Characters / Homestuck Exiles
aka: Homestuck The Midnight Crew

During the course of a session, five Carapacians, Dersite or Prospitian, will be exiled by being sent through a Skaian portal. They land on the barren home of the players, and together rebuild a new society, while advising the players of the session via terminals that grew out of the meteors that destroyed the player's homes.

There are three known groups of Exiles: the desert wanderers of Pre-Scratch Earth, the violent gangsters of the Midnight Crew who advised the Troll Session, and the starving Dersites who pester Roxy on Post-Scratch Earth.

All Exiles are an example of:

  • After the Reckoning: After abandoning the Incipisphere, their lives take place in the planet of the players they guide.
  • Clones Are People Too: almost all exiles (those with barcode tatoos on their wrists) are cloned carapacians from the facilities in the Veil.
  • Fake Band: Both the Midnight Crew and the desert wanderers both.
  • Flat Character/Satellite Character: Only a few Exiles in each group receive much focus. For the wanderers this is WV and PM. For the Midnight Crew, it's Spades Slick. For the starving Dersites, they have their unnamed leader.
  • Meanwhile, in the Future: years in the future, but not many
  • The Needless: We don't know exactly how long the exiles wandered the wastelands before joining together, because we don't know when their meteors landed, but it was long enough to wear down and turn all their clothes brown or grey. Yet, in all that time, they seem to have survived without any clear source of food or water. They are still capable of feeling hunger.
  • Nominal Importance: Of a sort for the desert wanderers. They don't really have names, they only have initials. They're still important though, WV especially within terms of the game. Averted for the Midnight Crew, though it was played straight back when they were agents.
    • Insistent Terminology: Averted. Technically, the correct way to refer to them would be as "The WV" or "The PM", but that sounds a bit silly so nobody does.
    • In Universe Nickname: Jade refers to WV and PM as "Mr. Mayor" and "Miss Mail Lady", while Dave and Karkat simply refer to WV as "The Mayor". Fans extend this to the rest of the exiles.
    • I Have Many Names/Meaningful Rename: Their names change to fit their current roles, while keeping their initials.
  • Single-Issue Wonk: Several exiles have odd obsessions with various things, though this dies down as they develop as characters.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection
  • Walking the Earth: Or Alternia in the case of the Midnight Crew.

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     Pre-Scratch Exiles 

The Pre-Scratch Exiles are examples of

  • Ascended Fridge Horror: Fans speculated that because the Kid's scratch would reset their Universe, the Exiles we know would die as part of it rebooting. Then Jack Noir himself came and slaughtered them all, leaving just PM and a mortally wounded WV.
  • Big Good: PM
  • Chess Motifs: PM and WV are both Pawns, AR is probably one too. WK and WQ are royalty though.
    • PM travelled to the other side of the board and was promoted, AR sacrificed himself early on for John, and WV is a subversion in that he rejects the rules and attacks his own king.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Gender Flip: Flip the genders of all the Exiles and their story becomes a fairly standard following of The Hero's Journey.
  • Homage: WV and PM are seen by many to be one to WALL•E note 
  • Killed Off for Real: AR, WQ, and WK. The White Royalty may return after a fashion as the post-scratch session's new royalty, but it remains to be seen.
  • Leitmotif: Explore, for all of them.
  • Official Couple: WK and WQ. PM and WV are hinted at throughout the comic.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Oh so very much so. Although the WQ and WK actually vaguely stepped down in their badass levels, PM and WV were just normal pawns that are now respectively a Queen destined to become a space warping One-Man Army and the hero of a (failed) revolution.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Subverted. Word of God states they were going to use the teleporters in the bases to escape their universe, and then destroy the bases so no one else could follow them. Then Jack arrived. Needless to say, it failed.

Wayward Vagabond/Warweary Villein/Wastelandic Vindicator/Wizardly Vassal/The Mayor

Years in the future, but not many, a WAYWARD VAGABOND records a stuttering step in the sun-bleached dust.

Exiled to the ruined Earth during the Reckoning, he plants suggestions in John's head using a mysterious terminal he finds in a bunker in a desert where Rose's house used to be. Prior to his exile, he was a simple WARWEARY VILLEIN attempting to eke out a living as a farmer on the battlefields of Skaia. He incited a revolution against the Black King, fulfilling his role as a game concept, but his army was slaughtered by Jack Noir. The fourth playable character introduced.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    "Perhaps one day you will find something new to bear. A burden befitting of the peasant you truly are.
    Oh my what's that shiny thing in the water."
  • Audience Surrogate: He provides the all-caps directions that John hears in Act 2 after the meteor destroys John's suggestion box.
  • Authority in Name Only: "The glorious founder and mayor of CAN TOWN. A number of rather civic-minded CITIZEN CANS offer adulation to their fair and magnanimous leader."
  • Badass Adorable/Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may be a cute little space case, but remember that he managed to merge the black and white armies and stand up against the Black King all in mere moments.
  • Bad Dreams
  • Berserk Button: KINGS. He's okay with WQ, though - she's a Queen (and then she abdicates anyway).
  • The Chosen One: Subverted. Word of God says that WQ privately chose him to wield the ring. It doesn't happen.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Fortunately for him, his grasp on reality is pretty tenuous.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Several times, most notably saying John was the apprentice of a thief.
  • Dangerous Deserter: Zig-zagged. WV deserted the Black Army to be a farmer, but none of his superiors seem to care — at least until he got fed up and raised an army to overthrow them. Then, the only one to act on it was an usurper who left him alone alive to see the ruination of his dreams.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a Dersite, he's one of the nicer people in the series; his earlier rudeness to John was simply because he didn't know about human etiquette. He was even able to lead an army of both Prospitians and Dersites against the Black King.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Zig zags around. He was built up for some time as the central Exile, seemingly destined to be the one who faced Jack even as PM took a more proactive role. Then Jack punched a hole through his stomach, and PM got the ring anyway. But he still ends up much more important to the main characters directly, while PM remains more distant.
  • Dramatic Irony: To him, the rebellion was a failure and because of this he was nothing but a fool for believing that he could be a leader. To what was left of his former army, he was a great hero who gave them hope in the bleakest of times, despite the tragic ending of the rebellion.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Though nearly all the main heroes have done this in Act 7, none earned it more than WV did. After all the trauma he went through, he finally gets to be the mayor of a beautiful, real version of Can Town with his dear friend PM right by his side.
  • Everybody's Dead, WV: Yeah...
    Everyone is dead.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: In-Universe. The kids and trolls on the meteor become huge fans of him, even as their own social groups break down.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In addition to haven eaten a pumpkin, a potted plant, several pieces of chalk, a chunk of uranium, and a cyborg bunny's eye, he learned proper human etiquette by eating a book on it. It seems like he'll eat anything as long as it's green, or if it had been green at some point in time. Doesn't matter if it's edible or not.
    • The one exception to this is paradox ghost slime, which he describes as "unappetizing sludge."
  • Foil: He mirrors Jack Noir pretty well. They're both male Dersites who detest their leaders and start to rebel, but unlike Jack Noir, WV is more silly than actively malicious. And of course, they're literally counterparts in eliminating members of the Black Royalty.
  • Foreshadowing: Nannasprite's exposition to John and WV's interruptions hinted WV's true role long before it was actually revealed, especially his response of "ME??" when she says that the war continued forever until 'you' showed up — it's initially played as a joke, but in fact he did break the stalemate, explaining why he initially thought she was talking to him.
  • For Want of a Nail: Jack Noir was able to slaughter all the Exiles, escape into the trolls' session, and kill Bilious Slick...because WV hit the Caps Lock key at the wrong time.
  • Genius Ditz: He wastes lots of time doing strange things like playing with cans, but the Wayward Vagabond seems to be remarkably adept with computers (even bizarre alien computers he has never seen before) as well as being able to think very fast on his feet and having "an uncanny knack for tracking precise distances [he has] already traversed, in whatever units [he chooses]." That he is, in essence, a living chess piece who spent his life on a battlefield may go some way toward explain his talents.
    • And despite the way he blames himself for his failure, his rebellion against the Black King nearly succeeded before Jack Noir intervened, something over which he had no control. This implies that's actually good at tactics, leadership, and inspiring others. Keep in mind that Black winning the war by default is supposed to be a universal constant in the setting, yet the WV nearly overthrew the Black King with no help from the kids.
  • Heroic BSOD: Seeing the armies he led into rebellion getting brutally, mercilessly slaughtered may well account for his eccentricities.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He calls himself an idiot and starts bonking himself on the head when he mistakes an appearafier for a deappearafier. It starts out hilarious until you find out that he's got major self-esteem issues from his failed rebellion.
  • Hidden Depths: Among other things, while his responses play up how unimportant he thinks the queen's ring is, when he falls asleep he has a dream of himself turning into Jack, implying that he might (at least subconsciously) know what it does and refuses to put it on because he fears becoming a monster like Jack.
  • Hilarity Ensues: Pretty much everything WV does. Including going on a road trip in the middle of a battlefield. Except his backstory, that's not hilarious at all. At least until he meets up with John. Then it was hilarious again.
  • I Have Many Names: More so than the rest.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Jack really wanted that uranium.
  • Informed Attractiveness: It's sort of hard for us to see the intricacies of chess people hotness, but apparently he had quite the gaggle of admirers at one point.
  • Instant Fan Club: His planetary army is revealed to be basically this. He is apparently also attractive and has numerous fan girls.
    • Dave gushes over him in particular, but it seems to be the consensus aboard the meteor that the Mayor is the coolest guy around.
  • Jerk Ass: At first, but only because he didn't know how to be polite.
  • Leitmotif: Vagabounce.
  • Man Child: Justified in that Carapacians are not mentally the same as humans or trolls.
  • Maybe Ever After: With PM in Act 7.
  • Mayor of Can Town
  • My Greatest Failure: His unsuccessful rebellion, and the murder of everyone under his command by Jack Noir.
  • No Indoor Voice: Initially, he communicates with John in ALL CAPS, UNTIL HE ACCIDENTally hits the capslock key.
  • Please Wake Up: He types JOHN. RISE UP. after he sees him being stabbed by Jack.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He is a Cloudcuckoolander to the extreme, and even being on a Trauma Conga Line barely manages to faze him. Nevertheless, virtually everything he does is humorous and while he does still have plot importance, it is fairly minor.
  • Psychic Dreams for Everyone: Normally only players (not Carapacians) get the psychic dreams. However, WV has repeatedly show the ability to dream in dreambubbles regardless; Vriska was even once able to communicate with him through one.
  • Red Herring: There were a number of hints that he would put on the White Queen's Ring. The ring ultimately went to PM, who was already a white queen.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Raised a planetary army in response to constant warfare burning down his farm.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: To the Black Army
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: his barcode reminds him of the war. He also paints his exile station to represent the Incipisphere.
  • Sidequest Sidestory: In an ordinary session, WV functions as a backdoor means to eliminate the Black King, though it is seemingly extremely difficult to do so. Didn't happen in the Kid's session because of Jack.
    • Killed Off for Real: His alternate in the Troll session is implied to have been this, due to none of the Trolls reaching Skaia in time to aid him before he was destroyed by the Black King.
    • This fact is never outright stated in story, but was confirmed on Hussie's old Formspring.
  • Supporting Protagonist: In terms of story, PM is the hero of the Exiles, but he is the one we focus on the most and was introduced first. This was subverted later, with WV becoming much more directly important to the protagonists.
  • Survivor's Guilt: Oh yeah.
  • Take a Third Option: Opted to attack BOTH the White King and the Black King, he and his army simply attacked the Black King first.
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: Tab — purely because it's drinkable.
    • He repeats the same "drinking" binge with shaving cream later in the story (and earlier in his past), but finds it less delicious. This doesn't actually stop him from drinking it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He compulsively eats anything green, and he sometimes doesn't even seem aware that he does so. He also describes green text and buttons as "attractive" and tells John not to die in the "tasty fire" when he's surrounded by green flames.
  • Transformation Sequence: Literally, in his dreams.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His farm burns down, his army is slaughtered, his mission from John is a failure, he's exiled and wanders Earth alone for several hundred years, watches as Jack murders John, he has a horrific nightmare about Jack, and just as things are looking up for him, Jack comes in, rips uranium out of his stomach, and leaves him to bleed to death.

Peregrine Mendicant/Parcel Mistress/Prospitian Monarch

Minutes in the future, though perhaps not as few as implied by circumstance, a PEREGRINE MENDICANT trundles precious cargo beneath the gleam of the celestially ominous.

Like the Wayward Vagabond, a wandering soul living in the future who, while wheeling around a collection of mailboxes, stumbles across a Sburb capsule. Prior to the Reckoning, she was a simple PARCEL MISTRESS on a quest to deliver a very important package. The sixth playable character.

  • Action Girl: That sword sure ain't there just to look nice. What does she do when she sees that Bec Noir is attacking AR and WV? Leaps at him with her sword. When that fails? Prototypes herself with WQ's ring, giving her powers equal to him, grabs WV's wounded body, and confronts Bec Noir directly. That this is only the second time we have ever seen a genuine Oh Crap! moment on his part should tell you everything you need to know.note 
  • Almighty Janitor: From postal worker to monarch in no time at all.
  • The Aloner: After she sends WV and Serenity to Karkat and the others, she's essentially completely alone.
  • A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma: From WV's point of view, anyway:
    You are somewhat mystified by the fact that she is be more impressed by your silly drawings than your amazing technology.

    Maybe simple things are the key to the heart of a lady. You do not know because you do not know anything about ladies really. They are a riddle draped in a mystery wrapped in post-apocalyptic shroudwear.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with the mail. No, seriously. Do not mess with the mail. Even more of a berserk button? Killing her friends.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: After he attacks her and steals away the White King's scepter, PM beheads the Hegemonic Brute.
    • Jack Noir killed WQ, WK, AR, and severely wounded WV. PM is PISSED.
    • During [S]Collide Jade attempted to get between her and Bec Noir. PM simply punched Jade out before continuing the fight.
  • Break the Cutie: Averted; all of the traumatic events she's gone through have only strengthened her resolve.
  • Character Development: Originally a peaceful, pacifistic and duty-bound Pawn, eventually developed into a courageous, able-bodied, and determined Queen.
  • Chess Motifs: Starts as a pawn; gets promoted to Queen.
  • Cool Sword: One of the main reasons for being an Ensemble Darkhorse.
  • The Determinator: The mail. Will. Be. Delivered. She ends up pretty mad at John, but it is delivered.
    • And after prototyping herself, she's been chasing after Jack non-stop for two years. And reality shattering around her only distracted her for a brief moment before she just picked back up again.
    • Her determination is strong enough to punch Jade aside (As she couldn't kill her) when she tries to stop the fight between her and Bec Noir, regardless of the Undying Loyalty to Jade programmed into the prototyping.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Sort of. We've already met Peregrine Mendicant, but Dream Jade gives us an early look at Parcel Mistress.
  • Enemy Mine: During [S] Game Over, she briefly teams up with Bec Noir to kill Dave, who they both mistakenly perceive as a threat to (the already dead) Jade.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse
  • The Everyman: More so than the rest of the Exiles, but changes a fair amount as she becomes Queen.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She suddenly turns on Dave alongside Jack in [S]Game Over. It's possible this was all just a horrific misunderstanding, as Dave was chasing them for absconding with Jade's body.
  • Foil: While WV parallel's Jack Noir, PM is his opposite in every way. This refers back to the larger Chess Motifs.
  • Good Counterpart: To Jack, after putting on the White Queen's Ring.
  • Handicapped Badass: Like Jack, she loses an arm to the ring's prototyping.
  • Implacable Mail Lady: She's been chasing Jack through the Furthest Ring for the last two years. When the universe itself shatters around them, she glances at it for a few seconds and then goes right back to pursuing him. Jack, who hadn't been the least bit threatened since his final prototyping, eventually starts to get freaked out by her determination.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Like with WV, it's bit hard for us to tell, but both WV and AR say how cute she is.
  • The Juggernaut: Nothing will stop her from delivering the mail. Or her revenge on Jack.
  • Mama Bear: Having gained Bec's loyalty, she seems to have become this toward Jade. Granted, unlike Jack, she'd probably act like this anyway, seeing that she was friends with Dream Jade.
  • Maybe Ever After: With WV in Act 7.
  • Meaningful Name: PM = Private Message or Postman.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: MAIL!
  • Nice Hat: The Postman's Cap. And the mailbox crown, although she doesn't especially like it.
  • Physical God: Now she's inherited the White Queen's ring.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Put on the WQ's ring and followed Jack into the troll's session to enact one. He looked positively terrified about it, but it turns out that he was actually lovestruck instead. She, on the other hand, has fallen into kismesissitude for him.
  • Samus Is a Girl
  • Shout-Out: The Postman, a movie about someone clinging to the symbolism of mail delivery as a bastion of civilization in a post-apocalyptic setting.
  • Spanner in the Works
  • Stealth Pun: The Roaring Rampage of Revenge mentioned above. She went postal.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Prospit's destruction, the deaths of the Exiles, everything really.
  • Undying Loyalty: She inherited this from Bec via prototyping as the instant she and Jack see that Jade is dead they stop fighting and abscond with her body. When Dave confronts them, they both immediately kill him, thinking he's a threat to Jade.
    • This extends to the fight in [S] Collide, where she can't kill Jade when she blocks both her and Bec Noir in their fight, though her resolve to get revenge allows her to knock her out of the way nonlethally by punching her in the face.
  • Unstoppable Mail Lady: The mail is life. The mail is the very fabric of civilization.

Aimless Renegade/Authority Regulator/Armaments Regent

Years in the future, which is to say, THE PRESENT MOMENT PRECISELY, an AIMLESS RENEGADE prepares for company.

The third future wanderer, who is investigating the Frog Temple and is covered in yellow police tape. Prior to his exile, he was an AUTHORITY REGULATOR tasked with the enforcement of the law in the kingdom of Derse. The eighth playable character.

Windswept Questant/White Queen

A WINDSWEPT QUESTANT suddenly appears.

The fourth exile, who suddenly appeared out of an egg-shaped Sburbcraft. Communicated with Rose through her Sburb device. Prior to her exile, she was the WHITE QUEEN, adored sovereign of Prospit, who abdicated her throne in order to help PM on her quest. After PM becomes the Prospitian Monarch, she is appointed as her royal adviser.

White King/Writ Keeper

The former King of Prospit, who hid inside the time capsule in the Frog Temple to survive and become the Writ Keeper on the future Earth.

  • Badass Bookworm: He's been shown to be completely engrossed in Rose's novel and on Skaia he led armies.
  • Chekhov's Gun: When he appears as the Writ Keeper, he is seen reading Complacency of the Learned, a story written by Rose. The story is nominally about wizards, but Word of God has said that it represents Rose's subconscious mind about the creation of the universe—specifically the Troll's game of Sgrub. What knowledge the Writ Keeper will gain from it remains to be seen.
    • Unfortunately, we never know what he learns because he's immediately killed. He'll probably be reset with the Scratch, but he'll know nothing of his past life.
    • He was reset, but he was killed before he could do anything but still be trapped in a stalemate with the Black King.
  • Flat Character: Has appeared very few times, so his personality as of yet is still more or less an unknown.
  • Leitmotif: Riches to Ruins Movements I & II, shared with WQ.
  • Official Couple: With WQ
  • Off with His Head!
  • Red Herring: As the Writ Keeper, he seemed to be built up as having an important role in the lives of the exiles... and then Jack kills him within 20 seconds of his actually appearing.
  • Sixth Ranger
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Almost immediately after emerging from the seed, Jack kills him before he can do anything at all.

     Post Scratch Exiles 


A bunch of "Exiles" taken from the Post-Scratch Session by the Condesce, to form the backbone of her new empire. They mostly live on floating cities that resemble chessboards, and according to Dirk they're essentially slums. Roxy lives in one of these cities, and was raised by them. On occasion some of the Carapacians sneak into her lab to hunt her cats. None of them have names or distinct appearances, with exception to one who led a hunting party into Roxy's lab, who is still nameless.
  • Call Back: A lot of them almost look like known exiles like the Midnight Crew, but none of them are exactly identical to them. Most notably, the apparent leader of the hunting party looks sort of like a cross between Jack Noir and WV, and uses a crowbar.
    • The ones that most closely resemble PM have one of their eyes covered by their robes. Their apparent leader does as well.
  • Faceless Masses: Mostly.
  • Reduced to Ratburgers: Roxy tries to avoid thinking about how they're probably breaking into her lab to eat her mutant cats.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Their apparent leader has a unique design and possibly even wields Crowbar's crowbar; a powerful juju that has been lost at several points in the story. None of the original crowd has appeared since their debut and shortly afterwards.
  • You All Look Familiar: Aside from their apparent leader, all of them share their appearance with another exile in their group, including robes, though this might be Andrew simply copying sprites, as it didn't seem to be the case with their drawn crowd shot.
    • Of course, there's only so many ways to draw random, nameless Dersites without them looking somewhat like a named character, especially since the Dersites are all canonically clones.

     Troll Session Exiles / The Midnight Crew 

The Midnight Crew were originally non-canonical characters from Problem Sleuth, wherein they were Team Sleuth's Psycho Ranger counterparts, waging grand warfare against the protagonists through donation-funded commands. In the Homestuck universe, they were apparently so popular that the MS Paint Adventures site that the characters visit features a Midnight Crew adventure as the followup to Problem Sleuth, something which Andrew Hussie apparently considered in real life after abandoning the all-Flash version of Homestuck.

The Midnight Crew featured in an intermission between Acts 3 and 4 of Homestuck, wherein they invaded the mansion home of their rival gang The Felt with the aim of ending their gang war once and for all. They later out to be part of the Homestuck canon after all, existing in the distant post-apocalyptic future of Alternia (612 Alternian years in the future, to be exact) in much the same capacity as Earth's exiles, taking Mutually Fictional to Up to Eleven levels.

All Midnight Crew members provide examples of:

  • A Lighter Shade of Black: See below.
  • Anti-Hero: Type V. They're only considered heroes during "Operation Regisurp" in the Troll's Session, due to their alliance with the protagonists. In the kid's session, they are definitely evil, and their leader is the primary antagonist.
  • Death Dealer: An odd case, since all of them store their weapons in the form of cards. Throw a card at somebody, and it will turn back into a bomb/axe/knife/etc before it hits them.
  • Evil Counterpart\Psycho Rangers: of the characters of Problem Sleuth.
    • Spades Slick: Problem Sleuth
    • Clubs Deuce: Ace Dick
    • Diamond Droog: Pickle Inspector
    • Hearts Boxcars: Fiesta Ace Dick (or maybe Hired Muscle?)
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Justified as they're former citizens-slash-Agents of Derse, and therefore have shiny black carapaces.
  • Killed Off for Real: The Intermission ends with only Spades Slick alive, after traveling to a timeline where the other three are dead. Later on he kills Snowman, ending the universe and himself.
    • Or so it seemed, until Andrew listed Slick as "?" instead of dead in this panel. Slick is later confirmed to be alive behind the fourth wall.
  • Meaningful Rename: Like other Prospitians and Dersites.
  • Nice Hat: And it's very Serious Business when Itchy starts switching them around.
  • Perpetual Frowner: All except Clubs Deuce, who has no mouth.
  • Playing Card Motifs: All of theme are themed after a suit.
  • Porn Stash
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Each one has a favorite candy, keeping a couple pieces in his hat.

♠ Spades Slick ♠ / Scurrilous Straggler

The leader of the Midnight Crew. Armed, dangerous, and extremely violent. He and Diamonds Droog are probably the smartest members of the crew. Notably, Spades "made this town what it is." "Wasn't nothing but a bunch of dust and rocks before [he] got here." Long before the Midnight Crew, he was the Jack Noir present in the trolls' session, who allied with the trolls to overthrow and exile the Black Queen but was exiled himself in revenge. He wandered the post-apocalyptic Alternian desert for years as the Scurrilous Straggler before founding the Midnight Crew and returning civilization to the planet.

Though it seemed he died in the destruction of the Troll Universe, Andrew Hussie (in comic that is) swooped in and saved him. He was badly hurt and had to be turned into a cyborg

♣ Clubs Deuce ♣

♦ Diamonds Droog ♦

  • Awesomeness by Analysis
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Although all the members of the Midnight Crew are well-dressed, Droog takes particular pride in his classy outfit.
  • The Chessmaster: He was able to, using the forensics evidence of some destroyed clocks and a single lost tooth, figure out exactly when Fin was going to try and bite him from the past, and fill him full of lead instead. Meanwhile, he used knowledge of The Felt's temporal abilities, Clubs Deuce, and a time bomb to redirect Trace, who was attacking from the future, and kill off both him and Doze at the same time. Pretty safe to say that Droog is the smartest and the best planner.
  • Crazy-Prepared: His BRAWLSOLEUM has multiple BACKUP HATS, several tasteful suits, and a shitload of guns and cards. He eventually subdued and captured Stitch as well, just in case.
  • Guns Akimbo: His weapons of choice are an AK-47 and a second assault rifle of a different type. Note that instead of two SMGs or pistols he's wielding full sized assault rifles.
  • More Dakka: The inevitable result of Dual Wielding assault rifles.
  • Only Sane Man: He seems to be this, compared to Slick and Boxcar's hot tempers and Deuce...being Deuce.
  • Porn Stash: Grey Ladies, which he keeps inside a newspaper.
  • Shout-Out: His name refers to the Nadsat term for "friend" from A Clockwork Orange, and his theme is called Carbon Nadsat.
  • So Proud of You: His treatment of Aradia, to whom he is an exile guide, is peppered with this. In his one shown conversation he used phrases like "Atta girl" and "That's what I like to hear". Aradia however seems to resent it.
    • Though it's implied that is not all there is to it, considering Droog has a fetish for grey women, and Trolls and Aradia specifically are grey. His Porn Stash was in his hands at the same time as his comments above. Plus, even if he is genuinely praising Aradia, he usually says the above sentences after she's killed someone.
  • The Starscream: In the above mentioned video, Clubs Deuce comments that he thinks Droog "wants to be the leader". It's never been stated if he's really planning Slick's downfall or not, though.
  • The Stoic: Even when he's angry, he doesn't show it.
    • Not So Stoic: He flails around with his Ultraviolence Cuestick when Trace punches his past trail and he also had to resist the urge to scream "Oh yeah" when Cans crashes in through the wall. He also smiles a grand total of once, praising Aradia for utterly demolishing Vriska.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Swedish Fish.

♥ Hearts Boxcars ♥


Although not a member of the Midnight Crew, she is the fifth Exile of the Troll Session. See her own section for more details.

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Alternative Title(s): Homestuck The Midnight Crew