These are the main characters in the webcomic ''{{Panthera}}''.

Beware: There are '''SPOILERS''' ahead.
!!Jason Quinn/Leo
-->"[[spoiler: "Leo" is the lion mask I wear into battle. And yes, the mask is deeply a part of me. But my mind my soul is '''''human'''''. My name is '''''Jason''''', and it's '''''me''''' who has to live with the things I do.]]"
Seventeen years old, Jason was the first to transform at the hands of Ari. In addition to being a scholastic whiz, Jason is the "leader" of Panthera.
* BattleCouple: Together with Tigris. [[spoiler:Not anymore as of chapter seven, though.]]
* BetaCouple: Jason/Kira versus Fletcher/Taylor.
* DishingOutDirt
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: A mix of Choleric and Melancholic.
* TheHero
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: [[ Poor Pardus]].
** MySisterIsOffLimits: Although he was originally oblivious to Pardus and Onca liking each other until Kira pointed it out to him. More recently, though...
--> '''Jason:''' If you do '''''ANYTHING''''' to her, in '''any way, shape or form''', I will quite litterally '''#%$&!$# EAT YOU'''. And you have '''NO''' idea just how '''DEEP''' I could '''BURY''' what'd be left of your sorry '''carcass'''. '''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill UNDERSTOOD?]]'''
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Direct result of the above and [[spoiler:dragging his little sister into Panthera only to find out they won't live past the age of thirty]].
* SayMyName: Used for drama when [[spoiler:Leo starts doubting everything he thought he knew about himself and his position in the team after North Korea]].
* TransformationConventions: Obviously the leader is a lion. What did you expect?

!!Kira Hwang/Tigris
-->'''Kira:''' What are '''you''' doing here, anyway?
-->'''Jason:''' Uh, looking for '''''you''''', actually. I just followed the '''''burning mayhem'''''.
Kira was the second to join Panthera. She's seventeen years old and has been described as "Bridgedale's athletic goddess", a member of the soccer, hockey and lacrosse teams since her freshman year. Put simply, Kira is in Panthera for the action.
* ActionGirl: Is she ever.
* BattleCouple: Half of one with Jason, [[spoiler:until they mutually decided to break up in chapter seven]].
* BetaCouple: Again with Jason.
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Taylor over Jason for most of the first story arc. She only manages to calm down and warm up to the poor girl in the last five pages or so.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments in the second story arc.
* FightingYourFriend: Taylor hardly counted as Kira's friend at that point in the story, though.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Somewhere between Choleric and Melancholic.
* TheLancer: To Leo's TheHero.
* PlayingWithFire: To the point where Jason has accused her of having "raging pyromania".
* PoorCommunicationKills: A literal CatFight ensues between her and Onca when Onca tries to explain that [[spoiler:they've been fighting for the wrong side all along and that Ari is actually Oosterhuis]].
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Tigris seems to have hers, considering she noted that napalm "tickled a bit".
* [[spoiler: ScarsAreForever]]: [[spoiler: In 8.10, due to her carelessness, Tigris got half of her face blown off. While Pardus was there to heal her before she died, she still got scarred]].
* ShutUpKiss: Tries this to Jason when he's having an identity crisis in chapter seven. Subverted when Jason gently pushes her away.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: To Taylor, albeit very heavy on the "Sink"-bit.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Taylor's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Very strongly type A, only opening up to Jason in the beginning.

!!Fletcher Emerson/Pardus
-->"That's the "'''''[[RightBehindMe right behind you]]'''''" look, isn't it. Man, I '''''hate''''' that look.
While Tigris is in it for the action, Fletcher is in it because being a leopard with control over air is seriously awesome. While he's capable of being sober, he's usually playful and light-hearted, always joking around (Fletcher is the first and foremost contributor to the [[ cat-pun jar]]).
* BetaCouple: He and Taylor are this to Jason/Kira.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pardus gets quite dangerous.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He acts totally goofy until things get serious.
* BlowYouAway
* CallingTheOldManOut: To [[spoiler:Ari/Oosterhuis]]: "[[spoiler: I only serve ONE God, and it ain't YOU.]]"
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
* GenreSavvy: Pardus shows plenty. Amongst other things, he's lampshaded CallingYourAttacks [[ here]], LetsSplitUpGang [[ here]] and RightBehindMe [[ here]].
* NiceHat: Pardus [[ seems fond of them]].
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Fletcher's mother was a hooker; she never even knew who his father was. He lived in foster care until his gay dads adopted him.]]
* TheSmartGuy
* TrustPassword: Pardus is the subject of one. When Leo had to verify a message from him via Onca to Tigris and Pardus, Leo told her that [[spoiler:Pardus dyes his fur]].

!!Taylor Quinn/Onca
-->"Everything seems to happen so '''''fast''''' lately, and I'm so '''''confused''''' -- I don't wanna ruin this team more than I already '''''have''''' --"
Jason's younger sister and the team's final recruit on Jason's reccomendation. While she's by no means a warrior, she still has a strong sense of justice and she's pretty smart.
* BetaCouple: Forms one to Jason/Kira with Fletcher.
* CarnivoreConfusion: As the newest member, it's to be expected. [[ Tigris was not amused]].
* TheChick
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Supine.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:Aristotle]] finds this out the hard way.
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: Onca just [[ couldn't get the hang]] of Growl in the beginning.
* NaiveNewcomer: Very much so.
* PoorCommunicationKills: A result of MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, Onca couldn't explain at all to Tigris why she was trying to tell them [[spoiler:Ari is Oosterhuis]]. Tigris responded [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown violently]].
* PrematureEmpowerment: When Taylor is asked to join the Adventuring Club, she agrees... and then they knocked her out and injected with gene-altering treatments to turn her into a were-jaguar with elemental powers. It's only after ''that'' that she hears what the Adventuring Club really is.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Kira's tomboy.

!!Richard Reynder/Aristotle/[[spoiler:Søren Oosterhuis]]
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-->"I am Aristotle. [[spoiler: [[AGodAmI I am ÆTHER!]]]]"
Aged 39, Richard Reynder is the eccentric science teacher at Bridgedale High and in charge of the Adventuring Club. He is also a brilliant scientist and the man behind Panthera, aiming to take down the evil Ovid Pharmaceutical corporation. [[spoiler:In reality, he's Søren Oosterhuis, a person Panthera thought they tricked Ovid into blaming for the thefts. Serum 43 was originally an accident, but he decided to use Panthera to foil Ovid, which is actually a respectable company. He sold on the chemicals Panthera retrieved for quite some money.]]
* [[spoiler: AGodAmI]]
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]: Either this or [[spoiler: HesJustHiding]].
* TheBigGuy
* [[spoiler: BrokenPedestal]]
* [[spoiler: FiveBadBand]]: Seems to be setting this up.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic.
* [[spoiler: NietzscheWannabe]]
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Ari is Oosterhuis. Moreover, he suffers from a massive case of AGodAmI and he's got powers stronger than Panthera when they're on their own.]]
* [[spoiler: TreacherousAdvisor]]
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist]]: At first, anyway...