Characters / Charybdis Academy
aka: Eerie Cuties

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Main Characters

    Nina 

Nina Delacroix

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The main character (sort of). A young vampire born on Easter, she feeds on chocolate instead of blood.

    Layla 

Layla Delacroix / Queen Quintessa

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Nina's older sister, who's determined to make her into a proper vampire by getting her to drink blood.

    Chloe 

Chloe Love

A succubus, who considers herself to be ugly by succubus standards (though she acknowledges that she's pretty by human standards), despite her many admirers. Much to the surprise of readers, she now has her own webcomic Spin-OffDangerously Chloe. See that character page for her entry.

    Brooke 

Brooke Lynn

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A melusine. She can turn into a snake monster, but, true to the tale of Mélusine, resents her monster form and tries to hide it. Generally laid-back and cool, but confused and shy when it comes to romance.

    Kade 

Kade Whiteclaw

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A catboy who's Layla's sometimes boyfriend, and the object of Nina's affections.

    Ace 

Ace Wolfhart

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A werewolf, who's Nina's unwilling friend, though generally nice and well meaning.

    Blair 

Blair

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Nina's doll, possessed by the spirit of a man; absolutely shameless pervert. Nina gives him to Tia at the end of vol.4.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To all females, including genderbent males.
  • Animals Hate Him: He constantly gets chased and chewed on by every pet he's ever met.
  • The Casanova: When he get's transferred into Ace's body by accident he rather quickly shows himself able to charm three girls in one day now that he is no longer in a female doll.
  • Creepy Doll: Oh yes.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As creepy as Blair is he's not a Lolicon making him a relatively safe companion for Nina.
  • Evil Gloating: Which was cut short, courtesy of Tia's magic, when she came to collect payment for helping Nina save her sister — as they agreed.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Nina tolerates him primarily because he's not a lolicon so she's spared his worst behaviors. Then comes a series of reveals that shows he hasn't always had Nina's best interests in mind. Nobody else likes him much and by the time Nina takes him away even Nina isn't too sorry to see him gone.
  • The Hedonist: He pretty much only lives to satiate his perversions and considers inhibitions to be "wussy".
  • Hidden Depths: There seems to be more going on than first thought. Why he suddenly has this dark scene has led to a lot of WMGing.
  • Hammerspace: When Sharing a Body with Ace, he pulls a stake out of nowhere. Ace Lampshades it by asking where it came from.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Blair name is a reference to Linda Blair. He does the Exorcist's neck trick in his first apparition in the comic.
  • The Not Secret: Just about everybody knows his so-called "carefully hidden" weakness. So much so, that Twiggit, Chloe, and Layla have all exploited it at different points.
  • Painting the Medium: He uses a slightly different font than everyone else. Which eventually comes in useful to distinguish him from Ace when they end up Sharing a Body.
  • Panty Thief: As if his character image doesn't make it obvious enough.
  • Running Gag: Blair's habit of either saying, or doing, something to annoy others, then getting punt-kicked for it.
  • Spanner in the Works / Wild Card: Blair has two cases of these which stand out. In both he showed he didn't mind interfering with the plans of others if it helped his goals or even jeopardized the good thing he had in the process.
    • He stole the Orb Of Tiresias from the Hellrune Coven to put the whole school into a major gender-bending fiasco that almost turned the school into his own paradise of blonde buxom bimbos, even Nina, who loved him.
    • When told the Doompanties were the rarest panties in the universe, he stole them off of Chloe, not caring if he lost the Heaven he was in with her. Or that he'd be locked in the box with them for a very very long time.
  • Tempting Fate: When Nina gives Tia Blair's doll body sans Blair in it, he proclaims Tia won't be getting him as he has found better accommodations (i.e. Ace's body). Tia pulls his spirit out of Ace and back into the doll with a wave of her finger before he can even finish his sentence.
  • The Unreveal: The series ended without revealing how Blair's spirit became trapped in Nina's doll. Blair actually offered to reveal his "super secret origin story" in a last second bid to save himself from Tia but nobody wanted to hear it,they just wanted him gone.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Chapter 14 has him as one. Tia boosts a magick on Blair that shrinks anyone he touches down to Blair's size. Unfortunately, while she's collecting the smaller characters, she grabs Blair as well—and suffers the same fate.
  • Voices Are Mental: After Sharing a Body with Ace, Dio mentions that Blair's voice is coming out of Ace's body. He also continues to use the same, slightly different font when speaking than Ace and everyone else.

Villains

    The Hellrune Coven 

The Hellrune Coven

A coven of witches. Got their own spinoff, Magick Chicks, but still make appearances. See the Artemis Academy And Apollo Academy page for their entries.

    Cess and Laura 

Cessily (Cess) and Laura

A pair of minor antagonists, who aspire to become 'queen bees' by overthrowing Layla, but their "plans" usually backfire. As of Vol.4, they've become friends with Nina, and seem to be on good terms with Layla.

Both

Cessily Frostblossum

A Snow Fairy.
  • An Ice Person
  • Buxom Is Better: She seems more comfortable with having bigger breasts thanks to Tia now than she did when Chloe did it earlier.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: After turning Laura away initially, Cess sees the now-shorter Laura in her Loli-outfit. Seeing this reminds Cess how Laura looked as a kid...and this causes Cess to tear up and hug Laura tightly to her bosom, wailing "I missed you SO muuuuuuch!"
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She talked about having Chloe's E-cup breasts done in school colors, then rigging Chloe's bra to pop open and flash the football team. Cess is shocked when they see Chloe with smaller breasts (Chloe was tired of having to lug around those massive breasts). Eventually, Cess and Laura both get E-cups of their own thanks to Chloe, and Cess realizes how heavy they were.
    • And another piece of it when after she'd gotten used to them, they left once the Doompanties were sealed back in their box.
  • Only Sane Man: Much more sensible than Laura.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Cess can change her hand and part of her arm to be an ice-based hammer to knock some sense into Laura when she thinks Cess should dye her hair red. Later made a lockpick icicle on her finger.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Laura Morningfire

A fire ifrit.
  • Burning with Anger: Her temper causes Power Incontinence for her.
  • Butt-Monkey: Has run into a lot of misfortune as of late. She loses her breasts thanks to Tia, Cessily leaves her when she thinks Laura was manipulating her as per her species (once again thanks to Tia). And when Nina tries to help her, yet another run in with Tia results in her losing her height. But she might be having a means to deal with it (see Idea Bulb).
  • Buxom Is Better:
    • She was happy with her new breasts. Until she lost them when the Doompanties were relocked into their box.
    • Again when Tia briefly gave them back—then turned around to endow them to Cessily. She was told the only way to GET them back was for Cessily to give them to Laura willingly. And shortly afterwards Tia grabs Cess before Laura can do that.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Laura's plan for getting back at Tia was to be the cutest, most adorable 'lil moeblob ever. It worked.
  • The Ditz
    • Obfuscating Stupidity: Once out of Cess and Evil Chloe's influence, she challenges Tia on a "cute with cute" field and uses her ditziness to cover this up (and have Tia think this extra ditziness might have been a result of her stealing the height and curves from Laura).
  • Dumb Blonde: Previously until Tia did her nastiness to Laura. Then...
  • Fun Size: Tia takes away Laura's height and gives it to Nina. However, this makes Laura realize she looks adorable—and realize she can challenge Tia on "adorability" now. Going to "The Trendy Loli," Laura uses this to win over everyone, and even use her "aura of innocence" to hurt Tia with a hug (as it "Burns" Tia in doing so).
  • Obfuscating Insanity: Tia initially thinks Laura's lost it. However, this is Laura trying to go "full Lolita" to give enough cred to her own plan to take on Tia.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Uses this on Mr. Purvis to convince him not to punish her due to her non-uniform attire (she also adds that her uniforms don't fit her anymore given her height was taken away by Tia).
  • Spanner in the Works: Tia Darkness claims that this is an ifrit's nature, using it to drive a wedge between Cessily and Laura by pointing out the latter can't HELP but mess up the former's plans. When Laura finally realizes that she can put this to use against ''Tia,'' Tia's machinations begin to collapse hard.

    Tia 

Tia Darkness

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An adorable very young dark-haired demoness (succubus?). Appeared when Cessily, Laura and Nina tried to summon Chloe back and immediately began to show who's the boss. Seems to be a competent magic user.

    Queen Quintessa 

Queen Lamia Asra-pa Quintessa and Mr. Boodles

Ancient vampire queen and her pet cat, infamous for single-handedly ushering in a dark age of carnage and bloodshed for mankind.
  • Bi the Way: Despite being known for having enslaved countless maidens and princesses, she also had an attraction to the opposite sex as well. Upon her reincarnation, Layla recalls having kissed both her parents in her previous life. She also seduces Brooke and tries to do the same to Ace, by trying to convince him that she needs his love.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Lamia slaughtered scores of innocents and would-be heroes in her time, without remorse.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She starts off as little more than a minor recurring character in Vol.Ø. But she finally becomes a pivotal character in Vol.4, once it's revealed that Layla is her reincarnation.
  • The Dreaded: According to historical accounts, Lamia and her minions razed entire villages overnight, leaving countless dead. Anyone foolish enough to oppose her was usually decapitated or torn to shreds by her pet, "Mr. Boodles".
  • Femme Fatale: Queen Lamia used her wiles to gather supporters from both sexes and planned to rebuild her empire in the modern era. She began by influencing her reincarnation, Layla, into going on dates with Brooke, Kade, Dio, and has shown a special interest in Ace.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: When Lamia returns to the living world, she has a lot of trouble adjusting to the many differences. She is taken aback to learn that vampires in current times maintain a low profile and avoid killing humans. Phones and Tumblr are strange to her. But most of all, she misses her pet Boodles. When Layla defeats and regresses her to a child, she expresses great fear of her strange new world.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Quintessa was quite ruthless during her rule managing to wipe out entire towns in one night before moving on to the next.
  • Killer Rabbit: Mr. Boodles may look cute, but he decapitated King Lupus with a single claw swipe.
  • Formally Named Pet: Mr. Boodles.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Receives one from Layla, for trying to take over her psyche because she refused to accept that her time had long passed.
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: Blair suspected that Quintessa would be reborn among the Delacroix children, and assumed it would be Nina. He was only partially correct, since part of Quintessa's spirit remained in Maria, 'til it was passed onto Nina through childbirth. However, she wasn't the one. When Nina bit her sister, that part of Quintessa's spirit was transferred into Layla's body; fully restoring her past life memories as Quintessa.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: She attempts this on Layla, attempting to devour her mind in an attempt at Grand Theft Me. Layla ultimately reverses this onto her, regressing Queen Lamia to the mind of a child with only a minor influence over Layla.

Minor/Recurring Characters

    Tiffany 

Tiffany Winters

An aspiring wannabe vampire slayer who's out to slake Layla, but ends up becoming best friends with her instead. She quickly became popular with the readers and was eventually given a bigger role in he Spin-Off, Magick Chicks. See the Artemis Academy And Apollo Academy page for her entry.

    Maria 

Maria Delacroix

Nina and Layla's mother. She's apparently had 13 children. Not the loner sort of a vampire - she prefers to keep some company around and is unhappy about her daughters being mostly absent, that is in school or asleep.

    Professor Twigitt 

Professor Twigitt

The science teacher at Charybdis Heights, who may, or may not, be human.

    Mr. Wolfheart 

Mr. Wolfhart

Ace's father.
  • Open-Minded Parent: When Ace goes to school as a boy and comes home as a girl...
    Mr. Wolfhart: (Glomps Ace) I've always wanted a daughter!

    Eleanor 

Eleanor

The Delacroix's housekeeper. It's unknown what she is, just that she looks kinda like an owl and is creepy.

    Becky 

Becky

Tiffany's boss at the mall.
  • Bad Boss: Averted. Tiffany thinks she's bossy, when all Becky really wants, is for Tiff to do her job.
  • Brainwashed: She gets subjected to this twice.
    • The first was done by Layla, in order to get Becky off of Tiffany's back (and also give her a raise).
    • It happened again, when Nina overdid it while in Layla's body, after succumbing to her first thirst for blood and enthralled her (under Blair's instruction) to wipe Becky's memory of it.
  • Meganekko: She wears a simple pair of wire-rimmed specs.
  • Nerds Are Sexy:
    • Blair certainly thought so, and even took advantage of her tranced state to make her put on a bikini fashion show for him. As seen, when she's out of uniform... WOW!
    • It was further emphasized in one of the postcards that came with the collector's edition of Vol.1, which shows her in a string bikini with Blair resting his head between her breasts.
  • Only Sane Employee: Considering that she's working with Tiffany, it's to be expected.

    Dio 

Diodore Renoir

Layla's fiancee.
  • Arranged Marriage:
    • Formerly, between him and Layla, but it was deep-sixed, when he learned she was in love with Kade. Except his father won't allow him to return home without one of the Delacroix sisters as his bride. So he's stuck hopelessly pursuing Layla.
    • Then again, it may not be so hopeless after all. Though their roles have been reversed, with Layla having feelings for Dio, who's hooked up with Ash, thanks to Melissa's wand!
  • Bishōnen: Certainly enough to make Layla forget about Kade, and make Chloe turn evil.
  • Bi the Way: Fell in love with Ash, due to Melissa's magic wand, but is still attracted to women sometimes.
  • Fantastic Racism: He wastes no time in bragging to Ace how Vampires are the superior race, and tends to call him mutt or any related names.
  • Flat Character: Fans have begun to regard him this way, due to a lack of characterization, compared to the rest of the cast.
  • French Jerk: Dio is French (from Marseille, to be precise), though his nationality is almost never mentioned and never comes into play in his jerkass moments.
  • Jerkass: Dio is full of himself, dismissive of anyone he deems inferior to him, classist and displays Fantastic Racism like it was nothing. His one redeeming trait is that he's not a womanizer, while it would be very easy for him.
    • Break the Haughty: And the universe responds to the above by knocking him down a few pegs in equal measure to his snobby antics. The best example is when he, after Ash slugs him thinking he is going to hurt Tiffany, picks a fight with Ash for "daring to lay a hand on his betters"...and then gets curb-stomped, and also when Layla tells him he got mistaken for a human by Nina on her blood-craving craze, his ego takes a HUGE blow.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After taunting a shrunken Kade, Kade tells him, "Why don't you come down here and say that to my face!" One POOF later, Dio's shrunk down too.
  • Upper-Class Twit: He comes from a prestigious vampire family himself, and he's very full of himself.

Alternative Title(s): Eerie Cuties

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