Characters: Flintlocke's Guide to Azeroth
Flintlocke's Guide to Azeroth
"We're going to save and/or destroy the world!"
Flintlocke is a dwarf warrior who, strangely enough, sees himself as a hunter. As such, he uses ranged weapons for most of his more powerful attacks, but also uses hammers, maces, and other blunt weapons. Despite this, he has a surprising success rate with his odd tactics, generally ending up with a One-Hit Kill
"You see, there's this thing called aggro. It's a very complicated, very technical roleplaying expression. Loosely translated, it means 'The Priest dies'."
Schweitzer is the group's healer, though his position is highly debatable
. "Doc" never attacks, instead favoring a tactic of hiding behind trees and columns or running away
, only coming out of hiding when there is something for him to loot. When no other option is available, he has been known to pee his pants as a direct response
. While it may seem like cowardice to the untrained eye, Doc has come to rationalize this behavior with a complicated explanation.
- A God Am I: Played for Laughs during a drugged stupor.
Schweitzer: I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS!!
- Ascended Meme: Shows up during the Twilight Highlands quests to ask Flintlocke if shooting the player out of a cannon is a good idea when they've got cannonballs.
- Bring Me My Brown Pants: Schweitzer is a frequent victim of these.
- Bond One-Liner: "It's not about the kind of player I want to be. It's about the kind of player I am."
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Dirty Coward: Stays away from combat until everything is dead, then comes out to loot presumably due to something that happened during the war. After some Character Development, he grows out of it and kills the Shadow Priest and Cheri with his "Murder" marcro.
- Genre Savvy: He seems to be aware of hidden passages opened with loose pegs and torches in the walls.
- I'm Going to Hell for This: Schweitzer notes this after he uses his revive on Flintlocke's ram and instead zombified it. He notes however that he'll have a drink first before hell.
Scratch that, first I'm getting a drink
. And then? Hell.
- Shoot the Medic First: He seems to be convinced everyone thinks this way.
- The Hedonist: For a short time.
Schweitzer: I'll meet you all back here later. I made a solemn and sacred promise baack in those woods, and I intend to see it through.
Kathreena: What's he up to?
Flintlocke: I dunno, 'es a priest. Probably doin' borin' priest stuff.
Goblin Shopkeeper: I got what you need!
- The Healer Who Doesn't Do Anything: He cast spells three times in the comic. Twice he cast Inner Fire, a buff, on himself, and he resurrected Flintlocke's dead ram. The fourth time he kills Cheri and the Forsaken Shadow Priest.
- Took a Level in Badass/Eleventh Hour Superpower: In the final panels, he uses his "Murder" macro and single-handedly kills both the Shadow Priest and Cheri.
"Fur is murder!"
Kathrena is a Night Elf hunter, and is Flintlocke's unofficial girlfriend. Their relationship is a tumultuous one at best, since she has a high respect of nature and he has a propensity to use small furry mammals as ammunition. She is a highly skilled archer
who can take down most opponents with a single arrow to the throat or chest
, leading her to admit that maybe hunters need to be nerfed. She used to have a pet spider named Ittsy Bittsy
who tried eating Flintlocke's face on their first meeting.
"I blow through levels like Kleenex!"
Bloodrose is a female gnome mage with almost full Arcanist gear who usually ends up doing all the real work herself. She is the consummate powergamer who "plays this game to win". Flintlocke often calls her a "munchkin"
. She is such a powergamer that she once gained a level just by talking at length
about battle strategy.
"I lewt teh hat."
Lowping is a gnome rogue played by a man who has not been at his keyboard in over a year before returning, leaving his character to be handled by scripts and macros downloaded from a Chinese fileserver that have Flintlocke set on /follow and /assist. He was later revealed to be not a Chinese gold farmer, but an American lawyer who dabbles in gold farming as a hobby with characters across several games. He's stolen the Ultimate Goblin Engineered Weapon four other times before now, although he wasn't at his keys at the time.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Gained the rank of "Knight-Captain" after a short trek through Thunder Bluff.
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Bookworm: He's a multitasking corporate patent attourney from Pittsburgh, and by far one of the most competent members of the party.
- Crazy-Prepared: He has macros for several things, including looting, following Flintlocke around, molesting barmaids, requesting cybersex from female players, climbing into Flintlocke's dead ram automatically running to the Stockades to loot the first chest he finds whenever entering Stormwind. The player himself has in-depth knowledge of the weather patterns and wind currents of Azeroth.
- Riding the Bomb
- Hidden Depths: Oh, yes. For starters, the character is played by a lawyer in Pittsburgh, runs a little goldfarming side business in World of Warcraft (as well as collecting the phone numbers and MySpace of hot women as it plays, which he also sells) and is at least bilingual, as he is capable of understanding french. He's an extreme multitasker, has a level 60 tauren on Bloodhoof and a 55 paladin that he runs simultaneously, a level 59 defiler in EverQuest, an extensive mining cooperation in EVE Online and a monk/elementalist who is a key contributor to the number three ranked North America guild in Guild Wars and is playing at the same time as he's getting a massage and watching television.
- His Horde alt, Rigley, is "the richest mage on the server", and got there by trading a stack of peacebloom for a couple of healing potions, which he traded for a piece of chain armor, and yadda yadda - 150,000 gold pieces.
- Hoist By Their Own Petard: He gets killed by the Horde party equipped with stuff they bought using a favor he owed one of them.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick
- Nice Hat
- The Smart Guy: As the "real" Lowping.
- Walking Spoiler
- Wham Episode: "The Truth About Lowping"
Flintlocke vs The Horde
"I do this to honor my ancestors, who fought and died to grant me this opportunity."
An orc roleplayer
who tries to stick to his character, Rok'tar's in-character father is an NPC quest giver who is soon killed by Flintlocke's party, enraging him and motivating him to level up quickly so he can get revenge.
- Achievements in Ignorance/Beyond the Impossible: He tamed a bunny. A critter.
Shadow Priest: A bunny? You tamed a bunny? Is that even possible?
- Additionally, he made the trek across Kalimdor to Teldrassil, travelling through the Alliance capital of Darnassus, completely naked, and managed to survive without getting killed once.
Shadow Priest: Statistically speaking, you should have been killed an average of twelve times by now.
- Ascended Meme: Can be found in the Twilight Highlands along with Flintlocke.
- Blood Knight
- Hero Killer: In the finale of Flintlocke vs the Horde, he killed both Flintlocke and Schweitzer with only his pet. Additionally, Bun'kar also dealt the final blow to Lowping.
- Killer Rabbit: Bun'kar the Warrior Bunny grows angry at your insolence!
- Naked People Are Funny: Runs all the way from the Crossroads to Teldrassil, all the way through the Alliance capital of Darnassus, completely naked - Without dying.
- Revenge: His motive for hunting down Flintlocke. He killed his father.
- You Killed My Father
"I plant funny heads. In the ground."
A troll shaman Rok'tar meets in Durotar, Gravy is played by a stoner
and is almost always high, and can often be found with a bong or hallucinating. This means he doesn't roleplay very much, although sometimes he will talk with a troll accent. In their first encounter he tells Rok'tar that he made the character so he could get to put funny heads in the ground.
- Ascended Meme: Is a food vendor in one of Orgrimmar's inns following Cataclysm.
- The Stoner
- Supreme Chef: He trained his cooking so high he can provide a full-on banquet. During one such banquet in the middle of a Warsong Gulch march, he served up Rok'tar's owl.
The Shadow Priest
"Life is the disease. I am the cure."
Rok'tar and Gravy met this character while questing. The priest is an experienced gamer, in this respect partly similar
to Bloodrose from the Flintlocke comic, although he does not seem to be as obsessed with leveling up and getting the best gear as Bloodrose is. He serves as the guide for the rest of the party.
A blood elf warlock, and a fairly ditzy one
. She appears shortly after the introduction of Bun'kar, and the Shadow Priest immediately starts hitting on her and immediately denies that is what he is doing.
The PSI Investigators
"What kind of sick freak bludgeons a man to death with a hanky!?"
~The Senior PSI Investigator
A duo of detectives, who are part of the PSI "pween scene investigation" group. In their debut episode, the subordinate detective is referred to as McKenzie, while the head detective remains unnamed
. They are both undead and follow the trail of dead people left behind by Flintlocke and his party. While McKenzie always seems to pin down the exact cause of death and deduce Flintlocke's unorthodox methods, his leader will inevitably dismiss his conclusion offhand and instead claim that the victim instead died by some bizarre suicide ritual or other farfetched method. As time goes by and Flintlocke's gang leaves more and more corpses, their theories get stranger and stranger.
"Too easy. Nerf everything."
The most renowned player there is, his skill is legendary
, even Bloodrose
considers that he is hardcore and that he makes her look like Doc
. He terrorizes game designers who fear what he may post negatively on their forums about their new games, and has been a level 60 priest since the very first day that the World of Warcraft servers went up. His reputation is such that he always shows up saying "BEHOLD!"
and gets away with making up new words that everyone else start using right away.