Characters in Pocket God
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The Cynic Prankster
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Sun. They started out arguing and Volleying Insults, but warmed up to each other by issue 15. He even flips out when Sun was seemingly killed for real.
- Character Development: He starts out as an apathetic prankster who was shunned by the tribe because he didn't believe in the gods. After meeting the gods themselves and saving the tribe, he gets respected and slowly becomes a formidible leader.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's pretty disrespectful, especially when it comes to the gods.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first issue, he's the only one to notice meteorite coming at him and tricks Nooby into switching places with him. He also talks smack to the other pygmies and is the only one not to be killed by the meteorite.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Becomes Nooby's best friend after initially using him as a target for his pranks. When Nooby asks the cosmic wayfinder which Pygmy loves him the most, it pointed to Ooga. They become so close, that when Newbie kills Nooby for good, Ooga flies into a seething rage.
- The Leader: The charismatic leader of his tribe.
- The Prankster: He loves pulling pranks on Nooby, usually deadly ones. After his character development, he stops with the pranks and becomes more of a friend to him.
The Smelly Tough Guy
- The Big Guy: When the tribe needs muscle, he's the go-to guy.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: Of the humorous kind. It complements his caveman appearance.
- Carpet of Virility: Definitely the hairiest pygmy. In a fight with Klak, Klak rips off some of Booga's chest hair to get the upper hand.
- Dumb Muscle: Downplayed. He's not as smart as he is strong, but he's definitely smarter than Nooby.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first issue, he tries to break open the meteorite by jumping on it. His stench is also commented on.
- Loincloth: Unlike the grass skirts the other pygmies wear, Booga wears a leather loincloth.
- Meaningful Name: Booga sounds a lot like booger and he's not too keen on hygiene.
- The Pig Pen: Booga is gross and smells horrible. He takes pride in his "natural musk".
The Scientist Inventor
- Badass Bookworm: He's usually too busy tinkering to fight, but he can hold his own.
- Birds of a Feather: When he meets Teela, they start spending a lot of time together due to their interests in science. He even says that she's the only pygmy he's ever had a real connection with.
- Brainy Brunette
- Character Development: He's the most religious of all the pygmies, but Ooga meeting the gods instead of him started to make him question his faith in them. After meeting ghosts on a haunted island, he starts to believe in them again.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first issue, he leads the tribe in prayer and is quick to blame Ooga for the meteorite crushing Nooby.
- Gadgeteer Genius: His inventions have helped the tribe greatly...
- Irony: He once questioned his faith in the gods and in "The Pygmies Strike Back", the tribe questions their faith in him due to how far-fetched his plan is.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Though he wears his glasses on the top of his head most of the time.
The Unlucky Klutzy Pessimist
- Arbitrary Skepticism: He finds Klik's claims of Bird Men ridiculous, despite encountering the Bubble Breathers, giant monsters, and a laser shark. He starts believing once Bird Men rescue him.
- Big Eater: There's a reason his belly is so big. He once ate Ooga's hair bone when they were low on food.
- Big Ol Eye Brows: The biggest of the pygmies. No one else has eyebrows like his.
- Butt Monkey: He dies the second-most often and gets no respect from the tribe.
- Character Development: Hanging out with Moon has made him stand up for himself more often.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first issue, Klak tries to break open the meteorite by throwing a spear at it. It deflects off it and impales him square in the chest.
- Glasgow Grin: Interestingly, only the left side of his face has such a scar.
- Grew a Spine: His character development left him a lot more independent and opinionated. This is especially noticeable in "The Pygmies Strike Back", where he's the most vocal and untrusting of Klik's plan and the bird men.
- The Klutz: His clumsiness usually leads to his death.
The Groovy Zen Dude
- Dreadlock Rasta
- Establishing Character Moment: The first issue has him mesmerized by the the groovy lava coming out the meteorite.
- Granola Boy: He'll sometimes say spiritual things, though no one seems to care.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his aversion to violence, he'll fight vigorously to protect the tribe; as shown in issue 22.
- The Pollyanna: He never loses his cool, even when he's about to die.
- The Stoner: While he's never seen using any drugs, he's usually a calm, laid-back fellow. Even his name is another word for marijuana. In one instance, he gets excited when he finds a bunch of mushrooms to make brownies with and doesn't realize he's about to get stepped on by a T. Rex.
- Technical Pacifist: Would rather not fight, but will if he has to.
- Verbal Tic: Adds "dude" to the end of everyone's name. (i.e., Nooby-dude.)
The Lovable Goofy Simpleton
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He has the mindset of a child.
- Collector of the Strange: Likes to collect skulls from his previous deaths. He also likes to play with the corpses of his friends.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Has saved the tribe a number of times.
- The Ditz: He the most unfocused pygmy.
- Genius Ditz: He once solved a puzzle that stumped everyone else.
- Literal-Minded: Tell him to knock himself out and he'll give himself a bonk on the noggin.
- Too Dumb to Live: Dies the most often; usually by Ooga's pranks.
- Dogged Nice Guy: It was Love at First Sight when he first met Sun, but she ultimately ends up with Ooga.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first issue, Nooby is tricked by Ooga into trading places with him, bissfully unaware of the meteorite that's about to flatten him.
- Fluffy Tamer: He tames a T. Rex and names him Chicken. Unfortunately, the island's not big enough to keep him and Nooby releases him into the ocean.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: In issue 20, Nooby finds the cosmic wayfinder; which that takes him into his own mind. This lets him confront his fears and concerns about what the tribe thinks of him.
- Love Triangle: Has a crush on Sun, but became jealous when she starts hanging out with Ooga in issue 15. He gets over it in issue 21 when he realizes they still care about him.
- Malaproper: Constantly gets words and phrases wrong.
- Man Child: Though his biological age is a mystery.
- Out-of-Character Moment: When he goes through a Journey to the Center of the Mind in issue 20, he starts speaking coherently; including referring to himself in the first person. He reverts back near the end of his mind journey.
- OOC Is Serious Business: In issue 25, while he's about to killed for good by Newbie, Nooby starts speaking coherently to relate with his clone. Everyone is shocked and he gives a heartfelt goodbye to his friends as he dies.
- Third-Person Person: He even says that he's uncomfortable talking in first person.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He thinks of Ooga as his "bestest" friend, despite Ooga playing pranks on him. The vitriol goes away after Ooga's character development.
The Dynamic Girl of Action
The Dangerous Goth Girl
- Character Development: She gradually starts to care for Klak and stops taking him for granted when Teela seemingly died for real.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Particularly noticable as the other pygmies have dark skin.
- Goth: Her appearance is based on goth culture. She also has a fascination with death, which leads to her giving her resurrection powers a workout.
- In Harm's Way: She takes advantage of her resurrection abilities to put herself in danger for thrills. When the girls's Jewel of Life is destroyed, she persuades Klak into doing dangerous things for her amusement as she is mortal without the Jewel.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Has one large bang that covers her left eye. Her eye is rarely seen.
- The Prankster: Even though she's Klak's best friend, she likes to convince him to do deadly stunts.
- Skunk Stripe: Her bang has a blue stripe on it.
The Shy Science Nerd
- Badass Bookworm: She may be small and nerdy, but she single-handedly takes on the laser shark and removes its laser gun.
- Birds of a Feather: When she meets fellow scientist Klik, the two start spending a lot of time together because of their interests in science. She even says he's the first person that showed her respect.
- Brainy Brunette
- Character Development: She was quite shy because her interest in science led to her not getting a lot of respect from her fellow girls. When she and Klik make a new Jewel of Life for the girls, they give her the respect she deserves and her confidence swells.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Moreso than Klik. Her hut is filled to the brim with inventions.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Nerd: Despite making lots of helpful devices, she never got much respect among her tribe; who called her nerdy names.
- Shorter Means Smarter: She's the shortest pygmy, but is also one of the smartest.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Her glasses are more advanced than Kilk's.
The Resentful Boy-Hater
- Character Development: She slowly loses her hatred over the boys after her Sanity Slippage leads to Nooby and her getting captured by Neeboo. Booga is still an exception.
- Close-Call Haircut: A variation: A killer robot grabs her by the ponytail, but Sun cuts it off to free her. Her ponytail has stayed short ever since.
- Deadpan Snarker: Constantly snarks about the boys.
- Does Not Like Men: She especially hates Booga, the manly man of his tribe.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sun. She gets mad when Sun hangs out with Ooga instead of her. She also breaks down when it seems Sun was pemanently killed.
- Sanity Slippage: In issue 23, going for so long without food and water makes her consider eating her friends. She almost eats Nooby, but they get captured by a robo panther before she can kill him.
- Skunk Stripe: Has a purple stripe on her ponytail.
The Irresponsible Party Girl
The Bird Men
- Beast Man/Winged Humanoid: The Bird Men look like anthromorphic birds with wings on their back instead of on their arms.
- Foreshadowing: As friendly as they seem, a scowling, elderly Bird Man sometimes watches the pygmies as they walk in their village.
- Hidden Elf Village: They been on the girls' island all along. They just kept to themselves in the mountains.
- Punny Name: One of the Bird Men is named Fowl. Toola tells him there's nothing foul about him.
- Real After All: Everyone was skeptical when Klik learned about the bird men from a dream. While being attacked by robot panthers, they bird men save them.
- Town with a Dark Secret: While it looks like a utopia, Klak is kidnapped by one of them in issue 24.
The Bubble Breathers
- Fish People: More like lobster people.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: One Bubble Breather, Troin, was exiled from his tribe because he refused to blow bubbles. He also doesn't have a verbal tic because he's by himself. Once he's offered to return to his tribe, he gives a delighted, "I doTroin!".
- Oxygenated Underwater Bubbles: True to their name, they blow bubbles with thier oxygenated saliva. They see it as their birthright to do so.
- Verbal Tic: Because of their poor eyesight, they pepper their speech with their names so they can identify each other.
- Big Damn Heroes: He saves the pygmies from a giant octopus in issue 10.
- Fluffy the Terrible: He's a Tyrannosaurus Rex named after a farm bird.
- Heel-Face Turn: Originally attacked the pygmies, but befriends them after he's turned into a zombie because Nooby gives him the best belly rubs.
- Non-Indicative Name: Chicken is definitely not a small bird, but chickens are said to be descendants of T. Rexes.
- Put on a Bus: After his return as a zombie, Nooby sets him free into the ocean. He reappears in issue 10, but hasn't been seen since.
- Raising the Steaks: Becomes a zombie in issue 9.
- Tyrannosaurus rex
The Cryptic Ghost
- Cryptic Conversation: Always talks like this; making others wonder what he's trying to say.
- The Hyena: Occasionally giggles between his sentences.
- Narrator All Along: Turns out to be the narrator of issue 14; where he's seen at the end clinging to the pygmies' boat.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Something happened to his tribe that left them as ghosts when they died. While most of the ghosts re-live their experiences, Darby does what he pleases. He doesn't want to talk about what happened to himself.
- Spirit Advisor: To Nooby in issue 20; where he guides him through his mind.
- Bad Boss: Treats Newbie no better than the other pygmies; to the point that Newbie actually fears him.
- Batman Gambit: He captures the pygmies by counting on their actions to lead them into traps.
- Big Bad: He's much more evil than Newbie. To show how dangerous he is, he had a Gem of Death that can kill a pygmy for good.
- Body Horror: His skin is green, he has no legs, he has red eyes, and he has an x-shaped scar on his head. Even his speech balloon is green and warped.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Would rather let his minions do the torture, but he blasts Kinsee's arm off when she bad-mouths him.
- Evil Genius: He claims to know more about the tribes than the pygmies themselves.
- Genre Savvy: Knowing that the pygmies will just resurrect when killed, he would rather tortue them to kingdom come. When Ooga attacks Newbie.
- Mobile Fishbowl: He wear a helmet full of water on his head; possibly because he's a Fish Person.
- Power Floats: Instead of legs, he hovers around using a red energy.
- Robot Master: He's the one who made all those Killer Robots the pygmies had to fight.
Nooby's Evil Clone
- Arc Villain: Of "A Quest Called Tribe".
- Character Development: He started off plain evil and wanted to kill Nooby to prove he was superior. His brush with death made realize his mortality and he would now rather gain immortality than kill his predecessor.
- Cloning Blues: Unlike the other pygmies, he's not bound to an immortality gem. He tries to compensate by transferring the energy of the girls' jewel to his own uncut one, but it backfires.
- Disney Villain Death: In his first appearance in issue 5, he is impaled by an icicle before falling into the sea. "A Quest Called Tribe" reveals that he survived.
- The Dragon: Becomes one to Neeboo in issue 24.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: When he's given the Gem of Death, he exclaims how powerful it makes him.
- Evil Twin: To Nooby. Unlike him, Newbie's smart and talks normally.
- Irony: Unlike the other pygmies, who are immortal, but die often, Newbie is mortal, but survives everything that happens to him.
- Mutilation Conga: Every time he's defeated, he gets more and more banged up. In his first defeat, he was impaled by an icicle. He had to wait for it melt and it left him with a nasty scar. The second time, a temple collapses on him. Many issues later, it's revealed that he survived, but is so jacked up that he needs a crutch to walk. He just wants immortality to end the pain.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Claims to be this when he smashes the girls' Jewel of Life to make his own.
- Obviously Evil: He looks much like Nooby, but...
- Super Prototype: To the other Nooby clones. He's physically stable and intelligent.
- The Owl-Knowing One: While he's never fully seen, his silhouette is that of an owl.
- Spirit Advisor: Sometimes appears to Klik during his dreams to give him advice. He's also one to the bird-men.