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Characters: Ruby Quest
Characters of the RPG style story Ruby Quest.

Beware of spoilers!

(Could use some character description improvement)


Patients

Ruby / Subject #7

A young hare ventured from her den
And as she danced in field and glen
The world sang joy about her.
But wicked hateful things abound...

A female rabbit and main character of the story.

Tom / Subject #5 actually #6

But the cat stood up and shook his head
And rising from his metal bed
He said "For now, I am not dead,
And I will not die in vain!"...

A male cat and Ruby's companion through most of the adventure.

Stitches / Subject #1

The bear cried "this is just our lot",
and surrendered to his pain.

Daisy / The Hound / Subject #8

The hound was still

  • Body Horror
  • Face-Revealing Turn: Jesus Christ there's someone behind that mirror! Oh well, maybe this time they'll be fr HOLY SHIT
  • Mistaken Identity: Was called the Hound until a note mentioning Subject #2 aka Maddie appeared, and was referred to as that until another note which revealed that Maddie had died and never came back, but that same note revealed her real name as Daisy, which has confirmed to be her real name.
  • Sequel Hook: The Stinger has Daisy wake up in the same coffin Ruby was in.
  • You Are Number Eight

Discontinuity

  • Buffy Speak
  • Deadpan Snarker/ Rage Quit: "Ferget this, I'm going t'eat my spaghetti..."
  • Identity Confused: At first, Daisy goes by "Maddie" and later storms away, coming back wearing a pig masknote , calling herself "Ruby" and that everyone should trust her because of that.
  • No Fourth Wall: In "NotWeaver's" mini-installment, Daisy directly converses with /tg/.
  • Space-Time Fucker-uper: As pointed out by Anonymous.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: "Maddie" had mistaken "Yandere" as French in the fore-mentioned interlude.

"Tom Nook" / Subject #6 actually #5

"LUCY?
LUCY IS THAT YOU?
I KNEW YOU'D COME BACK TO ME."

  • Affably Evil: Subject 6 is possibly the creepiest character of them all. He's dangerous, violent and apparently delusional, but is also capable of having a nice friendly chat with Ruby without harming her, as well as providing her with an important key.
    • And fans would think this to be true up till the game ended. But one of the ripped notes thrown into the water proves otherwise — that the character they thought to be '6' turned out to be Subject FIVE.
    • Tom was Subject 6. Back before things went to hell, he began acting violent FIRST, thus the "dangerous" description he was given. This also explains why he busted up so much stuff on the player's whims.
  • Determinator: He's shown to be very much in love with someone named "Lucy" and has been waiting for her probably as long as he's been without her. He has even become so deluded that he believes Ruby is "Lucy".
  • Eldritch Abomination: Tom finds the light switch.
  • Extra Eyes: If you thought Ruby was bad...
  • Eyeless Face: And no, that's not a contradiction of the above´┐Ż
  • I Want My Mommy
  • Last Request: Scissors. (Although he wasn't exactly dying)
  • Madness Mantra:
    "LUCY? LUCY, WHERE ARE YOU? IS THAT YOU LUCY? ...I LOVE YOU, LUCY...I WILL WAIT FOR YOU, LUCY..."
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood
  • The Pig Pen
  • One Tom Limit: His name is coincidentally also Tom, but most people just call him Subject #6 or by his last name "Nook" to avoid confusion.
  • Spock Speak: In a way, along with his voice being "strange and hollow".
  • Yandere
  • You Are Number Six ... oops, I mean, Number five.
  • Younger than They Act: He calls Ruby "CHILD" even though they are most likely about the same age.
    • Probably justified in that Ruby has been "resetted" recently, something that can't be said for #6.

Jay / Subject #4

And the birds all cried

Discontinuity

  • Identity Impersonator: It is revealed at the end of the April Fool's day gag that Jay had apparently been impersonating Ace the whole time.

Lucy / Subject #3

A man-bear-pig creature who was in love with Tom Nook.

Maddie / Subject #2

  • The Faceless: Is mentioned but never seen, because she died and never came back as a result of Filbert experimenting with the treatment on her.
  • Mistaken Identity: After her first mention in a note she was thought to be Daisy aka The Hound, but that changed when another note revealed she had died and never came back.

Staff

Ace

The birds said naught...

"Ace will get you! He won't listen to his orders anymore — he won't even listen to HER! But, he is still obedient. I don't know who, but I know he is still listening to SOMEONE! He will GET you!"
Filbert's warning towards Ruby, paraphrased

A massive, bird-esque creature employed at the facility as an orderly, janitor, and security guard.

Discontinuity

  • Accidental Pervert: In the April Fool's day gag.
  • Dumb Jock/ Dumb Muscle: Portrayed as such in the April Fool's day gag.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Once, to John from John Quest, though not specifically canon to Ruby Quest.
    • More than likely just a Take That to the players to constantly suggested "READ NOTE".
  • Large Ham: In the April Fools day gag.
  • Nice Guy: In the April Fool's day gag, Ace is apparently accompanying Ruby to help aid her in finding her missing boyfriend, "Rover".

Red

And the fox just laughed,
The fox denied he had been caught...

Chief diagnostician and head of research.

Discontinuity

Filbert

A male squirrel and the head doctor at the facility.

Discontinuity

  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: From "Maddie's" (Daisy's) point of view that the "cure" Filbert was giving the patients had apparently just been him having some sick fun.
  • Stock Phrases: Something very close to "Don't worry, I'm a doctor".

Dr. S

What is assumed to be Dr.S's remains
Click to see the real Dr. S:note 

"To whatever staff member or patient fancies himself a prankster: you've had your fun. Some of us have work to do."
—From Dr's S's note

Another doctor at the facility, though not apparent through the course of the adventure. His/ her presence was confirmed by a formal notice of complaint seen by Ruby. It has been speculated that the goat head found in the cabinet belonged to him.

Bella

The receptionist and head systems manager of the Metal Glen.

Other

The Dummy

An unnaturally-tightly leather-bound scarecrown/ dummy bolted to a rotating pivot that seems to always be staring toward the players.

  • Artifact of Doom: As stated from the last of Filbert's notes, the Dummy—along with several other malevolent artifacts—were retrieved from the recently excavated, lost chamber at the bottom of the facility.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: As a sort of Memetic Mutation; Red's schizophrenic, graffiti-messages are often attributed to it.
  • Chekhov's Dummy
  • Demonic Dummy: Literally. The dummy (originally in the room named after it, but later found in Cold Storage) is absolutely, positively evil. It turned to look at them when it was tied to the post, and if that's not creepy enough, later its nature was absolutely confirmed when it grew tentacles on the ceiling of Cold Storage, Ace's room. It was excavated from below the station in the first place. Considering the stuff apparently imprisoned down there, that alone comfirms its evil nature.
  • Eldritch Abomination: In part; lampshaded.
    • Dummy in the dark and FUCKING CJOPAZE!!
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You
  • Irony/ Fridge Logic: The Dummy's skin was made of leather... And leather and made out of?
  • The Dummy Behind the Bird
  • Psychic Powers: It is implied that The Dummy, itself, had a sort of special psychic-control over Ace, influencing his actions and causing him to take it from its original place to Ace's hideaway in cold storage.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Only in the dark, though.
  • The Speechless

The Water Cooler

"Mr. Water will go out like the champion of neutrality he is. Judging ever eternally from under the rubble."

  • Affectionate Nickname: "Mr. Water Cooler"
  • Running Gag: He is disappointed in us all.note 
  • The Speechless
  • The Stoic

WARNING: MAJOR, UNMARKED SPOILERS BELOW

    The Barbed Wheel 

The great, ancient, unseen Eldritch Horror responsible for all the reality-bent chaos within the Metal Glen facility.


And what became of cat and hare?
Did they break free to purer air?
To guess their fate we shouldn't dare
Perhaps their tale closed well...
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