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Characters: GONE
Characters for the Gone Series by Michael Grant. Beware of Loads and Loads of Characters. For the sake of simplicity, characters will be sorted by whatever side they start on, as alliances are perpetually changing.

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     Perdido Beach 

Sam Temple

The series' main protagonist. Fourteen years old at the start of Gone, Sam is reluctantly pulled into playing the role of the town's hero. After deposing his twin brother, Caine he takes over as the mayor of Perdido Beach at the end of Gone and does his best to protect it from external and internal threats.

Astrid Ellison

Nicknamed "Astrid the Genius," Astrid is Perdido Beach's resident Smart Guy. Sam's main love interest and one of the series' few non-Action Girls, until Fear when she Took a Level in Badass.

Peter Ellison

Called Pete, Petey, or Little Pete. Astrid's younger brother, Little Pete suffers from very severe autism, rendering him mostly incapable of communication, which hides what is probably the FAYZ's highest-ranking power.

Albert Hillsborough

Before the FAYZ, Albert lived a life of relative anonymity, but after the adults disappeared, he kept his head and started figuring out how to make things work. At this point, he pretty much runs the FAYZ's economy.

Lana Lazar

Pack Leader: "Human. Go to Darkness,"
Lana: "Coyote. Go to hell!"

Only in the FAYZ because her parents caught her sneaking out alcohol and sent her to live with her grandfather, Lana was trapped in a crashed car in the middle of the desert after her grandfather disappeared. In her desperation, she developed the ability to cure her own injuries and eventually met and joined the protagonists.

Quinn Gaither

Sam's best friend and surfing buddy. Suffers from some serious jealousy of the kids with superpowers in Gone, but eventually comes around. He finds solace in being a fisherman and becomes an important resource for the Peridido Beach kids.

Edilio Escobar

"I had fun with taking what seemed like a throwaway character, a poor kid from Honduras with no special abilities or superpowers, and making him one of the most important people in the FAYZ. When Edilio first appeared I guarantee no one guessed where he was going. One of my few planned things was to show that it isn’t always about the kid who can shoot light out of his hands, sometimes it’s about the guy who is just honest, hardworking, modest and determined. A world of Edilio’s would be a good place."
- Michael Grant

Son of illegal immigrants, recently moved to Perdido Beach from Honduras. One of the few people in the FAYZ who's not either an Anti-Hero or straight-up villain, and trains their version of armed forces.

Charles "Orc" Merriman

A bully-turned-atoner, Orc was originally recruited by Caine before defecting to Sam's side as it seemed more likely for him to win. Becomes The Alcoholic by the end of Gone. After coyotes devour him, he replaces his missing body parts with rock, leaving only a shrinking patch of skin on his face. Howard acts as his best friend, toady, and manager. Revealed in Plague to be suicidal.

Howard Bassem

Orc's best friend, toady, and manager, Howard is cynical, sarcastic, and fond of nicknaming things. Doesn't seem to care much about anyone aside from himself and Orc.

Mary Terrafino

A girl from Sam's grade who used to suffer from anorexia and bulimia and relapses soon after taking over the daycare.

John Terrafino

Mary's little brother who helps her take care of the baby.

Duck Zhang

"Superpowers don't always make you a superhero."

One of the normal kids in the FAYZ until he discovers an ability to alter his density.

Brittney Donegal

One of Edilio's Child Soldiers, she was working in the power plant when it gets attacked, and she is killed. She later revives as an undead being capable of regenerating from any injury, but is Sharing a Body with Drake. She eventually succumbs to madness and starts worshipping the Gaiaphage, becoming a variation of Those Two Bad Guys with Drake.

Hunter

One of Zil's friends until he develops the power to emit microwave radiation, which leads to a bit of friction.

Bette

Usually called "Bouncing Bette," Bette is a girl in Sam's class at school who has the ability to create small fireballs.

Elwood

Dahras Ex-Boyfreind

Jamal

Shows up in Plague when a newly escaped Drake enlists his help.

Dahra Baidoo

The series medic, runs the hospital with her boyfriend Elwood until they break up between Lies and Plague

  • Badass: a mild example. May not be the best with a gun and doesn't have powers but she does manage to hold her own in a fight and can tackle people down, as Quinn says, like a linebacker not to mention organizing a quarantine in Plague as well as handling all those sick kids and she doesn't back down for a second. You've got to admit that's pretty badass.
    • Heartbroken Badass: Inverted; she's not the LEAST bit upset about breaking up with Elwood.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Fear, although she was never that important to begin with.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Static Character: Doesn't really change much.
  • The Medic: Obviously; Seemingly Deconstructed as of Plague.
  • Vitriolic Best Friends: With Lana.

Cigar

Given name Bradley, Cigar is one of Quinn's fishermen.

  • Accidental Murder: He didn't mean to kill one of his fellow fisherman - he was too drunk to really know what he was doing.
  • Ascended Extra: He's mentioned a couple times in Hunger, Lies, and Plague, but he doesn't become important at all until Fear.
  • Body Horror: His eyes are completely gone. Lana heals them, but they only grow back to tiny orbs that never really see properly.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: After going insane from Penny's illusions.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He gets eaten alive by Zekes.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Debatably.
  • Eye Scream: Penny's illusions cause him to gouge his own eyes out.
  • I See Dead People: Sort of; after Penny ruins his eyes, he's the only one that can see Little Pete in his new form.
  • Walking Spoiler: After Penny ruins his eyes.

Cookie

Patrick

Lana's faithful pet dog.

Keira

E.Z

Jill

Sinder

     Coates Academy 

Caine Soren/ David Temple

"The FAYZ doesn't need a hero anymore. It needs a king."

The series' resident Big Bad and Sam's twin brother, Caine was raised by unloving parents and developed high ambitions and a sociopathic nature. He demonstrates little, if any, understanding of right and wrong and doesn't object to hurting anyone but his love interest, Diana.

  • A King I Am: Delivers one of these speech at the end of Plague.
  • A Good Way to Die: He went out on a high, finally managing to prove to the Gaiaphage that he can't be controlled, showing up his brother, saving the world and having mended his relationship with Diana. Not to mention him redeeming himself and being remembered as the guy who saved the world rather than the sociopath who cemented dozens of children's hands. He died thinking about her, and remarks that it was a "good feeling". Closest thing to a happy ending a character like him could ever get.
  • Affably Evil: He's perfectly pleasant until you imply you don't want him to rule the world.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In Light all the time, and in Fear when Penny cements his hands and staples an aluminum crown to his forehead.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: He delivers not one, not two, but three throughout the series, though it's left ambiguous as to how many (if any) were truthful and how many were forms of manipulation (again, if any).
    • The first is in Hunger, where- about Diana having her head smashed against a rock - he goes into a blind panic, crying at her side and incoherently sobbing to Sam about how he loves her, and that if he came to kill him, "Now would be a good time."
    • He nexts delivers one (well, a implied one) in PLAGUE, though arguably just to get into Diana's pants:
      • "What would I do without you? How would I live without you? Because. Because you are the only human being I need."
    • And finally he delivers a direct, genuine one to Diana's face in Light.
    • He's received one from Diana too.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Gaia.
  • The Atoner: In Light.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite everything, Caine and Diana have on occasion shown genuine affection for each other.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Figures this out in Light.
  • Berserk Button: As a general rule, messing with Diana when he's around is not a good idea.
  • Big Bad: Mainly in Gone; after that, the Gaiaphage takes over the role.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: He's the one that finishes off the Gaiaphage (with Little Pete controlling him), but it cost him his life.
  • Cry for the Devil: Invoked. Part of the reason he has so many fangirls in spite of his somewhat, ahem, disagreeable attributes.
  • Death Equals Redemption
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Comes across, at first, as being this for Diana.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Shortly after his sacrifice, Diana receives a letter in which she is told that he's sorry for hurting her and that he loves her.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Saving the world in the process has to count for something, right?
  • Enemy Mine: Repeatedly pulls this with Sam whenever Drake and the Gaiaphage are involved.
  • Enfant Terrible: According to Connie, who claims she just "knew" he was evil even when he was a baby.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His is Diana.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He has no problems killing innocents, siccing coyotes on small children, and imposing dictatorships, but he doesn't rape Diana, although, as he is fond of pointing out, it would be easy for him to do so. However, much of the fandom thought he was a bit too proud of something so basic.
    • He's also horrified at what Penny does to her victims in Fear.
  • Evil Twin: To Sam.
  • Evil Overlord: His ambition. Actually succeeds, although it takes him four books.
  • Flanderization: No secret was made of Caine's egomania and grandiose sense of self-worth, but Plague really cranks it up a few notches. In the first three books, he is a dangerous but nuanced narcissist who is pretty bad, but not all the way evil per-say. He thought way too highly of himself, but at least could recognize that his ego was out of control, and had the ability to contain it, or at least disguise it in public. In Plague he refers to himself as a king, treats his Morality Pet as a possession and seems to believe he was chosen by God. Even his fangirls were a little peeved.
  • Freudian Excuse: He rationalizes his adoption, despite the fact that he was actually raised in a much more comfortable environment with his adoptive parents than he was his actual mother.
  • Grand Theft Me: Pete makes him the victim of this. Justified in that it was voluntary, and actually worked out pretty well for him. His last thoughts before his body is taken over- and burnt to ashes- are a memory of lying in bed with Diana as Little Pete wanted him to "go out on a good memory".
  • Heel-Face Turn: While he acknowledges he's a Card-Carrying Villain, he still seeks to redeem himself in Light.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Lets Little Petey take him over and dies killing Gaia.
  • Jerkass: Becomes this to Diana in Plague. She does not take it well.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Regrets doing this in Fear, though it seems the damage to his relationship with Diana is done.
  • Lack of Empathy: More and more as the series progresses.
  • Lonely at the Top: So Caine, you finally rule Perdido beach. Congrats. Hey, how's Diana been recently?
  • Manipulative Bastard: His specialty.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Caine. He's trying to kill his brother.
  • Mind over Matter: His power.
  • Morality Pet: Diana acts as this for him until he spends a whole book kicking said morality pet.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast
  • Name of Caine: Well . . .
  • Offing the Offspring: Teams up with Sam to kill Gaia in Light.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In Fear he eventually drops the narcissistic attitude and becomes quiet and insecure. Lana notes this is a sign he's finally snapped.
  • Parental Abandonment
  • Psychotic Smirk: In the US trailer for Plague, he delivers one of these once he realizes that the adults have disappeared.
  • Puppet King: "It was no good to call yourself king if the real power was held by a owlish black kid"
  • Redemption Equals Death: Doubles as a major Tear Jerker.
  • Separated at Birth: With Sam.
  • The Sociopath: According to Word of God.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Gets Diana in this situation.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In Fear and Light.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Diana. Quite hilariously the most popular ship, with a much larger, more vocal and dedicated fan base than Sastrid which is you know, the heroic couple. The main couple.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: In Fear, when the barrier turns entirely black and no one can see a thing, Perdido Beach needs someone like Caine that scares the kids and can control them. Unfortunately, he was still heavily traumatized after Penny cemented his hands.
    Lana: "You gotta give the guy credit; he has a genius for doing the wrong thing. We actually need him to be the bad guy, and now he's Mr. Meek and Mild."
  • Would Hit a Girl
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tries to smash a helicopter full of them into a cliff.

Diana Ladris

"You'll never have complete control, Caine. This world is changing all the time. Animals. People. Who knows what's next? We didn't' make this world, we're just the poor fools who are living in it."

Caine's chief assistant and love interest, Diana is beautiful, snarky, and manipulative. Out of all the consistently villainous characters in the series, she voices the most hesitations about overly evil tendencies and remains openly on her own side, rather than Caine's or Sam's.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Described as having darker features, and even before the Gone series takes place, she has an air of confidence and is a lot more reserved than anyone at Coates Academy.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In Lies she tells Caine she loves him... before launching herself off a cliff.
  • Anti-Hero: Type IV in Light.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Caine. Most prominent in Light.
  • Bald Woman: Post-Important Haircut. It grows back in Lies, though.
  • Break the Haughty: Pretty much the entirity of her storyline. Though she does get a happy- albeit bittersweet ending eventually in Light.
  • Cassandra Truth: Many, many times.
    • In Gone, he warns Caine to let the freaks go, or there will be trouble. He doesn't. And there is most definitely trouble. Later, he tries to persuade him to make a truce with Sam, claiming that they need a alliance so they have some food. She also says that if Caine fights Sam, he will definitely lose. Of course, he ignores her warnings, and he loses against Sam, and also has a lot of trouble finding food in Hunger.
    • She also warns Caine of the perils of feeding the Gaiaphage in Hunger. Again, ignoring her pleas have consequences for everyone involved.
    • She strongly advises Caine against leaving the island in Plague, which Caine comes to deeply regret rebuffing in the subsequent books.
    • In Fear, she stresses to Sam her fears that Gaia is not a normal baby. Guess who ignores her and unwittingly dooms her to a torture birth in which the Gaiaphage is reincarnated?
    • Finally in Light, she tries to warn everyone of Gaia coming to destroy Lake Tramonto. And of course they listen to her and evacuate. Oh wait. Astrid just tells her to shut up. Big consequences indeed.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Constantly refers to herself as a "bad girl," although it's unclear if this is a reference to her status as a villain, which she seems to resist, or the reputation she mentions having in Plague.
  • Damsel in Distress: In Fear and Light, Caine's main motivation for his Hazy Feel Turn is to rescue Diana from Gaia and Drake.
  • Dark Chick: Fills this role in Caine's band.
  • Deliver Us from Evil: What prompts her High Heel-Face Turn.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even to Drake and Caine.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Gets a happy ending, be it bittersweet. Though she does lose Caine, and it is heavily implied to have shaken her up badly, she does end up making life-long friends with Sam, Astrid, and Dekka and its made clear she is now safe, healthy, and above all happy.
  • Enigmatic Minion
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Caine.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's definitely not a nice person, but Caine's worse plans get her upset, and eating Panda in Lies really shakes her up.
    • She also almost kills herself to prevent Caine from smashing a helicopter full of kids into a cliff.
  • Evil Counterpart: Deconstructed throughout the series. At first, she plays it straight with Astrid. Even their hair colors highlight this.
    • It begins to be subverted quite deliciously in Plague when Diana ends up performing a Heel-Face Turn, just as Astrid starts going off the deep end.
    • And finally averted in Light. They actually both end the series as protagonists and furthermore, friends.
  • Fille Fatale: To some extent, although, in the FAYZ, fourteen isn't that young.
  • High Heel-Face Turn: Zig-Zagged. Throughout the series, she's probably the least outwardly loyal Coates kid, often to the point of sabotaging their plans, but is all the only one that actually cares about Caine. She stays even after half the team Heel Face Turns but is openly critical of how things are being done. Finally, in Plague, she leaves for good, but that's because she's pregnant, not out of a change of heart. But she remains on her own side the whole time, so there's no technical change. Lampshaded repeatedly and viciously in Fear.
  • Honey Trap: This is how she manipulates people, most notably Jack in Hunger. It's also debatable that she's doing this to Caine the entire time, although it's pretty much thrown out the window in Light.
  • Important Haircut: She shaves her head in Hunger in order to bring Jack back.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Lampshaded by many characters, including herself.
    • The more the books go on and the more she develops as a character, the more it becomes clear that this reputation may be undeserved.
  • Morality Pet: Is this for Caine, at least through Lies.
  • Non-Action Snarker: One of the few non-Action Girl of the series, yet a total Deadpan Snarker
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Objects to mindless violence, such as letting the coyotes eat the children at the end of Gone or crashing island kids' helicopter in Lies, partly on the basis that they're not serving any purpose.
  • Pregnant Hostage: In Fear. Not that anyone tries to bail her out, mind you. Or, the ones who do end up making the situation infinitely worse, and they're mostly looking to kill Drake rather than save Diana. Which is presented as a unfortunate byproduct.
  • Really Gets Around: Had this reputation before the FAYZ.
    • However, since she and Caine only starting having sex in Plague, it's entirely possible this reputation is undeserved.
  • Random Power Ranking: Her power.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: To Caine.
  • Slut Shaming: Is quite often - and unfairly- the victim of this, both in-universe and in the fandom.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside
  • Stepford Snarker: Speculated among the fandom to be this. She even admits it herself in Light, admitting that it was easier for her to be snarky and cruel tongued than it was for her to just break down and cry.
  • Suddenly Ethnicity: Word of God only stated she was hispanic in an interview, leaving her Ambiguously Brown in-universe.
  • Teen Pregnancy: In Plague, with Caine.
  • The Tease
  • Trauma Conga Line: ...Holy shit.
  • Tsundere: A definite Type A for Caine.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Caine.
  • What If the Baby Is Like Me? It isn't. It's worse.
  • Witch with a Capital B

Drake Merwin

Caine's second-in-command, Drake is viewed as the most evil of the kids in the FAYZ. Has no apparent goals aside from whipping anyone he comes into contact with.

Computer Jack

A technical genius, Computer Jack was sent to Coates Academy after hacking into a police database to cancel a friend's father's speeding ticket. He's used to being used for his intelligence, although he shows signs of resenting it.

Dekka Talent

Sam: There aren't going to be any lines like that, between freak and normal.
Dekka: Sam, that's a great concept. And maybe you believe it. But I'm black and I'm a lesbian, so let me tell you: From what I know? Personal experience? There are always lines.

One of the Coates kids imprisoned by Caine for refusing to cooperate with his plans, she soon becomes Sam's second-in-command.

Brianna/The Breeze

"When you get to hell, tell the Gaiaphage the Breeze says 'Hi!'"

Imprisoned with Dekka and the other Coates mutants through most of Gone, Brianna was among the first to enlist in Sam's side. She possesses the ability to run extremely fast and is generally aggressive and energetic.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Outright states in Fear that she doesn't know what her sexual orientation is, and while she seems a little "grossed out" by Dekka's love for her, she did say that maybe in a few years they could date but now she isn't ready for any sort of commitment. While she's shown no outward interest in dating girls, she also doesn't seem to be too bothered by her boyfriend Jack, with their few moments of intimacy said to be awkward and spawned out of boredom, leaving Brianna's sexuality a mystery for the ages.
    • Michael Grant has outright said that Brianna and Dekka are "one of the true pairs" despite them never actually being together.
  • Action Girl
  • Badass: Put it like this: she was one of the first characters to go chasing after Drake. DRAKE.
  • Better as Friends: The conclusion she and Dekka come to.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Starts screaming in victory after chopping Drake into pieces. Not so much when he puts himself together again...
  • Child Soldiers: Is one.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets a Torso with a View courtesy of Gaia.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Good Is Dumb: While not dumb per say, Brianna makes a lot of stupid decisions. Repeatedly charging Gaia despite lacking a left eye/depth perception is one of them.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Everyone has this, but by Plague, she seems to enjoy her work as a Child Soldier. She gets called out for bragging about it in Light.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Dekka is in love with her.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Fragile Speedster: If she runs into anything, she'll probably smash up her legs, and if she trips while running she'll break a lot of bones.
    • Exploited in Hunger when Drake sets up cheese-wire, so that if she tries to burst in, she'll be cut into pieces.
  • Genki Girl: When she's not running around screaming with guns.
  • Little Miss Badass: The obvious example in the series.
  • Love Triangle: At the center of one between Jack and Dekka, although she has no idea of the latter's feelings for her until Plague.
  • More Deadly Than The Male: Compared to Computer Jack anyway.
  • Motor Mouth: Does everything fast.
  • No Last Name Given
  • Oblivious to Love: Dekka's feelings were pretty obvious, especially since, as her best friend, Brianna was probably aware of Dekka's lesbianism, which seems to be fairly common knowledge in Perdido Beach Tossed out of the window as of Fear.
  • Oh Crap: has one in Plague when Drake reassembles himself and a whole slew of them in Fear 1) she can't run in the dark or she'll break her legs, 2) when she realizes she can't save Diana's baby and 3) when Penny joins Drake.
    • In Light she has one moments before her death.
  • Staring Down Cthulhu: Does this to Drake in Plague. Subverted by the fact that Drake doesn't back down. He just breaks her ankles.
    • Does this to Gaia in Light. However, this time leads directly to her death.
  • Super Speed: Her power.

Penny

Introduced in Lies, Penny is a twelve-year-old with the ability to make people see monsters attacking them and acts as The Dragon for Caine after Drake's betrayal.

Bug

Given name Tyler, Bug has the power of invisibility and acts as Caine's spy. Looked on as something of a creep.

Taylor

One of the mutants rescued from Coates Academy in Gone, Taylor has the power of Teleportation.

     The Human Crew 
A anti-freak movement dedicated to killing those with 1 bar powers or above. Instigated in HUNGER and finally ended in PLAGUE.

Tropes involving the whole of the human crew.

Zil Sperry

Resentful and jealous of the perceived special treatment for mutants, Zil starts a group of Fantastic Racists determined to make life in the FAYZ worse.

Lance

Once popular, now a member of the Human Crew on whom its leader may or may not have a crush.

Antoine

One of the Human Crew's members

Hank

One of the Human Crew's more violent members.

Lisa

A member of the Human Crew, dating Zil.

Turk

A member of the Human crew disliked even by the other members.

  • Beauty Equals Goodness: While this is averted with most Human Crew members and actually most of the series' villains, Turk is described as being rat-like and ugly.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: More out of fear than anything else since he watched Caine brutally kills Lance

     The Island Kids 

Sanjit/ Wisdom Brattle-Chance

Virtue "Choo" Brattle-Chance

Peace, Pixie, and Bowie Brattle-Chance

     Others 

Orsay Pettijohn

  • Ambiguously Brown
  • A Dream Is A Terrible Thing To Read: She remains traumatized after seeing Drake's ones.
  • Break the Cutie: Pre-FAYZ she was the lonely, homeschooled only child whose father never paid any attention to her, and was left confused about the disturbing dreams she saw. In HUNGER she is threatened with being killed and eaten, is enslaved by Caine, starved and the gaiaphage causes her to nearly bite off her tongue. In LIES, she is manipulated by Nerezza to giving false prophecies, these prophecies involve her electricuting herself on the barrier and she is strangled to death. Break the cutie, indeed.
  • Call Back: She recalls a time where she snuck up on a group of kids (whom she'd later discover where Sam, Astrid, Little Pete, Edilio and Quinn) and read their dreams. This was a Call Back to the camp-out scene in the first book.
  • Dirty Dream Reading: Remarks that people would often dream about having sex, much to her dismay.
  • Dream Reading: Her power.
  • Homeschooled Kids: Was homeschooled by her father before the FAYZ.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Decides to befriend evil incarnate. Bad idea.
  • Killed Off for Real: One of the few recurring POV characters this happens to. Before Light, anyway.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Stayed by herself in her dad's abandoned hotel for 5 months before getting the courage to explore the FAYZ, something which Drake found suspicious, but she appears to be a very sweet, if somewhat gullible, girl.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She just wants to help everyone, but she ends up driving several teenagers to (probable) suicide before getting strangled herself.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Unwitting Pawn: In Lies, she is made to believe she is the great phophetess by Nerezza, when in reality, she's being used to drive kids to suicide.

Toto

A boy found at the air force base in Plague. One of the first children discovered to have powers and was being held captive by government agents.

Ellen

The fire chief

  • Ship Tease: With Edilio. Jossed as of Fear. He's gay and taken

The Gaiaphage/The Darkness/ Nerezza/ Gaia

  • Agony Beam: What it uses to keep its servants in particular Drake in Light in line.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Possesses all the powers of the moofs, so long as they're still alive.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: As Gaia.
  • Ax-Crazy: As Gaia, so very much.
  • Big Bad: Seems to be, for all intents and purposes, evil incarnate.
    • Bigger Bad: While Caine fills this role in individual plotlines, particularly in Gone, The Gaiaphage seems to be this in the series as a whole.
  • Big Eater: As Gaia.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: EVERY battle Gaia gets into in Light.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: When it becomes Nerezza.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A sentient, radiation-eating, reality-warping virus melded with human DNA specifically that of Sam's and Caine's father.
  • Enfant Terrible: In its new form as Diana's daughter Gaia in Fear, and during most of Light (close to the end, having grown into a teenager, she no longer qualifies).
  • Fille Fatale: As Gaia she briefly tries to seduce Sam over to the dark side in Light, and when that fails she simply Curb Stomp Battles him. She also notes that Drake is having an increasingly hard time following her orders as she ages and is fantasizing about mutilating and possibly raping her.
  • Glass Cannon: In spite of all her powers, her body is just as fragile as that of any other human.
  • God of Evil: Is this to Drake and Brittany.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Tends to make people do this when they see its true form. Just ask Caine and Brittney.
  • Hero Killer: Moreso than Drake.
  • Horror Hunger: Suffers from this in Light due to her rapid aging.
  • Humanoid Abomination: As Nerezza in Lies and when it possesses Diana's daughter, Gaia in Fear.
  • The Hypnotoad: It can control people's minds from a distance - just ask Lana or Caine.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In Light, as mentioned above, not quite cannibalism, as she's not technically human, despite looking like one.
  • The Juggernaut: Gaia.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: It is revealed in Fear that Little Pete used its biomass to create the sphere containing the FAYZ.
  • Meaningful Name: "Gaiaphage" means "world-eater" or "earth-eater". Oh, and Nerezza is Italian for "darkness".
  • The Alien Behind the Man: To Caine in Hunger.
  • Mutual Kill: In Light, with Little Pete (who had taken over Caine's body).
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: No matter what you call this guy—Darkness, Gaiaphage, Nerezza—it does not sound inviting.
  • One-Man Army: As Gaia.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: To a ridiculous degree Gaia. Among other things, she takes a shotgun blast to the chest at near point-blank range and a machete to the carotid artery, inflicted within less than a minute of each other, and in the final battle takes a hit from a missile (although Orc was in the way of the blast).
  • Rapid Aging: After it takes over the body of Diana's newborn daughter in Fear, the resulting entity, Gaia, reaches a form of a 2-year-old child in around 4-5 hours. And then over the following few days, she continues aging until she looks around 15 years old by the time she dies in Light.
  • Sadist: As Gaia. This is especially evident during her attack on the lakeside, during which she suspends twenty kids in the air with Dekka's powers and incinerates them one by one, taking the time to savor their fear.
     Adults 

Connie Temple

The mother of Sam and Caine.

  • Action Mom: She turns out to be pretty Badass when we see her on the other side of the FAYZ in Fear.
  • Mama Bear: Don't even think about bombing the anomaly that contains her son. She will not let you get away with it.
  • Missing Mom: She's stuck on the other side of the FAYZ.
  • My Beloved Smother: Sort of; she isn't spoken about very highly in Sam or Caine's POV chapters.
  • Trauma Conga Line

Tom Temple

Sam Temple's step-dad, who walked out on the family shortly before the FAYZ after Sam accidentally burns his arm off

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