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The ShadowsidePlay-by-Post Game has an enormous cast of characters exemplifying a variety that borders on absurdity. It is likely this list will never be complete, as the site exemplifies a truly extreme case of Loads and Loads of Characters, and more are constantly being added to the roster. The variety of proffessions, abilities, personalities, and even species is truly astonishing.Characters can be created in most any way you can think, with three weak powers to start or one strong, though there are a few that have no powers at all and that somehow have survived to be in the campus. There are no predefined races, even the Evotellurics (Which are the most abundant race there, followed by werewolves/wolf-hybrids) have lots of diversity, from the ones with powers that deal with entropy, to powers that... Yeah, deal with the taste of the skin and being addictive. Abilities and skills range from Stock Superpowers to the creative to the batshit insane, with a surprisingly small number of BadAssNormals scattered about (although slowing becoming more prevalent). It is also possible to register a custom race if you want, to share it with the world or to keep it all for yourself.
"Some people have called me crazy, saying I hear the voices of pretty much any creature, natural or magical, in my head. I just laugh them off, deciding not to tell them of the surprise that is coming from the air any moment."Overall Arikarka, known by nearly all as simply Ari, is a wild child, a Wild Mage. With the mindset of herself coming first and everyone else second the redhead can be a strange one to be around. Usually with her best friend Nodi (a giant wolfdog) at her side and some sort of bird, mammal, or reptile always coming up to her for advice or help, hanging around Ari is never boring. From a tropes point of view, Ari is a merge of Firekeeper from the Firekeeper series, and Daine from the Immortals Quartet
Daughter of A Whore - Only living daughter is more like it. Ari was born to her birth mother Vera Dita and has no idea who her father is. In fact Ari's surprise she's alive, seeing as she has no siblings.
Animal Talk - Speaking it, body language-ing it, speaking mind to mind, yea, Ari's got it covered.
Not Good with People - Ari is a mix of first type and second type. Being once a true second type, the time on campus has softened Ari's aversion with dealing with humans, though has a much stronger animal mentality when thinking and dealing with events in life.
Fiery Redhead - Not an extreme redhead, but stir Ari up enough and she will let her opinion known.
Better known by the nickname "Tails," this young delinquent turned businessman has a modest reputation around campus as a member of the Lo L Brigade — the Absurdly Powerful Student Council which isn't actually the student council. However, when he's usually skipping classes, this working young man finds gainful employment in an organization called Alquerque. After all, an independent young teen has his own bills to pay.
Almighty Janitor - He can cook, clean, sing, dance, paint, play instruments, speak multiple languages, perform first aid and has many other practical skills, but among the super-powered campus students, he's just average.
Badass Bookworm - And he doesn't just learn this stuff, he puts the knowledge to practical application.
"Warning: This idiocy does not compute."Casera is a combat android who, due to something Gone Horribly Wrong, had her ship crash onto the planet Earth, stranding her for the time being. She seems to be doing quite well despite that, although her actions may call into question whether sabotage or intentional re-programming are to blame for her dire straits. Currently resides with Michael Stevens, her current handler (person who fixes her up after things go boom). Possible future hilarity almost guaranteed to happen.
The looks lure in the women. The knives keep them there.
"How ya like this, ya freaks?! You're fucking wolf hero has been put down by me! Some alpha, huh?.... Heh heh... He's a little bitch! That's what he is!... And the rest of you better take this as... as an example! Get in my way... And you get shanked!"In short, Casimiro is a psychotic pervert. Based primarily on the idea that psychopaths can't feel empathy and some emotions on a very foundational level, he takes intense pleasure in taking what he wants and generally causing havoc, hopefully at the expense of someone. He's arrogant, violent, lustful, ego-centric, antisocial, and Chad's number one rival on campus.
Axe Crazy - Casimiro is definitely one of these, except with throwing knives and more rape-y. Don't expect to have any kind of non-confrontational, nonviolent interaction with him. Also, don't make any mention of all the "furries" running around on campus.
At Least I Admit It - He takes great pleasure in pointing out the hypocrisies of the good guys and so-called "heroes" around him.
Good Scars, Evil Scars - He used to have a single vertical scar over his right eyes, but after the fight with Chad that resulted in the above quote, he now has three vertical scars that make up most of the right side of his face.
Love Dodecahedron - Despite the inability to actually empathize, and subsequently love, Casimiro finds himself garnering favor with some girls and "falling for" Sybil Serel, which causes even more friction with Chad.
Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids! - Casimiro revels in his cynical view of the world, people, and students trying to heroes; believing that idealists are in denial and will be the first to die once they actually go out into the real world.
"Nobody... touches... my.... ...oyfriend..."Although she's 16, Catherine looks like a hormonally-challenged 12 year old, and carries herself like she knows what she's doing. Calm, mostly independent, and friendly, she hates fighting, and avoids it at all costs... unless you piss her off.Then expect a world of pain. A very big world of pain.
Aura Vision - Essentially, one of her powers, Mana Sight. Though instead of just life, it shows her what magic energy various individuals are using via "auras", if they use anything superhuman; if he/she/it is a normal human/humanoid, a normal animal, or normal object in the environment, it shows up as gray outlined in white.
Berserk Button - Go ahead, make fun of her blindness or her boyfriend. Dooooo iiiiit....
Disability Superpower - Catherine was born with a genetic disease that rendered her completely blind by her third birthday. However, when Evo's Dawn happened, her first power was the gift of Mana Sight, though, it isn't exactly a perfect replacement. Though, in some ways, it's better than what most others have.
Handicapped Badass - To a point, since her handicap has been sorta smoothed over by a certain power.
"...If they want a piece of me, they gonna have to get it... Wanna kill me? I'll fill 'em with hot lead before they can... Wanna fear me? I'll demonstrate humans aren't better... Wanna pity me? I'll show 'em there's nothing to pity..."Against what that quote could lead most to think, Chad is a rather friendly wolf-human hybrid, what that quote does reflect though is just how passionate and fierce he can be, especially when some touchy topics are... touched.
Anything That Moves - With very few limitations in the past, supposedly he's going to be loyal.
Berserk Button - For your own safety... don't EVER mention hunting, or threaten his pack.
Making Love in All the Wrong Places - In the Gym with a Dragon and a whip user girl... And no, it's not a sexed up Clue game. Besides that first threesome, Chad has got it in locker rooms, caves, clubs, and so on.
"Of all the things that one can learn here, ranging from standard-issue Algebra to playing the role of a millenium-old dragon convincingly, being able to predict a young lady's behavior is not one of them."Occasionally referred to as 'that flying kid', even if his flight spell isn't all that powerful. Often seen either in the Bushido Chambers, giving a new student a tour of the campus, or occasionally giving private Magic lessons.
Lovecraft Country - Or 'Western Gensokyo' as Chris would like to call it. Evo's Dawn + Type 2 Eagleland + Chris's hometown (and the weather thereof) prior to joining the Twin Campuses = This, very likely.
"Ho hum. Whatever will a poor defenseless girl like myself ever do without the help of such a strong and handsome man such as yourself?"What's to say about this pink haired pixie? She's got beauty, she's got brains, and she's got one hell of a bust. Needless to say she'll woo the pants off any guy with her disarming appearance and seductive pheromones. Did I mention this little temptress comes with her own fan service transformation?
Big Breast Pride - She literally got into a contest to prove that she had the better breasts, among other qualities and assets.
"There's the easy way and there's the shock-you-until-you-drop way. Your choice."Running away from home, Delilah reaches Azura thinking everything will be all right. Of course that was until the Zombies, and the kidnappings and the explosions, and that part where they entire campus shifted to another plane of existence for a while. Not to mention her recent addiction to a certain boy/virus. Yeah, things will be all right. Sure.
Shock and Awe - Delilah's powers use electricity for all sort of things that probably break science
Static Stun Gun - Her bolt power does just this, stunning anyone hit with it momentarily.
"I don’t like you! You’re going to get sick now. Teehee!"Eury is an adorable fury-human hybrid whose blatant naivety and constant cheerfulness poorly hides her sociopathic tendencies and a horrible past.
Cheerful Child - Eury is always happy...always. Whether she is meeting a new friend or telling strangers about how her father tried to drown her...okay by cheerful, I might have meant Creepy Child.
Love Freak – She’s happy and wants to be friends with everyone…unless she doesn’t like you.
Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant - Whether she’s talking about how she traps small animals so she could play with them (and) or eat them or simply looking at a person with her big black eyes and wide smile and saying these few terrifying words, "I don't like you very much," Eury is constantly providing horror.
Evy is an athletic 14-year-old Evo with a big smile and a bigger heart. Her powers let her vibrate, although she hasn't quite figured out how to best use them yet. She doesn't really know where she's headed in life, but she hopes it'll involve soccer...and Sevens.
"I'm sure they do pick stronger students Bessie and Sparky, in fact let's just forget the whole moral situation about sending a child directly into facing the dangerous unknown!"A cynical freshman jerk. Eighteen years ago Hanzae's family disowned him, sold him to the government and from that point onwards Hanzae has been living a life of a medical specialist under the care of the Sasaki Household. He wanted to enter Azura and Avalon due to lack of privacy in his older life. but immediately regrets his decision doing so.
"I've heard quite a lot of possible causes for it, usually something along the lines of 'extreme epidermal photophobia', but I've always just thought of it as sudden and painful immolation. I once managed to miss a small spot on a window that wasn't blocked off entirely and was woken in the middle of the day when the back of my hand caught fire. That took months to heal, most unpleasant."A cheerful, upbeat vampire. She's coming to the Dual Campus to finish her education, as her original academic career was cut rather short by the London Blitz, and that whole "dying" thing.
Becoming the Mask - Harper forces herself to be outgoing and friendly with people, to help avoid seeing them as food. Over the decades, this has slowly become an integral part of her personality.
It was something neither human or demon. Not only that, but it had an underlying wickedness, like it wore a mask to hide it, but could not quite conceal it all. - a description of Legato's aura as it feels to Tokine.A homunculus created by a Corporation of Alchemist using snakes and one of their own members.
Artificial Human- To be fair, he's more snake than human, but you get the picture.
If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten - Played with. He has eaten both a kitten and a puppy, the canoncy of the former is under debate, but both times he was just hungry. Though, that still doesn't stop anyone from using it as an example of his evilness.
Later parodied when he saved a kitten from a tree.
"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." - Kurt VonnegutOn the inside Leila is just a very sweet, but very scared 16 year old girl with the ability to sense Evos and their powers and be able to temporarily nullify them. what is she so afraid of? The other Evotellurics, or more specifically, their powers. This made her create a new facade. She needed to appear confident, aloof, and a little scary, not that that was hard for the 6'2 female. This version of herself may have had traits that Leila wished she had normally, but it was also meaner, and more violent. Unfortunately, the more she pretends, the more she changes, and not for the better.
Boomerang Bigot - Leila does not hate the Evotellurics, she does however fear them...a lot. This is not lessoned in the slightest by the fact this happens to be one as well.
Huge Schoolgirl - At 6'2 Leila would even be considered tall for a guy, let alone a 16 year old girl.
Oblivious to Love - Leila isn't just oblivious to love, she is oblivious being checked, to flirting, to blatantly being hit on, she's probably oblivious to near harassment. So long as they keep their hands off of her, it all goes over her head.
Power Nullifier - Leila can form a field, where no Evos can use their abilities.
Technical Pacifist - Before a certain involuntary event where he made his first kill, Leo was more of a Thou Shall Not Kill kind of guy, death outside survival games is still not something he's likely to cause at all.
The Gunslinger - Type D, though still not at the level of intercepting bullets mid-flight.
Wallof Weapons - He's an avid firearms collector... And he knows how to use most of them.
Fish out of Water - Raised alone in a huge mansion that is antiquated, moving to the big city is definitely... interesting.
Older Than They Look - Lore is actually 15, but looks like he's 12. Has the mentality of a 12 year old (sometimes) but the intellect of someone who is much older. It's due to a mana induced disease, but still.
Raised by Grandparents - Not completely, as still had a mom, but grandmother dearest definitely was pulling the strings.
"Wake up, Ender. And if you say anything about Oz or not being in Kansas anymore, I'm going to spend the rest of the day glaring at you and pretending I could kick your ass."A snarky, scrawny bookworm who has yet to learn to keep his mouth shut around people capable and willing to beat him up.
"I'm just Old Grim's errand boy, ya see. He gave me a special body and some fancy powers, an' now I do whatever small jobs they tell me to. Sometimes he comes around and has a chat with me." -Memph explaining his job.He's not kidding. Memphis is a ghost, who was "promoted" to serving as the Grim Reaper's apprentice. You'd never know it until he used his powers or told you, though. When he's not doing some odd job for Old Grim, he's socializing, or off on some job as a musician. More occasionally, he takes some covert mission as a mercenary. He also has to eat the life force of others to keep himself undead.
Don't Fear the Reaper - Though he will gladly go after completely innocent and random people for their life force, the process is non-fatal (but extremely painful), and he isn't likely to go after you if he's been speaking to you for more than five seconds. (Unless he just doesn't like you...)
Our Souls Are Different - Apparently, a ghost can be, at any moment, "promoted" by the so-called Grim Reaper. Go figure.
Our Vampires Are Different - Technically, he is not in fact a vampire. But the similarities are obvious. He has fangs... that serve absolutely no purpose. He eats life force... via skin-to-skin contact. He can eat magic as a substitute, and light is only mildly annoying to him. He'sDracula.
"I can't tell you how many times I have people call me either a wolf or a dog. Get it right people, I am a -wolfdog-. Not a wolf. Not a dog. Wolfdog. I am a mix of the best attributes of the European Wolf and German Shepherd, so get it right!"Overall Nodi is a nice enough wolfdog, though he can act arrogant and snobbish at times. Deep down though he is very caring and loyal. Make a friend out of him and you have a friend for life. Don't try to flirt or get in cahoots with his Ari though. There will be problems if anyone tries to woo or otherwise become romantically involved in his human.
Animal Talk – Nodi understands all species of animals,and vice versa. Now if only the silly Two-Legs would learn to listen
Dark and Troubled Past - Or so he believes. Everyone he knew shunned him once they discovered he was an Evotelluric, leading him to a life of crime. Then, the gang he was running with screwed him over, cementing his belief that no one in the world is trustworthy.
”Please don’t eat my kidneys!”Sam is quite easily one of the most paranoid, naïve and insane individuals in school. Incredibly timid, she’s the kind of person you just want to hug and say everything’s okay. She keeps an incredible collection of hats, which act as her security blanket. She is also an incredibly powerful telekinetic…if she didn’t let her neurosis get in the way that is.
Achilles' Heel – Sam is her own weakness. She’s mentally handicapped herself to the point that she only uses a small part of her power’s potential.
Cool Mask – She can’t use her powers unless she’s cosplaying. Seriously.
"Come closer, come closer, said the spider to the fly. The web has yet to weave, but the mind is ready to receive."The new flirt on campus with a arrogant streak a mild wide, a butchered past, and a burdening curse. Oh, and he's hawt.
Blond Guys Are Evil - Sceler would sell your soul to the devil if it served him in some way, shape, or form. Sometimes for no reason.
Really Gets Around - However, he'll sell your body to himself for free. This time for a reason.
The Hedonist - While not explicitly for his own pleasure, he does truly enjoy reveling in it, and it serves him well.
"To be honest, I haven't really thought about what I would do if I were free. I suppose it would be different if I were. Right now, I know everything— well, almost everything that I bother to remember— and I've seen everything directly through the cosmos itself. There isn't much I could think that I'd want to do. But... not being a genie anymore, I guess that would be a different thing in it's own right. All these things I know, I'd just forget. But then again— I'd have forever to learn them all over again and first hand. I bet that would be great."
Benevolent Genie / Jackass Genie - There is a varied distinction between these two as Shireen tends to follow orders in accordance to her creator. This being said she can easily become one or the other based on the wisher, how they wish, and what they are wishing for. Normally, she proves to be the first, but it's hard to actually pinpoint due to the countless tragedies that have come about due to her wishing granting prowess.
Blow You Away - Her Djinni powers give her limited control over Air, Wind, Atmosphere and what have you.
Heavy Sleeper - Genies don't really have much to do with all their free time. Command over the cosmos in a small area can only entertain someone for so long. They take up sleeping right quick— they do it so much it actually becomes something of an Achilles' Heel.
Reality Warper - Genies are the tinkers of the universe, able to make it bend and shape at the whims of their masters. Granted, controlling this power is another thing entirely.
Really 700 Years Old - She was created in biblical times and is somewhere around 2,500 years old— and boy, does she not look it.
Seen It All - With a connection to the cosmos, Shireen literally knew everything if she bothered to remember it, but after being freed and separated from the powers that be she only retained most of her mystical knowledge and now wants to actually SEE it all.
A guy who's just about hit ever alignment a character can have. Though his looks are princely, he hides the heroism and charming qualities beneath a layer of sarcasm.
Battle Aura - When he goes level three, he becomes a super saiyin and he glows like a nightlight.
Berserker Tears - He found his biological mother was alive and totally freaked when Chad shot at her.
Blond Guys Are Evil - While he's good now it's hard to forget the glorious days of his past. You know...when he bullied students, punched prepubescent girls, shot at an ally's head, and killed the warden.
Born Lucky - Zieyad has managed to live and fight/talk his way out of scenarios people should have just perished in. For example he survived a bullet barrage from Chad Wulf.
Burn Baby Burn - While nothing symbolic to Zieyad was burned, he did burn Lucas's book at the Yule Ball
Face Heel Revolving Door - "I think I'll be good today, evil tomorrow, and neutral the day after. Rinse, lather, and repeat". Seriously this guy goes back and forth between good and evil like an indecisive twerp in a toy store.
Flash Step - Moving at speeds of 200MPH, yeah I'd say it's pretty darn close.
People Puppets - Yet again at another school function, Lucas finds himself at Zieyad's mercy when he gets attached to his electric puppet strings.
Royally Screwedup - His biological parents were killed in a car crash caused by his evil androgynous and flamboyant cousin. His future step parents would treat him like he wasn't a human at all as well.
"...too many sticks and dots for my liking, lucky us that don't need any external channeling tool..."
— Zuberi to a fellow student in Evocation class.
Hailing from the desert of Namibia, Zuberi can be stubborn, revengeful, prejudiced and arrogant, or a true sweetheart, pending on how you fare on your first meeting.
Becoming the Mask - Originally sent to kill Nyuu Tanaka, Zuberi soon grows fond of his new position as a student, and after a series of events culminating with his expulsion of the pride, he decides that he's better as a student.
Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl - Just when he thought he'd never have anything good happen, having lost his small job and fallen into poverty, Jacey came into his life and changed everything, needless to say they're dating now.
Cats Are Mean - Played straight at first, though he's slowly growing out of it.
Heel Realization - Thanks to the events of Becoming the Mask, and a few friends made during it, Zuberi realized that hunting other sentient beings wasn't right at all.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold - Much as he can be mean and arrogant, he's also very caring and loving with those that make it close to him.
Panthera Awesome - His whole kind manifests lion features, and in a reference to the Nemean Lion, he has a extremely enduring body.
Proud Warrior Race Guy - Naturally being a race inspired in lions and going extinct, they are a very aggressive race, specially against the Bastet. Zuberi might have forgiven the Bastet, but his spartan-like training hasn't left.
The Atoner - After his Heel Realization, Zuberi has been actively trying to find a way to stop the war going between his kind and the Bastet, going as far as getting into a tournament to win a free wish, even if this could cost him his life.
The Chosen One - He's a white lion, and he's discovered a powerful entity that coexists within his soul... And has had it confirmed, he'll either merge or Hell will break open, perhaps literally.
Troubled, but Cute - Likes leather jackets and bikes, gets in trouble daily, is arrogant and self centered, yet found himself a girlfriend he loves madly.