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This page details the characters in Fanfic/Overlady and how they differ from their canon equivalents. Characters sorted roughly by order of appearance.
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Characters from Familiar of Zero
Louise de la Valliere
The daughter of two Heroes, Louise has a quite unexpected natural talent at Evil. Perhaps that's because of the way that every single relative on her father's side, apart from her father, is a depraved villain - and often very successful ones at that. Certainly her blood has passed down a natural preference for staying inside her body which most of the other villains in the world seem to lack.Currently trying to crush the Regency Council of Tristain beneath her steel boot, as part of a secretly not-evil plan.
Bad Boss: She treats the minions with disgust and contempt. Ironically, this is pretty much the only way they can function effectively.
Chainmail Bikini: The notion was pushed to Louise by Jessica at first, but Louise averted it in the end by having a full set of armor that only exposes a small area around her mouth. This turned out to be the better option for both the overlord and the blacksmith.
Evil Overlord: Perhaps the cutest, shortest one currently extant in Halkeginia. Also quite naturally skilled at it.
Big Bad: Emerging as one, if nomination as the Best Newcomer is any indication.
Originally a minor character from the series. Here, Scarron is an incubus prince of The Abyss, but he has been locked in the surface world due to the actions of Jessica's mother. He operates the inn/bar in Bruxelles, a hotbed of adventuring activity.
Knowledge Broker: His main occupation, although he deals in rare physical stuff too.
Originally a minor character from the series. Here, Jessica is the half-incubus daughter of Scarron, and a skilled blacksmith. She acts as a liaison between Louise and Scarron at first, but later goes to live in the tower as the resident blacksmith/couturier.
Non-Action Guy: Despite having considerable might, she prefers to stay in the tower and ensure the quality of Louise's armor and fashion.
Originally a minor villain in the series. Here, Count Mott is one of The Regency Council alongside Wardes and two other nobles. The Council have the power second to the queen of Tristain herself, and with the queen's mental instability they pretty much run the country nowadays.
Agent Peacock: A dandy person, but not averse to combat in general.
Deus ex Machina: The fight concluded with a timely cannon shot from minions manning the airship ripping him in half. Notable, since minions aren't really all that competent to begin with.
Wake-Up Call Boss: He is arguably the first antagonist who poses a legitimate threat to Louise.
Cattleya de la Valliere
Louise's sister from the series, she was sickly since she was young. The wasting disease was only a ruse for her vampirism. After the whole business with Louis is concluded, Cattleya and her personal maid moves to the tower with Louise. Over the course of the story, she recruited another maid.
BFS: Gets one when Louise and her prepares to storm Louis' lair.
The Brute: While not as mindless as some Brutes, she nevertheless constitutes most of the physical brawn in Louise's party.
Demonic Possession: She is sired by Louis, after all. Later turned the table on Louis and drained him, to Louise's horror.
Weaksauce Weakness: As with classical/Stokerian vampires, she has many mundane weakness (plus fire). Later on she gets an armor that functionally negates her weakness to sunlight, courtesy of Jessica.
Henrietta de Tristain
Tristain's crown princess and Louise's childhood friend. She was held captive for pledging herself to Wales Tudor, thus getting Tristain into a political tangle because she was publicly pledged to a prince of Germanian origin; The Tudors were later usurped from Albion's throne, further complicating matters.
Chainmail Bikini: Concedes that she needs at least this, after nearly being killed in an ambush within the tower.
Damsel in Distress: The planning of her eventual rescue was a major part of the storyline.
Impossibly-Low Neckline: A test dress she wore when the ambush happened. It protects about as well as it can be expected to.
Ludicrous Gibs: She turns an assassin into a pile of mush by turning the water in his body to mist.
Voice of The Overlady: Takes up this role to further the mysterious image of Louise's Overlady persona, plus she is more skilled in public speaking and oratory than Louise. In-costume, Jessica nicknamed her Voxi.
Characters from Overlord
Nasty, sinister, conspiratorial and willing to act without telling Louise, Gnarl is nonetheless vital to Louise's schemes and operations. He plays basically the same role for her as he does for the canon Overlords.
Affably Evil: And unusually verbose in his affability for a minion. Louise suspects he has stolen all of his race's natural intelligence.
The Dragon: Definitely Louise's second-in-command as well as the day-to-day administrator of life in the tower.
Evil Chancellor: He is Louise's chief advisor, and seems quite determined that he keeps that role.
Even Evil Has Standards: Though in this case, the standards apparently consist of not selling all your evil artifacts simply to have the funds to to buy expensive clothes.
The vampire in the ruined tower and the previous Overlord before Louise put an end to his reign.
Bad Boss: To an even greater extent compared to Louise. The tower fell into disrepair on his reign, due to parts of the tower pawned off to fuel his vanity.
Louise's ancestor and quite possibly the progenitor of the Valliere line.
Bastard Bastard: His Start of Darkness is that he was the illegitimate son of a Tristain king, who in the end got a comparatively small dukedom instead of the throne. He's about as villainous as it can be.