[[folder:Main Characters]]
The main character. [[spoiler:Until the DramaBombFinale.]]
* TheAlcoholic
* AcheyScars: On Ethan's shoulder and caused by Rory - which has only been mentioned once and never again.
* ByronicHero
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Rory's Cain.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Flanderization}}: He began as TheDitz, but moved on to CloudCuckoolander. More recently, he has surpassed this, and some fans are starting to suspect he is in fact clinically insane. (This may explain why [[spoiler: Ethan made a HeroicSacrifice to prevent a dystopian future from happening, and the entire strip is going to be rebooted.]])
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to turn off the time machine. Results in CharacterDeath.]]
* JerkAss: when it comes to customers and Rob due to his limited experience or ignorance of videogames.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In spite of his flaws he truly loves his wife Lilah and at least respects his friend Lucas when he's not trying anything stupid.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ManChild: With hints of PsychopathicManChild.
* OnlySaneMan: Inverted. Everybody else can come across as sane when compared to him.
* ProudToBeAGeek
* RedOniBlueOni: He acts as The Red to Lucas's Blue, though ironically Ethan is dressed in Blue with Blue Eyes and his Winter-een-mas King Outfit has a Blue Cape. There is even a CrossOver Example in VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds with him acting as The Red Oni to The Hero's Blue Oni.
* TooDumbToLive: According to [[RobotBuddy Zeke]], if you run the data from Ethan's various misadventures, his life expectancy comes out negative. Negative ''forty''.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He jumped off a second or third-story fire escape in his underwear because according to video game logic if he's lighter he'll be less injured. He lands on concrete and winds up with about two inches of bone sticking out of his arm. He goes to the hospital and is sent home the same day (in real life he'd probably have to stay for at least one night's observation) with "Paaaaaaaiiiiiiiiin killers!" and a cast. The next comic he's featured in there's no evidence he was ever injured despite having a break that would've taken months to heal ([[WebComicTime then again...]]) and would've at least left a nasty scar.


* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: [[spoiler: Lucas's wife gives birth to a son in the last strip, whom he affectionately names [[DeadGuyJunior Ethan.]]]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* TheStraightMan


Ethan's gamer girlfriend [[spoiler: and eventually widow.]]

* GamerChick
* [[spoiler:HerHeartWillGoOn]]: Founds the Ethan [=MacManus=] Church of Gaming.
* NerdNanny


Formerly known as X-Bot, Zeke was built by Ethan from an X-Box console.

* CallAHumanAMeatbag
* DeadpanSnarker
* InstantAIJustAddWater
* PlayerKilling: In episode 5 of season 2.
* SuperStrength: Comes with being a robot.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After Ted reveals his EvilPlan, Zeke rescues Ethan in a Badass way.]]

!!The Players

Feeling that he had taken the original cast as far as he could go with, Tim Buckley announced on his blog that the strip will now feature the Players (side characters once used for violent gags) as the main cast. They consist of Player 1 (Blue), Player 2 (Red), Player 3 (Yellow) and Player 4 (Green).

* AscendedExtra: They've taken over as the main cast of the comic.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
* AxCrazy: Green, [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121212 literally.]]
** Yellow if you mess up his cards, ''[[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20140212 literally.]]''
* BerserkButton: See AxCrazy above. Don't ''ever'' mess up Yellow's cards after a game.
* ButtMonkey: Yellow, who is often [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20130102 the victim of gruesome acts of violence]] by the other players.
* CharacterDevelopment: Undoubtedly as the comic progresses.
* CloudCuckooLander: Green. She is seen [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121203 here]] casually drinking a bottle of mustard. She also never knew the Player's apartment had a [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20130809 ceiling]],and thinks it's plotting something.
* ColorCodedCharacters
* ComedicSociopath: Red in the old strips. His violent temper has yet to be seen in the reboot.
** It seems to be [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20130821 resurfacing]].
* DeathIsCheap: The only reason they're still around after killing each other so much is that they have a respawn chamber in their house.
* GeniusDitz: Green in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20130708 this strip.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Blue, but Red and Green can also qualify for this.
* OnlySaneMan: Yellow. Doesn't seem to have changed at all in the reboot, judging from [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121210 this.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Yellow is said to be this.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Blue and Red, par for the course as they're Players 1 and 2.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Red seems to be steering towards this. See random pools of blood on the ground? [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20140314 Sample them and get horrible diseases]]. Get offered a lot of useful healing items? [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20140312 Opt for a stick and use it to plug up a gushing wound]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Somewhat. They don't seem to try to brutally kill each other as often as they did when they were side characters, and get along quite amicably nowadays. Red is the most noticably changed, all of his past appearances had him trying to kill somebody.



* [[spoiler: AndIMustScream: Some of his arguments with Ted seem to imply that this trope is, at least partially, in effect. Particularly when it comes to killing Ethan off.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDragon: To Ted]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]


* [[spoiler:ArchEnemy: Of a sort to Zeke.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Until he leaves via ExitVillainStageLeft, followed somewhat shortly after by the DramaBombFinale.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogWasTheMastermind]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins
* TheSpeechless: Being a penguin, he's incapable of actual human speech. [[spoiler:So he shares a body with Scott sometimes.]]

!!Hillary Clinton

* BigBad: of Trilagy
* {{Expy}}: of Palpatine

!!Bubba The Judge

* {{Expy}}: of Jabba The Hutt

!!The Bounty Lawyer

* {{Expy}}: of Bobba Fett

!!Jack Thompson

* DarthVaderClone
[[folder:Post-Reboot Characters]]
!!Ethan, aka Analog

* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Fights like Batman with his gadgets, but he does have ResurrectiveImmortality.
* Expy: Of Batman.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: ''Weaponized'' - jumping himself an an opponent out a window is a net gain.
-->'''Analog:''' "I have infinite continues. Do you?"

!!Lucas, aka D-Pad

* HardLight