Harold Quentin Eastwood
A lazy, womanizing fox with a caffiene addiction, pretty much functions as the Designated Hero.
- Accidental Aiming Skills: He's a terrible shot, except when he aims to miss, whereupon his shots suddenly become inconveniently accurate.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Eastwood claims to have a younger brother that he has to have had to bail out of trouble. Whether he was just saying that to get a rib on Lothar remains to be seen.
- Badass Longcoat: Eastwood started out with a black leather trench. These days, his outfit seems to be based off of Columbo's.
- Bad Liar: After being threatened by Lothar's dad to keep his boy safe, he started Acting Unnatural in a way that Lothar immediately caught on to. He also once claimed to have slept with Wildfire in front of his teammates, who quickly call him on it.
- Berserk Button: What will happen if you either insult, try to take, or stand between him and "her" (i.e. his Nescafe).
- Brilliant, but Lazy: "Brilliant" would be pushing it, but Harry can be surprisingly competent when he wants to be. Or when his life is on the line. Being really lucky helps.
- Casanova Wannabe: If he's lucky, the least he tends to get is a slap around the face for his efforts. If he's unlucky, he's been known to receive a mace to the face instead. And he's not talking about the kind that's a type of spray, either.
- Cunning Like a Fox: Oh my, no. The man can charitably be described as a lucky moron. He will repeatedly buy the same kind of Toaster, despite it immediately getting possessed by demons. His plans tend to be "Blow it up or shoot it," and if a scheme has more than two steps it is fairly out of character.
- Fantastic Racism: His first reaction to meeting Rogue was assuming he was part of a Daemon worshipping sect simply because he was a cat. His attitudes towards other cultures and societies are also... not exactly politically correct. However, Virus points out that Eastwood's behaviour isn't out of any genuine hatred on his part, far from it. He's just really ignorant and stupid.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: He learned how to make mechanical attack chickens from World of Warcraft. And the cock apparently thinks it's the Engineer.
- Informed Attribute: He claims that people call him "Dirty Harry" due to his unorthodox methods, his large collection of porn, and that he smells like he hasn't washed in over a week. They're all right, of course, except that no-one has actually called him that throughout the comic.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever [Morth becomes involved in the plot, East gains a sudden burst of competence.
- Or anything stands between him and his coffee.
- Must Have Caffeine: Being reminded that standing between him and his coffee supply is an army of giant spiders is enough to convince Eastwood to charge straight on through. He refers to Nescafe as "her", and when Lothar suggests that he take away his coffee to give Eastwood a chance to give up, he threatens to break Lothar's arm. His cybernetic arm. Said incident was also one of the few times Lothar was visibly scared.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He all but panics when Leyana starts "flirting unashamedly" with him, in spite of the fact that he styles himself as a ladies' man. In his defense, he'd just had a day where he had to fight against a Spider Demon and has spent most of it either fighting for his life or gibbering in fear while trying to run away in a spatially distorted nightmare maze. His being out of sorts is at least somewhat understandable, although it should also be noted that he wasn't at all sure what was going on since no woman had ever tried to flirt with him before.
- Not So Different: To Silas Morth. First noted in the most deadpan way possible, however.Virus: [describing Morth] A vile wretched creature, who only associates with the most evil and depraved things of this world.
Eastwood: He's also my oldest and dearest friend.
Rogue: Oddly enough, that revelation makes complete sense.
Lothar: Hey, I was about to make a joke along those lines, but he beat me to it.
- Porn Stash: So large it brought the CABAL network down for a week once.
- Prayer Is a Last Resort: He is generally far far from devout, but when confronted with the horror of being raped and eaten by a spider daemoness, he begs Tyrus to save him.
- Psycho Ex-Boyfriend: While Eastwood has probably had to dodge these, he himself became one, when his former girlfriend (who still sends him gifts ironically enough) got together with someone else. He had the new beau declared a heretic and executed on false pretenses in response. It turns out said beau really was a dangerous heretic, but that was only found out after the fact.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Wields a .44 modded with seven chambers. Possibly because he wants to be Dirty Harry.
- Suicide as Comedy: He really hates spiders, and when confronted with the threat of being raped and eaten by a spider daemoness, he makes an attempt at Ate His Gun. When the gun fails to fire, he goes Et Tu, Brute? at it.
- Smooch of Victory: He hoped to have one of these from Jamilla after their first major conflict against Silas Morth. Unfortunately for him, saving her involved him accidentally shooting her in the arm, so he ends up receiving a punch to the jaw instead.
- However, he did get one from her earlier when he distracted the assassin holding her hostage long enough for the retiring Inquisitor to perform a *Click* Hello on him.
- Trigger Happy: Once shot a suspect four times, though he claims it was only three (the second shot just grazed him), whilst he was in the process of surrendering. According to Harry, they were supposed to be warning shots. Supposed to be.
- Unreliable Expositor: Tries to claim that he and Inquisitor Nadia Meryl Deket had a thing, as the flashback panel would indicate he pinched her butt and was assaulted in response. He tries to claim that he and Wildfire also had a thing, when the people involved were there. He backpedals and asks them to forget it but claims that he totally nailed the redhead.
- Why Did It Have To Be Spiders: His hatred of spiders is only outweighed by his addiction to coffee.
Syrus "The Virus" Zuviel
A cowardly rat with no common sense, is sometimes the Smart Guy as he has some book sense.
- Butt-Monkey: As demonstrated with the spider daemon, even when he succeeds, he fails.
- Catch Phrase: "Goit."
- Chosen Conception Partner: To a black widow spider daemon. She needs to mate with and kill a male suitor for a ritual to be completed. Virus was "talked into" the first part, but bailed before the second.
- Drives Like Crazy: No one will let him even think about driving a vehicle. Even the Black Guard, whom are trained to combat daemons head-on, are terrified at the thought of Virus being granted driving privileges.
- Guile Hero: Has shades of this whenever he's the focus of the plot. In particular, placing a tracer in the bag with the bookend, his escape from the sea-cultists, and how he outwitted the spider demon.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Arguably with Eastwood.
- Noodle Incident: We don't know what caused his Drives Like Crazy reputation.
- The Smart Guy: Seems to be the one on the team with the most book knowledge; after all, it was his subject during their brief stint as teachers. He also seems to know quite a bit on working computers, though he thinks CABAL is a douche.
- Token Good Teammate: Sorta. He's at least not as much of an asshole as the other three, and at least tries to do his job.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Averted against Wildfire. She's just that annoying.
A trigger-happy genetically-engineered cyborg echidna who'd have a criminal record spanning pages and pages if he weren't recruited by the Inquisition as a mercenary. Nice Hat, though. Pretty much is The Big Guy of the group (or perhaps more accurately The Brute, since he is a lot more ruthless than most big guy heroes).
- Big Brother Instinct: By the gods, do NOT mess with his family. Not even your soul will make it out in one piece.
- Big Eater: His new cybernetics run on his own metabolism, so he needs to eat a lot to keep his blood sugar up. During the Red Herring arc, Lothar is desperately looking for sugary food and drink since the war going on between soft drink companies at the same time has cut him off from his favorite source of sugar and caffeine.
- The Big Guy: It helps that he's an echidna, a race known for its strength.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Was genetically bred from fossilized echidna DNA and "raised" in an insanely abusive environment by his handlers with virtually no sense of structure or familiarity whatsoever other than his brutal training.
- Extreme Omnivore: As a Big Eater he's not picky. He'll even drink a vat of Kool-Aid with a dead guy floating in it that is made of more dead people, his only complaint being that there wasn't enough sweetener.
- Genre Savvy: Demonstrated here, as the team explores a secret research facility clearly inspired by Black Mesa...Lothar: So we've encountered the tiny spidery enemies which'll annoy us constantly throughout the mission. Just be on the lookout for convenient exploding barrels and ammo caches.Syrus (holding up a FPS-style medkit): Hey, look what I found!
- Happily Adopted: Was eventually taken in and raised by a mercenary he had tried to ambush after his escape from the lab, who showed him what was very likely the first form of affection Lothar had ever known.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Since he was a dirty criminal before his crimes were absolved as an Inquisitor, his sense of humor is very dry. He's also one to engage in schadenfreude quite a bit.
- Hidden Depths:
- He is interested in TV shows for kids. Justified in-universe as trying to make up for his nonexistent infancy, and then Zigzagged when you hear his "theories".
- The Cesspool arc provides a lot of opportunities to see Lothar's sensitive side. He returns to the Cesspool mercenary bar to defend his adopted brother Kyle, and even gives his dad a coy hug upon meeting him again. And when Rogue threatens to have the lot of them arrested, Lothar goes into Unstoppable Rage to protect them.
- Jerkass: All of the main characters are dicks, but this guy is easily the meanest of the group.
- Last of His Kind: Lothar, as an echidna, has stated more than once that he is the last of his kind (being a cyborg to boot, it really doesn't help him blend into a crowd). Considering that in the various Sonic-based continuities, echidnas as a race generally are absent and/or extinct until their presence is required for storylines, and that there's been absolutely no references to Knuckles or any other echidnas existing in the same world as the group (and most likely never will be), Lothar could very well be the absolute only echidna left in-universe.
- Heck, if the Warhammer 40,000 elements are any indication, Exterminatus Now is probably set a long time after the Sonic the Hedgehog series. (It helps that the series makes references to locations that exist in the Archie Sonic series, such as Mercia, and the Kingdom of Acorn.)
- The hard-to-find materials for the group's previous attempt at a Sonic / 40K crossover state that the Echidnas of that universe were completely and utterly wiped out by Fernex along the lines of the Eldar and Tzeentch. Lothar was cloned from fossils.
- Lightning Bruiser: While not as agile as Rogue, Lothar is faster than both Eastwood and Virus and the physically strongest of the four.
- Multiple-Choice Past: The original backstory was that he was created by an Overlander genetic lab, from which he escaped, and later was captured by Robotnik and partially roboticized. When the comic started, the part about being a genetic experiment was kept (though it was no longer an Overlander experiment), but the origin of his bionics was changed to that listed on the "Does That Sound Like Fun To You?" page. However, Eastwood and Virus thought it odd that he was experimented on twice, so they asked his adoptive father for the real story and found out he stepped on a land mine.
- Nice Hat: And you will suffer if something happens to it. Two daemon dragons found this own when they burned it to ashes; Lothar decapitated them.
- Psycho for Hire: He grew up as one. He racked up a laundry list of charges, but being made a Mobian Inquisitor had all of them swept under the rug.
- Red Right Hand: His arm cannon.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Said arm cannon can have multiple different functions. He even hints that we haven't seen them all.
Ryoushi "Rogue" Nekkitou
Feline member of a daemon-hunting order who seems to be the most well-balanced person on the entire team. Not that that's saying much. (And he has a lot of arrogance and overconfidence to make up for it.) He was temporarily cycled out, but soon returned to the team (and by "soon", we mean "two arcs".) His common sense and lack of idiotic behavior have him function as The Lancer.
- Beam Katanas Are Just Better
- Berserk Button: Does not appreciate being called a Jedi.
- Daemon Hunter: Not a ninja. Or a Jedi.
- Face–Heel Turn: Temporarily in the climax of the Cesspool arc, when he tries to take in all of Lothar's merc family.
- Green Eyes: Apparently.
- The Lancer: While it's arguable who the leader of the band of misfit main characters is, it's definitely not him. He sort of falls into this role.
- Lawful Stupid: He sees anything mildly heretical, daemonic or law-breaking as bad, and treats it as such. This is brought to a head when he threatens all of Lothar's family with arrest or death after a particularly heated argument.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's fast, and he can use his weapons to absurd efficiency. Just, not as much as he thinks he can.
- Only Sane Man: He's had the most training hunting daemons, and he's actually fairly well-versed in the way he fights. It's just that he tends to be a complete jerk whose ego gets the best of him that prevents him from being truly effective.
A bear who serves as the cast's superior and Commander-In-Chief of the Meridian Sector of the Mobian Inquisition. Likes to think of himself as an all-seeing, all-knowing, calculating chessmaster, when in reality he is a blustering, incompetent pervert who only manages to get anything done thanks to his eternally put-upon adjutant, Inquisitor Riktor Simmons.That said, Schaeffer might be a moronic sexual deviant, but he’s an Inquisitor, and part of that involves being nigh-on impossible to kill and having a punch that can cold-cock a rhino.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: If issue #380 is any indication, he's genuinely awesome when he plays to his strengths, as demonstrated by taking down a Corrupt Corporate Executive on his own, armed with nothing but a pistol. Amusingly combines with The Peter Principle, as he is now promoted to a position well outside his field of competence.
- Bad Boss: He regularly, and persistently, sends the team on missions which he hopes will lead to their deaths. Unfortunately for him, they have a pesky tendency to survive every single time.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: Schaefer has something of a (not-so) secret chicken fetish. Harry and Syrus have been blackmailing him about this for years.
- Bears Are Bad News: What little we've seen of him in actual combat proves he's earned his position.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Word of God states that while Schaefer is a moronic sexual deviant, you don't get to be an inquisitor by being a wimp. Here's proof.
- Fantastic Racism: When he finds out all of Silas Morth's followers have black and white markings, he attempts to have every single Inquisition member that also has this trait removed from service. This does not go over well with his staff, nor his legal department.
- Glowing Eyes: It's not revealed exactly as to why, but his eyes are nothing but blank white slates.
- The Peter Principle: Combines this with Asskicking Equals Authority. He was a legitimately badass field agent as his fight with Edward Bay indicated, but he's stuck in a position that no longer uses his best skills.
- Retconning the Wiki: He seems to edit his own profile.
- Sarcasm-Blind: As far as Simmons is concerned anyway. According to him, Simmons' tone makes it hard to tell (for anyone but him that is).
A stoat acting as Schaefer's Aide and right-hand man. Summed up as essentially being very good at his job, but otherwise a snarky git. Has more faith in the team's abilities than Schaefer does, even if that faith is based more on considering them incredibly lucky rather than being legitimately good at their jobs (which admittedly has quite a bit of truth to it).
- Beleaguered Assistant: Oh so very much. He seems to be the only one who really knows what's going on in the Inquisition.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: While Schaefer is the one in charge that calls the shots, Simmons is the one that has all of the information.
- Imagine Spot: Has one regarding himself becoming the head of the Inquisition.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: May actually be the head, if Schaefer truly has gone rogue.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: His brief stint commanding the Inquisition whilst Schaefer recovered from being shot showed him to be mostly this.
- Servile Snarker: He puts up with Schaefer because of the job. That doesn't mean he likes him.
Jamilla "The Elusive Camel" Townsend
A penguin spy working for the Inquisitors, though she has worked with the main characters before. Though she was offered a chance to join the group, she declined, citing that she didn't want to end up being a cliche. She had a little something for Eastwood, but after being shot by him (accidentally), their relationship has hit a snag.
- Everything's Better with Penguins
- Non-Indicative Name: Her codename is "The Elusive Camel", but she's actually a Penguin. When asked if she couldn't have picked a better one, she explains all the good code names were taken, and it was either that or "Urinating Flounder". She made the right choice, it seems.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: And they have not gone unnoticed in-universe either.
- Only Sane Penguin: Frequently the voice of rationality when in the company of the four main characters.
- Rescue Romance: Eh, kinda. She warmed up to Eastwood much more after his actions helped save her from one of Morth's assassins, even kissing him on the cheek (described by Simmons as "the only woman who had ever kissed him without the influence of excessive amounts of alcohol", no less). Unfortunately, him accidentally shooting her in the arm when it came time to rescue her from Morth himself (who was Eastwood's actual target) seems to have ruined his chances with her for now.
- The Smurfette Principle: The reason she refused to join the team. Strongly refused, at that.
A badger who turned to becoming a rogue Inquisitor and daemon-worshipping cult-master. Once Eastwood's best friend and partner, Morth went rogue and is considered one of the most dangerous heretics on the planet. A villain of the old school, he has been defeated by the cast once, but escaped before they could finish him off.
- Big Bad: He's the biggest villain the cast have faced so far. All the others were small-time cults and rogue scientists.
- Crazy-Prepared: Took extra steps from being betrayed himself.
- Drunk with Power: After ascending, Morth relishes in his new power and tries his best to tear apart the main characters. Morth's inflated ego allows Eastwood to easily outwit and defeat him.
- Evil Former Friend: To Eastwood. Not that he seemed to be a very ''good'' friends, though.
- Evil Is Hammy: Best exemplified when Jamilla tells his cultists that the Greater Daemon he's summoning is named "Kevin." He yells at them all to shut up and rants at them to just do their jobs to make him immortal.
- Evil Laugh: Lets one out as he's transforming.
- Evil Makes You Monstrous / One-Winged Angel: He transforms into a giant monster during a summoning ritual after his plans start going south.
- Eye Scream: Had his eye stabbed out during his first mission after graduation.
- Face–Heel Turn: Before the start of the comic, he was an Inquisitor, but turned to the power of the Dark Gods.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: Displays this behavior around Jamilla. After he's successfully drugged her and she's passed out, he even gropes one of her breasts. The Greater Daemon he's supposed to be sacrificing her to, Kevin, was not particularly happy about that last part.Kevin: Please don't molest my sacrifice.
- No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Has dinner with Jamilla before attempting to sacrifice her. As he reasons, a diabolical villain can still have some civility. Turns out, it also made it far easier to prepare her for the sacrifice, with drugs hidden in her wine.
- Not So Different: He tries this on Eastwood. Even for a Jerkass like him, though, Eastwood has a few good counterpoints.
- Surrounded by Idiots: On purpose; Morth reasons that anyone with any intelligence would object to being sacrificed to the Dark Gods, so he intentionally surrounds himself with people too stupid to catch on.
- Younger Than They Look: Due to his black-and-white color and facial hair, he looks a good deal older and wizened than he really is, when in reality he's the same age as Eastwood, so late 20s at the most.
The "B-Team"A top flight Inquisitorial warband made up of a bunch of consummate professionals that represent the opposite of the main heroes in every way.
- The Ace: An entire team of this, to the point where they are able to get away with ignoring their superiors.
- Badass Crew: Are seen as this in-universe, and every storyline featuring them confirms this.
- Cowboy Cop: How they are usually portrayed, or at least Inquisitor Damien. However, they are so successful, they can get away with it.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: The text book definition of this trope, they are probably the poster boys.
- Famed In-Story: Well respected by their superiors and other Inquisition teams.
- True Companions: As opposed to the main characters who are Vitriolic Best Buds at best and constantly at each other's throats, Team Damien are real friends and comrades, and are intensely loyal to each other.
- We Do the Impossible: In a different sense from the main characters. While Team Harry are Surprisingly Elite Cannon Fodder, Team Damien are really that awesomely badass and competent.
Inquisitor Damien Jonson
The leader of the B-team, and its true leader, as opposed to designated hero. The exact opposite of Harry, he is a consummate lady's man and a very successful inquisitor who has become the poster boy for the Inquisition. Just who trained him to be that good?
- The Ace: And he has the arrogance to go along with it.
- Awesome Ego: He's good, he knows it all too well, and won't hesitate to tell anyone who will listen.
- The Captain: Subverted, though he carries himself around as the leader of his group, his rank is no higher than any other inquisitor's, unless there are other ranks we are not yet aware of.
- The Casanova: Unlike Harry, he is quite successful and doesn't need to be underhanded, but apparently doesn't like keeping the same woman for extended periods of time and considers them expendable, making him an exaggeration of Eastwood in this sense.
- The Charmer: His official profile even lists "Charm, wit, and sexual magnetism" as his primary weapons!
- Chick Magnet: Also as opposed to Harold, the women are drawn to him.
- Expy: Of various Cowboy Cop archetypes, but also has the makings of classical casanova's like James Bond (such as bedding intelligence agents).
- Foil: To Harry.
- The Hero: The most straight example in the comic.
- Ideal Hero: A subversion. He is treated like this in-comic, and he does have most if not all the traits of a classical hero. But this isn't Ancient Greece and his personality leaves something to be desired...
- The Leader: Unlike Harold, he is completely in command of his warband. He is a definite Type IV.
- Multi-Ranged Master/ Multi-Melee Master: Apparently has experience with multiple types of infantry weapons.
- Sex–Face Turn: While, in this particular case, it is unknown whether sex directly results from it, this particular comic indicates that, indeed, Damien uses his charm and sexual magnetism as weapons.
- And then, this became a straight example.
- Sociopathic Hero: Has shades of this, as he has a certain degree of callousness that his teammates lack.
- Surpassed the Teacher: Apparently, he is succeeding despite who trained him, not because of him (whoever that was).
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: Inverted! Schaeffer practically dick rides him in his official bio, and even defends his amorous personal life, expressing something a little greater than simple admiration, almost a fondness for him.
- Throw-Away Guns: Apparently considers all his weapons in this sense, since he doesn't keep any for long.
Inquisitor Xandius BlackwingSecond in command and Damien's most trusted soldier, is obviously meant to be a parallel to Syrus, though much more competent. He actually graduated in the same class as Eastwood and Silas Morth.
- Foil: To Syrus.
- Laser Blade: Interestingly, he wields one, though he doesn't appear to a Daemon Hunter.
- A Glass of Chianti: Pulls it off here.
- Cultured Badass: Carries himself very formally on the above occasion. And is definitely badass.
- It's All About Me: Seems a little self absorbed outside of combat.
- Number Two: Is definitely this for Damien, as the two inquisitors seem much closer to each other than to the rest of their team, and Damien is willing to talk to Xan about his insecurities.
- Officer and a Gentleman: A capable Inquisitor, a true gentleman.
- Old Friend: Seems to see himself as this to Eastwood. Eastwood does not agree.
- The Smart Guy: Appears to be the smartest member of the team, as Damien goes to him for information.
Azen KorvosA Porcupine and possibly a mercenary working for the warband. Is apparently from another country that the other main characters are not, due to his accent. A direct foil to Lothar.
- The Big Guy: A relatively straight example.
- Foil: To Lothar
- Friendly Sniper: Apparently takes this role, as he is always seen with his ubiquitous sniper rifle.
- BFG: Which is as tall as him.
- Funetik Aksent: Obviously, he is not from around these parts. Also has a tendency to sprinkle his speech with non-English words.
- Nice Guy: Despite being a warrior, he is very friendly, especially when compared to Lothar.
Quan "Tempest" WukongA Daemon Hunter who recently rejoined the team after an indeterminate amount of time away. Unlike Rogue, he is much nicer and much less high-strung.
- Big Fun: Subverted. He is definitely a very lively and jovial fellow, but is a skinny monkey and not necessarily the The Big Guy of the group, though he is a Boisterous Bruiser.
- Foil: To Rogue.
- The Lancer: Is clearly not as serious as his teammates, who note that things weren't the same without him, offering a point of contrast to them.
VinceOriginally the 'fourth member' of the team... till he was bitten by a "not zombie".
- Black Dude Dies First: Unfortunately, his appearance sends connotations of this.
- Expy of Francis.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Subverted. His team is legitimately broken up about his death and do mourn him afterwards... though Damien still takes the time out to woo a girl.
- Red Shirt: Might as well have been.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in the first comic he was introduced in.
The "C-Team"Another alternate team for the main cast, they are the exact opposite of both other teams. For one, they are mostly female (only one of the four members is male). And also, while the "A-team" are known for their luck, and the "B-team" are known for their skill, the "C-team" are carving their own niche for themselves being lovers of excessive violence.
- Amazon Brigade: Barely avoid becoming this.
- Destructive Savior: It appears that "restraint" is not in their vocabulary.
- Leeroy Jenkins: An entire team of them! Guess who found a new home?!
- Leave No Survivors: Which makes it hard for Sebastian, an interrogator by trade, to operate.
- More Dakka: How they solve any problem.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Unlike most of the rest of the Inquisition, who at least try to take perpetrators alive, they seem to operate on this logic.
- No Kill Like Overkill: For them, it seems the more collateral damage they cause, the better the mission has turned out for them.
- Obligatory War-Crime Scene: But they are bloody heathens serving gods of pure evil! They don't deserve mercy!
- The One Guy: As opposed to The Smurfette Principle the original heroes were trying to get.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: Have a disturbing tendency to throw these around with reckless abandon...
- We Do the Impossible: Are actually brutally effective in their methods and get splendid results...but that comes at the cost of causing unbelievable amounts of property damage and life loss.
Inquisitor Nadia Meryl Deket
Leader of the team, she is a violent, brutally effective Inquisitor who, despite lacking any semblance of self control, seems to get the job done.
- Action Girl: HELL YES!
- Ax-Crazy: She takes no prisoners.
- The Berserker: Has shades of this in how she rushes into battle.
- Blade on a Stick: Her primary weapon is a vibro-glaive.
- Church Militant: Exaggerated. While most of the cast are technically religious, if not church, militants, she is the most zealous member of the bunch, earning her special mention.
- Fiery Redhead: A redhead who shoots first and asks questions later.
- Final Solution: Use Exterminatus to wipe out every single heretic in existence, or barring that, surround yourself with mass murdering Leeroy Jenkins warrior women.
- Foreshadowing: Possible one in the character bios. It's mentioned in Syrus's bio that Schaeffer hopes he'll "cross paths with an intolerant Tyrusian inquisitor who will remove him from our concerns." Guess how Nadia is described (in very exact words). Deket was also mentioned by name in the Coca-Cola-Pepsi War Arc (see Hollywood Personality disorders below) and was seen briefly during Wildfire's last arc with her first inquisition team
- Godzilla Threshold: Apparently, even the mere existence of a heretical cult is cause for this.
- Guilt-Free Extermination War: Her own personal crusade against all things heretical means she feels absolutely no remorse for the things that she does.
- Hollywood Personality Disorders: Possibly Paranoid Personality Disorder. Remember that whole arc where the main characters had to go behind the battle lines of the Coke-Pepsi War to investigate the idea that the war was the cover for some kind of daemon plot? Yeah... she was the one who first proposed that idea, because apparently, to her, a war isn't just a war. That being said, being an Inquisition member, she's probably Properly Paranoid more often than not.
- Ice Queen: All but said by her official bio.
- Knight Templar: To put it bluntly, in an organization that prides itself on being zealous in its pursuits to one extreme or another, she is too extreme for them. They had to pass a law because she called Exterminatus too much!
- The Leader: Definitely, though whether or not that is a good thing...
- Leeroy Jenkins: Enemy forces be damned...
- Omniscient Morality License: Though the Inquisition by law has this, she abuses it more than anyone else in the comic, and in a cast of assholes, that is truly an accomplishment.
- Principles Zealot: While she is a true believer in the ways of the Inquisition, she takes it way too far in upholding their duty, to the detriment of everyone else.
- Sociopathic Hero: She likes using weapons of mass destruction.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Seems to be on her way to being this, if she isn't one already.
- The Squadette: The most militant inquisitor yet, and she's female!
- The Unfettered: Little to no self-control and she surrounds herself with people like this, or at least those with limited self-control.
- Undying Loyalty: Despite her lack of self-control, she's probably one of the most loyal inquisitors in the comic.
- Vibroweapon: Her personal weapon is a Mk. IX ‘Gungnir’ Series Vibro-Glaive with a retractable handle.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Well, she is fighting insane cultists, she is just a little too over-zealous in her mission...
The Fourth team member and a mercenary. Though she has the least amount of focus, we already have a set personality for her.
- Bee Afraid: Actually, she's a wasp! In fact, according to the creators themselves in the page comments, she was made a wasp specifically because of how aggressively nasty and violent they are.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Highly energetic, which befits a wasp who dual-wields.
- Cute Bruiser: D'awwww! It's adorable how she fires her guns into the air when she's happy.
- Genki Girl: She gets really excited when she's in the heat of battle.
- Guns Akimbo: Apparently her favorite method of combat.
- The Gunslinger: While every other character in the series uses guns, she seems to be the most dedicated gunslinger in the cast. She dual wields pistols, and is amazingly effective with them.
- Hot-Blooded: Gets very over-zealous in her duties as an inquisitor, but this is just a reflection of a very energetic personality all around.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Birds of a feather...
- Military Maverick: Back when she was still military. They eventually kicked her out because she was too much to handle. Strangely, she was only discharged despite hitting a record for the largest number of disciplinary offences racked up during a tour of service.
- More Dakka: Carries two guns for the sheer purpose of blowing people full of lead, even when it's unnecessary.
- Nice Guy: Aside from the whole "brutally murdering people as part of her job" bit. She's at least rather cordial and friendly to her fellow inquisitors.
- Nominal Hero: The only reason she is fighting these cultist is because she is being paid to do it. No more, no less.
- Only in It for the Money: She has no allegiance to the Inquisition's mission, all she wants is money. Thankfully for them, the Inquisition has a lot of money to throw around.
- Professional Killer: Is a rather excited mercenary.
- Psycho for Hire: Her Leeroy Jenkins attitudes and Hot-Blooded nature in combat suggest she's rather at home blowing people away.
- Punch-Clock Hero: Is a hired mercenary who seems to have little respect for the Inquisition, but is a good guy regardless.
- Rebellious Spirit: Hates authority, despite working for the government.
- Survivalist Stash: Has several scattered around the continent filled with weapons. How Section 9 of her.
- The Tease: Relentlessly sexually teases Eastwood to the point where he begs Virus for help. Whether she would have actually agreed to anything and shown that she Really Gets Around, or whether she was just messing with Eastwood, possibly because of his (supposed) former relationship with Deket, remains to be seen, as she was interrupted by Sebastian.
- Trigger Happy: Demonstrated when she perforates a poor sob who was already dying from a single shot by Sebastian.
- The Unfettered: More so than anyone else in the cast, but subverted in that her primary goal seems to be Money, Dear Boy instead of any higher goal.
- Walking Armory: Subverted. Has an army's worth of weapons, but has only appeared with two guns. Whether this trope will be played straight remains to be seen.
Interrogator Sebastian Thomas Poe
The first dinosaur in the comic, Sebastian is the exasperated only male and Only Sane Man in C-Team.
- Chick Magnet: He doesn't want to be, though, and in his own words is "a Crazy Magnet". Hard not to consider yourself one when your team consists of nothing but destructive Leeroy Jenkins types.
- I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Upon the massacre of heretics he wanted to question, "I'm an interrogator, not a necromancer!"
- The Lancer: By virtue of being the only member of his team that isn't a Hot-Blooded Leeroy Jenkins Knight Templar type.
- Morality Pet: is supposed to be this for Nadia. Yeah, that isn't working...
- Only Sane Man: Poor Sebastian. When you have a team comprised of three impulsive, trigger-happy Action Girls, it must be hard being the one telling them to reign it in.
- The One Guy: And contrary to what some others think, he ain't happy about it.
- Raptor Attack: Subverts the typical stereotype of being a ferocious bloodthirsty carnivore, but he plays the lack of feathers straight.
- Surrounded By Leeroy Jenkins Who See No Kill Like Overkill The Way Most People See Hammers: And worse, he shares a team with Wildfire.
- Torture Technician: Possibly. He is an interrogator, after all.
- Warrior Monk/ Badass Preacher: Dresses the part, possibly the attire that comes with being an interrogator.
Yuri "Wildfire" Keila
A new female feline character that was introduced in Rogue's absence, who doesn't appreciate Eastwood's misogyny/constant flirting and doesn't appear to be the best at listening to instructions. By which we mean considers "Instruction" to mean "Gentle suggestion". If her team is lucky. Impetuous and inexperienced, with no patience for complex plans and ideas, she is prone to making hasty decisions that make the rest of the team look positively wise in comparison. She was returned to Taika in a body cast, after being chloroformed by Virus, to prevent her from destroying even more stuff. Later recruited by Inquisitor Deket, who appreciated her penchant for destruction better.
- Action Girl: Deconstructed. She can certainly kick all kinds of ass, but that seems to be all she knows how to do. And even then, she defaults to killing everything that isn't on her side, which causes no end of grief to the Inquisitors when they have to clean up her messes.
- Dual Wielding: She dual wields beam swords.
- Idiot HeroineLothar: "New rule: no member of the team is allowed to have more beam swords than brain cells."
- Idiot Savant: She may be an expert at beam swordsmanship, possibly one of the best in the world, but good luck trying to get her to follow even the simplest of plans that don't involve her chopping things up.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Possibly one of the most idiotic, destructive Leeroy Jenkins' in the history of the Mobian Inquisition. After finding little success as Rogue's replacement, she's on a team now that fits this personality type much better.
- Meaningful Nickname: Wildfire - n. A large, quickly spreading forest fire that destroys everything in its path.Rogue: The entire facility?
Virus: And a good chunk of the Ossingo outback.
Rogue: Well, that's why we named her 'Wildfire'. I considered warning you guys, but then I thought: Nah, fuck 'em.
- Naïve Newcomer: She's certainly an effective fighter and slayer of all things daemon, but she doesn't to know much beyond that. Even when she's on missions, her tactics default to "destroy everything," even when they need to bring something in without harm.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Yuri is probably one of the best melee fighters in the world. Unfortunately, she has abysmally bad common sense, tactical skills, and ability to recognize daemons. That last one is especially important for someone whose profession is Daemon Hunter.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Though being in a World of Snark like the Inquisition opens her eyes to it quick enough.
The Dark Gods
- Ambiguous Gender: Alternatingly referred to as a "he" and a "she", but that still doesn't stop the other Dark Gods from wondering if they leave the toilet seat up or down."That's one mystery of the universe I didn't need to think about!"
- Animal Motifs: She has a reptilian look. Soulthirster demons we saw so far, however, are not.
- Expy: of Slaanesh.
- Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous:
- Starter Villain: A cult dedicated to him was the first villains encountered in the comic and what brought the cast together.
- Animal Motifs: Canines, him and his demons.
- The Brute: Looks the part, anyway. His demons certainly are.
- Later makes an effort to update his image to that of the modern day Armchair Military general, as his old image sooner brought to mind "drunken slapfights in pub car parks" rather than "war".
- Dumbass No More: Fernex notes that he's become a lot more eloquent since his change to an embodiment of an Armchair Military general. It seems to be a result of his worshippers now consisting primarily of military officers, historical re-enactors and angry nerds, all of which would be slightly more intelligent than your average Berserker.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's, well, a dog. At the very least, he's a demonic one.
- Expy: of Khorne.
- In fairness, he's just the God of Warfare, rather than war, blood, and skulls.
- Hell Hound: Looks the part, anyway.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Him, and all of his daemons.
- Butt-Monkey: Not him (He's probably the most powerful of the Big Four), but his followers, who are constantly made fun of thanks to Fernexite demons' affinity for toasters.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: In contrast to Gruss of the Light Gods, Fernex represents the irresponsible and reckless use of technology and this is a direct side effect.
- Expy: of the Void Dragon.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He manages to come dangerously close to wiping out both the Inquisition and the Daemon Hunters in the Taika arc.
- Overall, his minions tend to be among the more grandiose and successful villains shown in the comic. This may have something to do with his whole being an evil god of technology, and in an age of technology would truly be powerful.
- Animal Motifs: Spiders. His demons are quite spider-like and his body (though mostly off-panel) seems to have a spider's abdomen.
- Berserk Button: The Patterner doesn't appreciate the suggestion that he has a tell.
- Bigger Bad: Thanks to him being the patron god of Silas Mort, Kevin The Greater Demon and the Daemon Princess, he pretty much drives most of the plot of the comic.
- Expy: of Tzeentch. And they hate each other for it.
- Faceless Eye: And it's on fire, too!
- I Lied: Apparently a requirement to be one of his cultists.
- Trickster God: He's supposed to be, anyway.
The Justice Gods
Gruss, The Benevolent Machine God
Tyrus, The Law God
- King of Beasts
- Proud to Be a Geek: Quite proud of his Dark Dungeons campaigns and asks one of his followers to go easy on fellow gamers.
- Religion Is Wrong: Not entirely, but he does rip apart his own holy book due to mistranslations, bad context, someone putting in stuff he never approved, or simply because he was in a weird mood when he wrote some of the passages. And when he tried to get the thing edited, he's somewhat surprised to hear how his prophets were executed as heretics. It does fit his prior characterization as a pedant.
Ahriman, God of Knowledge
- Name's the Same: As the Zoroastrian personification of ultimate evil (and a knowledge-hungry Evil Sorceror in Warhammer 40,000). A tad ironic, that.
- The Owl-Knowing One
Mort, The Death God
- Dark Is Not Evil: He is a skeletal Creepy Ravens who looks like the Grim Reaper. He's one of the good gods. Could also count as Don't Fear the Reaper.
- He does seem to be a tad bit on the Emo side, though. Which is most likely intentional.
- Same goes for his servants, all manner of creepy undead, ghosts and other creatures that would be at home in a necromancers tomb in any other setting. They're actually the guardians of the dead and completely good-aligned.