Halloween Cosplay: One of the original cosplayers in 2004 as Slimer. Later years brought us the memetic "Sagatha", a blue-skinned Medusa costume with a metal bra and not much else.
In 2010 ,she cosplayed as Cleopatra
Never Mess with Granny: Not a grandmother yet, but one piece of dialogue from a zOMG! quest involving her suggests that she finds the Animated more of a nuisance than an actual threat, and makes trips to Durem despite them and the barricade (and the rumored greater Animated presence in Durem).
There's also her fearlessness in putting her body on display every Halloween...
The Millstone: You could choose him as a guide during the Summer '10 event, which was an Affectionate Parody of The Oregon Trail. Among other things, he would eat your bullets and/or throw them overboard... and kill the entire party if you shot other elk while hunting.
Took a Level in Badass: Halloween 2K7 movie MMVII part II. Ian transformed into vampire battle mode, swanged Zhivago 2 full circles in midair, tossed him up in the air, and send him off with a flykick. Later got stabbed by Zhivago again on the hand, but not only did Ian took a bite in paining Zhivago off the building, he pulled out the dagger in his hand in full ease.
Straight Gay: Was this at first, but that was only before we even knew anything about him. Soon after he was revealed gay, they replaced his big muscles and red wife-beater with a lean frame and a pink button down shirt.
Edmund: Runs H&R Wesley, a shop specializing in formal wear. Also a brilliant scientist who used to work for (and occasionally works with) Johnny K. Gambino.
Killed Off for Real: There was even a funeral held for him by the Staff, complete with dramatic sobbing. His profile and avatar have been changed to be a memorial, and the GCD is still a little bit in denial.
The denial's well-founded. He'd acquired an interactive role, walking new members through the process of adding others to their friends list, giving out items, and even performed the Anniversary 2010 announcement.
Bishounen: Played straight during the Fusion Dance plotline, has since been deconstructed: his skinniness is caused by poor health, and he's sometimes drawn as genuinely unhealthy-looking.
Butt Monkey: Anything happens to this guy. He's lost his memory, has no talent with women, has disappeared three times, has his house burned three times, was infected by the G-virus, was made fun of constantly by the people in his boarding school and then got possessed by a clam.
Two of the three aforementioned disappearances involved being kidnapped by vampires.
Kiss of Life: In the Lexbox's Game Over screen. Lampshaded by Becky as incorrect treatment for a concussion.
Take That: Ace was based on a member of the Gaia staff who was a bit of a Jerkass.
Sasha: Owner of Gambino Outfitters, a shop specializing in beach and summer wear. Has swapped spit with Gino (and possibly his father, due to a Fusion Dance plotline). Also has dated Liam with the full knowledge of Gino and Ian having an interest in her.
Friend to All Living Things: In Animal Quackers, he somehow gets into almost every enclosure at the zoo and gets along with all of the animals just fine. This is visibly lampshaded at least twice in the gorilla encounter.
Anna Corinne Von Helson & Marie Von Helson: Twin daughters of Vladimir Von Helson. Half-siblings of Ian and Louie Von Helson. Anna Corinne wears blue. Marie wears red. That's about the only difference between them.
The Vamp: Until Liam swayed them with the power of his "pythons."
Louie Von Helson: Son of Vladimir Von Helson, and younger brother of Ian Von Helson. Current leader of Gaia's vampires. May or may not be a Vegetarian Vampire. He is also the shopkeeper of H&R Wesley since Edmund's disappearance.
Hellish Pupils: Standard for vampires. Louie's a pretty nice guy, though.
Hollywood Genetics: His father had dark auburn hair. His mother was a blonde. Louie has black hair.
I Do Not Drink Wine: But he does eat double-cheeseburgers (one of the possible events in "Frontier Skies" has him raiding your food supply), and he does eat pies (placed in the final six for the "Pie Hard" event). According to the comics associated with the latter, human-style food is palatable but unpleasant to vampires.
The Beard: Went to a prom event as Devin's date, even though it was known at the time that Devin doesn't swing that way. This, along with her choice of a tuxedo rather than a dress for the event, fueled speculation that Flynn was a lesbian.
The Pollyanna: Until after his jailtime, Timmy would always immediately forgive Singh for anything bad she did to him as soon as the situation was resolved, refusing to believe it was her fault, and was optimistic throughout his mutations. He seems to have grown out of it now, though.
The Orion Siblings: A collection of starpeople, consisting of Saiph (first appearing in the finale for the Fallen Wish EI,) his younger sister Hatsya (from the Lonely Star RIG,) and their older brother and sister Rigel and Mintaka.
Jaws: A cute little sharkboy found in the special Venus Garden world. During the Demonbusters storyline, however, he took over for the Overseer in the aquariums while the latter was battling on the frontline. Is currently still there while the Overseer's fate is left uncertain.
Loyal: the newest Gaia shopkeeper as of 2014. Runs Loyal's Bazaar
Meaningful Name: He runs a shop for Gaians who loyally log in for 65 days straight.
G Corp Labtechs (Halloween 2k4)
A number of quirky personalities that were the focus of the plot during October 2004. Considered by many to be the most promising characters in the history of Gaia's storyline; sadly, they appear to have been Killed Off for Real.013: Tried to escape after finding out some of G Corp's darker secrets, but was laid off by 247 as a security measure.
The Overseer: A demi-god of old transformed into a clam. Until Demonbusters, he was found in your aqarium. Took over Gino's body during the Demonbusters event; turned into a mortal human by Jack after the event.
Blinding Bangs: Lifted just enough to show his eyes at the very end of the Demonbusters storyline, when he was made mortal.
Cloud Cuckoolander: Spending a millennia as a clam might justify him being out of touch with some things, but when the one who spent it in a box is more street-smart than him...
The Sentinel: A demi-goddess of old. Was stuck in a box for 1000 years, where she went mad. Tried to take over the world during the Demonbusters event; made into a mortal human by Jack after the event.
When someone made a joke comparing the members of his fanthread (with which he had interacted) to an Estrogen Brigade, he became indignant and asserted the respectability of the users in question. note Some of them did have a tendency to act fangirly, but either he was too naive to pick up on it, or he cared enough to stand up for them anyway.
Old Rusty: A ghost who wanders around in chains dragging a ball. Is really fond of breaking mirrors for some reason.Pancakes: The ghost of a stack of pancakes.Professor Kruelty: The ghost of a supervillain.
Berserk Button: Anything that makes her think of "her" or "him," whoever they are.
Captain Cresento: Owner of Gaia's only airship. Debuted on April Fools' Day of '09 in zOMG!, but has since barged into the main storyline.
April Fools' Day: Captain Cresento appeared on April Fools' Day 09 in zOMG!, where he offered to take your character to a new area. The joke was that zOMG! would 'crash' just before the new area loaded.
Jerkass: He's got an ego the size of Manhattan Island, easily. When he crashed his airship into the Overseer's makeshift airtubship, one of his remarks was, "I hope you have insurance, Overseer. I think your garbage pile scratched my airship."
Our Elves Are Better: Blink and you miss it: when informed that Cresento and Nicolae have been assigned to the same task as he, Zhivago refers to them as a human and an elf. Nicolae's pretty clearly human, so that makes Cresento the elf.
Genre Savvy: Surrenders and starts telling your characters everything he's learned about Ghi and the Animated... to keep you distracted while he pages for backup. Then while the backup has you distracted, he teleports away.
Chekhov's Skill: His interest in alchemy, introduced to justify his Item Crafting service in zOMG!, comes back in the Bad Guy Side Story, where he starts trying to convince Cresento to let him run a shop out of the airship.
Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared in the Olympics '08 comics and in the Halloween '08 comics before being introduced as the shopkeeper for zOMG! power-ups.
Gold Sink: The Alchemy shop is pretty unrepentantly one, and also focuses a lot on recycling old RIG dummy prizes.
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Justified, he's a con man and probably on the run from the law. We've seen him selling stolen goods, selling zOMG power-ups, crafting items from zOMG! loot, and now in the comics as a mercenary who's been hired to kill Gino.
He's also opened an Alchemy shop with Cresento, apparently while still running Back Alley Bargains out of his wagon in the Bifrost's cargo hold.
Brennivin: Owner of Dernier*Cri, who gave up being a wizard for fashion. Is also the presumed owner of the Dark Reflection, as he appeared as the "Mysterious Man" in the RIG's Game Over scenario.
Always Camp: The fact that he's so fashion-obsessed, coupled with his attractiveness, has led way too many people to believe that he's gay or metrosexual.
Early-Bird Cameo: See above. Oddly, the SDPlus dolls of him released in the Dark Reflection showed him in his current appearance well before it was revealed to the public, possibly invoking this trope even more.
Expy: Basically Christian Siriano in cartoon form.
Kanoko: First introduced in the Midsummer Swirl RIG, Kanoko is an exchange student who just has no luck with keeping a job. Is currently employed as the shopkeeper of Rococo, but we'll see how long that lasts.
Dojikko: The plot of the Dark Reflection kickstarts with her tripping into it, after all.
Early-Bird Cameo: Like Brennivin, she and Radio Jack were designed for the luxury item shop, but introduced through RIGs. Not a lot of people realize this because of how much earlier Kanoko and Jack were introduced.
Lethal Chef: Possibly, but since it's only Rina's cooking that gets tasted out of both their efforts, we can't say for sure.
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Something of a Running Gag with her — so far, she's been an ice cream vendor (fired by Ivan for forgetting to charge tax on her sales,) a star Mascot for a planetarium, and, as mentioned, Brennivin's assistant. It got so bad that she even tried to apply for a place in the Halloween event while she was still employed.
Now she's currently running a temp job over at Rina's shop while Brennivin is away.
Radio Jack: Also introduced in the Midsummer Swirl, as an "avid proponent of summertime evil". However, that "evil" really only extends to being a snarky little critter. Is speculated to either be owned by (or even created by) Brennivin.
Meaningful Name: Possibly inverted. The timing of his appearance and the fact that his name can be separated into "died rich" led to many theories regarding some connection with Gambino. There's no other evidence for any of it.
Bruce Hardcastle: A sports announcer introduced during the Rejected Olympics of '09. Choked on a potato and died before Halloween; brought back to life during Halloween by Jack, and re-killed afterward when Jack crammed a potato down his throat. Currently roaming around as an angry ghost.
Back from the Dead: Twice; The Sentinel brought him back to life after he choked on a potato then Jack re-killed him after the 2k9 Halloween event; now he's come back as a ghost for the 2k10 event.