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Disbanded / New Noob Guild
The worst guild of Horizon
in Season 1, which gets a little better but keeps a quite bad reputation later on.
Gaea > Gaëa
"I need lots of slaves... I mean, guildmates to acheive my final goal."
Class : Summoner > Archer
Guild position : Nuker > Distance DPS
Reroll: Gaëa, archer that becomes her Empire main after her summoner joins the Coalition
Real life name : Gabrielle Jolivet
Played by : Anne-Laure Jarnet (Season 1, 2, 4 and 5 credits)/ Gabrielle Jolivet (Season 3 credits)
Latest addition to the guild for the two first seasons, she joined only because Horizon
cannot be played solo. She's set on cumulating as many credits (game currency) as she can, to the point that looting dead enemies behind her guildmate's backs, charming her way out of contributing to the guild's common funds, refusing to engage in a battle under the pretext that expensive repairs are sure to be needed, scamming and blackmailing are not beyond her. Also check Walking Spoiler in Gaea worshipper's guild section.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the novels and series, Tenshirock decided that all/most of the guild was off the hook during novel / Season 3 due to them indirectly serving his cause. In the comic, Gaea negociated that immunity as part of their business relationship, while the extent to which she cares about her guildmates is usually ambiguous. The only part of the deal that doesn't make the trope too strong is Omega Zell's non-inclusion.
- Almighty Janitor: Her blackmail has given her leverage on people that should normally be above her in the pecking order.
- Arbitrarily Large Bank Account: A possible inversion or aversion, best summed up by paraphrasing Ivy's Lampshade Hanging from Season 5:
Ivy: What do you want to get yourself that's so expensive? Because whatever you're "saving up" for, you should be able to afford it by now.
- The Beastmaster: In the novels and comic. Two creatures have been seen : a giant pig-like creature and a bird that she actually stole.
- Blackmail: Omega Zell, Fantöm, Horizon's creators for more or less mild cases.
- Brainy Brunette: A little less of a brunette in the comics.
- Characterization Marches On: It took a few episodes for her way of managing credits and selfishness to be even hinted at.
- Celebrity Lie: Zig-zagged. It's part of the few times she's seen trying to scam someone else than her own guildmates, except that she has dropped the names of Fantöm and Tenshirock on some of these occasions.
- Complaining About Things You Haven't Paid For: Her neighbor's Wifi in Season 2.
- Con Woman
- Cower Power: People she pulled this on include, Tenshirock, Golgotha, Sparadrap and later Meuhmeuh.
- Dirty Coward: One of the few female cases. Reaching level 100, however, stimulates her to willingly challenge Omega Zell to a duel
- Double Play: Has an archer on a different account. Becomes quite literal when she keeps said archer active in the Empire while her summoner joined the Coalition.
- Dream Sequence: Of Fantöm and Omega Zell having a romantic moment. The way it's depicted is quite unrealistic since Omega Zell tends to go almost mute in the presence of Fantöm who either ignores him or looks at him as if he's crazy. The dream ended up being semi-accurate : it had Omega Zell promise to still love Fantöm despite the aftermath of the Wham Episode, help him clear his name, and assist him in getting back to level 100. Omega Zell turned out to be so superficial that he only gets in "mute mode" in front of a level 100 and part of a Prestige Class Fantöm, making him perfectly capable of talking normally to Elementalist!Fantöm while he was getting levelled up by the Noob guild.
- Face-Heel Turn: Some fans also speculate that she was TheMole since the beginning of the series.
- Freudian Excuse: She's a Starving Student in real life, explaining her Gold Fever in game (according to Tenshirock, at least).
- Gender-Blender Name: Possibly not as intentional as for Morgan/Omega Zell, but her real name is homophone to the masculine "Gabriel".
- Genre Savvy:
- In the webseries and novels, when Nazetrîme first showed up in her Order avatar, the first thing she did was look for an anagram in her Online Alias.
- When she has to fight against Master Zen in the Season 3 finale, she refuses Couette and Ivy's help on the grounds that It's Personal since he broke into her appartement and framed her by posting the video tha caused the Wham Episode from her computer. She however doesn't let them leave the scene because she's aware she may need help later.
- Gold Fever
- I Am Not Left-Handed: If she can help it, she'll avoid using any of the powerful items she owns. Make her angry enough to want to fight against you and she'll use anything that can help her win and she will be mad at you for forcing her into it, further motivating her to defeat you.
- It's All About Me
- It Amused Me: It seems like only one other thing besides money can make her do someting: the opportunity to humiliate Omega Zell. Even better if she can to both at the same time.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk:
- She's outraged when Roxana kills Sparadrap's pets... because she was planning to steal them from him and sell them.
- That side of her shows up in the comic also, where she gets Sparadrap motivated during the Fluxball game by promising him to buy him a smourbiff for each time he scores a point. She however intends to buy the pets with the already virtually non-existent guild's funds.
- In the fourth novel, Sparadrap asks her if she actually considers the other members of the guild friends after she gets a Face Heel Revoving Door on her record and thinks her positive answer is sincere. But it seems like she doesn't consider this incompatible whith treating the guild common fund as a free money reserve.
- Karma Houdini
- Kill Steal: She's not above it if it can help her win credits or experience.
- Lady of Black Magic: Sports the attitude from time to time.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Misplaced Sorrow: The first entry on Jerk with a Heart of Jerk says it all.
- Money Fetish: Greed is with no doubt her deadly sin.
- Never My Fault: Frequently complains about the guild being out of money despite never contributing to its fund.
- Ninja Looting
- Not Me This Time:With all the scams that she's orchestrated, everybody, Arthéon included, first had no doubt that she was the one who posted the video that caused the Wham Episode to happen, fact that it ended on her blog not really helping. Lucky for her, she had a solid alibi and the player who actually did it insisted on gloating about it despite knowing she frequently records things happening in-game.
- Off-Screen Scamming: The blackmail and scams she pulled on Fantöm, Omega Zell or Sparadrap (novel and comics) are implied to be the tip of an enormous iceberg. She's seen scamming random passer-bys two or three times in the comic, but that's about it.
- People Puppets: She gets the ability to control avatars from the same faction for ten seconds in episode 2 of Season 4 and the possibility extends to avatars from the other factions in episode 11 as part of her level 100 abilities. The fact her victims can still complain about it is justified by the fact the spell has no reason to cut off their microphones.
- Personality Powers: She's a Manipulative Bastard and can literally manipulate other avatars.
- Instant Expert: She manages to force Ivy into using her kamikaze ability right after getting the ability to use the spell (if it's not that trope, then it's Crazy-Prepared). Making Omega Zell punch himself in the face and run into walls multiple times makes more sense both because it's probably something she was dreaming of doing after realising the ability's potential (and would have hence done her homework in perspective of the opportunity showing up) and she had control of his avatar during part of Mortegarde dungeon.
- Playing the Victim Card: Unless there's another name for her doing her Puppy-Dog Eyes while telling a sob story that is Metaphorically True at best.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes
- Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful!: Her Puppy-Dog Eyes are meant to exploit a variation of this.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Tenshirock was great help the two times Games Masters got on her case.
- The Scrooge: Maximal hoarding of both credits and expensive items, yet acts a if she were in Perpetual Poverty.
- The Smurfette Principle: Before Golgotha's and Couette's arrival.
- Later, Ivy changes it in Two Girls to a Team.
- With Couette's official membership, the guild is technically a Gender-Equal Ensemble in later episodes ... before people start leaving in Season 4, at least.
- Summon Magic
- Sure, Let's Go with That: This is basically her attitude towards the Guild of Gaea Admirers' belief that she's a Double Agent.
- Squishy Wizard: Probably true of any nuker and healer in the series, but she gets special mention for using it as semi-legitimate excuse to have hiding be her first reflex at any sign of danger and thinking of other players as human shields in the novels.
- Token Evil Teammate: While her position as this was unclear for most of the series, she definitely holds it now that the core membership of the guild has moved to being her, Sparadrap, Ivy and Couette.
- Trash of the Titans: Her flat is very messy in the comic book.
- Trick Arrow: She's seen using element-imbued arrows as Gaëa.
- Unspoken Plan Guarantee: In Season 3 :
Gaea: "Everyone, do what I just wrote on the discussion board."
- Welcome Back, Traitor: Shown to happen in the fourth novel and implied in the webseries. Played with as Sparadrap asked her if she acutally considers the rest of the guild friends in the novel and the webseries hints she had to promise to straighten up her act if she wanted to come back.
- Welcome Episode: Early Season 1 episodes.
- With Friends Like These...: Her arguments with Omega Zell are countless, since the very first time they meet.
- Yaoi Fangirl
Class : Warrior
Guild position : Tank / Guild Master
Real life name : Stanislas 'Stan' Châtelain
Played by : Jonathan Fourcade
After getting his account reset as punishment for Real Money Trade
and finding no other guild that would accept him at level 1, he was chosen as successor to Master Zen when he ended up in jail. Team parent without completley falling into Team Mom
or Team Dad
, he's both the glue holding the guild together and its mentor. As a level 100 character, he was part of Justice guild, the top guild of Horizon
- Badass Beard
- The Big Guy
- Bottomless Bladder: He was closed up in the garage of Master Zen's hiding place for a whole week.
- Or his escape may have been precisely because Master Zen forgot to tie him up correctly after letting him go to the bathroom.
- Demoted to Extra: In the webseries, he's started creeping closer and closer to secondary character by being kidnapped for part of Season 2, going to boarding school in Season 3, his mostly off-screen quest of Sourcelame and the consequences of finding it. This has been reflected by having him disappear from later photomontages and early movie-related montages focusing only on Gaea, Omega Zell and Sparadrap.
- Didn't Think This Through: When people complained about putting Omega Zell in charge while he was searching for Sourcelame with Kary, his solution was to put Gaea in charge instead.
- Dual Wielding: His swords as of late Season 2 and until Season 4.
- Felony Misdemeanor: He considers Judge Dead's reaction to his Real Money Trade to be that.
- Geeky Turn-On: He falls in love with Kary upon finding out she's interested in the game's background and dreams of finding a unique object and wants to marry her after finding Sourcelame.
- Love Before First Sight: He's implied to have never met Kary in person, or to have even seen a picture of her. This does not prevent Arthéon from "genuinely loving her".
- Love Hurts
- My Beloved Smother: His mother is very meddling, so he had to give up any social occupation like sports according to novels. She also used to make Artheon stop playing at 8.00 PM every night. She also sent him to Boarding School of Horrors in Season 3.
- Only Sane Man: Before reaching his Rage Breaking Point, which is basically caused by a deconstruction of the trope.
- OOC Is Serious Business: You know something is wrong when he actually calls for Judge Dead despite his phobia of Game Masters.
- Not Good with Rejection: When it comes to him, it's probably the biggest Understatement of year 2012.
- Performance Anxiety: He turns out to suffer from it in one of the comic's stories. It however seems to be a Compressed Vice as the first story of the same comic briefly showed him taking down a monster with his temporarily unbanned level 100 avatar while the rest of the guild was watching (Saphir and Ystos were the audience in one of the flash-backs showing occurrences of said anxiety). Check My Beloved Smother for the possible cause if it's permanent.
- Playing Sick: He has often done the trick to his controlling mom, so he was able to play all day long, also using it to miss class.
- Rage Breaking Point: At the end of season 4: after years of taking care of the "Noob" Guild, having to deal with Sparadrap's incompetence, Omega Zell's misoginy and opportunism, and Gaea's cupidity, and after enduring Master Zen's manipulations and in real life kidnapping, Arthéon completly snaps after he was more or less left at the in-game altar by the one girl he fell in love with. See Unstoppable Rage for the consequences.
- Reluctant Ruler: Word of God and the comic hint towards him fitting the trope after Master Zen ended up in jail, by taking leadership because he thought Omega Zell and Sparadrap could only do worse than him. His Rage breaking point deconstructed it along with Only Sane Man.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The guild getting involved in the second novel's plot relies on him being this in an early chapter.
- The Roleplayer: Especially when when comes to his interest in the background, that makes him Mr. Exposition in the novels.
- Seeker Archetype: He's very interested in Horizon's background. One of the short stories in the comic has him talking to everyone in a new town while the rest of the guild sitting on a bench waiting for him to finish.
- Skewed Priorities:
- The Strategist: Used to hold that position in Justice guild according to the novels and is quite obviously keeping it up the Noob guild.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: Inverted in his case, given that Master Zen is hinted to have been quite a tyrant.
- Unstoppable Rage: At the end of Season 4, once he reached his Rage Breaking Point. He goes after Master Zen and kills his avatar (despite the fact that, for once, Master Zen wasn't responsible for his misfortune), reaches the 100th level by the same occasion, almost knocks out Couette, and finally loses it in front of his fellow members of the Noob Guild, where he calls them out on their attitude. He then promptly dissolves the guild, and decides to become a solitary and vengeful player.
- Wham Line:
- While the name of his former guild is still unknown and the existence of Justice has been revealed by Omega Zell, Arthéon gets asked by him to send a message to one of his old friends that has information they need :
Arthéon: I've tried already. Fantöm isn't replying to me.
- And in Season 4 finale :
Arthéon: As leader, I declare that the Noob guild no longer has a reason to be. I wish to disband it right now.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He refuses, even if it's a matter of life or death, to ask Game Masters anything. He has a phobia of them since they erased his level 100 character.
"Honestly though, Arthéon, they let some chick run the Justice Guild! At this rate, they're going to end up with a Tokio Hotel fan club in the guild !
) What ? What is it ? Is she behind me ?"
Class : Assassin
Guild position : DPS / Self proclaimed ace
Real life name : Morgan Lavande
Played by : Julien Guellerin
Reporter for a Girl-Show Ghetto
channel by day, Olydri's most sexist and egocentric assassin by night, his dream is to join Justice guild and be good enough to beat Fantöm. The main obstacles on his way as far as he's concerned ? The presence of a Noob and a girl (later three of them) that drags his guild's level down and his tendency to get in embarassing situations while trying to be well seen by his ideal colleagues... or just because Tenshirock needs a lab rat.
"I usually hate fighting against other players. I prefer inviting them into my guild so they can become my friends."
Class : Priest
Guild position : Healer / Self-appointed recruiter / Guild Master
Reroll : Spärädräp, warrior
Real life name : Kevin Lepape
Played by : Frédéric Zolfanelli
Both a Noob
and a Man Child
, with a lousy memory
to top it off. Despite being as eager as anyone else to reach a higher level (when not convinced he's already at the top), his main focus in Horizon
is his pet collection and trying to get players to join the guild, regardless of the faction to which they belong. In battle, his aiming trouble frequently makes him heal enemies instead of his teammates.
- All-Loving Hero: His case is so bad that it's easier to list the people he does not like. Roxana, Kary, done.
- Badass on Paper: He may not be doing it on purpose, but "bullying" one of the worse Player Killers until he quits the game in the webseries storyline is quite a feat.
- Berserk Button: Three things can actually make him mad: hurting his friends, insulting his grandmother, and killing his pets. Do the three things to him at the same time, and you can actually get him to act serious enough to impress his teammates.
- Break the Cutie: While his obssession with collecting pets was played as a comical and ridiculous thing for most of the series, it suddenly turns into an actual Tear Jerker in season 3 final episodes when they are killed in front of him.
- Catch Phrase: "Do you want to join my guild ?".
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass/Obfuscating Stupidity: Averted. Dark Avenger and Précieux believe he's one of these, but he's just a real moron with incredible luck.
- Characterization Marches On: He started out with all characteristics of a typical Noob, but ended up only keeping part of it (mostly orverestimating his talent from time to time) and Stupid Good currently fits his way of playing much better.
- The Chosen Zero: Invoked when Tenshirock arranged for him to get the hacked staff.
- Coincidental Dodge: Almost mandatory if Dark Avenger is around.
- The Cutie: He's petty much the closest thing the series has to a young child.
- Dream Sequence: A Sugar Bowl version of things such as they were in Season 4, with his guildmates being friendly to each other and a complete collection of Smourbiffs to his name.
- Dumbass Has a Point: As much of an idiot he is, one may agree with him when he calls out Arthéon for his Unstoppable Rage in the season 4 finale.
- The Fool
- Forgetful Jones
- Fur and Loathing: Possibly because of this trope, he refuses to wear fur items in-game (the fur also happens to be from the same species as his pets), even if the alternative is slowly loosing HP and healing himself every ten seconds. Gaea had to point out that the smourbiffs that were used to make the items would be dead for nothing if he didn't wear them to change his mind.
- Hates Being Alone: He always seeks company (his recruiting attempts can be seen as being part of it), hates seeing people leave the guild even when they're jerks and/or never meant to stay forever in the first place and a scene from the third novel has him state that he plays with his pets when none of the other guild members are logged in.
- Iconic Item: His staff has become that, to the extent of having its own T-Shirt.
- Idiot Hero: He qualifies for this during his progression away from The Fool. Threatening to hurt his friends turns out to be one of the few things that can anger him in Season 3 finale. Starting later Season 4 and the fourth novel, Putting The Band Back Together definitely qualifies as an idealistic goal.
- Insane Forgiveness: His reaction to Omega Zell and Gaea leaving the guild ? Putting their names in parentheses on the list of guild members in case they come back. Especially for Gaea, who left by Face Heel Turn. Justified because Kindhearted Simpleton and Stupid Good aren't on his sheet for nothing.
- Invincible Incompetent: Dark Avenger and occasionally high level enemies tend to trigger that in him.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Inverted. He frequently either hits the wrong target (enemies with healing, allies with attack) or misses entirely. The only consolation is that Revive Kills Zombie exists in Horizon.
- I Want My Grandma
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Probably the "nice person" trope from the list that fits him best. Gaea is shown taking advatage of it in the novels and comic.
- Literal-Minded: He often mixes up the real life and MMORPG meaning of terms and sometimes needs a mini english lesson along with the explanation of non-French terms. He also has trouble with figures of speech in general.
- Magic Staff: He's actively working on using it as a melee weapon in Season 3 and his obliviousness to its actual length tends to be a factor in his accidental beatings of Dark Avenger.
- Man Child
- Meaningful Name: "Kevin" is often considered to be interchangeable with "Noob" in France while his last name is the French equivalent to ThePope. It doesn't take much twisting to change it into "the Noob priest".
- The Medic: "Eventually" is both the nicest and most accurate word for his case.
- Messiah Creep: With The Fool as a starting point and going towards All-Loving Hero.
- The Millstone: His lack of healing ability was responsible for more than one Total Party Kill.
- Missing Mom: His mother is quite conspiciusly absent from his ramblings about his family and conversations with his brother.
- No Hero to His Valet: In Season 3 and the second novel, he turns out to be a semi-professional tennisman known to be immune to pressure. However, in Season 2, he stated that his father and his grandmother would better have him be in front of the computer than doing anything else when he's at home because it means he's not doing anything foolish (in the real world, at least).
- No Sense of Direction
- Noob: Duh. Even after he reaches level 100
- Not So Weak: Considering that hurting people his cares about is is his Berserk Button and he's an All-Loving Hero...
- Paralysis by Analysis: He's implied to be completly immune to this in the webseries and novels (pressure is mentionned to have no effect on him), which makes him a great tennis player in real life.
- Phrase Catcher: Being called a noob by random people. He has a standard reaction to it, which is to be amazed that so many people know of the guild.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: His warrior reroll has a feature dedicated to delivering these (whose concrete function is attracting the enemy's attention) and he keeps accidentally activating it. The one-liners in themselves are always hilarious.
- Raised by Grandparents: He often mentions his grandmother and his dad (who dosen't live with them according to the second novel), but never his mother, implying that she's missing.
- Series Mascot: If one character has to be picked to represent the franchise in a lineup with other mascots, it tends to be him.
- Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Dark Avenger alone shows that his overly friendly attitude can make him an in-universe case.
- Signature Move: Healing the enemy (which can turn into Revive Kills Zombie on a "good" day) as his healer, accidentally making his avatar blurt out a Pre-Asskicking One-Liner as his warrior.
- Smart Ball:
- He gets it on two noticeable occasions in the webseries. In Season 1, when Arthéon and Omega Zell have to explain him how the Galamadriabuyak tower works, he asks why it has ten floors when nine should be enough for it to fill its role of unlocking 10 new levels per floor if 100 is the maximum and players who have never entered it are stuck at level 10 (but still shows to be bad at math in the process). In Season 3, in retaliation to Omega Zell's insults, he threatens to tell Ystos, points out that it would make Fantöm know about it before long, and even lets Omega Zell think that Ystos can hear him... when he's actually asleep on the couch right behind him. The second one alone can give the impression that Dark Avenger actually figured him out quite well.
- He also does suprisingly well when he ends up on his own with no other company than Saryahblööd in the second novel. When short on time (albeit partly by his own fault), he states out loud a string of key words likely to make Sin react rather than trying to have a real conversation with him.
- Stock Yuck: When he resorts to a badly planned attempt to kidnap Stanislas/Arthéon to get him to care for the guild again, he admits to have planned all sorts of tortures that include forcing him to eat vegetables.
- Stupid Good: Offers players from other factions to join the guild and tried to adopt an enemy monster as a pet at least once.
- Super-Powered Alter Ego: The avatar being taken over by his younger brother, who's much better at the game than him, tends to play out like that trope.
- The Team Benefactor: The guild is stuck with him because they can't find another healer and when it did happen, the girl wasn't much better at the job than him and seldom showed up ; he's actually meant to be an inversion of the trope's World of Warcraft metagame example. In addition to that, he's the only member of the guild that can enable them to contact Justice guild directly without having to locate them due to having one of its members playing on the couch behind him in real life.
- Trademark Favorite Food: His grandma's custard. It often works as a Delicious Distraction.
- Unexpected Successor: He managed to make a better replacement leader than Omega Zell and Gaea and is officially Noob's Guild Master by the time Season 5 starts.
- The Watson: Quite a lot of exposition happens because someone else has to explain how something works to him.
- White Mage: Literal with his first outfit.
- With Friends Like These...: He considers all his guildmates to be his friends. While it may be understandable when it comes to Arthéon (and later Couette and Ivy), Omega Zell frequently insults him and Gaea isn't that nice to him either.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: As far as he's concerned, the Noob guild a is a band of Fire-Forged Friends and he and Dark Avenger are Friendly Enemies.
Class : Elementalist (affliated primarily to water, secondarily to earth)
Guild position : Second healer
Real life name : Angélique Fleur
Played by : Manon Morand
A teenage beauty queen who pretty much fufills Omega Zell's idea of female video game players. The second n00b of the guild while not having it as bad as Sparadrap, her main flaw is a mild case of Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
that accompanies her frequent girl talk. Combat wise, she's much better at aiming than Sparadrap, but also shows up much less often than him.
- Characterization Marches On/Divergent Character Evolution: She started off with enough in common with Spradrap to be his Distaff Counterpart. She's now more self-centered about her appearance and informed about in-game fact among other things, making her similarity with him is now closer to what exists between Gaea and Omega Zell.
- The Cutie: Somehow gets overshadowed by a male in his early twenties in that domain.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Shown to be able to do it with her earth build.
- Distaff Counterpart:
- She started out as one for Sparadrap and it stuck a little longer in the comics and novels than in the series. Even if Divergent Character Evolution took place personnality-wise, she keeps quite a few common features with him : healer that seldom switches to tank, questionable talent for said healing, a naive yet charming personality, great real-life success in a highly competitive domain, enough of a Noob to be part of Tenshirock's Season 2 plan, only other member of the guild given a pet in the comic... even her outfit colors somewhat match Sparadrap's starting Season 4.
- In Season 4, when Arthéon gets pleasantly surprised of how well Sparadrap is mananging things in his absence compared to Omega Zell and Gaea (who both had a brief time as replacement guild leader before him), he ends up basically saying "Gee, maybe I should have put you in command from the start". Couette replies that she would have done the job just as well as Sparadrap if she had been given the chance.
- I Broke a Nail: Overlapped with Minor Injury Overreaction. She was considering going to the hospital before Arthéon told her it wasn't that serious.
- Informed Attractiveness: She's shown winning a regional "miss" contest in real life in the comic and is stated to have done the same in at least another one in the webseries. In the comic, where she's one of the super-deformed characters, yet has been voted cutest avatar on Horizon.
- Informed Attribute: One of the most frequent changes of the novel and comic coverage of the post fall of Fantöm period is to include her in portions of the story from which she's absent in the webseries. This gives her an informed repeated absence status similar to Ivy's in the webseries.
- Girlish Pigtails: "Couette" is the french word for said pigtails. And of course, she wears them.
- Glacier Waif: She's one with her earth build, that is meant for tanking.
- More of a Stone Wall waif (per T-Man in the webseries Tournament Arc).
- Kawaiiko: Has shades of this, including the fact that she's looking for "kawaii" clothing items for her avatar by her own words. The shopping she does in her real life scene from the comic confirms this.
- Literal-Minded: Gets her moments, but can tell the difference between the real life and MMORPG meaning of a term much more often than Sparadrap.
- Making a Splash: Her attack spells in the comic.
- Noob: Zig-zagged. She can go from being well-informed and well-aware of what she's supposed to do to completely lost, sometimes in the same scene.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her avatar in the comic. The (shorter) hair length she's seen with in the series is shown to be the one she maintains in real life.
- Stupid Good: Her comic version shows a little of it, due to the personality seperation from Sparadrap being a little slower. She has among other things chosen to heal Gaea's summon creature over Omega Zell "because it's much cuter" and asked her guildmates to not hit a boss too hard because he happened to be a possessed good guy.
- Vague Age: It's hard to tell if she's in her early teens or older but short and childish for her age. Manon Morand herself is actually a short adult (The actor playing Sin in the movies is the current junior of the cast).
- Wardrobe Wound: Occasionally seen complaining about her outfif being damaged.
- White Mage: Even started out wearing white before moving to blue in Season 4.
Class : Neomancer (used to be translated as neogician)
Guild position : Second nuker / Distance DPS
Real Life Name : Fanny Blanchet
Played by : Johanna Fournier
by excellence, she frequently looses track of what happens in the game. Very
laid back and puts both her gunslinger and bomb builder talents in good use when awake. She's frequently the one who fills in the rest of the guild on game features and facts that they encounter for the first time, making her the Horizon
expert in Arthéon's absence.
- Action Bomb: Potentially, but only seen that time Gaea forced her into it via People Puppets and when she gave up her tournament victory in favor of Omega Zell.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Despite her almost catanonic attitude, she is one of the most effective fighters in the guild.
- Bio-Augmentation: A perk her class gets from being part of the Empire, that possesses the secret of technology. The second novel however states it keeps her from using magic (implictly to keep the class from becoming a Game Breaker).
- Character Exaggeration: Just read the novel in which she's introduced. Yes, that's her building something else than a bomb in the underground forest scene.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dumb Blonde: Averted. She's the only blonde girl in the Noob Guild, yet not only is her avatar a technology expert, but she's also one of the most lucid players in the Guild.
- The Engineer
- Informed Attribute: Happened twice. Upon her introduction, Arthéon mentionned she didn't show up much. However, aside from the three first episodes of Season 3 during which only novel readers would know she's supposed to be part of the guild, she ended being present so often that she functionnally became a full-time member of the guild while Couette and Golgotha remained sixth rangers. In Season 4, Gaea mentions that she's sleeping even more than before because she stopped taking her narcolepsy medication ; she's not seen falling asleep much more on screen, but it happenning off screen is supposed to be the reason the guild breaks its record of failed quests.
- Her tendency to not show up briefly became relevant in Season 4, where she was absent during the whole Dungeon of Chaos arc and the two first thirds of the finale.
- Gadgeteer Genius
- The Gunslinger
- Know When to Fold 'Em: When she judges a situation desperate enough, she may decide to leave the scene before the thought even crosses Gaea's mind. One of her webseries lines that ended up on other official material can be paraphrased as "Oh, looks like we're going to be harassed by player killers. I'm going to the movie theater, see you guys in two or three hours.".
- The Lancer: Slips into that role in Season 5.
- Mad Bomber: A heroic version.
- Only Sane Woman: When she's not sleeping, she's the female member of the guild that is the most in touch whith reality. And she pretty much becomes the sanest person in the group after Arthéon snaps.
- Sleepy Head: Season 4 reveals that she actually has narcolepsy.
- Super Speed: Thanks to genetical enhancement.
- Flash Step: The most frequent way the speed in question is depicted.
Former/Short Lived members of Noob Guild
Class : Mage
Guild position : Former nuker/Guild Master
Real life name: Robert Dumoulin
Played by : Lionel Tagliavini
The Hair Trigger Tempered
Noob guild founder and former master who ended up in jail after an appliance defenestration gone horribly wrong. He eventually escapes only to get the guild back, then to make its member's life hell when it fails.
- Accidental Murder
- Ax-Crazy: Or at least he claims to be so ; while he is definitely crazy and does regularly threaten others to find them in real life and kill them, he has yet to actually do it. He still does kidnap and sequester people though.
- Bad Boss: He's hinted in Season 1 to have been quite a tyrannical Guild Master, Omega Zell was unwilling to see him replace Arthéon in Season 2, and those who know him were surprised when he seemingly accepted their refusal of having him as leader again.
- Black Mage
- Chekhov M.I.A.: Gets jointly mentionned by Sparadrap and Omega Zell as early as episode 3, and his escape serves as the final scene of Season 1 finale. The novels and the comic have him already part of the Order by the time he becomes relevant.
- The Chessmaster: Subverted in the Season 2 finale. When he shows up, Arthéon assumes he was this. Master Zen, however, immediatly admits he hasn't planned everything from the beginning ; he just happened to be spying on them and had the idea of calling Judge Dead on the fact they had an illegal item on the spot.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Granted, one can't blame him for hating Sparadrap (even if it wasn't intentionnal, Sparadrap did cause him to accidentally commit murder and go to jail). On the other hand, kidnapping Arthéon and trying to get all the guild banned merely because they didn't want him to take his Guild Master title back seems a bit overreacting.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Wrath comes to mind as his deadly sin.
- Hoist by His Own Petard:In the Season 2 finale, he asks for a Game Master right when Sparadrap and Arthéon reach the place that could get them rid of the hacked staff and decides to keep them busy until he shows up, expecting the possession of the staff to get them kicked out of Horizon. When Judge Dead finally arrives, he's quick to reveal that possession of hacked equipement is no longer punished since it had been discovered that Tenshirock was the actual guilty party. Master Zen's first reaction to that news is to try using the staff to destroy his former colleague's avatars, causing him to get banned by someone he had summoned in the first place.
- Ironic Name: He's probably the less zen character of the whole franchise.
- Knight of Cerebus: His appearance contributes a lot to the series's Cerebus Syndrome as previous villains where no longer dangerous once one logged off of the game. His absence from the comic outside Arthéon's flash back until comic number 7 seems to contribute to it starting out both with a Lighter and Softer tone and chronologically after Season 2.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot
Class : Berserker
Guild position : Second tank
Played by : Floria Noel
Hired to replace Arthéon in Season 3, she disappears after events of the Wham episode. She eventually reappears as an Order cartomancer, which was her real character all along ; check second Walking Spoiler of Relic Hunter guild for her permanent incarnation
- Adapted Out: Subverted. After getting demoted to mere anecdote in the novel version of the story, she doesn't appear at all in the comic version in her original role, but she briefly becomes relevant in the ninth comic.
- Guest Star Party Member: Appropriatley seen again as an enemy after leaving the guild.
- Evil All Along
- The Mole
Grobin des Doigts
Class : Archer
Played by : Marcus
The character created by a video game tester trying out Horizon 2.0
, that Arthéon accepts into the guild due to the lack of new Empire players at the time. He runs into Ash little time after that, buys credits from him witout realising that real money trade isn't allowed in the game and gets kicked out by a Game Master.
Class : Elementalist
First meant to do the game solo all over again, but ended up having to join the Noob guild when faced with the lack of low level Empire players that made forming a Pick-Up Group
impossible when it was needed. Has left by the time Season 4 starts, presumably because the guild's help was no longer needed.
- Broken Pedestal:Later subverted.
- Clear My Name:The reason he didn't want any help from his former teammates, even after being assured he had become number one on his own the first time.
- Guest Star Party Member
- Jack of All Stats:A unspecialized elementalist is apparently the closest he could get to a polyvalent Twilight warrior with a standard class. According to the novels, he can tank, nuke, DPS and heal decently, but not as well as if he had specialized in any of them.
- NEET:He's pretty much freeloading off his parents during that period.
- Sudden Humility:Both turning out to have been illegally enhanced without knowing it and having to start over again had quite an effect on him.
- Temporary Substitute:During that period, his situation was strangely close to Arthéon's : Tank, former level 100 Justice guild member, back to level 1 because of cheating, most experienced player of the guild, joined due to a lack of options. He showed up right when Arthéon was having exams and was temporarily going from playing an hour per day to not playing at all. The "replacing a character whose actor isn't available" aspect is somewhat present, given that the "Arthéon in boarding school" plotline exists because the actor playing him moved far away enough to be less available than in the two first seasons. The only difference is that Fantöm didn't appear just to replace him.
- Weak, but Skilled: Low level avatar, great player.
The top guild of Horizon until Season 3
, whose top group ends up getting a lot of focus in the story as Arthéon's old one, Omega Zell's dream and later current
one and having Sparadrap's brother among them
among other things.
Class : Twilight Warrior
Guild position : Tank / Ace
Real life name : Max Middle
Played by: Fabien Fournier
Top player of Horizon
and Ace of Justice guild, notably famous for beating the top boss of Horizon 1.0
by himself. Admired by many players including Omega Zell, who becomes completly startled when he's around. While perfectly capable of being a One-Man Army
, he frequently does dungeons and quests with three other players of his guild.
- The Ace: Up to Season 3, still working on getting back there in Season 5.
- Alliterative Name: In real life.
- Always Someone Better: He was this to Amaras in his backstory.
- Art Evolution: He's the most obvious case in the comic, where he started out with a slightly muscular upper body and ended up with so much muscle and so thin legs that one must wonder how his real life self manages to stand.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: The novels explain that he can beat bosses meant for a full Player Party due to figuring out their behaviour patterns and plannning for them no matter how complex they have been made.
- Badass: This guy is one of the few people who actually succeeded in reaching the Legendary Class. Twice. And the second time, he did it in a short amont time while being in the Noob Guild.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Appeared in the Horizon ad from the first episode long before being established as a regular character.
- Debt Detester: He considers himself indebted to the Noob guild and both debts he's shown repaying onscreen happened without him actually asking Omega Zell and Arthéon if that's actually the way they want the favor to be "spent"(even though it's hard to see what else Omega Zell would have wanted). The fact that he considers he owes Amaras for the few years he should have top player becomes relevant in Season 5 finale.
- Deus Exit Machina: In the Dungeon of Chaos arc, he broke off from the rest of the group to go after Tabris. That left rest of the group having to do the boss fight without him.
- Genius Bruiser: While his avatar is pretty much a powerhouse, all the group battles he won by himself involved a lot planning that shows that he's quite smart.
- Locked Out of the Loop: When it comes to the enhancements given to his avatar each time he got close to loosing to Amaras.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: For both Spectre and Mist.
- Mistaken for Gay: He crossed the line between being the Love Interest in Gaea's personal "Omega Zell is gay" scenario and that trope when she decided Omega Zell must have pulled the casting couch on him to get into the Justice guild.
- The Not-Love Interest: To Omega Zell, who tends to act like someone with a Celeb Crush around him. Omega Zell stated to have chosen to be a Celibate Hero to explain his lack of interest in relationships (with women at least) in Season 4, but Gaea's Yaoi Fangirl antiques mixed with a drive to humiliate him have made the waters really muddy prior to this. There's also Spectre's general Worthy Opponent attitude towards him.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't speak much, and his "I see" Verbal Tic seems to has developped as a way to tell people "Yes, I heard what you told me, but I have nothing special to say about it".
- Rebuilt Pedestal: Albeit with a quite short delay between breaking and rebuilding when it comes to his teammates. The rebuilding to the eyes of anyone else is still in progress, but it went past an important step when Omega Zell reverted to having a fanboy-ish attitude in his presence.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Season 3 events made his drop the insufferable part of his somewhat Insufferable Genius attitude from the earlier part of the story.
- Ultimate Gamer 386: With a few twists due to the fact that he's meant to last longer than a single episode. Including a cynical deconstruction and double subversion.
- Un-Person: How Judge Dead deals with the public discovery of the enhancements given to him behind his back. He not only actually erases his avatar (the biggest punishment is usally permanent ban that keeps the avatar from being used but still in existence), but also erases any trace of what he ever accomplished. In a nutshell, players will remember he existed, but from the game's point of view, Judge Dead puts it quite well : "The famous Fantöm no longer exists. He has never existed.".
- Verbal Tic: "I see". That tic popped up when Sparadrap wanted to imitate him and a piece of paper with these words written on it became part of the mannequin Omega Zell maked to prepare for an interview with him.
- Wham Line:
- In Season 4:
Fantöm: Saphir, give [Omega Zell] a chance.
- Another in Season 5 finale, in the midst of his battle against Spectre and Amaras :
Amaras: What ?
Fantöm: Prepare to become a legend.
- Yaoi Guys: With Omega Zell, in Gaea's imagination.
"If I gave a second chances to every loser like [Omega Zell], we'd be at the bottom of the rankings."
Guild position : Preemtive healer / Buffer / Admissions
Real life name : Penelope
Played by : Amandine Train
In charge of the Justice guild's admissions, she will only let the very best join, going up to bashing anyone who dares to apply without fitting her criteria. She has a general disdain for low-level players and considers Arthéon starting again from level 1 as a cruel punishment. Her helpful side tends to show up only when her teammates are in danger.
- Barrier Warrior
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Omega Zell once offered to have a fight with her to prove that he was worthy of joining the Justice guild. She shot him with an energy projectile before he could even pull his sword out.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Shows elements of this when it comes to Omega Zell's training.
- Hide Your Pregnancy: She got a mild case before Rubis got introduced. The episode that had her use a Gaea look-alike avatar in-game had a few shots of Penelope behind the computer, but only her face was shown.
- Iron Lady
- Jerkass Has a Point: Her refusal to give Omega Zell any special treatment may be cruel from his point of view, but she probably had to deal with plenty of other players that considered themselves entitled to special treatment and just sees no reason to treat him differently.
- The Lancer: Foil to Heimdäl, heavily implied to be second in command.
- The Perfectionist: In addition to what she expects from applicants, she'd rather have Ystos resurrect a random player than interview someone in Dead Character Walking form.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: To Omega Zell.
- The Smurfette Principle: Even in the six-person configuration of the team shown in Season 4, she's the only female member.
- Status Buff
- You Know I'm Black, Right?: Omega Zell once tried to present the fact that he's a misogynist a good thing because she refuses any applicants that have girlfriends. Her reply to that was to remind him that she's a woman herself.
Guild position : Healer (Classic)
Reroll : Ystös, assassin (Noob guild)
Real life name : Thomas Lepape
Played by : Matthieu Zecchini
Team Fantöm's level-headed and stoic healer. Much less snobbish than his guild mates, he has no problem speaking to Arthéon on a casual basis and helps out the Noob guild several times both via control of his older bother's avatar and his own character. Sparadrap is convinced to be the one who taught him to be such a good healer, making him treat Ystos like an inexperienced disciple
- Big Brother Mentor: He's half-way between that role and Honorary True Companion for the Noob guild and an example of mental age counting more than physical age, especially when it comes to Sparadrap.
- Big Little Brother: In the comic, all level 100 avatars have human proportions while lower level characters are super-deformed and shorter. One of the consequences of the convention is that he's almost twice as tall as Sparadrap.
- Combat Medic
- Communications Officer: Basically turned into that during the Season 3 finale, largely due to his easy contact with both his colleagues and the Noob guild. Even outside that episode's context, the second novel hints he's the best means the Noob guild has to contact Justice's higher ups if needed.
- Crazy-Prepared: In Season 2 finale, he had a second laptop next to him just in case he needed to take control of Sparadrap.
- Creepy Monotone: He can get quite close to this when he's using his assassin.
- Face Palm: In Season 2 premiere, upon seeing Sparadrap convinced that Horizon 1.1 installed itself on their home computer on its own, right after kicking him off it under pretense that he doesn't know how to play.
- Guest Star Party Member: With his help being mostly in the logistics domain and the fact that he has easy access to the computer Sparadrap usually uses, he only formally joined the Noob guild's party once.
- Honorary True Companion: Downplayed compared to Golgotha's situation, but enough for his reroll in the Noob guild to fit in perfectly the second it's created.
- Instant Costume Change: The battle mask he sometimes wears usually appears on his face in a split second.
- Not So Stoic: His in-game stoic self is implied to be part of him roleplaying as a healer (hence his attitude change when playing his assassin). In the webseries, this has led him to burst into tears over being reminded of Fantöm's absence and be obviously overjoyed when Sparadrap reaches level 100. The few scenes of the comic showing him at home have him wear context-appropriate expressions and just happen to have a calm and composed personality.
- Raised by Grandparents: Implied by the fact that he's Sparadrap's younger brother, but he never mentions the fact himself.
- Sixth Ranger: A full fledged one for the Noob guild as his assassin.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: He has a habit of doing this as his assassin.
- Smoke Out: He fails spectacularly the only time he's seen trying it, as he's still seen walking away at normal pace by the time the smoke dissipates. Fourtunately, he was just leaving after coming to announce his victory at the lower level tournament to Heimdäl.
- Weak, but Skilled: His assassin has yet to catch up with the rest of the Noob guild in terms of level, but he won the tournament in which he participated with very little effort.
- White Mage
- Work Hard, Play Hard: Sneaking up behind Ivy is the first thing he does after creating his assassin alt. An even better example of that side of him is how crazy he went in real life along with Sparadrap when he reached level 100. Once the celebration is over, Sparadrap seems to have trouble believing it actually happened and Ystos hints he'd better have it not leave their house.
Guild position : Nuker / Guild Master
Real life name : Stéphane
Played by : Benjamin Masnières
Master of Horizon's
top guild and team Fantöm's strategist, who's distinctive sign is a white (later gold) mask covering his face. If provoked, he will usually be the first of the team to loose his temper, Saphir being the one who calms him down just as easily.
- Berserk Button: Being someone who got to the top via hard work, he hates cheating, whether it's from other people or being accused of it. He was very angry at Fantöm before the latter was proven innocent.
- Black Mage : Literal during Season 2 and in the openings.
- Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: He has shown to appreciate certain qualities in other people, even if they happen to otherwise be far from Justice guild material by Saphir's standards or in disgrace. In the novels, he backs up Arthéon and tells people to listen to him when he comes up with a valid strategy and praises the Noob guild for sticking to the Empire on an occasion that had many players defect from it. In Season 4, Saphir seems to consider not veoting Omega Zell's entry in the guild as laxism on his part. Some outside canon information hint that his somwhat relaxed standards of what makes a good player are the reason Saphir is the one taking care of admissions and not him.
- Cool Mask
- Expressive Mask: Averted in the series, but played straight in the comic.
- Honor Before Reason: He apparently takes honor very seriously, to the point of allowing Fantöm to pay his debt to the Noob Guild even if it might weaken the Justice Guild.
- The act may have been a least partly reason-oriented : according to the novels, Fantöm was in another guild than Justice during his time as an assassin, but eventually left it because its members had no regards for his wishes (the leader notably wouldn't let him get the Twilight warrior class if the opportunity came). Not letting Fantöm pay his debt may hence be akin to getting on his bad side. And in a way, Heimdäl owes the Noob guild also for their part in Fantöm's return in Justice. He could have been invoking his sense of honor just to avoid a long explanation in an already slow-paced episode.
- The Leader
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's the best mage on Horizon, leader of the game's top guild and most importantly Fantöm's teammate. In Season 5, Gaea mentions that he's the one with the best chance of winning a tournament happening while Fantöm, Amaras and Spectre are busy elsewhere.
- The Rival: He used to be that to Coalition!Spectre.
- The Roleplayer: Shown mostly in the novels, where he even states to hate Amaras for having the Play the Game, Skip the Story approach to Horizon.
- The Smart Guy
- The Strategist: According to the novels.
- White Mask of Doom: Averted. However played straight with the mask's origin, that is a drop from the Source of Chaos and stated to be one of its personal items.
Leader of Empire's troops in Season 3 finale and acting as a sixth ranger to team Fantöm in Season 4.
- Chekhov's Gunman
- Early-Bird Cameo: In the comic, he appeared near the end of the sixth book, that covers a period between Season 3 premiere and Episode 4 (Arthéon knows he's going to boarding school but hasn't left yet, Sparadrap is still levelling up his warrior).
- Replacement Goldfish: Probably. He's Sixth Ranger to Fantöm's team, mild-mannered, is trusted to lead a whole army when the others can't do it, plays a tanking-capable class and is shown to get along with Omega Zell despite possibly knowing him for a shorter time than everyone else. If he turns out to be filling the slot Arthéon left open when his level 100 character got banned, it will hardly be a surprise.
Class: Assassin > Twilight berserker
Joined the guild thanks to Fantöm who also signed him up in the main roster. Much weaker than the rest of the group and with no experience of high-level playing, he quickly starts feeling like "the group's Sparadrap" by his own words. While he's tolerated by most of the team, Saphir doesn't plan to leave him in peace. He gets better after the Dungeon of Chaos arc, however
Guild position : DPS
Played by : Julien Guellerin
- Ascended Fanboy
- Black Swords Are Better: He even lampshaded the fact they match his clothes.
- Combat Aestheticist: That aspect of him comes up when he finds out about his future as a berserker, which happens to be more damage-resistant than an assassin. One of his very first reactions to the news can be paraphrasedd as "Hey, does that mean I'll be able to take my charismatic poses without risking getting killed on the spot?".
- Dual Wielding
- I Was Beaten by a Girl: Check Sore Loser for more info.
- Katanas Are Just Better: The first loot he gets from fighting a boss at the guild's side.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Saphir is pretty much treating him the way he used to treat Sparadrap.
- The Load: Played with depending on the storyline :
- In the webseries, Saphir's words right after reluctantly letting him into the guild say it all : "You know having him with us will lower our statistics, right?". He proves to be at least a little bit useful in the Dungeon of Chaos arc.
- In the fourth novel, Saphir invokes the fact to have him "supervise" the Noob guild while she, Heimdäl and Ystos go do the high-level stuff.
- Sore Loser: How could he take loosing to Gaea well ?
- Took a Level in Badass: His status as The Load only lasted until the end of the Dungeon of Chaos arc in the webseries. The stat bonuses he gets just for being part of Justice and his new equipment help a little also.
- You, Get Me Coffee: Saphir likes giving him menial tasks when the group isn't dungeon crawling.
Played by: Petulia
Saphir's younger sister who replaces her for the last few episodes of Season 5 and during Noob: Le Conseil des Trois Factions
- Family Theme Naming/Rock Theme Naming: As you may have guessed, "saphir" and "rubis" are the French words for "sapphire" and "ruby".
- Real Life Writes the Plot/Temporary Substitute: Amandine Train (Saphir) had a baby during the break between episodes 6 and 7 of Season 5, while a plotline involving her was left hanging. Hence Saphir's sudden off-screen quest while letting her sister Rubis take care of things. She's seen filling in for Saphir again in the first movie.
- Wham Line: She has a quite high ratio of these given her screentime. The first was at the end of Season 5 when she tells Omega Zell that she and Saphir are Mist's younger sisters within moments of meeting him for the first time. The second is her single scene in the first movie, when she explains Saphir's absence: miss "no relationships in real life" is on maternity leave.
Played by: JBX
A spy for Justice guild.
- I Have Many Avatars: He mentions using several avatars for his spying purposes and changing his voice via microphone for each of them.
- Punny Name: The "Jibe" part can have the same prononciation as "JB" in French and "dix" is the French word for "ten" (X in roman numerals).
Other Empire Players
Class : Warrior
Real life name : Catherine Mourru
Played by : Amandine Tagliavini
A mercenary and Gaea's childhood friend who's mainly interested in the game's killing enemies aspect. Fifth (up to eigth with Ivy, Couette and non-overlapping temporary members) member of the Noob guild at heart, she frequently joins the party for free, sometimes without being asked, to be able to spend time with Gaea and other members to whom she's warmed up.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: A rough equivalent of the trope name even happens to be her Catch Phrase. This tends to be a side effect of the Leeroy Jenkins and Blood Knight combo, but a pure case of this can be found in the fourth comic where she doesn't let multiple deaths a row stop her (remember Continuing Is Painful in Horizon and the healer to which she has easiest access is the most incompetent of the game).
- An Axe to Grind
- Big Sister Instinct: Towards Gaea. It's a bad idea to even threaten Gaea if she's around (or at the other side of the game map, for that matter). The free jobs she does for the Noob guild frequently start with her showing up to beat the pulp out whatever is bothering Gaea and forgetting to leave.
- Blood Knight: She considers any non-battle quests, or even too short battles to be boring. In Season 3 premiere, she even chooses to wait for an enemy to respawn over collecting the reward for killing it.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A female case that doesn't fit into The Lad-ette.
- Demoted to Extra: In the novels. She gives the Noob guild a freebee and gets mentioned in Gaea's backstory in the first one. Her appearance in the second one boils down to "Remember Golgotha? She still likes giving people nicknames and lives with Gaea now". The third one isn't much better, as she's mentionned a few times in the part adapting Season 3 and only randomly appears near the end in the novel-only half of the story. In the fourth, she's seen sleeping in Gaea's appartement and later noticed by Fantöm during the climax. "Demoted to recurring One-Scene Wonder" may be more appropriate, however.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: In the two visual media, her friendly gestures towards Gaea seem to genuinely harm the latter. Gaea lampshaded it in the comic, with such lines as "you almost killed me just saying 'hi'" and "she would have probably killed me for real if she weren't canalizing her energy in video games.".
- Hair Decorations: She's seen wearing bow-shaped ones in Season 2 and the fifth comic.
- Hide Your Pregnancy: The reason she was playing a mage wearing a baggy dress in the Season 3 final episodes.
- Honorary True Companion: Despite not actually being part of the Noob guild, it has become hardly surprising to see her hanging around with its members. Official photomontages and surveys supposed to include only Noob guild members tend to throw her in. Even some members of the Justice guild seem to have caught onto it: when plans to enlist the Noob guild's help are made, her participation seems to be taken for granted.
- Leeroy Jenkins: She's Honorary True Companion to a guild named Noob, after all. Season 3 premiere shows a scene from her point of view where she focuses on the first enemy she sees while Arthéon explaining the strategy is perceived as unintelligible.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: In the first two seasons. Starting Season 3 and the sixth comic book, she drops the shield and prefers using her axe with both hands.
- Morality Pet: If Gaea has a genuine friendship with someone, it's with her. Since Gaea is a Dirty Coward, Golgotha is the one that goes Mama Bear when needed.
- No Indoor Voice
- One of the Boys: The way Omega Zell apparently views her. She never got a single misogynistic comment from him and he even went through a brief period of being convinced that the player behind her is actually male in the webseries and novels, in addition to calling her "a man trapped in a woman's body" in the comic. When they have to fight each other in a tournament in the comic, Omega Zell obviously thinks she has a chance of beating him, while he usually assumes that his female peers have zero chance of being better than him. When she wears a dress for his in-game wedding, Arthéon remarks that she "disguised herself as a girl".
- Out-of-Character Moment: She seems quite enthusiastic about the fact that her mage is more "princess-like" the first time it's seen.
- Psycho for Hire: In theory, at least. She only mentions money during her introduction, on an occasion during which she says she'll join for free if she gets to kill something and when Couette asks her why she doesn't replace Arthéon in Season 3. It comes back on the table in Season 4, when she becomes the much-needed fourth member of the group after both Omega Zell and Gaea have left the guild.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Her webseries-only mage reroll that she dresses in nice clothes and the Hair Decorations she's sometimes seen wearing in the webseries and comic. Her real life clothing style isn't conspiciously masculine either.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Her early appearance. It was let go of about the same time as her shield.
- Secret Keeper: She was the only regular character to know about the video Gaea used to blackmail the game creators to get her banned avatar back for quite a while.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Her general attitude towards people she likes. It can even be hard to tell if she likes someone or not until she slips in something along the lines of "happy to see you !".
Class : Assassin
Real life name : Camille Lavande
Played by : Audrey Garotte
Omega Zell's sister who took over one of his old Cross Playing
attempts and seems to get along with Gaea quite well. Has so far only appeared in Season 3's triple length finale and the episode right before it.
The top Coalition guild whose main roster is rival to Justice guild's. It's also top in the guild hierarchy that it managed to impose inside the faction. The main illustration of that is a tax all other Coalition guilds have to pay them.
Class : Twilight Warrior
Guild position : Tank / Guild Master
Played by : Mikael Berthet
Coalition top player, and his faction's best hope of beating Fantöm some day. He inherited the Roxxor guild from his master Spectre, who was number one in his time. Since then, he has annexed all the other guilds of the Coalition and made his party out of the masters of three of the top ones.
- The Ace: For the Coalition then game-wide starting Season 3.
- Always Second Best: Subverted in Season 3 when both the revelation that Fantöm's avatar was secretely enhanced and its disappearance make him number one. Double subverted when it turns out that the enhacements only started after the first duel Fantöm won against Amaras. He's still number one by the time the fourth novel happens, but Fantöm is back in the top ten.
- Badass: He's Fantöm's rival. What did you expect ?
- The Leader
- Replacement Goldfish: After Fantöm's first avatar is deleted, the comics and novels heavily imply that his face is pretty much everywhere Fantöm's used to be, from television advertizements made for sponosors to a life-sized statue in Donteuil's office.
- The Rival: To Fantöm.
- Out of Focus: Not that much was seen of him in the first place, but the "preparing for the three champions duel" portion of the story focuses so much on the Worthy Opponent relationship developping between Spectre and Fantöm that Amaras isn't seen preparing for it at all. When he does appear, it's as Roxxor's leader rather than its top player.
- Ultimate Gamer 386: He's able to keep up with Fantöm up to Season 3 despite the illegal enhancements that were done on the latters's avatar at the time.
Class : Assassin
Guild position : DPS (team Amaras) / Guild Master (unseen Howling Shadow guild)
Played by : Jacky Fasel
A member of team Amaras who's been mostly seen in combat and accompanying Roxana so far.
Class : Druid
Guild position : Healer (team Amaras) / Guild Master (unseen Dead Wood guild)
Played by : Florian Beaume
A member of team Amaras who's been mostly seen in combat and accompanying Roxana so far.
- Combat Medic
- Dropping the Bombshell: When he, Roxana and Decklan decide to confront the Justice main roster about Fantöm being cheated in the webseries version, they start off whith a You Know What You Did-like speech. A this point, the audience knows that Amaras discovered something that made him furious. Since the Justice main roster is Locked Out of the Loop on the subject, their response is basically "What the hell are you guys talking about ?". Battos is the one let Justice know that the conversation wasn't pure taunting by uttering verbatim "Strange, they don't seem to know.".
- Satellite Character
- The Quiet One: His comic version has yet to have a line of dialog.
- White Mage
Class : Warrior
Played by : Guillaume Durand
A Coalition player the Noob guild frequently runs into during the course of the series, alone or as part of random groups of Coalition players. Who beats who tends to depend on plot necessities and the numbers either side has at the time.
- Double Play : Also has character in the Empire, but apparently stopped using it after it was refused entry in the Justice guild.
- Recurring Extra
Player Killer "PK" Guild
Presumably Exactly What It Says on the Tin
. One of the Roxxor guild's main allies, the guild Roxana is head of and of which Dark Avenger and Précieux are members.
Class : Elementalist (affiliated primarly to fire, secondarily to water)
Guild position : Nuker (team Amaras) / Guild Master (Player Killer Guild)
Played by : Laure Mattei
Spokesperson and second in command for the Roxxor guild, leader of the Player Killer guild.
- All There in the Manual: The fact she's number five on Horizon before the fall of Fantöm and can double as a healer if the usual one get taken down is only mentionned in the novels.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: The way she treats killing Sparadrap's pets in Season 3 finale, when Sparadrap confronts her about it in Season 4.
- Cool Mask
- Iron Lady
- Kick the Dog: Her killing Sparadrap's pets is one of the rare scenes not played for laughs, and pretty much removes any possible sympathy for the character.
- Knight of Cerebus: For Sparadrap's individual storyline. She's the first player whith whom he gets geuninely antagonistic while both Dark Avenger and the Relic Hunter guild leader have failed to get the "hey, we're enemies you idiot" message through.
- Lady of Black Magic
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Season 5 finale states that if she had let Saphir complete the quest whose side effect would have been putting Justice back to its former top guild position, the webseries would have ended with a better outcome than the faction of Chaos just about to invade Olydri.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Killing Sparadrap's pets. In the webseries version of the scene, she pushes Sparadrap's Berserk Button. In the novel version, the bullying of which the killing was part of gave Ystos, Saphir and Heimdäl time to find the Noob guild before her team got arounf killing them.
- Player Killing: Well, she's the leader of the guild specialized in the activity after all.
- Playing with Fire
- Prim and Proper Bun
- The Smurfette Principle: In team Amaras.
- Team Killer: She has no qualms about killing a bunch of other Coalition players in an attempt to deal decent damage to Tabris.
Real life name : Antoine Gibbs
Played by : Rodolphe Toucas
The most feared Player Killer of all Horizon
. After getting accidentally beaten by Sparadrap or having someone else keep him for doing him any harm several times, he has gotten convinced that his one-sided Friendly Enemy
attitude is part of a subtle strategy meant to destabilize his opponents. As a consequence, he's half-way between fearing Sparadrap and considering him a rival of some sorts.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: He has the kind of job where this is likely to develop and is seen singlehandedly stopping both a bank robbery and a suicide attempt while walking home from his workplace in the comic.
- Continuity Cameo: Reduced to that in the novels, where he's mentionned twice.
- The Dreaded: At least until Sparadrap ruined his reputation.
- Driven to Suicide: Actually just left the game, but illustrated it by having his avatar jump off a cliff. Précieux treated the whole thing as if where an actual suicide, including asking him to not jump and promising to avenge him one the act is done.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: His stroyline exists in part because it's apparently impossible for him to grasp the idea that a player from another faction is geuninely trying to be friendly to him, though Spardrap's strange mix of clumsiness and luck isn't really helping in the present case.
- Fan of the Past: Implied when putting his early 20th century style interior and the fact that he's palying in the low-technology faction of Horizon together.
- Freudian Excuse: The Yet Another Christmas Carol Episode reveals he was mocked by other players at his debuts, leading him to become a Player Killer.
- Inspector Lestrade: In real life he's the police inspector tasked with getting Robert Dumoulin (Master Zen) back in jail. He's also intimately convinced that Sparadrap is smarter than he looks.
- Licked by the Dog: Sparadrap likes him and Antoine's profession hints that he may actually be a good person using the Dark Avenger persona to blow off steam.
- The Mentor: To Précieux.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Player Killing
- Put on a Bus/Long Bus Trip: Got fired from his guild due to his superiors suddenly getting fed up with the situation and quit the game when the actor playing him had to move to China.
- Back for the Finale/The Bus Came Back:One of the things seen during the Season 5 final speech are him and Sparadrap having their fist duel during which Sparadrap is aware that they're having a fight. He's also seen in the first movie.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: When asked why an elite player would act like Sparadrap, one of the explanations he offers is that he could be a spy for the Justice guild. Given the position held by Sparadrap's avatar-borrowing brother (who's heavily implied to be Justice's main source of information about the Noob guild), he's technically right. Not to mention that his actual opponent was Sparadrap's brother three times (once in the webseries, twice in the comic).
- Royal Rapier
- Villain Decay: Played straight when in comes to Sparadrap, but he's also shown to give Arthéon difficulty. The phenomenon is also happening In-Universe, but the consequences don't become visible until Season 4.
- Villainous Breakdown: Sparadrap causes him to lose it more and more as the story goes on.
- Wrong Genre Savvy : He clearly knows of Obfuscating Stupidity and Beware the Silly Ones and sees Sparadrap's behaviour towards him through that filter, but is just as ignorant of Seemingly Profound Fool. That makes him get his own role wrong, thinking he's the guy who figured out Sparadrap is more than he seems while he's actually the mistaker side of the Mistaken for Badass trope.
- He gets a few Genre Savvy moments, notably by attacking someone else if Sparadrap isn't alone when he runs into him or promising a reward to whoever kills him on a battlefield.
Class : Mage
Played by : Xavier Picchi
Dark Avenger's student who stays loyal to him despite his cumulating mishaps and is frequently seen acting as an assisstant to other Coalition players. He has broken his microphone by the time Season 2 starts and uses the text chat function to speak.
Papy PK (Grandpa PK)
Played by : Yves Jarnet
Quite possibly the senior member of the Player Killer guild, but might as well be part of Gaea Worshipper's guild in terms of beliefs.
- Badass Grandpa: Supplementary material hints that he's bouncing in and out of the end of the top ten player list.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He has the stereotypical sweet old man personality, but the comic shows he knows how to fight.
- Cool Old Guy: He deserves the title just for being an old guy playing MMORPG.
- Foreshadowing: Both in the webseries and comic, he thanks Gaea for her "defection" of the Empire long before Gaea Worshipper's guild is even known to exist. He also either mentions that she has many fans in the Coalition (webseries) or the rumors that she's actually The Mole (comic).
- Miniature Senior Citizen: Depicted as such in the comic.
- Technologically Blind Elders: An aversion, given that he seems to be handling the game much better than Sparadrap.
Guild of Gaea Admirers (used to be translated as Gaea Worshipper's Guild)
Season 3 events caused Gaea to get a few fans in the Coalition, including the creation of guild of Bit Characters
who are conviced that she was The Mole
for the Coalition all along and admire her "accomplishments". Gaea's Face Heel Turn was possible because of its existence
Class : Assassin (novel 4) or warrior (Season 5 equipment)
Played by : Serwan Melk
The player who frequently shows up to (quite inefficiently) help Gaea in early Season 4.
- Instant Fan Club: While other members of the guild have been seen helping Gaea on select occasions, the cases of "helper appearing from nowhere" have so far been him alone.
- Hammy Herald: Becomes one for Gaea after she becomes head of Roxxor guild.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: He's willing to protect Gaea from any threat, including other Coalition players. The issue got resolved as of episode 5 of Season 4, however.
- Mauve Shirt: The guild has around a dozen members (maybe more), yet he's the only clearly recurring one.
Class : Summoner
After a too big reputation deficit made her loose her Empire affiliation, she decided to join the guild and made the Coalition her new faction in the process. She however leaves soon after joining, upon discovering that Amaras has 100 000 credit tax on Coalition guilds and that her new subordinates aren't even capable of credit farming without her direct supervision. In the first movie, turns tables on Amaras and replaces him at the head of Roxxor.
Guild position : Short-lived Guild Master (Gaea Worshipper's)/Guild Master (Roxxor)
Played by : Anne-Laure Jarnet
- Adrenaline Makeover: At the end of season 4 she gets a dark outfit complete with a scepter. Until that time she didn't have weapons and her early clothes were modest.
- Arson, Murder, and Admiration: When she tried to complain about the tax Amaras has on Coalition guilds, she ended up telling him that coercing a whole faction into collecting credits for him was a genius idea.
- Double Agent: She pretends to be one around the guild. Sparadrap points out it's technically true since she has two avatars in different factions by Season 5.
- Evil Costume Switch: Technically averted, but her reaching level 100 post Face Heel Turn had the new outfit she got for the occasion only be worn after she joined the Coalition.
- Face Heel Revolving Door: Within her fist half-season in the Coalition, she did more or less of an Enemy Mine in favor of her former guildmates twice. As of the fourth novel and Season 5, she regularly joins the New Noob Guild as Gaëa.
- Genre Savvy: After winning the duel aganist Omega Zell, a rematch is out of the question for her.
- Honorary True Companion: Gaea Worshipper's can be considered to be her Coalition guild even after she technically leaves it.
- Magic Staff
- Mystical High Collar
- People Puppets
- Playing the Victim Card: She basically does this when she tells Justice about her debt to Amaras.
- Rank Up:Becomes Roxxor's leader in Noob: Le Conseil des Trois Factions
- Still The Leader: A variation according to the novels and a webseries in that she still has the guild's members pretty much under her orders despite having technically abandonned them and made someone else the official leader in the process. That makes sense since they were protecting her before he formally joined the guild.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Sparadrap's brains, Golgotha's dedidcation to protect her, the early Noob guild's team spirit and little to non-existent sense of initiative sum up the rest of the guild well. And that's being nice.
- Amazingly, she admits herself her Admirers' Guild is even worse than the Noob guild.
- Take a Third Option: Deconstructed. When given the choice between paying the tax Amaras has on Coalition guilds out of her own pocket as a Guild Master duty, having her incompetent suborbdinates come up with the money, or having her avatar locked up in a cell for not paying, she decides to leave the guild. It however soon turns out that leaving her guild just to escape her duties keeps her from ever joining another Coalition guild.
- Team Killer: She accomplished her Face Heel Turn by killing members of the Noob guild while in a pick-up group with Meuhmeuh and another member of the guild.
- Took a Level in Badass: She was on par with Omega Zell during their duel and even won it.
Other Coalition Players
Real life name : Definitely not
Played by : Phanat Pak
The clearly asian gold famer from whom Level100!Arthéon bought credits before being banned and an old friend of Tenshirock, whose plans he somethimes has trouble understanding. When called a "Chinese farmer" (litteral meaning of the French equivalent to "gold farmer"), he takes offense to the "chinese" part
, because he isn't actually Chinese. He is, on the other hand, one of Spectre's former teammates
- Bare-Fisted Monk: With no weapon of his own, it's all he has if he actually needs to fight.
- Catch Phrase: "I am not chinese".
- The Confidant: He suprisingly subverts this trope. At first look, Tenshirock is always telling him about his plans in the early part of the story and the different media depict various levels of Villainous Friendship with him. Then in Season 5, it turns that Ash has been gravitating around Tenshirock for several years precisely in hope to finding out the reason for which he had left their former guild to become a hacker and had gotten Spectre to quit the game.
- Dragon with an Agenda: "Closest thing Tenshirock has to a Dragon" would be more appropriate. His customer pool would be drastically reduced if any of Tenshirock's plans ever worked while, in turn, the banishment of his customers by Game Masters serve Tenshirock's cause. The fact that they're old friends seems to be the only reason they don't get in each other's way.
- He's more of The Dragon to Tenshirock in the comic, where they seem to be getting along better.
- Real Money Trade
Relic Hunter Guild
An Order guild made of people Master Zen met in jail and during his escape
that becomes a recurring Griefer
to the Noob guild in Season 3.
Class : Mage
Guild position : Nuker / Guild Master
Played by : Lionel Tagliavini
His part in the Season 3/Novel 3/Comic 7 Wham Episode
events permitted him to be guaranteed that the Coalition would never bother his guild, permitting him to fully focus on his main objective : dragging the Noob guild down
- Accidental Murder
- Ax-Crazy: Or at least claims to be so. He claims to want to kill people in real life but has never gone further than kidnapping in the webseries. Actually shown in the comic, where the step between trying to get the Noob guild back and ruining its in-game life involved trying to run over Kevin in a car and throwing a grenade at Morgan's car.
- Bad Boss: Confirming what was hinted at in Seasons 1 and 2, he went up to having his guildmates take turns day and night to help his new avatar level up after Judge Dead banned his first (Order) one because of the video incident.
- Black Mage
- Caught on Tape: Gloating about his part in the Wham Episode events in front of Gaea isn't a good idea.
- The Chessmaster: Basically responsible for the Season 3 / third novel / comic 7 Wham Episode.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: Only the webseries and comic storylines bothered to tell the audience that he was out of jail some amount of time before the whole thing happened (or at least mad know to the reader). In the novel storyline, he's an aversion of Offscreen Inertia.
- Circular Reasoning: Omega Zell once suggested he should have something better to do than bothering the Noob guild. His response was to point out that he was an escaped convinct, couldn't leave his (actually Nazetrîme's) place without risking being caught and hence needed something to keep him busy during the day. Trying to get the guild back was the reason he escaped from jail in the first place.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He's hinted to have chosen to post the video from Gaea's computer just because of a single time she made the enemy running after her attack him instead. The video posting itself is pretty much stated to have meant to make the Noob guild's reputation even worse.
- Evil Laugh: He's prone to this in the comic.
- Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: When Arthéon came to find him in Season 4, he had just managed to genuinely elimitate his anger after working on it with Elyx for months. Getting accused of having sent Kary to Arthéon when he actually didn't know her caused him to snap back.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Hazy Feel Turn: Since he was already plotting against the Noob guild in Season 2 (during which he was part of the Empire), the switch to the Order didn't change a single thing when it came to his intentions towards them. All it really did was give him the liberty to implement a plan that had an impact the whole Empire without being part of the collateral damage.
- Not Me This Time: Kary seemed likely to have something to do with him, but he didn't recognize the name when Arthéon told it.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: See Caught on Tape.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Even lampshaded by Couette. Toned down in the other media compared to the webseries.
Class : Cartomancer
Played by : Floria Noel
A young woman who considers her Guild Master to be a genius. She owns the house in which Master Zen is currently hiding and seems to be helping out the guild because Stockholm syndrome
- Death Dealer
- A Match Made in Stockholm
- Significant Anagram: Lost In Translation, even on the present page. "Master Zen" is "Maître Zen" in French.
- Mad Love: For her Guild Master, who is aware of it and shows to be flatterd by it in front of the Noob guild. The comic reveals that his actual feelings about it are along the lines of "That's nice, now please stay away from me".
Class : Druid
A woman Master Zen met during his jail time, who escaped as the same time as him and knows a few tricks to keep his hair-trigger temper under control. According to the comic, she was staying at the pysch ward of his jail
Guild position : Healer
Played by : Alexia Sireuille
- Only Sane Man: Backstory set aside, she seems to be the best adjusted member of the group.
- Team Mom: She's quite reactive to calming down Master Zen when he seems about to have an outburst and is seen shutting up Valentin once or twice.
- You Do NOT Want To Know: Invokes this when Valentin asks how she managed to escape the jail's phych ward in the comic.
Class : Warrior
Real life name : Valentin
Played by : Nicolas Curty
A Casanova Wannabe and Master Zen's former cellmate who took advantage of his escape tunnel to get out of jail himself
who took a certain interest in Ivy. Also member with the less screentime.
- Be Careful What You Say: Trying to pick up the series Gadgeteer Genius by telling her she must be a bomb in real life : Bad idea.
- Be My Valentine: Given that Valentin is the French "Valentine" and his Casanova Wannabe tendencies, there's little chance the name is an accident.
- Casanova Wannabe: He goes up to asking Ivy if she has a webcam despite the fact that she's clearly not interested. The novels, the comic and Season 4 finale also indicate that he regularly tries to seduce random female players, sometimes while the guild is in the middle of something else.
- Dumb Blonde
- The Load: Hinted to be this to the guild, due to constantly trying to pick up female players and being the only member capable of making Master Zen angry on a daily basis, possibly making him Relic Hunter's equivalent to Sparadrap. Interestingly, pre-Flanderization Sparadrap was hinted to be oblivious to sexuality, notably by thinking that "gay" means "jolly", suggesting Gaea to try a Stripperiffic outfit on because it had good stats according to the merchant and not seeing the problem with the dad is a priest + having a young brother equation ; that almost puts the two in Evil Counterpart territory.
Other Order Players
"Horizon isn't a game, it is a science. It is a science I alone have mastered."
Class : Necromancer of the Eternal
Played by : Patrice Blanc
Amaras's master who got in the mood to start playing again with the Order's introduction. Is currently letting his former student and Fantöm prepare for a battle during which he expects to fight and beat them both at the same time to show the world that he's still the best Horizon
- The Ace: For the Order.
- Badass: Well, we are talking about the guy who trained Aramas.
- Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil
- Chekhov M.I.A.: In the novels : mentionned in the second, showed up the third.
- Cooperation Gambit : When Fantöm signlehandedly beat the Source of Chaos for the second time, he owed his survival to a recently added explosion only to Spectre's help. The explantation given was that he couldn't stand to se him fail so close to his goal. The third novel reveals he was secretly filming Fantöm's progression to be able to show the public that he really is a good player and make his future victory against him even more spectacular.
- Defeating the Undefeatable
- Go Out with a Smile: How the battle against Fantöm and Amaras ended for him.
- Hazy Feel Turn: Used to be in the Coalition.
- Hyper Awareness: The fact that it's due to low latent inhibition just like a certain Series/Prison Break character is a plot point in the webseries storyline. Tenshirock's wife had the same condition and he was able to diagnose it via playing.
- In the Hood: When he pulled The Worf Effect on Ystos in the webseries.
- Living Legend: Explicitly said to be this on Horizon.
- Measuring the Marigolds: When asked how he can be so strong, his answer is that he views Horizon as a science.
- The Mentor: To Amaras.
- Spanner in the Works: Explictly called this in the novel version of the Centralis battle, as he kept Amaras from joining his teammates on an important battle against Fantöm's team.
- Ultimate Gamer 386: The guy could almost put Fantöm and Amaras in an Overshadowed by Awesome position, he definitely deserves the title.
- Worthy Opponent: To Fantöm, to the point of slipping into Foe Romance Subtext.
Class : Druid
Played by : Laura Fondacci
Arthéon's girlfriend in Season 4. Little is known of her aside from the fact that she shares his interest in the game's background and his dream to discover a unique object. Sparadrap hates her for keeping Arthéon away from the guild.
- The Ghost: She doesn't appear in the fourth novel, but she's a notable conversation and Inner Monologue subject in the first part of it.
- Love Across Battlelines: With Arthéon, of course. Season 4 finale however hints towards her not taking the relationship seriously and seeing it as a roleplay element.
- Meaningful Name: The fact that her name sounds just like the French word for a tooth cavity has been pointed out twice. She triggered the Rage Breaking Point that eventually lead Arthéon to disband the Noob guild.
- Morality Chain: Given how Arthéon reacted to her giving more importance to a game-wide event than to their wedding, she apparently became a milder version of that without anyone noticing while they were together.
- Runaway Bride: More like left Arthéon at the altar because she preferred discovering new game content over finalising the in-game marriage that she was taking less seriouly than him.
- Satellite Love Interest: Downplayed, as she bonded with Arthéon over common interest in the game background and dreams of finding a unique item. However, nothing of her life before meeting Arthéon is known, outside of the fact that she somehow knows Spectre. And again, he could have been the one who approached her given the circumstances in which it's revealed.
OTHER HORIZON USERS
Real life name : Théodore Saquebien
Played by : Lucas Robert (for portrayal of Théodore and his former player avatar)
The Game Master who banned Arthéon's level 100 character and shows up whenever a Game Master request is made. Strictly by the book, he enjoys banning avatars that break the rules. Also happens to be the head Game Master and Tenshirock's son
- Ascended Fanboy: He was a player before becoming Game Master.
- Be Careful What You Wish For/Create Your Own Villain: "Hey dad, I know I've been a bratty son, but could you do me one last favor? Log on with that cheezy avatar of yours so I can have a little fun banning it and put you back in your place as a boring old geezer."
- Big "NO!":He didn't react very well to finding out that his father was playing Horizon also.
- Black Cloak: The Grim Reaper style. Actually a very dark purple.
- By-the-Book Cop: His judgement of player's actions is based on a simple dichotomy : whether they respect the game chart or not. It leads to hilarious situations such as letting Golgotha insult Master Zen because the name she calls him isn't a chart-recognized insult. This is subverted in the overall story given the presence of Secret Keeper a little further down.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: His real name got revealed when Donteuil logged in to tell him they needed to speak urgently during the Wham Episode. His first reaction was to insist on being called Judge Dead.
- Emo Teen: In real life. His style is called "Goth" when he's first seen, but his actual look in both the novels and webseries fits Emo Teen better; the term ended up being used in the webseries Season 5 making-of. He can also be excused for having part of the attitude that comes with it since his job has to come with quite frustrating moments, he he still misses his dead mother and his father's idea of trying to reconnect with him is besting him in activities that interest him.
- Evil Laugh: He's not actually evil, but he enjoys delivering a psychopath-like laugh.
- Guy Liner: Part of his real life Emo Teen style.
- Hanging Judge: Arthéon considers him to be this.
- In the Hood
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: It turns out that while trying to get him interested in something else than MMORPG, Tenshirock had built a pattern of being better than him at anything they did together. Understandably, he wasn't happy when Tenshirock's try at Horizon had him end up among the top three players and in Spectre's roster. He didn't take finding out he was the hacker that kept breaking into the game well either.
- Judge, Jury, and Executioner
- Large Ham: Let's just say he takes his role as a Game Master very seriously.
- Missing Mom: More relevant to the story than Sparadrap's implied case.
- Morality Pet: For better and for worse, Tenshirock does care about him.
- No Hero to His Valet: The "being family" variant if the reason for which Tenshirock has zero respect for his authority as a Game Master.
- Rules Lawyer: Very likely to be part of his job description. Even moreso in the novel version, where Donteuil mentions he actually wrote the current version of the game's chart.
- Secret Keeper: The way he deals with the Fantöm issue shows he was aware of the situation before it got leaked.
- Shout-Out: His name and behaviour are an obvious spoof of Judge Dredd. He even said "I am the law" at some point in the webseries.
- Sore Loser: It turns out that he's a multiple offender in Season 5.
Real life name : Philippe Saquebien
Played by : Pierre-André Grasseler
A hacker who wants to get people to stop playing MMORPG and go back to real life via multiple forms of in-game reality warping, but none of his plans have worked so far. The fact that Gaea would do anything for credits, the fact that Sparadrap gave him the idea for one of his plans and his frequent urge to punish Omega Zell for playing too long make him Friendly Enemies
with the Noob guild. He's also an old friend of Ash's , one of Spectre's former teammates and Judge Dead's father
- Ambiguously Gay: One of his big favorites along with forced dancing is stripping male avatars to their underwear. Those who really piss him off have both happening at the same time. He sometimes stays to watch and seems to quite frequently time things so Gaea, known for making videos, can enjoy them. The fact that he's Judge Dead's father indicates that he may actually be straight.
- Anti-Villain: He's a Well-Intentioned Extremist with his own standards and has no personnal hate for the protagonists.
- Archnemesis Dad:To Judge Dead.
- Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: May be blending in because of the neomancer's (Ivy's class) existence. Quite obvious in the webseries due to only two technology-related characters appearing in it at all, less in the novel and comic in which the Schizo Tech is more visible.
- Badass Longcoat
- Clark Kenting: Implied with The Reveal about him. He hasn't changed his Online Alias between his actual gaming avatar and his hacker one and the webseries shows no sign of him using a voice-altering microphone. Judge Dead knows who was behind Tenshirock the Coalition player. However, this very same person is shown to not have figured out who Tenshirock the Hacker is.
- Cool Shades/Sinister Shades
- Cool Sword
- The Cracker: Though a very sympathetic version of it.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones
- Even A Hacker Has Standards: He draws a line at publicly revealing information that he considers too sensitive, even if it would make many people leave Horizon.
- Defector from Decadence: He first seems to have truly started his crusade after visiting Spectre's home and finding it empty oustide of what was strictly necessary for surviving, playing Horizon and planning strategies. Subverted, as his gaming avatar existed as an attempt to undestand his son's world in the first place.
- Friendly Enemies: With the Noob Guild; he considers them sympathetic, occasionnaly talks with them and eventually gives up having them leaving the game when he realizes they cause so much damage that they are much more useful to him when they are staying on the game.
- This is restricted to Gaea in the comic and their business partnership is a suprise to the rest of the guild. The fact that Tenshirock has done them no harm so far is due to the fact that Gaea negociated a immunity for everyone except Omega Zell.
- Involuntary Dance: Seems to have a soft spot for doing this to avatars as a means of trying to get people to stop playing.
- The Lost Lenore: His wife's death is a major factor in his and Judge Dead's current situation.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Yes, he actually said the line to Judge Dead in an in-game flash-back.
- Monster Protection Racket: He used to do a mundane variation with his real life job, by hacking computers of local businesses by night and "resolving the problem" by day.
- Multilayer Façade: Played with. An episode has him give Gaea his sunglasses, only to have a new pair on by the time she looks up to see what he looks like without them.
- Open-Minded Parent: He qualifies when compared to Arthéon's mother. He actually tried to find out more about the game his son was playing, gave having his own character a try and even made it to the top three before revealing his identity in-game. Judge Dead's reaction to this was retire as a Horizon player. See the Inferiority Superiority Complex entry on Judge Dead's sheet for further details.
- Reality Warper: When it comes to in-game reality, at least.
- Recruiting the Criminal: Considered in Season 5 finale, but refused as he's come to enjoy hacking and he thinks his son may get bored without a decent challenge.
- The Reveal: Judge Dead is his son and the person he's actually trying to drive away from Horizon.
- Speak of the Devil/Call On Me: In Season 2, Ash could have him show up by calling his name three times. Gaea is hinted to have had that possibility also, but it has never been shown to actually work since he was hiding nearby the only time she's seen trying it.
- "Well Done, Dad" Guy: Possibly the reason for which he never considered he could be hurting his son's self-esteem by winning all the games they played together and putting himself higher in the MMORPG pecking order than him behind his back.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He sees himself as a savior to the No-Life, as he attempts to disgust them of MMORPG so they will go back to real life. Which he accomplishes by erasing their avatars, making their life impossible in the game or tricking them into being banned. Arthéon once mentionned that it has caused people from his old guild to commit suicide.
Played by : Fabien Peres
creator who seldom appears in the overall story.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the webseries, he seems to regret what happened with Fantöm's "cheating", leaves Judge Dead making the harsh decisions in dealing with the issue and makes amends to Fantöm in Season 3 finale. In the novels and comic, he apparently took the harsh decisions in question himself with no second thought. Notably, the fourth novel has his office completely devoid of any trace of Fantöm's time of glory and everything looking as if Amaras had never left the number one rank.
- Anti Big Good: As creator of the game, he's pretty much Tenshirock's opposite number in terms of ambition and the person who makes the Noob guild's story possible. His Corrupt Corporate Executive side however make him the Big Good on the same level that Tenshirock is the villain.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: A downplayed version, given that he's hinted to have had people enhance Fantöm's avatar behind his back just to make Horizon sell better and current players spend more time on it. In the webseries this is subverted when it comes to covering up his part in it, as Judge Dead is the one to make the harsh decision of blaming everything on the Locked Out Of the Loop Fantöm.
- Played straight in the comic and novels, where he seems to not regret what he did a single bit and to be completly OK with the decision to blame everything on Fantöm.
- Minor Major Character: The whole story is possible because of him. However, he only gets a couple of short (but important) scenes in the webseries. He's a little more active in the comic.
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: He was secretly getting his star player's avatar enhanced beyond what game mechanics allow for while an anti-MMORPG hacker that the Game Masters have trouble getting rid of was on the loose. It's well-known that these two factors mix well.
Arthéon of Fargöth
Played by : Jonathan Fourcade
Basically a player-controlled Non-Player Character
who doubles as a raid-level boss who appears in Season 5. His in-game role is to assist Fargöth, one of the Sources whose ambitions are sometimes at odds with most Player Character
's best interests.
- Cool Sword:Sourcelame
- Frequently-Broken Unbreakable Vow: During his interview with Donteuil, he promised that he would start permanently roleplaying next time he logged into Horizon. For the rest of Season 5, he appears in about half a dozen scenes and ends up breaking character in at least four of them.
- Jumped at the Call: He got the job offer just around the time he was realizing that giving up on his previous commitements also left him with not much to do during the day.
- Talking Weapon: Sourcelame again.
- That Man Is Dead: An in-game equivalent. His avatar is actually a extremely enhanced version of the one his controller was using when he got "chosen" by Fargöth. Reinforced by the fact that his controller is acting differently than before, since permanent roleplaying is required of him and he's a post-Rage Breaking Point Arthéon.
- Took a Level in Badass: Compared to his original player avatar.
- Wild Card: He's one by design, as he can temporarily ally whith players if it can help him accomplish his goal.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He seems to have taken that route in Noob: Le conseil des trois factions, as his solution to the Divine Conflict between the Sources involves Olydri and a metorite getting way too close for comfort.
IMPORTANT NON-PLAYER CHARACTERS (Multiple media)
Played by : Stéphane Beretti
The guy who runs the shop, the tarvern, the training grounds and basically any business one can expect to find in a MMORPG.
- Man in a Kilt: His training ground incarnations.
- Super-Stoic Shopkeeper: A variation is seen in the comic. His reaction to having a stuffed monster resurrected in his shop and said monster attacking his customers ? Trying to sell the customers healing items. When Omega Zell points it out, his aswer is that he already sold to worse.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: The only difference with most characters who fall into that trope is that he has all the jobs at the same time rather than quitting one to take the other.
- You ALL Look Familiar: He's a handwaved version of that trope. When people recognize him, he states to indeed be the same guy... who would have to be many places at the same time for that to be true.
Bartémulius and Nostariat
Played by : Philippe Cardona (Batémulius) and Florence Torta (Nostariat)
A pair of arrogant alchemists that frequently need ingredients for whatever they're preparing to be found for them or protection from some kind of danger.
- Altum Videtur: Whenever they talk about plants, they designate them with latin-sounding names (as a parallel to real-life scientific names).
- The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: In the sixth comic, Nostariat claims to have never heard of "Enpeecees" (say it out loud if you don't get it) while eavesdropping on a player conversation.
- The Dividual: Meant to be that, but Florence Torta not being available for shooting made Bartémulius appear alone twice in the weberies. Played straight in the novels and comic.
- Entitled Bastard
- Escort Mission: They get introduced as the charges of one in the webseries.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Nostariat's dress is different colors on the right and left side.
- Fat and Skinny: The comic has Nostariat be the fat one and Bartémulius the skinny one. This is also true for the actors themselves to a lesser extent.
- Insufferable Genius: And they take the bragging part Up To Eleven.
- Nice Hat: Bartémulius starts wearing one in Season 3 and the sixth comic.
- Platonic Life Partners: No indication has been given about them being siblings or a couple, leaving this as the most likely nature of their relationship.
- Ungrateful Bastard: One can wonder if the words "thank you" are even part of their vocabulary. The good news is that their monetary rewards seem quite decent.
- Quest Giver
Played by : Carmen N'Guyen
The Phoenix of fire who is looking for the escaped Source of Chaos
and the Quest Giver
that the Noob guild helps out during the first part of Season 4. In Season 5, members of the Justice and Roxxor main roster are sometimes seen in her company.
A technology-created experiment who escaped Centralis during the energy strain caused by the Empire-Coalition war of Season 3 finale. He now seems to be pursuing an obscure plan, that is known to involve killing off a quite powerful NPC and setting the being that was the Horizon 1.0 ultimate boss free
Played by : Brice Lemaire
A familiar-looking pirate
with no sense of orientation who did a memorable peformance
in Season 1 and came back during the Season 4 Dungeon of Chaos arc. Also made appearances in the books and comics.
Played by: Eric Legrand
Bartémulius and Nostariat's mentor. At some point, his students let him get captured by the Coalition so they could escape. He's currently working for the Order.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Over the course of the second novel, the impression he gives shifts from "Poor guy, his students let the Coalition capture him so they could escape" to "Oh, this is where Bartémulius and Nostariat got that attitude of theirs.".
- Insufferable Genius
- The Mentor: To Bartémulius and Nostariat.
- My Greatest Failure: Views his former students as that. However, he's so full of hiself that he calls them "his only failure".
- Robe and Wizard Hat: For the wizard hat part.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: In the second novel, he casually mentions that he knows how to make an elixir that would make him immortal, but doesn't drink it because he'd better die than spend any more time with his former students.
HUMAN NON-PLAYER CHARACTERS (Novel and movie only)
Emperor Keynn Lucans
Leader of the Empire and descendant of the person who first mastered technology.
An old explorer that is also a long-time friend of the Lucans family, known to be the person thanks to whom the shape of the Contient Without Return aka Syrial
- OOC Is Serious Business: Arthéon invokes this trope to look for any changes in his character due to the 2.1 update.
Played by : Anne-Laure Jarnet
A Teknögrade (powered-up Neomancer) part of the Empire's elite force. Her younger self is the protagonist of Neogicia
The leader of the Coalition up to the third novel
Founder and short-lived
leader of the Order, he's originally the king of a civilization that got frozen in time then woke up only to find the Empire and the Coalition competing to invade its home.
Played by : Manon Morand
A young woman the Syrial exploration party finds in an underground castle who quickly turns out to have an important role in Horizon's
A Syrianian with precognintion skills higher than those of most of her kin
who lives in a dangerous swamp and knows how to get to Sin's hiding place.
The Syrianian royal family's alchemist. Stated to be an attractive young woman.
- May-December Romance: Seems to be heading towards this with Moulinof. Deciding who's way too old for the other may take all day.
SOURCES AND THEIR SERVANTS
Creator of life in Olydri. Co-ruler of the world along with Ark'hen
Cause of death and anything generally considered bad (e.g disease and destruction) in Olydri. Co-ruler of the world along with Lys. Having a Twilight related class means serving him.
Ruler of Olydri while it was an empty land called Nös that got sealed away by Lys and Ark'hen. Horizon's Myth Arc
apprently consists of keeping him from returning and turning Olydri back into Nös.Horizon 1.1 has him as its final boss
Known to have been sealed away by Lys and Ark'hen little time after becoming a Source combining life, death and void. Horizon 1.0
has participating in the Stable Time Loop
that had this outcome be the ultimate challenge to players before Horizon 1.1
introduces tougher bosses. He's the boss Fantöm is known to have beaten on his own. Tabris sets him free in the 2.1 update
Played by : Pierre Zecchini
Olydri's third Source that combines life and death due to sort of being Lys and Ark'hen's child
who decided to side with the Order, of which he's the main asset. Having an Eternal related class means serving him.
The creator of the entire world in which Horizon
takes place and forger of Sourcelame
. Technically ceased to exist a long time ago, but remanents of his conscience were hiding somewhere so he could share his last will with whoever found Sourcelame
Servants of Lys, named Dorsa (air), Pironess (fire), Coronae (earth) and Nereïde (water). Elementalist players affiliate themselves with one of them when they choose their specialty. Pironess has made an appearance in the series and has a seperate file in the important NPCs section.
Servants of Ark'hen and basically counterparts of the Phoenixes. Their names are Berenor (time), Brokken'kraft (souls), Duhkel'kard (darkness) and Loss'drakor (suffering).
The habitants of Nös and servants of Dortös who can't survive on Olydri as it currenltly is. They got imprisonned inside the planet when Dortös got sealed away.
Supreme leader of the Soulless in the first novel only
- The Dragon: To Dortös.
- Mauve Shirt: The first novel sets him up as an important character, but his Mini-Boss fight seems to exist to have him die trying to protect Dortös in the game's narrative.
- Mini-Boss: He becomes one in Horizon 1.1.
People who attempted to exploit forbidden magic sources and ended up in a state akin to being undead. They are currently uniting under Morken's command and working towards making Olydri viable for Dortös and the Arks. Saralzar was one of them before becoming the Source of Chaos.
Syrial exploration party
The four other people from the Syrial exploration party the Noob guild was part of in the second novel : Görth the warrior, Alaskia the assassin, Athreyü the Necromancer and Shaadö the neomancer.
Spectre's predecessor as top Horizon
player. The novel storyline has her come back in the fourth one to help Fantöm prepare for his duel against Spectre and Amaras.
- Chekhov M.I.A.
- Decomposite Character: She's absent from most of Season 5 in the webseries, so her role in helping Fantöm with Spectre is divided among other players that knew Spectre's Coalition incarnation : Heimdäl, Ash and Tenshirock.
- Distaff Counterpart: She has a personality much like to Fantöm's after he took his level in kindness and Gaea as a fangirl.
- The Ghost: There isn't even an actor casted for her yet, limiting her late Season 5 appearances to people talking about her.
- Odd Name Out: She's Saphir and Rubis's older sister making her alias not only a English word instead of a French one, but not gemstone related.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Spectre became such a Living Legend during his time in the Coalition that she got all but forgotten about.
- Quickly Demoted Woman: Subverted. The first time she's mentionned makes her situation look like this (e.g. her accomplishments have been overshadowed by Spectre's and all three of her successors are male), but she later turns out to have spent her time on other online games and doing quite well for herself.