Ah, Darkness Rising. You have enough characters to rival even Axis Powers Hetalia. Let's begin then...Utopia's End role-players, don't read anything past the folder that says "Utopia's End". It is likely to contain massive, most likely unmarked spoilers. (Particularly for Pike.) Read at your own risk.
"They stripped me of my humanity, I shall strip them of their lives."
The main protagonist of the series. He used to be human and lived in Neilville until some idiotic demon hunters killed him. They assumed he was a demon because he knew necromancy. He came back to life by selling his soul to become a reaper, then had to witness his family being killed. Now, he's trying to get revenge for his death, his family's death and for all the innocents killed.
Character Development: Starts out as a cocky, flirtatious guy with a love of dark humor that turned serious when needed. He eventually becomes more cynical, guarded and more dedicated to his girlfriend and his job.
Cooldown Hug: Given to Armageddon. Subverted, since it's just to restrain her.
Even Evil Has Standards: He's not the antagonist, but he's pretty... dark. "Killing innocents is the last thing I want to do." At one point, he's actually resentful for the people he has to kill! Really! He only kills them if ordered to or if they attack him first. He also hates to see people crying.
"Parents who don't care about their children aren't fit to call themselves parents. I feel sorry for you."
Evil Laugh: His laughs are usually normal though. This is when he lost it.
Heroic BSOD: If he's heroic to you. Still has one when illusion!Pike is "killed".
Took a Level in Badass: He invades a whole city with only skeletons to help him by the end of the first. In Scorched Earth, it's revealed that he was promoted to be an Angel of Death due to killing enough people.
Yandere/ Cute and Psycho: If you even attempt to touch Pike, he'll snap. No, actually before that. Just being near him can make him bloodthirsty. He became jealous when she and Yoshida were reuniting each other.
Pike: I'm so sorry! This is how I usually greet everyone.
Badass Adorable: Often attacked, but not afraid to fight for her life. She's not afraid to become suddenly cold at these enemies either. She even saves Neil herself!
Badass Decay: In Darkness Rising, she saves Neil multiple times and is shown being able to take care of herself. In Trilogy and Scorched though, she's not as effective as a fighter and becomes a Neutral Female. May be justified on how everyone else (especially Neil) got stronger.
Laire's a human who died while he was on a date with his girlfriend; A group of thugs killed both of them and raped her. A demon brought him back to life because his soul was not at rest. He killed them for revenge and now walks the earth as a revenant.
Why do we put so much detail and decoration into things that will ultimately be destroyed? And not just armor, or weapons, or other physical things, but things like relationships, and feelings? They are so fragile, so exposed to abuse and danger, yet when we see these things damaged, we are surprised, and we are hurt...Since when have I been a philosopher?
Berserk Button: Don't have someone control your body near him. Waking him up when he's sleeping isn't a good idea either.
BFS: Two. At least it explains why he's so muscled.
Character Development: Becomes less attached on his past and becomes inspired to follow his own interests. He also learns to accept that demons could be people too. After he deals with his other side, he becomes like the happy man "he was before."
Death Seeker: He says when he fights with Vandall that he only wanted a "good fight" and willingly allows for himself to be killed.
Named Weapons: The first two were called Rage and Hatred. The second pair is called Lyric and Carnage.
Evil Counterpart: To Neil, natch. Both of them surviving from their dead family? Both of them controlling dead armies? Their hair is even colored opposite from each other! At least Neil tries to hide his evil side, while he proudly show off his inner jerk. The more heroic one at least has positive motivation in life and something to love.
"It's ok child. Few on Earth remember our Lord. This is why he has turned from it. He cannot associate with the sin of this world. I am the Archangel Michael. Commander and General over all of God's armies. I am here to see if I can save mankind."
Improbable Aiming Skills: Surprisingly averted. Scorched Earth reveals that Allison misses 1/6 of the time and Jess misses half of the time. Sometimes you wonder why Jess is the leader if she has the crappiest aim.
A skeleton mouse that Neil picked up in the beginning of the story. It is brought to life by him on will. He usually uses it to check on what other people are doing. He thinks of it as one of his closest companions. Pike thinks it's cute.
No Name Given: Well, Pike was supposed to give it a name, but then she forgot.
Put on a Bus: Appears at the beginning of Scorched Earth and disappears.
A demon hunter who was told to report on the demon activity of Neilville. His friend died from their burning school in The Cleansing. He runs into Mozerth, then retreats from battle. He briefly runs into Hakumei, then disappears from the story.
BFG: Justified considering it has a flamethrower built in it.
First appeared in Scorched EarthThe death goddess and Neil's boss/mistress. She's often mentioned, but primarily shows up during Trilogy of Hell. Was supposed to have her reapers kill the survivors of Odin's apocalypse. She also may or may not be Odin's mother.