Anna Enfield is the Jekyll-Child and a relatively normal young woman, if not a little shy. From a very early age she was able to see her Hyde counterpart as an intangible force who could possess her body in moments of stress and weakness. She was raised under the psychiatric care of her cousin, Paul Enfield. After many years of tender care and relative normalacy she discovered that Paul was a Lineage Child and had been able to see Susan the entire time. In retaliation for this Susan murdered their beloved cousin and Anna was committed for the crime after scarring her face. Since the incident she has been docile, submissive and ready to be bossed about by Susan.
- Alternate Self: Susan.
- Despair Event Horizon: Paul's murder. Her first action after it was to attempt suicide.
- Every Scar Has a Story
- Genre Savvy: She picks up on the concept of lineage children and identifies Emile as Javert before the chapter 3 explinations are given.
- Helpless Good Side
- Jekyll & Hyde: The Jekyll half.
- Morality Chain: For Susan.
- My God, What Have I Done?
- Scars Are Forever: Every time she looks in the mirror she will be reminded of Paul's murder.
- Sharing a Body: With Susan.
Susan Enfield is the Hyde-Child and the unlucky one in the body share as she has to seize control in order to interact with the world outside of Lineage Haven. Susan is free from inhibition, is boisterious and rude. She is also very emotional and petty, often acting on pure impulse without stopping to check by her brain first. She is cruel towards Anna and refers to her constantly as "baggage" and is directly responsible for the murder of Paul Enfield.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: It can be successfully argued that she is a Jerkass Woobie by those who saw how much effort she put in to being nice at the end of the chapter 1 flashback. She may just be an angry child who is fiercely afraid of being neglected and will lash out in order to get attention. She may also just be an evil murderer with little empathy or care for other people. But, then again, that all depends on how you read their original book.
- Alternate Self: Anna.
- Badass Boast: "You think you're so goddamn tough?! I've killed two people already, and I think you're gonna be number three!"
- Bullying a Dragon: Her favorite passtime. It doesn't work out for her now that Anna isn't the only person she can bully.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Good Feels Good: She was walking this road until Paul went and got murdered.
- Hannibal Lecture: She likes dishing these out to Anna to remind her that all of the evil she does are just actions Anna herself silently wishes for.
- Jekyll & Hyde: The Hyde half.
- The Lad-ette: A rather shining example.
- Sharing a Body: With Susan.
- Super Strength: Not explicitly stated at this stage but this page has her break out of a straight jacket with 4 straps attached to a bolted down chair to snap a lawyers neck with her bare hands. Some part of that requires more strength than a teenage girl should possess.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Most commonly with Anna, though she does not like playing by anyone elses' rules.
Cousin to Anna/Susan and a Lineage Child. He was the first therapist to make any progress with Anna's condition and he achieved this by treating Susan like a real person. He was somehow involved in the destruction of Lineage Haven US and carried with him a briefcase of extreme importance. In the aftermath he revealed that he was always able to see Susan and had never told her. He was killed in retaliation.
Paul was also Kevin Kolton's older step-brother.
- Cassandra Truth: He tells the girls that the story of Jekyll & Hyde is "as true as Holmes and Watson."
- Death by Origin Story
- Killed Off for Real
- Morality Pet: Susan was only ever nice for Paul.
- Wild Mass Guessing: No one knows who his sire/dam is nor what was originally in the suitcase.
Emile is the Javert-Child. A Romanian child born in France to extreme racism. He is very out-spoken about his views on justice and will not hesitate to attack a teenage woman if she deserves it. He also has a very flexible definition of "deserves it". He was in America when their Lineage Haven was destroyed and encountered the girls on the boat ride back to London. He carries a SIG Sauer and his Sire given abilities make him an excellent marksman. Ironically he is very disparaging towards religion while holding law up to the standards of fanatic belief.
- Big Damn Heroes: When he saves the girls from the London thugs.
- Bilingual Bonus: Emile switches to French on occassion.
- Genre Blindness: Yawns while Canta (through Fredrick) talks about lineage children who suffered Death by Irony thanks to Aesop Amnesia. Word of God states Emile hasn't even bothered to read Les Miserables at all.
- Good Is Not Nice: It is very easy to be kind; the difficulty lies in being just.
- Informed Ability: His character sheet claims he cannot be shot.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: One of the gifts he received from Javert.
- Knight Templar: As with his Sire, Javert.
- Lawful Neutral: As noted on his character sheet
- Lawful Stupid: "Emile is attempting to harden his heart and stoically enforce the law, viewing it as the only reliable moral code." because that ended so well for his Sire.
- Nice Hat
- Not So Above It All: Emile claims that people shouldn't have favorite foods, and should just be glad they have any. Followed by him mumbling that shepherd's pie isn't too bad.
Leif is the Erik-Child and shares his Sire's artistic genius and hideous body deformaties. He does not seem to be very happy with what The Binding has granted him and tends to keep himself distanced from the rest of Lineage Haven. He is often seen hiding behind a book and giving longing stares towards Canta.
- Berserk Button: Getting close to Canta will earn you a death glare
- Don't bring up his Third-Person Person habit either.
- You really don't want to compare him to his sire.
- Blessed with Suck: Artistic genius at the cost of horrible disfigurement.
- Cool Mask: Combined with Stoic Spectacles.
- Crazy Jealous Guy
- Deadpan Snarker: "Leif doubts it."
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Leif's gold eyes certainly stand out in any colored Sire art/merch.
- Leif just wants to be normal: Leif is not very grateful to the binding for Leif's "gifts".
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Susan, Anna, and his own sire after Susan noted his hereditary opera writing.
- Stoic Spectacles
- Third-Person Person: Lampshading this is another one of his Berserk Buttons.
Team Mom of Lineage Haven. As her character sheet details, she is a top-notch chef and the self-proclaimed big sister of anyone who steps in to the haven. She is in charge of chores at the haven and has a large distaste for Riley.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her very first panel in the comic was tackle-hugging Susan.
- Hair Decorations: She mostly uses kitchen utensils to hold up her mountain of hair.
- Meaningful Name: Johanna and Lieutenant Thornhill were both important characters in The String of Pearls.
- The Pen Is Mightier: She effectively used a fountain pen as a weapon against Riley.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her defining visual trait.
- Supreme Chef: Her character sheet lists her as one, though it's not a good idea to ask what she is cooking.
- Team Mom: "If you are in Lineage Haven, she is your big sister. You do not have a choice in this matter."
- Wild Mass Guessing: Many fans are quite certain that her dam is Ms. Lovett.
Doctor SilversmithThe Jeeves-Child and leader of the UK branch of Lineage Haven. She retains her sire's competence and calm demenour and uses it to effectively run the haven.
- The Ace: As per her Sire.
- Girl Friday: Surprisingly averted. Though she is the Jeeves-Child she is the head of the haven, though remains as hyper-competent as the trope requires.
- The Jeeves: As with Girl Friday she has all the skills of The Jeeves with none of the subservience.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: She is very well-spoken.
RileyThe Griffin-Child. Riley is a trickster who enjoys playing a game with his/her fellow Lineage Children. S/he will not allow anyone to know his/her true gender. S/he has been shown to be irresponsible in ignoring chores and not showing up to lectures. Riley is always invisible and enjoys scaring new members of the haven.
- Ambiguous Gender: Riley plays a game on the other Lineage Children by disguising his/her gender.
- Invisible Jerkass
- Invisible Streaker
- The Trickster: We first see him\her trying to scare the girls by pretending to be a ghost.
CantaA mute girl who communicates via sign-language. She first appeared in chapter 4. Leif always has an eye on her.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Her slightly unnerving "Creeping" expression.
- Cute Mute
- Signed Language: How she communicates.
- The Speechless
- Stalker with a Crush: How she is presented "Creeping" on Leif.
JulianAn unknown person who stole the contents of Paul's briefcase during chapter 2. He left a very well-written letter mocking the girls and thanking them for the mysterious contents.
- Wicked Cultured: His letter is written to imply that he will end up being this.
AidenThe youngest member of Lineage Haven UK. Always seen with Dr. Silversmith.
- Friend to All Living Things: Implied with the pigeon sitting on his head here.
- Tag Along Kid
- Wild Mass Guessing: A lot of fans believe his sire is Bertie Wooster.
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