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->''"Aren't you being a little dramatic?"''

[[TheHero Our illustrious hero!]] [[ButThouMust ...whether he wants to be or not.]] Cucumber is a smart kid who wants nothing more than to go to magic school and hone his spellcraft, but Destiny (in the form of his parents and the Dream Oracle) will have none of it. The OnlySaneMan in a world insistent on FunctionalGenreSavvy, Cucumber is nevertheless always willing to help someone in trouble -- though his combat skills and attitude may need a bit of work.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: He's a kid, cute as a button, and he's the most responsible person in the group after Carrot given that he has the most common sense. In particular he feels responsible for keeping his sister Almond out of danger on their adventure. This is exaggerated to the point of being funny when we found out it apparently even extends to his eating habits. Extra character information says that he's been trying to get Almond to quit eating junk food for ''years'', and he has so much restraint with food that he won't even eat ranch dressing with baby carrots.
* AntiMagic: By using the mute stone, his wand can dispel magic spells.
* BadassBookworm: It took him awhile to show it, but Cuco is a very powerful magic user.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: The reason he has to go on his quest. "It's in his blood!"
* BewareTheNiceOnes: His magic is a force to be reckoned with, but Cucumber's so nice and non-confrontational that actually getting him to use it takes some serious doing. When Cucumber does take part in combat, though, he's just as tough as Almond.
* BigBrotherInstinct: While he believes Almond can be, and would be, a better legendary hero than him, he doesn't feel comfortable letting her do it alone, mainly because of worry over how his parents would react.
* BiggerStick: Cucumber becomes much more useful in a fight after getting a new magic wand to replace his broken one.
* BrutalHonesty: After the near-disaster that was Rosemaster, Almond gets angry at Cucumber for actually sympathizing with the Disaster Masters. Surprisingly, he refuses to back down and points out that until she picked a fight they might well have been able to work out some form of non-violent agreement. When Almond angrily asks if he thinks it was ''her'' fault [[spoiler:most likely thinking of how she ended up mind controlled into attacking Carrot]] he bluntly says yes: If she had taken this quest seriously from the start then the entire revival of the Nightmare Knight would have been stopped before it even began. But no, Almond wanted to have a fun adventure. [[StunnedSilence She has no response]].
* ButThouMust: Played for drama; he wants to get into a magical academy and learn spells, but his parents and the Dream Oracle are insistent that his destiny is to become a hero, because his ancestors were also heroes. The Dream Oracle's laziness and incompetence doesn't help matters.
* CharacterDevelopment: Compare his freakouts in the first few chapters to his more decisive actions in Chapter 3, when he pursues Azalea into Rosemaster's lair and saves himself from the Roselings.
* ChildProdigy: Cuco has the same magical power rating as prodigy ''Peridot''. His heroic quest also gets in the way of his planned entry into a prestigious magical academy for the 'gifted and/or incredibly wealthy'. It doesn't help that both his own parents and the laughably incompetent Dream Oracle ''want'' him to be a hero just because he has a HeroicLineage.
* TheChosenOne: He comes from a heroic lineage, making him the "legendary hero". Chosen by the Dream Oracle.
* CowardlyLion: Can be more cowardly than Carrot at times, but unlike Carrot, Cucumber rarely has to talk himself into helping people in danger.
* CuteBookworm: Cute as a button, and is looking forward to enrolling at Magic School and learning lots.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Cosmo mistook Cucumber for a girl when they first met.
* EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit: [[spoiler:He adorns a MagicalGirl outfit identical to Punisher Pumice's thanks to a mishap with a TV prop that looks like his wand.]]
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Variant.
-->'''Nightmare Knight:''' We meet at last, Legendary Hero. I have heard many things about you.\\
'''Nightmare Knight:''' ...and it appears that all of them were accurate.
* FieryRedHead: Subverted. Despite having carrot-orange hair, he's usually calmer and thoughtful than the hot-headed Almond.
* HeroicLineage: His ancestors were heroes AND also happened to be brother-and-sister duos who look just like Cucumber and Almond. His father... seemed to be the only exception.
* HistoryRepeats: [[spoiler:In Chapter 3, he tries reaching out to Nightmare Knight, wanting to end things peacefully, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero only for a hostile Almond to barge in and ruin things]]. This was something that happened years ago with Walnut and Calabash, with Walnut trying Cuco's method on Nightmare Knight only to be stopped by a distrustful Calabash. Nightmare Knight is ''devastated'' by the similarities]].
* KillHimAlready: Says the "Finish him already!" variant to Almond when she fights Splashmaster.
* KnightInSourArmour: He may be on a mission to save the world, but he isn't exactly happy about that, due to having his destiny forcibly hoisted upon him by his own parents and the Dream Oracle. The incompetence of the Dream Oracle isn't helping matters.
* InSeriesNickname: Almond shortens his name to Cuco. Pronounced "cyu-coh."
* IronicName: Another for April fools day. Bacon points out Cucumber's hair looks nothing like a Cucumber unlike other characters with hairstyles similar to their names. It's quite fitting, since he's the only one in his family who doesn't want to be a legendary hero.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon:
** Cucumber wanted nothing more than to attend magic school and become a mage, only to be saddled with the duty of saving the world by his parents and the (laughably incompetent) Dream Oracle. His father, when he was at his age, wanted to be a legendary hero, but unfortunately lucked out on the hero's quest thing and had to be turned away.
** It goes even farther back. [[spoiler:Cucumber's ancestor, Calabash, saw Nightmare Knight as nothing more than a baddie to defeat, and saw his proposition for peace as a trap, which made Nightmare Knight give up on reconciliation. Cucumber would later attempt to resolve things peacefully by making the same offer from years before... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero only for Almond to barge in and tell him that the enemy can't be trusted]]]].
* MakeMeWannaShout: By using the Noise Stone, his wand can produce this effect to knock enemies away.
* MakingASplash: In chapter two we see him use water magic by invoking the power of the Splash Stone with his wand.
* MorphWeapon: [[spoiler:His wand changes into a sword when it's set to MagicalGirl mode.]]
* OnlySaneMan: It's his schtick. A lot of his funnier moments come from questioning how reasonable conventional fantasy hero tropes are. Played in a more serious fashion in that [[spoiler: he and Princess Parfait are the only two cast members as of yet who have asked the Nightmare Knight to make peace and break the cycle. Cucumber continues to question the necessity of being a Legendary Hero, and in chapter 3 starts to outright defy the past, motivated not out of any desire to change history, but because of logic and kindness.]]
* OxygenatedUnderwaterBubbles: He can cast a bubble-head spell that gives characters a source of oxygen to breathe underwater.
* PerformanceAnxiety: [[ Cucumber says]] that being cast as the bush in Legato's play was actually pretty good casting. He jokes that performing in front of people makes him want to "hide in a bush".
* PlayingWithFire: When saving Nautilus, the very first spell we see him use is fire magic. The Crabsters even mention this trope by name:
--> ''"YOW! This kid's [[PlayingWithFire playin' with fire!]] Let's scram boys!"''
* PowerCopying: The DiscardAndDraw variant. Cucumber can use the Disaster Stones to use the powers of the defeated Disaster Masters. Whether this is due solely due to his wand, or has something to do with his own magical aptitude remains to be seen.
* PyrrhicVictory:
** Cucumber points out that, even though Noisemaster lost, he doesn't really feel as though he and his team "won".
** At the end of the battle with Rosemaster, there's no feeling of victory whatsoever, and [[spoiler:he refuses to keep her Disaster Stone]].
* RedheadInGreen: It does a good job of making him stand out in Caketown, which has very little green with its pastry motif.
* RedIsHeroic: He's the hero, and has red hair.
* RefusalOfTheCall: He's tried to refuse anyway. [[ButThouMust Unfortunately, he doesn't really have a choice in the matter]].
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Rather than his hair being green or yellow[[note]]the color of cucumber flowers[[/note]], it's bright red, making him stand out in spite of his meek personality.
* SwordAndSorcerer: With Almond, as part of their BrotherSisterTeam dynamic. He's the sorcerer.
* TranquilFury: As opposed to the rest of the HotBlooded cast, Cucumber gets very quiet when he's angry. Demonstrated when he [[spoiler:finally calls out Almond on her reckless behavior.]]
* TheUnfavorite: To his father, who clearly wanted a more conventionally heroic son, and who will happily share his anecdote about "the ''first'' time Cucumber failed him miserably."
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:He finally calls Almond out on her reckless behavior and black-and-white views in Chapter 3, even referring to the moment where she interrupted his attempt to resolve things peacefully with Nightmare Knight, saying that things could've gone differently if Almond didn't treat everything like a fun adventure. Almond is initially furious at him [[NeverMyFault for pinning everything on her]], but later has a JerkassRealization where she realizes that the entire quest was because of her, so she decides not to antagonize her brother for doing his diplomatic talks anymore]].
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Sadly on the receiving end of this from both parents, especially his [[{{Jerkass}} father]], who's very disappointed that he wanted to be a mage instead of the legendary hero.
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: After he (or rather, his team) beat Splashmaster, Cucumber's wand is equipped with the Disaster Stone they obtained afterwards and grants him [[MakingASplash water spells.]] After some experimentation with Noisemaster's stone in the background of the comic, he confirms that he can equip any single disaster stone of his choosing to his wand. Fittingly, even his wand came from the aftermath of the group's first encounter with Peridot. [[spoiler:Nightmare Knight calls him out on this in chapter 3 after getting the Rose stone, the context being that Cucumber's using the corpses of his enemies to power his wand. This later inspires Cucumber to give the Rose stone to Rosemaster's minions instead]].



->''"All we can do is wait for my big brother to come and pfffffhahahaha I can’t even finish that.”''

[[TheHero Our illustrious hero!]] [[TheUnchosenOne ...'s little sister.]] Almond can't quite believe her nerdy brother is the supposed "Legendary Hero" when ''she's'' the one with the fighting chops, the can-do attitude, and the sheer grit to make it happen. Though she may tease Cuco like there's no tomorrow, Almond will always back him up in a fight -- and sometimes run ahead of him into said fight.

* ActionGirl: She's training to be a knight, and is great with a sword. She pretty much handles most if not all of the action, and she's really good at it. She wins fights constantly where other characters fail. And even orchestrates a jail break when she's captured.
* BadassAdorable: Arguably all CQ characters are adorable. But for her age she certainly doesn't ''look'' like she could take on opponents many times her size.
* BloodKnight: Very eager to fight.
* BraidsOfAction: Wears her hair in two long pigtails. The braid segments are also drawn in the shape of almonds.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Rosemaster uses her magic to make Almond consider Sir Carrot so useless, he may as well be a villain. She proceeds to draw her sword at him.]] Afterwards, she emphatically does ''not'' join in the sympathy and regrets.
* BreakTheHaughty: A relatively nuanced example given that her proud nature stemmed more from being a child than any real hubris. Her confidence took a serious blow after the events of Chapter 3. In the wake of it, she has acted more like a scared child than a confident knight, and she has yet to fully recover. [[spoiler:She later gets a WhatTheHellHero speech from Cuco for acting foolish and jeopardizing everything, especially when Cuco tried to resolve things with Nightmare Knight peacefully. While initially angry, she does have a JerkassRealization, so she tries to shape up for her brother's sake]].
* BullyingADragon: When she learns Mutemaster's "weakness" is sudden noises, she screams in his face and topples him over. Unfortunately for her, this turns out to be his BerserkButton rather than a way to defeat him, and [[BewareTheQuietOnes the normally placid creature becomes enraged]].
* CallingYourAttacks: Evil-Vanquishing Almond Slicer!
* CherryBlossoms: Almond Blossoms in this case. They float around her on her mini print and her updated profile card.
* CrutchCharacter: Handles essentially all of the fighting in the prologue, but then the party is scattered. She came back in time for the first boss though.
* DeadpanSnarker: Almond may not be as much a straight man as Cuco but she still calls people on their ridiculousness.
* DecoyProtagonist: Almond definitely is up front and center in Chapter 0 and much of the prologue, but later she disappears and Cucumber begins to take his place back as protagonist.
* FlowerInHerHair: She wears a flower decoration in her hair. It might have some meaning about her childishness, but it's probably mostly there just to look cute. [[spoiler: She gets more and more elaborate ones when she's picked to be a semifinalist in the contest to find a fitting Princess R.]]
* TheGadfly: Almond likes to tease a lot of the other characters and ask them {{Armor Piercing Question}}s to get a funny reaction, ''especially'' Peridot, who wants to deny she admires Almond. Her brother Cucumber is teased by her a lot too.
* GlassCannon: 5-star Attack, but only 2 Defense. The comic highlights this a lot- [[RealityEnsues while Almond is damn good with that sword of hers, she's still just a little kid, and goes down hard under sustained attack more often than not]].
* HeroesPreferSwords: Which helps underscore the fact that it's her, and not Cucumber, who seems ideally suited to being a legendary hero. [[LampshadeHanging As both of them point out]], to no avail.
* HeroicLineage: Double Subverted -- yes, she's descended from the same line of legendary heroes that Cucumber is. ''But,'' she's not allowed to try out for being the legendary hero herself, because she's [[DamselInDistress the little sister whose job is to be kidnapped and rescued]]. ''That said,'' she'll still kick anyone's butt, and has latched on to this quest, and won't let go.
* HeroicSpirit: According to Gigi's commentary the apparent reason that Peridot's magic doesn't turn Almond's sword into stone is that she has enough "[[HotBlooded fighting spirit]]" to NoSell it.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She criticizes Cucumber for trying to make peace with the villains, yet she already has a ([[FoeYay sort of]]) friendship with Peridot, who due to her ties to Cordelia is also a villain.
* IKnowMortalKombat: In one of the Questions and Answers, she claims that Television is the reason for her excellent swordplay. In a later one, she admits to having taken "actual" lessons, but her style is still directly inspired by it.
* JerkassRealization: [[spoiler:After getting called out by Cuco, she was initially furious, but she gradually realizes her own recklessness and everything she pulled Cuco through and blamed on him were actually ''her'' fault. She also realizes that she kept antagonizing Cuco for trying to find more peaceful solutions, especially since her distrusting the Nightmare Knight nearly got her, Cuco, and Carrot killed. She decides not to antagonize Cuco anymore and reconciles with him]].
* LadyOfWar: On the rare occasions her more feminine side shows through. Her combat showing during the BeautyContest in the Flower Kingdom is a notable example of this, during which, using her sword, she swiftly disarms several of her opponents of the flower pins necessary to remain in the contest, never actually hurting any of them, and all the while never tarnishing her newly-acquired PimpedOutDress.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her Plan A for every confrontation is to smash it with her sword. Even if the person she's fighting is not technically doing anything wrong. Fortunately she has Cucumber and Carrot to prevent any unnecessary fighting.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Almond's recklessness and treating the quest as nothing more than a heroic adventure [[spoiler:especially when Cucumber was trying to make peace with Nightmare Knight yet Almond broke it up with her blatant distrust, leading to both of them and Carrot nearly getting killed. Cucumber bitterly calls her out on her behavior in Chapter 4, pointing out that things would've been resolved quickly if she hadn't ruined everything]].
* SecurityCling: After a significant loss in confidence, she ends up clinging Cucumber's hand when [[spoiler:Nightmare Knight shows up again in person.]]
* StraightGay: Has a mutual crush on Peridot, and is stunned and heavily blushing when she first meets Princess Ametrine.
* SwordAndSorcerer: With Cucumber, as part of their BrotherSisterTeam dynamic. She's the sword.
* TalkToTheFist: "Bonks" Tomato with her sword during his boasting about why she should be scared of him.
* TheUnchosenOne: She's better at being a hero than her brother is. But being the older brother, Cucumber was chosen instead.
* WistfulAmnesia: [[spoiler:After Peridot is removed from her memories, she gets confused, vaguely remembering that she was talking to someone]].

[[folder:Sir Carrot]]

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->''"Lady Baguette, a respectable knight has the humility to know when he is outmatched.”''

A loyal knight -- if not quite the bravest, or the most competent -- who has joined Cucumber and Almond on their quest. Has a wider knowledge of the world of Dreamside than either of the two kids. Will stop at nothing to rescue his fair damsel, Princess Parfait.

* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:When the Nightmare Knight seems about to kill Cucumber and Almond, Carrot resorts to this. Fortunately, Nightmare Knight has gained enough empathy at this point that Carrot's pleas influences him to spare the kids.]]
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: The knight's uniform in the Doughnut Kingdom resembles a hodge-podge of different parts than a proper suit of armor, which is rather fitting since Carrot is a CowardlyLion despite his wishes to be a KnightInShiningArmor. [[spoiler:His CharacterDevelopment into the knight he wants to be is marked by a love-powered magical transformation that gives him a ''real'' suit of armor]].
* BladeOnAStick: Carries a carrot-tipped pike. [[spoiler:After he transforms through ThePowerOfLove in Chapter 3, it gets upgraded to a magic heart that could create weapons of magic]].
* BriefAccentImitation: He [[ attempts a stereotypical French accent when playing Madame Tambourine]], likely based off Princess Parfait's own, and is mortified to think she might ever find out.
* ButtMonkey: He used to be this when he was a BLT member according to Bacon's description of him on April Fool's Day, and does still end up in some undignified situations. The author is also fond of mocking him.
* CharacterDevelopment: Pre-Chapter 3, he was Parfait's loyal KnightInShiningArmor [[FailureKnight who couldn't live up to his profession]] because of his [[CowardlyLion crippling cowardice]], and is [[HeroicSelfDeprecation very much aware of that fact]]. Come Chapter 3, he decided to face his fears [[spoiler:through a combination of Nightmare Knight's intervention, his own locket, and ThePowerOfLove]] and confront Rosemaster by himself. [[spoiler:His transformation reflects this, gaining shiny, heart-themed armor and an EnergyBow to match]].
* ChestInsignia: [[spoiler:His new armor gained in Chapter 3 has a large, magical heart that resembles a sparkling strawberry on the chest area - it allows him to [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation summon magical weapons]]]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He and Princess Parfait were friends as children. Now, as adults, they are in a romantic relationship.
* CowardlyLion: When we first meet Sir Carrot he's hiding up in a tree from a "monster" who wasn't even trying to attack him. Other times in the story when faced with a fight he notes that he'd much rather run away. He won't abandon his friends however, and will steel himself into helping when necessary. [[spoiler: When he runs away during Rosemaster's fight with Almond, he finally gets over his cowardice and faces the enemy head on.]]
* EnergyBow: After [[spoiler:his locket transformation, he gets a magical glowing longbow that fires equally magical light-beam arrows.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Is found cowering high up a tree by Cucumber and Almond in the Prologue; according to him, his enemy was a [[BearsAreBadNews vicious bear]]... with no teeth.
* FacePalm: In Chapter 2, when he hears Lute's "[[PainfulRhyme poetry]]".
* FaceYourFears: Eventually does this in Chapter 3 [[spoiler:thanks to a combination of a confidence-boosting, LoveLetter, Nightmare Knight's interference, and Parfait boosting Carrot with her love through their magical lockets. The result was Carrot turning into a literal KnightInShiningArmor]].
* FailureKnight: Is completely devoted to Princess Parfait who he tried to save, but was tragically stopped by the BLT trio when they joined Cordelia. He continues to be a liability after joining Cuco and co. on their heroic quest due to his cowardice, something that Nightmare Knight points out, to his great shame. In his most triumphant moment, he later stops being a FailureKnight [[spoiler:and turns into a literal KnightInShiningArmor, complete with heart-themed armor]], just in time to defeat Rosemaster.
* TheFettered: He's very honorable and responsible, in a way that's typical of chivalrous knights.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Since their world has 'juice for grown-ups,' his favorite is 'green grape juice for grown-ups'
* GoodIsBoring: Sir Carrot represents this. The highlights for him at his Knight job were "rescuing stray pets" and "massaging his King's feet". He also agreed that Cucumber should [[NoManShouldHaveThisPower break the Disaster Stones]] to avert the necessity of their quest.
* GorgeousGarmentGeneration: He upgrades from his standard Caketown Knight uniform into a [[spoiler: pretty awesome suit of armor, complete with a [[ turtleneck velvet cape, velvet pants, and heart chainmail.]] Even ''Rosemaster'' thought it looked pretty dang good.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Clearly views himself as unworthy because of his failure to protect the kingdom and his fearful nature.
* HiddenDepths: While he ''is'' cowardly and unwilling to fight, he knows how to parry a sword and can draw and use a bow; both skills take a while to develop.
* HumbleHero: After the defeat of Rosemaster, Cucumber and the rest wake up and wonder what happened to her. Almond panics because she was possessed during the battle, and Sir Carrot steps up and says that Almond was the one who bravely vanquished Rosemaster, and not him. Almond receives some much-needed cheering up from the others as a result, but she throws Carrot a knowing look as thanks.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:When he begs the Nightmare Knight to stop attempting to kill Cuco and Almond, Carrot appears to his better nature, asking, "Are you not still a knight?". Later, after Carrot is sent falling over a cliff by a possessed Almond, the Nightmare Knight intervenes during Carrot's subsequent HeroicBSOD, asking him, "Are you not a knight?"]]
* TheLoad: The knights of Caketown are really little more than glorified servants. Sir Carrot excels at mundane tasks, but is only able to make limited contributions to the quest, due to having few relevant skills, like combat. He gets hit particularly hard with this in chapter 3 [[spoiler:until he quite literally TookALevelInBadass]].
* MementoMacGuffin: A wishing star gave Sir Carrot and Princess Parfait a pair of magic pendants that would always keep them together, no matter how far apart. His takes the form of a strawberry to represent Parfait. [[spoiler:In Chapter 3, through ThePowerOfLove that was shared between Carrot and Parfait, the locket transforms Carrot's clothes into a shining set of armor and upgrades his spear into a magic heart that allows him to summon magic weapons at will, including a bow and a sword]].
* MenDontCry: Averted, to the point where the Nightmare Knight says that tears are his only weapon. Might also be CryCute, depending on who you ask.
* MyGreatestFailure: He couldn't stop Cordelia from taking over the Doughnut Kingdom and the BLT trio from kidnapping Parfait, and had to escape.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:The love Carrot shared with Parfait through their [[MementoMacGuffin lockets]] is what helps him conquer his fears and level up into a true hero, gaining a new outfit and a new weapon]].
* PrettyBoy: There are subtle changes in the way he's drawn after [[spoiler: his armor upgrade]], giving him a more handsome look. His expressions play a big part in it.
* SanityBall: Sometimes he picks it up and takes the more rational route. When Splashmaster is terrorizing the Ripple Kingdom and their only way to get there is via Cosmo's contraption, Almond jumps at the chance, Cucumber refuses, but Carrot mediates, saying that as suspicious as it is, there's no other way to get where they need to go. He's not void of reasoning, but his cowardice often gets the best of him, hence why he's not quite the OnlySaneMan.
* SaveThePrincess: He joins Cucumber and Almond on their quest so that he can save Princess Parfait and find the Dream Sword.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: Once he learns to conquer his fears, [[spoiler:his outfit upgrades itself to a shiny suit of heart-themed armor, with the ability to pull magic weapons out of the large heart insignia on his chest]].
* TheSoCalledCoward: Prefers the nonviolent option, but he does stand up to Splashmaster to rescue Almond when he hears she's been captured. He loses and is captured too, but hey at least he tried! [[spoiler:He fully stops being a coward after Chapter 3 and defeats Rosemaster, his outfit changing to reflect this development]].
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: [[spoiler:He fights with different weapons made of magic after Chapter 3, such as a bow and a sword. Justified; the magic heart on his chest armor allows him to create any weapon he wants to]].
* SymbolMotifClothing: [[spoiler:His new set of armor in Chapter 3 has heart motifs all over it, even in the chainmail. It references the love he has for Parfait and, by extension, his friends, which motivates him to protect them all]].
* TokenAdult: He's the only adult in the group. Confirmed to be a young adult by [[ Gigi on tumblr]].
* TookALevelInBadass: His defining moment in Chapter 3; thanks to [[spoiler:Nightmare Knight's intervention, his MementoMacGuffin, and the PowerOfLove]], with page 637, Sir Carrot is done running. [[spoiler:And his armor and spear permanently upgrades to reflect this, too]].
* WeaponOfChoice: A carrot spear. [[spoiler:He upgrades to a bow literally made of magic after he TookALevelInBadass in Chapter 3. And apparently, as of page 869, since the large heart on his chest armor is made of magic, he could pull anything he wants out of it]].
* WhamShot: A big one in Chapter 3, hence all the white in his folder. [[spoiler:After receiving a magical boost from ThePowerOfLove, he emerges from the bottom of the cliff he fell off to confront Rosemaster... and it cuts to a panel containing a transformed Carrot, sporting a shiny, heart-themed suit of armor. His new look stayed since then]].
* WholesomeCrossDresser: Looks pretty good once being DraggedIntoDrag by Count Legato in Chapter 2. [[ He has experience being beautiful.]]
* WistfulAmnesia: [[spoiler:He gets scared away by Peridot. After she is disappeared by Rosemaster, he wonders what he was hiding from.]]

[[folder:Princess Nautilus]]

->''"No negative talk, Cucumber."''

The sweet and nerdy princess of the Ripple Kingdom, who is eager to help Cucumber, the Legendary Hero, succeed -- unfortunately, she appears to be more than a little scatterbrained. She's well-read on the history of the Disaster Masters -- but can't always quite recall the important details, er, in time.

* AcrophobicBird: Despite being the princess of the Ripple Kingdom, which is a chain of islands that's also partially underwater, she can't swim. Cucumber eventually teaches her how.
* TheBeastmaster: She's able to summon a familiar named Liquus who attacks for her. She was given Liquus as a birthday gift. [[ Nautilus says]] that the summoner's personality determines what familiar they summon from the "royal instrument of summoning", and that she and Liquus were meant to be friends from the start.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While she is normally sweet, [[ThinkHappyThoughts and thinks everyone should think positive]], you don't want to make her mad. ([[ DUDE]])
* BlindWithoutEm: The result when Legato takes her glasses off. She wanders around aimlessly because she can't see.
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:She tells a frustrated Chardonnay that she used to look up to the Dream Oracle, only to find firsthand that she's not the wise and powerful person she thought she was. [[FunnyBackgroundEvent All while Cuco and Almond suggest less-than-polite descriptions for her to use]]]].
* ComicalOverreacting: A lot of her funniest moments are because of this. Some of them even border on CuteButPsycho, as people are seen recoiling from her in fear.
* CookingDuel: Variant: Challenges Splashmaster to a [[IncomingHam Limbo Duel]], for wearing the stolen [[CoolCrown limbo crown]], and having the gall to look cuter than her in it.
* CuteButPsycho: A more benign version of the trope, she can get pretty scary at times when she's upset.
* TheCutie: She was pretty much [[ raised like that]].
* DamselInDistress:
** Her first appearance features her being menaced by a pack of tough-talking crabs that are about 1/5th her size and calling for help.
** Played more seriously in Chapter 3 where she's actually been kidnapped, a fate which she previously managed to escape in Chapter 1.
* DissonantSerenity: At one point, when everyone else is anxious due to their impending demise, she herself has a calm and rather creepy smile on her face.
* TheDitz: She persistently forgets crucial information from her studies until ''after'' it would have been useful, like the fact that the Melody Kingdom has two Disaster Masters.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Her [[ dramatic declaration]] that she's about to perform her greatest duty as the princess is undercut when she has to ask for a marker.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Wears extravagant, sparkly clothes, and is entrusted with knowledge of Dreamside's legends, to help Cucumber because she's royalty.
* EmbarrassingNickname: One gets the impression that Cuco isn't the first person to suggest shortening her name to "[[AccidentalInnuendo Nautie]]".
* ExoticEyeDesigns: The "shine" in her eye that most characters have takes the shape of a star. [[VisualPun She's got stars in her eyes.]]
* GenkiGirl: Nautilus is ''very'' energetic, and always excited about their adventure. On a few occasions though her positivity has gotten in the way of her using ''[[TheDitz basic common sense]]'' in dangerous situations [[spoiler: and she goads the Nightmare Knight into attacking in the direction of her and Cucumber because of it]].
* InsistentTerminology:
-->'''Nautilus:''' It's not a ''cell phone'', Cucumber. It's a ''Royal Instrument of Summoning'' that's been passed down through my ''family'' for ''generations.''
* IronicFear: She's afraid to try swimming at one point, even though she lives in a island/kingdom surrounded by beaches, and lakes.
* JumpedAtTheCall: She was eager to join the heroes and help them on their quest.
* LargeHam: Mostly when her duties as a princess or limbo are involved.
* MagicAIsMagicA: She was able to use her order-pizza-when-nobody-wants-any spell to [[spoiler:save everyone from hitting the sun, but she can't use it to escape Rosemaster's lair... because she is actually in the mood for pizza. Hey, she can't control her cravings!]]
* MrExposition: Positively thrilled to be able to fulfill her role as this. [[TheDitz Unfortunately, she's terrible at it]].
* {{Meganekko}}: She's a glasses wearing girl who uses so much positive thinking that it makes her very naive. She's still clever though, and knowledgeable about old legends, and other lands in Dreamside.
* NerdGlasses: Of the round horn-rim variant. Knowledgeable of legends of the legendary hero to the point that she says "she breathes this stuff".
* NiceGirl: Friendly, kind and positive to everyone she meets, even her ''enemies'', though she'll get stern if she needs to. She was willing to go along with Legato's play until he [[BewareTheNiceOnes gave her a reason to be angry]], she gushed over Rosemaster's elegance and immediately apologized when she retroactively misgendered her.
* NightmareFace: She's usually got a big smile on her fact, but don't punch a BerserkButton or you may get something less cheerful. Or, [[TheUnsmile the smile itself will get scary]].
* NonActionGuy: Relies on Liquus to protect her in combat. Without him, she's pretty much harmless.
* ThePollyanna: ''Think positive, Cucumber!'' She'll even gush over getting an utterly pointless magic spell to order pizza only when no one's in the mood. [[spoiler:Although this does prove useful much, much later.]] Apparently she gets her "blind optimism" from her dad.
* RageBreakingPoint: Nautilus puts up with Legato's play for most of the time, even though she's not very happy about it. But when Legato [[spoiler:breaks her Royal Instument of Summoning]], all stops are pulled and she [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lets Legato have it.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives a major one to Legato after he breaks her instrument of summoning, and because he was being a creep. [[spoiler:It ends up turning Legato back into Panpipe, a young, bullied nerd]].
* ShockAndAwe: Liquus uses electric attacks, on command, and is stated by Gigi to be an eel.
* SillyMeGesture: When she remembers a minor detail she should have mentioned earlier.
-->'''Nautilus:''' Oh gosh, I'm such a silly! I can't believe I forgot that the Melody Kingdom [[spoiler:has two Disaster Masters!]]\\
'''Cucumber:''' You forgot [+'''''WHAT!?'''''+]
* StoneWall: As the stat sheet would have it.
* SummonMagic: Her high special stats seem to come from being able to summon familiars.
* SupernaturalPhone: Sorry, ''Royal Instrument of Summoning''. Used to summon her familiar, Liquus.
* ThemeNaming: Her name, Nautilus, is a [[ sea creature]] related to [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods octopi and squids]]; she even wears their shells in her hair. It goes with the Ripple Kingdom's tropical beach theme.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: When Cucumber groans about them probably not making it in time to stop the noise blaster from destroying the Melody Kingdom, Nautilus goes on a rant about how there's nothing you can't achieve if you're positive enough!
* ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting: When the heroes are on a spaceship about to crash into the sun, Nautilus distracts everyone casting her pizza summoning spell, ''apparently'' just to see what it does, much to her team-mates' frustration. Nevertheless, it turns out to be helpful.
* UnPerson: She goes missing when Cucumber's group is attending Mr. R's fashion event on Chapter 3. And by missing we mean that she's also [[InterfaceScrew gone from the site's banner and character page]], with [[ShrugOfGod Gigi even acting like she never existed.]] When she eventually meets up with Cucumber's group, they have forgotten her completely, [[spoiler: due to Rosemaster's magic,]] making this trope work on both the story level and meta-level.

! Major Villains

[[folder:Queen Cordelia]]

->''"Lesson learned: NEVER trust a world with the ‘conquest’ built in.”''

The BigBad of the series, not much is known about this enigmatic vixen who has set up residence in Caketown Castle. She has little patience with incompetent minions, and certainly no good intentions for Dreamside...

... but she does have a soft spot for Peridot.

* ([[FauxAffablyEvil Faux]]?) AffablyEvil: Too early to tell where she falls on the spectrum at this point, but she squeals and hops up and down like a schoolgirl when Peridot brings the last Disaster Stone.
* BigBadDuumvirate / VillainTeamUp: She shares BigBad status with the Nightmare Knight. Needing the power to conquer Dreamside she had the disaster stones gathered, and revived the Nightmare Knight. They've since joined forces.
* CardCarryingVillain: She is fairly explicit about being "evil".
* CatsAreMean: She's modeled after a cat, her goal is ''World Domination'', and she cares very little about what happens to the people in Dreamside to get it done.
* CatGirl: Her ears are stated to be weird on her character sheet, and she's modeled after a cat.
* ComicalAngryFace: Cordelia has a tendency to make incredibly silly and over-the-top faces when she is surprised, furious or just utterly and thoroughly confused.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Her relationship with Peridot is almost like mother and daughter and is genuine on both sides. [[spoiler: When Peridot returns crying after failing to stop the heroes in the Melody Kingdom, Cordelia runs over to her worried she may be hurt, shocking the Nightmare Knight who was in the middle of punishing Cordelia.]]
* EvilLaugh: [[ See page 3.]]
* FangsAreEvil: It's paired off with her cat-like traits for evil-ness.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Her updated official bio calls her drink "juice for grown-ups", parodying this kind of {{Bowdlerisation}} in actual games and cartoons.
* FurAndLoathing: Her dress has a large fur fringe along the top edge.
* GalacticConqueror: Describes herself as such.
* HandsOffParenting: She is effectively Peridot's adoptive mother. Peridot loves her because she lets Peridot do just about anything she likes.
* LargeHam: The girl sure likes to make an impression. Whenever she has an audience, she makes sure that everyone remembers that she is their new queen, that she should be feared, and that no one will be able to stop her ''World Domination!!''. Even without an audience, she is prone to overblown reactions.
* MysteriousPast: Aside not coming from Dreamside, nothing about her past has been revealed. She herself calls her time before Dreamside as being an intergalactic conqueror.
* NoIndoorVoice: Immediately reacts with shouting upon getting angry, surprised or both.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Cat ears.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Peridot, her adoptive daughter.
* PeekABangs: Her default haircut, making her both menacing but also fragile or just beautiful depending on her emotions.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Her outfit is black with red fur fringe, and her goal is ''World Domination!''
* RubberForeheadAlien: She has cat ears, unique amongst the bunny-eared populace, and makes cryptic references to "this planet". Commander Caboodle's sudden crash landing in Chapter 1 all but directly states that she's actually an alien; the caption for [[ this]] piece of artwork also implies extraterrestrialism. Her entry on the cast page outright states that she's "from a distant star". In-comic, the Nightmare Knight later casually confirms it.
* SmugSnake: At first. Being constantly put back in her place by the Nightmare Knight slowly but surely helps her to grow out of this type, as she gets a better understanding of the power imbalance between the two of them.
* StatuesqueStunner: Relatively speaking, since her opponents are children, but she appears to be rather tall, taller than most characters, and has almost the same height as the Nightmare Knight when he is in his shrunken form.
* TakeOverTheWorld: After she took over Caketown's throne; there's only been one evil goal on her mind: ''World Domination!!''
* VagueAge: The stat sheet calls attention to it.
* VillainousFriendship: She's always been shown to get along well with Peridot, especially in [[FourthWallMailSlot bonus material]]. In fact, she can be outright motherly to the witch.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler:Cordelia points out to the Nightmare Knight that he could end everything right now by just destroying the legendary hero himself. This doesn't work out well for her as this just enrages Nightmare Knight who [[CantTakeCriticism doesn't like being told how to do his job]], but she's ultimately spared.]]
* WineIsClassy: Is typically clutching a glass of red wine -- er, "juice for grown-ups."



->''"Listen, you better beat up this dumb oaf, okay? S-so I can beat you up later, okay?!”''

Queen Cordelia's top henchwitch, complete with pointy hat and flying broomstick. Her skill in magic far outstrips her maturity. She seems loyal to Queen Cordelia and dismissive of everyone else, and her preferred method of dealing with people is to [[TakenForGranite Take Them For Granite]]... er, peridot.

* BlackMagicianGirl: Young and spunky, and uses offensive magic.
* BrattyHalfPint: Definitely has attitude and throws tantrums when she's embarrassed or doesn't get what she wants. Unfortunately for any bystander, this includes [[TantrumThrowing aimlessly throwing her petrification magic around.]]
* CatchAndReturn: Figures out how to do this to counter [[TennisBoss Almond hitting her attacks back at her]]. For bonus points, she can also power up the projectile to create a sizable explosion.
* ColorFailure: Freezes, goes gray, and [[spoiler: develops a heart-shaped void that shatters her very being]] when she discovers [[spoiler: Almond doesn't recognize her]].
* CuteWitch: For the most part, all of Cucumber Quest's characters are cute. She's also from the crystal kingdom according to WordOfGod, is a magical prodigy, and has the power to turn things to peridot crystal.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Peridot seems to do this a lot whether it be calling the Disaster Masters names or [[ just being mean to Nightmare Knight.]]
* TheDragon: She's the one out collecting the stones for Cordelia, and is clearly her most competent minion ([[SurroundedByIdiots though that really isn't saying much]]).
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Peridot's relationship with Cordelia. She's almost like a mother or big sister figure to Peridot and it is genuine on both sides. [[spoiler: When Peridot returns crying after failing to stop the heroes in the Melody Kingdom, Cordelia runs over to her worried she may be hurt, shocking the Nightmare Knight who was in the middle of punishing Cordelia.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Her magic and broomstick often leave trails of stars.
* HappilyAdopted: Cordelia is for all intents and purposes Peridot's mother, Peridot even states that because Cordelia is a queen she is already a princess.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: [[spoiler: Hinted at on page 825, under all that boasting and bragging she hides a lot of axieties and has bad dreams about them.]]
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her name is pronounced Peri-DOH. And it's a big enough BerserkButton for her to fearlessly chew out the ''Nightmare Knight''.
* LesYayShipping: In-universe, she does this to Punisher Pumice and her friend Pancetta, who are characters on her favorite TV show, and is rather dismissive towards Pancetta's canonical love interest.
* MeaningfulName: She's named after peridot stones since she comes from the Crystal Kingdom and it goes with the Crystal Kingdom's gemstone theme.
* MindOverMatter: Can telekinetically command anything that's under the effects of her TakenForGranite spell. She weaponizes this in Chapter 3, turning a field of crystallized flowers into an improvised FlechetteStorm during a fight with Almond.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: She ends up unwittingly helping the heroes more often than not.
* MoralityPet: She is Cordelia's, who shows genuine concern and love to her. [[spoiler: It seems she has somewhat become this to the Nightmare Knight as well.]]
* MysteriousPast: She comes from the Crystal Kingdom, but nothing else has been revealed. Page 827 reveals Cordelia met Peridot before they summoned the Nightmare Knight, and even she doesn't know much about her, except that she was crying when she found her, which led her to want to make her smile.
* NervousWreck: She puts up a cool front for Almond to hide it, but really just the idea of doing something uncool (which in her case is anything non-villainous) in front of Almond causes her to get panicky and nervous. When she "messed up" and saved Almond from being burned by one of Legato's minions she ran back crying and screaming to Cordelia.
* PaperThinDisguise: The "Marigold" girl who takes part in Mr. R's fashion contest is obviously Peridot in disguise. Bits of her green hair can be seen out of her wig, she has tape on her ears to look like she's from the Flower Kingdom and she is, as usual, unconfortable around the pretty and cool Almond.
* SchoolIsForLosers: She says that only losers go to magic school when asked where she learned magic on her and Cordelia's [[ Q&A page]].
* SitcomArchNemesis: Despite declaring herself Almond's enemy, she has helped her as often as she's fought her. She also becomes incredibly jealous at the thought of [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou someone else defeating her,]] to the point she will cheer for Almond in a fight.
* SweetTooth: She ordered Baguette and Tartelette to [[ make her a cake.]] WordOfGod is that she ''pretends'' to have sophisticated tastes, but really the only food she ever wants is sugar of any kind. [[NotSoDifferent And it's something she and Almond have in common.]] [[spoiler:Learning that the Nightmare Knight is a SupremeChef who specializes in making delicious cookies and pastries was what allowed them both to bond for the first time]].
* TantrumThrowing: She throws her peridot-turning stars at the closest person or thing when she's really upset. [[spoiler: This has actually come in handy in Chapter 3 since doing so effectively broke Rosemaster's control over the Flower Kingdom and our heroes.]]
* TennisBoss: Almond defeated her in their first encounter by reflecting an attack back at her.
* TakenForGranite: Her signature move is turning people and things into peridot statues.
* ThatCameOutWrong: To Almond:
-->"I'm not here for [[BeautyContest this thing]], I'm here for '''you.''' ''({{Beat}})'' [[{{Tsundere}} I mean-]]
* TheRival: In her updated character profile, instead of having the standard stars for her stats, they all say "better than Almond". She might be playing this up a bit too hard.
* {{Tsundere}}: Despite her attitude, she's easily flustered at times, particularly around Almond. Not to mention that a few of her lines seem to come straight from the tsundere handbook.
-->'''Peridot:''' I... I'm not taking this because I need your pity or anything, okay?!
* {{Unperson}}: After her defeat in the flower kingdom, she [[spoiler:[[SayingTooMuch taunts Almond about the whole contest being a trap]]. Some pages later, we learn that Rosemaster has locked her up in punishment.]]. One cut later, Peridot has vanished from the scene, banner, and character sheet. Even worse, [[spoiler: Almond doesn't remember her]].
* VillainousCrush:
** After being bested by Almond in their first meeting, Peridot developed a crush and tends to act tsundere around her. [[ Gigi has confirmed]] this trope to be in effect.
** When she discovers [[spoiler: Almond's memory of her has been erased]]:
hate this\\
'''''I HATE THIS!!'''''
** Interlude 3 opens with [[spoiler: Peridot and Almond's wedding. Peridot's rather taken aback but quickly accepts it. Turns out it's Peridot's dream which quickly turns into a nightmare when Cordelia accuses her of being bad at evil because she fell for a hero]].
* VillainousFriendship: She's always been shown to get along well with Cordelia, especially in [[FourthWallMailSlot bonus material]]. Now it's fully canon.
* VillainousRescue: She saves Almond from one of Legato's fire breathing musical instruments by turning it to stone. [[IWasJustPassingThrough Allegedly, she "missed."]]
* WitchBroomstick: Her primary mode of transportation. It's also her magic wand.

[[folder:The Nightmare Knight]]

->''"Make an attempt to be serious."''

[[DarkIsEvil A dark and powerful malevolent entity]], revived by Cordelia. Can only be defeated by the Legendary Hero. He is willing to assist Cordelia in her plans, but makes it clear that he is '''''not''''' just another one of her minions, and is only working for her because of a common motive... or, perhaps, an ''ulterior'' motive.

* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:He's the DesignatedVillain of Dreamside, but aside from intimidating the heroes from time to time, he's barely antagonistic. He even saves Trebleopolis from Noisemaster and has tried to make peace, but has been through the same cycle too many times to have real hope for change. Even if he could do it, he needs Dreamside to fear him in order to support his children, the Disaster Masters.]]
* BadLiar: Parfait says that Nightmare Knight's a bad liar when he makes a poor excuse for saving her from Tomato. He claims he did it because her screaming annoyed him.
* BadassCape: The author has clarified that the smoke that obscures his lower body is actually a magical cape.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:The reason for his predicament. His power is drawn from fear and despair. He doesn't actually want to hurt anyone, but he doesn't want to be weak either. Worse, if he isn't feared, the Disaster Masters will probably stop existing.]]
* BerserkButton: The Nightmare Knight is calm and collected in almost all circumstances. There is only one instance in which he immediately gets furious: when he hears [[spoiler:the name "Steve"]].
* BigBadDuumvirate[=/=]VillainTeamUp: He cast destruction and ruin across Dreamside thousands of years ago, and is ready to do it again. He's since teamed up with Queen Cordelia after she released him with the disaster stones, and shares BigBad status with her.
* BigEntrance: Makes them pretty often. It helps that he's ''physically'' big, and that along with his size his magic sparkles portray him as majestic and ominous, which plays up the drama during unexpected entrances. Notable times this has happened are when Cordelia summoned him, and his appearances in chapter 2, and its interlude.
* BigWhat: Variant. [[spoiler: He responds with "MY WHAT!?" when Princess Parfait asks him about his childhood]].
* BlackKnight: Seeing as how he's the big boss of the Disaster masters, and master of evil and all. He's the most dangerous foe the heroes will have to face. He's Clad in all black armor, and his motives are shrouded in mystery.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Being a SlaveToPR, the Nightmare Knight gets rather annoyed when a television series uses his image as one of their characters. When he confronts them and the actor playing him faces the real thing, [[TooDumbToLive said actor continues to insist]] he's Nightmare Knight and gets a bolt for his trouble.
* BrokenPedestal: To the Disaster Masters, who are beginning to suspect [[spoiler:and eventually confirm that ''he'' has been deliberately undermining their attempts to destroy or TakeOverTheWorld]].
* CantTakeCriticism: He's pretty quick to threaten to destroy people who criticize him. [[spoiler: He almost strikes Cordelia with a fireball for doing this; until Peridot bursts in bawling, and breaks the tension of the moment.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler:He used to be a genuine villain who only wanted to destroy things, but after seeing Dreamland celebrating his first defeat, he began to develop feelings that he didn't have before. By the time Calabash and Walnut arrived, he wanted to make peace with Dreamside instead of terrorizing it and offered a reconciliation, only to have it thrown back at his face by a distrustful Calabash. This led to him giving up breaking out of the cycle of villainous terror and defeat, yet despite his deepest desires, he can't break out of it because he has grown too attached to his Disaster Masters, and needs the fear of Dreamside to keep them alive. The kidnapping and imprisonment of Princess Parfait led to Nightmare Knight befriending her, and is gradually opening up]].
* ColorMotif: When he's being the threatening villain that everyone fears, his scenes are dominated by deep, cool colors, such as purple and blue. [[spoiler:After Parfait is kidnapped and kept prisoner in his lair, he befriends her and starts warming up, which is symbolized by light pinks and reds]].
* TheComicallySerious: In spite of being SurroundedByIdiots, His Evil Darkness never fails to stay completely straight-faced. His deadpan reactions to other character can be especially funny.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Played with. [[spoiler:Between his feelings of obligation towards his creations, his desire to protect the world, and his "partnership" with Queen Cordelia, he simply doesn't act because he isn't sure what he wants to do. Though several nighttime conversations with Parfait seem to have given him some confidence with regards to this.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: It's becoming increasingly clear he's not very malevolent.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Well, ''king'', but he gets there.
* DesignatedVillain: [[spoiler:In-universe; he was a genuine villain in the beginning, but eventually acts like a villain out of necessity, since fear is what gives him the power to keep the Disaster Masters alive. He's actually quite sick of it, yet feels he has no choice]].
* TheDitherer: [[spoiler:He actually wants no part in the ViciousCycle he has been stuck in. But he only makes token efforts to break out of it, and more or less seems resigned to his fate. This is largely because he is empowered by fear, and were he to lose that, the power sustaining the Disaster Masters would vanish.]]
* EmotionEater: [[spoiler:He isn't actually evil, but his magic is powered by Dreamside's fear of him and he doesn't want to be weak, which is why he puts on a show of being a villain.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Does not approve of Tomato's petty bullying.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Has a cosmic/space motif, with stars everywhere, which is pretty dang cool. Lampshaded by Bacon on April Fool's day.
-->'''Bacon:''' How does he get anything done with all those sparkles everywhere? I bet they get all over his hands, and in his eyes and stuff.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Generally, given his stoic personality. [[spoiler:He later gives Cordelia the means to summon the Forsaken Master as a prank in Chapter 4. Peridot quickly catches on and ends up in stitches, while Cordelia looked like something just died in her]].
* EvilIsNotAToy: The Nightmare Knight warns Cordelia that he is ''not'' one of her subjects, and advises her to watch her tone.
* EvilWearsBlack: Clad in all black armor, and is the greatest, and most dangerous enemy of Dreamside. Cucumber is destined to confront him. [[spoiler:It's slowly subverted once he starts warming up in personality, after the kind Princess Parfait starts living with him as his prisoner. He even starts wearing an apron (along with taking up sosssssme new [[SupremeChef hobbies]])]].
* {{Expy}}: Has minor shades of [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor TEC]]. He contributes to his role as a villain and Parfait's warden [[spoiler:while at the same time growing to genuinely care about her and eventually becoming her way of contacting the heroes.]]
* EyeTake: The Nightmare Knight's eyes go wide with surprise when [[spoiler: Princess Parfait calls him "her friend"]].
* {{Facepalm}}: He really doesn't like [[spoiler:the Punisher Pumice show]]'s depiction of him.
* FlatWhat: [[spoiler: When Parfait calls him a "friend" it's so surprising to him that the only thing he can reply with is "a what"]]. The lack of punctuation notes the flatness in his tone.
* FlawedPrototype: The earliest Disaster Masters were his first attempts at making minions. Splashmaster is big and physically strong but dumb as dirt and not particularly powerful, while Noisemaster and Mutemaster are TheDividual (Noisemaster being the brains while Mutemaster is the brawn) but their powersets directly counter each other. Every Disaster Master past these three is far more powerful, with fewer basic flaws in their design.
* FriendlessBackground: BoldInflation emphasizes to the audience that [[spoiler: the Nightmare Knight has never made a friend before. He also says he has no desire for friendship-which is bullshit. See IJustWantToHaveFriends.]]
* TheGadfly: Surprisingly enough, he enjoys pranks and gets a rise out of Peridot by deliberately [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY mispronouncing her name]]. Neither Cordelia or Peridot find it very funny, and are more confused why a cosmic terror even knows what a joke is.
** He later [[spoiler:tricks Cordelia into releasing the Forsaken Master from the Stone Seal, by convincing her that she'll gain more power from doing so. Initially, TheReveal is played as Nightmare Knight betraying Cordelia and leaving her to be destroyed by an uncontrollable and monstrously-powerful Disaster Master, but it quickly turns out that Thebestmaster [[PokeThePoodle is completely harmless]]. Cordelia is utterly befuddled, Peridot finds it ''hilarious'']].
--->'''Nightmare Knight:''' [[spoiler:Just kidding]].
* GentleGiant: He's notoriously feared for causing destruction upon Dreamside thousands of years ago, and his default expression is an angry or bored glare... however, he's done some [[PetTheDog good deeds]] to protect innocent people on multiple occasions. He's also incredibly gentle to the tiny bunny people around him, almost never carrying them by their clothes (with the exception of Tomato when he was being a jerk), and he rarely resorts to using force to solve his problems, preferring to talk or incite fear in people instead. [[spoiler:He even makes cookies and pastries for Peridot and Cordelia, even though, since the former is a kid who thrives on sugar, it's against his better judgement]].
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Nightmare Knight attempted to make peace with the second Legendary Hero, but they rejected it as a trick and sealed him away again, which led to Nightmare Knight believing that there would never be peace. When he considers a similar offer from Cucumber, Almond's hostility causes him to dismiss the idea.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain:
** It's impossible to tell what his true goals are at this point. [[spoiler:But when he had the opportunity to stop Cucumber from completing his quest at all, he instead broke the wall that was stopping him from stopping Noisemaster. Queen Cordelia eventually notices how suspicious it is that the tremendously powerful Nightmare Knight keeps losing and greatly annoys him by asking WhyDontYouJustShootHim He eventually admits to Cucumber that he isn't playing his role because he wants to.]]
** After much prying, Princess Parfait manages to get him to admit the real reason: [[spoiler:He was originally an OmnicidalManiac who just wanted to destroy Dreamside, but his interactions with the Disaster Masters and observations of the world melted his heart. When he was resurrected the first time, he quickly decided he had no desire to destroy any more--unfortunately, since he gains his strength from fear, if he stops playing the villain, he won't have the power to sustain the Disaster Masters any more, essentially killing his children]].
* HiddenDepths:
** [[spoiler:Apparently, he's a very good maker of cookies and pastries]].
** [[spoiler:He has grown very weary of the vicious cycle of losing to heroes and committing acts of evil, but he can't bring himself to turn good because the Disaster Masters - his children - won't continue existing if there is no fear to sustain them]].
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He saved Princess Parfait from being bullied, and [[spoiler:secretly saved the city of Trebleopolis from certain destruction by protecting it with a magic barrier]]. When Parfait points out the former case to him he makes an excuse saying she annoyed him to [[SlaveToPR maintain his evil reputation]]. It's also worth noting the way he saved Parfait is an almost identical parallel to the way Cabbage is said to have saved Bagel, which is used to portray him in a similar light.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: [[spoiler:Or more accurately, I Just Want To Keep The Only Friends I Do Have Alive-the Disaster Masters are the only beings he's been on friendly terms with, but if his power gives out, they will die. And his power needs terror.]]
* InMysteriousWays: He seems to have a strong association with the word, "Miracle", [[spoiler:and is heavily implied to have had a hand in many of the miracles that saved the heroes. It is only after Noisemaster pushes ''hard'' that he is finally forced to sabotage his own disaster masters directly]].
* IWasJustPassingThrough: He claims that the only reason he saved Parfait from Tomato was because she was screaming too loudly. Parfait doesn't have any of it.
-->'''Parfait''': For someone so evil, Sir Nightmare, you're not a very good liar.\\
'''Nightmare Knight''': Silence.
* LargeAndInCharge: He is, by far, the largest character in the comic, and the boss of the Disaster Masters.
* MasterOfAll: He's so powerful, his stats won't even fit in his bio. [[TheDreaded No wonder he's so feared.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:When Nightmare Knight tries to scare the heroes, Sir Carrot begs him for mercy asking "Are you not still a knight?" Later, when trying to motivate Sir Carrot, Nightmare Knight reverses the question on him.]]
* MysteriousPast: He knows what a "childhood" is, but he doesn't ''have'' one. [[spoiler:[[ Parfait thinks he was once a little boy (knight) playing soccer]].]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Knights are powerful, nightmares are scary. And a nightmare is a bad version of a dream, as in Dreamside and its guardian, the Dream Oracle.
* NotSoStoic: When Princess Parfait says [[spoiler:"she's made a new friend" out of him he drops his default bored expression and reacts with a FlatWhat and his [[EyeTake eyes go wide]] with surprise. His reaction can be seen on [[ this page]]]]. In general, whenever someone manages to poke through his defenses, he tends to react like this in a hilarious way.
* NoOntologicalInertia: [[spoiler:The Disaster Masters are sustained by his power, and cannot exist without it. Since he in turn gains his power from the fear of Dreamside's inhabitants, this means if he ever stops playing the villain, his children will die]].
* NotSoDifferent: Claims that Cordelia and himself are rather alike, out of a common concern (which he also calls a weakness): Peridot.
* OmnicidalManiac: He states that he was once a creature driven by instinct, and it was his instinct to consume the world before moving on.
* ParentalSubstitute: He's kind of like a father figure to Peridot. He tends to be the more stern and responsible parent to Cordelia's more spoiling nature.
* PetTheDog: He's had few moments of these.
** The first time was when he saved Princess Parfait from being bullied by Tomato.
** The second time was listening to Parfait's feelings [[spoiler:and delivering the LoveLetter she wrote to Carrot]].
** His relationship with [[BrattyHalfPint Peridot]] also humanizes him; it paints him as a stern yet caring father figure as opposed to Cordelia's lax, spoiling indulgence.
** Despite him calling Carrot out on his cowardice, [[spoiler:he also encourages him after he takes a devastating blow from Rosemaster]]
* PlanetaryParasite: He has shades of this. He mentions being driven by instinct to consume the world and move on to the next. [[spoiler:He grew beyond that long ago]].
* PowerGlows: Nightmare Knight's magic powers usually have a purple glow with magic sparkles. Except for that time in chapter two where he used a fireball attack, and it glowed with the colors of a sunset.
* ThePowerOfCreation: He is said to be responsible for the creation of the Disaster Masters.
* PurpleIsPowerful: He wears a long purple cape that leaves magic sparkles trailing behind him as he walks, and his magic powers have a purple glow.
* RealityWarper: When he attacks Cucumber and Almond in Chapter 3, he didn't just cause a rift in the ground--his power fractured the air in front of him, leaving the two of them [[OddShapedPanel dangling from a splintering panel]].
* RealMenWearPink: [[spoiler:He is the Nightmare Knight, the big dark villain of Dreamside. And yet, he has a secret hobby of baking which involves a lot of pink, including his apron.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Nightmare Knights eyes glow closer to red when he's angry. They glow orange in chapter 2 when he's [[ provoked by Nautilus]], and they glow red when he was [[ insulted by Cordelia]].
* RedFilterOfDoom: [[spoiler:When Nightmare Knight is provoked and starts attacking Cordelia he emanates a red glow and the rest of the scene turns red.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: To bring him into the world, the Disaster Stones must be brought together. [[spoiler:Deconstructed, in that he's been summoned and resealed repeatedly before...and by now, he's just sick of the whole damn thing.]]
* SeenItAll: Pretty much all of his lines and reactions have a trace of world-weariness to them. [[spoiler: Being summoned as the ultimate evil 100 times and being defeated continually probably has something to do with that. He's pretty much seen mostly everything before.]]
* ASinisterClue: Gigi confirmed this trope is in play when she said he is left handed on [[ her twitter]].
-->'''Gigi Digi''': cq fact- the nightmare knight is left-handed, by the way. because, y'know, left-handed people are totally evil
* SizeShifter: He can make himself bigger or smaller at will. Useful for being intimidating, getting through doors, and [[spoiler:letting him use the kitchen to bake at night]].
* TheSleepless: He doesn't need to sleep, so he spends his nights [[spoiler:baking. Yes, really]].
* SpaceMaster: In chapter 3 he shows the ability to ''shatter'' space, creating a rift that leads into a black void.
* SpikesOfVillainy: The Nightmare Knight has spikes along his arms up to his shoulders, and on the side of his head to portray him as villainous.
* TheStoic: The Nightmare Knight very rarely expresses emotion throughout the comic beyond a bored stare or mild annoyance. This is because he's SeenItAll, and has become jaded over time. His Stoic expressions also lend him to being played as TheComicallySerious.
* SlaveToPR: Despite doing a few good deeds as the comic has gone on, he'll deny them if they're ever brought up to maintain his bad reputation because [[spoiler:he needs Dreamside to fear him in order to be strong. Said fear also gives him the power to maintain the life force of his minions, which he sees as his "children"]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: While heavy on the ice, [[spoiler: he does admit to Cordelia that although he tends to treat her coldly, he does respect her a good deal, and is willing to obey her orders should the situation call for it.]]
* SupremeChef: [[spoiler: In spite of apparently lacking the need or ability to eat, he's an incredible baker. Upon taking a bite of one of his lemon cupcakes, Cordelia describes it as "the best cupcake I've ever put in my mouth", and she doesn't even ''like'' lemon!]]
* TeamDad: To his chagrin. [[spoiler:Though he secretly enjoys the attention]].
* ThouShaltNotKill: [[spoiler:He'll follow any order given to him, unless it involves bringing harm to any innocent being - one of the many reasons Cordelia finds him so incompetent]].
* TomTheDarkLord: Thebestmaster says his real name is [[spoiler:Steve.]] Later [[spoiler:subverted. Turns out there's ''another'' similar looking guy named Steve.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:He's mellowed out considerably since he first arrived on the planet, and in an ironic - and somewhat tragic - twist, intends to protect it from everyone up to and including himself rather than destroy it.]]
* TopHeavyGuy: Gigi's sketches have confirmed that he ''does'' have legs, but [[ they're just very small compared to the rest of him]]. They aren't seen in-comic until [[ he becomes so flustered that he finally drifts out of his sparkle cloud cape]].
* TragicVillain: To the extent that he can't even be considered a villain anymore. [[spoiler:He doesn't ''want'' to be evil, but the Disaster Masters only exist as extensions of his power, and [[EmotionEater his power comes from being widely feared.]] So to prevent the only beings who ever respected him from ceasing to exist, he must continue to terrorize Dreamside.]]
* TrulySingleParent: To the Disaster Masters. He created them to function as his servants, but some scenes suggest they've become something closer to a dysfunctional family over time. [[spoiler: Their existence is the chief reason why he perpetuates the ViciousCycle- if the fear that powers him were to end, the magic he uses to sustain their lives will end as well.]]
* WhamShot:
** A big one for him comes in Chapter 2, where [[spoiler:all of Trebleopolis is saved by a starry, purple barrier...both qualities that are heavily associated with the Nightmare Knight. [[WordOfGod Gigi pretty much confirmed]] that he was the one who put it up through Twitter.]]
** His face when [[spoiler:Parfait tells him she considers him a friend. It is the first time anyone's said such a thing to him.]]
** When Peridot hears a strange whirring noise in the castle at 3 AM in the morning, she goes to investigate... [[spoiler:and finds the Nightmare Knight. Small-sized. In a pink kitchen. Wearing a pink apron. Making very tasty cookies]].
* WhatIsThisFeeling: Upon his first defeat, [[spoiler: the previously instinct-driven Nightmare Knight felt something new as he saw the heroes joyfully celebrating their victory.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Upon the defeat of Rosemaster, he sarcastically congratulates Cucumber and hands over the Rose orb, telling him to make good use of his new trophy. It's not ''completely'' fair since the Oracle was the one treating it like a prize, but the point is seemingly not lost on him. Using what could be seen as the corpse of his enemy as a weapon is not exactly the height of good taste and heroism. Cuco, to his credit, decides not to use the Rose orb and instead gives it to Rosemaster's flower minions, who she cared for like a mother.



A giant squid and the first known Disaster Master of the Nightmare Knight. What he lacks in brains, he makes up for in brawn. Kinda.

* BreakoutCharacter: Similar to Bacon. There's a part of the audience that really likes Splashmaster for his ButtMonkey tendencies, and his silliness. And also because, despite doing such a bad job, he was just trying so hard to do it right.
* TheBrute: Pretty much only good at attacking. Splashmaster pretty much has no plan, only getting his job done through brute force.
* ButtMonkey: Splashmaster is the subject of many jokes by the Nightmare Knight and Noisemaster for being the least capable of the disaster masters.
* CoDragons: Splashmaster along with the other disaster masters is one of the Nightmare Knight's top minions. All the Disaster Masters take orders from NK. Each of the Disaster Masters are extremely powerful bosses tasked with conquering an area in Dreamside. They must all be defeated before the heroes can challenge Nightmare Knight himself. The region Splashmaster is ordered to conquer is the Ripple Kingdom.
* CoolCrown: "Limbo King." At least he thinks it's cool.
* CookingDuel: Is challenged by Nautilus to a [[IncomingHam Limbo Duel]] to prove his right to be Limbo Royalty. He loses, being physically incapable.
* {{Cyclops}}: Has one giant eye, befitting an enormous squid monster.
* DumbMuscle: Attack stat beyond maxed out, but only a 1 in Special.
* EliteMooks: Splashmaster is the first of the Nightmare Knight's elite servants the "Disaster Masters". That said, he's the least elite one.
* FlawedPrototype: His stupidity and relative weakness stems from being the Knightmare Knight's first attempt.
* GiantMook: Splashmaster is so large/tall that he's twice as tall as the wrecked flagship in his lair. He spends his time capsizing ships like these near the coast of the Ripple Kingdom. He's also about two or three heads shorter than the Nightmare Knight.
* GiantSquid: Clearly modeled after a giant squid.
* GlassCannon: Even more so than Almond. When Almond finally manages to hit him with a sword, he proves to be MadeOfPlasticine. Two-star defense indeed...
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He's so childlike and innocent (wearing a limbo crown just for cuteness) that it's hard to be mad at him even though his main hobby is SMASH and making bunnymans sad.
* TheNoseless: Has no nose. Well he IS a squid afterall.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Can't speak complete sentences properly, and is a poor speller to boot.


->''"Check it: Me and my boy? MAD SCHEMIN’ up in here! We got a plan so ill, it’ll put you in a HOSPITAL!”''

The second of the Nightmare Knight's Disaster Masters, he is a colorful and cheerful villain who likes a good ''party!'' But don't underestimate this high flyer: he kidnapped Princess Piano before anyone even knew he was there, and has been shown to take his mission a great deal more seriously than anyone -- even his boss -- suspects.

* ArtShift: Oh, dear lord, the colors. Colors everywhere. And how does he get his speech balloons like that?
** Furthermore, when he momentarily drops the act, his colors and speech bubbles get much darker and subdued.
** A subtle difference whenever he appears--the crayon-like aesthetic of the rest of the comic is changed to a flat style.
* AudienceParticipationSong: How he introduces himself when he crashes the birthday concert in the Melody Kingdom.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He comes very, ''very'' close to winning and destroying Trebleopolis, [[spoiler:and there's nothing the heroes can do to stop him. Someone else needs to step in...]]
* BigEyesLittleEyes: Noisemaster and Mutemaster are perfect examples of both variants. Noisemaster has one large eye, which makes up most of his "face" to emphasize his small stature, and make him appear cute.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The little guy to Mutemaster's big guy, Noisemaster being the size of house cat, while Mutemaster can barely fit through the doors of Rhythm ridge castle.
* BrokenFaceplate: After Liquus reflects his attack on Nautilus, Noisemaster's "eye" looks like a broken, staticky TV set.
* CallBack: "[[ So,]] it's like [[ that.]]"
* CoDragons: Noisemaster along with the other disaster masters is one of the Nightmare Knight's top minions. All of the Disaster Masters take orders from NK. Each of the Disaster Masters are extremely powerful bosses tasked with conquering an area in Dreamside. They must all be defeated before the heroes can challenge Nightmare Knight himself. The region Noisemaster is ordered to conquer is the Melody Kingdom with Mutemaster helping him.
* {{Cyclops}}: He has a single large eye resembling a speaker.
* {{Electronic Eye|s}}: After he tries to shock Nautilus, only to have his lightning attack reflected back at him, his eye cracks and looks like a broken TV screen, complete with a static screen.
* EliteMooks: Noisemaster is the second of the Nightmare Knight's "Disaster Masters".
* EvilLaugh
** [[ Laughs maniacally at Cucumber for naively thinking he can solve the conflict by talking things out]]. On the next page, Noisemaster makes it clear that they have to fight [[ButThouMust "that's just how it is"]].
** When the Noise Blaster finally finishes charging, and his victory is in sight [[ he begins cackling insanely, his faceplate now totally shattered]].
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His eye is made up of several thin, multicolored strobes and a central dot, which act as irises and a pupil, and are capable of distorting themselves like eyelids to show emotion.
* FakeWeakness: Invokes this trope within minutes of meeting our heroic gang. He tells them that loud noises or shouts are Mutemaster's Achilles' Heel, when, in fact, it's his BerserkButton.
* FauxAffablyEvil: After Cucumber attempts to reason with him, [[spoiler: he pretends to give what Cuco says some thought so he could get the team to lower their guard. It works, and Mutemaster immobilizes Cucumber, Carrot and Almond with his powers. Noisemaster fires a beam at Nautilus, seemingly killing her, and causes Piano to scream, fully charging the Noise Blaster as a result.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: His repeated references to "my boy" are, in hindsight, a dead giveaway that the Melody Kingdom has a second Disaster Master.]]
* FlawedPrototype: While more effective than Splashmaster, Noisemaster's dependence on Mutemaster is partly because of his creator's lack of experience in conjuring up minions.
* TheGadfly: [[AllThereInTheManual Gigi says]] Noisemaster mostly plays up his energetic DJ persona because he knows it [[ gets on the Nightmare Knight's nerves]]. The way Noisemaster talks [[ starting here]] is the way he's normally talked since was created. He drops a lot of the contractions and other {{Verbal Tic}}s.
* IncomingHam: Every time he shows up he enters with one-liner with his hip man persona.
* InternationalPopSongEnglish: The way he talks. For example he says "your" as "ya", and says words ending in the "ing" sound as "in".
* KnightOfCerebus: The first Disaster Master to be shown in a more serious light, with inner turmoil and resentment toward his situation, and the first to go OffTheRails. The threat he poses is played for much more drama compared to Splashmaster. [[spoiler:He almost wins, only losing because the Nightmare Knight directly intervened.]]
* LargeHam: Particularly with his InternationalPopSongEnglish traits. He's pretty much putting on a humorous performance every time he shows up.
* MiniMook: WordOfGod revealed that [[ Noisemaster is approximately the size of a cat]], in response to [[ this]]. [[ She wasn't joking, either]]. He's [[ even smaller than Almond]].
* NoMouth / TheNoseless: The only facial feature he has is an eye, which is where most of his facial expressions come from. Including "smiling".
* RainbowMotif: His color scheme uses every color of the rainbow. This makes sense for the Disaster Master of the music-themed Melody Kingdom, if you consider the 7 pitches of musical notes as represented by the colors of the rainbow.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once he sees [[spoiler: the Nightmare Knight's barrier]], he just straight up quits and [[spoiler: retreats into his Disaster Stone.]]
* SerialEscalation: Splashmaster was more or less a big monster, but Noisemaster is a lot more emotionally complex.
* ShoutOut: His mannerisms are influenced by ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'', according to WordOfGod.
* StepfordSmiler: He's a lot less peppy when he's not being watched, and seems to have grown secretly contemptuous of the Nightmare Knight over the years.
* TakeYourTime: Lampshades and deconstructs this as the Noise Blaster counts down:
-->'''Noisemaster:''' Heroes, man. Think they can mess around, [[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer maybe take care of some sidequests]], roll in here at the last second like its all cool... [[WhatTheHellHero This ain't new]].
* TotallyRadical: Lampshaded by the Nightmare Knight, who can't believe he keeps talking like that.
* TheUnfought: The heroes never actually fight Noisemaster outside of that barrier Liquus made around Nautilus. [[spoiler: When the Noise Blaster fails he just gives up and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere turns into a Disaster Stone on the spot]].]]
* UselessAccessory: Has manifested a set of headphones as part of his appearance, despite presumably not having any ears.
* VerbalTic: He's not just Noisemaster, he's [[FauxAffablyEvil YA BOY NOISEMASTER]], in accordance with his "hype man" persona.
* WakeUpCallBoss: After the BLT Trio, Splashmaster, Panpipe, and the others, Noisemaster hammers the stakes into the heroes, being both a challenge and a very serious threat to the people.



In stark contrast to his diminutive friend, this third Disaster Master (and the second of the Melody Kingdom) is a grunting, enormous creature who plods along in almost total silence on his giant hands. Not formally introduced to the party until they crash Noisemaster's lair.

* AllThereInTheManual: Mutemaster's powers were explained in more detail on [[ Gigidigi's tumblr]], because she didn't want to bog down the comic with exposition. His ability completely [[AntiMagic negates magic]], and prevents people from moving, and it can be used to affect far away things from pretty much anywhere in the Melody Kingdom. The effect also doesn't really count as TimeStandsStill since he doesn't stop time he just stops anything from ''moving''.
* AntiMagic: Mutemaster's powers negate the effects of magic. This can be a very big problem for technology in Dreamside since their world pretty much runs on wizards.
* ArtShift: Around him, colors become more muted.
* BerserkButton: Screaming, and other loud noises make him freak out, and attack the source of the noise in a fit of rage.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: He seems very gentle and quiet at first, but it quickly becomes clear that he's very dangerous if you make him angry.
* BigEyesLittleEyes: Noisemaster and Mutemaster are perfect examples of both variants. Mutemaster has small eyes to emphasize how huge he is.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The big guy to Noisemaster's Little guy, being the much larger of the two, Noisemaster is the size of a house cat, while Mutemaster can barely fit through Rhythm ridge castle's doors.
* BlackBeadEyes: He has two black lines for eyes, probably to give him a blank / "muted" expression, since other characters use this trope for similar reasons during ArtShift moments. Because of this, his facial expressions are also very subdued.
* TheBrute: In a subversion of the trope, he's not primarily focused on violence like Splashmaster was. However, due to his size, he's the more damage oriented of the Melody kingdom's Disaster masters.
* CoDragons: Mutemaster along with the other disaster masters is one the Nightmare Knight's top minions. All of the Disaster Masters take orders from NK. Each of the Disaster Masters are extremely powerful bosses tasked with conquering an area in Dreamside. They must all be defeated before the heroes can challenge Nightmare Knight himself. The region Mutemaster is ordered to conquer is the Melody Kingdom which he helps Noisemaster with.
* CuteGiant: Bigger than everyone in the party (he's only a little bit taller than Grizzlygum, a full-grown bear), but unexpectedly very cheerful, laid-back, and adorable.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: A visual effect of Mutemaster's [[StandardStatusEffects "Muting powers"]] is to cause the colors of the comic to turn to grayscale. It even crosses over between panels, eating up the color and turning it gray, and turning the comic's word bubbles blank and white. Mutemaster himself is also this, deliberately colored gray to contrast Gigi's colorful backgrounds behind him and emphasize his theme of "quietness".
* EliteMooks: Mutemaster is the third of the Nightmare Knight's elite servants the "Disaster Masters".
* FakeWeakness: Noisemaster says that Mutemaster's weakness is loud noises or being yelled at. But it turns out, that's his BerserkButton.
* FlawedPrototype: While more effective than Splashmaster, Mutemaster's dependence on Noisemaster is partly because of his creator's lack of experience in conjuring up minions.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Gains these when he's screamed at which causes him to go berserk, and look a lot scarier.
* GracefulLoser: Once [[spoiler:Noisemaster gives up and morphs back into a Disaster Stone]], Mutemaster, with no one at his side and nothing left to fight for, closes his eyes and calmly does the same.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Despite speaking only in groans, Noisemaster doesn't seem to have any trouble understanding Mutemaster, and can even understand him well enough that they came up with a plan together to capture Princess Piano.
* TheNoseless: Has no nose. This might be just a recurring theme for the Disaster Masters, but it also has similar effects as his BlackBeadEyes.
* NothingIsScarier: It's impressive how scary Gigi can make something like "[[PowerOfTheVoid lack of sound]]".
** On the team's first try crossing the border of the Melody Kingdom, Mutemaster single handedly brings down their airship from off-screen with a some kind of [[EldritchAbomination seemingly eldritch]] dampening effect, [[InterfaceScrew actually removing all the colour and smudging out the dialog of the comic]].
** One update after Almond subdues him using his WeaksauceWeakness, [[TurnsRed Mutemaster gets up]]. Gigi, who normally accompanies every comic with a snarky line of commentary underneath, [[NothingIsScarier has her usual banter replaced by empty white space]]. The result ''is terrifying''.
* TheQuietOne: He stays quiet for the most part, unless he's spoken to.
* TheSpeechless: He communicates by groaning "mmmmmm" or "hmmmmm".
* StoryBreakerPower: Mutemaster's muting powers [[ according to Gigi]]. At least they should be, considering he can stop people from moving, and is AntiMagic, but Mutemaster has lost to every legendary hero, while having these powers.
--> '''Gigidigi''': Yes, he can do it from anywhere in the Melody Kingdom. Yes, it’s totally overpowered. Yes, he and Noisemaster probably should have successfully defeated a few legendary heroes by now. What's up with that?
* TopHeavyGuy: He walks about using his muscular arms, while his legs have atrophied from lack of use. His appearance seems to be based off of breakdancers.
* TurnsRed: While screaming does cause him to lose balance and fall, exploiting this weakness makes him ''incredibly angry'', and puts him into a "berserk boss mode". Gigi's Twitter suggests this is inspired by [[ the "Wiggler"]] from [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario franchise]], who also uses this trope.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Soon after he's introduced, we almost immediately learn his weakness is being screamed at, which causes him to lose balance and fall with a loud thud. (This turns out to be a subverted trope a couple pages later, however; see TurnsRed above).


->''" I do hope you enjoy the drama, Mr. Knight. I've put a lot of love into it."''

What's in a name? She that we call "Miss Rosie," by any other name, would be as glamorous... and as dangerous. Rosemaster is the Fourth Disaster Master, who resides in the Flower Kingdom. She's a green beauty decorated in flower petals and thorns who keeps up to date on the latest accessories in Dreamside. Rosemaster is not to be judged by her appearance however. She's very determined and clever to a scary degree; and she won't quit until she's defeated the legendary hero.

* AntiVillain: She reveals in a flashback that [[spoiler:she had long questioned her orders to hurt people that never hurt her, persisting only to help the Nightmare Knight out of his funk.]]
* ArtShift: Around her, coloring shifts to look like something out of an old movie. Taken UpToEleven [[spoiler:when she's powered up by the Hocus Crocus; everything becomes very notably grainy, and the palette is taken over by red, black, and white.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Is forgiving and understanding towards her minions, the Roselings, having been in their position [[spoiler: 99 times. To the point that her minions, believed to be brainwashed, actually defected to her side on their own]]. And they have nothing but good things to say about her.
* BlindingBangs: Her eyes are usually covered by that [[{{Pun}} bush]] of red hair. When we ''can'' see them, they're [[RedEyesTakeWarning red.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: She perceives her plan as clever, while Nightmare Knight describes it as convoluted.
* {{Determinator}}: She makes it a firm point to the Nightmare Knight that despite some certain past failures she'll ''never give up'' until they've won against the legendary hero.
* EliteMooks: She is the fourth of the Nightmare Knight's elite servants the "Disaster Masters".
* FaceFramedInShadow: Even when her eyes are visible, the upper half of her face is shadowed by her bangs.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "Goodnight, then, Dreamside. until next time."]]
* TheFashionista: She talks about accessories and changes her clothing and hairstyle from scene to scene. [[spoiler:After Carrot magically transforms into a literal KnightInShiningArmor, even she thinks he looked marvelous, and while she fought him in Hocus-Crocus mode, she thought he would make "a fine decoration"]].
* FemmeFatale: Definitely gives off the impression of a classic femme fatale with her appearance and the way she speaks, but so far this trope is a subversion, as WordOfGod said that Rosemaster was completely genuine when speaking to Nightmare Knight.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:She receives Sir Carrot's final attack with a relaxed smile on her face, finally knowing that she has performed her duties correctly, and that the cycle is broken.]]
* GreenThumb: She is able to control the spiky vines running through her lair and has her very own plant-themed [[TheMinionMaster minions]]
* HypnotizeThePrincess: [[spoiler: She had the real princess of Flower Kingdom, Azalea, mind-controlled into doing her dirty work.]]
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler: Throws the fight against the heroes after realizing that the Nightmare Knight doesn't actually want to kill them, [[UndyingLoyalty even though she doesn't know why]]. She does put up a good show of fighting, though.]]
* InstantSedation: She can make people fall asleep instantly by blowing flower petals on them.
* JustToyingWithThem: [[spoiler:After acquiring the Hocus Crocus, she more or less becomes a PhysicalGod. She grabs Almond and immediately defeats most of the heroes. But instead of simply finishing Almond off while she has Almond at her mercy, she tosses her away and chases her with her magic. Presumably because she now knows Nightmare Knight doesn't actually want the heroes dead, which frees her up to make the entire event into a mere play instead of actual villainy.]]
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Rosemaster is elegant, alluring, dons fashionable dresses, and her plant and mind powers are very potent.
* LadyOfWar: She's polite, dignified, and [[UnlimitedWardrobe never wears the same outfit twice]], and her GreenThumb fighting style is a combination of practiced grace and deadly precision.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: She can make everyone forget a particular person ever existed.
* LogicalWeakness: [[spoiler: Her power relies on being able to manipulate a flower that serves as a sympathetic magic-based representation of a person. If the person's name doesn't have a flower to go with it (like Nautilus and Peridot), she can't touch them. Naturally, Gigi has confirmed that this has led to there being generations where the hero basically steam-rolled past her because their memory remained unaltered.]]
* MassHypnosis: [[spoiler:Via SympatheticMagic, she can manipulate peoples' minds on a massive scale.]]
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:She never really wanted to hurt all the people in the Flower Kingdom, only doing so because she thought it was what would make the Nightmare Knight happy. Of course, when she finds out the Nightmare Knight had been sabotaging any attempt at real harm since the beginning...]]
* NoSell:
** Isn't bothered in the slightest by Liquus's [[ShockAndAwe electric charge]].
** [[spoiler: Her own mind-control powers don't work on people who aren't named after flowering plants.]]
** [[spoiler:Empowered by the Hocus Crocus, Mutemaster's paralysing AntiMagic is completely useless against her.]]
* NiceHat: A nice Jackie-O style one when wearing her third outfit.
* OddNameOut: All the other Disaster Masters' names are based on "corruptions" of their kingdom's theme. However, the legends called her "Thornmaster."
* OneWingedAngel: After [[spoiler: absorbing the power of the Hocus Crocus.]]
* PaintingTheMedium: Her speech bubbles are usually green and adorn with leafy vines, but they gradually or suddenly change to red and become spiked as she gets more aggressive. [[spoiler: After she uses the Hocus Crocus, the first letter in her speech bubbles is in ornate gothic font, and her surroundings take on a weathered, film-grain appearance. When her tone is truly joyful, the leaves around her speech bubbles blossom into roses. When she's shot by Carrot and defeated, the plants around her speech bubbles wilt, and her font loses most of its capital letters.]]
* PetalPower: Blows passionflower petals at the heroes to incapacitate them.
* PlantPerson: Her entire body has a plant motif.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow / AfroAsskicker: [[spoiler: The power of the Hocus Crocus makes her hair grow into a large, and poofy rose-shaped afro. Subverted when the flashback panels reveal the demonic-looking Rosemaster as just a facade, her true form looking pretty much like her old self, only constantly glowing with white light.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Her red eyes are usually hidden behind her hair. She first reveals them in the comic while giving a really fierce glare at the Nightmare Knight to show how determined she is to defeat the legendary hero.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: [[spoiler: When she uses the Hocus Crocus to multiply her magical power she transforms and gets a different look with a black and red motif. Subverted, as this isn't her true appearance.]]
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: [[spoiler:As explained by WordOfGod [[ here]], Rosemaster can automatically tell what someone's name is, even from an image of the person. ]]
* SinisterSchnoz: It's very much a thorn, fitting her rose-motif.
* SpikesOfVillainy: While normally they lie flat on her body there are thorns on her back and shoulders that can stand up and extend into spikes like a porcupine to protect her.
* StatuesqueStunner: Is around the same height as the Dream Oracle according to [[WordOfGod Gigi]], and so towers over our heroes. And she is mesmerizingly fabulous, of course.
* StepfordSmiler: Is more somber when she's alone, even [[spoiler: breaking to tears at one point, [[SandInMyEyes "out of fatigue",]] as she puts it.]]
* SubordinateExcuse: The Nightmare Knight is her father, more or less, and she wants to make him happy. She herself doesn't seem to care much about winning anymore. [[spoiler:In fact, she's actually pleased in a way when she learns that he's been sabotaging the Disaster Masters for a long, long time because she's grown outright sick of having to hurt people who have done her no wrong. Sure, she also feels somewhat betrayed and angry, but she trusts that he has a good reason for it.]]
* SuperMode:[[spoiler: The Hocus Crocus makes her more powerful and changes her outfit, hair, and color scheme to be more white.]]
* {{Transgender}}: She used to go by "Thornmaster" though she never liked that name, and she's not fond of the legends continuing to refer to her by it, nor is she fond of them referring to her as a "he".
* UndyingLoyalty: She has the utmost faith in the Nightmare Knight and continues to try her best because she wants for him to see a victory just once for a change. [[spoiler:She even stays loyal after Glitchmaster reveals that he has betrayed their supposed goals long ago and has been sabotaging them, though she does briefly pretend to defect. She has enough faith to believe that he had a good reason.]]
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Hasn't yet been seen wearing the same ensemble twice.
* VillainousValor: In her first scene, she declares that she will never give up until she secures victory for the Nightmare Knight. Glitchmaster even calls her the most dedicated of the Disaster Masters.
* VolcanicVeins: She gets these after [[spoiler:[[ absorbing the power of the Hocus Crocus]]]]

[[folder: Quakemaster]]

->''"No need to make a situation. Let's just have us a little talk."''

The fifth Disaster Master, and the Disaster Master of the Crystal Kingdom. A RockMonster in a business suit who's set up shop in Basaltbury, holding the city for ransom.

* ArtShift: As soon as he enters the scene, his surroundings take on a cubist or mosaic-like appearance.
* ClassyCane: He has a short cane that clearly isn't needed for walking.
* DishingOutDirt: He has some control over stone, from trapping his foes in it to animating it as golems.
* TheDon: His minions are first seen shaking down King Ruby for protection money, and Quakemaster himself wears a nice suit.
* IfIWantedYouDead: A comment he makes to Sir Carrot.
* {{Irony}}: When trying to talk down the heroes from fighting, he comments that there's "not much fire in [him] these days." A few panels later, it's revealed that he's quite literally full of burning magma.
* KillItWithwater / LogicalWeakness: Chardonnay reveals that he's weak against water. Makes sense for a lava monster.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's twice as big as Mutemaster!
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: The ultimatum he gave to the citizens of Basaltbury. They all have to routinely pay him a ludicrous sum, with any shortage of funds shortening the clock until Basaltbury's destruction.
* RockMonster / MagmaMan: Appears to be a combination of these tropes, with a cooled outer layer of stone over a core of magma.
* SharpDressedMan: Wears the top half of a club suit, complete with coat tails.
* SpeechBubbles: His are pitch black and relatively cubic, as though drawn with charcoal. His text is written in all-caps and with a fiery orange gradient.

[[folder: "Cloud... master...?"]]


->''"Cold... Yes... Much... much colder..."''

The sixth Disaster Master, and the Disaster Master of the Cloud Kingdom.
* AmbiguousGender: We currently don't know if "Cloudmaster" is male or female.
* AnIcePerson: They are implied to have power over cold.
* EarlyBirdCameo: They appear [[ at the end of the third interlude]], observing the heroes as they travel to the Crystal Kingdom. Their actual name has yet to be revealed, other than through [[ the Punisher Pumice]] TV show's (inaccurate) version.
* TheUnreveal: As their name wasn't known when the TV show's version appeared in-story, the mystery was preserved... by the in-show Nightmare Knight not knowing their name (or Glitchmaster's). The real Nightmare Knight is unimpressed.

[[folder: Glitchmaster]]


->''"PROCESSING: 'Fatigued'. A Familiar feeling."''

The seventh and most powerful Disaster Master, a gigantic pixellated orb that speaks in text boxes. She seems to take a much more active role than the other Disaster Masters, observing Noisemaster's attack on Trebleopolis and took note of the magic that protected the city. Seems to have a strong connection to Cosmo, and as such is possibly the Disaster Master of Space Kingdom.
* AIIsACrapShoot: Has all the trappings of an evil AI, but isn't actually one.
* ArtShift: When she's around, everything is glitchy and pixelated and the coloring becomes sharp and discrete, with other characters often reduced to colored outlines.
* EldritchAbomination: Unlike the other, relatively normal looking Disaster Masters, Glitchmaster is a giant orb that alters her surroundings to look more pixely.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The final confrontation between Glitchmaster and [[spoiler:Rosemaster]] is loaded with this trope, which the latter wastes no time in repeatedly pointing out - [[spoiler:Where Rosemaster recognizes that Nightmare Knight is a NobleDemon who probably has a good reason for being deceitful, Glitchmaster simply writes off his sabotage as treachery and plots to overthrow him. Glitchmaster is also unable to understand why Rosemaster is still willing to complete her part of the cycle and 'die', when she could use the Hocus Crocus to change everything easily. Glitchmaster even suggests that Rosemaster just doesn't have the nerve to kill her with the Crocus' power, to which Rosemaster simply retorts that, despite everything, she still cares for Glitchmaster.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Rosemaster]]:''' How could you understand any answer I'd give, when the only thing on your mind is still ''winning?'' And after all these years!
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Has been observing the Disaster Masters and is using Cosmo for some unknown purpose.
* JustToyingWithThem: She shows just how badly the heroes are outclassed and just how easily she can kill them. But instead of actually killing them outright, she leaves them in an escapable situation, allegedly for this reason.
* KnightOfCerebus: Follows after fellow KnightOfCerebus Noisemaster and almost succeeds in killing the heroes by sending them into the sun. Furthermore, [[spoiler:she has finally figured out the ''reason'' the heroes have always been guaranteed success, and plans to work against that reason directly]].
* OminousVisualGlitch: It accompanies her wherever she goes. For instance, Rosemaster's speech bubbles become more pixellated when they talk. [[spoiler:Taken to truly frightening degrees when she becomes furious with Rosemaster's betrayal, where her own dialogue becomes a distorted mess.]]
* RealityWarper: She pixellates and distorts everything within a certain radius of herself, including the panels and the site url at the bottom of the page. According to Gigi, it's mildly uncomfortable at the normal level, [[BrownNote but she can dial it up to attack]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In the Chapter 2 interlude, [[spoiler: she manifests herself in front of the heroes in the form of the Nightmare Knight. Unlike the real one, she has red eyes instead of yellow, and acts significantly more ruthless than is usual for him.]]
* RedFilterOfDoom: Generates this when she shows just how easily she can kill the heroes. [[spoiler:It comes back when she's screaming in the midst of a VillainousBreakdown, after Rosemaster double-crosses her.]]
* SecretTest: Gives one to the heroes, supposedly toying with them, but actually ''wanting'' them to pass it for an as yet unrevealed and probably sinister purpose.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Has grown tired of Nightmare Knight's indecision and undermining of the Disaster Masters, and plans to get rid of him.]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters: One of her powers involves teleportation.
* VillainousBreakdown[=/=]NotSoStoic: Her response to [[spoiler:Rosemaster taking the Hocus Crocus for herself, and furthermore ''defending'' the Nightmare Knight's constant sabotage, is to briefly scream at Rosemaster in impotent rage, with more {{Ominous Visual Glitch}}es than ever.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: [[ According to Gigi]], her voice has an artificial sounding voice and a normal voice laid over one another, as well as background music and sounds.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: To show how powerful Rosemaster has become when she uses the Hocus Crocus, she's able to easily defeat and restrain Glitchmaster who's been touted as the most powerful of the Disaster Masters.]]

[[folder: The Forsaken Master / [[spoiler:Thebestmaster]]]]

A Disaster Master locked away by the Stone Seal and the master of a thousand fears.
* AndIMustScream: Subverted. He's been sealed away in stone and conscious but it's not so bad in there, and in fact he asks the protagonists to seal him up again. Apparently the Stone Seal comes with decent wi-fi.
* BreatherEpisode: He debuts after Rosemaster's defeat, and his arc serves as an interquel before the introduction of Quakemaster.
* TheDreaded: The Forsaken Master is said to be so terrible, that even Nightmare Knight feared him, and he refused to obey Nightmare Knight's commands. [[spoiler:Considering Thebestmaster is utterly harmless and incompetent, and how it's implied that Nightmare Knight sealed him away simply out of ''sheer annoyance with him'', its entirely possible the Nightmare Knight fabricated the legend of the Forsaken Master himself to discourage people from letting him out of his prison.]]
* HarmlessVillain: Despite his fearsome reputation and RealityWarper power, this is effectively all he amounts to.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He wants so badly to earn recognition as a fearsome Disaster Master, but completely fails at every turn. By the end, most of the main cast are ''encouraging'' the poor guy rather than fighting him.
* LiteralMinded: His biggest flaw as a master of fears. For instance, he interprets "fear of heights" as [[spoiler: "giraffes are scary since they're tall"]]. Other such "fears" are "Fear of rollercoasters" ([[spoiler:A movie which is an ''emotional'' rollercoaster]]) and "fear of flying": ([[spoiler:A kite]]).
* ManBehindTheCurtain: Initially he appears as [[TheDarknessGazesBack a pair of gigantic, disembodied white eyes in the darkness]] with a hissing voice, looking suitably intimidating and mysterious, but Cucumber eventually discovers that [[spoiler:the darkness is a ''literal'' curtain concealing the diminutive Forsaken Master]].
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Too kind and naive to really be any threat. Steve lampshades this by calling Besty his "sweet, innocent angel boy".
* NightmareRetardant: InUniverse; all of his attempts to traumatize people with their fears fall completely flat because he completely misinterprets the concepts behind those fears. In fact, he only succeeds in entertaining his prisoners (and annoying Cucumber).
* NoSell: [[spoiler:As he requested, Peridot tries to seal him with her crystal powers but the seal breaks almost immediately, to his disappointment.]]
* OddNameOut: Unlike the other disaster masters, he has no association with a particular kingdom and his name isn't based on a corruption of their themes. His name isn't even related to his powerset, and he instead calls himself ''"[[spoiler:Thebestmaster]]"''.
* PsychologicalTormentZone: He has the power to generate these, but as mentioned under LiteralMinded, he keeps screwing up.
* SealedEvilInACan: Unlike the other Disaster Masters, he was never sealed into a Disaster Stone and as such will not turn into one upon defeat. Instead, he was locked away by the Nightmare Knight himself long ago into the glass mountain with the Stone Seal. [[spoiler:Nightmare Knight eventually tricks Queen Cordelia into releasing him, as a prank]].
** Subverted in that he's not malicious enough to really be evil and his prison was actually rather pleasant for him all things considered. He actually begs the heroes to seal him up again so he can continue studying in solitude.
* VerbalTic: He randomly responds to nouns and adjectives with "(X)y, for short". This leads to his nickname of "[[spoiler:Besty]]".

! Minor Villains


->''"I should warn you, kid, I’m not too chivalrous to hit a girl. In the FACE. WITH A SWORD.”''

Leader of the BLT Trio, who seems perpetually mad at everything in the world, and is always looking for someone to pick on... which is usually Bacon.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Wants to get in good with Princess Parfait, who's already in love with Carrot and couldn't care less about the other. [[ Bacon secretly agrees]].
* BerserkButton: Insinuating he has no chance with Princess Parfait seems to be one. Bacon telling him that she hated him [[spoiler:is what finally pushes him to kick him out of the trio]].
* BlackShirt: He's not a nice guy, but he and his crew probably wouldn't have caused trouble on his own.
* BullyingADragon: For some reason, he thought it'd be a good idea to pick on ''Peridot'' to practice their villainous squad schtick. You know, the ''powerful witch'' whose idea of fun is to turn people into stone? Who is literally TheDragon to Cordelia, their own boss? I mean, [[WhatAnIdiot really?]]. Luckily(?) for him Peridot's pretty bored of their routine, and shrugs them off as "a bunch of freaks".
* EvilCounterpart: He's what Carrot would've been, being knights with great interest in Princess Parfait. Unlike Carrot, who is cowardly yet has a deep sense of chivalric honor and cares for his loved ones, Tomato is a jerk all around, betrays the people he was supposed to protect for Cordelia, treats his closest allies like crap, and makes unwanted advances towards Parfait, who is already in love with Carrot.
* EvilRedhead: Has red hair, and betrayed Carrot and Princess Parfait whom he was guarding to join Cordelia when she took over.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Since their world has "Juice For Grown Ups," his favorite drink is Malted Wheat Juice For Grown-Ups
* HotBlooded: [[spoiler:Kicked Bacon out of the trio due to anger, for one. It seriously messed up their group motif]].
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: He has an interest in the captive Princess Parfait.
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: He can be kind of a jerk sometimes. Even the Nightmare Knight doesn't like him.
* MotorMouth: Once he gets going on how he's the ''manliest knight in caketown''.
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: He thinks he's a babe magnet, even though most women (except Lettuce for some reason) are repulsed by him. He even carries around a bottle of "cloying cologne" and a "book of one-liners" in his inventory to up his game; it's obviously not working.
* ProudBeauty: Very proud of his manly-good-looks and "luscious locks", which he expects to cause every girl to adore him. In his Q&A he goes on talking about how "hair care is a necessity for every manly man".
-->'''Lettuce:''' Like, I do his hair every morning.\\
'''Tomato:''' s-SHH!! Doesn't anybody know to how to keep a secret around here!?
* {{Straw Loser}}s: Tomato attempts to deliberately invoke this by hanging around Lettuce and Bacon, claiming a few times that them being in the group not only makes him more confident, but seem cooler in comparison to them. Much the opposite is true in Bacon's case - at least for the "coolness" part, since his incompetence always makes him flub their group showboating.
** Not having forgotten [[ their confrontation at the very beginning of the story]], Tomato is later shown [[ making fun of Cucumber by using a literal sock puppet and a whiny voice]].
* TerribleTrio: With Lettuce and Bacon. His confidence actually suffers a serious blow when he learns [[spoiler: [[ how important Bacon was]] [[ to their group motif]].]]
* VillainousCrush: Has one on Princess Parfait.
* WouldHitAGirl: Says he would. "In the face. With a sword."


->''"Like, get a grip! You’re way cooler than this, you know?”''

Second-in-command (of three...) of the BLT Trio. Kind of a, like, ValleyGirl, and ''totally'' obnoxious. Has a "thing" for Tomato.

* BlackShirt: Lettuce probably wouldn't have become a villain if Tomato hadn't joined Cordelia when she took over caketown.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Will be getting her own mini-comic story in Book 3.
* HiddenDepths: She is actually shown to be angry at Tomato for kicking Bacon off the squad and apparently knows French.
* LikeIsLikeAComma: Speaks like this as part of her ValleyGirl persona/
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the second interlude, she is shown to be respectably intelligent, but lapses back into her ValleyGirl persona whenever anybody notices. This pops up again in the third interlude:
--> '''Lettuce:''' (thinking) I don't know why I even bother pretending to be a ditz, it's not like you actually listen to a word that comes out of my mouth.
* SquishyWizard: Has 2 defense, but a high attack and specialty stat.
* TerribleTrio: With Tomato and Bacon.
* ValleyGirl: It's ''like'' the way she talks. She has the accent and says "like" and "oh my god" a lot. She's also clearly fashion-conscious. She does Tomato's hair.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has green hair, which is shaped like lettuce.


->''"I’m sorry, sir! I just went for the order we introduced ourselves in! I get confused!"''

The third member of the BLT Trio, much to the dismay of Lettuce and Tomato. Bacon appears to waddle through life with a vague cheeriness, implying that there's not that much going on upstairs.

* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: [[spoiler:After Bacon's considerable acting talent is revealed, they later appear playing a female character (Pancetta) in the Punisher Pumice TV show, with the Nightmare Knight and Peridot identifying them as an actress. Though Bacon hasn't actually confirmed their gender, they do make mention of wanting to be an IdolSinger and still wears women's clothes in that particular ImagineSpot, making it likely that they're a trans woman.]]
* BreakoutCharacter: Despite being a minor character and a ButtMonkey, he's gained a sizable fanbase, and has gotten more time in the comic since Chapter 2 because of it. Ironically, his popularity is probably ''because'' of all of the jokes at his expense, both in-story and by the author herself online.
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler: Page 854 reveals that he was the actor playing Pancetta all along.]]
* ButtMonkey: He's always screwing up the BLT trio's group dynamics, is bullied by Tomato, and is always on the butt end of jokes. To the point that even the author makes fun of him via TheRant. Even his official character description is a single "Nah".
* DeliciousDistraction: He's constantly distracted by food, which is problematic when you live in a kingdom made of it. He tried to eat Princess Parfait's tea set once, which was made of sugar, but Tomato stopped him.
* ExtremeOmnivore: It’s not just cause he lives in a kingdom mostly made of food, either. He gobbled up Cucumber’s letter in his debut with Tomato using him as a sort of garbage disposal and apparently tried to eat a ''Disaster Stone'' once.
* GeniusDitz: For all of his shortcomings he proves himself to be a surprisingly effective actor in Legato's play, despite how bad the play itself is.
* HostileShowTakeover: Took over the comic on April Fools Day '13. The new page, the banner, and character page pictures were all changed to resemble his pig-like character design. The descriptions on the character page were also changed to be from his point of view.
* HiddenDepths: Proves to be a remarkably good actor in Legato's play, and later takes up acting professionally.
* LargeHam: The fact that he is literally a [[VisualPun large ham]] is presumably the source of Bacon's [[ acting skills]].
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Not only is he a pretty lousy enforcer, even compared to Lettuce and Tomato, but he also fouls up their [[HammyHerald special introductory speeches]] and makes a nuisance of himself with his [[ dopey]], [[ gluttonous]] ways. [[spoiler:Tomato [[ eventually realized he was a liability]] during a moment of anger, and [[ kicked poor Bacon off the Trio]]. [[InsistentTerminology (Well, Duo, now.]])]]
* PutOnABus: After he left the BLT trio, he was last seen acting in Legato's play in Chapter 2. [[spoiler:Eventually, [[TheBusCameBack Bacon does return]] in the fourth Intermission as a ''Punisher Pumice'' actor.]]
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Still a bunny, but clearly modeled after a pig. This was applied to all the characters during April Fools Day '13 - see Hostile Show Takeover above.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the [[VagueAge "Yes, He's an Adult"]] age bracket according to WordOfGod.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Reveals he can't swim using Nautilus's character sheet when he took over the site on April Fool's day.
* TerribleTrio: With Tomato and Lettuce. [[spoiler:He's since been removed from the team.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: All the applause Bacon gets from the audience of Legato's play. One of them yells ''[[ "YOU ROCK!!"]]'', and he tears up a bit.


->''"I sure do hope ya got a weapon other’n that fake sword, ‘cause I’m rarin’ to wrassle!”''

A famous thief, and the fastest draw this side of Caketown! She's wily! She's mean! She's... not as tough as she seems. She obtained the only weapon that can defeat the Nightmare Knight, via the sinister means of... walking up to the Dream Oracle and asking politely.

* TheBusCameBack: In Chapter 3 [[spoiler:as [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal Azalea]]]].
* CoolMask: Wears a classic bandanna around her upper face, with cut outs for eye holes. [[spoiler: It conveniently covers her distinctive FacialMarkings]].
* ExpressiveMask: Her mask is basically drawn as if it's part of her face so as to be less wooden than it would be if the mask had eyeholes. Her eyes are drawn over the mask and change for different facial expressions.
* GoldfishPoopGang: With her manservant Brambleby. In her first appearance she's shown to be a prolific, if whimsical thief. By her third appearance, she's already become a walking joke.
* TheGunslinger: [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms It fires stars]].
* OddNameOut: Her name doesn't really fit any of the naming conventions in the comic. Her character sheet implies that it's not her real name, [[spoiler:which is confirmed in the Chapter 3 interlude]].
* {{Outlaw}}: Styled after the Western outlaw and speaks in [[StockAmericanPhrases cowboy slang]].
* PutOnABus: Hasn't been seen since the failed train robbery in the Chapter 1 interlude.
* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: [[spoiler:She's really Princess Azalea]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: Stealing the Dream Sword put a wrench into Cucumber and the Oracle's plans.



A silent manservant who looks after Tiramisu Tower, Saturday's hideout, and the treasures contained within while she's away. He [[TalkingWithSigns Talks With Signs]] that he has prepared for every conversation.

* BattleButler: It didn't seem this way at first, but he joins Saturday during a robbery after chapter 1.
* TheBusCameBack: In Chapter 3 [[spoiler:as the fashionable Mr. R]].
* CrazyPrepared: He has a sign prepared for every imaginable conversation.
* GoldfishPoopGang: With his employer, Saturday.
* HyperspaceArsenal: He seems to have [[InfiniteSupplies an unlimited number of brooms hidden within his coat]] - every time Almond broke one in two, [[HopelessBossFight he tossed aside the pieces, produced another, and kept stalling for time]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His weapon of choice is a broom.
* PutOnABus: Hasn't been seen since the Chapter 1 interlude.
* SilentAntagonist: He never speaks (preferring to talk in writing), making him rather mysterious, and humorous. [[spoiler: It's probably to help maintain his secret identity.]]
* TalkingWithSigns: Has signs prepared for every conversation imaginable, all around the walls of Saturday's hideout. And those he doesn't have he writes on the spot. When working with Saturday on trips he's seen using note-cards for this, and says he also has a whiteboard, which he forgot. Very much played for comedy.


->''"An up-and-coming inventor always looks out for other up-and-comers. Hee. Hee. Hee.”''

An Illustrious inventor, and [[ChildProdigy Child Genius]]. Completely absorbed in showing off inventions, and often ends up doing so by tricking the main characters into testing them.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: They are up to something, but what it is and what purpose it serves is unclear. Their inventions fail on the heroes in spectacular ways, but it is unclear if this is genuinely caused by their status as a DitzyGenius or if they are deliberately scheming ways to sabotage the heroes.
* ChildProdigy: If being able to modify a train's engine and make a custom solar powered boat all alone is any indication.
* DitzyGenius: Unfortunately even with an understanding of very complex engineering and scientific concepts, Cosmo makes mistakes sometimes and when they happen, they're huge disasters. Which with a bit of common sense could be prevented. [[NeverMyFault Although they'll never admit it's their fault]]. Though there's a strong chance that they aren't really accidents.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Glitchmaster]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: In Cosmo's first appearance, their clothes had a lot of stars and sparkles.
* GenderNeutralWriting: Although they ''appear'' somewhat to be male, they've never been referred to as anything but... well, "Cosmo".
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Lampshaded in the stat cards ("What is this kid's DEAL?!"). Cosmo is later revealed to be in league with [[spoiler:Glitchmaster]].
* InconvenientSummons: Cosmo is teleported away by their boss right in the middle of an experiment Cosmo was planning on [[spoiler:Commander Caboodle's spacecraft]].
* {{Lunacy}}: Given that [[AllThereInTheManual Cosmo comes from the Moon]], they're naturally a little absent-minded and strange.
* MadScientist: "I've been called that."
* MobileSuitHuman: [[spoiler:Ties up the ''real'' Commander Caboodle and does this to disguise themself as him in order to trick the heroes]].
* OnceAnEpisode: So far, Cosmo's only shown up in the intermissions between chapters to help the gang get to the next Kingdom, before something goes terribly wrong.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Their glasses are always shining so that you can't see their eyes. Intended to make Cosmo mysterious, the audience wary of trusting them, and maybe even seem a bit creepy.
* SelfDestructMechanism: They installed one on the seatrain and "accidentally" activated it with the computer's voice commands.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Cosmo has been using the main character's modes of travel to test experiments, ruining their days both times so far. Fortunately, on the 3rd attempt, Cosmo is the subject of an InconvenientSummons.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Offers a snack tray of food to the main characters the second time they meet, but ultimately it's subverted when they become suspicious of why Cosmo is there.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:While disguised as Commander Caboodle and giving the heroes a ride, they reveal themselves by saying, "This is the '''least''' I can do for a fellow '''ally of justice!''' Or a test subject."]]
* YouthfulFreckles: It fits a little with their starry theme.

[[folder:Count Legato]]

->''"Why, Concertina... you look nearly as dazzling as me."''

A mysterious sorcerer who has been terrorizing the people of Organetto by abducting anyone found outdoors after nightfall - despite having apparently been defeated by a hero over a century ago.
* BishieSparkle: He sometimes appears in beams of light filled with dust motes, producing this effect. [[ His banner]] uses the more typical "shiny lights out of nowhere".
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Not the Count Legato of legend, but keeps up the masquerade, and doesn't appreciate his ghostly minions blabbing about it]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: Downplayed. He has Mandolin locked in a cage that is draped with a banner reading ''"Ugly Boy"'' [[spoiler:for bullying and humiliating Panpipe in class]]! Oh, the shame of it all!
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Lute and the Heroes have no real problem with Panpipe after the reveal and back story, except Nautilus. Kind of. It's hard to tell with her sometimes]].
* EmergingFromTheShadows: He first appeared in a website banner obscured in shadow. He's kept hidden in darkness in the comic to build suspense, until his legend is explained.
* FireballEyeballs: It's shown twice that whenever he gets very angry, either at his musical servants for being late or at Cucumber for demanding they be set free, they glow with a weird orange flame. [[spoiler:Observant readers will notice that this only occurs in his exposed right eye, thus hinting at Panpipe wearing the real Count Legato's magical contact lens]].
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: His "magnum opus", ''Prince Crescendo'', is basically about how good-looking and perfect he is, to the point where [[AuthorAvatar the main character]] [[SelfInsertFic looks EXACTLY like him]].
* IHaveYourWife: He abducted the son of Lute, Organetto's mayor.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: The agape variant. He wants to be loved and praised unconditionally by everyone. After Nautilus accuses him of this, Legato starts sobbing and admits it's the truth. [[spoiler:The reason he forced everyone to participate in a play about how "magnificent" he wishes he is is he just can't get anyone to like him by being himself. He also pretended to be the same Legato from the legend to get attention, when really he's just a "pipsqueak" who stole the source of the dead Legato's magic]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: He's extremely vain and in love with himself. His motivation for kidnapping the heroes and forcing them to be in his play is pretty much that he's celebrating himself, and expects them to enjoy it with him. Very much played for comedy. [[spoiler:Until TheReveal, where it's shown that his FriendlessBackground has made him desperate for any kind of validation, even from a captive audience]].
* JustAKid: [[spoiler:And a very puny one, at that]].
* {{Narcissist}}: As noted above in ItsAllAboutMe, he's in love with himself and extremely vain. This alternates from being played for comedy (mostly when the other characters comment on it), and being played as scary when this motivates him to do evil. Based on the reputation Count Legato seems to have, this may have been some of the original's personality at work.
* PeekABangs: His hair hides one of his eyes on one side, it's part of his style to portray him as a beautiful PrettyBoy, which in this comic at least portrays him as sinister, or at least a deceptive trickster.
* PokeThePoodle: As punishment for talking out of turn, Legato gives Cucumber... ''a non-speaking role in his play.''
* PrettyBoy: Almond calls him one as an insult. [[InsultBackfire But he doesn't take it as one]]. In fact he does look pretty ''fabulous'', and when it's revealed what he looks like he's seen doing a HairFlip to emphasize it.
* ProudBeauty: "He's a magnificent beautiful boy!", and has the flowing locks and pretty clothes to prove it! Don't even try to contradict him, [[BerserkButton he won't like that at all]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He has red eyes to accentuate his being a villain, and a danger to the Town of Organetto.
* SissyVillain: He's a PrettyBoy with long flowing hair, who wears frilly clothes, is very vain, and proud of his beauty, and kidnaps our heroes to force them to to act in a play starring a character clearly [[SelfInsertFic based off himself]].
** Bacon seems to [[LampshadeHanging hint at]] {{Pretty Boy}}s being mostly antagonistic in this comic, when he mentions that Legato looks like a "mean guy" he knows[[note]] He's probably comparing Legato to either Tomato or Cabbage considering they're both jerks with long, wavy, hair.[[/note]].
* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:He's furious at Lute's son Mandolin for bullying him in school, although Mandolin himself barely recognizes Panpipe as "that nerd"]].
* VillainousCrush: Has one on Nautilus.
* VillainTeleportation: He can teleport himself and others with a puff of pink sparkling smoke. He uses this power to trap the heroes in Legato Mansion.


Quakemaster's enforcer in Basaltbury and the one who collects the debts of the citizens.
* AmbiguousGender: Obsidian's gender isn't mentioned or easily discernable.
* EvilDebtCollector: Very much so. When people can't pay their debt, the imbalance is rectified by shortening the time before Quakemaster destroys the town.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: They wear an eerie smiling mask with mismatched eyes.
* PlayingCardMotifs: Obsidian's hair(?) is split into four strands, each tipped with a decoration in the shape of a playing card.

! Others

[[folder:The Dream Oracle]]


->''"Just as I thought, my magic is too... weak here! I guess!"''

The graceful and mystical guardian of Dreamside, the Dream Oracle guides the Legendary Hero with a gentle yet firm touch on his way to greatness, cheering him on every step of the way.

... That's what she'd like you to think. In no way is she as competent as she seems, and she turns a deaf, translucent ear to Cucumber's protests that he's ''not'' hero material, she ''did'' just give his sword away to a total stranger, and his name is ''not'' Zucchini.

* AccidentalMisnaming: It's a recurring joke that she can't remember people's names. She claims it's because she's so busy, and it's used to portray her as being [[TheDitz scatterbrained]]. In particular she mistakenly calls Cucumber, "Camembert" and "Zucchini", and when she talks about Noisemaster and Mutemaster she draws a blank on Mutemaster's name and calls him "The Other One".
* AncientKeeper: Her job (and by extension her servant's jobs) is to set the hero out on his journey, protect ancient items, give him the dream sword, and provide the hero with information on the ancient legends to help him. Unfortunately she's terrible at a lot of that, and would rather be watching marathons on TV.
* ArtEvolution: This applies to a lot of characters, but since the Dream Oracle is one of the first characters we get to see it's especially noticeable that she's been drawn a lot rounder as the comic's progressed. Compare how she looks in [[ the prologue]] to how she looks in [[ chapter 2]].
* BadBoss: Well, Chardonnay is basically her errand girl while she kicks back and watches TV, and she could do nothing but suppress her feelings. [[spoiler:When she's far away from her boss, Chardonnay ''[[RageBreakingPoint does not mince words]]]].
* BigGood: She's a counterpart to the Nightmare Knight representing the forces of good, and incidentally, she appears to be the closest thing to a "God" that Dreamside has. She sealed the Nightmare Knight away thousands of years ago, and she sets Cucumber on his quest to get the dreamsword and collect the disaster stones. Though it's gradually subverted as she's revealed to be rather rude, dismissive, and lazy, which causes all who see her in person to [[BrokenPedestal lose faith in her]]. It's saying something when [[spoiler:Gigi herself notes that purple would be a good color for her, and purples are usually associated with ''[[BigBad Nightmare Knight]]'']].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Plays the part of the benevolent BigGood, but has repeatedly shown her true colors as rather rude and dismissive.
* BlatantLies: She claims that she was the one who [[spoiler:put up the purple barrier that saved Trebleopolis.]] This despite the fact that she's stammering nervously, [[HesitationEqualsDishonesty hesitates before making the claim]], makes a very disapproving look towards Chardonnay with her ThirdEye when she says something that would prove it wrong, and one snarky footnote by Gigi all but seals the deal.
-->[[spoiler:[[SarcasmMode Purple is your color after all.]]]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In chapter two she interrupts the ending narration of the chapter, and teleports the heroes to a place where they can have a strategy meeting.
* BrokenPedestal: She is held in awe as the protector of Dreamside, but she has grown steadily less helpful over the ages and anybody who meets her long enough tends to be disillusioned, as has happened with Chardonnay and Nautilus.
* DisapprovingLook: The Dream Oracle's hat / hair (it's a bit unclear) has an eye that's very expressive. On [[ this page]] it gives this look to Chardonnay for saying something that made her look bad in front of Cucumber.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: They make her look more ethereal and are almost immediately lampshaded [[ in the author comment.]]
* FeetOfClay: It's shown she doesn't "see all" like she claims at the beginning of the comic when a CutawayGag shows that she didn't use psychic powers to see that Cucumber read Cabbage's letter, she was looking at him reading the letter through the house's window. Jokes about her not being as talented as she claims are a recurring theme as the comic goes on.
* GodsHandsAreTied: There may be a legitimate reason why she can't seal the Nightmare Knight away herself... or maybe she's just lazy. [[spoiler:It doesn't mean she won't take credit for him sabotaging himself, though.]]
* GoodIsImpotent: It's pretty ''heavily implied'' (and in some cases outright stated) that The Dream Oracle is not as powerful or all knowing of a BigGood as she claims to be, and can't really do much to assist the heroes. She even begrudgingly admits in chapter 1 that she doesn't tell the heroes everything about what she can do because it would make them lose their nerve. She's probably also too embarrassed to admit it completely.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's very rude and dismissive to other people and their problems. And Gigi's [[TheRant author commentary]] calls her rude. [[ "I will not pardon your rudeness, actually.".]]
* NeverMyFault: Any time the heroes suggest she made a mistake (like mixing Cucumber up with ''Saturday''), she brushes it off with an excuse, gets angry at them for "telling me how to do my job", or just plain talks over them. Her character profile makes special mention of it.
* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: Although she claims to know and see everything, it's shown in rather goofy ways that that this is probably not quite true. She at least tries to give a good reason for this though.
* TheObiWannabe: For a mystical guide, she is stunningly bad at her job. It doesn't go without notice or comment by the protagonists themselves.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Rosemaster is defeated, she performs the usual ceremony, handing the Hero the Disaster Stone of the just defeated boss. But right when she is in the middle of it, the stone dissolves right in her hands, and the Nightmare Knight appears right before her, leading to an expression of pure panic.]]
* ThePowerOfCreation: She is said to be responsible for the creation of the Dream Sword. She is known to have created Intermezzo, a sound proof wall with a talking gate created to stop a long time feud.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's thousands of years old, but doesn't have a single wrinkle.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:When Nightmare Knight materializes right in front of her, she abandons the heroes with a quick bye.]]
* {{Seers}}: Called the "Dream Oracle". Except not, since it's hinted that she's rather incompetent.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: At the end of Chapter 2, the heroes assume that [[spoiler:she put up the barrier which saved Trebleopolis. Oracle quickly agrees and plays it off like she can do that, but only as a last resort. Except she's giving every tell imaginable for lying--no eye contact, sweating, looking panicky, stammering--and the barrier was starry and purple, not blue]].
* TeleportersAndTransporters: She has demonstrated the ability to teleport.
* ThirdEye: She has a very expressive third eye on the center of her head. It conveys her reputation for "seeing all", including the future.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Head to toe blue, complete with blue skin and a billowy blue dress.

[[folder: Chardonnay]]

A small fairy-like assistant of the Dream Oracle. She's sweet and sincere to contrast her more... dismissive boss.
* BeleagueredAssistant: She cleans the Dream Oracle's toilet, for example. [[spoiler:[[ Eventually she lets out exactly how she feels about her boss]]]].
* TheCutie: Very sweet and compassionate toward the Legendary Heroes.
* ExpositionFairy: Starts to deliver a speech about the Nightmare Knight and his Disaster Masters, until Nautilus tells her she (sort of) already explained it to Cucumber.
* RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler:After keeping her feelings suppressed for so long, she finally expresses how much she hates the Dream Oracle and how she resents being used like an errand girl while her boss does literally nothing. Cuco and friends agree with her]].
* SayingTooMuch: Accidentally blurts out the fact that [[spoiler: Nightmare Knight has been resurrected 100 times]] to our heroes.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: She is the only one of her kind seen in the story and it's unknown if there are others.

[[folder:Commander Caboodle]]

->''"Justice Log 5707. After his sudden crash-landing on a distant planet, the Champion of Justice makes contact with two strange alien creatures.”''

An intrepid hero from space, presently visiting the planet of the "rabbit children".

* AscendedExtra: Had small roles in Chapters 1 and 2, but took a larger role in the interlude between Chapters 2 and 3 and is a major character in Chapter 3.
* BigDamnHeroes: He jumps in out of nowhere to save Nautilus just before Rosemaster can squeeze her to death.
* BoundAndGagged: By [[spoiler: Cosmo, in the Chapter 2 interlude.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Most of his actions are accompanied with the word '''JUSTICE''', including attacks. He actually uses [[ObfuscatingStupidity this to trick Rosemaster, making her anticipate a tackle while he's actually just going for a dodge.]]
* CaptainsLog: The Justice Log, as seen in his quote above.
* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: A parody of space heroes.
* EyesAlwaysShut: When his mask is removed. [[WordofGod Gigi confirmed on twitter that his "beautiful eyes" will never be seen.]]
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: We get a [[ close-up]] of his "I Heart Justice" boxers in Chapter 3.
* IComeInPeace: Says this when introducing himself to Cucumber and Nautilus.
* IncomingHam: Enters the comic with a dramatic speech. And this is ''before'' he realized there was anyone there to actually hear it.
* LargeHam: Very theatrical.
** Naturally, when his ship crashes onto Legato's property, he's the perfect man to read the opening narration for ''Magnificent Prince Crescendo'', and [[ChewingTheScenery he really throws himself into the role]].
* LanternJawOfJustice: He has a ''very'' prominent chin cleft.
* RealMenWearPink: A very prominent color in his ensemble.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Cat ears instead of rabbit ears... implying that somebody ''else'' is an alien, as well.

[[folder: "Steve"]]

A mysterious entity who looks a lot like the Nightmare Knight, but is a lot more amicable. Besty calls him Steve.
* EyelessFace: Steve's only facial feature is his big goofy grin and he jokingly lampshades that he has no eyes.
* {{Foil}}: Has many contrasting features to Nightmare Knight. While Nightmare Knight only has visible eyes, Steve has only a visible grin. He's alot more cheery and energetic while Nightmare Knight is calm and soft-spoken. And while Nightmare Knight has a rather top-heavy design, Steve legs are noticeably bulky compared to his arms and torso.
* NiceGuy: Is kind and supportive to Besty.
* {{Revenge}}: At the end of Chapter 4, he tells Thebestmaster that he wants to exact this as soon as they're out of the hole and in Dreamside. On what, he doesn't say.
* SlasherSmile: Since his mouth is his only means of emotional expression, his grin contorts when he mentions his aforementioned plans of revenge.
* WalkingSpoiler: Even more so than The Forsaken Master/Besty.

!!Doughnut Kingdom

[[folder:Princess Parfait]]


->''"Oh la la. I wonder if the ze Kingdom will be all right."''

The Princess locked in the castle, and Sir Carrot's damsel fair. Currently withstanding the occupation of her castle by Cordelia & co., and reminding the BLT Trio that a Princess is always a Princess -- and that means, not to be messed with!

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Asks quite a few to the Nightmare Knight [[spoiler: which break down his psychological defenses.]]
* BefriendingTheEnemy: Played for comedy when Princess Parfait [[spoiler: says “she's happy to have made a new friend” out of the Nightmare Knight. This is utterly baffling to The Nightmare Knight who is so used to everyone fearing him for being the main villain that it leads to his first NotSoStoic moment in the comic. Parfait mistakenly taking this for meaning he doesn't know what the word friendship means draws up some pictures of them having fun to try and explain to him what friendship is. Then when the Nightmare Knight says he doesn't desire her friendship he ends up doing something friendly for her anyway when he secretly takes her letter that she wanted him to deliver to Carrot.]]
* ChekhovsGun:
** Her second character card says that her inventory contains a children's book. It appears in the comic during the Chapter 3 interlude [[spoiler:to help Parfait empathize with Nightmare Knight]].
** Likewise, her letter and locket mentioned in said character card play an important role later on. [[spoiler:In Chapter 3, the letter lets Carrot know how much Parfait loves him despite his cowardice, giving him a massive confidence boost. And their shared lockets magically empowers him through ThePowerOfLove and transforms Carrot into a true KnightInShiningArmor]].
* ColorMotif: Lots of pinks and reds, traditionally cheerful and soft colors. [[spoiler:Nightmare Knight being surrounded by pinks while making cookies and desserts shows that her influence reached him quite a bit]].
* DamselInDistress: Trapped in the castle and under guard, awaiting rescue from Carrot. However, the solitude, as well as [[{{Jerkass}} Tomato]]'s advances, makes her feel lonely and desiring companionship [[spoiler:which drove her to try befriend Nightmare Knight. She succeeds]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: Tries to do this in Chapter 2's Interlude, and almost makes it, but the Nightmare Knight finds her and takes her back to her room.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Her name is based off a type of French dessert.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: ''Oh yes.'' Not only is she the LoveInterest for Carrot [[spoiler:which helps boost Carrot's magical transformation into a literal KnightInShiningArmor]], but she also shows compassion to Nightmare Knight [[spoiler:and consequently becomes one of the few people he has a soft spot for]].
* {{Expy}}: She's quite like Princess Peach, more specifically from her ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' incarnation, down to trying to befriend the "enemy" and having intermissions between chapters focusing on her. Gigi has confirmed that her interactions with [[spoiler: the Nightmare Knight]] are inspired by Peach and TEC's in ''The Thousand Year Door'', [[FixFic minus TEC's voyeurism]].
* GildedCage: She's been trapped in her room for the entirety of the story. Her room that is filled with luxury items and comfy chairs.
* GratuitousFrench: Sometimes slips French words into her speech, and speaks with a French accent, "like zis", though this is downplayed as the comic goes on. Her original character portrait even lists it as her most powerful stat; the re-done portrait, as seen above, instead [[ spells out "BON(JOUR)" with the stars]].
* LadyAndKnight: The Lady to Carrot's Knight.
* LoveLetter: Writes one to Carrot while she's imprisoned. [[spoiler:Nightmare Knight delivers the letter to Carrot in secret. It has a huge impact when it finally gets to him.]]
* MeaningfulName: Not only is Parfait a French dessert, but it is also the French word for "Perfect."
* MementoMacGuffin: A wishing star gave Sir Carrot and Princess Parfait a pair of magic pendants that would always keep them together, no matter how far apart. Hers takes the form of a carrot to represent Sir Carrot. [[spoiler:The lockets later help Carrot transform into a KnightInShiningArmor through ThePowerOfLove]].
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:To the Nightmare Knight, who is becoming more sympathetic the more he interacts with her.]]
* NiceHat: Her hat resembles a dollop of whipped cream with chocolate shavings and strawberries on it.
* OddFriendship: She considers the [[spoiler: Nightmare Knight]] of all people to be a friend.
* PrincessesPreferPink: She's pink (and red) all over the place.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Of the sweet and romantic variety.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: At least, to the BLT Trio. Justified, as the BLT Trio turned on their rightful king to help a usurper, and act like total jerks to Parfait, Tomato in particular.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Princess Parfait tries to trick Tomato by putting on an act of distress, claiming she dropped her necklace in the garden, and needs a "big strong man" to retrieve it - flattery playing on his tendency to make romantic advances toward her so that he'll leave the door unguarded. At first this doesn't work, as Tomato acts TooDumbToFool, but when she offers a kiss as a reward, he immediately falls for it. [[spoiler:By contrast, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness her attempts to make friends with the Nightmare Knight are completely genuine]], which says something about just what a big jerk Tomato is.]]

[[folder:King Croissant]]

Father of Parfait and the good-natured King of Doughnut Kingdom.
* BumblingDad: While the Doughnut Kingdom is quite peaceful, {{Word Of God}} tells us that he's too trusting for his own good. He doesn't have that high standards for knighthood, which leads to quick turncoating when Cordelia takes over.
* EdibleThemeNaming: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A croissant, a type of french pastry.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:He is ready to lick his way out of his cell to save his daughter. The floor is candy, but still...]]
* GratuitousFrench: Like Parfait. Seems to run in the family.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: [[spoiler: He begs to see Parfait with this after his {{Taken For Granite}} status ends. Peridot complies, and he's becomes her personal patissiere.]]
* TakenForGranite: Was turned to a peridot statue when Cordealia took over Caketown Castle. [[spoiler: The extra comic in Cucumber Quest Book 2 shows us that it was only temporary.]]
* TrulySingleParent: To Parfait.



->''"BAH! School, shmool! When's the last time you heard of a legendary hero going to school?!"''

Father of Cucumber and Almond, husband to Bagel, a smooth-talker, a Palace employee, and a total jerk.
* AccidentalTruth: He claims he was pulling Cucumber's leg when he previously told him that the family had a legacy of heroism, which is in fact true.
* BumblingDad: He isn't the greatest father, but he does seem to genuinely love his kids. He's just more occupied in getting money.
* CherryBlossoms: There are flower petals floating around him dramatically on the panel where he tells Cucumber that "the men of our family have been legendary heroes for generations".
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Cabbage is very skinny, while Bagel is more pudgy. This is probably to contrast his wife Bagel both in appearance and personality. Since he acts like a pushy jerk to his kids, and Bagel is more cheery.
* CrazyPrepared: He has a cucumber flower prepared for Cucumber in the Princess R contest. [[JerkAss In order to get]] [[ButtMonkey him]] [[JerkAss beaten up.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: He has only opened them when getting really intense.
* TheGadfly: He's always messing with Cucumber seemingly just for kicks, such as pretending not to recognize him in the Flower Kingdom or joking that he doesn't remember the name of Cucumber's grandpa (that is, his own father).
* {{Greed}}:
** It's a RunningGag that he's quite money-obsessed. His favorite books include ''Get Paid'', ''Get More Paid'', and ''The Importance of Being Paid'', and his mini print features him triumphantly holding up a wad of bills. He also pretty much lives at his work.
** In the Language of Flowers, his name, Cabbage [[ means "Profit"]]. When this was pointed out to Gigi on twitter she was surprised and laughed about how perfect it fit. So it's really just a funny coincidence how that worked out.
* {{Jerk|ass}}face: His son is going to be a hero, whether he wants it or not.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His tactics are questionable (he suggests CHEATING to Cucumber to pass a spelling test) but he clearly wants his children to succeed and heroically saved Bagel when they were in High School.
** Another time he went to Cucumber's school to give him the book report that Cucumber accidentally left at the table during breakfast.
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: He's been in Cordelia's Dungeon for the duration of the story. [[CardboardPrison He could leave at any time]], but he seems to like it there. It helps that he's had time to redecorate. [[spoiler: And then he ACTUALLY leaves the prison for good since there's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny no money to be made by staying there.]]]]
* MoneyFetish: The accruement of more and more wealth seems to be his sole motivation for existing. Gigi even (reluctantly) drew a sketch for a fan of [[ Cabbage sleeping with a body pillow, itself printed with a drawing of himself hugging a 100-dollar bill]].
* ParentalFavoritism: He thinks his son is a wimp and doesn't even know what his proper age is, apparently thinking Cucumber is still nine. He much prefers his adventurous daughter.
* PetTheDog: Bagel genuinely loves him dearly, and says that he's kinder than he seems. Literally, as stated on the April Fool's Day 2013 character page:
-->'''Bacon:''' One time I saw him out on a balcony tossing money to the ducks. I asked him why and he just patted me on the head and walked away.
* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Apparently has the title 'Lord' in King Croissant's court, but what he actually does is never made clear. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [[ShrugOfGod Gigi]] in Cabbage's [[ old character bio.]]


->''"I'm sure the school will let you re-enroll once you're done saving the kingdom!"''

Mother of Cucumber and Almond, wife to Cabbage. Encourages Cucumber to follow his dreams -- as long as his dreams are becoming the Legendary Hero and giving up his dreams of magic school.

* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Bagel is more pudgy while Cabbage is very skinny. This is probably to contrast her husband Cabbage both in appearance and personality. Since he acts like a pushy jerk to his kids, and Bagel is more of a loving, and cheery mother.
* {{Housewife}}: Married to Cabbage, and stays home to take care of the house. She doesn't even leave to go to Caketown castle to check on Cabbage, opting to send Cucumber to do it instead.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: She notes that she was "quite the cutiepie" in a flashback to how she met Cabbage.
* NiceHat: It's [[CaptainObvious a bagel]].
* RescueRomance: Cabbage saved her from a JerkJock--or rather, tried to, and got beaten up. Still, she was impressed enough that they started dating.

[[folder: The Bakerette Sisters]]

->'''Baguette:''' You meathead! Were you even watching where you were going, man?!\\
'''Tartelette:''' You really ought to be more careful, hon. I don't want to be nasty, but--\\
'''Baguette:''' Are you kidding me, Tartelette?! Our lives were riding on that cake, man! Get nasty!

A pair of sisters who run the Bakerette Bakery in Caketown.

* EarlyBirdCameo: You can see Tartelette decorating a cake in their shop when Cucumber first travels to the Caketown Castle.
* EdibleThemeNaming: They're both named after baked goods, Baguette after a type of french bread and Tartelette is derived from 'tart'.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: They get back to running their bakery while out heroes leave for bigger adventures. [[spoiler: The extra comic in Cucumber Quest Book One tells us that they're going to face some competition in the baking world]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Baguette and Tartelette, respectively.
* VerbalTic: Baguette uses 'man' and Tartelette uses 'hon' very frequently in their speech, to address other characters or just for the heck of it.

!!Ripple Kingdom

[[folder:Queen Conch]]

->''"We are in your debt."''

Mother of Nautilus, she is initially seen when kidnapped by Splashmaster, who mistook her for her daughter.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Queen Conch is more on the pudgy side, while her husband, King Kelp, is rather skinny.
* DamselInDistress: When She was first introduced she was already mistakenly kidnapped by Splashmaster (who thought that a Queen was just an "older, fatter princess" and interchangeable). And she's clearly screaming in distress.
* ScreamingWoman: She's brought into Splashmaster's lair screaming in fear.
* ThemeNaming: She's named after a Conch seashell. It goes with the Ripple Kingdom's tropical beach themes.

[[folder:King Kelp]]

->''"Everyone forgets things sometimes!"''

The jolly King of the Ripple Kingdom. He's kind of a goofy nerd. His interests include magic, foreign food, and ancient mythology about the ''Legendary Hero''.
* BenevolentMageRuler: He's a Kind King who practices magic. Since the heroes are the ones tasked to save his Kingdom though we don't get to see him use magic much. But he does teach Cucumber a magic spell and taught Nautilus her magic.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a goofy and eccentric guy but also a BenevolentMageRuler who rules fairly. How powerful he is is ambiguous but in a bonus comic Peridot throws a tantrum and tosses her stone spell everywhere, King Kelp deflects her magic with ease.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: King Kelp is rather skinny, while his wife Queen Conch is more pudgy.
* LargeHam: He enjoys his theatrics.
* ManChild: For a King he's very goofy and childish.
* OpenMindedParent: He happily allows Nautilus to join Cucumber, Almond, and Carrot on their quest.
* ThemeNaming: Named after Kelp. It goes with how the Ripple Kingdom is tropical beach themed.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[ Word of god says]] his moustache makes him look older than he really is.

!!Melody Kingdom

[[folder:Queen Cymbal]]

->''"When she’s worked up, she yells so loud, the SPACE Kingdom can hear her! It’s CRAZY! I dunno where she GETS IT FROM!!!”''

The easily excitable Queen of the Melody Kingdom, and Princess Piano's Mom. We meet her on her birthday, and our heroes forgot to bring her gifts!
* BlackBeadEyes: Her eyes are small black ovals.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Queen Cymbal is a lot curvier than her TallDarkAndHandsome husband, [[ King Clarinet.]]
* LargeHam: She can be pretty goofy and loud when she's excited. Appropriate, since she's based on the loud cymbals.

[[folder: King Clarinet]]

->''"Yes, dear. Please sit down."''

The not as easily excited King of the Melody Kingdom. He's Princess Piano's Dad, and he's not much of a talker. In fact he's so quiet we had to ask Gigi to learn his name!
* AllThereInTheManual: We never learn Clarinet's name in the comic proper. Instead the audience was informed about it through [[ Gigi's tumblr]].
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Clarinet is very tall and thin in contrast to his wife Queen Cymbal who is a lot curvier.
* DullSurprise: During scenes where his wife is upset and Piano is kidnapped he reacted with a very mild expression that's clearly concern and/or surprise, but still very subdued. Seems to be done intentionally as it makes him appear aloof, and it contrasts his wife who is a lot more expressive than he is.
* TheQuietOne: He rarely talks. The few times we've seen him doing so it's been comforting Queen Cymbal or asking her to relax.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's tall with dark hair, black and gray clothes, has the mustache some of these characters tend to have. Piano seems to have inherited her Dad's good looks.

[[folder:Princess Piano]]

->''"Mom, Dad, can you hear me? I don’t know what they’re going to do to me, and it’s COLD HERE AND MY MAKEUP’S RUINED, AND MOM’S CONCERT IS RUINED AND I WANT TO GO HOME I HATE THIS I HATE THIS I HATE THIS I HAAAAAATE THIIIIIIIS”''

Don't let the demure and maidenly mien of this princess fool you -- the princess of the Melody Kingdom is notorious for her terrible temper tantrums. It's said she has the fairest voice in all of Dreamside -- and the worst scream, too!

* AllThereInTheManual: Gigi's tumblr states that the Princesses regularly hangout with each other, which explains why she reacted so much when she thought Nautilus was dead.
* BigNo: [[spoiler: Delivers one when it looks like [[ Nautilus has been blasted by Noisemaster.]]]]
* CuteButCacophonic: Princess Piano has a reputation for being very enchanting, and having the most beautiful singing voice in all of Dreamside. ... Get her hollering though, and OH BOY, she yells so loud even the ''Space'' Kingdom can hear her.
* DamselInDistress: Noisemaster and Mutemaster imprisoned her, and she's screaming in distress when we find out.
* DissonantSerenity: The only thing more startling then her screaming is when she... just ''[[ doesn't]]''. Gigi was even concerned that her facial expression might've been [[NightmareFuel unintentionally disturbing]] to her readers.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Gender-inverted; they're both based on, and named after instruments that can be horribly loud - Piano has inherited her mother's tendencies for drama and volume.
* MeaningfulName: Zig-zagged. Her moniker is an Italian musical term meaning "softly" or "quietly", and the ''instrument'' piano is actually short for "''pianoforte''", "soft ''and'' loud". While she is extremely quiet normally, [[TheScream get her going...]]
* MusicalThemeNaming: Her name as noted above is a musical term.
* PerformanceAnxiety: [[ She had a real bad case of this as a kid.]] But she was able to get over it thanks to Ametrine and hasn't had it since.
* TheScream: Queen Cymbal says that once she starts hollering, she can be heard all the way up in the ''Space Kingdom''.
* ScreamingWoman: When she's captured by Noisemaster most of her dialogue is screaming. Though the other characters note she'll get to hollerin' if something makes her upset.
* StraightGay: Piano is shown to have romantic feelings for Ametrine, and WordOfGod [[ specifies her orientation as gay.]]
* TensionCuttingLaughter: When Piano jokes that Carrot better hurry and rescue Princess Parfait before he becomes an ''ex-boyfriend'', she laughs heartily and ribs him with her elbow to try and take the edge off. This didn't work, because Carrot still looked a bit downcast afterward both from his situation, and himself being made fun of.

[[folder: Lute]]

->''"I didn't raise a bully - and I KNOW I didn't raise a bully who can't apologize."''

The mayor of Organetto, a town the heroes passed through on the way to confront Noisemaster. Despite her best attempts, she's been unable to protect the citizens from Count Legato, and was eventually spirited away by him along with Cucumber and co. She first appears in [[ page 383]].

* AdultFear: Her son, Mandolin, was kidnapped by Count Legato. [[spoiler:Later on, she discovers that Mandolin had been bullying other kids behind her back]].
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Her cloak makes her look exactly like her namesake instrument.
* BlindingBangs: Her fringe sometimes hides her glasses.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Inverted. [[spoiler:She angrily scolds Mandolin for bullying Panpipe, thus leading to the Count Legato situation, and pulls on her son's ears to hammer it in. Her speech even serves as her folder quote]].
* EarAche: [[spoiler:She gives her son Mandolin quite an ear-pulling when she learns he had been bullying Panpipe]].
* IHaveYourWife: Legato kidnapped her son, Mandolin. She eventually gets him back.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: She's a mayor, not a poet. Despite living in a music-themed town, it doesn't seem to be her forte.
* IntheHood: Her lute-themed cloak has a hood that she always wears on her head.
* PainfulRhyme: In-universe example. Her limerick about the legend of Count Legato is rather mediocre, much to Cuco and party's dismay.
* ParrotPetPosition: When she's cast as a plant in Legato's play she also gets [[ a fat little bird for her shoulder]], which sticks around [[ after Legato's magic is undone.]]
* PeekABangs: Her bangs occasionally obscure her glasses.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's a smart and reliable Mayor, able to patch things up when the main conflict subsides. [[spoiler:When she learns that ''[[KidsAreCruel her own son]]'' was the reason why the whole Legato incident happened, she angrily chastises him for his behavior and makes him apologize to Panpipe]].
* StoicSpectacles: A female example.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She initially comes off as a bit cold, but she's quite pleasant (and adorably awkward) once the heroes get to know her.
** She also loves her son Mandolin dearly, and was distraught when Legato kidnapped him.. [[spoiler:but when she learns he's been bullying other children, particularly one as small and weak as Panpipe, she is ''furious'']].
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler:When she gets angry at Mandolin for bullying Panpipe, her glasses doesn't show her expression... but the background turns a deep crimson red, showing just how ''furious'' she is]].
* TrulySingleParent: For her son, Mandolin. Her husband is nowhere to be found.


A nerdy, meek rabbit boy who lives in Organetto.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Of the real Count Legato, not that he knew it. The monocle he wore contained Legato's magic, allowing Panpipe to transform into a younger facsimile of him]].
* TheDogBitesBack: The humiliation Panpipe received at school was so damaging that he ran away [[spoiler:to the real Count Legato's mansion just to be alone, when he found Legato's contact lens and put it on, causing him to transform into a younger version of Legato]]. He later came back to have his revenge [[spoiler:on Mandolin, his school bully, and kidnapped everyone in Organetto to be a part of his play so he could receive endless adoration and praise]]. However, it's deconstructed [[spoiler:as Panpipe's actions, even though Mandolin was wrong to bully him, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass made him worse as his tormentor. Mandolin is surely going to be punished by [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure his mother]], but]] Panpipe is also made to apologize to Nautilus [[spoiler:for forcing her into a play against her will]].
* EasilyForgiven: Somewhat. Lute and the others are sympathetic to Panpipe once his motives were revealed [[spoiler:(with Lute being angry with [[KidsAreCruel her son]])]], but Lute makes him apologize to Nautilus [[spoiler:because he still forced her to love him and become a part of his play]].
* {{Gonk}}: Downplayed - Panpipe's glasses, braces, and pimply face make him look much more awkward than the other kids, but he's still as cute as you'd expect a little rabbit nerd in suspenders to be.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: At first. [[spoiler:His entire reason for putting on the real Count Legato's contact lens. He only received ridicule and humiliation from Mandolin when he tried being himself, so he used Count Legato's magic to transform himself into someone better and force ''everybody'' to love him]]. Nautilus later deconstructs it by describing how pathetic it actually makes him look, and sets him straight by telling Panpipe although some people may still hate him for whatever reason, it won't be so bad if you stay true to yourself.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers one half of his glasses. [[spoiler:He also has this as Count Legato]].
* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: Subverted. [[spoiler:The humiliation Panpipe received from Mandolin at school drove him to become Count Legato]].
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: He's a head shorter than Nautilus [[spoiler:once his (taller) Count Legato guise is dropped]].
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:A bullied nerd who became Count Legato because he just wanted to be praised and adored, rather than the meek kid whom everyone picks on]].
* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:For Mandolin, who bullied him in school. Panpipe is angry for the way he treated him, but Mandolin barely remembers him as "that nerd" and brushes off his bullying as not serious]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Especially [[spoiler:his connection to Count Legato]].


The young son of Lute. He was kidnapped by Count Legato, necessitating the heroes' need to find and rescue him.
* TheBully: [[spoiler:Was this for Panpipe, whom he humiliated in school. Part of why Legato kidnapped Mandolin is so that Panpipe could get payback for what he did]].
* DistressedDude: As stated above, he was kidnapped by Count Legato, and the heroes had to go rescue him.
* EarAche: Subjected to one by his own mother [[spoiler:when she finds he had been bullying students behind her back]].
* KidsAreCruel: [[spoiler:He was responsible for Panpipe turning into Count Legato when he humiliated Panpipe in school. Panpipe ran away to the real Count Legato's abandoned mansion, and that was where he found the contact lens that transformed him into Legato's likeliness. When Lute finds out what was her son was doing, she is ''furious''.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: He was given a particularly humiliating role in Legato's play, being put in a change with a banner that said "Ugly Boy" while everyone jeered at him [[spoiler:because he previously subjected Panpipe to a similar humiliation at school. And when Mandolin's mother finds out, she angrily pulls on her son's ears and proceeds to give him the scolding of his life]].
* MeaningfulName: Like his mother, Lute, he's named after a musical instrument.
* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: [[spoiler:Subverted; his bullying led to Panpipe becoming Count Legato. Once his mother finds out what he was doing in school, she proceeds to pull on her son's ears and give a scathing lecture on his behavior]].
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:His bullying of Panpipe led to the latter finding the real Count Legato's contact lens, which led to Panpipe transforming...]]

!!Flower Kingdom

[[folder: Mr. R]]

->''"Call me 'R' for '''revitalized''', darlings."''

The editor-in-chief of R Magazine and the "king" of fashion in Dreamside. He appears in [[ page 531]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Seems to be a believer of the fact, seeing how he gets inspired to throw the contest for "Princess R".
* CoolShades: Always wears a fabulous pair of sunglasses. [[spoiler:Even as he and Azalea reveal themselves to be Brambleby and Saturday, respectively]].
* FashionDesigner: [[ "I ~always~ set the dress code."]]
* FashionMagazine: Editor-in-chief of the biggest one in Dreamside.
* TheFashionista: A rare male example, he is the "king" of fashion after all. His first line of actual dialogue is saying he hates Cucumber's sweater.
* GardenGarment: Like many in the Flower Kingdom, Mr. R wears plant themed accessories. Specifically a big leaf with flowers pistils on on it. Along with hair he's specifically styled to look flower themed.
* GivenNameReveal: Rubus [[spoiler:Brambleby]].
* LargeAndInCharge: A big, burly guy, and the top authority in the Flower Kingdom through sheer influence.
* LargeHam: A bit more refined than Commander Caboodle, but just as hammy. [[spoiler:A complete reversal of his role as a silent assistant, which Azalea takes up due to Rosemaster's influence]].
* NiceShoes: Purple pumps; they get their own frame in his establishing shots.

[[folder: Azalea]]
-> ''"..."''

Mr. R's quiet assistant. She appears in [[ page 531]].
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Was brainwashed by Rosemaster for the greater half of Chapter 3 into stealing the Hocus Crocus and helping Rosemaster gain power. ]]
* CoolShades: Wears them until [[spoiler: she regains her memory of being the Flower Kingdom Princess. ]]
* FacialMarkings: The black patterns on her [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism skin... fur... surface]] resemble vines with leaves, with flowers on the right side of her jaw and her left eye. They should make her easily recognizable, but context changes a lot.
* HasTwoMommies: Daddies, in this case - [[spoiler:they're Aster and Sunflower.]]
* KingIncognito: The heroes first meet her under the guise of [[spoiler:Saturday]].
* PinkIsFeminine: Has pink hair, and wears a pink suit as Mr. R's assistant. [[spoiler:Her true self as the Flower Kingdom's princess has her don a pink, flowery dress. Her guise as Saturday averts this]].
* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: [[spoiler: Seemingly an expressionless assistant to Mr. R, she's revealed to be the actual princess who was brainwashed alongside all of her subjects.]]
* SmokeOut: [[spoiler:At the end of Chapter 3, she throws down a smoke bomb and makes off with Almond's sword in true Saturday fashion while everyone's distracted. [[UngratefulBastard This was after the heroes saved her and her family from Rosemaster's influence]]]].
* StoicSpectacles: As Mr. R's assistant, she barely emoted, wore sunglasses, and communicated with silent gestures. [[spoiler:A reversal of how Mr. R/Brambleby behaved as Saturday's assistant]].
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:Shortly after the heroes break her and her kingdom free from Rosemaster's MindControl, she steals the Dream Sword and rubs it in their faces, much to said heroes' chagrin]].

[[folder: Aster and Sunflower]]
->'''Sunflower:''' It's fab, sir.\\
'''Aster:''' It's SO fab, sir.

Mr. R's two assistants who at times act as his spokespeople.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Both of them.
** The pale-skinned Aster is named after the purple flower whose name is derived from the Greek word "ἀστήρ" (star). He has purple hair [[spoiler:and when he's revealed as king, he wears purple robes that have a space/star motif]].
** Sunflower has dark skin and yellow hair like his namesake flower. [[spoiler:When he's revealed as king, he wears green robes that have sunflowers all over it]].
* EyesAlwaysShut: Aster. Strangely, he can see just fine even with glasses.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Sunflower, based on the yellow petals and dark "face" of his namesake flower.
* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoiler:They were subjected to this by Rosemaster, forgetting they ruled the Flower Kingdom and had a daughter, Azalea. Instead, they were assistants and spokespeople for Mr. R/Brambleby. After Rosemaster was defeated by Carrot, Aster expresses regret for forgetting about Azalea completely]].
* OpenMindedParent: They consider their daughters' [[spoiler:thieving escapades as Saturday]] to be a "phase", as though it's no more unusual an act of teen rebellion than shaving one's head.
* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: [[spoiler:''King'' Aster, ''King'' Sunflower.]]
* SharpDressedMan: Both of then wear suits, just like their boss, [[TheFashionista Mr. R]]. [[spoiler:It's actually due to Rosemaster's influence. Once she is defeated, both Aster and Sunflower reveal themselves as the true kings, and start wearing royal robes to go along with their status]].
* WalkingSpoiler: It's hard to bring them up [[spoiler:without revealing their status as the Flower Kingdom's true rulers, and their relation to Princess Azalea/Saturday as her fathers]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Aster has purple hair, reminiscent of his namesake flower.

[[folder: The Guardener]]
-> ''"I am far more fearsome than any Disaster Master..."''

The caretaker of the garden of Queen Lotus. He does not appreciate trespassers.
* {{Bathos}}[=/=]TheComicallySerious: He's a "horrific-looking" ancient guardian who's a match for the Disaster Masters... who also likes puns as much as the next Dreamsider and gets upset when his are misunderstood. And the horrific-looking part? See below.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Because RealityHasNoSubtitles, announcing his name as the caretaker of a garden just makes the heroes go "well of course he's a gardener."
--> '''The Guardener:''' ''NO IT'S LIKE THE WORD "GUARD" AND''--you know, forget it.
* FacialHorror: Boasts that even Rosemaster is horrified by his visage. [[spoiler: Probably has something to do with the UncannyValley.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Often has one eye gleaming brightly and sinisterly from under his hood. [[spoiler:It's because of the way his head is laid out. ''Only'' one eye can visibly gleam at once.]]
* GreenThumb: Able to control the plant minions he calls Guardlings. However, Rosemaster brainwashed some of them to turn them into her Roselings. Or at least, [[UnreliableNarrator so he claims]].
* InTheHood: Wears a hooded cloak, hiding his face in shadow.
* LostInCharacter: [[spoiler:His role as the Nightmare Knight on ''Punisher Pumice'' has him in act in character 24/7, which is somewhat offputting to his higher ups.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:His rather callous treatment of the Roselings led to them siding with Rosemaster, who treated them very kindly. Almond, off the heels of being rendered BrainwashedAndCrazy by Rosemaster, refused to believe it was true]].
* NightmareFace: In-universe, his face inspires immediate disgust and horror in everyone who witnesses it, [[spoiler:even the Nightmare Knight]].
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: [[spoiler: Like most residents of Dreamside, he's some kind of bunny person. But instead of "anthropomorphic cartoon bunny", his face is a regular rabbit's drawn in a photorealistic style.]]
* PungeonMaster: Drops plant related ones, so much that his own Guardlings comment in shame and disbelief. Even he comments on the [[PunnyName punny nature]] of his own name.
* PunnyName: Get it? ''Guardener?''
* SpecialPersonNormalName: The terrifying gardener of the Rose Kingdom, whose name is revealed to be... [[spoiler:Gary]].

!!Crystal Kingdom

%%[[folder:Queen Sapphire]]

%%[[folder:King Ruby]]

[[folder: Princess Ametrine]]

The Crystal Kingdom's princess. Mentioned by Princess Piano in the Melody Kingdom intermission, we finally got to meet her on [[ page 734]].

* DelinquentHair: A sizable purple mohawk.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Annie", by her mother the queen.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Piano certainly likes her, and Almond had blushed when she first met her.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Her weapon of choice are brass knuckles.
* MeaningfulName: She was named after ametrine gemstones to go with the precious stone theme of the Crystal Kingdom.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She makes it perfectly clear that she's setting off to stop Quakemaster, and was about to do so just as Cucumber and crew came to the Crystal Kingdom.

!!Sky Kingdom

[[folder: Princess Sunshine]]

->''"Thanks, Pal! You know I do my best."''

The princess from the Sky Kingdom. She's first seen in the chapter 2 epilogue [[ItMakesSenseInContext piloting]] [[AWizardDidIt the sun]]. She's very upbeat and good at her job.
* AdventurerOutfit: The Airman variant, fitting as her job involves flying. [[ItMakesSenseInContext The sun.]]
* ArtEvolution: Compare Gigi's [[ outdated design]] of her and the picture that shows up in extra content of Cucumber Quest Book One and her [[ first actual appearance in the story.]]
* MeaningfulName: It seems she got her name in the comic because it matches her job... which is literally bringing sunshine to Dreamside.
* YouthfulFreckles: She's a kid, and she probably got them from spending all that time under the sun.

[[folder: The Sun]]
->''"Wowie-wow! Another sunshiny, funshiny day!"''

The planet's sun. He's a hot air balloon.
* TheFaceOfTheSun: A smiling sun radiating sunshine over dreamside
* GoshDangItToHeck: When surprised or worried says "golly", "gee", and "gosh" a lot.
* WeirdSun: In Dreamside, the sun is piloted via air balloon to bring daylight to their world.

%%!!Space Kingdom

! Legendary Heroes

[[folder: Gherkin and Peanut]]

The first legendary hero and his sister, Cucumber and Almond's distant ancestors who defeated the Nightmare Knight 500,000 years ago.
* AllThereInTheManual: Haven't appeared in the comic except for the very brief appearance in the extras of Cucumber Quest Book One, but were shown on [[ Gigi's tumblr]] and have been mentioned occasionally on her twitter.
* DistressedDamsel: Peanut is mentioned to have likely been kidnapped at several points.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Named after food, the first of their line. Most notably, "gherkin" is a term for pickled ''cucumber''.
* {{Expy}}: Like all legendary heroes, they're similar to Cucumber and Almond, but Gherkin has Almond's personality. In fact, every BrotherSisterTeam that came after them has, by design, been selected based on their resemblance to Gherkin and Peanut, making this an InvertedTrope in-universe.
* TheHero: While every legendary hero and little sister fights and defeats the Disaster Masters, who are far from pushovers, Gherkin and Peanut somehow defeated [[EldritchAbomination the Nightmare Knight himself]] before he had any of his CharacterDevelopment or familiar NobleDemon qualities (i.e. [[NoNonsenseNemesis he was genuinely evil and actually trying to win]]). Since the Nightmare Knight had a HeelRealization immediately after being defeated by these two, every other pair of heroes has since achieved victory largely thanks to his [[OrcusOnHisThrone lack of motivation]].
* TheHerosJourney: [[WordOfGod According to Gigi]], their quest was a pretty standard rendition of this.
* IdenticalGrandson: They're more or less identical to Cucumber and Almond, with different hairstyles.
* PosthumousCharacter: They defeated the Nightmare Knight 500,000 years ago.

[[folder: Calabash and Walnut]]

The second legendary hero and his sister, who fought the Nightmare Knight and defeated him.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Like their present-day descendants, Calabash and Walnut are named after food - in this case, Calabash is named after a fruit, while Walnut is named after a nut.
* {{Expy}}: Calabash and Walnut are intentionally similar to Cucumber and Almond. From what's been seen, they're basically a gender-flipped edition of the present heroes, with Calabash being HotBlooded and Walnut voicing reservations about their quest.
* IdenticalGrandson: They're spitting images of Almond and Cucumber, albeit with different hair styles.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Calabash's distrust of the Nightmare Knight and not listening to Walnut led to more cycles of the Nightmare Knight and the Disaster Masters appearing, as well as causing the Nightmare Knight to give up on offers of peace]].
* PosthumousCharacter: They defeated the Nightmare Knight a long time ago, and have only shown up briefly in flashbacks.