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The staff of Roleplay/PowerAcademy.



[[folder:Headmaster James Mall]]
!Headmaster James Mall
->'''Role:''' Headmaster and Founder of Power Academy
->'''Power:''' [[PlayingWithFire Pyrokinesis]]

A soldier-turned-superhero, James Mall is the renowned headmaster of Power Academy. He's also a member of an order worshiping a mythical firehawk creature. He's been through no small amount of trouble over the years, and he has put all of his effort and money into the Academy. If it goes under, he's out on the streets.

* AbusiveParents: His father tried several times to kick him out of the house before James finally ran away, leading to him joining the military [[ReallySeventeenYearsOld at 16.]]
* TheAlcoholic
* BadassInDistress: Early on he ends up going missing, held captive by a [[spoiler:rogue]] Equinox cell. He's freed soon enough, though.
* BadassLongcoat: One of his regular outfits, worn without a shirt.
** NoShirtLongJacket
* BerserkButton: Threaten the school, the students, or Lily, and face his wrath.
* BigGood
* [[{{Bishonen}} Biseinen]]
* CelibateHero: Set up, but eventually subverted; for years, he remained this way until he met Lily.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Don't let the laid-back, somewhat bumbling facade fool you. He ''will'' lay down the law when he has to.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:His giving in to Jonathan's demands, such as letting Vilhelm on the staff, in order to get the Academy built.]]
* EccentricMentor
* FourStarBadass: In his early days, leading an elite team of superhumans to defeat Vulcannus.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Shows up in a few boss fights.
* HiddenDepths: He has an intense amount of pressure on him; Power Academy is his life's work, and if it fails (and it is already in danger of failing), he'll have nowhere to go. It's not until he opens up to [[TeamMom Lily]] that his inner demons become apparent.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KickedUpstairs: He was only hastily promoted to his general rank to be a public face for superhumans--so the authorities could say, "Hey, we like superhumans too!" Although he had the tactical know-how to back it up, he was just a general in name only.
* MrFanservice: The fact that he constantly goes around shirtless (or at least with his chest exposed) helps.
* MyGreatestFailure: He regards his failure to stop Wardson from destroying an entire city as this.
* MysticalWhiteHair
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:The aforementioned DealWithTheDevil, which allows him to create Power Academy so quickly, caused a dimensional flux in the Multiverse that ensnared Terminus. The Great Old One is now trapped within the heroes' universe...]]
** SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:...but now it gives them a chance to defeat her once and for all.]]
* NotAMorningPerson: As people who interrupt his naps learn the hard way.
** WakeUpFighting
* PlayingWithFire
* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: At age 16, he ran away from his family and faked his age to join the military, just to get away from them.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Lily's Blue.
* TheRunaway: From his family as a child. See above.
* TeamDad: More or less.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Aside from [[NoShirtLongJacket the above]], sometimes he just goes without a shirt or coat altogether.

[[folder:Lily Taylor]]
!Lily Taylor
->'''Role:''' Nurse, Head of the Female Dorms
->'''Power:''' [[GreenThumb Control over plant life]]

Lily was once a superpowered teen vigilante before dedicating herself to becoming a nurse. She was also a close friend of the Ashen family; after their mother died and father disappeared, Val and Isaac were adopted by Lily. In addition to being a mother figure, she has served as a crimefighting mentor for them, training Val to manage her powers. At the Academy, in addition to [[TheMedic healing people]] and [[LivingEmotionalCrutch providing a calming influence for James]], Lily is the head of the female dorms. She has the ability to control and summon plant life to do her bidding, from healing to combat.

* AdoptivePeerParent: Following their mother's death, Val and Isaac (both 5 at the time) are adopted by Lily (22 at the time).
* AbusiveParents: Her mother [[IHaveNoSon hated her]] [[FantasticRacism for being a mutant,]] referring to her as "that thing" and kicking her out of the house when her powers awakened.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, motherly, ladylike, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick not afraid to constrain someone with strong vines...]]
** BerserkButton: [[GaiasVengeance Threatening the environment]], or hurting/threatening [[MamaBear Val, Isaac]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend or James]].
* ChainmailBikini: Subverted; at first, it looks like she's going to fight in her usual skimpy casual outfit, but then she summons a set of natural InstantArmor to fight in.
* CombatStilettos: Often seen wearing high-heeled sandals. Justified in that she usually fights at a distance, as opposed to getting up close and personal.
* CooldownHug: Loves giving these out.
* CripplingOverspecialization: In a fight, she's devastating at long range...but not so effective in a melee fight. She makes up for this with her healing skills though.
* GreenThumb
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Off the job, anyway.
* HospitalHottie: Lampshaded by a couple of generic students, who jokingly mention that getting to see her makes a trip to her office worth it.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Downplayed; she wears just enough to be comfortable, but it's often quite revealing. She can instantly create new clothes for herself anyway (see below).
* InstantArmor: Although her casual outfits are very revealing, in combat she opts for a full-covering suit of natural armor (very dense layers of leaves, bark, and other materials), roughly as tough as leather armor. Even so, it's not meant for getting up close and personal, given her fighting style.
* LadyOfWar / SilkHidingSteel
* TheLancer: To James, alongside Harken.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For James. [[spoiler:Makes sense in hindsight once his DealWithTheDevil is revealed.]]
* TheMedic
* TheMentor: For Val.
* MsFanservice: She's nearly always half-naked in her various nature- or floral-themed outfits, many of which show off her ample chest, hips and legs.
** BareYourMidriff
** BuxomIsBetter
** ShesGotLegs
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Gets a lot of comparisons in-universe to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy]], much to her chagrin.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes down to her hips.
* SecondLove: For James.
* SimpleStaff: An old, worn wooden staff that serves as the conduit for her powers.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: A big part of her attraction to James, aside from the pretty white hair, is his virtues.
* SquishyWizard
* StatuesqueStunner
* TeamMom
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

[[folder:Magi C. Waters]]
!Magi C. Waters
->'''Role:''' Psychiatrist, guidance counselor, truancy officer
->'''Power:''' [[MakingASplash Water]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's among one of the crazier staff members--and still manages to help the students with their psychological issues.
* CloudCuckooLander: He believes himself to be a boy from Neverland.
** CloudCuckooLandersMinder: Nevertheless, between him and Harken, he appears to be the more sane of the two.
* {{Determinator}}: In the past, he was gravely wounded by an assassin and left for dead. However, his love for Harken helped him hold on long enough to signal for help and return home. He relates this anecdote to Selene, who is [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove struggling with her unfamiliar feelings for Timmy;]] he explains that love can be a source of strength.
* InsatiableNewlyweds: With Harken.
* {{Keet}}
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MakingASplash
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: He's best known for flooding three cities and two of his old team's [=HQs=].
* OneOfTheKids: Albeit less so than Harken.
* StraightGay
* WarriorTherapist
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Often seen in a waitress costume.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!General Subject Teachers

[[folder:Tripp T. Ometer]]
!Tripp T. Ometer
->'''Power:''' [[PowerCopying Elemental absorption]], time manipulation (passive)
->'''Role:''' Teacher, History and the Multiverse

For all he knows, he has always existed. But at one point or another, Tripp was bound to a mystical time gauntlet and charged with being the guardian of time. He serves as the school's History teacher, which naturally involves brief trips into alternate timelines.

* AbsentMindedProfessor / DitzyGenius: Incredibly intelligent, but clueless about simple, mundane things.
* AmbiguousGender: Though appears and referred to as male for convenience.
* AmplifierArtifact: The stabilizer gauntlet.
* [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Time Traveler Non-Interference Clause]]: He forbids himself from altering certain events to avoid messing with the timeline ''too'' much, only intervening when absolutely necessary.
* BadassBookworm
* BigDamnHeroes: In spite of the aforementioned non-interference, he promises his students he will save them from an absolutely hopeless situation, but only once for each. He eventually makes good on this promise. [[spoiler:Subject Zero confronts Terminus and fights her for the first time...and finds her/himself way in over her/his head. As Terminus is about to kill her/him, Tripp intervenes and saves the PC.]]
* BigGood: Although James is this for the Academy, Tripp can be considered this for the space-time continuum, especially considering some of the enemies they face.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He talks about time paradoxes as part of the natural course of events for the space-time continuum...but clearly, the universe hasn't been destroyed yet, so he's doing something right.
* DemBones: Appears as an ethereal, bright blue skeleton-like being attached to a powered gauntlet.
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: He plays a large part in the tutorial, even explaining the controls to the player. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight The other characters brush this off as Tripp just being]] [[BunnyEarsLawyer Tripp.]]
* PowerCopying
* SoulJar: He is bound to a powerful pair of gauntlets; it is only when he is in this form and bound to a "catalyst" (host) that he can use his time manipulation powers.
* TimeAbyss: As far as he can tell, he has always existed.
* TimeTravel
* TheWatcher: Until he does interfere.

[[folder: Harken Woods]]
!Harken Woods
->'''Role:''' Teacher, Moral Dilemma 101
->'''Power:''' [[TeleportersAndTransporters Teleportation]]

Harken is ostensibly the Moral Dilemma 101 teacher, but with every iteration of the class, the subject changes each time, [[SinkOrSwimMentor forcing the students to think on their feet]]. He has served as a mentor for James, and despite being legally insane, he is one of the most intelligent members of the staff. Harken has the ability to teleport anywhere, an ability he often uses to surprise people (especially his students). Married to Magi.

* BlindingBangs
* FourStarBadass: Revealed to have been one in the past.
* GeniusSweetTooth
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:While they were still involved in the military, James was sent by the government to hunt down and kill Harken, who had gone rogue. However, it turns out he had defected because he learned too many secrets, asking the wrong questions and provoking the wrong people.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: His moral dilemmas; a simple question is given, with no context given beforehand. Example: Burn it or drown it? (Answer: [[spoiler:Burn it and then drown it. The target is a zombie; burning the zombie burns down the building you're protecting from the zombie apocalypse, drowning it doesn't kill it fully, and burning it and drowning it is the only way to ensure it's dead.]])
* InsatiableNewlyweds: With Magi.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: His eyes are constantly changing color, though they are usually obscured by his bangs.
* LargeHam
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Reveals himself to be Timmy's actual father, having hidden the truth from him.]]
* MadScientist
* ShipperOnDeck: With Magi. In preparation for Valentine's Day, the two even start assembling a collage photo album of every couple in the school sharing a tender kiss.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: His class is completely random, often requiring the students to think on their feet in order to pass. Naturally, it's optional. Or is it?
* StraightGay
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Has the ability to teleport.
* {{Troll}}: Gets a kick out of messing with students' heads.
* WhenIsPurple: Often speaks in a cryptic manner--usually to confuse the hell out of his students.

[[folder:Mikoto Nakamura]]
!Mikoto Nakamura (real name unknown)
->'''Role:''' Theater teacher, Newspaper Club advisor
->'''Power:''' Super-fast reflexes

A member of the [[CatGirl felis sapiens]] race, Mikoto was once a crimefighting journalist, writing exposes on the crimes she foiled. However, one day she stumbled across evidence of large-scale plans being made by Equinox--[[SheKnowsTooMuch which made her a target]]. Now under a new identity as a theater teacher, Mikoto has come to the Academy, also serving as the head of the Newspaper Club. She's [[FunPersonified one of the more lighthearted members of the staff]], tending to provide levity to very heavy situations.

* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: ''Very'' easily distracted.
* BadassAdorable
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CatGirl
** CatSmile: Naturally.
** LittleBitBeastly
* CuddleBug
* DramaClub: In charge of one, with...[[BadBadActing mixed results]].
* FunPersonified
* GenkiGirl
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: Equinox went after her because she found evidence of their plans and was about to publish them.
* IntrepidReporter
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By Their Alias]]: Whatever her real name is, it's not the one she goes by during her time at the Academy.
* PetitePride
* PrehensileTail
* SuperReflexes: Being able to dodge bullets, for instance.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The former to Lily's Girly Girl, and the latter to Selene's Tomboy.
** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* WhoWearsShortShorts

[[folder:Selene Petrucci]]
!Selene Petrucci
->'''Role:''' Teacher, Villainy 101
->'''Power:''' LifeDrain

* AntiHero / AntiVillain: Falls into the former post-CharacterDevelopment.
* AttractiveBentGender: When hit with a gender-flip ray. Her male form is [[RatedMForManly very muscular and manly]], and includes NoShirtLongJacket as part of her attire.
* AxCrazy: Downplayed; she mainly exhibits this behavior in battle.
* TheBaroness: Sexpot variety, minus the IceQueen aspect.
* BloodKnight
* [[CluelessChickMagnet Clueless Dude And Chick Magnet]]: Both from Timmy and a lot of generic students in her class.
* DatingCatwoman: With Timmy; they start out as FriendsWithBenefits, but affection soon blossoms between the two.
** MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Tends to be the more dominant one.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite being so unstable. She views Vilhelm and his cyborg army as twisted abominations, and rejected his offer to become one of them. She also [[WouldntHurtAChild refuses to hurt children]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has various scars across her body.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeelFaceTurn: She eventually fully sides with the heroes.
** LoveRedeems
* TheLadette: Loves video games, drinking, sex, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick killing]], and sports. She does, however, wear a dress and heels on occasion.
** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* LargeHam: For better or worse; either way, subtlety is not her strong suit.
* LaughablyEvil
* LifeDrain
* LifeDrinker: It's what's kept her alive for such a long time.
* LittleBlackDress: Her casual outfit is a tight black [[HellBentForLeather leather]] minidress, with matching [[CombatStilettos heels]].
* LoveIsAWeakness: Believes so; due to the detachment from people she's built up from all the killing over the years, she grows increasingly fearful of her growing, unfamiliar feelings for Timmy. However, [[CharacterDevelopment she learns to see it as a source of inner strength.]]
* MsFanservice: The skintight outfit certainly helps. [[MrFanservice The male version]] applies as well to her [[GenderBender genderbent]] form, which is a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* NightmareFetishist
* OlderThanTheyLook: See below.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: 228, to be precise, though she looks and feels 27.
* SenseiChan
* SpyCatsuit: Her old supervillain outfit, a skintight black leather jumpsuit with a couple of armored components.
* WouldntHurtAChild

[[folder:Charmont Paige]]
!Charmont Paige
-->'''Subject:''' Various; co-librarian

Hailing from the same dimension as Helena, Charmont was a renowned hero in his dimension. Due to being struck by a car mid-teleportation, he has been trapped between different realities. He eventually finds himself in the heroes' world, quickly joining as a teacher at Power Academy. He teaches multiple classes on the various standard academic subjects--history, science, math, etc.--so the other teachers can specialize. [[LawOfConservationOfDetail His classes are just very rarely seen in the narrative itself.]] He even helps run the library in what spare time he has.

* {{Adorkable}}
* BadassLongcoat
* [[{{Main/Bishonen}} Biseinen]]
* CastingAShadow: He can meld with the shadows.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge: He covers a lot of the basic subjects so that the other teachers--Timmy, Alexei, etc.--can focus on their specialties.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HotLibrarian: Male variety.
* InsufferableGenius: He's a bit of a know-it-all.
* ManInBlack: Wears all black.
* MrFanservice: To the point where nameless female students regularly swoon over him.
* [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Reluctant Fanservice Guy]]
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: He was trapped between dimensions for a time.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: He can teleport via the shadows.

!!Tech Teachers

[[folder:Prof. Vilhelm Christiansen]]
!Professor Vilhelm Christiansen
->'''Role:''' Co-teacher, Mad Science

-->See also: Characters/PowerAcademyAntagonists


[[folder:Jane Searpent]]
!Jane Searpent
->'''Role:''' Teacher, Experimental Ethics
->'''Power:''' None, but highly intelligent
* AbusiveParents: Towards Jackson. Big time. However...
* AntiVillain: She's aware of the severity of her past actions, [[WellIntentionedExtremist but is willing to use any means to achieve her goals.]]
* BadassBookworm
* BadassNormal
* [[EvilCounterpart Morally Grey Counterpart]]: For Lily.
** GoodCounterpart: For [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Vilhelm.]]
* EvilMatriarch: Downplayed; she's more [[WellIntentionedExtremist extreme, but noble in intent]], rather than outright evil. That said, many of her actions are worthy of being called out.
* GadgeteerGenius
* HotScientist
* InsufferableGenius
* {{Jerkass}}: To illustrate this, she makes her first impression upon entering Power Academy is drag her son Jackson into the cafeteria by the ear, threaten James before handing him her application, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and calling Lily a slut for wearing a low-cut top.]]
* MadScientist
* OurElvesAreDifferent: Rather than being magical, elves in the Power Academy 'verse are highly intelligent.
* RapunzelHair
* UnusualEars: Elven ears.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Willing to go to any lengths to achieve her scientific goals.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

[[folder:Timmy Woods]]
!Timmy/"Tammy" Woods

Harken's nephew, Timmy loves him like a father. When Harken was disowned from the family due to his insanity, he stood up for him, rebelling against his [[spoiler:adoptive]] parents' wishes. [[DisproportionateRetribution Timmy was then disowned himself.]] He went through a [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer rough childhood]], but moved past it to become a successful mad scientist. One of his most prominent inventions is a gender-flip ray, [[GenderBender which does exactly what one would expect.]] In the present, after Vilhelm deserts the Academy, Timmy assumes control of his Mad Science class.

Timmy has the ability to travel through the Internet and cell phones, making him a very specialized technopath. However, outside of some weapon skills, he's very much a NonActionGuy, preferring a support role in combat.

* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Boys Want Bad Girls]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: As a child, he was ostracized in school by peers and teachers alike when his ability to travel through the Internet was accidentally revealed.
* AmazonChaser: For Selene.
* AttractiveBentGender: Several characters note Tammy is really cute.
* BadassBookworm
* BiTheWay: Heavily implied. While he and Selene are out on a date in their gender-flipped forms, he gushes over how handsome she looks in her new form.
* BigGood: For the gaming club, being its advisor.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Or Cute Clumsy Guy, depending on his current form.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: One patterned with {{VideoGame/Galaga}}-esque 8-bit spaceships and monsters.
* DatingCatwoman: With Selene. [[LampshadeHanging He even compares her to Catwoman]], both in sex appeal and her relationship with Batman (himself). They start out as FriendsWithBenefits, but genuine affection soon blossoms between the two.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GenderBender: Often switches between a male and female form, thanks to his patented gender-flip ray.
* GenderBlenderName: Goes with the nickname "Tammy" in his female form.
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: [[spoiler:Though he was biologically produced by a male and female, his father Harken is now engaged to Magi.]]
* HotScientist
* {{Keet}}
* LikesOlderWomen: Technically. He tells [[LifeDrinker Selene]] at one point that her age isn't important; he loves her nonetheless.
* MadScientist
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Selene's Masculine Girl.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Discussed in-universe. He's researching this effect in regards to shapeshifting and other physical transformations, and is using tests with his gender-flip ray to help with it.
* NiceShoes: Wears shoes with glowing TronLines--sneakers in his male form, wedge heels in his female form.
* NonActionGuy: In combat, he's mainly in a support role.
* PrettyBoy
* PronounTrouble: Generally referred to as male for ease of communication. Timmy himself even lampshades this in dialogue.
* SenseiChan: Or Sensei-kun, depending on the form.
* SpikyHair: In both his male and female forms (the latter resembling a pixie cut).
* SupportPartyMember: In combat.
* TechnoBabble: Frequently engages in this. When he does so with Talan and/or Isaac, the conversation cuts to an outsider's perspective; [[BlahBlahBlah all they hear is incoherent gibberish.]]
* {{Technopath}}
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Often doesn't even bother switching outfits when transforming.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Magic Teachers

[[folder:Arielle [=DeVries=]]]
!Arielle [=DeVries=]
->'''Role:''' Teacher, History of Magic and Mutants

Hailing from 10th-century Scotland, Arielle was a mage brought to the present by Tripp, with whom she often worked together. She has come to the Academy as a teacher, finding a place to teach her theory that magical beings and mutants are linked in some way. She plays a large role as an ally in the Shadow Court sidequests, being the Academy's foremost expert on magic.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Lesbian]]: She definitely cares for Victoria greatly, but apart from a couple of offhand comments about her beauty, it's only implied to be romantic on her part. She knows about her apprentice's crush and isn't really put off; she just sort of goes with it.
* BadassBookworm
* CynicalMentor: To Victoria.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Originally from 10th-century Scotland.
* HotWitch: As Victoria lampshades.
* InstantRunes: Part of her spells.
* InsufferableGenius: She is very much a know-it-all and isn't afraid to show it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Dark to Victoria's Light.
* MerlinAndNimue: A variant involving two women and a much smaller age gap, with Arielle as the Merlin to Victoria's Nimue.
* MoeCouplet: With Victoria. Despite her snarkiness, the two have a very close and intimate bond and bring out the best qualities in each other.
** During the school dance, they are seen slow-dancing together (and very [[{{Adorkable}} adorkably]] so).
* NiceHat: A witch hat.
* PrincessCurls: Has two large, drill-like curls.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: To contrast with [[DarkSkinnedBlonde Victoria]].
* RummageSaleReject: Her wardrobe is very thrown-together, with pieces taken from numerous time periods.
* SarcasticDevotee: She's loyal to the Academy, but that won't stop her from mercilessly mocking people.
* SexyMentor: Victoria mentions that she finds Arielle strikingly beautiful, and appreciates how protective she is (even if she's very darkly cynical about it).
* SimpleStaff: A shiny black obsidian staff with a large, glowing purple gem in its head.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: For Dr. Archer's FiveManBand in the past.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She projects a sour and prickly demeanor, but in reality, she cares deeply for her students, the staff, and her new apprentice Victoria.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Victoria's Girly Girl.
* {{Troll}}: Gets a kick out of making snarky remarks about everything; often, it's a sign she cares.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Violet Hair]]: Contrasting with the blonde Victoria.

[[folder:Victoria Scheherazade]]
!Victoria Scheherazade
->'''Power:''' Magical affinity
->'''Subject:''' Paranormal Activity in the Modern Day; library assistant and Arielle's assistant teacher

Victoria was trained as a mage in strict confinement for nearly her whole life, not allowed to leave her house. As a result, she had a lonely childhood and was treated as a freak by others. She was a quick learner, however, and took to magic naturally; eventually, Victoria left her home and came to Kragsmark to find work fighting evil. Despite what her [[GeniusDitz ditzy behavior]] and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny general attention span]] may suggest, Victoria is a witch beyond her years.

She shows up in Kragsmark as the quest giver and main ally for a sidequest chain involving the Shadow Court, and eventually joins the Academy as a teacher (with Arielle taking her under her wing).

* {{Adorkable}}
* AlwaysVSexy
* BadassAdorable
* BadassBookworm
* BewareTheNiceOnes: If the people she cares about are put in danger, expect her to unleash hell.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* BuxomIsBetter / GagBoobs
* CloudCuckooLander: At one point, she spends a moment trying to track down eye floaters, not unlike [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]].
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DamselOutOfDistress: Gets kidnapped a couple of times, much to her chagrin; she even starts training harder to avoid damsel status. [[spoiler:When the Shadow Court comes after her, they intend to use her as a new host for the Shadow Daemon Lord.]]
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler:While temporarily possessed during the penultimate Shadow Court mission.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Has a fairly tanned complexion to contrast with [[RavenHairIvorySkin Arielle]]. Her exact ethnicity is ambiguous, but she mentions she has family in the Mediterranean.
* GamerChick: Justified, as she was constantly isolated from other people in her childhood and had to keep herself entertained somehow.
* GeniusDitz: ''Very'' clumsy and ditzy--but unbeatable when it comes to magic.
* GrewASpine: Over the course of the game, she goes from painfully shy to an assertive badass.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HotWitch / CuteWitch: Though more of the latter, she has plenty of adorable moments.
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InstantRunes: Used for her spells.
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Light to Arielle's Dark.
* LipstickLesbian: Has a fairly obvious crush on Arielle.
* MerlinAndNimue: A variant involving two women and a much smaller age gap, with Victoria as the Nimue to Arielle's Merlin.
* {{Moe}}: In-universe. Arielle describes her as being "adorable" and feels a need to protect her.
* MoeCouplet: With Arielle. Despite her mentor's snarkiness, the two have a very close and intimate bond, and bring out the best qualities in each other.
** During the school dance, they are seen slow-dancing together (and very [[{{Adorkable}} adorkably]] so).
* NotGoodWithPeople
* PrincessClassic: Her appearance invokes a very princess-like motif, right down to [[Literature/ArabianNights her surname]].
* RapunzelHair: Her long blonde hair goes down to her waist.
* SecurityCling: Often does this with Arielle.
* ShrinkingViolet: Though Arielle (despite her harsh snarkiness) gently tries to get her to come out of her shell, and she starts making progress.
* SimpleStaff: One with intricate patterns carved into it.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Arielle's Tomboy.

!!Combat and Power Teachers

[[folder:Alexei Reznov]]
!Alexei Grigorovich Reznov
->'''Power:''' None, but has various cybernetic enhancements, including [[SwissArmyAppendage various weapons built into his bionic arm]]
->'''Subject:''' Self-Defense class

A longtime adversary of David Archer, Alexei is the head of the covert Equinox organization. He and his followers are determined to eliminate corruption and bring peace, order, and a new golden age to the world. ''[[KnightTemplar Their]]'' [[KnightTemplar golden age. At any cost.]] At the Academy, Alexei is the Self-Defense class teacher, in the vein of [[Franchise/HarryPotter Defense Against the Dark Arts]]. He has no superpowers per se, but is cybernetically augmented with SuperStrength and has a [[SwissArmyAppendage bionic arm with various weapons and gadgets built into his arm.]] Subject Zero and her/his allies find themselves, depending on the occasion, at odds with him or working alongside him.

* AffablyEvil: Especially compared to the other villains. His subordinates are shown to, if not like, at least respect him. [[spoiler:He can even join forces with the heroes down the line.]]
* AnArmAndALeg: Lost his right arm in the past. Later on, he has his legs replaced with cybernetics below the knee to improve his endurance.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:If he is spared after his boss fight but not convinced to join forces with the heroes, Alexei later goes after Vilhelm's forces with a detachment of soldiers. He ends up being the sole survivor, and is captured and turned into an elite cyborg minion.]]
** BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Par for the course for Vilhelm.]]
** MercyKill: [[spoiler:When the party encounters him in this state, they are forced to fight him to the death. If Dahlia is in the party, she is always the one to deliver the killing blow after the fight.]]
* AntiVillain: Type III, being a KnightTemplar.
* ArchnemesisDad: [[spoiler:To Dahlia.]]
* ArtificialLimbs: His bionic arm (and later, his legs).
* {{Badass}}: BadassBeard [[BeardOfEvil Of Evil?]] Check. BadassCape? Check. [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Already badass long before becoming a cyborg?]] Hell yes check.
* BenevolentBoss / AFatherToHisMen
* BondVillainStupidity: Pushes himself to avert this trope as much as possible; [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim killing enemies rather than spare them, for instance.]]
* CassandraTruth: He's one of the first to learn the truth about Terminus, but nobody believes him. So, he decides, he'll ''make'' people listen.
* {{Cyborg}}
* DarkMessiah / VisionaryVillain: His subordinates hold him up as this.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He has multiple [[GodzillaThreshold last-resort backup plans]] for conquering the world, such as [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill using mind-control technology]] to subjugate humanity and establish utopia. However, he has deemed such methods too cruel for him--or anyone--to use. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters For now, anyway.]]
* FlunkyBoss: Being a tactical genius, Alexei doesn't take any chances in his boss fight and summons waves of [[EliteMook his elite guard]] to fight alongside him.
* GeniusBruiser
* [[GiveHimANormalLife Give Her A Normal Life]]: [[spoiler:He left the infant Dahlia in the care of a CEO he was friendly with, to distance her from his dangerous life.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Grandpa, What Massive Hotness You Have]]: See ShirtlessScene. For a man in his late 50s he's pretty ripped.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Can be convinced in the game to join forces with the heroes.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: The same color as [[spoiler:Dahlia]]'s, [[{{Foreshadowing}} notably.]]
* InASingleBound: Can jump high distances (and land perfectly) thanks to his cybernetic legs.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: [[spoiler:It is revealed much later in the story that, deep down, he believes himself to have crossed the moral event horizon long ago. He genuinely believes that, if he does succeed in achieving utopia, there would be [[NoPlaceForMeThere no place for him there]].]]
* KillerGameMaster: He very rarely goes easy on his students.
* KnightOfCerebus: The game starts out fairly lighthearted. The arc where he takes over the Academy is where the storyline takes a turn for the more serious.
* KnightTemplar
** TautologicalTemplar: In his worst moments. Alexei believes himself to be utterly benevolent, justifying all of his actions as being ForTheGreaterGood. So obviously, anyone who opposes him or his organization is misguided or evil, [[TemptingFate right?]] [[spoiler:At least, this is how he outwardly appears.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: He's at least a head taller than most other characters (with only [[StatuesqueStunner Alice]] matching his height), likely due in part to his replacement legs, and he's in charge of Equinox.
* LiteralChangeOfHeart: Has a powerful mechanical heart, courtesy of Vilhelm, to replace his old one when he was mortally wounded in a mission years ago. [[spoiler:It can trigger a massive self-destruct explosion in the worst case scenario.]]
* TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler:Years after the death of his wife and elder daughter, he still can't move on.]]
* NotSoStoic
* PrettyBoy: Not in the present [[RatedMForManly (see below)]], but in flashbacks, he is shown to have been one in the past. His features have coarsened greatly over the years.
* PurpleProse: He ''loves'' to hear himself speechify.
* RatedMForManly
* ShirtlessScene: Has one for [[WalkingShirtlessScene the entirety of the battle for Hell]], where the evil Helena has ripped up his torso armor. He reasons that, considering the armor damage left him exposed (not to mention [[ExtraOreDinary Helena's abilities]]), he's just as vulnerable with or without it. His muscles, cybernetics and [[LiteralChangeOfHeart mechanical heart]] are on full display.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: In one of his speeches, he views the traditional superhero's [[ThouShaltNotKill no-killing rule]] as old-fashioned at best and a detrimental self-handicap at worst.
* TheStrategist: To the point where, during an in-game fight, he and his allies gain an increased chance for critical hits.
* SuperStrength: Thanks to his cybernetic augmentation; far from being on the same level as naturally-gifted people like Alice, though.
* SwissArmyAppendage
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:During the battle for Hell, if he's still alive at that point, one choice the party makes during that mission is whether to save Alexei or his men. If they choose the latter, Alexei charges into a horde of Helena's minions, activating his heart's self-destruct function in one last blaze of glory.]]
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: When James goes missing, Alexei takes over as Headmaster (even though Lily and Magi were next in line for succession).
* WeCanRebuildHim
* [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Save This World Together]]: Makes this offer to James.
* WickedCultured: Often quotes from Tennyson and Hobbes. [[spoiler:If he dies, he quotes Literature/MobyDick ("To the last, I grapple with thee...") to his last breath.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Considers James a worthy foe and a potential ally, even though he could never share Alexei's worldview.

!!The Others

[[folder:Jackson Mall]]
!Jackson Mall
->'''Role:''' The school's cook
->'''Power:''' Can copy anyone's power by making eye contact with them for a period of time
* BerserkButton: Avoid calling attention to his ears.
* HalfHumanHybrid
* {{Keet}}
* MulticoloredHair: White and green.
* OneOfTheKids: Justified; see below.
* OurElvesAreDifferent
* PowerCopying
* UnusualEars: Elven ears.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: His mother, Jane, accelerated his aging process, appearing 19 at 9.

->'''Role:''' Teacher, Zen 101
->'''Power:''' {{Telepathy}}
* BadassGrandpa
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In-universe. He often disappears for long periods of time with little explanation.
* ElderlyImmortal
* NotSoStoic: He's generally calm and quiet...as long as his meditation isn't interrupted.
* ProphetEyes
* Really700YearsOld: His true age is unknown.
* {{Telepathy}}
* WarriorTherapist
* ZenSurvivor: It can be assumed that, as an immortal, he's seen a lot over the years.