One half of Benriya, 35-year-old Worick is the more personable and communicative partner. He presents himself as fairly happy-go-lucky, but can be serious when a job is on the line. Worick works as both a freelance gangster and gigolo in order to pay the rent. In chapter seven it is revealed that he has exceptional recall abilities.
One half of Benriya, 34-year-old Nicolas is highly skilled with a sword, imposing and somewhat aloof. He is also deaf and communicates primarily through sign language, though he can speak in a limited capacity. Along with Worick, he works as a gangster-for-hire. Nick is a "tagged" (in reference to his dog tags), making him both feared and reviled on the streets.
Abusive Parents: His father being just abusive probably would have been a step up, actually.
Lamarck Was Right: Many Twilights these days are only Twilights because their parents were soldiers who used Celebrer during the Unification Wars several years ago. Besides making them impressively strong, it causes severe physical and mental defects and lowered life expectancy. Nic is such a Twilight.
A 24-year-old prostitute who is assisted by Worick and Nicolas during one of their jobs. Although ordered to eliminate her, Benriya decides instead to claim her as "loot" - effectively saving her life. With nowhere else to go, Alex begins working as Benriya's secretary. She is currently learning sign language so that she can better communicate with Nicolas.
Ambiguously Brown: Originally this seemed the case (with a number of readers assuming that she had some Latina heritage), but ultimately subverted; chapter 18 details that Alex is black with some (possibly) Chinese ancestry mixed in.
Amnesiac Hero: Turns out to be the case; with the help of the Doc's medicine the effects of the Psycho Serum Barry had been giving her is wearing off and she's slowly starting to regain her memories of the past, including the little brother she'd practically raised but had completely forgotten about, much to her horror. As well, some of her comments to Worick seem to imply that her memory's been altered or faulty in some way, as she mentions her mother in one chapter only to say that she "didn't have one" in the next. It's possible "Alex Benedetto" isn't her real name, either, but she doesn't give an indication that she knows this.
Beware of the Nice Ones: You can tell how much the Psycho Serum that made her docile has begun to wear off when she hears a man talk about wanting to do even worse to a Twilight girl they'd already beaten up and leaps right out to smash a steel pipe in his face.
Broken Bird: That she's a prostitute is only one thing that's wrong with her.