The main protagonist of the Ranma ½ series and the protagonist of the story. A master of Super Natural Martial Arts who has strength, speed and abilities far surpassing those of a normal human and attracts bad luck and weirdness wherever he goes. After his climatic battle with Saffron at Jusendo and the whole failed wedding fiasco, Ranma was given the sadistic choice to either be expelled from Furinkan High or go through a humiliating death trap by Principal Kuno, he chose the former. As fate would have it, instead of focusing on his training or getting a job to earn his keep, as he intended, he was "invited" to attend Youkai Academy for rehabilitation after destroying a mountain during his fight with Saffron.During his first day at Youkai Academy he meets another human, a timid boy named Tsukune Aono, who becomes his best friend and confidant, and together they gain many friends and enemies and have countless adventures while trying to stay alive in that Boarding School of Horrors. After a while, they attract the attention of the Enforcers, a corrupt student police force who were more interested in using their authority to oppress the students over of protecting them and Ranma became one of their main targets. After a series of battles, Ranma, Tsukune and their monster allies were able to defeat the corrupt protection committee, with the pig-tailed man administering the final blow to their leader Kuyo. Ranma then becomes the Vice-Captain of the New Protection Committee, with Tsukune becoming the Captain, since no one wanted Ranma with that position.Like his canon counterpart, Ranma is still a contradictory character, though his positive traits show a bit more since adventures are more serious and the people around him are more forgiving and comfortable around him. He believes the strong should protect the weak and has romantic notions of heroism, however he is very insentitive and rude getting on many of his friends' nerves. He is also somewhat human-centric and takes great pride in being a human who can fight monsters because of his martial arts training, so it becomes a berserk button when someone calls him a monster, since it implies his strength is just monster power.
Most of the time, Ranma is very laid-back and usually friendly to those around him; he even lends a sympathetic ear to those who are having problems like Kurumu. He also believes its a martial artist's duty to protect the weak from those who would take advantage of them, whether they be monster or human. He is also pretty forgiving to those who've caused him trouble like Kana and Inner-Moka.
On the flip side though, Ranma can be a major Jerkass to friends and foes alike and ruthless when inclined. At the start of the story, he was ready to stake Moka through the heart after she sucked Tsukune's blood for the first time and admitted that he didn't like vampires when she asked, before even getting to know her (though in Ranma's defense, he had no good experiences with the undead). He also came close to blasting Kurumu into the ground with his Moko Takabisha, only stopping after Tsukune got between them. While he does get better as the story progresses, Ranma is still obnoxious and insulting even to close friends like Moka and Kouma.
Attractive Bent Gender: He's still attractive in both forms. His female form is destribed as very beautiful (Tsukune notes her as: not as cute as Moka, but more developed). There are some male monsters who, depending on whether she was naturally a guy or girl, would like to date her. Even Tsukune rates her, on a scale of 1-10, to be a 10, tying with Moka and actually beating Kurumu, who got a 9. There are many female monsters that find his male form attractive (such as Kana, Yukari and Mizore) and there was even one instance where he was almost taken by force by Tobaki.
Crystal Dragon Jesus: Ranma's spiders see him and by extension all of humanity as Gods and actually worship him; Ranma is completely unaware of this. Believe it or not, Ranma actually gave the spiders a better afterlife by marrying Satan's daughter Lucy.
Curse: His gender-bender curse of course. Also during his prank war with Yukari, he was hit with an accidentally fatal bad luck curse.
Danger Sense: He also has a 'Shampoo Sense' for predicting when he's about to be hit by a bicycle out of nowhere, which he uses to dodge Moka's surprise entrance leading to her hitting Tsukune like in the series.
Determinator: Ranma hates losing and never backs down from a fight or challenge even if it's against insanely powerful opponents like Richard, Rikishi or Inner-Moka. Even if the challenge is ridiculous like the prank war with Yukari, Ranma won't back down until his opponent is beaten, gives up or (and this hasn't happened in the fic yet) until he is knocked out.
Everything's Better with Spinning: He once spun himself like a human top while fighting Chopper and practically rearranged the troll's face. He also used his Hiryu Shoten Ha to beat Kuyo with one strike.
The Fettered: As a martial artist, he restrains himself if need be. This is one of the things that seperates him from the monsters. In a sense, this is one of the few human qualities he has.
Five Finger Discount: He went around all of his teachers' desks and stole things from them to be used later like Jadeite's stress ball and the Dark Liege's soul shards.
Flaw Exploitation: Ranma uses this against Rikishi (pulling his arms out of their sockets) and Inner Moka (use of water). Comes with being a practitioner of the Anything-Goes School of Martial Arts.
In Harm's Way: Ranma's attitude in the beginning as it takes place at the end of his manga series (but at the start of Rosario Vampire) and he can't stand the return to the mundane and dreary life of school without people trying to kill him. He gets his wish soon after.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may be rough around the edges, he's more than willing to kick the ass of anyone who threatens his friends. See also the aftermath of his fight with Kana in chapter 2.
Ranma almost always has good intentions. But not only is he incredibly socially awkward, he is a Heroic Sociopath who, while having normal morals in regards to protecting innocents, defending the weak, and so on, at times demonstrates a value system that meshes a little too well with that of the average monster. He even talks about this with Fran at one point.
Lightning Bruiser: While not exactly the best when it comes to brute strength in this setting, he's still incredibly strong, enough to even lift a boulder and tall as himself, hold it for a few seconds, and throw it without being winded in the slightest. He has an extremly high level of speed, able to move as a 'red and black blur' and can punch in a single spot hundreds of times so fast it looks like a single punch, like what he did to a sand bag in the Fight Club. His stamina and endurance is also very high, able to take a clean hit from Inner-Moka in the chest, which knocks out most monsters with the first kick, and still keep on fighting.
She-Fu: A heavy basis of his fighting style in either form.
Submissive Badass: As he pointed himself, he doesn't have the will or interest to proact and it's quite content to fight for "Peace, Justice and Stuff" in Tsukune's name. In fact he thinks Youkai Academy is a lost cause and only joined the Committee to keep Tsukune safe.
Super Speed: Ranma all the way, most characters only see him or his fists blur out of existence or don't even perceive him moving until the hit connects. Riza Wildman asks him to hit a punching bag as fast as he can, it instantly winds up across the gym with Tsukune swearing he didn't even see him move. Wildman chides Ranma a bit, but Ranma explains that he hits things so many times in the same place so quickly that his fastest hit and his strongest hit are pretty much the same thing.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: While he makes a few more exceptions in this fic, this is still one of his number one rules and will usually avoid using lethal force.
Tranquil Fury: In this fic, when Ranma is extremely angry or is going to fight all out, he turns from arrogant and annoying to cold and deadly.
Trickster Archetype: Ranma is showing shades of this. While he is not at all book smart, he is very cunning, and in this fic, he stole the Dark Liege's soul shards and Jadeite's stress balls from their desks to use against them later. He also went toe to toe with Yukari (a genius} in the prank war.
Weak, but Skilled: Ranma is obviously far from weak, but he tends to have less in the way of raw power than anything that could actually challenge him, but he's also hands down the most skilled fighter at Youkai Academy and probably the most experienced as well.
Would Hit a Girl: Ranma is more likely go all out against monster girls than human girls, but in these cases it's justified since these girls have little to no problem with killing you in cold blood or worse.
The main protagonist of the Rosario + Vampire series and the deuteragonist of the story. Tsukune was just an all-around average human boy, from his looks to his grades which were not good enough to get into a good high school. One day his father found an application to Youkai Academy and with nowhere else to go, Tsukune took it. On his first day of school, Tsukune met the strange, yet couragious young man Ranma Saotome, who quickly became his best friend and the friendly vampire Moka Akashiya, who Tsukune fell in love with at first sight. Unlike Ranma, Tsukune had a hard time adjusting to the monster school at first but thanks to his friends he was able to adapt and become much needed voice of reason to the heroes.After a number of adventures, Tsukune became involved with the Enforcers, the corrupt student police force of Youkai, and was almost kidnapped by them to lure Ranma into a trap. After this, Tsukune got fed up with the Protection Committee's corruption and organized a revolt against them, successfully overthrowing Kuyo. After the battle Hokuto Kaneshiro, the Student Council President, appointed Tsukune as the new Captain of the Protection Committee for his ideals of justice and not wanting to give the position to Ranma. Kind and forgiving, with an excellent perspective on human rights and moral philosophy, Tsukune works with his friends to make Youkai Academy a safe place for all monsters to learn peaceful coexistance with humans.
Action Survivor: He had to adapt very quickly to survive in Youkai Academy.
Chick Magnet: Not as much as Ranma but having the two most beautiful girls in school, Moka Akashiya and Kurumu Kurono, after you is nothing to sneeze at.
Character Development: Started out as timid and weak as his canon counterpart but quickly became more confident and assertive, using his brains instead of his brawn to fight his opponents. This helps him when he becomes the new Captain of the Protection Committee.
Deuteragonist: The story focuses on his point of view almost or just as much as Ranma's.
Distressed Dude: Subverted. Tsukune is often victimized by the monsters at Youkai, so usually Ranma and/or the girls have to help him. In this fic, however, there are many instances where he uses his wits to outsmart his opponents such as when he tricked an enforcer into making cat noises so the spider on Tsukune's head would attack him, or when he tricked Richard into killing another enforcer when it looked like he and his friends were surrendering (he did feel awful about it afterwards though, the enforcer that was killed was THEToken Good Teammate).
Guile Hero: Tsukune is a more realistic version of this.
The Heart: Tsukume role in the series and trying to become this for the Yokai Academy at large.
Heroic BSOD: He had one for a short time after he manipulated Richard into killing an enforcer.
Kirk Summation: He is known to do this. Sometimes it doesn't work like with the Holy Dragon and Saffron, but when does work, it shows. The best example would be when he persuaded Ruby to stop her plans for destroying the human city and rethink her views.
"His looks were neither compelling nor unattractive, and he bore absolutely no distinguishing features. In fact, most would say that the most distinguishing thing about him was how unremarkable he looked compared to almost anyone else. His short black hair was clumsily combed into a style that was neither unfashionable nor trendy, and his brown eyes seemed plain and unassuming. His outfit was a normal school uniform, if a nicely pressed one."
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Tsukune is very strict about this. This was his first rule as Captain of the Protection Committee.
Token Human: It infuriates Ranma that he's not included.
Took a Level in Badass: He's become quite unfased by the sheer insanity of Yokai Academy and had grown a backbone and a desire to help others no matter what.
What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Averted. Tsukune's honesty, tolerance and respect at first hand. That's it, until you realize that this has allowed him to (unintentionally) create the strongest force in the Academy and Obtain the post as leader of the New Protection Committee.
You Kill It, You Bought It: After the Enforcers are defeated the Student Council President appoints Tsukune as the new head of the Protection Committee...partly for his ideals and partly for 'his general proximity to a guy that can throw giant tornadoes at those who oppose him'. There's also the small factor of nobody wanting Ranma in that kind of position of authority (though Hokuto lets him be Vice-Captain anyway).
The first monster Ranma and Tsukune encounter at Youkai Academy. Moka is a vampire who takes a liking to Tsukune after ingesting his blood, and a dislike for Ranma after learning hearing he was a human who didn't like vampires. Usually very sweet and kind, she helps Tsukune anyway she can while attending Youkai, even if that means putting up with Ranma's abrasive behavior. Later in the story, after Tsukune accidentily removed her rosario for the first time during a fight with the enforcers, Moka's true nature was awakened. The Inner 'Evil' Moka is not only cold and arrogant like her canon counterpart but also vengeful and intimidating, having little to no patience for even Tsukune and the others. Out of everyone, she held the most contempt for Ranma and is always waiting for the chance to defeat and humble the martial artist for his shabby treatment of Outer Moka, even if it meant breaking every bone in his body.She acts as the Student Council Representative for the Committee.Both
Fantastic Racism: They've both shown varying degrees of prejudice towards humans, though never to the extreme like their contemperaries.
Outer-Moka hated humans for teasing her in middle-school and Ranma openly admitting he was a human after preparing to stab her through the heart and saying he didn't like vampires didn't help. However she grew out of this after getting to know Tsukune.
Inner-Moka actually shows less contempt for humans as she practically looks down on everyone. However, she just can't fathom a human, even a highly skilled martial artist, ever being a match for her in battle.
Jekyll and Hyde: A lot more so than in canon. While Inner-Moka is not necessarily evil, she is very ruthless towards those who offend or even annoy her and she has yet to show any kindness towards anyone. This may be justified in that Inner is hardly ever released and has not had time to form attachments to anyone other than Outer, and even that relationship is rocky at best.
Catch Phrase: "Learn Your Place!" It's too bad some people, with pigtails specifically, refuse to learn.
Deadpan Snarker: Even more scathing in her criticisms of Outer-Moka than Ranma is. It sometimes gets to the point where Outer has to give her a Big "Shut Up!" to get her to stop, making anyone around them think she's crazy.
Demoted to Extra: Played with. She was introduced much later in the story than in canon, but afterwards she frequently speaks to Outer-Moka through the rosario and her mind.
Evil Sounds Deep: Kinda iffy on the evil part, but her voice is described as very deep compared to Outer-Moka.
Inferiority Superiority Complex: Tsukune and Kurumu eventually realize this is why Inner Moka hates Ranma so much: she's afraid she may not actually be strong enough to beat him and more or less sought him out (as soon as she was unsealed, mind you) to prove she wasn't scared.
The other characters certainly think so. The first time she was set free her fight with Ranma destroyed an entire wing of the school and left both her and Ranma in pretty bad shape; since then, she keeps talking to Outer Moka about how much she hates the pigtailed martial artist and the various violent things she wants to do to him. So the heroes are dead set about never letting her out again, no matter how dire the situation is, and she's beginning to become a little concerned about that.
A busty succubus attending Youkai Academy. Like her canon counterpart she was initially Moka's rival and wanted to steal Tsukune from her out of petty revenge. When this didn't work she tried to kill both of them only to be stopped and defeated by Ranma. Afterwards she fell in love with Tsukune after he persuaded Ranma not to blast her with his moko takabisha and decided he was her 'Mate of Fate'. She is fiecely loyal to Tsukune, following him anywhere if it means getting closer to him, and built up a sound (and surprisingly platonic) friendship with Ranma to go with her friendly rivalry with Moka.She is the Compliance Squad Leader for the Committee.
Action Girl: The strongest girl on the team when Inner-Moka is not around.
Buxom Is Better: She certainly thinks so, and takes great pride in her chest size.
Forceful Kiss: Kurumu does this to Tsukune in After School Session chapter 3. Doubles as a Motivational Kiss as she used allure to cure his stage fright when he had to do a speech in front of the student body.
Hair Decorations: She only took them off once so far to wash her hair, during a hilariously dangerous period on Witch's Knoll.
Heel Face Turn: She was originally an enemy of Moka like in canon. After being defeated by Ranma however, she became one of the most reliable and trustworthy of allies.
Honor Before Reason: It would be very easy for her to use her allure or a kiss to make Tsukune hers, but she swore to herself that she would seduce him without cheap tricks. Even after spending a whole night sleeping in the same sleeping bag as Tsukune on Witch's Knoll she did not do anything to him.
Horny Devils: Only towards Tsukune. She's actually very kind-hearted and innocent for a succubus.
Hypnotic Eyes: Her 'allure' technique, which succubi use to control men.
Ms. Fanservice: Whether she wants to or not, Kurumu is most likeliest girl to suffer clothing damage or dress in revealing outfits.
Nature Abhors a Virgin: If you're a teenage succubus at least. The girls (especially Yukari and Tobaki) really got on her case when they found out she was a virgin.
Only You Can Repopulate My Race: She's still not sure how succubi are an endangered species, but she is determined to make Tsukune the one man to sire her children.
Rescue Romance: She fell in love with Tsukune after he stopped Ranma from blasting her.
Tyrant Takes The Helm: In After School Session Chapter 3, she takes over the school when she was left in charge while Ranma, Tsukune, Kouma, Moka and Yukari were in Hell. She practically turned it into a miniature roman empire with Kana and Mizore as her fanner and drink cooler respectively, and turned most the male students her adoring slaves.
Winged Humanoid: In contrast to Kana, she has thick, black bat wings. This along with sharp fingernails, is a trait that all succubi share since tails, Pointy Ears, sharp teeth and horns vary between the species because of the erratic mating patterns.
Wolverine Claws: Can slice through trees, though thick, healthy wood can give her trouble.
The smartest student at Youkai Academy, and the group's token genius, Yukari is an 11 year old prodigy witch who's taken a romantic interest in Moka and practically hero worships Ranma, who she refers to as senpai. She was originally very hostile towards everyone other than Moka, seeing them as undeserving of her company, but after Ranma challenged her to the infamous prank war she gained a new respect for him. While still abrasive towards most others she more or less became Vitriolic Best Buds with the other members of the committee and uses her various magical skills to help when necessary.She is the Intelligence Officer of the Protection Committee.
A-Cup Angst: She doesn't dwell on it much but understands (or at least says she does) that her body is not woman enough for Ranma yet.
Bi the Way: She mostly shows interest in girls but whenever any spicy topic about Ranma's male body is brought up she gladly participates.
Fantastic Racism: Both a victim and an offender. Monsters looked down on her because she was a witch (to them witches a closer to humans than monsters) and Tobaki openly admitted that they hated her race; some creatures would gladly run down a witch for giggles. Jadeite even compared witches to scum that accumulates in the corner of the pool. This racism wasn't very obvious in the beginning because of Yukari's obnoxious behaviour and love of pranks.
Yukari has shown prejudice towards humans because she heard stories of witch hunts in the human world and was distrustful of Tsukune after his species was revealed. She's also prejudiced against monstrels in this fic, calling them abominations. She changed her views on humans after a heart-to-heart talk with Tsukune.
A Snow Woman who falls in love with Ranma after he saves her from being incinerated by a stray fireball during his fight with Kouma. She stalks him from a distance and acts as Kana's rival for his affection.She's the Service Representative for the Protection Committee.
A siren who suffers from extreme shyness which she claims is a defense mechanism from growing up while being a target, and as a result has great difficulty speaking normally despite being a siren. Whenever she is not subject to anyone's direct attention, is very familiar with those around her, or is simply very happy, perturbed, or enraged, she instantly overcomes this obstacle, unleashing her powers to their fullest potential. Ranma is her closest companion, as the pigtailed boy has taken to keeping close enough to hear what she says so that he can tell others when necessary.She is the Vice-Captain's Aide (self-proclaimed).
Shrinking Violet: Kana has shown shades of this. Among large groups of people she can't get her voice above a whisper, but when dealing people trying to get between her and her Ranma or when around the Pig-tailed Man himself, she's able to converse somewhat normally.
Winged Humanoid: In contrast to Kurumu, Kana has white, delicate, feathery wings.
A hellhound who was kicked out of Hell, Kouma now attends Youkai Academy to help keep his temper in check. He has two main goals in life, to become a lawyer and kill his father, who abandoned his post and his family to become a pet for the dark elves; this selfish act caused Kouma and his remaining family's expulsion from Hell and into the human world. Kouma was once part of the Fight Club and partnered with Ranma while he was in the club. After Ranma left the club for the Protection Committee, Kouma was dragged along after getting chewed out by Riza Wildma for not sticking with his partner. Hot-tempered and cantankerous, Kouma has few friends on the Committee but proves his worth time and again against the many foes the committee faces.He is a Compliance Squad Member.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's Red Oni compared to practically everyone, especially Ranma and Gin.
Smarter Than You Look: The mid-term scores show that he is in the top ten, surpassing even Moka and Tobaki's grades. This is lampshaded by the other characters who, with the exception of Ranma and Tsukune, thought he cheated or threatened a teacher. As it turns out, Kouma studies very hard to be a lawyer, he just doesn't show his intelligent side much because of his Hair-Trigger Temper.
A holdover from the old Protection Committee who stayed on thanks to her skill at lying and the fact that NOBODY wanted to disappoint Tobaki. Keito is a spider monster (jorogumo) and was Kuyo's Dragon best known for scheming and manipulating for the enforcers. She fought with the other enforcers and tried to kill Tsukune during his rebellion but ultimately failed. Once the old Protection Committee disbanded she wasted no time in switching sides to not lose her position. It was only because Tobaki put in a good word for her that she stayed as a regular intelligence officer. However, she is by no means loyal to Tsukune and plots to return Kuyo to his post as captain.
Ascended Extra: She was just an enforcer who worked for Kuyo in the manga and anime, and when she was defeated she was never heard from again. In this fic she's Kuyo's Dragon and plots the heroes' downfall from the inside.
Breaking Speech: She gives one to Tsukune during their trip at Witch's Knoll giving a cynical view on the dark sides of humanity, witches and monsters.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She shares a genuinely affectionate relationship with Tobaki. When Tobaki was placed under a curse and appeared to have melted/died she went into horrified hysterics and broke down sobbing.
Another holdover from the old Protection Committee, Tobaki is a yochlol striving to become a productive and responsible citizen of the human world. Unfortunately for her, she has even less grasp on human morals than most other monsters. She's firmly recast her alignment to "Lawful," and takes rules and regulations very seriously, as they're the closest things she has to a moral compass for decision-making. As a result, she's become a very effective treasurer, although nobody can figure out why she acts so formal and professional whenever she puts on her fake glasses.
Blue and Orange Morality: The closest thing she has to a moral compass are the rules and regulations, which she takes very seriously. She is not even aware that there is a right or wrong, let alone a difference.
Evil Is Petty: His vendetta against Ranma began when the martial artist was framed for breaking his window.
I Have Your Friends: Tried to have Tsukune, Moka, Kurumu and Yukari captured so he could attack Ranma with no worries by threatening their lives. Haruo and the Neverworld demons failed utterly thanks to Inner-Moka and Richard.
My Country, Right or Wrong: The Holy Dragon is an honorable demon who actually follows the rules and does his job as an enforcer without threatening people and taking bribes. However he's still lawful and had to follow the orders of a superior even if he didn't like it, like trying to kidnap Tsukune, Moka, Kurumu and Yukari to lure Ranma into a trap under Haruo's orders and fighting against the heroes during Tsukune's rebellion.
Stealth Hi/Bye: Likes to appear at random either to help or annoy the heroes.
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Being a bus driver is only his day job. He was also that creepy, old man at the Tunnel of Lost Love in Ranma ½, does children's birthday parties and runs magic shop that disappears when his products screw over his customers.
Demoted to Extra: Played With. She doesn't appear as much during the main storyline but she's still in every chapter during omakes. She even lampshades how she and the newspaper club don't get as much screen time as they did in the manga.
Smug Snake: Not half as dangerous and smart as he thinks he is.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The Dark Liege has a very peculiar way of teaching, mostly involving giving the students a nice view of her breasts and hips, but other than that she teaches an ordinary subject (Government studies) in an ordinary way.
Soul Jar: She has five soul shards which house her soul and if they are destroyed the Liege will die. Too bad she stored all of them in the same desk. Even Ishigami lampshades how stupid that was after they were stolen by Ranma.
The Tease: She likes to do this with her male students.
Third Eye: This along with her horns, makes it clear that she is not human.
Artificial Human: She along with her assistants are this. This seperates them from regular monsters, since reanimated bodies can't transform.
Friendly Enemy: After the Old Protection Committee disbanded, the Fight Club is on much better terms with New Protection Committee even if they are still enemies. She even likes and respects Ranma and Tsukune, parting on good terms with the former and calling the latter a 'nice guy'.
Half-Human Hybrid: This has not yet been touched on in the main story, but in the 'Meet the Teachers' omake Riza reveals that she is half werewolf.
Only in It for the Money: At first she took the job of being an assistant gym teacher at Youkai because her motorcycle keeps getting trashed while going on adventures with the Princess Resurrection crew and the repair bills are expensive. Since Hime doesn't really pay her servants or allies, Riza had to take the job. She really seems to have gotten into it now though.
Omniscient Morality License: While he does have good intentions and wants to make the school a better place, many of his decisions are questionable at best. He purposely had Tsukune's parents find the application to Youkai Academy, knowing that he was a human. This was an experiment, to have Tsukune bring a little humanity to the school and hopefully improve it. He admitted that if the experiment failed and Tsukune died, he probably start over and bring another human into the academy. He gets called out on this constantly and Ranma usually does something to physically harm him.
Took a Level in Jerkass: A departure from the benevolent headmaster from canon. He does want to improve the school but has less respect for people's lives; allowing the corrupt enforcers to run amuck, hiring psychotic teachers on a whim, and purposely endangering the lives of humans to improve the school. Richard is actually an old friend of his.
Anti-Villain: A Type II after her parents were killed, she was taken in by Oyakata who taught her the evils of humanity. It doesn't help that in this story, they were murdered instead of dying in an accident.
Broken Bird: Her parents were murdered by George Byron.