!Messiah Complex
!!Aidric Carter

Leader of the Messiah Complex and the most wanted man in the city, Aidric is trying for all intents and purposes to be the standard hero. A charismatic man and a powerful fighter, Aidric battles for truth, justice and all that is good and right in the world. Of course, he's also a hobo without a job and to say he's quirky would be putting it nicely. The man is childish at best, reckless and an absolute headache to many around him... but he's determined to save "his" city and that has to count for something, right?

!! Tropes:
* BerserkButton: Messing with anyone in the Messiah Complex, particularly Antoinette or Maitho.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Aidric may be an idiot, but he's a capable leader and extremely powerful. He's wanted for a reason.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Try to hit on Antoinette. No really, just try.
* ConfusionFu: One of his main talents.
* TheDeterminator
* GuileHero
* HamToHamCombat With Arco. And Dimitri. Okay, just... with everyone.
* TheHero: He sees himself as this.
** IdiotHero: But he's more like this... or is he?
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]
* HotBlooded
* IndyPloy: Aidric is the MASTER of this trope.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar
* LargeHam
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's not clear if Aidric's idiot tendencies are a ruse or not.
** GeniusDitz: The other explanation
* OlderThanTheyLook: Because of his powers
* PapaWolf: Do not mess with anyone in the Messiah Complex. Just don't. Particularly Antoinette, Clara, or Maitho.
* PaperThinDisguise: Is constantly using this. It works due to RuleOfFunny
** ClarkKenting: He manages to pull off a job at the Cafe on occasion through this
* ScarsAreForever
* SoulPower: Not the standard application of this trope, but his powers technically qualify as this.
** KiAttacks: Also falls into this.

!!Antoinette Richard

The owner of Cafe Richard where Aidric lives and where MC has chosen to locate their base. She is a saavy businesswoman, a hard worker, and does not take crap from anyone. She is cold, sarcastic, and doesn't open up easily. However, deep down, she cares deeply for everyone in the group. This is especially true for Clara and Aidric. Her power is to manipulate the wind, though she isn't much of a fighter.

!! Tropes:
* BelligerentSexualTension: First with Aidric, then with Price. She's hardly 'belligerent' with the latter now that they're dating.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: (Clockwork’s set of three female characters)
* BlowYouAway
* BrainyBrunette
* BrokenBird
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Her relationship with Aidric in a nutshell
* ChildhoodFriends: With Clara
* ClingyJealousGirl
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: [[spoiler: RelationshipUpgrade with Price later~]]
* MamaBear
* {{Meganekko}}
* OddCouple: Aidric and Ant, definitely.
* OnlySaneMan
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Back when she still had the cafe and was out and about.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Clara’s red
* TeamMom
* TheCynic
* {{Tsundere}}
* WellExcuseMePrincess
* WhatTheHellHero: Ant LIVES to enforce this trope
* WillTheyOrWontThey: First with Aidric, now with Price [[spoiler: For Price and Ant, they did.]]

!!Clara Mcculty

Substitute Gym teacher at SIN Academy, Member of Messiah Complex, and Aidric's personal sidekick, Clara is a ball of energy. She tends to just go with the flow of things, agreeing to whatever Aidric comes up with. She's a bit brighter than she seems and is a talented archer. She has power over plants, though she tries not to rely on that too much when fighting.

!! Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* ACupAngst
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* CloudCuckooLander
* CoolBigSis
* FieryRedhead
* GenkiGirl
* GreenThumb
* LethalChef: Everything she touches while in the kitchen explodes.
* MotorMouth
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Antoinette's Blue
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Cyrus on occasion
* ShipperOnDeck
* {{Sidekick}}: To Aidric
* SunnySunflowerDisposition
* {{Tomboy}}: Bit of a subversion, as she not only enjoys [[OneOfTheBoys playing sports and getting a little dirty]], but engages in more traditionally feminine pastimes such as designing clothes.

!!Dorian Smith

!! Tropes:
* ButWeUsedACondom: [[spoiler: Both he and Morgan were just as surprised.]]
* ClipboardOfAuthority: He's "just a desk clerk."
* [[spoiler: GoodParents: He seems rather keen on trying to be one from the start anyway.]]
* IfIt'sYouIt'sOkay: Valentine is the exception to his heterosexuality.
* TheMedic
* OnlySaneMan: A bit naive but still true.
* WhiteMage: Basically.

!!Haydn Elwood

A former Elite under the command of Ria Ackerly during her Wiseman years, Haydn was later imprisoned in the Tartarus after his serial murders in the Slums were found out. It was there that he met Maitho Savat, an informant to the Messiah Complex, and the two, following some unfortunate interactions, became "brothers" in prison. He was more than happy to be incidentally broken out of the Tartarus by the MC, and he has stayed steadfast by Maitho's side since their freedom.

!! Tropes:

* Asexuality
* [[spoiler: HonoraryUncle: to Rowan]]
* SerialKiller: Of the Hedonistic variety.
** KillerCop: Was this as an Elite until his crimes were discovered. Given that many Elite qualify for this, it can be assumed that Haydn got REALLY out of hand with his murders.

!!James Kincaid

!! Tropes:

* LadykillerInLove
* NiceHat
* StageMagician
* StreetUrchin: As a kid with Price.
** TheArtfulDodger

!!Lamont Price

Lamont Price, a normal with a special talent for making his own life forevermore complicated current is working the the Messiah Complex for reasons so simplistic that they hardly seem believable. He's quick to anger, and survives off his every-man instinct to get through the more difficult spots- though it's safe to say he needs to rely on others and swallow his pride time to time.

!! Tropes:

* TheAlcoholic: Of the functional variety
* BadAssBeard: Grows one after going underground with the Messiah Complex
* BadAssNormal
* FieryRedHead
* GrumpyOldMan: "Old" being still in his late twenties, but you wouldn't know that listening to him talk.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ask Ackerly
* OnlySaneMan: With Dorian, but the two still don't agree.
* StreetUrchin: As a kid with James.
** TheArtfulDodger

!!Maitho Savat/[[spoiler: Bianca Summers]]

A Normal born to Normals- not to mention, blind- Maitho has no illusions when it comes to his lot in life. It's an attitude that begs the question of just why he's decided to join the Messiah Complex in the first place. His true passion, however, is cultivating poisonous plants. [[spoiler: He also became a more than competent serial killer as the story continued, and he has no plans to stop any time soon.]]

!! Tropes:

* BerserkButton: Topics include Ethan, Valentine, Rebecca... cheating.
* TheChanteuse: As Buttercup (pre-Tartarus) [[spoiler: and later Bianca Summers (post-Tartarus)]]
* CrazyJealousGuy
* CreepyChild: He was certainly this. [[spoiler: His son, Rowan, was as well.]]
* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler: As Bianca Summers,]] although he used to be a legit DragQueen as Buttercup
* DissonantSerenity
* DudeLooksLikeaLady: Wouldn't you say so, Price? Evan?
* ElderAbuse: Maitho had his own father put into a medical care home for Normals simply because he wanted to continue to live on his own.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HandicappedBadass / BadassNormal
* MasterPoisoner: Has gone full-time with this.
* MoralityChain: Formerly Aidric to Maitho, and [[spoiler: Resa has become the one keeping him grounded now.]]
* MysteriousInformant: For the Messiah Complex.
* ProphetEyes: Of the non-supernatural type.
* SerialKiller: A mixture of the Mission-Based and Power/Control varieties. [[spoiler: His most recent orchestration was the murder of almost fifty Elite at a faux-wedding.]]
* SoftSpokenSadist: He used to be this before all the drugs, sexual abuse, and possible guilt caught up with him.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Valentine
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Towards Price (or so he claims)
* StepfordSmiler
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards both Aidric and Valentine simultaneously during his time in the Tartarus.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: He does not identify as trans by any definition (yet) which makes him more this for the time being.

!!Noah Wilder

Aidric's second in command. A dutiful boy, he is good at keeping his calm and coming up with plans on the fly. He's cool and quite popular, also Emily's ex. He and Clara have a close, sibling-like relationship.

!! Tropes:
* MindOverMatter
* TheLancer

!! Resa Jones

One of the younger members of the Messiah Complex, Resa is a former student of SIN, and is easily identified by her messy silver hair (or premature grey) and pair of enormous grey wings. She's a little bitchy when the mood takes her, and prone to sarcasm, but is otherwise pretty friendly.

!! Tropes
* BigEater: To compensate for the amount of energy she uses.
* BuffySpeak: Is prone to this occasionally, especially around people she likes.
* Can'tHoldHisLiquor
* CoolBigSis: To the kids (usually girls) she takes under her wing (both literally and figuratively)
* HatesBeingTouched - On the wings, especially since Tartarus
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Lessened as of late
* KidsareCruel: Being pushed off a roof by a bunch of giggling children waiting to see the show is not nice.
* MamaBear: To annoying levels
* MessyHair
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: to Maitho, keeping him from committing another massacre at least]]
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: To stupid extents.
* NotAMorningPerson
* AnOddPlaceToSleep
* PlayingWIthSyringes - Why she has a fear of them, and Alexa
* PinkIsForSissies: Averted, she actually likes her pink things. Sometimes.
* SkilledButNaive: Not so wide-eyed as you'd think, but this still counts.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp - Alexa did this.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Happened to her a couple of times.
* WingedHumanoid

!!Ria Ackerly

Ackerly is an adrenaline junky, a former Wise Man who switched sides when the Messiah Complex started to win.

!! Tropes:
* TheBerserker
* BloodKnight
* BodyHorror - Her powers
* BoisterousBruiser
* ChaoticEvil
* CoveredWithScars
* HeelFaceTurn
* HotBlooded
* ItAmusedMe
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LargeHam
* LaughingMad
* NoIndoorVoice
* SlasherSmile
* SpikesOfVillainy
* TokenEvilTeammate - Yeah, the only real moral difference between Ackerly and Gabriel or Arco is that she happens to be working with the heroes.
* VictoryIsBoring - She left the Wise Men when the Wise Men won the war, and if the Messiah Complex ever triumphs, you can bet she'll be right back out the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor like a shot.

!!Rowan Quickbane/[[spoiler: Savat]]

A young scientist with a specialization in flora of a vicious or fatal nature. He was on the fast tract to success at SIN, with a few breeds of flora under patent before he even graduated, before he went too far. Of course, Rowan doesn't see it that way. He was only doing what any respectable scientist does, furthering progress, until Valentine chose to meddle in his affairs. Now, he's out for vengeance and the chance to return to his important work.

!! Tropes:
* [[spoiler: AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: Maitho was 13 when Rowan was born.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Likes to create these.
* CrazyJealousGuy
* CreepyChild: Was one growing up.
* MadScientist: He doesn't think so, but everyone else seems to agree on this.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Sven, in spades.
* StalkerWithACrush: to Sven
* TeenPregnancy: His mother was only 14 when he was born which was why she chose to put him up for adoption.
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Valentine certainly thought so.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[spoiler: Like his father before him,]] he had to use this to stay hidden for a while.


!The Wise Men

The almighty rulers of Arcadia, the Wisemen are a council formed by the most influential and powerful people in the city, whose individual jobs keep it running. Officially there are 24 members, each one represented by a letter from the Greek alphabet, with Wise Man Omega as the leader. Since a ''coup'' was pulled in the council years prior to the beginning of the story, there hasn't been anyone to sit on the chair of Omega, and the remaining members work on equal grounds of power. For how much longer this balance will remain is anyone's guess.

!! Tropes that apply for the whole council:

* BigBadDuumvirate
* CosmopolitanCouncil

!![[spoiler: former]] Wise Man Alpha, Dimitri Ener

A general description about the character's personality, motivations, etc.

!! Tropes:
* MagnificentBastard
* OlderThanTheyLook
* PsychicPowers

!!Wise Man Sigma, Giovanni Del Arcobaleno

Giovanni (or "Arco", as he likes being called) is one of the youngest Wise Men to date, sitting on the chair of Sigma. Obtaining his position by inheriting it from his father, he also obtained control of [[TheAlcatraz Tartarus]], Arcadia's political prison, where all of those whose "ideas" clash with what the council envisioned are sent to. If that wasn't bad enough for them, Warden Arco just happens to be a sadist who abuses the crap out of the inmates for kicks regularly. Thought usually presenting himself as a cheerful, rather effeminate playboy who only wants to enjoy life, Arco is cunning, manipulative and ultimately only works for himself.

!! Tropes:

* {{Bishounen}}
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is absurdly camp and narcisistic, but he is also feared by almost anyone who saw what he is truly capable of.
* CampStraight
* DarkIsEvil: His powers are represented by coiling shadows and mist-like darkness.
* FashionVictimVillain: The problem is not much his wardrobe as it is his obsession with colors. One day he is covered from head to toes in shades of green, the next in shades of pink, and the one after that in shades of magenta.
* GravityMaster
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NeutralEvil
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair, and green hair, and hot pink hair, and...

!! Wise Man Lambda;, Mama Lulu

One Lucille Gorski, under the alias Lulu later to become Mama Lulu, opened a high class bordello on the edge on the Slums to cater to other Users and their sexual needs, hiring Normals and down on their luck Users as her “pets.” Through this business, she was able to make some powerful connections, and learn a few tantalizing secrets, which eventually led to her becoming a Wiseman herself.


* BandOfBrothels: This was how her empire began and continues to function.
* CoolOldLady: Depends on who you ask, but some do actually consider her this.
* CoolPet: Her leopards Morris and Dorris certainly qualify.
* HarmfulToMinors: See above. Also was the one to raise Sebastian Moliere... which might explain a few things.
* HighClassCallGirl: In her youth.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MrsRobinson: Along with her kink for Normals, she also has a preference for young men anywhere from 16 to 24.

!The Elite

!!Alexandra Flores

Alexa is the insect-controlling scientist in charge of studying the differences between Normals and Power Users - in order to serve the Wiseman's propaganda mill.

!! Tropes:

* BeeBeeGun: One possible use of her powers
* BeetleMania
* BerserkButton: Probably not a good idea to refer to all insects as "bugs" in front of her.
* BlackAndNerdy
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* ForScience
* AFriendToBugs
* LoveTriangle
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Carlotta

!!Anya Mori

Saved by Dimitri from a sudden fire, the girl now owes the man her life... [[spoiler: Only for her to later find out that he was pulling the strings of the Messiah Complex and the Wisemen all along, and now she is left to find her own purpose.]] Working her way into the ranks of the Elite, she'll do whatever she can to be of use.

Protect what's important to you, since everyone is simply protecting what's important to them!

!! Tropes:
* BerserkButton - Don't mess with Isaac, Mai, or the fuzzy things.
* TheDeterminator
* ActionGirl
* LawfulEvil
* PunchClockVillain
* DeathByOriginStory - Goodbye Uncle, Hello Dimitri!
* WideEyedIdealist
* BunnyEarslawyer - Er...Elite.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* CutenessProximity
* CutenessOverload
* TheComicallySerious

!!Emily Pennington

Emily was one of the top students in SIN Academy, a member of the Elite, and it's been mentioned that she seems to be right on track for a position in the Wise Men. She has even become Arco's assistant. She's a Teleporter and, when injured badly enough, her power switches to telekinesis. Despite how she presents herself as a proper young lady, she is very unstable and very, very disturbed. She is also obsessed with her classmate, fellow Elite member, and ex boyfriend Noah. Almost all her free time is spent stalking the unfortunate young man. Woe be to any young lady that tries to get involved with him on her watch....

!! Tropes:
* AlphaBitch
** ManipulativeBitch
* AxeCrazy
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: She tries....
* DarkActionGirl
* DevilInPlainSight
* ElegantGothicLolita
* {{Fangirl}}: Not just for Noah, but also for Wisemen and for higher-up members of the Elite.
* LonelyDollGirl: She used to be one before she started school at SIN. She still has most of the dolls she collected in her room.
* LoveMakesYouEvil or just LoveMakesYouCrazy
* StalkerWithACrush
* StepfordSmiler
* {{Yandere}}
* ZettaiRyouiki: When wearing her school uniform, she wears thigh high stockings, allowing for this.
* TheDragon: To Arco
* VillainousFriendship: Type 1 with Arco, Type Two with Alessa
** UnholyMatrimony: A bit one sided for Emily [[SarcasmMode (Big surprise there)]], but it doesn't appear that Arco does much to dissuade her affections for him, even if he doesn't return them.
* MadLove: In SPADES for Noah and shades of this for Arco.
* AmIJustAToyToYou: She wonders if this is how Arco feels for her.

!!Gabriel Lazriel

Gabe is your average loather of all Normals who wishes that they would all be exterminated. He controls LIGHTNING!

!! Tropes:
* FalseFriend: To Valentine Svarc
* ANaziByAnyOtherName
* ColdBloodedTorture
* EvilLaugh
* ShockAndAwe
* FauxAffablyEvil
* WickedCultured
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* SecretPolice
* CainAndAbel: With Henry Degagne
* PsychoElectro

!!Mai Suzuki
Sweet-natured Elite, doesn't like using her powers too much.

!! Tropes:

* AlwaysIdenticalTwins - With Kana
* ImplausibleHairColor - Partly justified due to her mixed heritage
* CovertPervert - She's more knowledgeable than you might think
* JapanesePoliteness - As far as her Aussie creator can tell
* SchoolgirlLesbians - With Corinne in the past, though the latter isn't a school girl.
* {{Twincest}} - Not actual, played for laughs
* TricksterTwins
* {{Joshikousei}} - Minus the Sailor Uniform
* {{Moe}} - Oh so much
* FragileFlower - With some ShrinkingViolet
* PsychicPowers - See Psychometry here.[[http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Psychometry]]
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye - To her father, and to Corinne
* DisappearedDad
* DramaticStutter
* RaisedByGrandparents - Her Aunt actually
* ProperLady / YamatoNadeshiko - What her Aunt wants her to be
* {{Gayngst}} - A little. Her aunt seems to be the only one who disapproves.
* TransparentCloset
* PowerStrainBlackout

!!Morgan Hunter

Morgan is a busy woman. Not only does she own and work at her own bar- Sherrera's- in Thea's Plaza, she is also a member of the Elite and is currently attending college for her Master's Degree in Business. When she's not doing any of those, she is busy doing charity work in the Slums. Her goal is to become a Wiseman and change the system from the inside out, but even she knows how hard of a job that is going to be.

!! Tropes:

* TheBartender: Naturally.
* ButWeUsedACondom: [[spoiler: Both her and Dorian were equally surprised.]]
* ConflictingLoyalty: While she fights on the side of the Elite, she's still determined to keep as many of her friends within the Messiah Complex alive as possible.
* KeepingSecretsSucks
* [[spoiler: PregnantBadass: Dorian asked her to stay off the field, but she's still planning on working all three jobs (running two bars and being an Elite) right up until the baby comes. And she's still sleeping on that pistol at night.]]
* StrictlyProfessionalRelationship: With Nathaniel.
* Tomboy
* ToBeLawfulOrGood
* TripleShifter: Try and think of any particular day of the week or even hour that she isn't working. Go on, we dare you.

!!Nathaniel Webb

* MyCountryRightOrWrong

!! Sven Kivela

Having worked for two Wisemen and being taken under the wing of a powerful business mogul, Sven is well on his way to achieving political greatness. He still has one hell of a temper, but it's now firmly directed at the Messiah Complex and its members.

!! Tropes:

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Well, Ellie certainly did.
* BiTheWay: He has no qualms about it, either.
** DepravedBisexual: Some would claim he's this.
** AnythingThatMoves: Also thrown at him a lot.
* ClusterFBomb
* DelinquentHair: Formerly had a long Mohawk, but he cut it to try and appear more professional
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Just ask Ellie or Emily.
* HotBlooded
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheNicknamer
* ThreeWaySex: [[spoiler: Ellie, Ross, and Sven.]] Just don't tell Rowan!

!!Valentine Svarc

A shape-shifting Master of Disguise, Valentine has a strong moral compass - it's a pity that it generally points south.

!! Tropes:
* ManipulativeBastard
* AffablyEvil
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* FalseFriend: To Gabriel Lazriel
* LawfulEvil
* MasterActor
* MasterOfDisguise
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* {{Shapeshifter}}
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm
* ConsummateLiar
* KnightTemplar
* StraightEdgeEvil
* WrongGenreSavvy
* HolierThanThou: Ohhh is he ever.
* MissionFromGod: He's convinced he's on one.
* {{Asexuality}}
* NonActionGuy
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Villain]]: His sister delivers one in [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/single/?p=8010233&t=6828674 Just To Talk]]
-->''"So you've lied to all of your friends, shot your girlfriend, tortured God-knows-how-many-people . . . and now you're feeling sorry for '''yourself''' because of that."''
* TheFundamentalist

!!XIII, "The Watchdog".
A woman with no past, no emotional attachments, and no mercy. Thought she is "officially" a part of the Elite, with authority on par with the Grand Justicar himself, XIII is the eyes, ears, and crushing hands of the Wise Men, the thirteenth to occupy the position. She's the only non-member to observe their meetings, and takes her orders directly from them, and she never hesitates when it comes to execute them. XIII's position in the Elite has no official name, but the regular soldiers refer derogatorily to her as "Watchdog". Her power is the healing factor, which coupled with cybernetic implants that make her stronger, faster, and more resistant than the average person, makes her an implacable force.

!! Tropes:

* BadassInANiceSuit
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CoolCar: An armor-plated black Ferrari. And it's possibly the only thing she has something that could be called "affection" towards.
* CoolShades
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDragon: To the Wise Men.
* FacialMarkings: A small black crescent mark under her left eye.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal
* PunchClockVillain: She doesn't serve the Wise Men themselves, but their positions. She will always obey their orders, but not necessarily agree with them or their ideals.
* TheStoic: If you're lucky, you can get an annoyed frown or a smug half-smirk, but that's about it.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Wise Men.
* WeaponOfChoice:Plenty.
** GunsAkimbo: Customized automatic handguns with the Wise Men's symbol on the handle.
** KnifeNut: Black bladed army knives which she [[DualWielding Dual Wields]].
** MoreDakka: A machine gun that she keeps in her car.
** SawedOffShotgun: Which she keeps stashed in her car.
** SniperRifle: Stashed in the car.
* YouAreNumberSix

!SIN Academy Students

!!Fisher King

!! Tropes:
* AbusiveParents
* AfraidOfBlood
* HealingFactor
* MeaningfulName

!!Lucas McEwan

A boy choosing to live out on the streets rather than be controlled by his father. He has powers, but he does his best to pass as a Normal to avoid being sent back to SIN Academy. He's quite clever and has sticky fingers which get him into trouble on occasion.

!! Tropes:

* AbusiveParents
* FiveFingerDiscount: His preferred livelihood
* Street Urchin: Not an orphan, but he lives like this by choice.
** TheArtfulDodger

!Other Characters

!! Annie

!! Tropes:

* ClusterFBomb
* TheMedic: Very impressive given that she has no training OR powers to work with.