Characters / Brutal Series Horrible

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     Horrible Males, District 1 - 6 

Rome Gnaeus:

  • Adaptational Villainy: Maybe a little annoying, but certainly not villainous in the original.
  • Affably Evil: So much that he went for the "fun and friendly" angle during his interviews.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Even if you don't like the guy, you have to admit that being betrayed by his ally/crush and croaking out her name as he lies dying is a sad way to go.
  • All Love is Unrequited: Although he's certain that Ania will fall for him, it never happens.
  • Anti-Villain: a dark Type IV, if you squint. He spends more of his time boasting and flirting than doing anything actively malevolent, and the only time he succeeds in killing somebody in the core storyline, it’s by indirect means. Despite this, he still definitely opposes the protagonists.
  • Beta Couple: with Ania, albiet unrequited.
  • Big Bad: of the Horrible career pack, until Ania takes over.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Decides he just has to take on a giant lizard mutt by himself for the fun of it.
  • Brains and Brawn: The brawn to Ania's brains.
  • The Casanova: Apparently dates dozens of girls at once.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Gries in the sixth What If.
  • Dirty Business: How he seems to view killing females and the defenceless. He doesn't like it much, but feels he has to do it anyway.
  • Et tu Brute: Gets stabbed in the back by his ally, Ania.
  • Evil Duo: With Ania; she being the Superego, he being the Id.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Definitely fighting, and his introductory chapter was so darn narcissistic the author had difficulty writing it.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Ania.
  • Large Ham: "I, the great and powerful Rome!"
  • Last Kiss: Kisses Ania as she dies in the sixth What If. Since he dies not long afterwards, this would make it his last kiss as well. Slightly subverted in that it's more creepy and manipulative than romantic.
  • Love Hurts: Like a sword through the back. Literally.
  • Love Martyr: Never stops hoping Ania will reciprocate his feelings, even when it's incredibly obvious she hates his guts.
  • Laughably Evil: Definitely an antagonist, but his narcissism makes him humorous.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Surprisingly, he has a moment of this in the sixth What If when he tells Ania he'd feel a lot less guilty about killing her if she returned his affections, then exploits her desire to repay him so that she lets him kiss her.
  • Mutual Kill: With Igris in the sixth What If.
  • Nice Guy: For a career.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Amer tears his neck to absolute shreds in the first What If.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Does absolutely nothing – until he mortally wounds Fronce.
  • Pet the Dog: Quite a few: he Took a Bullet for Ania on their first meeting, has a distaste for harming females and the defenceless (although he does it anyway) and was polite enough to carry Gries' body to where the hovercraft could get it in the sixth What If.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Ania
  • Taking the Bullet: Shielded Ania from a hit on her first day in the Career training centre, for which she wants to repay him.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?: In-universe. Rome didn't think the fake eyelashes went too well with his 'manly' angle.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Though, to his credit, he doesn't like it much.

Vash Zerlan:

  • Accidental Murder: possibly. The author has never confirmed if he intended to shoot Dardana at the bloodbath or was innocently testing out his crossbow.
  • Adaptational Villainy: More neutral in Hetalia.
  • The Archer: Or Crossbow-Shooter, as the case may be.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Doesn't do much talking, but fine with killing.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: dies suddenly and unceremoniously from an explosion in the early stages of the Games.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: shoots his own district partner, Dardana, in the head.
  • Evil Orphan: Hasn't had a morally-nurturing life after escaping the orphanage.
  • Freudian Excuse: lived a miserable childhood on the streets and in orphanages before turning to the Career training program as his only option.
  • Killed Off for Real: by pinecones.
  • Lack of Empathy: has absolutely no sympathy for any of his competition, killing Dardana and Meghna without a second thought.
  • The Quiet One: See Beware the Quiet Ones.
  • The Stoic: Devoid of emotion other than vague annoyance.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: in a way. The version of Switzerland in ‘’Horrible,’’ Switz, lasts nearly to the end of the Games, but Vash dies sooner and far more unceremoniously.
  • Trigger Happy: is a little too eager to let loose his arrows.

Spain Carriedo:

Wiremu Sachy:

Igris Kirkland:

  • Aloof Big Brother: To Shiran.
  • Anti-Hero: A wannabe of it; Igris keeps on saying that he's okay with killing people in order to get out of the Games alive, but when it comes down to it, he doesn't actually kill and never slides beyond Type II at worst.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Both Fronce and Amer love to rib him about it. And his little brother, Shiran, also has them.
  • Chekhov's Hobby: His skill with embroidery comes in handy when he has to knit up Fronce's wounds.
  • Cool Big Bro: Aloof but caring.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: his death serves as this for Amer.
  • Deadpan Snarker: This is what makes about the majority of his banter with Amer and Fronce enjoyable in a crapsack world.
  • Defrosting Ice King: At first glance, he seems like a callous jerk- but then you see him soften up like a marshmallow-pillow.
  • Death by Adaptation: He doesn't fare too well in the What Ifs.
  • First Person Smart Ass: As a result of him being a Deadpan Snarker, his narrative is also snarky.
  • Friendless Background: due to his wealth and general Jerk Ass attitude, his only friend is Fronce and later Amer.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's very clever and smart, AND he's strong enough to subdue the Careers in battle.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite what he says about how Anti Hero he is, he never abandons Fronce even though it would've been the more pragmatic course of action. Heck, he doesn't even kill ANIA.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: What he starts wearing during the Games- although it doesn't stop him from putting Honor before Reason.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: One of his defining characteristics. We even sympathize with him when he learn of his reason for wanting to abandon China to die alone.
  • Killed Off for Real: By poison.
  • Lethal Chef: He once brought in some home-baked cookies to share with everyone...and guess how that turned out?
  • Lonely Rich Kid: It makes it even more sad when Fronce , his first and only friend, dies.
    • Even Shiran knows of that and thanks Amer for being Igris's friend.
  • Messy Hair: Perpetually so, Games or otherwise.
  • Mutual Kill: with Ania in the first What If.
  • Not So Above it All: It's noted that even though he tried to act like a gentleman, he got too annoyed by Caesar to fully keep his composure during the interviews. Amusingly, the same fate was also shared with his fellow Tsundere, Lovi.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He is cynial and aloof, while Shiran is optimistic and friendly.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Always gratingly sarcastic, but deep down just terribly lonely and insecure.
  • Skewed Priorities: Really, Igris? You really had to move out of your hiding place to make TEA in the CHILDMURDER GAMES?!
  • Stepford Snarker: See Sour Outside Sad Inside.
  • Technical Pacifist: He has no qualms with combat; he just doesn't want to kill his defeated opponents.
  • Tsundere: A platonic version to Fronce. Even though Igris tries to make himself look all grouch and stoic, his true feelings are shown in his narrative.
  • Would Hit a Girl: has no qualms with attacking the fierce Ania in self-defense.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: with Fronce.

Fronce Foybon:

     Horrible Males, District 7 - 12 

Eston von Bock:

Sadik Ottoman:

  • Ascended Extra / Early-Bird Cameo: he features in the Brutal epilogue before becoming a more important character in Horrible.
  • Cool Mask: wears one 24/7.
  • Honor Before Reason: intended to go as far as he could through the Games without killing to entertain the Capitol. His resolve caved in pretty quickly when hunger got the best of him, although he still couldn’t bring himself to kill Lovi.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Amer.
  • Last Episode, New Character: in the Brutal epilogue.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: to Spain and Lovi, when he holds the latter hostage in exchange for supplies. He’s not intending to kill her, though.
  • Never Bring A Knife To A Fistfight: Sadik commences his and Amer's fist fight by pulling a knife, and promptly loses it. Guess who wins. Sort of zigzagged, though, since he wasn't trying to play dirty by taking out the knife, just warning Amer not to mess with him.
  • The Quiet One: unless he's around Gries.
  • Sadistic Choice: forces Spain to choose between Lovi's left and their alliance's vital supplies.
  • Shoot Him, He Has a Wallet!: zigzagged. Sadik is killed for pulling out a knife, averting this trope, but he was doing so to dissuade, not harm, his attacker.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: with Gries. Unlike most of the rivalries in the series, it isn’t too serious and doesn’t culminate in violence in the arena.
  • Slashed Throat: dies when Amer cuts his throat with broken glass.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't do much overreacting.

Vahn Larus:

Amer Jones:

Sve Oxenstierna:

Raivis Lithu:

     Horrible Females, District 1 - 6 

Ania Jerume:

Dardana Angstrom:

Lovi Vargas:

Taberah Atalanta:

Perdita Adva:

China Wang:

     Horrible Females, District 7 - 12 

Laine Berna:

Gries Karpusi:

Natalya Larus:

Meghna Cinge:

Finni Vaina:

Celladora Talith: