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Characters from Prequel.

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Katia Fucking Managan

The protagonist of the comic, a female Khajiit who may or may not become the Champion of Cyrodil.

  • The Alcoholic: A recovering one.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She has legitimate difficulty understanding social situations; most likely justified because of her really shitty upbringing.
  • An Axe to Grind: Lacking alternatives.
  • Badass: Becoming one.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal/Barefoot Poverty: Zig Zagged. She's not averse to boots, but due to her lack of funds, she can't afford to just buy her own clothing, and since her outfits tend to go completely missing the instant she gets a drop of alcohol (boots included), her barefooted status goes back and forth. She starts out barefoot, which quickly ratchets up to full nudity after the night with gro-Upp. Quill-Weave supplies her a full outfit, including boots, but then that entire outfit goes missing after the night with Dmitri. The Mages Guild does supply her with a robe soon after, but no footwear, so she spends a great deal of time (the majority of the comic, as of March 2013, in fact) in that outfit barefoot. After losing the outfit again to Sigrid's uncanny charms, she gets another outfit by entering into a dance contest, once again gaining a pair of boots. No telling how long it'll be before she loses this outfit and is right back to square one.
  • Badass Bookworm: As revealed in 'Extrapolate'.
  • Break the Cutie
  • Broken Bird: She gets better once people start putting some trust in her, but up to that point she's basically little more than a nervous sobbing wreck.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Only because of the audience typically, though during a brief segment where perspective flips to Quill-Weave then back, it's shown she can be just as odd on her own.
  • Cosmic Plaything
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her life is really shitty and the story has only taken place over the course of about a week, which has also been pretty shitty to her.
  • Determinator
  • How Do I Shoot Fire?
  • Know When to Fold 'Em
  • Meaningful Rename: Her original name being either irrelevant or a closely guarded secret, depending on which fan theory proves accurate.
  • Mind over Matter: With the help of the dark elf ghost, she know knows telekinetic mysticism.
  • Naked People Are Funny: She gets declothed on a semi-regular basis.
  • NEET
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero
  • Omniglot: Can speak Imperial standard, Dunmer, and Dragonish. She apparently learned them from all the one-night stands. Aggy asks her if one of them had a dragonling pet. She doesn't respond.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Enforced by being robbed twice thus far.
  • Petting Zoo People
  • Ping Pong NaÔvetť: Part of being a Cloudcuckoolander and also But Thou Must for certain elements of the plot.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: She's certainly more kitten-like than the actual Khajiits of The Elder Scrolls series.
    • Justified in that she is a different sub-species of Khajiit than the ones that appeared in Oblivion.
    • Her flashback to being a child during her second dream shows that little Katia was even more adorable than adult Katia.
  • Square Race, Round Class: As a Khajiit born to the Atronach sign note , she was born with severe handicaps towards magic.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: To Quill-Weave.
  • Took a Level in Badass
  • Why Did It Have to Be Nobility?: She has a crippling fear of nobility, to the point that she sees Uriel Septim VII as a demon. It is apparently instinctive as she is even scared of Martin, the priest in Kvatch, even though neither he nor she knows that he is actually the bastard son of Uriel Septim VII.

    Anvil 

Quill-Weave

An Argonian acrobate and writer (and Acrobatics trainer). Was a temporary playable character.

Maenlorn & Caenlorn

Bosmer propietors of "The Flowing Bowl"

Matt

Stranger

    Kvatch 

Sigrid

A rather suspicious Nord in charge of the Kvatch Mages Guild.

  • Ambiguously Evil: Stephane states that Sigrid isn't evil, simply ambitious and opportunistic.
  • Ascended Extra: She's one of the survivors of Kvatch in Oblivion.
  • Blondes Are Evil
  • The Beautiful Elite
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Compelling Voice: She is noted to be incredibly charismatic and her Mercantile is 100 in Oblivion. According to Stephane, on top of being extraordinarily charming, she's used alchemy and enchantments to boost her Personality stat to ridiculous levels.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Managed to get Vaermina to paint her mural.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Stephane believes that she is a hero capable of defying fate and preforming great feats due to her incredible powers of persuasion. In the game she's just one of the few survivors of the destruction of Kvatch and her role in the Oblivion Crisis does not go beyond selling potions to the REAL Champion of Cyrodiil (at a steep markup) before they enter the Oblivion gate.
  • The Ghost: For a while.
  • Karma Houdini: She will at least survive the invasion of Kvatch.
  • Meaningful Name: Sigrid means 'victory,' 'wisdom,' and 'beautiful.'
  • Not So Different: Katia's starting to see similarities between her and Sigrid.
  • Pet the Dog: According to Stephane, she once conned a highwayman (possibly Gharug gro-Upp) out of a priceless diamond, only to donate it to the Kvatch Orphanage later that night.
  • The Ojou
  • Screw Destiny: According to Stephane, she is able to ignore the fate planned out for her.
  • Summoning Ritual: Once summoned Vaermina, Daedric Prince of Nightmares.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: According to Asotil.

Gaius

Captain of the Guard of Kvatch.

  • Asskicking Equals Authority
  • Badass
    • Badass Beard
    • Badass Boast:ďIíve been in the guard longer than youíve been alive, breton. Iíve seen frenzied trolls burst forth from the ground, men get ripped to shreds by land-roving dreugh, zombies tear down entire villages with nothing but their teeth, and thatís all in the last two years. I can hit an imp with a bow at three hundred yards, kill a grizzly bear in hand-to-hand combat, and cut a man in half with one swing of a sword. ĎTrembling with fearí isnít in my vocabulary. I handle the fear, so you prissy magefolk never have to see it.Ē
  • Broken Ace
  • Conspiracy Theorist: His recurring nightmares have caused him to see cultists everywhere.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Properly Paranoid: There is a cultist from the Mythic Dawn right outside the Kvatch gates. If you've played Oblivion, you know he's planning for a siege of Kvatch that will burn down the town and kill most of the population. This likely includes Gaius himself, seeing as how he's not a character who exists in the game.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Sworddog.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: What he was implied to be, before his recurring nightmares have reduced him to a paranoid coward that is mocked by his subordinates.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Cultists:His recurring nightmares have given him a severe phobia about cultists, causing him to think they are everywhere and making it difficult to trust anyone. His dreams have gotten to the point where he's resorted to contacting Vaermina, Daedric Prince of Nightmares, in order to discern their meaning.

Stephane

A Breton mage of the Kvatch Mage's Guild. He doesn't take too kindly to Katia.

  • For Magicka: It's implied later on the reason he's working with Sigrid is to understand what exactly she is. Note too that he's the only person yet shown to be not under her control.
  • In the Hood
  • Jerk Ass
  • Morality Pet: Claims to serve this role for Sigrid, though he is not always successful in his attempts to keep her on the right path.
  • Smug Snake
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He evidently sees Sigrid as someone destined for great things and capable of rivaling omnipotent beings. In actuality she's an unimportant NPC in Oblivion.

Brother Martin

  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Comes with being Uriel Septim's bastard. It's either this or just instincts on Katia's part that makes her terrified of Martin at sight.

A Completely Ordinary Human Woman

A normal human who hangs out in the Kvatch graveyard under a tree.

Rajirra

An acrobatic Khajiit that Katia bumps into one night in Kvatch. She has very little patience for Katia's poor social skills, yet gets roped into her attempt to sneak into Sigrid's home regardless.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal/Does Not Like Shoes: Unlike Katia, who's barefoot half the time simply because she can't buy footwear, Rajirra is barefoot by choice. She justifies this by noting it's summer in the south of Cyrodiil. Unfortunately for her, she didn't anticipate the coating of magic-induced snow covering the ground...
  • Straight Man: She's much more curt and pragmatic than Katia, and would rather not bother with her at all if she could avoid it. This is not helped by Katia's Ambiguous Disorder and lack of experience in Khajiiti customs (despite being a Khajiit) leading to several accidental racist remarks.

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Gharug gro-Upp

An Orsimer brigand who Katia has off-screen drunken sex with.

Asotil

A Soldier of the Imperial Legion that Katia encounters.

  • All Crimes Are Equal: Pretty much his response to any crime is "kill." And apparently all non-crimes are equal as too, as his response to any non-crime (such as peeing or vomiting in someone's plant) is that it's "perfectly legal under Imperial Law and therefore fine to do".
  • Berserk Button: Criminal Scum.
  • Black and White Insanity: His view of the world comes dangerously close to this (see All Crimes Are Equal), but apparently he's willing to respond to at least some crimes (such as drug abuse) with mere imprisonment rather than execution (then again, that was when he was the criminal, so he might just be a hypocrite...). The truly scary thing is that he seems to feel that anything that isn't a crime is "fine to do" in practice. In theory he seems to have some understanding of what is socially acceptable, but apparently doesn't really care.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While he is a skilled warrior, he has little concern for social norms as long as they aren't technically against the law.
  • Capital Letters Are Magic: Criminal Scum, True Justice, and other concepts related to his duties as A Soldier of the Imperial Legion are Serious Business and must be capitalized At All Times.
  • Guest Star Party Member: From the road from Anvil to Kvatch.
  • I Do Not Speak Nonverbal: Is evidently completely unaware (or simply heedless) of how much the countess hates when he drops dead bodies on the dining room floor.
  • Large Ham
  • Lawful Stupid: As a parody of the guardsmen of Oblivion, this is a given.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: A Soldier of the Imperial Legion.

Nightmare of Emperor Uriel Septim VII

The Ancestor Ghost:

The former guardian spirit of a long line of elfish protectors. After his last descendant dies of his own stupidity, Aggy spent some time haunting his body, then just wandering around, before deciding to search for an appropriate warrior to guardian spirit for. Temporary playable character.
  • Crazy Memory: He describes his memory as '"fuzzy," and somewhat exaggerates the strength of Katia's actions in his mind.
  • Determinator: If not one himself, he inspires this in Katia during 'Extrapolate'. In his own words, it is "pushing a broken idea so many times that reality is forced to accept it!"
  • Fantastic Racism: Considers anyone not a dark elf to be inferior.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Thinks Katia is a great adventurer.
  • Insane Troll Logic: RUNS on this. It's his entire modus operandi for "thinking like a witch hunter."
  • Metaphorgotten: Half of his explanations of mysticism are actually analogies that don't quite make sense.
    Aggy: Iíll level with you here: I have completely lost track of this analogy.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: As 'Aggy: Extrapolate' hints, he's a lot more insightful and profound than he lets on.
  • Off with His Head!: Possibly how he died. While explaining mysticism to Katia, he mentions something about a bridge and riding a horse and getting you head knocked off by the bridge, presumably as part of a metaphor, but then he says "That's not a mistake I'm making a second time" And then he forgets how the bridge fits into the metaphor.
  • Spirit Advisor
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He just kinda vanishes when the tomb he was in fell apart, and reappears later with not much explanation of what happened.

Dmitri Argoth

A necromancer who is accosted by a drunken Katia and ends up having a threesome with her and a skeleton.

  • Crazy Cat Lady: Has several cats (and brought back his first one with necromancy, unwilling to let death take it), and seems a bit enamored of Katia after a mere one-night stand.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Dislikes it when his friends are racist or speciesist.
  • Nice Guy: For "a servant to an unholy lich seeking world domination", he's an awfully kindhearted person. After his night with Katia, he leaves her a kind letter, a Potion of Cure Disease he mixed on the spot, and ó to make up for not saying a proper goodbye ó a box of Nord chocolates. When he sees Quill-Weave's distress at the state of her room, he also enchants the skeleton to clean up.
    • Later, he feels bad enough about taking advantage of Katia that he composes "a letter of heartfelt apology" (and even signs it with his full name when he would usually make do with a "D"), considers offering her an apprenticeship, considers sending her a gift basket full of magic potions, and is even willing to send one of his old magic items as a goodwill offering ó despite never having pawned any of them off because they carried "a bit too much sentimental value". Of course, this all may be a manifestation of a possible infatuation with Katia, but there's no indication that it's a significant departure from his usual personality. He also has several cats that he cares for very attentively.

Audience

The whirling tempest of contradictory advice that somehow found its way into Katia's head.

  • Broken Base: Invoked Trope. A trademark of the Audience is its inability to come to a consensus. This invariably leads to fragments of Katia's subconscious swearing to the Nine Divines that the 'majority' of commands opposed an action that Katia has taken.
  • Chaotic Stupid
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: Although not to the degree some elements of the Audience would like. Katia remains the ultimate arbiter of her actions, with the Audience merely providing suggestions in the back of her mind.