pact gain some form of physical marker, such as Ava's face glowing or Maggie's hair turning green.
- Seven Deadly Sins: The demons each correspond to one of the seven deadly sins, and their hosts seems particularly vulnerable to these traits as well.
- Stronger Than They Look: All of them, whether aware of it or not, could use incredibly powerful magic if they make a pact. Really, really powerful magic.
- Symbiotic Possession: Played straight for Maggie and Gil, averted for Odin and Ava.
- Treasure Chest Cavity: Only after forming a pact. It serves as a portal to their Mental World.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: If Ava's any indication, the stronger they become, the more they're influenced by their demons.
"I used to dream about what it would be like if I could make friends, fall in love, what it would be like to enjoy waking up. I daydreamed about pushing a button that would make life worth living."Ava hasn't had a very pleasant life considering that she has been possessed by a rather angry demon since birth. Said demon has constantly attempted to either kill, or pressure her into making a "Pact" without any explanation of what it entails. The story begins some time after Ava was separated from her parents and sent to a re-education planet terraformed and run by TITAN Inc.
- Accidental Pervert: Odin swears up and down that Ava is a Covert Pervert. Not helped when she's smelling people, looking up their shirts and her Limbo Lenses can see through their bodies.note
- An Axe to Grind: Pulls out one about half the size of her body out of her chest compartment and seems more than eager to use it.
- The Atoner: Considers herself responsible for Maggie's cruelty and as a result refuses to simply leave her to TITAN's followers. She persuades Odin to help her attempt to get Maggie to leave the TITAN base.
- Back from the Dead: Is brought back to life after she finally forms a pact with Wrathia.
- Badass Boast: "I'm Ava. Ava Ire. And I CAN'T die. Got it, pal!?"
- Berserker Tears: When combined with Burning with Anger, they turn into steam.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Almost as big as her eyes.
- Bi the Way: Confirmed by Word of God, though she hasn't had much chance to explore her romantic side — confirmed around p 1918 to have a crush on Maggie.
- Born Unlucky: Being cursed with a vengeful demon since birth is not very fortuitous.
- Bound and Gagged: Odin's solution for her causing him trouble after trying to knock him out with a wrench.
- Burning with Anger: After the pact, when she gets angry, she Turns Red just like Wrathia, gaining a lava-like appearance and red eyes.
- Came Back Strong: Through the Pact she makes.
- Classical Anti-Hero: Weak-willed. Debilitating anxiety. Needs to take down an interstellar empire.
- Covered with Scars: Word of God is that the scars on her upper arms are from "all from the times Wrathia missed".
- Curse: The potion that Ava drank to change into Wrava is referred to as a liquid curse that would last her a thousand lifetimes.
- Dark Magical Girl: Word of God states Ava's transformation into Wrava was based off magical girls.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Is a dirty blonde before the pact. Seems to switch between having red-toned skin and fire orange with yellow patches depending on her mood.
- Deadpan Snarker: Funnily enough she starts showing shades of this after she dies.Ava: Well that SUCKS because I have no desires! Except maybe to get rid of YOU.
Wrathia: A lot of things suck at the moment, so you can spare me your newly discovered snarky attitude.
- Emotional Powers: Ava's pact side tends to act up when she is feeling angry or flustered.
- Eye Colour Change: Along with skin tones.
- Evil Feels Good: Admits that unleashing her wrath against the Titan followers felt incredible.
- Fangs Are Evil: After drinking the Pact Potion.
- Foil: Maggie is hers, right down to their opposite Color-Coded Characters.
- Friendless Background: Wrathia sabotaged all of Ava's friendships and opportunities to make new ones.
- Healing Factor: After her pact with Wrathia, Ava gains this ability.
- Holy Halo: Twice after Wrathia empowers her. Of course, with her new horns, it gives some mixed messages.
- Horned Humanoid: After drinking a Pact Potion.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Her desire is to have a new life, without Wrathia messing her up and where people will love her.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Ava's primary motivation for entering the pact.
- Incompatible Orientation: She has a crush for Maggie, despite everything Maggie does to her. Unfortunately, Maggie's not interested.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Ava is quite a different person when using the Pact Potions. Terrifyingly so.
- Loser Protagonist: Ava's one former friend thinks she is crazy and hates her guts now. Because of Wrathia's frequent possessions which get Ava into trouble, she is eventually expelled.
- Love Martyr: Implied to have strong feelings towards Maggie. Despite everything the girl does to her, she still goes back to help her.
- Luminescent Blush: A rather literal example, complete with actual smoke exhuming from her mouth afterward.
- Magma Cum Laude: She vomits up lava. Thankfully her digestive tract is now strong enough to handle it.
- Meaningful Name: Ire is a synonym for wrath. Plus, her name is two letters away from 'Lava Fire'.
- My Blood Runs Hot: After signing the pact with Wrathia. Discussed unwittingly by Gil here.
- No Social Skills: Blame Wrathia for it. This bites Wrathia in the ass later because it means Ava has no idea how to find or convince Wrathia's followers to join her in her quest against TITAN.
- Older Than They Look: Ava is 15 at the beginning of the story. According to Odin, she looks about 12. Not helped by how short she is in comparison to him.
- Parental Abandonment: Ava has no idea what's happened to her parents, but she knows that TITAN separated them.
- Person of Mass Destruction: After drinking Wrathia's vial.
- Perverted Sniffing: Playfully gets accused of this by Odin after she apologizes for calling him "smelly" - she thinks he actually smells nice. He seems kinda happy that she likes his scent.
- Playing with Fire: Ava gains this ability after completing the pact with Wrathia.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Observe.
- Rapunzel Hair: Post-potion Ava's hair is at least twice as long as her body.
- Socially-Awkward Hero: Painfully so. Between Wrathia's possessions and her own bad luck, Ava reacts to social situations and the public like someone approached by the firing squad. When she and Odin are in TITAN's recruitment center, she has a freakout that would have carried over to the physical world had she not been distracted at an opportune moment.
- Speech Bubbles: Ava's bubbles change in font and color to scale how angry she is (and how much control she has over herself).
- Summon Magic: Ava does this during the video in Chapter 17.
- The Dog Bites Back: After everything she endures in life, being singled out in a crowd for a forcible "upgrade" into a TITAN follower over her protests is finally a bridge too far. She leaves no survivors.
- Took a Level in Badass: Especially when she confronts Wrathia during the Battle in the Center of the Mind.
- And when she transforms into Wrava and completely decimates Titan HQ.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Downplayed, but Ava is way more confrontational and less quiet after the pact than she was before.
- Transformation of the Possessed: Unwittingly agrees to this when trapped with the "saved" Prudith.
- Treasure Chest Cavity: Doubling as an extra pocket and a portal between the physical world and her mind where Wrathia resides, she gains a drawer in her chest after the pact.
- With Friends Like These...: With Maggie, but she could have easily been lying to prove her point against Odin.
- Would Hurt a Child: Under the influence of Wrathia's vial, Ava slaughters an entire room of followers... some of which were mere children.
- Your Size May Vary: Especially when not showing anything beneath her waist. This seems a case more of Art Evolution, as she starts off apparently half Odin's height, but more recently has been shown to be only about one-and-a-half heads shorter than he is typically.
Magnolia "Maggie" Lacivi
"So... Tuls, darling, I need you to work your magic again. Pretty please?"Another child brought to the re-education planet and one of few children Ava has ever been friends with, although the friendship didn't last long due to Wrathia's tampering. She is odd in her own right and seems to have a few issues about image. She has problems with Odin who she views as a stalker, and is arguably justified in thinking so. She also has an enormous crush on Gil.
- Ambiguously Brown: Has dark skin. Word of God states she would be considered Afro-Latina in our world.
- Ax-Crazy: Shows signs of this when she commits random acts of violence in her Dream World and crashes the spaceship she's traveling in when someone ticks her off.
- Berserk Button: Don't call her ugly, monstrous, or scary, she will take it out on you.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While they are, for various reasons, hardly innocent, Maggie makes sure to play up Ava and Odin's flaws to Gil and outright lies about her involvement in the ship crashing to ensure she stays on his good side.
- Eventually she is called out on this.
- Converting for Love: Maggie decides to enlist as a follower of TITAN not long after she falls for Gil. Note that she doesn't know much about TITAN and has no real interest in the religion itself.
- Dark Action Girl: While probably not evil, she can be violent and is quite the Jerkass.
- Dreamworks Face: Yup.
- Elemental Eye Colors: Her green eyes match her plant based powers.
- Emotional Powers: Like Ava, her pact side acts up when she is angry or flustered. As seen here and here.
- She's pretty much full-flower here from frustration and embarrassment.
- Foil: According to Word of God, Maggie was designed to be everything Ava isn't.
- Foreshadowing: Maggie is confident she'll survive Odin's ship crashing. She already knew that pact holders are Nigh Invulnerable.
- Glowing Eyes: When Tuls is getting ready to cast his magic.
- Green Thumb: Maggie has shown the ability to convert her arms into surprisingly strong vines/tree branches for combat purposes, an ability she gained after forming a pact with her demon.
- Has a Type: And Odin, she declares, is not it.
- Healing Factor: Openly admits that a spaceship that she's on crashing into the ground of a random planet won't kill her. It doesn't.
- It's All About Me: She doesn't show a shred of compassion or interest in people outside her obsessive hunt for a relationship. She's displeased that Odin and Ava survived the crash she caused, talks Gil into abandoning them at the first opportunity, and feigns interest in his life while appealing to Tuls for a means of manipulating him into caring for her. She's pretty much a by-the-book malignant narcissist.
- Though there are hints this isn't entirely the case- Wrathia's early possession of Ava shows that Maggie has good reason to think she's the cruel Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, and when the two meet in Maggie's headspace she doesn't seem to believe Ava is real, looking genuinely horrified after seeing Wrava and realizing the truth. Then there's the fact that Odin's early behavior (and his words) do make him look like a Stalker With a Crush, and it's pretty clear that Tuls is one.
- Jerkass: She tends to be very defensive and isn't prone to acts of charity - she's yelled at Tuls so much that he's afraid of her.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her hostility towards Ava, Maggie still keeps a picture of her in her pact door. This indicates she still cares about her.
- Luminescent Blush: Whenever she's talking to Gil.
- Meaningful Name: Maggie Lacivinote . Additionally, "Maggie" is short for "Magnolia," a type of flower.
- Mundane Utility: She either uses the key of her Pact door to bind up her hair or her hair to hide her Pact door key.
- Parental Abandonment: It seems none of the children at their school have parents. Maggie's parents have never been mentioned.
- Serial Romeo: She's on love interest number 6 in 4 years plus she hates to be reminded of her previous crushes. It's always real love this time.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Apparently Maggie's half of her Pact with Tuls is to find her true love or something to that note. She's tried five times and Gil is number six. She's even willing to overlook that Gil is a religious fanatic and a little mentally unstable.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: To the objects of her infatuation, she's syrupy-sweet. To everyone else, she's cold at best.
- Transflormation: Voluntarily changes her limbs into branches and vines as part of her pact with Tuls.
- Treasure Chest Cavity: The door in her chest from her Pact.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Ava destroying the TITAN HQ and Gil becoming a fugitive wouldn't have happened had she not crashed Odin's ship onto Gil's planet out of spite.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Ava. Though she's made it clear that she doesn't care for Ava anymore, she still has a photo of them together when they were younger nailed on the inside of her door.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green, which she most likely gained after forming a pact with her demon.
"B-before you d-do...an-n-ything rash, I...n-need you to just...h-hear me out..."A student who attended Ava and Maggie's class and has an odd interest in Maggie. Little is known about Odin aside from the fact that he hails from a different planet than Maggie and Ava. His age was rather nebulous at best, as he is stated to be the same age as the others yet looks far older, but was later revealed to be 18 by Crow and Raven. At the start of the story, Odin tries to convince Maggie to leave the planet with him, and insists that she is in danger from something.
- Agent Scully: Seems to really enjoy poking holes in the logic of TITAN's existence and power.
- Big "NO!": After he learns his ship crashed.
- Blue Blood: Unconfirmed, but it seems that way...
- Butt-Monkey: Almost every woman in the comic has tried to throw Odin under the bus at some point. Maggie, Ava, hell, even his sisters for no apparent reason.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Odin has either this or a low level of Super Strength, but repeatedly he's shown to be surprisingly strong. He can lift Ava with one arm and, if motivated enough, pry open an automatic steel and glass door.
- Deadpan Snarker: Made even funnier thanks to his stoicism and his stutter. He and Ava snark up a storm when they meet for a second time, and he moves into Tall, Dark, and Snarky territory as the story moves along.
- Death Glare: Gives a truly amazing one here while looking at his brokennote touch-screen thing. Seriously, HOLY CRAP.
- Half-Human Hybrid: According to Word of God, he's got some non-human alien ancestry.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Not romantic but Ava is short enough that Odin can hold her aloft with one hand. As seen here.
- Jerkass FaÁade: Possibly. In spite of what Maggie says, Odin has so far treated both her and Ava nicer than they treat him, certainly better than they so far deserve (to be fair to them, they did think he was a Stalker With a Crush). It's unknown whether his dislike of Gil comes from him being a TITAN worshiper or Gil being Gil.
- Little "No": Several, after the Big "NO!".
- Meaningful Name: Odin is the Norse god of death. Arrow sounds a lot like "arrogant", aka Pride.
- Not So Stoic: He gets noticeably grumpy when TITAN is mentioned, even calling his worship a "cult." He also freaks out when he finds out what happened to his ship.
- Pardon My Klingon: After seeing the results of Ava's summoning he says "Mother of Giants" (Mother of God) in Norse runes.
- Rescue Romance: What he was planning...maybe. Averted later- though he claimed he wanted this early on, it's shown that he was actually interested in Maggie because she's a host.Raven: All ya' hadda' was bring back the one person...
Crow: ...instead you destroyed the ship and ended up here.
Raven: AND you suspiciously ignored his calls so he's PISSED.
- Rags to Riches: Either this or Riches to Rags (or both) have probably happened sometime in the past. Word of God confirms he's literally starved before, but the general luxury of Olai's office and the picture in it imply his family is wealthy.
- Smells Sexy: Maybe not sexy, but Ava thinks he smells nice, like smoke and pine trees. Odin hasn't decided whether he's flattered or not. The Luminescent Blush implies he might be.
- Speech Impediment: S-s-t... stuttering.
- Stalker With a Crush: At least in Maggie's (and Ava's) opinion. It's unclear to what extent Odin pursues her, but she has complained more than once to the school administration. It's hinted that he pretended to be one to (unsucessfully) play to Maggie's romantic notions.
- Stalker Without a Crush: It turns out he was stalking Maggie because of Tuls, not any attraction to her.
- The Stoic: Odin is hardly fazed by anything, no matter how grim the situation seems. His facial expression is one of perpetual seriousness, and he rarely has any emotional outbursts. Later chapters increasingly avert this.
- The Stoner: With his beard, pipe and stoicism, Odin gives off this vibe. It could also explain why he looks older than everyone else and his red pupils. Actually confirmed when we see a Fantastic Drug that he was keeping in a Book Safe.
- Technicolor Eyes: His pupils are red. It's currently unknown whether the effect is artistic or noticeable in-universe but it doesn't appear to be genetic; his sisters don't have it.
- Vague Age: He states that he's 16, though even Ava comments that he doesn't look it. Later, Crow confirms he's 18.
- Virgin-Shaming: Crow makes fun of Odin being a "Virgin Nerd-Lord".
"What kind of doctor would I be if I just left them to die?"A blue-skinned boy from another planet and an aspiring doctor. Close friends with Nevy Nervine and has promised to ask TITAN a very important question on her behalf. He seems to be kind-hearted and perfectly willing to help others at his own expense. Reveres TITAN as a sort of leader/god.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: For a guy who's bonded to an intangible spirit, he's awfully dismissive of Ava confessing that she made a pact with a spirit, especially since she underwent a Transformation of the Possessed and gained superpowers right in front of him. The skepticism might be tempered both by distrust by distrust of the given explanation and absolute horror at watching Ava massacre Followers with fire and lava.
- Back from the Dead: He was dying of acid burns when the followers saved him. He might have been Only Mostly Dead (though unlikely considering how demons attach to people), but he definitely considers it this trope, symbolically at least.
- Berserk Button: He seems to turn a bit... tetchy, whenever someone points out the shaky logic in his religion. He even calls Ava and Odin "heathens."
- Beneath the Mask: For all his unquestioning devotion, he's shown to be subconsciously aware of what kind of entity TITAN might be.
- Break the Cutie: His time at TITAN HQ. A person he fixed up/healed out of the goodness of his heart goes on a rampage and destroys the entire base, his fellow survivors are a kidnapper and a liar/attempted murderer and when the former three have bounties placed on their heads for obvious reasons, he's included in the headcount, all because he brought them there.
- Combat Medic: His goal is to become one.
- Freudian Slip: When talking to a "friend" that he knew in school.Gil: It's been such a long time! How long has it been? S-seven, maybe eight years? Y-you look swell! Er-I mean-you look like you're doing swell!!
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He says "gosh" and "golly" a lot.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: A Nice Guy with blue eyes who thinks the best of everyone and wants the best for everyone.
- Innocently Insensitive: Nice or not, Gil also has a tendency to inadvertently insult those who don't share his faith in TITAN. He calls Maggie "ignorant" for not knowing TITAN's history and when Ava asks if there's a way back from Paradise, Gil dismisses it as "a stupid question." Goes further when Odin and Nevy speculate that TITAN's just using his followers.Gil: It's the GREATEST honor to get into Paradise, alright? After all my hard work... I'm going to live there. IN BLISS. And the first thing I'll do when I get there is send you heathens enough photographic evidence to make you both sorry!
- Meaningful Name: His last name, Marverde is made of the Spanish words 'mar', meaning "sea", and verde, meaning "green". The ocean on the planet that he's from is green. Also, his life was defined by something happening to him while he was swimming, which he seems to have enjoyed doing regularly, so his first name takes on obvious meaning.
- The Medic: He wants to join TITAN's army as a doctor and believes he is moderately skilled already. Subverted when his case file shows he's intended to be a Janitor in a Hospital, then made a moot point when Ava destroys the building before he gets his assignment.
- Nice Guy: He takes in 3 strangers who crash-landed in his yard and could be criminals for all he knew and nurses them back to health, no questions asked.
- Pretty Boy: Looks like one, and given how Ava and Maggie react to him...
- Religious Stereotype: In his defense, he was raised by a cult who rescued him from the destruction of his entire planet.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: He's blue with white hair.
- Straight Gay: He appears oblivious to Maggie's not-at-all-subtle advances, but gets flushed and tongue-tied at the sight of a male former classmate. Confirmed by Word of Gay.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives this to Maggie on page 1710 when he finds out how exactly she, Odin and Ava ended up on his planet.
Crow & Raven
Crow (Crowlie) and Raven (Ravenia) Arrow
Odin's younger twin sisters.
- Annoying Younger Siblings: It's very clear during their first interaction with Odin that, even when threatening his life, they'll tease him with petty insults and generally act like this.
- Badass Gay: Crow is dating one of the family maids, Merita. Odin is a bit disturbed by a twelve year-old going on dates — a bit incongruous, since she's got him at gunpoint at the time.
- Cat Smile: Raven certainly has one.
- *Click* Hello: Raven gives Odin one of these in his back.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: It's implied they might know that Odin is a host, but they tease him ruthlessly anyways.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Raven has this going on.
- Immortal Life Is Cheap: Perhaps — whether or not they know about Odin's extra resiliency as a host, they show this attitude towards his well-being.
- Little Miss Badass: Implied. When we first see them, they are spying on their older brother and carrying a sniper rifle complete with scope and a trench knife, which they seem well-versed in using.
- Little Miss Snarker: They have no respect for Odin.
- Ojou: If nothing else, they both seem to hold the title of "Lady." Though it's a household maid who calls them that, their home does seem to be very fancy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Raven's the red to Crow's blue. When they try to get Odin to leave TITAN's base with them, Crow simply demands he put on some handcuffs so they can leave. ...Raven threatens to Groin Attack him with a pistol.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: As soon as Ava goes on a rampage with the fire and lava, they decide to ditch their brother... while he's still cuffed.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: In appearance only. The first time we see Raven (the girly girl), she's holding a sniper rifle.
- Theme Twin Naming: Named in reference to Norse Mythology alongside their brother.
"Without TITAN, life has no meaning. TITAN is the best thing you'll ever have."TITAN's "Second-in-Command."
- Ambiguous Gender: Word of God confirms that Strategos identifies as Non-Binary, using They/Them pronouns.note
- Animal Motifs: Their cybernetic components put one in the mind of a mouse, with the mouthpiece resembling buckteeth. Wrava calls them a rat and TITAN, while answering their distress call, refers to them as 'my little mouse.'
- Cyborg: The only remotely organic part of them that is seen is their face and most of that is covered up too.
- Death Glare: After noticing Ava standing out in the crowd during their speech. Certainly not on par with Odin's but still enough to be unnerving.
- Another, more frightening, one here.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Their ultimate fate at Ava's hands — or entombed in molten rock at the very least.
- Escaped from Hell: And they clawed their way out afterward.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Makes an appearance in finding Gil but is officially introduced over 700 panels later.
- Knight Templar: Implied. See their image quote.
- Large Ham: During their intro speech. Especially when they get to the "Scavengers."
- Meaningful Name: Their name is a reference to Greek strategoi which were military generals.
- Mouth of Sauron: Part of their job is to address the masses of followers in TITAN's stead.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Possibly. They survived being burnt to a crisp when all the other followers (and HQ itself) disintegrated upon contact. Keep in mind Six was right in line of fire. Not only do they survive after Ava demolishes Titan HQ, they sustain little injury and still possess enough strength and agility to charge at her with a sword. And eventually they could get out of solidified lava.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: We first see them when they find Gil and later as the Mouth of Sauron for TITAN. We next see them effortlessly catching a super-heated metal door. Again, super-heated metal door.
- Number Two: Or The Dragon if you prefer, but Six is called the Second-in-Command to TITAN in their introduction.
- Raised Hand of Survival: Punching through a layer of cooled rock, no less: a clear sign that Strategos is very much alive after fighting with Wrathia.
- You Are Number 6: Literally. Strategos appears to be a title rather than an actual name. Six actually referring to Six Sigma, however.
A girl from Tuls' past.
- Meaningful Name: Ranunculus is the scientific name for the buttercup genus.
- Nice Girl: Again, according to Tuls.
- The Noseless: Being a plant alien, she doesn't breathe.
- Plant Aliens: She kind of resembles a buttercup. Which is apropos because that is what her name means.
- Posthumous Character: As far as we know. Tuls still has hope, though.
- Princess Classic: At least, that's the pedestal that Tuls has set her up upon. All the portraits of her possess this innocent smile of bliss on her face.
- Satellite Love Interest: Inverted. Being a princess of an entire planet, she was probably a Hero of Another Story, and Tuls was just a guard obsessing over her.
- Uncertain Doom: Is she alive? Is she dead? Has she turned into a "demon?" It's Tuls' job to find out.
"If you hadn't ignored me you would know how important I am to this current universe! I have UNFINISHED FUCKING BUSINESS that will never be taken care of!"The eponymous Demon herself. Not much can be said about her back-story without spoiling, but suffice to say that she is/was very powerful and considers herself a higher being than others, which may not be so far from the truth. She has been tied to Ava from the day Ava was born and had taken it upon herself to makes her life as miserable as possible with semi-good reasons. Hates TITAN with a passion.
- Alpha Bitch: Abused and tormented a child for 15 years for absolutely no reason. She continues to berate Ava even after they pact, and Word of God confirms she feels no remorse for her treatment of Ava.
- Battle Couple/Happily Married: With Pedri.
- Black Widow: She's been married before and her current husband Pedri wears the skull of her former husband as a Cool Mask. This has implications.
- Big Red Devil: A feminine example, complete with goat pupils.
- Brains and Brawn: While both are smart and strong warriors, she's the Brawn to her husband's Brain, as seen in the flashback; she was ready for a war while Pedri suggested more careful planning.
- Burning with Anger: Hellish Habañero, though she isn't exactly wreathed in flames. Rather, her body becomes so hot that it starts burning her clothes and melting her crown, which in the kickstarter book, is noted to be made of obsidian.
- Cute Monster Girl: A lot more human-looking than her husband.
- Dare to Be Badass: Says this to Ava on page 1336 while the former is trapped in the Gates of Paradise at TITAN's Headquarters and understandably freaking out. She pops one of the magic potions that she created with the pact book (that are supposed to be so powerful that Wrathia couldn't conceive her needing to use more than one, ever) into Ava's hand and tells her to go out and kick ass.
- Dramatic Wind: When in her ghost form, her hair tends to move like it's underwater.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Seemed to sincerely love her husband and unborn child and despite chafing at the idea, considered surrendering to TITAN if it meant he'd leave her subjects alone.
- Even Evil Has Standards: It's subtle, but when she explains to Ava about how she tried to commit suicide so she could be free, she closes her eyes and looks away with disgust, implying that she does not enjoy what she is doing, and was only doing it as a last resort.
- Fangs Are Evil: Great for Cheshire Cat Grins, too.
- Fantastic Racism: Looks down on just about everyone who isn't a member of either her race or empire.
- Foil: The way Wrathia treats Ava is a huge contrast to how Nevy treats Gil.
- Hellish Pupils: She has horizontal slit pupils.
- The High Queen: Insists she was the beloved leader of her empire but given how she behaves in the present, her subjects might have had a different opinion.
- Hoist By Her Own Petard: Most of Wrathia's current problems are her own fault. Ava refuses to make the pact until it's absolutely necessary because Wrathia never told explicitly what it was or how it worked. Wrathia also wrecks Ava's interpersonal relationships, meaning Ava has no idea how to convince Wrathia's soldiers to join her. The fact that Wrathia is a Demon at all is also her fault.
- Also worth noting that when Ava threatens to deliberately fail the pact, which would destroy Wrathia's hopes and trap her in what is implied to be a hellish existence she states "I have nothing to lose," which is only true because Wrathia destroyed everything she cared about and then tried to weasel out of helping her.
- Horned Humanoid: A tidy set of ram horns to complement the demonic imagery.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Pedri was at least two heads taller than her. In a twist, before she became a demon, she was actually much bigger than a normal human.
- Jerkass: Ruined Ava's life by constantly abusing her.
- Large and in Charge: Another zig-zagging trope. Standing next to her husband and TITAN, Wrathia looks rather petite. Then we learn that naturally, she's several stories tall. Really puts into context how tall both Pedri and TITAN are and why she complains about how short Ava is.
- Loophole Abuse: Tries to use this to force Ava to fulfill the Pact by pointing out Ava asked for a "new life," not a "different life". Ava will have none of that.
- Meaningful Name: Wrathia Bellarmina.
- Moral Myopia: In her view, if it advances her vendetta against TITAN, anything's fair game.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Tries to enact this against TITAN to ensure that she, Pedri and her strongest warriors have the chance to die free and to acquire reinforcements in the form of Lifeform Hosts. She is pissed when she finds out she is attached to Ava.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Ruining Ava and Maggie's friendship means Ava is isn't very confident about recruiting Maggie, who isn't known for her forgiveness, for the anti-TITAN army.
- Pet the Dog: Kinda. She calms down a little after she and Ava make the Pact and when Ava has genuine questions about how to carry out her side of the Pact, Wrathia offers up some sincere wisdom. Of course before giving her advice, she tried to weasel out of giving Ava exactly what she wanted.
- Playing with Fire: Gave Ava fire based powers after the pact.
- Poor Communication Kills: It somehow never occurred to Wrathia that in order to convince Ava to make a Pact with her that she would have to do more than say "PACT" at her incessantly.
- Rapunzel Hair: Has long hair throughout her life and afterlife, but it's at its longest in her ghost form.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A red-eyed bully with a Hair-Trigger Temper and Moral Myopia.
- Regular Caller: Has been asking Ava to make a pact for a good portion of her life.
- Satanic Archetype: To TITAN's Crystal Dragon Jesus.
- Second Face Smoke: Does said act to Ava during the first meeting in their mind.
- Secondary Character Title: Technically, the title refers to Wrathia, despite not actually referring to her name.
- Smoking Is Cool: Is shown smoking during her reign as queen and in Ava's mind, twice.
- Would Hurt a Child: Wrathia is the reason Ava is so messed up in the first place.
"You can't be this nice to strangers, Gil. You're gonna get hurt."Next to nothing is known about Nevy's past, which is due to her full-blown amnesia. She is bubbly and good friends with Gil, who she wants to keep out of harms way. At times, she seems very possessive of Gil and is prone to being jealous of people he gives attention to. Nevy desires to ask TITAN about her past after she heard that he is omniscient, and desperately wants to learn the truth about herself and who she is.
- Alliterative Name: Nevy Nervine.
- Badass Adorable: It's worth pointing out that the person Wrathia mentions as being strong right after her husband Pedri is Nevy, and she's adorable.
- Bubble Gun: Frequently seen blowing bubbles or making bubble animals. In this scene she's making fish.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: It's almost like she doesn't want Gil to have any other friends. Of course, with her being intangible and everything, their relationship is strictly platonic. However, her behaviour recently casts doubt in this. When they seemed set to finally become followers of TITAN and fulfil their dreams, she is leaning on him....in what looks suspiciously like a wedding dress, complete with two necklaces.
- Cute and Psycho: No word yet, but the way she compares people to baited fish on page 801 and 803 raises a few questions.
- Death Glare: Oh, wow Nevy.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Speculated to be or become this—a theory based mainly on her association with the sin of envy and her reluctance to let Ava & co into her and Gil's lives. Plus, she's a green-eyed monster.
- Horned Humanoid: Magenta ones.
- Identity Amnesia: It appears as though Nevy has trouble remembering her past, even though she knows her own name (she thinks her name is Nevy, anyway) and feels as though her home and life were taken from her. We don't know precisely what caused it, but it may have something to do with Wrathia's 'cursed wine'. Nevy is, after all, a demon, and this page has Wrathia filling a bottle that matches Nevy's colour scheme and maritime themes.Nevy: But what life? Why can't I remember? I wish my head would stop swirling.
- Making a Splash: Not shown in-story yet, but heavily implied with her oceanic appearance and bubble-making powers.
- Meaningful Name: "Nevy" is an anagram for "Envy". It's also very close to 'Navy', which is a shade of blue (her hair is blue, but not navy blue specifically), and ties into her associations with water. "Nervine" is also an archaic word having to do with the soothing of nerves and medicine.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She's not corporeal enough for it to bother him (or even for him to notice), but the way she's leaning on Odin here gives one pause, especially given how she normally reacts to outsiders.
- Pimped-Out Dress: She used to own one, complete with Giant Poofy Sleeves. Maybe.
- Rapunzel Hair: Much like Wrathia's.
- Say It with Hearts: Or broken hearts. Either way, it has a really nice effect.
- Alliterative Name: Tuls Tenebrose.
- All Love Is Unrequited: His half of the pact is visiting a girl named Ranunculae he liked in his previous life and giving a Love Confession in person. He doesn't even care if his feelings are returned or not, it's just getting them off his chest is what he cares about. He doesn't even consider what he'd do if she returns them.
- As You Know: Here.Tuls: Once more... I am going to remind you... of the rules behind my magic.
- Bodyguard Crush: Ranunculae is a princess and he was a guard.
- Brought Down to Normal: Whatever counts as normal for Tuls is up for discussion but he says outright that he's losing his magic.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Wrathia admits he's strong (it's why he was recruited by her, after all), but only when he's in a particularly good mood. Which is usually never.
- Full-Name Basis: Downplayed. He calls Maggie 'Magnolia', but doesn't use her last name up until this page.
- Gentle Giant: Easily twice as large as Maggie, yet appears to be one of the nicer demons.
- Heart Symbol: Has some of these decorating his shoulders. Keep in mind that half of them are cut cleanly in two.
- Horned Humanoid
- Killer Rabbit: Ava notes he doesn't seem nearly as frightening as Wrathia or even his Host, Maggie. That said, he's a person that Wrathia approves of, under ideal circumstances anyway. But he can pull off a rather menacing look.
- Mad Artist: Maybe not "psychopath-mad" but he's a great painter and he does give the impression of being not all there.
- Meaningful Name: "Tuls" is as an anagram for both Lust and Slut. And as an added bonus, "Tenebrose" can mean gloomy.
- This may also tie into his "plants and flowers"-theme, with his first name sounding a bit like "tulip" and his last name sounding a lot like "tuberose".
- Noble Demon: So far. He doesn't seem particularly vicious and the only things he wants are to make sure Ranunculae is safe and confess his love for her.
- Perpetual Frowner: He always has a sad expression. Even his door has a frown on it.
- Plant Aliens: Clearly nonhuman with his tree-like torso, horns and red leaf hair but human enough that Ava isn't too scared of him. This also technically makes him a Redhead In Green.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't talk nearly as much as Wrathia and Nevy.
- Silent Snarker: Just look at that face. LOOK AT IT.
- The Stoic: He tends not to emote that much.
- True Art Is Angsty: He liked a girl named Ranunculae, but died before he Could Spit It Out. He now spends his days in Maggie's Dream World, painting portraits of Ranunculae to the point of bordering on a Room Full of Crazy.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has an even more improbable skin tone than the rest of cast. From a whole planet of fiery red aliens, heís the only purple guy so far.
- Battle Couple: He and Wrathia were a Happily Married pair of powerful warriors.
- Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: Both he and Wrathia have horns, which is apparently standard for Vengess, but apparently some males have three eyes.
- Brains and Brawn: While both are smart and strong warriors, he's the Brain to his wife's Brawn, as seen in the flashback; she was ready to go on the warpath while he suggested more careful planning.
- Cool Mask: Wore a three-eyed skull mask most often. The skull belonged to Wrathia's former husband.
- Cute Little Fangs: His under-bite, as par for the rest of the males of his species.
- The Cynic: He doesn't talk much, but when he does, it's to predict the worst. It's like he less represents Pride and moreso Mortality Phobia.
- Elemental Powers: The death flavor, preemptively stated via Word of God.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It's pretty clear he loves and misses his wife.
- Evil Virtues: Patience. Wrathia spent Ava's childhood trying to make her die out of a mixture of spite and impatience. Pedri's disatisfaction of Odin is similar, but the method of killing his host is vastly different: He sits back and waits.
- Horned Humanoid: Much like Wrathia's horns.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Wrathia's Tiny Girl.
- Meaningful Name: Pedri is an anagram for pride. His last name, Nanezgani, seems to be based on Nayenezgani, who was a Native American god who was the 'slayer of alien gods'.
- Purple Is Powerful: Dark purple skin and his wife praises him as one of her more powerful warriors.
- The Quiet One: Even more so than Tuls.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Has a necklace made out of skulls in addition to his Cool Mask.
- Supernatural Is Purple: Of all the Demons so far, he's the most typically ghostlike in appearance. Word of God says he has powers invoking Death.
- Third Eye: Himself, his skull mask, a few mini-skulls on his necklace, etc.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears less clothing in public than even Wrathia.
"HE CREATED THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING, AND CRAFTED TIME AND SPACE WITH A KNIFE. LIFE BEGAN IN THE PALMS OF HIS HANDS, AND WHEN YOU LOOK DOWN HIS THROAT YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE."Not much is known about the entity called "TITAN". He was able to conquer Wrathia's empire of multiple galaxies in the span of a day, and his name is always written in caps. Most likely in charge of TITAN Inc., the company which established Ava's re-education planet. TITAN is rumored to be "all-knowing", although this is likely propaganda spread by TITAN Inc. His forces are said to consist of a "massive army of "followers"", but it is unknown if all of them are willing participants in TITAN's galactic conquest.
- Ambiguous Robots: The main reason why he isn't listed as a lifeform.
- Ambiguously Evil: Wrathia is against him but well, she's Wrathia. The cult indoctrination and forcible Reforging Into Minions that his followers perform in his name makes it a fair bit less ambiguous.
- Big Bad: To Wrathia and thus to Ava and the story.
- Crystal Dragon Jesus: He certainly promotes himself like it.
- Galactic Conqueror: It didn't take him very long to bring down Wrathia's empire.
- God-Emperor: The interstellar variety.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: We've got a face and a name, but his motivations and backstory remain a mystery. His goals are shrouded as well, as his posters only say:"TITAN has a plan for you."
- Large and in Charge: A size comparison.
- Another size comparison: That statue of Wrathia? It's to 1:1 scale. TITAN is BIGGER.
- Light Is Not Good: He's associated with white and glowing blue and his propaganda shows him as a messiah-like figure.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: His divinity is left up to interpretation.
- Mega Corp.: TITAN Inc.
- Meaningful Name: As par with everybody else. For TITANís case: In Classical Mythology, Titans are gods, only bigger, older, and more questionable motives than usual.
- Monkey Morality Pose: SEE TITAN, HEAR TITAN, SPEAK TITAN.
- Occult Blue Eyes: His propaganda posters give off this vibe. Literally, when coupled with Odin declaring his following a cult. SEE TITAN.
- The Social Darwinist: Implied with all his propaganda posters: "Failures don't get into Paradise."
- Villain with Good Publicity: To his followers, TITAN is The Big Good that gives their lives meaning, rules at least half this corner of the universe, and should rightfully rule the rest of it. To people like Odin or Wrathia, heís an oppressive Knight Templar that uses guns and propaganda to expand his already swollen Villain World and step on anyone who says otherwise. If you happen to be anyone else in-universe, TITAN Inc is simply a Mega Corp. that happens to be the boss of you. Sure, you can ignore the the slightly kooky workforce they have; just remember that you can live a perfectly fulfilling life as long as you do what you're told.
Strange and violent creatures who attacked and destroyed Ava's home planet. Their race seems to have control of powerful technology, as demonstrated by the robots used to attack Ava's homeworld, and their capability to destroy an entire planet in a relatively short time span. Odin and his brother seem to have some knowledge and possible past experience with these creatures, although to what extent is unknown. Odin was fortuitously warned by his brother about the impending Silent Scavenger invasion, and is able to escape the planet, along with Maggie and Ava. The Silent Scavenger's motives and allegiance are currently unknown, although they did attack a TITAN-made planet, which could be of significance.
- Aliens Are Bastards: Their only appearance involves destruction to planet and the presumed death of all involved.
- Humongous Mecha: They use giant robots to attack Ava's planet.
- Meaningful Name: Averted. While every single character with a name given has a name that's a Significant Anagram or means something else in Latin, Silent Scavengers just... scavenge, but aren't that silent while doing so.
- Planet Looters: What Gil says they are.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: They have a red and black colour scheme, and they destroyed Ava's home planet.
"Not everyone is cut out for TITAN's Paradise ...especially those who are lazy."Loyal follower of TITAN and classroom mate to Gil.
- Asshole Victim: The best way to put it after her lack of manners. Or at least kind of a jerkass victim, anyway.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: She worked hard and dreamed of serving in the elites, something that has made her bitter when other less involved followers get chosen instead. She ironically gets her wish when the Gate To Paradise accidentally transforms her instead of Ava.
- Body Horror: Her transformation, followed by the procedure failing, her corpse set on fire, and then flung across the stage.
- Death by Irony: The only reason she was in the chamber was to force Ava to stay. The procedure isn't actually what kills her—Ava burns through her to escape. Though admittedly, the degree to which she was alive after that thing was through with her is debatable..
- Hard Work Hardly Works: As seen in Gil's flashback, she put a lot of effort into her TITAN studies and has been working towards being a follower all her life. Thus, she's infuriated when Gil asks her for help or when Ava expresses disinterest and fear at becoming a follower fit for Paradise.
- Human Aliens: Going strictly by her blue skin, body tissues and similarly shaped pupils, she seems to be a similar species to Gil. She also has fangs and cat-like eyes.
- Insufferable Genius: Top of her class, fast-tracked to a job assisting TITAN's second-in-command, and an abrasive jerk every time she opens her mouth.
- Jerkass: The way she treats Gil during the test and pushing Ava later certainly qualifies.
- Meaningful Name: "Prudith" is a portmanteau of "Prude" and "Judith". "Loone" could be "Loon" or "Alone".
MeritaA maid in the Arrow household.
Olai ArrowThe eldest brother of the Arrow siblings.
MagpieA character with unknown relations to Odin. He is currently concerned about this character's well-being, implying they may be in danger.
- Ambiguous Situation: Magpie's well-being is apparently in danger. It could mean a variety of things, including some sort of physical torture, they are an Ill Girl, Break the Cutie, or something else.
- The Ghost: We've had yet to see them onscreen.
- Implied Trope: They may be the third Arrow sister, as their name fits with the Family Theme Naming going on with Crow and Raven as magpies are also members of the Corvidae family like crows and ravens, All There in the Manual shows a silhouetted character portrait similar to Crow's and Raven's portraits (the background shape being the same and the character looking similar to the sisters), the beginning of the format shift to Odin's book depicts what seems to be a third sister next to Crow and Raven, and Word of God is that Odin has a favorite sister that is neither Crow or Raven.
- Morality Pet: To Odin.
- Unknown Character: Nothing has been explicitly said in the comic about them other than they are in danger and Odin cares about them. Everything else has been heavily implied by Word of God and All There in the Manual.