Characters / Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire

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Buck Godot

  • Acrofatic: Granted he's a Hoffmanite so most of that is muscle and he grew up in four gees.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Combat Pragmatist
  • Guile Hero - Not that Buck is a slouch when it comes to fighting, but his life and pay-check are always ultimately saved by his ability to think on his feet and play the entities around him against each other.
  • Heavyworlder
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: He spends most of his time at the bar, though this characteristic is played down as the stories continue.
    Green-Skinned Space Babe: Are you Buck Godot, the detective?
    Buck: No. I'm Buck Godot, the drunkard. Detecting is just my hobby.
  • Kevlard: At one point his bulk saves him from a poison that usually kills in a couple seconds long enough to get the antidote.


Louisa Dem Five

    Local Cluster 

The Pistol-Packin' Polaris Packrat

Director Fang

The Teleporter

Lord Thezmothete


  • The Dragon: Although Thezmothete seems to be more 'indifferent' than evil, He-Who-Must-Be-Watered fulfills this role.
  • Plant Aliens
  • The Runt at the End: He-Who-Must-Be-Watered has a new bud with a semi-independent personality.


Der Rock the Destroyer

  • Phantom Thief - from Sufficiently Advanced Aliens, no less.
  • Badass Normal: Implied to be a bog-standard human.
  • Handicapped Badass - Fresh out of hospital, having had most of his body reconstructed from scratch, and still requiring a cane to walk, he still manages to fight 35 members of the PSmith collective to a standstill.

    The Gallimaufrey 

The Winslow! (All Hail!)

  • Dissonant Serenity - "Hi!"
  • MacGuffin - Lampshaded and deconstructed. Three-fourths of known religions revolve around Its importance; nobody can agree on why. Wars break out as various races/beliefs fight over It, and there are disastrous repercussions.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity - Maybe... "No! Do not eat own foot! Could not be stupider if you tried!"
  • Time Abyss: When the first sentients appeared in the universe, The Winslow was already there to say "Hi!" at them. According to its Secret Origins strip, in fact, it predates the Big Bang.

Frakkis Godot

Ambassador Ettarre Cabell

Thad Gizmot

Sergeant Anton Clisp

Rowan and Martin

A team of detectives. One happens to be a talking Aberdeen terrier with spectacles. The other happens to be a cat.

Security Chief Parahexavoctal

Hyraxx D'Mofiti

Prime Mover

  • Big Good: The representative of a species that maintains humanity (and the rest of the Gallimaufry) as part of their moral responsibility to the less advanced. In other words, a little stuck-up, but with everybody's best interests at heart.
  • Porn Stash: ...well, yes.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: Presumably ranking below Lord Thezmothete, but he's still a Reality Warper who seems to have transcended all tool use.


  • Cute Is Evil — It turns out the Pogs are one of the races that worship the Winslow, and when they figure out humanity has it, they turn on their former allies, spreading a bio-engineered plague that saps the libido and eventually the mind in hopes of just taking it from humanity once they all go extinct. Despite this, they still look like happy, friendly little shell-less turtles.
  • Expy: Played with. Until The Reveal, they seem like an homage to Pogo, with a strong resemblance to the turtle in that strip, Churchy La Femme.
  • Funny Animal: Look kind of like a cross between a bipedal lizard and a bipedal turtle without a shell.


  • Attack Animal
  • Because You Were Nice to Me - Since there is a "shoot on sight" order for all Beemahs, Buck treating them with basic courtesy, respect, and honesty earns him this.
  • Living Weapon
  • Morality Pet - for the Kleg, in the end.
  • Punny Name - They shoot energy beams from lenses in their foreheads. They're beamers.
  • Waddling Head - They have fully-formed digitigrade legs, but otherwise qualify.
    • Deconstructed somewhat— they require assistance for basic life functions, such as eating, which forces them to serve others in exchange for survival.
  • You No Take Candle - Are capable of more normal speech pattens when carefully considering things, but rapidly devolve into this when stressed (especially when pissed off).



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