Major characters in ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'':


[[folder:The Band]]

Three stalwart MonsterAdventurers who decided that this life was better than sticking around in the dungeon.

* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Parodied. It's implied all of the main trio suffer from this.
* MonsterAdventurers

The charismatic Mimic is, despite the title, the main character.

* AmbiguousGender: Used as a one-off joke where a siren is waiting to seduce some random male humanoid.
* ChestMonster: Unusually, he seems to be subpar in the combat department, though he does have the characteristic toughness (see IronButtMonkey below).
* ADogNamedDog
* FacePalm: No, Mimic has neither face nor palm. [[ Yes, he can still facepalm nonetheless.]]
* GlamourFailure: Mimic's lips are visible regardless of his form.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied: both angels advise him to do the exact same thing -- ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer -- just phrasing it differently. He even lampshades it, saying "Aren't you two supposed to disagree?"
* IronButtMonkey: he gets hurt pretty often, but usually only seems mildly inconvenienced by it, even when fully pierced by a massive spike. [[EpilepticTrees Maybe he can shapeshift new organs to replace the damaged ones?]]
* LanternJawOfJustice: Of all people, Mimic has one.
* MediumAwareness
* OnlySaneMan: Well, Only Sane Mimic.
* SpeechBubblesInterruption: Mimic has a tendency to do this. Or to have it done to him, alternatively.

An absurdly cute rust monster whose favorite line is "Eat [metallic object]?"

* BigEater: Of anything metallic.
* ExtremeOmnivore: As long as it's metal, Rusty will want to eat it. At least he (usually) asks first...
* MadLibsCatchphrase: "Eat X?" where X is some metallic item. It's also about the only thing that Rusty says.
* {{Mascot}}
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Roxy knows that Madeline must be important to Rusty, since he refrained from eating her armor.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: "Eat X" is Rusty's solution to about every problem.

The silent yet deadly Gelatinous Cube

* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}: [[spoiler:Twice, for now.]]
* BigEater
* TheBigGuy
* BlobMonster
* ADogNamedDog
* LeParkour: Mimic claims Cube knows this. It's not like there's any other explanation how he ended up suspended between two buildings, several stories in the air.
* SingleStrokeBattle: As a samurai.
* TheSpeechless: Justified because, well, it's [[ShapedLikeItself a gelatinous cube]].
* StrippedToTheBone: Cube's victims.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Synthetic fabric.

[[folder:The Girls]]
Every level thus far has featured an female character who connects and adventures with them. After the first three, the girls also started reappearing.

* ActionGirl: All of them.

!!The Princess
A human monk (with a few levels in DungeonmastersGirlfriend), the princess is anything but a damsel in distress.

* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroine]]: She smokes, wears revealing clothes, is {{greed}}y, [[BoyMeetsGhoul loves a wight]], and has no qualm at all beating up a bunch of mind-controlled innocent bystanders.
* BadassPrincess: Natch.
* BareFistedMonk
* BareYourMidriff
* CoolHat: Her hennin (which she wears all the time) is her only concession to the classic princess look.
* DistressedDamsel: Subverted, naturally. The Princess is actually very good at combat.
* DungeonmastersGirlfriend: She claims to have taken a level (or more) in this "VERY obscure and VERY powerful prestige class" when she was imprisoned.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Princess]]: Her real name has not yet been given.
* [[BoyMeetsGhoul Girl Meets Wight]]
* TheLadette
* MulticoloredHair: Purple with a blonde lock.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler:She really should take off her hat first.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The Princess goes on one (and later almost refers to it as such by name) after [[spoiler:her wight boyfriend is turned by a cleric or necromancer]].
* SmokingIsCool

!!Dame Madeline Goodlaw (a.k.a. Madeline the Paladin)
A human paladin, who makes up for her lack of intelligence with superior fighting ability... most of the time.

* BadassAdorable: Arguably the most badass character in the cast, definitely the most adorable.
* BlindfoldedVision: Madeline seems to do something similar, at least -- whenever she's actively fighting something, she closes her eyes. This practice has lead to quite a bit of WildMassGuessing as to why she does so in the reader comments, with theories ranging from divine guidance to disliking the sight of violence.
* TheCape
* CrushBlush: Talking of Derek the Cleric.
* TheCutie: Despite being one of the most {{Badass}} characters in the comic.
* DetectEvil: Through smell.
* TheDitz
* EvilKnockoff: The hipster vampires ''try'' this on her. It doesn't exactly go as planned.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: The visual effect for healing hands.
* HealingHands: Through "the power of the gods".
* HeavenlyBlue: Her Smite.
* HolyHandGrenade: The smite, it appears, is for zombies.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Madeline's hoe. Later the same gnome who sold her that offers for sale a [[ProngsOfPoseidon +1 Trident]] (a.k.a. a rake). And the next time Madeline appears, she wields a spade. But then, she can kick butt with both of them.
** And most recently she turned a pitchfork into a Trident Of Warning.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The vampire uses the Python to pull out her Evil Side, resulting in... [[spoiler:a two-inch tall Anti-Madeline.]]
-->'''Madeline:''' I'm sorry! Guess I don't have a lot of Evil in me.
* IntrinsicVow: The weakness of a dominate over her is that she can't do anything against her nature.
* LadyLegionnaireWear
* LawfulGood: [[invoked]] One of the best examples on the whole Internet.
* MeaningfulName: A paladin named Goodlaw. Not very subtle.
* ModestyShorts: Madeline is sensibly wearing (anachronistic) biker shorts under her leather skirt.
* OffWithHisHead: In Level 6, she is carrying a vorpal halberd (which used to be a shovel) and uses it to one-shot a Remorhaz.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: They appear when she uses HealingHands!
* ThePaladin: One of the best examples on the Internet.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Recieves a +2 Trident Of Warning from Zar the Psion just before returning to Reality in Level 7. Bloods it against a girallon in strip [[ #61]].
** Its power of detecting hostile aquatic life saves her from a nasty trap in [[ this]] strip.
* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime
* RhymesOnADime
* ShovelStrike: Madeline's weapon of choice in Level 6.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Madeline shows us how it's done in the page image for this trope.
* SticksToTheBack: Madeline's hoe.
* StupidGood: On occasion. Such as condoling with a monster that still has a companion of hers in a chokehold.
* TookALevelInBadass: Offscreen; every time she reappears she's ground out a lot of levels.

!!Roxanne Casbaugh
An elven bard who was raised by barbarians.

* BlindingBangs: [[spoiler:While mingling with the Pixie Chicks.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Roxanne is seen whittling an axe handle and a pointer stick/drawing stylus. Later in the chapter, [[spoiler:she combines her massive Whittling score with her Bard class to make a [[BrownNote dog whistle]] in the middle of a pack of gnolls]].
* ExpressiveAccessory: The feather atop Roxanne's NiceHat flops down or straightens up depending on her mood.
* TheLeader: The level-headed sort, she's the one to take charge when [[spoiler:Mimic and Cube are captured by Grinner]].
* MusicForCourage: To the complaints of her companions.
* NiceHat: She has a big, two-colored turban-like headwear with a huge feather.
* OurElvesAreBetter
* PointyEars: Really long ones, since she's an elf.
* PunnyName: It's a nod to [[Music/TheClash "Rock the Casbah"]].
* QuirkyBard: Averted; she might be a bard but still is a force to be reckoned with.
* WanderingMinstrel

!!"Stabs" Doogan
A cheerful halfling rogue, who likes treasure.

* TheBartender: After getting lots of loot in an adventure, she bought the bar called "Ye Old Proverbial Hook".
* {{Halfling}}
* KnifeNut: Best exemplified [[ when she meets Presti]], and she pulls out ''twelve'' daggers at once.
* TheNoseKnows
* PintSizedPowerhouse

!!Prestige Perkins
An overeager human wizard, who works as a law enforcement official for the Princess. Easily excitable.

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Prestige Perkins, practiced practitioner of practical prestidigitation.
* AlliterativeName / MeaningfulName
* {{Fireball|s}}: Prestige, being at least a level 5 wizard, can cast one, but prefers to save it for big fights.
* GenkiGirl
* GuileHero: She has an oddly high success rate for bluffing her way out of things for a Wizard.
* OhMyGods
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler:It's her ability to fake an illithid's ''smell'' that helps pull this off.]]
* SassyBlackWoman
* SkirtOverSlacks
* TryAndFollow: She manages to bluff a illithid into jumping out a window.
* VancianMagic

!!Y.T. (formerly known as Yuan-Tiffany)
A lamia (formerly a yuan-ti) with red braids and a distinctive Western accent. Notable for working both against and with the group at different points.

* AscendedFanon: Her names.
* CuteMonsterGirl
* EnemyMine: Why she teamed up with the trio against the [[spoiler:hipster vampires]].
* GuileHero
* {{Retcon}}: Due to legal issues, she went from being a yuan-ti to a lamia.
* SnakePeople: As a lamia/yuan-ti. It's implied there are others.
* SssssnakeTalk: Coupled with a Western accent.

[[folder:The Villains]]
These guys are generally evil, when they aren't being funny.

The ultimately cliché EvilSorcerer, much to his detriment.

* ArchEnemy: To the Princess, for having kidnapped her and moreso for [[spoiler:having killed her wight boyfriend]].
* CollapsingLair: Attempts to destroy the party by bringing his lair down on their heads, but [[spoiler:the Cube intervenes just on time]].
* EvilGloating
* EvilLaugh
* EvilSorcerer: Revels in this.
* TheFaceless
* FailedASpotCheck: Calamitus turns missing the obvious into an art form. His first appearance saw him spying on the heroes using a crystal ball, and completely failing to notice they're standing right in front of him. Another appearance has him [[spoiler:brainwashing civilians and sending them to attack the Princess. He starts [[EvilGloating gloating]] about how she is [[CharacterAlignment alignment-bound from harming innocents]], and when he finally pays a look at the room, let's just say he understands he has misjudged her alignment a bit.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HarmlessVillain: Played with. Even though he is not a very ''smart'' villain, he ''is'' a powerful enough sorcerer to present some challenge to the group. He is also very hard to kill due to his necromantic powers.
* InTheHood
* LargeHam: He seems to be absolutely incapable of talking without hamming it up.
* LaughablyEvil: Oh yes.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Another staple of the standard cliche evil sorcerer.
* {{Necromancer}}: [[spoiler:How he was able to turn Whitey.]] Considering that he came back after being [[spoiler:eaten by Cube]], it is probably safe to assume he's also a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]].
* ShockAndAwe
* WarmupBoss: The first villain the party encounters, and not a very good one at that. [[spoiler:He [[TookALevelInBadass takes a slight level in badass]] by the time the group reaches level 4, but is still as silly as ever.]]

A dwarven pirate with an unusually odd-colored beard.

* BoastfulRap: In his rap battle with Mimic.
* ButtMonkey: He's pretty much been this since his first appearance.
* CaptainColorbeard
* DressedToPlunder
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Subverted; as a plaid-bearded dwarf pirate, he breaks the mold a bit.
* RealityWarper: When he gets a hold of the Belt of Genre Changing.
* TalkLikeAPirate
* UnmovingPlaid: His beard, obviously.

!!The Grinner
A charming gnoll bandit with a killer smile. Literally.

* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:He definitely learned from his first defeat, and used that information to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] the group.]]
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half the Gnoll He Used to Be]]: Courtesy of Robespierre.
* PullingThemselvesTogether: Offscreen (and with a few parts replaced), but he did this.

!!Don Polpo
Leader of the illithid mafia.

* TheDon
* FatBastard: He's packing the pounds, compared to his underlings.
* MeaningfulName: ''Polpo'' is ''octopus'' in Italian. It's fitting for an illithid.
* TheMafia: He sits at the head of a fantastic counterpart of this.
* TheVoiceless: His minions do all the talking.

!!Hipster Vampires
A brother and sister, and oh so hip.

* BigBad: "Koenig", the male, is the one calling the shots, and whose plan started the whole Level 6 adventure.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Black eyes with yellow pupils.
* CuteLittleFangs
* DoesNotLikeShoes: "Ezra" initially just wore flip-flops, and those are not terribly fitting for running around and fighting, so she soon stays barefoot.
* TheDragon: "Ezra", the female, is the one most willing to tussle physically with the heroes.
* GenderBlenderName: "Ezra"
* {{Hipster}}: It's even pointed out in their description on the cast page.
* HypnoticEyes: Used on Madeline.
* ImmortalityHurts: A running gag with "Ezra".
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: ''So'' cliché!
* LosingYourHead: A vampire can indeed survive this. Cube finally counters her regeneration by twisting the head backward.
* [[OffWithHisHead Off with Her Head!]]: Happens to "Ezra"... at least half a dozen times already.
* SeenItAll
* SiblingsInCrime
* TheUnpronounceable: The brother claims their names are this, which leads to them being given nicknames.
* WardrobeWound: "Ezra" cares more for the damage done to her dress than to her regenerating body.
-->'''Ezra:''' That dress was '''vintage!'''
* WeaksauceWeakness: "Koenig" gets reduced to a skeleton through his trendy gluten intolerance.